Sightseeing Tours

Updated: March 8, 2022

Registration for these tours is closed. For a list of what will be required in terms of test, vaccinations and boosters please check out our Health & Safety page.

Tour Options: 
  1. Architecture tour in Buda and Pest
  2. Walking tour on the Pest side with Parliament visit
  3. Walking tour on the Buda side - Castle District
  4. City of Spas tour - Pamper yourself, relax and rejuvenate
  5. Jewish heritage tour and ruin bars – Budapest VII. district
  6. World War tour – Visit of the House of Terror

Registration: $20 and only available to registered Expo attendees that are travel advisors or non-industry guests
Date: Saturday, March 19, 2022
Time: 12:30pm – 5:00pm
Point of departure: Hotel Marriott  
Point of return: Hotel Marriott (unless noted otherwise)
Mode of transportation: Bus, Tram and walking
Activity level: Please be prepared to walk 1500-3000 feet unless otherwise noted. All of the tours’ activity level is gentle to moderate. 
Minimums: We require a minimum of 15 people to sign up for the tours. If there is a tour with fewer than 15 people, we have to cancel the tour, and will move the participants to a different tour. 
Lunch: All of the city tours listed below start with lunch 


Architecture Tour in Buda and Pest

Discover both sides of Budapest, Buda and Pest, by bus. Enjoy the beautiful views from the Citadella, learn about the Hungarian architecture and the iconic monuments that feature depictions of the Seven Chieftains of the Magyars at Heroes’ square. 

The group will tour the Matthias Church and includes photo stops at Citadella, and the Heroes’ Square. The capital city, Budapest, "Pearl of the Danube" is a city of full surprises and wonder, with its lively center, pretty parks, majestic river, tall church spires and lavish spas. One of the most exciting cities in the world, Budapest is full of secrets, hidden spots to explore, and old favorites to revisit. This is a city where being bored is not an option. 

During the tour you will see the following sites (inside visits not included if not mentioned):
  • Hungarian Parliament
  • Saint Stephen’s Basilica
  • Synagogue 
  • Heroes’ Square
  • Matthias Church
  • Fisherman’s Bastion

Walking Tour on the Pest side with Parliament visit

Discover Pest during this spectecular tour by walking through the most famous sites. Visit the Parliament building inside and enoy a Millennium Underground  and tramway No. 2 ride to experience the vibe of this world-famous capital. 

* This tour requires the most walking.
* Please let ASTA staff know if you require a wheelchair so that we can ensure you have a seamless experience.

During the tour you will see the following sites on the Pest side:
  • Hungarian Parliament (includes inside guided tour)
  • Saint Stephen’s Basilica
  • Liberty Square
  • Heroes Square
  • Széchenyi Thermal Baths (viewing only)

Walking Tour on the Buda side – Castle District

Discover the Buda side of Budapest, which is the older and more hilly side of the capital. The Castle District of Buda is part of the World Heritage since 1987. The Fisherman’s Bastion, a small fortress from the turn of the century, offers a stunning view to Pest. The Matthias Church with its colorful ceramic roof has become one of the symbols of the capital. We will take the funicular up to the Castle District, and enjoy the beautiful views on the Chain Bridge.

During the tour we will visit the following sites:
  • Buda Castle
  • Fisherman’s Bastion
  • Matthias Church (inside visit included)
  • Hungarian National Gallery
  • Church of Mary Magdalene (inside visit included)

City of Spas Tours - Pamper yourself, relax and rejuvenate

Thermal Baths are remarkable in Hungary. There are more than 120 hot springs in Budapest. Discover the top rated baths in Hungary while learning about the traditions and the Turkish heritage. Bathing is an excellent form of relaxation, and can be used to cure diseases.

Located in City Park (Városliget) near the Heroes' Square and Andrássy Avenue. The Széchenyi baths are one of the largest thermal complexes in Europe and the first Pest bath inaugurated in 1913 in neo-Renaissance style.

The baths await you with 15 swimming pools open all year round, 3 large open air and 12 small inside the complex as well as various saunas and massage rooms. Qualified thermal water contains calcium and magnesium bicarbonate, chlorides, sulfates, alkalis and fluoride.

During the tour we will visit Széchenyi Bath, where participants will have the opportunity to pamper themselves in the warm water. A bathing suit is required for these co-ed baths. Slippers and a towel are provided.

Water is recommended against: 
  • Degenerative diseases of the joints
  • Chronic and subacute arthritis 
  • Orthopedic and post-traumatic rehabilitation
    *Bathing suit rentals are available for 30,- €.

Jewish Heritage Tour and Ruin Bars -  Budapest VII. District

Enjoy a walk around Budapest’s Jewish sites, exploring the important and ongoing vibrant history of the Jews in Hungary. Learn about the Dohány street Synagogue, small streets’ old kosher butchers, prayer houses and hidden synagogues. 

In the same district we will discover Budapest’s ruin bars which became emblematic places of Budapest. 

*Please note that touring the inside of the synagogues will be unavailable during this tour.


World War Tour – visiting the House of Terror

Learn about life during and after World War II. Gain an understanding of how people in Hungary lived during the Soviet communism and what day-to-day life was like under the opression of the Soviets. 

The tour will take you to visit the House of Terror museum, as well as the “Shoes of the Danube” monuments.

Located in the heart of the historical city center, on the UNESCO World Heritage Site Andrássy Avenue, The House of Terror is a monument to the memory of those held captive, tortured and killed in this building. The Museum, while presenting the horrors in a tangible way, also intends to make people understand that the sacrifice for freedom was not in vain. Ultimately, the fight against the two cruelest systems of the 20th century ended with the victory of the forces of freedom and independence.

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