Tour one of Budapest’s best-known sights,the neo-Renaissance State Opera House, built between 1875 and 1884 by Miklós Ybl. Not only is it considered one of the most impressive architectural achievements in Budapest, it is also considered a work of art which can compete with architectural masterpieces like the Opera Houses of Paris, Vienna or Dresden, all of which were built in the same period.
Visit Heroes Square, with the Millennial Monument, the Vajdahunyad Castle and the City Park. Peek inside the most prestigious thermal Spa of Budapest: Széchenyi Bath.
Visit the Castle district with its romantic narrow lanes and one-story buildings, its charming Fishermen's Bastion and the "jewel" of the Castle district, the Matthias Church. See the massive fortress, the Citadel, and the imposing Statue of Liberty on Gellért Hill. Breathtaking views of the Danube and city can be seen from this vantage point.
The Jewish Heritage in Budapest has a very rich, interesting and tragic history. Tour inside the main Synagogue complex, which houses the Jewish Museum. Once there visit the courtyard and the Holocaust Memorial: an imitation of a weeping willow tree with the names of the Holocaust victims printed on its leaves.
THE PEST tour
VISIT THE CASTLE DISTRICT
VILLAGE OF HEREND
Learn about the tragedy and triumphs of the Siege of Leningrad while touring the Rumiantsev Mansion and the Artillery Museum. Explore an enormous and valuable military collection of small and cold steel arms, heavy artillery, guided missile carriers, rocket launchers, banners, uniforms, graphics, sculptures, and awards from the Middle Ages to present-day. Experience life in a bomb shelter and blockade apartment to the sounds of air-raid sirens and a metronome beat.
Indulge your senses with the splendid beauty and architecture of St. Petersburg while cruising along the Moika and Neva rivers. Sights to be seen include the Yusupov Palace, St. Isaac Cathedral, Stroganov Palace, Peter and Paul Fortress, Marble Palace, Summer Gardens, Aurora Cruiser, and the Summer Palace of Peter the Great.
Tour St. Petersburg with a photo stop at St. Isaac’s Square, which is dominated by the majestic Saint Isaac Cathedral. Drive across the Neva River and view the Spirit of Vasilievsky Island, Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral, and the Artillery Museum. Stop at the Aurora Cruiser, pass by the renowned Church of Resurrection on the Spilled Blood en route to Nevsky Prospect, St. Petersburg’s and Russia’s most famous street and shopping area.
Explore St. Petersburg’s most spectacular suburban residences and tour the Catherine and Pavlovsk palaces. Catherine Palace, located in Tsarskoye Selo, or ‘Tsar's Village’, is surrounded by a romantic park with mysterious arbours, pavilions, grottoes and statues. Admire the palace’s beautiful, 984-foot (300-metre) azure facades; then ascend the Great Staircase en route to the beautiful staterooms on the second floor.
Siege of Leningrad
Moika and Neva rivers
- Catherine Palace