Parliament Tour Budapest

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Visit the symbol of Budapest. Buy entrance tickets to the Hungarian Parliament and see the most popular part of it. Moreover, you have the possibility to see the Holy Crown Jewels!

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Description

Departures: every day except Mondays at 10.00am

Duration: 4,5 hours

Price:
Adults EU: 44 € | Adults non-EU: 55€
Children under 12 years: 22€ | Children non-EU:28€
Important information
Due to the different admission fees for EU and Non-EU citizens at the Parliament we have different prices for EU and Non-EU citizens. Please make sure to choose the right price. An Interior visit of the parliament is possible only with a passport or ID card. Cancellation for Parliament visit: 10 EUR / person
Service Provider: Cityrama travel Agency

Meeting point: CITYRAMA Office, Budapest, Báthory utca 19, 1054 at 9.45

This Budapest tour can be booked min.48 hours before the tour date.

Services included in the price:

  • Multilingual guide service
  • Bus service
  • Entrance ticket to the Parliament
  • Tour ends in the city center

7 reviews for Parliament Tour Budapest

  1. Andy

    Thank you very much, it was a fascinating tour! The Hungarian Parliament is so wonderful, and your staff was kind and helpful. I’ll recommend You to everyone!

  2. Magdy

    I loved the sightseeing tour after the Parliament, too, but of course, the parliament was the best part of the program. History and art everywhere – this is a real paradise for a girl like me!

  3. Robert

    I’ve been at your sightseeing program, it was great but for me too little about Budapest, so I’ve booked this new one soon. And I have not regretted it! Everyone who visits the city should visit the Hungarian Parliament, too. I don’t think you could have even nicer building… but if do, I’m waiting for further travelling tips!

  4. Heather

    I’d recommend this tour everyone who are interested in history and/or art history. The audioguide is absolutely understandable and it tell useful infos and interesting stories. Let’s try it!

  5. Lindsay

    It’s one of the most wonderful buildings I have ever seen. Its sizes and decoration are both amazing. Although your crown is not as old as the legens says it’s a very cool royal jewel!

  6. Kim Anderson

    Parliament tour includes every important detail to get some knowedge about the Hungarian House of Parliament. As a foreign, this cultural program was so interesting. Thanks for the experience!

  7. Paul

    Top program of my holiday – and I have tried VERY lots of things during this two weeks! Thank you much and I love you all!

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The Hungarian Parliament is the 3rd biggest parliament in the whole World and the most expensive building in Hungary.

Are you looking for a perfect program and panorama in Budapest? Visit the Hungarian Parliament and enjoy the tour which will present you with many interesting symbols of Hungarian culture and history!

What you will see during the tour in the Parliament?

During a one hour long interior visit you get a great overview of the last 1000 years of Hungarian history and you will also see the 1000 years old Hungarian Holy Crown. After the Parliament visit through the Margaret Bridge, we arrive at the most famous center of the Buda side called, the Castle District. During a nice walking tour, we show you the most popular sights as the Matthias Church and the Fishermen’s Bastion.

Next, we drive you to the Gellért Hill (Citadel) and show you the most breathtaking view of Budapest. Then we take you over the Elisabeth Bridge to the Pest side and show you the famous Central Market Hall and the largest Synagogue in Europe, after which we drive to the City Park. Here you can find the Szechenyi spa- Europe’s largest thermal spa, the Budapest Zoo, and the Amusement Park. Here we stop at the Heroes’square, to see the statues of the Hungarian kings.

We then take the Andrássy Avenue to downtown Pest, pass by the Opera House and the St Stephen’s Basilica. The Sightseeing Tour ends in the city-centre.

The Parliament reserves the right to cancel guided tours without notice on special occasions.

SIGHTS:

  • Home of the Holy Hungarian Crown
  • The splendid session room
  • The impressive staircase
  • Great Vaulted Hall
  • Parliament
  • Margaret-Bridge (Margaret-Island)
  • Royal Castle on the Buda side
  • Fishermen’s Bastion (Castle Walk)
  • Matthias Church
  • Gellért Hill (Photo stop)
  • Heroes’ Square
  • Opera

Parliament Tour Budapest

Listing the most wonderful sights of the Hungarian capital city is absolutely not an easy task. Fortunately, several items could be mentioned. Anyway, whatever list would be made, the House of the Hungarian Parliament must be certainly on it! Discover the secrets of this building with us and join the Parlament Tour Budapest!

ABOUT THE HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT

It can be found on the left bank of the River Danube, in District V, and even its sizes are amazing. With its 96 meters high, 268 meters widths, and 17 745 m² floor area, it received the title of the third biggest parliament in the world. The imposing, eclectic building was designed by Imre Steidl at the end of the 19th century. It shows its best view from the River Danube (this aspect can be often seen on postcards, too), but the other sides also deserve your attention. For example, the frontage of Kossuth Square, where you can see some tragic memories of the 20th century: if you are open-eyed enough, you can discover the marks of the former shots from the 2nd World War or the revolution in 1956. Naturally, the building is renovated regularly but these mementos were conserved here intentionally.

During the Parliament Tour Budapest, among others, you’ll visit the chamber(s) and the marvelous Grand Stairway. This is the only part of the building in which any foreign material was used. The illustrious exceptions are eight, Swedish marble columns that guard the 96 stairs. Each of them is 4 tonne! Actually, there are 28 staircases in the building, but the visitors can see the two most wonderful pieces. One of them is the former mentioned Grand Stairway; the other one is the City Side Staircase XVII which is also called ’The Golden Staircase’. As at the age of the building the Hungarian parliament was bicameral, two chambers were made. Their sizes and designs are the exact copies of each other.

Nowadays, delegates use the chamber of the former lower house, while the former Chamber of Peers is a worthy place of conferences and other exclusive events. The Longue of the Chamber of Peers has several values from porcelains made in the Zsolnay Manufacture to the pyrogranite sculptures. The most valuable item is a turquoise-blue carpet which is the greatest hand-knotted carpet in Europe. Naturally, the star turn of the tour is the heart of the building: the 27-meters-high Dome Hall, where the Holy Crow and the other Coronation Insignia (expect the cloak) are guarded. Although the first Hungarian King was not crowned with this piece, this more than 800-years-old royal jewel is one of the oldest crowns in Europe.

To keep its good condition, it receives no natural light and it’s surrounded nitrogen instead of air in its special vitrine. The House of the Hungarian Parliament is the most expensive building in the country. Many valuable materials including half a million gems and 40 kgs of gold were used during the works. The decorations were created by famous artists; for example, you can adore the paintings of Károly Lotz or the colorful glass windows of Miksa Róth.

Further items of the Parliament Tour Budapest

After discovering the Parliament, our guests will taste other sights of the Hungarian capital city, too. In the historical Castel District, we’ll see the Mathias Church, the Fishermen’s Bastion and we’ll also flash a glance to the Buda Castel which was built in the Medium Ages but then it was rebuilt several times. From the Gellért Hill, you can enjoy the most marvelous view of the city.

After passing the Elisabeth Bridge, the brustling Market Hall and the imposing Synagogue in Dohány Street are the next items. Then we’ll stop at the Heros’ Square where you can see the statues of the most famous Hungarian kings and warlords. Finally, we’ll pass the Opera House and the St Stephen Basilica at Andrássy Avenue.

If this magnificent building of Budapest has grabbed your attention, don't hesitate and book a date immediately! The Parliament Tour Budapest is an eternal memory for every visitor.

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