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Christmas Church tour of Budapest

Free cancellation
Duration: up to 2 hours
Language: English, Italian
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

Do this because

Take a guided tour of Saint Stephen's Basilica, the main Catholic church in Budapest

See Saint Anne's Church, built in the Baroque style

Visit the Great Blessed Queen Church on the banks of the River Danube

Embark on a walking tour across the Old Town of Pest

Feel the atmosphere of the traditional Christmas Market

What to expect

Start the tour in front of Saint Stephen's Basilica where you will meet your local guide. Take a guided tour inside the church to see its rich interior covered with gold and decorated with many frescos and sculptures made by the best local artists of the late 19th century. The church is one of Budapest’s highlights, known for its monumental dome and beautiful Neo-Renaissance architecture. See the mysterious relic, the Holy Right, which is the mummified right hand of the first Hungarian king, Saint Stephen, who ruled the country in the 11th century. Saint Stephen is credited with converting much of Hungary to Christianity. In front of the church you can enjoy the atmosphere of the Christmas Market (from November till 1 January), and hear about the rich Hungarian Christmas traditions.

From here, walk to Pest Inner City across Elisabeth Square and Deak Square. See the facade of the main Lutheran Church built in the 19th century. Note the impressive statue of the priest of the church who saved the lives of about 2000 Jewish children during World War II. Make your way through the historic Old Town area and arrive at Saint Anne's Church, the Baroque gem Budapest. This church has been preserved since the 18th Century and features amazing ornaments, a huge organ, stunning altarpieces, a rich wooden pulpit, and various carvings. On the facade of the church, see the marble sculpture of Christ.

Next, make your way to the Danube riverbank. Here you will find the oldest Catholic church of Pest, the Medieval-Gothic Great Blessed Queen Church. This church has hosted many royal weddings throughout the centuries. Once inside the church, discover Roman ruins, former Medieval foundations, colorful fresco fragments from the 14th Century, and amazing Renaissance marble carvings from the early 1500's. Finish the tour in Vaci utca the most famous shopping street of the city.

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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected

Visitors are required to bring and wear masks

Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks

What’s included

Guided tour in English

Entry to the churches

Location

Budapest, Szent István tér 1, 1051 Hungary

Meeting point:

Meet your guide on the steps in front of Saint Stephen's Basilica. The guide will carry a sign with "GUIDED TOUR" written on it.

When

  • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability

Provider

Tourist Angel Smc

Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • COVID safety information: The tour guide will wear a protective mask if required by travellers. Please bring your mask as it is required in inside areas. Social distance will be observed during the tour.
  • This tour is for small private groups of up to 10 people