Zagreb - Budapest

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Some will say that Budapest is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. And it will probably be right as this city radiates special energy. The beautiful Hungarian metropolis is full of culture and beautiful landscapes. With all this, it is also irresistible with excellent food and affordable prices. Budapest offers a sense of security and warm indulgence, so not only is it very high on the list of most desirable tourist destinations...
Some will say that Budapest is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. And it will probably be right as this city radiates special energy. The beautiful Hungarian metropolis is full of culture and beautiful landscapes. With all this, it is also irresistible with excellent food and affordable prices. Budapest offers a sense of security and warm indulgence, so not only is it very high on the list of most desirable tourist destinations, it is also one of the most desirable cities to live in. The pleasant climate, the Danube that flows through the city and carries with it a relaxing power and powerful dignity, is a trump card that is difficult to remain indifferent to. Budapest has also become a center for the education of students from all over the world, which has breathed new enthusiasm and enthusiasm. Different cultures, different languages ​​and different dreams came together in a place that connects East and West. A place worth exploring or visiting.
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Stop At: Buda Castle, Budapest, Szent György tér 2, 1014 Hungary

Budim Castle, Budim or City [1] (Hungarian: Budai Var, Turkish: Budin Kalesi, Slovak: Budínsky hrad) is a court complex of Hungarian kings in Budapest, the first parts of which date from 1265. In the past it was also known as the Royal Palace (Hungarian: Királyi Palace) and the Royal Castle (Királyi Vár). It is located on the southern tip of Dvorsko Brdo and is surrounded by a part of the city known as the Várnegyed District which is known for its residential and public dating buildings from the Middle Ages, Baroque and the 19th century. Through its funicular and then Szécheny Suspension Bridge, the castle is connected to Adam Clark Square on the other side of the Danube. offers views across the Danube to the historic center of Budapest.

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Stop At: Buda Castle, Budapest, Szent György tér 2, 1014 Hungary

Budim Castle, Budim or City [1] (Hungarian: Budai Var, Turkish: Budin Kalesi, Slovak: Budínsky hrad) is a court complex of Hungarian kings in Budapest, the first parts of which date from 1265. In the past it was also known as the Royal Palace (Hungarian: Királyi Palace) and the Royal Castle (Királyi Vár). It is located on the southern tip of Dvorsko Brdo and is surrounded by a part of the city known as the Várnegyed District which is known for its residential and public dating buildings from the Middle Ages, Baroque and the 19th century. Through its funicular and then Szécheny Suspension Bridge, the castle is connected to Adam Clark Square on the other side of the Danube. offers views across the Danube to the historic center of Budapest.

The Budapest Castle with its surroundings, the Danube Shore, Andrássy út Avenue with Heroes Square (Hősök tere) and the Millennium Underground Railway (the oldest in Europe) are UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Budapest.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hungarian Parliament Building, Kossuth Ter 1-3, Budapest 1055 Hungary

The Parliament Building is built in the Gothic Revival style; it has a symmetrical façade and a central dome. The dome is Renaissance Revival architecture.[9] Also from inside the parliament is symmetrical and thus has two absolutely identical parliament halls of which one is used for politics, the other for guided tours. It is 268 m (879 ft) long and 123 m (404 ft) wide. Its interior includes 10 courtyards, 13 passenger and freight elevators, 27 gates, 29 staircases and 691 rooms (which includes more than 200 offices). With its height of 96 m (315 ft), it is one of the two tallest buildings in Budapest, along with Saint Stephen's Basilica. The number 96 refers to the nation's millennium, 1896, and the conquest of the later Kingdom of Hungary in 896.

The main façade overlooks the River Danube, but the official main entrance is from the square on the east side of the building. Inside and outside, there are altogether 242 sculptures on the walls.

The façade displays statues of Hungarian rulers, Transylvanian leaders and famous military figures. The coats of arms of kings and dukes are depicted over the windows. The eastern staircase is flanked by two lions.

When entering the Parliament, visitors can walk up great ornamental stairs, see frescoes on the ceiling and pass by the bust of the architect, Imre Steindl, in a wall niche. Other statues include those of Árpád, Stephen I and John Hunyadi.

One of the famous parts of the building is the hexadecagonal (sixteen-sided) central hall, with huge chambers adjoining it: the Lower House and the Upper House. The modern National Assembly is unicameral and meets in the Lower House, while the Upper House is used as a conference and meeting room. The Holy Crown of Hungary, which is also depicted in the coat of arms of Hungary, has been displayed in the central hall since 2000.

Further features include the stained glass and glass mosaics by Miksa Róth.

Due to its extensive surface and its detailed handiwork, the building is almost always under renovation.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Heroes' Square, Andrassy Avenue Next to City Park in the VI. District, Budapest 1062 Hungary

Hősök tere is surrounded by two important buildings, Museum of Fine Arts on the left and Palace of Art (or more accurately Hall of Art) on the right. On the other side it faces Andrássy Avenue which has two buildings looking at the square – one is residential and the other one is the embassy of Serbia (former Yugoslavian embassy where Imre Nagy secured sanctuary in 1956).

The central feature of Heroes' Square, as well as a landmark of Budapest, is the Millennium Memorial (Hungarian: Millenáriumi Emlékmű, also translated Millennium Monument or Millennial Monument). Construction began in 1896 to commemorate the thousandth anniversary of the Hungarian conquest of the Carpathian Basin and the foundation of the Hungarian state in 1896, and was part of a much larger construction project which also included the expansion and refurbishing of Andrássy Avenue and the construction of the first metro line in Budapest (Hungarian: Földalatti). Construction was mostly completed in 1900, which was when the square received its name. The four allegoric sculptures were added in 1906, the monument as a whole basically looked like it does today (except for the kings' statues), complete with the surrounding museums on either side, and it was inaugurated still in the same year, 1906.

When the monument was originally constructed, Hungary was a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and thus the last five spaces for statues on the left of the colonnade were reserved for members of the ruling Habsburg dynasty. From left to right these were Ferdinand I (relief: Defense of the Castle at Eger); Leopold I (relief: Eugene of Savoy defeats the Turks at Zenta), Charles III, Maria Theresa (relief: The Hungarian Diet votes support "vitam et sanguinem") and Franz Joseph (relief: Franz Joseph crowned by Gyula Andrássy). The monument was damaged in World War II and when it was rebuilt the Habsburgs were replaced by the current figures.

On 16 June 1989 a crowd of 250,000 gathered at the square for the historic reburial of Imre Nagy, who had been executed in June 1958.

There are also three other squares in Budapest entitled Hősök tere, in Soroksár, Békásmegyer and Rákosliget.

A lesser known fact even for Hungarians that the Memorial Stone of Heroes (Hősök emlékköve) is not a tomb and is erroneously referred as the "Tomb of the Unknown Soldier". Hungary has no Tomb of Unknown Soldier like most European countries, neither any memorial to the unknown fallen of wars. No human remnants interred here, there is only an artesian well under the tombstone-like memorial. The Memorial Stone of Heroes was originally erected in 1929 as a tribute to those who died for defending Hungary's 1000 years old borders. It was removed in 1951 as its message was politically unacceptable for the Communist regime. The current one has been built at the same spot in 1956. The memorial is surrounded by a fence and it's off limits for Hungarian citizens. The Ministry of Defence only opens the gate for foreign dignitaries and official state ceremonies.

Behind the cenotaph but within the decorative chain is a flat bronze plate which marks the site of an artesian well whose drilling was completed in 1878 by Vilmos Zsigmondy. This well provides water for the Széchenyi Baths behind the monument and the Dagály Baths in the Népfürdő utca. The well reached a depth of 971 meters and produces 831 liters of hot water per minute at 74 degrees Celsius

The Heroes' Square monument has a 90% duplicate in Shanghai Global Paradise, Shanghai. Since its opening in 1996, it has been mostly degraded and most statues removed.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Szechenyi Chain Bridge, Budapest 1051 Hungary

The bridge was designed by the English engineer William Tierney Clark in 1839, following an initiative by Count István Széchenyi, with construction supervised locally by Scottish engineer Adam Clark (no relation). It is a larger-scale version of Tierney Clark's earlier Marlow Bridge, across the River Thames in Marlow, England, and was designed in sections and shipped from the United Kingdom to Hungary for final construction.

It was funded to a considerable extent by the Greek merchant Georgios Sinas[4][5][6] who had financial and land interests in the city and whose name is inscribed on the base of the south western foundation of the bridge on the Buda side.

The bridge opened in 1849, after the Hungarian Revolution of 1848, becoming the first permanent bridge in the Hungarian capital. At the time, its centre span of 202 metres (663 ft) was one of the largest in the world. The lions at each of the abutments were carved in stone by the sculptor János Marschalkó [hu] and installed in 1852.[7] They are similar in design to the bronze lions of Trafalgar Square (commissioned 1858, installed 1867).[8] The bridge was given its current name in 1898.

The bridge's cast-iron structure was updated and strengthened in 1914. In World War II, the bridge was blown up on 18 January 1945 by the retreating Germans during the Siege of Budapest, with only the towers remaining. It was rebuilt, and reopened in 1949.[8]

The inscription on each side of the bridge is to "Clark Adam", the bridge builder's name in the local Eastern name order. A plaque on the Pest side of the river reads "To commemorate the only two surviving bridges designed by William Tierney Clark: The Széchenyi Chain Bridge over the Danube at Budapest and the suspension bridge over the Thames at Marlow, England."

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Central Market Hall, Vamhaz korut, 1-3, Budapest 1093 Hungary

The Great Market Hall or Central Market Hall (Hungarian "Nagyvásárcsarnok") is the largest and oldest indoor market in Budapest, Hungary. The idea of building such a large market hall arose from the first mayor of Budapest, Károly Kamermayer, and it was his largest investment. He retired in 1896 and participated in the opening ceremony on February 15, 1897.

It is located at the end of the famous pedestrian shopping street Váci utca and on the Pest side of the Liberty bridge at Fővám square.

History

It had already been suggested in the 1860s that the food supply to the capital city should be improved by the construction of market halls. One of the main objectives set by preliminary plans was that only food which had been inspected should be sold. Not only had the establishment of the retail network to be organised, but they also wished to regulate the sale of wholesale goods.

Because of continuous deterioration in food supply conditions, a plan encompassing the whole capital was worked out in 1879. General assembly resolution No. 852 of 30 December provided for the establishment of a Food Committee.

The committee formed to prepare for the establishment of market halls drew up a proposal in 1883. They considered the most favourable position for the Central Market Hall to be Fovám Square, on the site of the Salt depot.

On 28 October 1885, the subject of the market hall once again arose in the capital. The Committee for Economics and Food discussed and accepted the initiative of committee member Lajos Nyíri. They were of the decided opinion that the Central Market Hall must be built in the 9 th district, on the plot of land lying between the Vámház Blvd, and Pipa, Csillag and Sóház (meaning: salt depot) Streets. At that time, the plot was the property of the state treasury. According to an initial agreement, "the royal government relinquishes the plot for the sake of the capital".

Materialisation of plans for a market hall had been dragging on for several years at that time, and essentially no progress had been made. Conditions further deteriorated due to the disorganised state of food supply for the capital and the rapid increase in the population. In 1890 events connected with the establishment of the market halls increased in pace. To an increasing extent, the public became aware of the necessity for a market hall.

After a general assembly resolution in 1891 which appeared to be final, the Prime Minister Kálmán Tisza, or rather the Justice Minister Teofil Fabiny, relinquished the site to the capital in exchange for a site on Alkotmány Street.

The building was designed and built by Samu Pecz in 1897. The market offers a large variety of stalls on three floors. The entrance gate has a neogothic touch.[1] A distinctive architectural feature is the roof which was restored to have colorful Zsolnay tiling from Pécs. The size of the building is 10,000 square meters and is covered by steel structure. During the World War II the market was significantly damaged and remained in deteriorating condition. It wasn't until 1991 that a thorough renovation was undertaken to bring it back to its original splendor. The building re-opened in 1997 to much acclaim and was awarded with FIABCI Prix d’Excellence in 1999.[2] The Central Market Hall continues to be one of the most popular tourist attractions of the city.

Most of the stalls on the ground floor offer produce, meats, pastries, candies, spices, and spirits. Many of them have items that are popular with tourists such as paprika spices, Tokaji wine, Túró Rudi, kolbász sausage and salami can be found there. The second mezzanine floor has eateries and tourist souvenirs. The basement contains fish mongers, picked vegetables stalls and a few specialized butcher shops.

The market opens Monday through Saturday at 6am, but closes Monday at 5pm, Tuesday through Friday at 6pm, and at 3pm on Saturday.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Citadella setany 1 Gellerthegy, Budapest 1118 Hungary

The Citadella is the fortification located upon the top of Gellért Hill in Budapest, Hungary. Citadella is the Hungarian word for citadel, a kind of fortress. The word is exclusively used by other languages to refer to the Gellért Hill citadel which occupies a place which held strategic importance in Budapest's military history.

Duration: 1 hour

Important Details

Included
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Private transportation
  • WiFi on board
  • Stroller accessible
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Infant seats available
Not Included
  • Entry/Admission - Central Market Hall
  • Entry/Admission - Citadel
  • Entry/Admission - Hungarian Parliament Building
  • Entry/Admission - Buda Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Szechenyi Chain Bridge
  • Entry/Admission - Heroes' Square
Departure Point
1: Autobusni Kolodvor Zagreb, Avenija Marina Držića 4, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
2: Franjo Tuđman Airport Zagreb, Ul. Rudolfa Fizira 21, 10150, Zagreb, Croatia
3: Franjo Tuđman Airport Zagreb, Ul. Rudolfa Fizira 21, 10150, Zagreb, Croatia

Traveler pickup is offered
We can pick up you on any location iz Croatia.
Pick up price for Zagreb is free.

Airports

  • Franjo Tuđman Airport Zagreb, Ul. Rudolfa Fizira 21, 10150, Zagreb, Croatia


Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 8/21/2019 - 2/28/2021
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Return Details
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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