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Hungarian Academy of Sciences Tours

Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Built in neo-Renaissance style, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences is the work of Prussian architect Friedrich August Stüler and was completed in 1865, although the society was originally founded back in 1825 at the instigation of the Hungarian politician Count István Széchenyi. Its underlying purpose was to promote the Hungarian language alongside the sciences and arts, and the academy is found in a leafy square named after Széchenyi, who also donated the equivalent of a year’s income towards its building. It overlooks the River Danube and is close to the iconic Chain Bridge and there are panoramic views leading up to Buda’s Castle District. The Secessionist dream that is the Gresham Palace – which is now a grand hotel – is also located in Széchenyi István tér. 

Statues adorning the three-tier façade of the Hungarian Academy represent the main branches of science and the opulent interior has suites of ornate rooms with frescoes by Károly Lotz; the academy also boasts Hungary’s most comprehensive scientific library. The third-floor art collection displays portraits and drawings from the collection of Count Széchenyi, but otherwise the building is not often open to the public.

Practical Info

Széchenyi István tér 9. Art collection open Mon & Fri 11am–4pm. Tram 2 to Széchenyi István tér. 
Address: Széchenyi István tér 9, Budapest 1051, Hungary
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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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Budapest Romantic Private Tuk Tuk Tour

Budapest Romantic Private Tuk Tuk Tour

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Cover more ground and zip around the sights in a motorized Tuk Tuk on this private 2-hour tour of Budapest. Admire the UNESCO-listed monuments of the Danube riverfront and the Buda Castle Quarter, cross over to Margaret island, and explore neighborhoods like the Tabán and Gellért Hill.
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Budapest Sightseeing Tour by Land and Water

Budapest Sightseeing Tour by Land and Water

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See the best of Budapest by land and by water on a floating bus tour. Begin on the capital city’s streets, snapping photos of top attractions as you drive past St. Stephen’s Basilica, Buda Castle, and the Grand Synagogue. Then take a splash into the Danube, as your amphibious coach continues the tour along the river, passing landmarks such as Parliament, Chain Bridge and more.
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Private Tuk Tuk Tour with Wine Sampling and Cheese Platter in Budapest

Private Tuk Tuk Tour with Wine Sampling and Cheese Platter in Budapest

Take a personalized Tuk Tuk tour and explore every hidden corner of Budapest. Meet your driver-guide at your hotel or the city center, choose the most attractive sights for you and immerse in the charming atmosphere of Budapest. You will stroll through small alleys, famous castles, and squares; cross the woods and flower of Margaret Island and see real medieval ruins. You will stop along the Danube riverbanks to capture the picturesque sunset and finish your aesthetic tour with Hungarian wine and cheese. • Create your unique tour around Budapest under the guidance of a local driver-guide • Take photos of the spectacular scenery opening from Margaret Island and the Danube riverbanks • Enjoy the taste of domestic wines and cheese platter • Choose suitable pickup and drop-off spots • Optional departure times and locations available
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Budapest Walking Tour with Your Private Guide: 10+ Highlights

Budapest Walking Tour with Your Private Guide: 10+ Highlights

Budapest has a lot to offer, but what are the main attractions you can see within' an afternoon? A private guide can show you more, explain you better and make your adventure more interesting than a book. Moreover you will always have someone who knows the best photo points. ;)
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Budapest Tourist Scavenger Hunt

Budapest Tourist Scavenger Hunt

It takes 2-3 hours to complete, do it whenever you wish - you select your own date and start time, no scheduling or reservation needed. 20+ challenges, games and enigmas to solve as you walk through this historic neighborhood.
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Private sightseeing ride in Budapest

Private sightseeing ride in Budapest

Either you have only a limited time to spare or you just want to get a good feel of Budapest this tour is for you. We will hit most of the famous places and landmarks in about an hour. Once have seen what the city has to offer, you can decide which parts to explore further. It's almost like a hop-on/hop-off tour except you won't get stuck in traffic for hours; and the city's vibe is so much easier to catch while riding a comfortable touring motorbike. Live streaming your sightseeing adventure on social media have never been easier by connecting to the on-board hotspot wifi.
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Budapest Grand Walk

Budapest Grand Walk

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Get under the skin of Budapest on a 4-hour small-group walking tour. Hear about Budapest’s history and culture, and admire highlights including Heroes Square, the Parliament, and St. Stephen’s Basilica, plus lesser-known sights. Explore the Jewish Quarter, see bridges connecting the Pest and Buda districts, view the Shoes on the Danube Memorial, and admire Pest’s grand boulevards. If you wish, opt for a larger group tour or upgrade to a private tour.
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Budapest Small-Group City Sightseeing Tour

Budapest Small-Group City Sightseeing Tour

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Explore the best of Budapest on this comprehensive small-group sightseeing tour. Save hours researching the city’s highlights, and instead have a guide to take you on a walking tour of top sights. You’ll see St. Stephen’s Basilica, the Danube river, the Hungarian Academy of Science, and the Jewish Quarter. It’s a great way to get your bearings of the city, and also hear stories about the city’s history.
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