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Panoramic Hiking Tour On Gellért Hill (on weekends)

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: English
Guru: Bernadett
Registered on April 24, 2023

My name is Bernadette and I am a landscape architect born in Budapest. Hiking is my hobby and when I travel I always seek active outdoor programs such as biking, camping, kayaking, etc. - but I also like getting to know new cities, different cultures and especially meeting local people, wandering around non ”touristy” places. As a landscape architect nature fascinates me - that is why I lovingly put together the “Panoramic Hiking Tour on Gellért Hill” for you with a scenic route in the greenery while you’ll learn about our capital, history, and culture.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Discover the mysterious Gellért Hill with me and learn about this amazing city from a local! Gellért Hill is not only a great hiking spot right at the feet of the city center but also a place of legends and exciting historical events. Besides history and culture, I will also talk about hiking and nature-related topics as well.

This tour offers a little escape from the busy city center and a great way to get to know the city and enjoy nature at the same time.

We will start from the fountain in front of Gellért Thermal Bath. After a short introduction to Hungary’s history, we are going to ascend towards the top of Gellért Hill. 

Itinerary:

  • Fountain House (meeting point)
  • Gellért Thermal Bath and Hotel
    • Liberty Bridge
  • Rock Church
    • St. Stephen’s statue
  • MOL Campus
  • Liberty Statue 
  • Citadel
  • Gellért Hill natural protected site
  • Schoch villa
  • Philosophers' Garden
  • Lookout Stone Statue
    • Buda Castle, Castle Quarter
    • Taban “The Phoenix”
  • Nelson Mandela Park
  • Gellért Statue (finish spot)
    • Elizabeth Bridge 
    • Gellért Fountain

I will show you the most beautiful panorama of both sides of Budapest while sharing historical and fun facts about the local’s past and present. At the end of the tour, I will also share some practical info about what & where to eat and drink or where to go in the city.

Join my tour if you like hiking and if you want to enjoy one of the most fascinating panoramas of the capital while learning interesting stories about Budapest, Hungary, and its citizens’ history, culture, and traditions!


IMPORTANT:

  • This is a moderate-level hiking tour which means that we are going to climb around 340 steps (upwards), and achieve a total of 170-190m altitude in a short distance, appr. 3,5 km. Thus please wear comfortable (or hiking) shoes/sandals and bring a water bottle with you that you can refill along the way.
  • The tour can only be held under the right weather conditions because the hiking trail can get slippery when wet. In case of bad weather I will contact you before the tour and inform you in time.
  • We will go in small groups, with max. 5 persons. The route is not accessible by wheelchair.

Meeting point: at the drinking fountain in front of Gellért Thermal Bath. Don’t forget the comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle! To get to the meeting point you can use metro line 4 (green line), tram line 19/41/47/48/49/56/56A, bus line 7 or 133E - or you can reach the meeting point by foot 🙂.

We will finish the tour near Elizabeth Bridge on the Buda side, near the city center and Buda Castle District.
Let me show you the city from another perspective!
Cheers, Bernadette

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    View on map

    I will be in front of Gellért Thermal Bath, at the fountain (Forrásház). Look for a short girl carrying a purple umbrella!

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Gellért Thermal Bath

    We will start with a short introduction to Hungary's and the area's history. Who were the first people to live here? I will tell some legends and show the significant symbols of the city/country.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Rock Church

    A memento of WWII.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Gellért Hill hiking routes

    From this point we start to ascend appr. 320 steps upwards with some stops along the way. Are you ready?

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Liberty Statue

    Who is this majestic lady gazing upon the city and what's her story?

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Panoramic viewpoint

    We will discuss some architectural topics regarding the panorama and nowadays' building trends.

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Panoramic viewpoint 2

    Pest side starts to unfold in front of our eyes as we say goodbye to South-Buda. Get a peek of the downtown from above!

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Citadel
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Citadel Lookout Point

    Get a look of the UNESCO protected panorama of Buda Castle District and Danube River! Also be aware of ancient mystical powers.

  • 9
    Outside visit
    Schoch villa

    As we start do descend, we can see both sides of Gellért Hill. Did it look like always this way? Meet Dora (not the explorer) and learn some secret stories from communism time.

  • 10
    Outside visit
    Philosophers' Garden
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Lookout Stone Statue

    Who are these statue figures? The story of a notorious district and what lies beyond.

  • 12
    Outside visit
    Nelson Mandela Park
  • 13
    Outside visit
    Statue of Szent Gellért

    We will finish our tour here looking upon Elizabeth Bridge which was named after Sissy. Here I will share some practical info and recommendations with my favourite places in the city.

  • 14
    Outside visit
    Gellért Fountain

    One last farewell.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Evelyn 12 Apr 2024
Weil am Rhein

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Die Tour war sehr schön. Bernadett hat Rücksicht auf den langsamsten Teilnehmer genommen und viele Pausen gemacht. Nochmals besten Dank
Samantha 14 Jan 2024
Belmar

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Travelled in family - Jan 2024
Incredible tour!!! A must do for all. I don’t think anyone offers anything similar to this :)
Borbala 22 Dec 2023
Budapest

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
I really enjouyed ths tour! Bernadett was an amazing guied, well versed in the area. The tour was well paced, it was just the right amount of tireing as you would expect a hiking tour to be. The stories she told us were engaging. All in all I would recomened this tour for anyone who's up to a little hike, and history of Budapest!
Sergi 18 Nov 2023
Madrid

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
Gellért hill is such an underrated place in Budapest! I can't believe that this is the only tour here, the views are incredible and Bernadett took us on such a nice route. The tour was super fun with a lot of facts about Hungary, hiking and I even got to improve my knowledge of botanics! Very much recommended!
Raquel 18 Nov 2023
Valencia

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
Very nice experience, Bernadett is such a kind person. She made the tour interesting with many historical facts and even some games. The views were breathtaking too. I really recommend her tour!
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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