Discover Budapest by Livestream:

Christmas Markets on the Danube

65 Min Virtual Tour

Parliament, Shoes on the Danube, Liberty Square

Budapest in the Belle Époque and 20th Century

FROM NOVEMBER 19-DECEMBER 30 OUR LIVE STREAM TOUR FOCUSES ON BUDAPEST’S FESTIVE CHRISTMAS MARKETS AND HOLIDAY TRADITIONS. YOU CAN EVEN PREPARE OUR FAVORITE HUNGARIAN MULLED WINE RECIPE IN ADVANCE (LINK HERE(opens in a new tab)) SO THAT YOUR GROUP CAN JOIN US IN A SEASONAL TOAST.

Join a seasoned guide for a live stream tour exploring Budapest’s sophistication at the turn of century, when the city was transformed into the second capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. You’ll take in the enormous Neo-Gothic Parliament, which attests to the city’s rise.

At the haunting Shoes on the Danube Memorial, you’ll discover the tragedies of Nazi occupation and the massacre of Budapest’s Jewish community. As we explore the sites of the 1956 Revolution (the first war to be televized globally), you also find out why the America’s King of Rock, Elvis Presley, is the conflict’s unsung hero.

Continuing along the banks of the mighty Danube, we view the iconic Chain Bridge and Buda Castle across the river with the elegant Buda Hills in the distance. For our conclusion, we’ll explore Liberty Square which houses the U.S. Embassy, the Soviet Memorial and the Ronald Reagan Statue, interweaving the conflicting regimes and influences crucial to Budapest’s modern history, while your guide answers all of your questions about Hungary’s multifaceted capital.

Discover the intrigues and ideas behind the creation of Budapest's extravagant 19th-century Parliament

Get a sense of Budapest's eternal divide around the Danube River, with urban, dynamic Pest on one bank and the residential, rolling hills of Buda on the other

Learn of Budapest's dynamic Jewish community and their tragic genocide during WWII at the Shoe Memorial

Conclude at Liberty Square, exploring the competing influences of the Soviet Union and the USA on Hungary throughout the 20th century

Tour Details

Price

$165 (1-30 devices)
$195 (31-60 devices)
$265 (61-100 devices)
*Go on an unforgettable private virtual tour with friends and family!


Departure time

Tour times are in CET (Central European Time). We’ll need to begin your tour one hour before sunset. Check Budapest’s sunset by date here.

From November 19-December 30, we offer illuminated EVENING tours of Budapest Christmas Markets.


How it works

You are emailed a special link to join the live stream tour after booking


Availability

Year-round


Duration

65 min


Group size

Private tours: up to 1-30, 31-60, 61-100 devices


Participation requirements

Our walks operate in almost any weather except the most severe. In the case of weather conditions that make our live stream impossible, we refund or reschedule according to your preference


What to bring

Curiosity and questions!


About your guide

Read about our Budapest guides


Cancellation policy

For cancellations, 48 hours before your scheduled tour, Insight Cities offers a full refund. We cannot refund cancellations within 48 hours of a scheduled tour as we need to pay our guide.

Overview of Your Tour

view of a palace in Budapest from the other side of the river

You’ll take in the architecture of Budapest’s enormous neo-gothic Parliament, while stories of its creation attest to the city’s rise. You’ll learn the history behind the tragedies of the Nazi occupation and massacre of Budapest’s Jewish community at the haunting Shoes on the Danube Memorial, as well as the events of the 1956 Revolution (also known as the Hungarian Uprising and the first war to be televized globally). You will also find out why Elvis Presley is the conflict’s unsung hero.

You’ll continue along the banks of the mighty Danube and see the iconic Chain Bridge, Buda Castle across the river and the elegant Buda Hills in the distance. Explore Liberty Square and the U.S. Embassy, the Soviet Memorial and the Ronald Reagan statue, as regimes and the influences crucial to Budapest’s complicated history intertwine-and your guide answers all of your questions about Hungary’s multifaceted capital city.

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