Essential Budapest Wheelchair Accessible Tour

On this wonderful private 3-hour Essential Budapest Wheelchair Accessible Walking Tour you’ll have a unique opportunity to explore the beautiful, historic city center filled with charming streets, impressive architecture, old churches, market squares and spectacular views of the Danube river. Escorted by your private local English speaking tour guide, you’ll be exploring this amazing city, using wheelchair friendly, step-free routes throughout.

Your day will begin either from your centrally located accessible Budapest hotel or another centrally located meetup point (on the Pest side), with a stroll down the charming Andrassy Avenue, a lively broad street which is deemed a Unesco World Heritage Site. As you stroll along the picturesque street, your private guide will point out several highlights, and share fascinating anecdotes about the city and the buildings you pass, including one of the most beautiful Neo-Renaissance buildings in Europe, the Hungarian State Opera House.

Next, on your 3 hour stroll through Budapest city center, you’ll make a stop at the majestic St. Stephen Basilica, which is the largest catholic church in Budapest. Admire the incredible work of art this building is from outside, or, if you desire, take a short visit inside where parts of the church is accessible to wheelchair users.

This accessible Budapest guided tour continues to the so-called main square of the Pest Side, the vibrant Vörösmarty square. This area is peppered with restaurants, cafes, and shopping opportunities. This square also houses the famous Budapest Christmas market during the month of December. If time allows, your guide will make a stop for you to enjoy a cup of coffee at once of the many accessible cafes in here (cost not included).

Your accessible Budapest walking tour ends with a memorable walk along the famous Danube promenade. Have your camera ready to capture some beautiful views of the Buda side, including its impressive castle. During your stroll, your friendly guide will share history about the Danube river as well as its many famous bridges, including the Chaine Bridge and Elisabeth Bridge. From the promenade, you will have a nice panorama view of the Citadell and Statue of Liberty at the top of the Gellert Hill. As the 3 hours come to an end, you will be escorted back to the central meeting point or accessible hotel on the Pest side of the city.

The Essential Budapest Wheelchair Accessible Walking Tour includes:

  • Accessible tour routes, confirmed to be wheelchair accessible
  • 3-hour guided private walking / rolling tour of the Pest side of the city center.
  • Lively commentary by your local English speaking tour guide
  • A memorable, firsthand sightseeing experience in Budapest!

 

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Tour Highlights

  • Andrássy Avenue
  • The Hungarian State Opera House
  • Stephen Basilica
  • Vörösmarty square
  • Danube Promenade
  • Views of Chaine Bridge and Elisabeth Bridge
  • Panorama of the Citadell and Statue of Liberty
  • Optional coffee stop along the way (cost not included)

Accessibility Description

I gave the Essential Budapest Wheelchair Accessible Walking Tour a 4 Star Sage Accessibility Rating because it offers a mostly flat and smooth route throughout the city. There will be no severe cobblestones to navigate on this route. It did not get a 5 star rating because parts of St. Stephen’s Bascilica are not accessible. The tour has been designed to include accessible restrooms along the way.

The first part of your tour will take place on Andrassy Avenue. This open broad street offers a flat route with smooth surfaces. There are curb cuts as well. The area where the Opera House is located offers flat viewing access from outside as well.

The area surrounding St. Stephen’s Basilica is mostly flat and smooth. The main entrance to the building has a flight of stairs but a wheelchair glass elevator is available on the side of the church. Your guide will assist you with this. Most off the lower level is accessible inside the cathedral. Please note, if the elevator is out of order, there is no way to enter besides the flight of stairs. In this case, you will view the church from outside.

The Vörösmarty square is wheelchair accessible with mostly flat surfaces. Some mild cobblestones are present in certain areas but these do not pose any major challenges to wheelchair users.

Tour Details

Tour Duration: 3 hours

Cost:  €240 for 1-2 people, €270 for 3-4 people, €300 for 5-6 people, €320 for 7-10 people.

*€20 off if booked as part of an Accessible Budapest travel package.

Meeting place: Centrally located accessible Budapest on the Pest side.

Meeting time: Morning 9:00 am or Afternoon 1:00 pm

Days offered: Not on Sunday morning or Festival days due to mass at church.

Maximum number of people on tour: 10

Entrance Tickets: Not included. You can espect to pay EUR 2 per person in donation fee at St. Stephen’s Bascilica. 

Cancellation Policy: 80% refund with at least 7 days’ notice, 50% refund with at least 4 days’ notice, and no refund with less than 4 days’ notice. Tours run rain or shine.

Not included: Snacks/meals, gratuities, and transportation costs.

 

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