Gresham Palace

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Budapest: Scenic Tuk Tuk Tour

1. Budapest: Scenic Tuk Tuk Tour

Start out in the heart of Budapest and head to the top of Gellért Hill on a 2-hour tuk tuk tour. See the Citadel, the Philosopher's Garden, the Castle Garden Bazaar, the Chain Bridge, the Gresham Palace and lots more. Sit back and enjoy the commentary by your driver/guide as you take in the best of Budapest. If you've already chosen the places you’d like to visit, or want some suggestions, the tuk tuk driver will be happy to accommodate and show you the beauty of Budapest. The tuk tuk is equipped with a tablet for access to PocketGuide, the audio tour app, free of charge. And of course, you can also download it to your phone.

Private Art Nouveau Budapest Tour

2. Private Art Nouveau Budapest Tour

During the tour you will get to see the breathtaking pieces of architecture in a style that started to flourish towards the end of the 1900’s. In merely 20 years numerous masterpieces were constructed according to the various branches of the Secessionist Movement present in Europe. Viennese Secession, Jugendstil, French and Belgian Art Nouveau and finally for the first time, a real “National Style” was also born: the Hungarian Art Nouveau. Among these beautiful edifices you will get the chance to admire Gresham Palace, the Hungarian National Treasury, the Museum of Applied Arts, and much more than you could ever find in a guidebook. A coffee stop with marvelous Art Nouveau scenery is also included in the tour. To start the tour, meet your private guide at a previously arranged place (your hotel, apartment, or any other spot in the city). Since it is a customized tour, the route may vary according to the meeting point, although the best spot to start this tour is the Museum of Applied Arts, the masterpiece of Ödön Lechner who is often referred to as the Hungarian Gaudí. Following a pleasant walk take a short tram ride back to the city center where most of our famous Art Nouveau buildings can be found. After having observed several modern constructions of the style around Váci street, pop into the Gresham Palace to enjoy the luxurious atmosphere of the past and the present. Reaching Liberty Square, you can’t miss taking a coffee break in the House of Hungarian Art Nouveau that has a private collection of the time. Finally, explore the square as all of the buildings are from the same period. Last but not least admire the Hungarian State Treasury and its unforgettable rooftop that is invisible from street level nevertheless you will get close to it.

Budapest: 3-Hour Walking Tour of Pest with a Historian

3. Budapest: 3-Hour Walking Tour of Pest with a Historian

On this amazing 3-hour walking tour, discover the essence of Pest, the Eastern and younger side of Budapest. Learn about the history of Pest, about the different mentality of Pest and Buda residents, and receive an account of how is it to live there today. Your guide is not afraid to answer any question and enter any topic about Budapest and Hungary. Explore the inner city of Budapest and visit various places including the Danube Promenade, the Art Nouveau splendor of Gresham Palace, the historic Academy of Sciences, the cobblestones of Zrínyi street, Saint Stephen's Basilica, Andrássy Street, Hungarian State Opera, and the Millenium Underground. Discover 1000 years of Hungarian history at Hero's Square. Visit St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest's largest church inside (entrance ticket included).

Budapest: Half-Day Private Car Tour

4. Budapest: Half-Day Private Car Tour

You can see the most important sights of Budapest during this 4-hour long tour. This program is recommended for those who have only a short time, want to explore the city later alone, but need an orientation. During such a city tour you can decide what you want to see more thoroughly and where you want to go back to. Sightseeing by car is more comfortable and less tiring and allows more time to spend in all places. The suggested highlights include Heroes' Square, Széchenyi Spa, Vajdahunyad Castle, Andrássy Avenue, State Opera House, St. Stephen's Basilica, Liberty Square, Houses of Parliament, Chain Bridge, National Museum, Synagogue, old historical town with tight streets of the Castle District, Fisherman's Bastion, Matthias Church, and the spectacular view from the Gellért Hill (Citadel).

Budapest: Downtown Budapest Smartphone Audio Guide

5. Budapest: Downtown Budapest Smartphone Audio Guide

Discover Budapest through the main monuments of the city center and also through some Hungarian art, history, and gastronomy... The only thing you need to explore for 1h30? Your smartphone! The voice of a local guide will guide you throughout the visit and the stories will be triggered automatically as you go along. Start your tour whenever you want, alone or with friends, far from tourist groups... During this audio-guided tour of about 1h30, you will start at the banks of the Danube where a tour of the city awaits you. You will discover the Marguerite Bridge, the Chain Bridge and the origin of the birth of the city of Budapest. At your feet, you will notice the presence of many bronze shoes, witnesses of the Second World War, a very sad period for the country. Continue your journey to the front of the Budapest Parliament, a sumptuous 19th century building. Continue to discover the history and many anecdotes about the city through different places and buildings: Kolodko statue, monument of Soviet soldiers, Freedom Square etc. Learn more about Hungarian gastronomy and pass by institutions such as the House of Strudel or Gerbeaud. A short stop at a terrace or a shop, a small craving? Resume the visit when you want, right where you paused. It's impossible to get lost. The guide provides clear audio directions and a map indicates clear directions to follow in real time. And if you take a wrong turn, the integrated geo-localization feature will get you back on track in no time! customize your itinerary as you wish, relax and enjoy a fun and entertaining tour of Castle district, at your own pace. Then enjoy a nice walk along the Danube and finish your stroll in front of the main covered market of the capital.

Budapest’s Art Nouveau: 3-Hour Walk with a Historian

6. Budapest’s Art Nouveau: 3-Hour Walk with a Historian

At the turn of the 20th century, between 1880 and 1914, Art Nouveau was the fashionable, cutting¬-edge aesthetic in architecture and applied arts throughout Europe. See the finest examples of this style in a tour of Budapest’s distinctive and elegant Art Nouveau constructions. The Art Nouveau style became so popular in Budapest that it is impossible to see all the representative buildings in a single day. This 3-hour introductory tour takes you to see some of the highlights in downtown Pest. Admire the 2 most important buildings, the Palace of the Royal Post and Gresham Palace. Fortunately, both buildings allow visitors into the entrance hall, so you can take in the wonderful details on the outside, and also enjoy a peek at the interior as your guide tells you about Art Nouveau design elements. Other stops on this walk include a flower shop with its original interior, a department store, several bank offices, and a small but exquisite Art Nouveau museum and coffee house. Examine a series of ceramics from the renowned Zsolnay factory in Pécs, a town in the south of Hungary. The extensive use of such ceramics on buildings is a characteristic feature of Hungarian Art Nouveau. Another typical Hungarian Art Nouveau feature is the use of Asian motifs and elements. This is in reference to the supposed eastern origins of the Hungarian nation, although you will also hear about the European¬-wide Orientalism that influenced Art Nouveau.

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What people are saying about Gresham Palace

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 102 reviews

Our driver was super friendly and very knowledgeable. He discussed where we wanted to go before setting off, just to make sure we weren’t going somewhere we’d already seen. Arranging pick up/drop off was nice and straightforward as well. We had a fab tuk tuk tour of the city and would highly recommend.

Exploring Budapest by tuktuk is a great alternative to standard sightseeing tours!! Top organization and processing. Very nice communication via get-your-guide. No question remained unanswered. Above all, the contact with the provider in Budapest was excellent! Thanks a lot for this!!

The tour was really great. We saw a lot. The two guides were great and explained everything in an exciting way. We can only recommend it and would be happy to do it again at any time.

Great experience with Stephen. He was very knowledgeable about Hungarian history. I recommend his services. You won't regret it. We had a great time in Budapest.

Very friendly and interesting guide. A very good moment.