This epizode of Budapest's architectural gems series takes you back to the 1880s Budapest when the city was looking to find ways to position itself as a leading Central-European metropolis. The flagship urban planning program of the haydays was the construction of the famous Andrassy avenue today also listed also by the UNESCO as the World's Cultural Heritage often referred to as the Central-European version of the Champs-Elyseé. This 60 minute long virtual walk will take you along the section of the boulevard located closest to downtown. The tour starts at Nagymezo utca, also known as the theatre district. We take a look at a former royal portrait photographer's studio before departing for our stroll along the Andrassy avenue. Before arriving to the city centre we will see the State Opera House, privileged families' palaces, multinational companies' HQs and you'll be introduced to the 1880s cafe culture as well.
Working as a tourist guide was not my first career choice, but it seems to be the right choice. For a while I followed a sort-of standard path: getting my bachelor, and my masters degree and started to work for a multinational company. Meanwhile my interest towards my hometown kept growing to the point that my friends convinced me to return to school and get my licence to become a tourist guide. As the saying goes: the rest is history. I have been in the business since 2011 and regardless of all the hardship, difficulties, uncertainty I still have passion for my profession. Which I hope will be obvious for you once you take a tour with me in Budapest, or in the Hungarian countryside. By joining a tour with me you will get two in one: a professional, licenced guide and an amateur urban photography enthusiast. Both are very handy when it comes to live, virtual tours. You can expect great angles, excellent postcard opportunities and a dry sense of humour during my tours as I strongly believe in entertaining while educating. Kind regards
Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Budapest with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.
The tour will last about 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Budapest. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.
The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.
Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.
Noreene, Lancaster, PA .
27 May 2021
Every tour with Adam is a unique experience. He had to deal with security forces that were cordoning off the very area where we wanted to explore the architecture. Large vans blocked our view of a particular building, but Adam persisted. he had to contend with security at a Metro station as well, but we did get to see this beauty Opera stop on the line. I would love to explore more subway stations, as it was fantastic. Adam has so much to share about Buda and Pest, and such a great sense of humor. He makes me smile while I drool over the beautiful architecture. His explanations Bing so much meaning to the tours. Will not miss an Adam tour if I can help it!
27 May 2021
Pleasant guide, lots of information
Linda B NY 🐾.
27 May 2021
Adam always gives a fantastic tour! One of my favorite things about Europe is the exquisite architecture, so I loved this tour!
26 May 2021
Adam did a great job of explaining the highlights of Budapest. I was amazed how clean everything was, no trash in the street and no graffiti.
BECCA (Bronx, NY) L.
26 May 2021
informative. thank you