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Budapest Grand Tour & Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum

Type Public tour
Destination Budapest
Category Budapest Tours
Duration 4 hours
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Discover the most beautiful sights and greatest panoramic views of Budapest and visit Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum beneath the Buda Castle classified as top secret until 2002 !
Discover the most beautiful sights of Buda and Pest located on the two banks of the river Danube. View the famous landmarks in Pest the St. Stephen's Cathedral the Parliament, the world heritage Andrassy Avenue with the Opera House, the Heroes Square and the Millennium Monument and take a tour in the neigbouring City Park highlighted with Szechenyi spa and Vajdahunyad Castle. Enjoy the ride on the winding roads of Buda Castle hill the oldest neigbourhood of the city dominated by the Matthias Church and the Royal Palace and admire the greatest panoramic views of Budapest from it’s famous hilltop lookout points the Fishermen's Bastion in the Buda Castle and the Citadel on the top of Gellert Hill.

Take an exciting travel back in time visiting Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum beneath the Buda Castle served as an emergency hospital  during the Second World War and the 1956 revolution and was upgraded to a nuclear bunker during the Cold War era and classified as top secret until 2002. Experience life under the ground in the emergency hospital  during the Siege of Budapest in 1945 and the 1956 revolution, learn about the operation of the nuclear bunker and a WWII Air Raid Alarm Control Centre on a one hour guided tour. Thanks to the more than 200 life-sized vax figures, sound effects and documentry films, original furniture, equipment and artefacts evoking the historical scene you can feel the athmosphere and learn about this historical era in a very interactive and imaginative way.

Stories
Why Madonna the famous pop star had to use the anasthesia mashine displayed in the hospital, what's the reason to store a helicopter under the ground, how could the hospital operate when the water supply was unavailable, what made the general 13 degree celsius temperature in the hospital raise over 30 during it’s operation when there was no heating? Get to know all that and listen to other stories on this tour.

Tour highlights

  • Budapest top attractions with photo stops
    Central Market Hall, St Stephen's Cathedral , Parliament,Heroes Square (photo stop), City park and Vajdahunyad Castle, Unesco World Heritage Andrassy Avenue, State Opera House, Chain Bridge, Buda Castle - Matthias Church & Fishermen's Bastion (photo stop), Buda Castle-Royal Palace, Gellert Hill with the Citadel (photo stop)
  • Guided tour in Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Muesum  (Admission ticket Adult HUF 3600 (EUR 12 Student under 26 years EUR 6 is not included)

Tour Specs
Tour duration: 4 hours
Driving distance: 25 km
Difficulty level: easy
Tour type: public

Availibility
 MAR-NOV at 10 AM  APR-OCT  10 AM & 2 PM

Meeting Point
Budapest Scooter Tour office 1053 Budapest Vámház korut 10 (the office is inside the courtyard of the building)

Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum
Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum

Take an exciting travel back in time visiting Hospital In the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum beneath the Buda Castle served as an emergency hospital during the Second World War and the 1956 revolution and was upgraded to a nuclear bunker during the Cold War era and classified as top secret until 2002. Experience life under the ground in the emergency hospital during the Siege of Budapest in 1945 and the 1956 revolution, learn about the operation of the nuclear bunker and a WWII Air Raid Alarm Control Centre on a one hour guided tour. Thanks to the more than 200 life-sized vax figures, sound effects and documentry films, original furniture, equipment and artefacts evoking the historical scene you can feel the athmosphere and learn about this historical era in a very interactive and imaginative way.
Tour duration 1 hour Admission ticket Adult HUF 3600 (EUR 12) Student under 26 y HUF 1800 (EUR 6)

Budapest Scooter Tour
Budapest Scooter Tour

All our tours start and finnish at Budapest Scooter Tour office at 1053 Budapest Vámház korut 10. The office is inside the courtyard of the building.

Great Market Hall
Great Market Hall

The spectacular Great Market Hall is a good source of Hungarian products. You can also make it a pit-stop for a quick bite of traditional Hungarian food when touring the city. Shop with the locals for sausages, meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables and pastries. Fancy bottles of Tokaji, a variety of paprika and handicrafts are also available.

Liberty bridge
Liberty bridge

Originally named after Emperor Franz Joseph today called Liberty Bridge (Szabadság híd) was built between 1894 and 1896. Opened in the year of the Millennium and was officially completed when Emperor Franz Joseph inserted the last silver rivet into its iron structure. The top of each of the bridge’s pillars is decorated with a 'Turul' bird, the mythical bird of Hungary.

Parliament
Parliament

The Parlament, a magnificent example of Neo-Gothic architecture, is just over 100 years old. It's the third largest Parliament building in the world, and is also home to the Hungarian Crown Jewels. Guided tours are available in different languages.

St. Stephen's Basilica
St. Stephen's Basilica

It took more than 50 years to build the Basilica, the largest church in Budapest. Building commenced in 1851 and the inauguration ceremony took place in 1906. The patron saint of the church is St. Stephen, the first king of Hungary. Visit the dome's observation deck for a beautiful panoramic view of Budapest.

Heroes's square
Heroes's square

Heroes’ Square is the largest and most impressive square of the city. The Millennium Monument standing in the middle of the square was erected in 1896 to commemorate the 1000-year-old history of Magyars. The Museum of Fine Arts is located at the north side of the square. The Kunsthalle (Hall of Art), an exhibition hall for the contemporary arts, is at the south side.

City Park & Vajdahunyad Castle
City Park & Vajdahunyad Castle

City Park
City Park provides a great escape from the bustle of the city. The 1896 Millennium Celebrations took place here, leaving many attractions behind.

Vajdahunyad Castle
The castle was built to show the various architectural styles of Hungary, and has Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque parts. There is a boating lake next to the castle, which is turned into an ice skating rink in the winter.

Szechenyi Bath
Szechenyi Bath

Although it may look like a Baroque palace, Széchenyi Baths (Széchenyi fürdő) is the largest medicinal bath and one of the largest public baths in Europe. It is a great place to relax and enjoy the healing waters, or to take a few laps in the swimming pool. The Széchenyi is a favorite for both locals and tourists alike.

Andrassy Avenue & The Millenium Underground
Andrassy Avenue & The Millenium Underground

Andrassy Avenue
This elegant avenue, recognized as a World Heritage Site, is often referred to as Budapest's Champs-Elysées. It is also called cultural avenue, as the Opera House, Pest's best theaters, the Academy of Music, and many museums are either on the avenue or just off of it. Andrássy Avenue is great for walks alongside the beautiful turn-of-the-century buildings or people watching in one of the many cafés.
Millenium Underground
The first subway line in mainland Europe, the Millennium Underground in Budapest, opened in 1896. The line is still in use and it runs along Andrássy Avenue. In 2002 the Millennium Underground was added to he World Heritage Sites.

Hungarian State Opera House
Hungarian State Opera House

The State Opera House, considered to be among the best in the world. Built in the 1880s and stands as one of the most prestigious musical institutions in Europe.

Chain Bridge
Chain Bridge

The Chain Bridge was the first bridge to permanently connect Buda and Pest. At the time of its completion, Chain Bridge was considered to be one of the wonders of the world. Chief engineer Adam Clark completed the span in 1849. Crossing the bridge is just a short walk and no matter which direction you go, the view is beautiful.

Buda Castle
Buda Castle

This World Heritage Site is the oldest neighbourhood of the city. It's unique atmosphere with beautiful ancient buidings such as the Mathias Church, The Fishermen's Bastion, The Royal Palceis, silent courtyards, twisted, narrow cobblestone streets and superb views make it the most important architectual heritage and a top destination of Budapest.

Matthias Church
Matthias Church

The 700-year-old Matthias Church was the scene of several coronations, including that of Charles IV in 1916, the last Habsburg king. It was also the site for the great Hungarian King Matthias' two weddings, hence its name. The eastern gate of the church was built in the 13th century. Today, Matthias Church remains one of the city's most prominent buildings.

Fishermen's Bastion
Fishermen's Bastion

Fishermen's Bastion is one of the most fascinating sights on Castle Hill. Although fishermen from Watertown (Víziváros) reputedly defended this part of the city during the Middle Ages, Fishermen’s Bastion was built in the 1890s and it’s purely decorative. Today, it's a favorite lookout.

The Royal Palace
The Royal Palace

The first royal residence on Castle Hill was built in the 13th century, after the Mongolian invasion. Construction continued in the 15th century, following the marriage of King Matthias Corvinus and Beatrix of Naples in 1476. Many Italian artists and craftsmen accompanied the new queen, bringing the Renaissance style to Buda. The palace was completely destroyed when liberating Buda from the Turks. In the 18th century, a Baroque palace was built, which is identical with the core structure of the present-day palace. During the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the palace gave home to lavish ceremonies symbolizing peace between the dynasty and the nation.

Gellert Bath
Gellert Bath

Located at the foot of Gellért Hill, this Art Nouveau style hotel has been an important landmark in Budapest for more than 80 years. The building also houses the world-famous Gellért Baths, offering indoor and outdoor bathing. Built between 1912 and 1918 and inspired by the Vienna Secession, the German Jugendstil, Art Nouveau from Belgium and France and traditional Hungarian designs like Zsolnay mosaics, the Gellért is the most photographed spa in Hungary.

Gellért Hill
Gellért Hill

Gellert Hill (Gellért-hegy) offers some of the best panoramic views of Budapest. The hill was named after bishop Gellért (Gerald), who was thrown to death from the hill by pagans in the fight against Christianity in 1046.

Citadel
Citadel

At the top of the hill is the Citadel (Citadella), a fortress built by the Habsburgs after defeating Hungary's War of Independence in 1849. It was a prime, strategic site for shelling both Buda and Pest in the event of a future rebellion.

Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty (Szabadság Szobor) - Budapest's Statue of Liberty stands on top of the hill, and she can be seen from all parts of the city. The statue was erected in 1947 during the Communist era. As Liberty had already become a symbol of the city, she was not removed unlike other Communist icons, such as the Red Army soldier who used to stand at her feet, allowing us to see her in her original surroundings.

Elisabeth bridge
Elisabeth bridge

Probably the most elegant bridge in Budapest was named in honor of Queen Elisabeth, wife of Emperor Franz Joseph. The original suspension bridge was built at the end of the 19th century, but the damage sustained in World War II left the bridge beyond repair. Using the old pillars, a new bridge was built in the 1960s.

The Hungarian National Museum
The Hungarian National Museum

The Hungarian National Museum (Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum) is the oldest public museum in Hungary. The museum's present building was built between 1837 and 1847, and it stands as a great example of Neo-Classicist architecture. Founded 200 years ago, the museum is dedicated to the history of Hungary and today it remains a symbol of Hungary's national identity. The permanent exhibition includes furniture, textiles, weapons, metalwork and ceramics. One of the most valuable items is the Coronation Mantle (the Crown Jewels are on display in Budapest's Parlament).

What's included:
50 or 125 cc automatic scooter
Safety helmet
Fuel
Compulsory 3-rd party liability insurrance
English speaking tour guide
Radio with a headset
Services indicated in the tour programme

Conditions
Valid Photo ID (EU citizens only) or passport (Non EU citizens)
Valid driver's licence
50cc: Car licence "B" or Moped licence "AM"
125cc: Motorbike licence  eligble to drive 125 cc scoter min EU category A1 or higher
50 cc scooters are only for 1 person, it is forbidden to carry a passenger

Deposit
Refundable cash deposit EUR 150 /HUF 45.000 or we can accept National Photo ID (EU citizens only) or passport (Non EU citizens)

Liability
The tour participant drives the scooter at his/her own risk. The driver is liable for damages caused to the scooter at his/her fault up to maxiumum HUF 150.000/ EUR 500. Damage is calculated according to the price list available at the office.

Discount Passenger 125 CC

Select this option if  one or more of the booked participants will be carried as a passenger on your scooter. This option is only available if you book the tour with 125 cc scooter.

-10 EUR / Adult
Tour with 125 cc scooter

125 cc scooters have better performance, higher speed. They are suitable for longer trips and eligible to carry a passenger. To select this option  you must hold motorcycle licence eligible for 125 cc ( min EU category A1 or higher)

10 EUR / Adult
Keep your scooter for 24 hrs (50CC)

Select this option if you would like to keep your scooter after the tour up to 24 hours ( from your tour start time). For your convenience fuel is included you don't have to refill the scooter before you return it. Please click the option and adjust number of scooters.

15 EUR / Adult
Keep your scooter for 24 hrs (125 CC)

Select this option if you would like to keep your scooter after the tour up to 24 hours ( from your tour start time). For your convenience fuel is included you don't have to refill the scooter before you return it. Please click the option and adjust number of scooters.

20 EUR / Adult