St Stephen's Basilica tour with tower access in Budapest
Excursions & day trips

St Stephen's Basilica tour with tower access in Budapest

4.4/5
Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: Flexible
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit Saint Stephen's Basilica, the main Catholic church in Budapest
  • Enjoy a skip-the-line entry and save precious vacation time
  • Take a guided tour of the church in English, including its monumental artworks and relics
  • Admire panoramic views over the city from the dome
  • Explore the treasury and historical exhibition
What to expect

Meet your English-speaking tour guide in front of the ticket office of Saint Stephen's Basilica and start your guided tour outside and inside the church.

Built in the 2nd half of the 19th century, it is one of Budapest’s highlights, known for its monumental dome and beautiful Neo-Renaissance architecture. You will see the mysterious relic of the Holy Right, the naturally mummified right hand of the first Hungarian king Saint Stephen, who ruled the country in the 11th century and converted Hungarians to Christianity. You will learn about the 1000 year old Christian history of a proud nation. Enjoy a guided tour inside the church to see its rich interior covered with real gold and decorated with many frescos and sculptures made by the best local artists of the late 19th century.

After the visit to the interior of the church, you can take an elevator and use your ticket to visit the panoramic terrace around the dome, an amazing lookout point above the whole of Budapest. You can also use your ticket to enter the treasury and history exhibition of the basilica which you can explore at your own pace.

If the church cannot be visited because of an unforeseen special ceremony, you will be compensated with a guided tour in the treasury and history exhibition.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • What's included
    • Entry to the church
    • Use of the elevator and entry to the panoramic terrace
    • Entry to the treasury and to the historical exhibition
    • Guided tour
    Where

    Budapest, Szent István tér 2, 1051 Hungary

    Meeting point:
    Meet your guide in front of the Basilica Ticket Office. It is on the square, 50 meters to the right from the steps of Saint Stephen's Basilica, next to the Starbucks coffee shop. Your tour guide will hold a sign "GUIDED TOUR". If the line is long at the ticket office, the tour guide will stay a few meters away from the crowd, near Starbucks, so as to be seen better.
    What to remember
    • The church is closed on some special occasions like wedding ceremonies. In such unforeseen cases you will be compensated withan extra guided visit to the tower treasury (not part of the guided tour normally)
    • Please wear clothes appropriate for a church (no sleeveless tops, short skirts or shorts); men should uncover their heads
    • It is forbidden to eat, drink, or smoke in the church area
    • To reach the dome panorama terrace there are 2 elevators: a bigger one in the lower part and a smaller one in the upper part of the building; instead of using the second smaller elevator you may climb about 160 steps to reach the top of the dome, in case there are too many people waiting for the elevator
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    Provider
    Tourist Angel Smc
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

    What people say about this experience

    Excellent

    4.4/5

    Based on 2 reviews from verified customers

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    • Anonymous

      From France - October 2022

      Excellent

      Overall rated

      5/5

    • Anonymous

      From Mexico - July 2022

      Great

      Overall rated

      4/5

      El tour es relativamente corto, la guía que nos tocó sabía mucho de la historia de la basílica sin embargo no sabía muy bien cómo expresarlo en inglés ...

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