Explore the majestic building of the Hungarian Parliament on an interesting guided tour, followed by a relaxing sightseeing cruise on the Danube with 2 drinks included.
Prices of Cruise & Parliament Tour
Prices differ for European Union citizens and visitors coming from non-EU countries.
€29 for Adults (€43 for non-EU citizens)
€25 for Students (€32 for non-EU citizens)
Inclusions of Cruise & Parliament Package
- 1.5h Cruise on the Danube (2-3.30pm)
- 1 Welcome Drink (Sparkling Wine or Soft Drink) and 1 Free Drink (1 Glass of Sparkling Wine, Beer, Wine or Soft Drink) on the Cruise
- 1h Guided Parliament Tour (incl. 10min security check-in) from approx. 11 am (guide in English only) – Passport needed for entry
- AC (Air-conditioned boat in warm weather) / Heated in cold weather
- UNESCO World Heritage Sights in the city of Budapest (as seen from the cruise – audio guide in English is available)
- Free entry to 2 historical standing ships in the city center
The Parliament Tour starts either at 10.45am or 11am, depending on the date. Please check the booking form to see the exact starting hour on your preferred date of visit.
Schedule of 10.45am – 3.30pm Cruise & Parliament Tour package:
10.45-11am: Registration at Parliament Visitor Center (please look for the hostess with a sign)
11am-12pm: Parliament Tour (approx. 50 min guided tour + 10 min security check-in and out)
12pm: Parliament Tour ends, a hostess will be waiting for you in front of the Gift Shop
12-12.15 pm: approx. 15 minutes free time for shopping and toilet break
12.15-12.45pm: a hostess escorts you to the dock of the cruise
12.45-1.45pm: approx. 1 hour free time to explore the historical ships (both entries are included in the Cruise & Parliament Tour package price, please see details below)
1.45pm: boarding starts
2-3.30pm: Sightseeing Cruise
Schedule of 11am – 3.30pm Cruise & Parliament Tour package:
11-11.15am: Registration at Parliament Visitor Center (please look for the hostess with a sign)
11.15am-12.15pm: Parliament Tour (approx. 50 min guided tour + 10 min security check-in and out)
12.15pm: Parliament Tour ends, a hostess will be waiting for you in front of the Gift Shop
12.15-12.30 pm: approx. 15 minutes free time for shopping and toilet break
12.30-1pm: a hostess escorts you to the dock of the cruise
1-1.45pm: approx. 45min free time to explore the historical ships (both entries are included in the Cruise & Parliament Tour package price, please see details below)
1.45pm: boarding starts
2-3.30pm: Sightseeing Cruise
Historical Ships – Complimentary Admission
As part of your tour package, you can visit two historical ships and their on-board exhibitions free of charge.
Terms & Conditions
To be able to participate in the tour, you will need to bring:
- PRINTED Parliament Ticket (sent in PDF format after booking)
- Adults: valid passport or photo ID card
- Students: valid passport or photo ID card + valid Student ID (Students must be under 24 years of age)
- Cruise & Parliament Tour package confirmation email (in printed or digital format)
A security check is required before entering the Parliament. Forbidden items: large bags, packages or objects capable of causing personal injury, such as pocket knives, knives, gas spray, weapons, firearms, ammunition, explosives, blasting agents or related devices, or any pyrotechnic devices.
Taking photos /videos is permitted, except in the great Dome Hall (for the protection of the Holy Crown).
Pets are not allowed in the building, except guide dogs.
Late arrival or no-show means no refund. The tour cannot be re-scheduled.
Please note that the building of the Parliament is a functioning state institution. Due to parliamentary or state events, visits may be cancelled for certain dates. In such case, you will be informed about options of re-scheduling your tour or offering a refund.
The maximum number of guests on each tour is 20 people. In case of overbooking, you will be offered the closest available date. If we do not receive a reply from you min. 24 hours before the tour, your booking will be cancelled without the option of any refund.
Appropriate clothing is required for each visitor.
Pickup & Drop Off
The price of the package does not include any hotel pickup or drop off, but the cruise hostesses can order you a reliable taxi after the program, if you wish.
Code of Conduct
As per the Code of Conduct of the House of Parliament, the following actions are forbidden:
- Wearing or displaying symbols of dictatorship or conducting oneself in a manner deleterious to the National Assembly, to the national treasure of the Holy Crown and the Coronation Insignia, or to human dignity,
- Bringing flags, noise-making devices or other instruments of protest into the building,
- Raising one’s voice, sing or demonstrate in the building,
- Eating, drinking or smoking in the building,
- Sitting, kneeling or lying on the stairs, ground or furnishings in the building,
- Causing damage to the building or to the furnishings,
- Disturbing or in any way hindering organisations and staff in the building in their work.
Guests who fail to act in accordance with the Code of Conduct will be escorted out of the building by guards. No financial compensation will be issued for unfinished programs.
Further Information & Recommendations
Meeting Point of the Tour
At the cashier of Parliament Visitor Center at the Northern side of Kossuth Lajos Square
Address: 1-3 Kossuth Lajos Sq. Budapest H-1055
How to Get There
Short walk (5min) from Kossuth Lajos Square Metro Station (M2) or 1min walk from Streetcar No. 2 stop called “Orszaghaz, latogatokozpont” (Parliament Visitor Center).
Services & Facilities in the Visitor Centre
Public toilets, Cafe, Gift Shop.
Museum of Ethnograpy (Thu-Sun from 10am to 6pm)
Carl Lutz Glass House (Every day from 1pm to 4pm)
Budapest Bistro (3 Vecsey Str., Budapest 1054) – 8 minutes walk from Parliament Visitor Centre
Hungarikum Bistro (13 Steindl Imre Str., Budapest 1051) – 10 minutes walk from Parliament Visitor Centre