Historic Budapest: Sissi Era Private Tour

Historic Budapest: Sissi Era Private Tour

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  • Insights of Sissi’s life
  • Admire architecture of the Sissi era
  • Learn about a significant Hungarian poet
  • Visit places where Sissi spent time
  • Discover local hidden gems
  • Ride on the ancient Millennium Metro

You will meet here: Döbrentei tér 2

What you can expect

Go back in time and take a walk down memory lane of Budapest’s famous Sisi era. During this tour your private guide will show you historical landmarks of the city. You’ll hear stories about Queen Elisabeth, wife of Habsburg Emperor Franz Joseph and free spirited icon of the 20th century. Discover how Sisi’s affection for Hungary has shaped Budapest in many ways.

As you stroll the city like a local, your guide will take you off-the beaten paths. Embark on a timeless Millennium Metro journey on Europe’s very first underground that runs below many of the city’s most imposing monuments.

See one of Budapest’s most iconic bridges and hear all about its history. What happened after the German troops bombed it during World War II? Find out its fascinating story. Take in the stunning view over the city and feel free to ask your host any burning questions before heading to the next stops.

Check out a 1046 Roman style church that has been reconstructed many times. Admire it’s unique architecture blend of Roman, Gothic and Renaissance styles. Make your way to the statue of the famous Sándor Petőfi a significant poet in Hungarian literature. Find out how he played an important role in the revolution in 1848.

Don’t forget about the iconic Concert Hall in the heart of the Müpa Budapest. The impressive building is hard to miss and is designed with the feel of a gothic cathedral. Stroll from one gem to another: the Opera House, but not before checking out the city’s coffee culture that thrived in the 19th century.

Step foot into Sisssi’s favorite cafe in town. Did you know that everyone who counted at that time visited this place regularly? Including the Habsburg royal family! Now it’s your turn to enjoy the smell of coffee and admire its elegant decor, crystal chandeliers, and silk-carpeted walls.

Stroll through the avenue that was built based on the model of the French Avenue des Champs-Élysées and make your way to the city’s most favorite all-season park. Did you know that Sisi used to ride her horse here while the aristocrats hunted for small animals?

Take a break and enjoy a coffee in the gorgeous courtyard of a restaurant founded in 1894. Rumor has it that one of Sisi’s lovers owned it. Cap off your private tour at the church where Elisabeth was crowned.

The knowledgeable local hosts can’t wait to show your Budapest’s past in a local way. Check out their personal videos and choose the local host you like the most. Get in touch and personalize your tour to fit the preferences for you or your group.

This is the plan

Meeting Point
Entrance of Platan Grill
Stop 1
See the Statue of Sissi in all of her Queen-like glory
Stop 2
Walk over the bridge named after Queen Elizabeth herself
Stop 3
See the 1046 Roman style Parish church that has been frequently reconstructed
Stop 4
Hear the stories of an influential poet next to the statue of Sándor Petőfi
Step 5
Wander along the Danube river until you are confronted with Budapest's magnificent and historic concert hall
Stop 6
Stop at one of Budapest's bustling squares to see one of the most famous cafe's during the sissy era
Stop 7
Take the metro to Budapest's prestigious and beautiful opera house
Stop 8
Visit Városliget Park where Sissi would have been found horse riding
Stop 9
Time for a break at Gundel Restaurant, one of Budapest's finest and famous Restaurants
Stop 10
Take a ride to the Buda side of town and see the crowning church of Sissi herself
End the tour
At the castle area allowing you to get refreshments and explore further

Feel free to personalize this offer with the host of your choice

City tour details

Private City tour
Mode of transport
Walking tour
3 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Döbrentei tér 2
Guest pick-up
instant confirmation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkPrivate guide
check1 non alcoholic drinks

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  • Private. Affordable.
    And 100% You.


How it works:

  1. 1 Choose the theme of your tour.
  2. 2 Pick your favorite local as your private guide.
  3. 3 Let your guide personalize anything you like.


Now you can enjoy the true heart of the city in the most personal and unique way.