Budapest was literally built on water: there is a uniquely rich network of streams, mineral and medicinal waters under the city which nourish the numerous thermal baths, spas and swimming pools that Budapest is justly famed for. The Danube, which flows through the city like an artery, is not only a beautiful sight, but supplies Budapest with one of the best and tastiest drinking waters in Europe. Moreover, you will hear many interesting facts and legends about the Danube, as well as stories of miraculous recoveries, turn-of-the-century drinking cures, donkey-drawn water carts, and filthy fish markets.
On our 2-hour tour, we talk about the history of the city, how it was developed, how the Danube determined and how floods changed the city. We see a fabulous domed Turkish bath and get a glimpse of the beautiful art nouveau building of Gellért Bath. We even taste several kinds of local mineral water.
Price: 4500 Ft / person
Length of trip: 120 minutes
Meeting point: In front of Várkert Bazár (Castle Garden)
Itinerary: Castle Garden – Döbrentei Street – Rác Bath - Rudas Drinking Hall – Rudas Bath – Gellért Bath