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Citadella Tours and Activities

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Citadella
Rising 140 meters on the west side of the Danube, Gellért Hill is crowned with the fortified hulk of Citadella, which provides one of the best viewpoints in Budapest. From the ramparts there are far-reaching panoramas north to Buda Castle, and down the river to Széchenyi Chain Bridge, St Stephen’s Basilica and the Parliament House. Constructed by occupying Austrian forces in the 1840s, the citadel was loathed by the Hungarians, who tore down its fortified gates when the Austrians eventually left the city in 1897. Its 60 canon placements still remain, as do the six-meter ‘U’-shaped walls of the fort.

During World War II an air raid shelter was built in the Citadella, and this now houses a small museum about the war. In 1956, Soviet troops suppressed the Hungarian rebellion against Communism by firing heavy artillery from the fortress and Russian artillery is still scattered around the complex. Today the fortress encompasses an open-air history exhibition and is one of Budapest’s best free visitor attractions; a mini-village of bars, souvenir stores and restaurants has grown up around it, while the military barracks have been converted into a hotel. 

Other sights on UNESCO-listed Gellért Hill include the vast steel Statue of Liberty, built by the Russians in Socialist-Realist style to celebrate victory over the Nazis in the late 1940s. When the Communists finally departed Budapest in 1989, city fathers elected for the statue to remain as a symbol of the Hungary’s troubled past. Halfway up the slope, the underground Cave Church (Sziklatemplom) was built by monks in the 1920s and was requisitioned as a hospital in World War II. It opened again in 1992 after the fall of Communism. Tucked in at the foot of the hill are the famous Gellért spa baths, Secessionist in design and dating from 1918, although a spa has existed on this spot since the mid-17th century. 

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The site is located a 15-minute, way-marked walk up from Gellért Tér on the Danube; you will see views of Budapest unroll as you climb. Otherwise, take bus no. 27 right up to the Citadella from Moricz Zsigmond Tér. Admission is free.
Address: Budapest, Central Hungary, Hungary
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Budapest By Night & Hungarian Dance Performance with Dinner&Wine

Budapest By Night & Hungarian Dance Performance with Dinner&Wine

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Enjoy a traditional Hungarian evening of song, dance, food, and wine at this folklore dinner-show in Budapest. After hotel pickup, travel to an old-style restaurant in the city and savor a 3-course dinner of classic Hungarian dishes served with wine. Then, watch a folklore show of national dance, song, and live music before admiring panoramic views of the city lights from Gellert Hill and a return transfer to your hotel or Danube river port.
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  • 4 hours
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$81.16
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Big Bus Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Big Bus Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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This Big Bus hop-on hop-off tour of Budapest is one of the easiest ways to get around the city while you’re traveling. Book your night tour, 1-, 2-, or 3-day ticket and explore at your own pace. The route stops at many key areas of Budapest, including Heroes’ Square, the Hungarian Parliament Building, St. Stephen’s Basilica, and the Hungarian State Opera House. The bus offers free onboard Wi-Fi and recorded commentary about Budapest's sights in several languages.
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  • 1 hour 40 minutes
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Budapest Evening Sightseeing Cruise

Budapest Evening Sightseeing Cruise

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Cruise the Danube River in the evening on a sightseeing cruise through Budapest. With a beverage in hand, take in the famous sights of Budapest along the banks of the river, deemed a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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  • 1 hour
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$11.07
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Budapest Tuk Tuk City Tour

Budapest Tuk Tuk City Tour

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Hop into a soft-top tuk-tuk with a driver-guide and explore Budapest by three wheels on this shared tour. Most commonly found in Asia, tuk-tuks are perfect for navigating Budapest’s streets and discovering hidden places inaccessible to bigger vehicles. Breeze by the landmarks, stop for photos, and absorb the atmosphere on a flexible itinerary. Downtown pickup and drop-off included, with a choice of multiple departure times.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Full day private Budapest tour by car/ minivan

Full day private Budapest tour by car/ minivan

You can see the most important sights also of the Pest and the Buda side during this 8 hour long tour. This time is enough to explore the city more deeply and get a lot of information about Hungarian history, culture, arts, politics, gastronomy, people - and about anything what you want. Sightseeing by car is more comfortable and less tiring - and allows more time to spend in all places. If you are more in number than 3, I can arrange a minivan or a bus.
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  • 8 hours
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City Sightseeing Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Boat Ride

City Sightseeing Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Boat Ride

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Discover Budapest’s most beloved attractions on a hop-on hop-off bus tour, valid for 24, 48, or 72 hours from the first time of use. Find a seat inside or amid the fresh air of the upper deck, and pass landmarks like the Parliament building, the UNESCO-listed Royal Palace, and the Hungarian State Opera House, hopping on and off whenever you like. For a more comprehensive experience, upgrade your ticket to include a cruise and a night tour.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes to 2 hours 20 minutes
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$33.20
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Private City Tour in Budapest with the interior visit of the Parliament -5 hours

Private City Tour in Budapest with the interior visit of the Parliament -5 hours

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Explore the highlights of Budapest during a private half-day tour that includes a guided tour of the monumental Hungarian Parliament Building. See landmarks in the Castle Quarter and Gellért Hill (Citadel), and check out Matthias Church, the Central Market in Pest, the City Park, and the largest synagogue in Europe: Dohány Street Synagogue. View St. Stephen’s Basilica and Heroes' Square before visiting the Hungarian Parliament Building.
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  • 5 hours
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$183.79
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Private City Tour in Budapest 4 hours

Private City Tour in Budapest 4 hours

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Discover the sights of Budapest on this private half-day city tour with a guide. Highlights include Heroes' Square, one of the city’s major squares; the Citadel; Buda Castle (admission included); and more. Also see the Hungarian Parliament Building in Kossuth Lajos Square. Be sure to provide contact information in case the driver needs to locate you.
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  • 4 hours
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$156.22
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2.5-Hour Budapest Highlights Guided Segway Tour

2.5-Hour Budapest Highlights Guided Segway Tour

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Round up Budapest’s sights with ease and learn to ride a Segway personal transporter on a private city Segway tour. Choose a departure time to fit your schedule and cruise around Buda and Pest’s landmarks without the inconvenience of walking, catching buses, or jostling with others in a large tour group. Ideal for travelers seeking a quick and fun overview of the city, the tour includes training, equipment, and photos.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$72.55
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4 hours long private minivan tour in Budapest

4 hours long private minivan tour in Budapest

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Explore the capital of Hungary on a 4-hour private minivan tour through the city. Visit Budapest’s main highlights such as the Parliament Building, the Buda Castle district, Fisherman’s Bastion, the State Opera House and much more. Listen to informative commentary from your private tour guide about the history and culture of Budapest and Hungary as you explore the Buda and Pest sides.
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  • 4 hours
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Private City Tour in Budapest 6 hours

Private City Tour in Budapest 6 hours

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Explore Budapest with your own private guide on a full-day tour that covers the highlights in a short time. Take in landmarks including Heroes' Square, the City Park, Vajdahunyad Castle, Széchenyi Thermal Bath, and the Budapest Zoo. Walk around Buda’s Castle District, get sweeping views from Gellért Hill, stop into Central Market Hall, and see the Jewish Quarter and Dohány Street Synagogue, the largest synagogue in Europe.
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  • 6 hours
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$200.50
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Private Segway Tour in Gellert Hill with a GoPro Camera

Private Segway Tour in Gellert Hill with a GoPro Camera

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Would you like to enjoy the city almost from bird’s eye view? Tired of walking and don’t know how reach the highest point in Budapest? Sunset-sunrise lover? This segway tour provides a perfect mixture of adrenaline and stunning views! Starting from Pests downtown we will take you up Gellert hill and back, almost in no time. On our way to the hill we will cross Elisabeth Bridge with great view on Gellert waterfall and statue. On the half way up we will make a stop at the Garden of Philosophy, to take a break from rush and noise of the city. And of course the pearl of this tour, breathtaking panoramas of both Buda and Pest sides form the top of Gellert hill.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Budapest: Night Cruise on the Danube with Guaranteed Seats

Budapest: Night Cruise on the Danube with Guaranteed Seats

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Budapest dazzles at night, so get a romantic new perspective on the Hungarian capital with this popular evening cruise. Glide down the Danube River past illuminated landmarks like the impressive Parliament Building, sparkling bridges, lively Pest promenade, and Buda Castle. Kick off the festive, hour-long voyage with a welcome drink of sparkling wine, and learn about passing sights through recorded English commentary.
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  • 55 minutes
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Budapest Solo Tour - Discover the city on a TukTuk with you private guide

Budapest Solo Tour - Discover the city on a TukTuk with you private guide

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Spend two to three hours getting to know Budapest on a private Tuk-Tuk tour around Budapest.  Your driver will collect you from any central location before setting off to see the sights. Pause the ride at any point to snap a photo of attractions including the Chain Bridge and Buda Castle.  Feel free to request a special route, so you can see specific places that interest you.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Citadella and Gellert Hill Segway Tour

Citadella and Gellert Hill Segway Tour

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Offering the best view in town, Gellert Hill is the ideal location for photographing the Hungarian capital. But the tiring hike to get there can be time consuming and difficult for many people. Make your journey to the top easy and enjoyable on a 90-minute Segway tour. The scenic route also takes you past some of the city's most popular landmarks, including Elisabeth Bridge, Philosophy Gardens, and the Liberty Statue.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Budapest Private Tuk Tuk Half-Day Tour

Budapest Private Tuk Tuk Half-Day Tour

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Add a fun twist to your sightseeing tour in Budapest and see the sights aboard a motorized tuk-tuk. Glide around the Buda Castle District; hop off to take photos of Heroes’ Square, Matthias Church, and the Garden of Philosophy; and see the Chain Bridge, St. Stephen's Basilica, and the Hungarian Parliament building.
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  • 4 hours
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$148.71
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All-Day (7 hours) PRIVATE City Tour of Budapest With Lunch And Cruise

All-Day (7 hours) PRIVATE City Tour of Budapest With Lunch And Cruise

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Discover the best of Budapest with this full-day private tour. Spend the first part of the day exploring the city by private transport and visiting sites such as City Park, St. Stephen’s Basilica,  Parliament, and the Castle area. After hours of exploring, enjoy a 3-course meal at a local restaurant before hopping aboard a 2-hour cruise along the Danube with a stop at Margaret Island.
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  • 7 hours
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$108.61
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New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise in Budapest

New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise in Budapest

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Ring in the new year right on a casual Danube cruise. Enjoy unlimited beer, house wine, and soft drinks, plus a glass of Champagne when the clock strikes midnight. This New Year's Eve river cruise also includes a buffet of hot and cold appetizers. Along the way, you’ll see the iconic sights of Budapest illuminated at night.
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  • 3 hours
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Budapest Private Tuk Tuk Tour with Wine Tasting and Cheese Platter

Budapest Private Tuk Tuk Tour with Wine Tasting and Cheese Platter

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Discover Budapest the way you wish on a private chauffeured tuk tuk. Board a cabriolet Piaggio tuk tuk with a driver and agree a customized itinerary. Then, relax as you fly by famous sights and explore hidden corners, learning about their history on route. Cross Margaret Island, stop for photos, and finish with a wine and cheese tasting at a wine bar. Hotel or central pickup and drop-off, and choice of departure times included.
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  • 2 hours
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$97.15
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All-Day (7 hours) PRIVATE City Tour of Budapest With Lunch And Cruise

All-Day (7 hours) PRIVATE City Tour of Budapest With Lunch And Cruise

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Maximize your time in Budapest on a comprehensive semi-private day tour. The day includes hotel pickup and drop-off, enabling you to focus on the sights rather than organizing your own transportation. The comfortable bus tour of the main attractions, such as the Castle District and City Park, is followed by a traditional three-course lunch. Once you’ve eaten your fill, see the city from the best possible vantage point on a two-hour cruise along the Danube with your guide.
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  • 8 hours
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$227.49
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8 days European Highlights PRIVATE TOUR from Budapest including Budapest Vienna Prague and Bratislava

8 days European Highlights PRIVATE TOUR from Budapest including Budapest Vienna Prague and Bratislava

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Discover the best of Eastern Europe on this private 8-day tour through Budapest, Vienna, Prague, and Bratislava. Visit each city’s highlights including traditional thermal baths and Gothic Parliament of Budapest, the Charles Bridge and Old Town of Prague, Schonbrun and Hofburg Palaces in Vienna, and much more and learn about the fascinating history from your private guide. Enjoy daily breakfast and 3- and 4-star accommodation in each city.
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  • 8 days
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$1,837.85
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Budapest TukTuk Private Tour with Goulash Soup in the Downtown

Budapest TukTuk Private Tour with Goulash Soup in the Downtown

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Budapest’s sights are spread over several districts, so seeing them can be tough on your feet. With this private tuk tuk tour, set your own itinerary with tips from your personal driver-guide, and then sit back and take in the sights and city's atmosphere from a soft-top 3-wheeler. Lastly, cap your explorations with goulash soup. A choice of departure times throughout the day and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$103.52
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Private Budapest sightseeing tour including Etyek Wine tour with lunch

Private Budapest sightseeing tour including Etyek Wine tour with lunch

Foodies, sommelier, and travelers alike will love a full-day private tour of Budapest with a wine tasting in Etyek.  With private transportation starting from your hotel, you're able to comfortably experience more of Hungary. Spend three hours exploring the city’s top attractions with your guide before heading to Etyek, where you’ll sample 10 different wines at two wine cellars.  Finally, enjoy a homemade Hungarian lunch before returning to your hotel.
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  • 7 hours
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$272.86
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Private Budapest Sightseeing Tour: Royal Castle, Heroes Square, Chain Bridge

Private Budapest Sightseeing Tour: Royal Castle, Heroes Square, Chain Bridge

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Discover the UNESCO-listed landmarks and royal palaces of Budapest on this private 3-hour sightseeing tour. Accompanied by a private guide, check off attractions such as the Royal Castle, Heroes Square, the Chain Bridge, and St. Stephen Basilica; stroll around City Park; and browse the stalls at the Great Central Market Hall. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 3 hours
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$217.21
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3-Hour All you can Segway Guided Segway Tour

3-Hour All you can Segway Guided Segway Tour

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There's no need to settle for the typical, drab sightseeing bus tour with this exhilarating Segway experience, in the heart of Budapest. Weave your way through Budapest's most famous city streets, and follow your guide to top attractions like the Citadel, Buda Castle, and stately Hungarian Parliament Building. As you go, enjoy the wind in your hair, and fantastic views across the Danube River, on this thrilling alternative to the average tour.
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  • 3 hours
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$100.26
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Citadella can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 69 Citadella tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Citadella 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Citadella costs USD 81.16. Guided Citadella tours start around USD 81.16 per person. See all 69 Citadella tickets and tours on Viator.
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