Budapest sights with Margaret Island
Beside the visit of Budapest’s beautiful buildings and magnificent national monuments, you can also see the bustling capital’s peaceful and relaxing side and feel a special, calming atmosphere on its delightful, green island. Explore and enjoy the serenity on the Margaret Island’s romantic walkways among huge green areas, flowered gardens, old trees and medieval ruins. Margaret Island is a lovely little island in the heart of Budapest. It is one of the city’s most attractive parks and a popular recreation spot with the Margaret monastery, Japanese garden, ZOO and lots of sports and leisure time facilities
Firstly you will see all the wonderful sights of Budapest; the nicest squares, monuments and churches of the city and the unique panorama of the river Danube. The tour includes the visits to the most interesting and famous sights of the capital, such as the impressive Heroes’ Square, Andrássy Avenue, Basilica and the House of Parliament. We explore the fabulous Castle District with its medieval sights. After this program you can have lunch in a traditional Hungarian restaurant.
Then we continue with an excursion on the Margaret Island. A pleasing experience in another world in the heart of the city that really should not be missed out. After the sightseeing I guide you to the fabulous Margaret Island for a tour by mini-train around the island.
During the tour around the island you can see such beautiful sights as the Centennial Memorial of 1973, commemorating the hundredth anniversary of the city’s unification; a small Japanese Garden with a mildly thermal fish pond; a tiny zoo featuring a wide range of exotic waterfowl among other animals; the “Music Well”, a small pavilion, which was originally built for open-air concerts the “Music Fountain”, a fountain, near which music is played and light shows are performed in summer; he octagonal Water Tower of 57 m (built in Art Nouveau style in 1911, today functioning as a lookout tower and an exhibition hall); ruins of a Dominican Nunnery: its medieval ruins are reminders of the island’s importance in the middle Ages as a religious centre.