Budapest Hidden Secession Interiors by car (5h)
From: 330 €
Explore the main Art Nouveau hidden gem museums of Budapest in this private 5 hour driving tour. The buildings are far from each other and difficult to reach by public transport, that’s why we run this private tour entirely by car/minibus/bus.
You will spend most of the time inside the interiors of very interesting buildings, real art nouveau hidden gems, places not easy to visit if you go on your own. Your private guide flexibility will let you spend as much time as you wish in any of the museums and at the same time have some sights of the city of Budapest.
If you want to grasp an understanding of the Art Nouveau architecture and design, look for historical and cultural insights or simply love this art style and wants to discover or re-discover Budapest in a personalised way, this private tour is for you.
Departure time: 9am, 12pm, 3pm. If you are interested in another starting time please Contact Us.
1 – 3 PAX = 320€
4 – 6 PAX = 460€
7 – 15 PAX = 520€
+15 PAX – If your group is larger, please Contact Us for a quotation
To book this Art Nouveau experience start by selecting the group size, the date of your tour on the calendar available below and after the time you want your tour to start. Reserve early to guarantee availability.
Having trouble booking online? Don’t hesitate to contact us by email. You can also WhatsApp/call us at +34 667 823 001 For other departure times, group sizes, languages or any customization to your experience, please email.
During this exclusive 5-hour driving private tour we will introduce you to some of the most interesting exteriors and interiors of Secession buildings in Budapest. They are usually off the track but for an Art Nouveau lover, but they are exquisite and well worth visiting when accompanied by our licensed and expert guide.
Every day of the week and time of the day the route will change because of timetables of the places to be visited, so use the following itinerary as an approximation of what you will discover.
Splendid villa of an industrial tycoon
Our guide will show you the most fashionable boulevard of fin-de-siecle Budapest, the Andrassy Avenue. Along the way you can admire homes of aristocratic families and visit also the splendid villa of an industrial tycoon from the end of the 19th Century. We will visit interior of this Art Nouveau villa with interesting stained-glass windows, beautiful ceramics and nice wood carvings.
From this elegant residential district of the rich and famous we drive on where such distinguished people earned their wealth, the old financial center of Budapest. Among great many other Art Nouveau apartment buildings there is one hiding a private interior exhibition on the first floor filled with exquisite furniture, pottery and paintings. Graceful lines and refined taste characterizing these wonders of local craftsmanship and downstairs we may stop to have some snacks or local pastries in its cosy cafe.
Having had some refreshment we are on the way to a real Art Nouveau temple of the Hungarian music. Lushly decorated with mosaics and carvings, the institute named by the piano virtuoso Franz Liszt is perhaps the best preserved concert hall and school of Art Nouveau style in Budapest.
It is a temple of music, arts and Art Nouveau mythology. The perfectly preserved concert hall and school is a treasure box of Hungarian architecture and has been the birth place of talents ever since it opened its gates in 1907. Lushly decorated with mosaics and carvings, the institute named by the piano virtuoso Franz Liszt is perhaps the best preserved concert hall and school of Art Nouveau style in Budapest. In this building your group will join the general tour because private guides are not allowed to go alone.
Miksa Roth Memorial House
This was the home of a Jewish artist from Budapest who rivalled Tiffany and Co. before WW2. Reinventing stained glass windows, lamps and mosaics as part of modern architecture, Miksa Roth left a lasting imprint on the face of the Hungarian metropolis.
The Art Nouveau style building is decorated with frescoes, Zsolnay ceramics, and several statues (among them that of Béla Bartók and Frédéric Chopin). Originally the building also had stained glass windows, made by Miksa Róth. We may visit the architectural highlights of the building joining the general visit (because private guides are not allowed to go alone).
During the morning, if there is some time left, you will also visit an amazing Calvinist church with glass windows from Miksa Róth. Its special dome, which is 14 meters in diameter, give the monumental shrine a unique appearance.
Pickup and Drop off
Tour may start in the city center. Our driver-guide will meet all the group together with a modern car/minivan in a specific place. This location can be your accommodation, in front of the Opera House on the Andrassy street or at the ferries’ port. In this case, you have to tell us which cruise line you travel, name of the ship and pier number.
Tour will end in the city or in the ship port at your convenience.
Professional fully licensed guiding service and modern car/minivan/minibus with a driver.
Please note that the your group interests, varying opening hours of some buildings, some covid rules and weather conditions may affect the final itinerary of your private art nouveau experience.
Entrance fees to the museums or houses that may be visited during the tour.
Food and drinks.
A sight/visit to the Museum of Applied Arts is not in the itinerary because it is a bit far from the itinerary way and because it closed its doors for restoration in September 2017 (a renovation that will last for five years! CLICK HERE for more information about this rehabilitation works).
Difficulties to access some art nouveau buildings
Unpredictable opening times of some buildings, renonvation projects that are taking longer than expected, some covid rules and weather conditions may affect the final itinerary of your private art nouveau experience.
Hungarian Florint is the currency in Hungary, but private tour price is in euros. Payment as follows:
- Pay deposit now. If possible, by direct bank transfer. If you prefer by PayPal/Credit card, these payment methods are also available
- Pay the rest in cash to our guide on the day of the tour
About Budapest in 1900…
During the flourishing art nouveau period of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy (1867-1918) the Budapest economy was buzzing, Budapest became an important hub of the Monarchy, and many spectacular buildings were erected. The city had its golden age around 1900 when it was considered a metropolis.
Even though Hungary was tied to Austria she expressed her very own history and culture through the arts. The art nouveau movement provided a shared platform for both Christians and Jews to express their Hungarian identity within the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy.
Art Nouveau architecture is Budapest’s signature style. Its sinuous curves, flowing, asymmetrical forms, colourful Zsolnay tiles and other decorative elements stand out like beacons in a sea of refined and elegant Baroque and mannered, geometric Neoclassical buildings.
Transport – Luxury transport similar to the ones pictured below:
Booking issues – email or call Us
To book this private tour please select your desired date on the calendar As we ask you to book the tour ahead of time, our system may not allow you to book a tour for the next few days. If you want to book this tour for a date that is not active on the website calendar, please, contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at Call (34) 667 823 001 and we will make our best to organise the tour in such a short notice. So far, we have always found a solution, so we encourage you to contact.
Nice driving privatetour with Hanna. Thanks, we will recommend it
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