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Gellért Hill - A panoramic photo walk
Looks like our capital has everything. If you feel like hiking you can do a bit of it even in the center of Budapest: On the rocky Gellért hill we discover the best photo spots while spicing up this scenic walk with some of the most exciting stories this city has to offer. Not only for professional photographers!
So even if you’re not the alpinist of the year, you can easily manage this summit of 235 m (771 ft) well worth it for the surprising stories associated with it. One thing is certain, by the end you’ll know who Gellért was, maybe you’ll even know how to pronounce his name correctly. Are you eager to hear about legends of pagans and the mighty Huns? Would you like to know more about hot springs and how they were used during the centuries? Can’t wait to find out about a mysterious Hungarian religious order who built a church in the caves of the hill? Witches, ghosts, even vampires can appear here while we stroll around the paths and the slopes of this hilly park, but only if you dare to come here to see the sunset, and you are brave enough to leave the right way marked by tiny heart-shaped signs. Have we convinced you?
Itinerary: This tour takes place on the Buda side and the best point to start this walk is from the Gellért Hotel. You don’t necessarily have to be extremely physically fit, but please bear in mind that during this tour we have to go uphill most of the time (and then down). After visiting the Gellért Hill Cave Church we continue to go up, having breaks on some ‘balconies of gods’. On the top we reach the Liberty Statue and the Citadel, on our way down we will cross the Philosophers’ Garden. The tour finishes near the Elizabeth bridge, right after taking our last pictures by the statue of Saint Gellért and the waterfall, which symbolizes his martyrdom. The sunset walk is optional, we can go by day or in the evening, this can always be discussed previously.
Please note that in case of extreme weather conditions the tour may be postponed
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES: tour guiding and entry to Gellért Hill Cave Church