Tours

As the Hungarian Parliament building cannot be visited without a guide (one of the official guides of the Parliament), it is highly recommended to plan ahead your tour date for your Parliamentary visit in Budapest. All the more as you can book conveniently online, in advance, without having to queue for the very limited leftover tickets, which may not even suit your plans.

Guided Tours in Parliament

Guided tours in the Hungarian Parliament building in Budapest are offered in various settings.
Please note that as of January 2013,  Parliament tours and parliamentary visits are no longer free of charge to EU citizens, but tickets can be purchased at a reduced price. Also, the Parliament is closed on holidays.
As most plain tickets are sold in about 1-3 weeks in advance of a given date, for last minute reservations, or for a fuller experience to explore Budapest, we recommend booking one of the tour packages, more details below.

Parliament Tour Only

Parliament Budapest HungaryParliament Budapest – photo Robert Marse

  • English tours: book approx. 3 weeks ahead
  • Other tours: subject to availability
  • Prices approx. €11 (EU), €22 (non-EU)
  • Book possibly 3 weeks ahead
  • You can check Parliament Tour Only tickets on Jegymester.hu

Parliament & Boat Tour

Hungarian Parliament by the river Danube photo by Vic SharpHungarian Parliament photo Vic Sharp

  • 1h Guided Parliament Tour (English only)
  • 1h Budget Cruise (various cruise hours)
  • Prices: €24 (EU), €39 (non-EU)
  • Book 2 days ahead

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Parliament & Wine Cruise

Parliament & Wine Tasting

  • 1h Guided Parliament Tour (English only)
  • 1.5h or 2h Wine Cruise
  • 7-Tier Wine Tasting
  • Prices: €44 (EU), €59 (non-EU)
  • Book 2 days ahead

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Parliament & Bus Tour

Hungarian Parliament from the Fishermans Bastion - photo Dennis JarvisHungarian Parliament – photo Dennis Jarvis

  • 1h Guided Parliament Tour (English only)
  • 4h Bus Tour in Budapest
  • Guide in 5 languages
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Prices: €44 (EU), €55 (non-EU)
  • Book 4 days ahead

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Parliament & Dinner Cruise

Parliament & Evening Cruise

  • 1h Guided Parliament Tour (English only)
  • 2h Buffet Dinner Cruise
  • 3 Drinks
  • Live Gypsy Music
  • Prices: €65 (EU), €80 (non-EU)
  • Book 2 days ahead

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Parliament & Lunch Cruise

Parliament & Lunch Cruise

  • 1h Guided Parliament Tour (English only)
  • 1.5h Buffet Lunch Cruise
  • 3 Drinks
  • Prices: €54 (EU), €69 (non-EU)
  • Book 2 days ahead

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Parliament & Folk Show

Hungarian Folk Show Budapest

  • 1h Guided Parliament Tour (English only)
  • 1.5h Hungarian Folk Show
  • 1st Category Seating
  • Prices: €39 (EU), €52 (non-EU)
  • Book 2 days ahead

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Parliament In & Out Tour

Parliament Inside & Outside Tour

  • 1h Guided Parliament Tour (English only)
  • Guided Walk around the building
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Prices: HUF 8,000 (EU), HUF 12,000 (non-EU)
  • Book 3 weeks ahead

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Parliament & Cruise & 2 Drinks

Hungarian Parliament - Dennis Jarvis' photoHungarian Parliament – Dennis Jarvis’ photo

  • 1h Guided Parliament Tour (English only)
  • 1.5h Cruise
  • 2 Drinks
  • Prices: €29 (EU), €43 (non-EU)
  • Book 2 days ahead

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Hungarian Parliament Stairway

Hungarian Parliament Stairway – Alex Ajagendorf Photography

Guided tours in the Hungarian Parliament, Budapest are on a daily basis in most major European languages. Please note that during parliamentary sessions, and other official receptions, the guided tours in the Parliament are cancelled or postponed without further notice. In such cases you are entitled to reschedule your visit (depending on the remaining slots, very few in English in the early morning hours if at all), or you may initiate a refund request (limited hours – Refund Terms and Conditions apply).

Booking a Tour Online

Please use our tour forms for a quick online tour booking. If you have questions before making a paid booking, please send Tour inquiries to

EMAIL about TOURS

tours {at} hungarianparliament {com}

RESERVATIONS

only via the reservation forms, not via email

We can inform you about questions regarding the Budapest Parliament tour but we cannot accept emails as valid bookings. Thank you for your understanding.

GROUPS – TOURS PLAN AHEAD

Groups of tourists are kindly asked to make a reservation ahead (obligatory) for a guided Parliament tour in Budapest.

The cheapest and by far the most efficient way to visit the Parliament is to book a tour online. Alternatively, you can go to the Visitor Centre of the Hungarian Parliament, queue for the tickets, if there are any left for that day in your preferred language.

The tour is available in 8 languages: Hungarian, English, French, Hebrew, German, Russian, Italian and Spanish. When booking your ticket in advance, you will be prompted to pick your preferred tour language too.

During your Parliament visit, you will see the spectacular Main Staircase, the Hungarian Coronation Jewels in the Dome Hall, the Old Upper House Hall of the bicameral Hungarian Parliament, as well as the Lounge. The tour will include information about the present operational rules and procedures of the Hungarian Parliament.

Please note that the 45 min Parliament building tour includes the security check (approx. 10-15 min).

Prices of Parliament Tours

The price of Parliament tickets depends on nationality and age. EU citizens can get a 50% discount on each tour, while EU Students get a 75% discount. The prices of the 45 min tours (incl. security check) is as follows:

  • EU Citizens over 18 (full price, Adult tickets): HUF 3200
  • EU Citizens under 18 (Student tickets): HUF 1600
  • non EU Citizens over 18 (full price, Adult tickets): HUF 6400
  • non EU Citizens under 18 (Student tickets): HUF 3200
  • Children under 6: free of charge
Parliament Budapest Hungary

Parliament Budapest – Robert Marse Photograph

The Hungarian Parliament tours must be booked in advance due to the limited number of places available on a given day. The plain entry tickets include a visit inside the Parliament, while the tour packages include both a visit and guided tour around the Hungarian Parliament building, and a guided tour inside the Parliament with a visit to the Hungarian Crown Jewels.
Most of the beauties inside can also be photographed, however, the security check in section and the Crown Jewels Dome Hall are two notable exceptions where taking photos is not allowed (in other parts of the tour route inside the Parliament building it is allowed).
NOTE: The House of Parliament of Hungary (which is a functional institution of Hungarian state affairs up to this very day) reserves the right to cancel any Parliament visits without further notice. If you have booked your ticket online, you will be refunded if the Parliament cancels the tour (refund T&C apply) or you can reschedule your visit (depending on the remaining slots left for re-booking, normally not in English, or just in a very early hour).

Guided tours at the Parliament are in multiple languages:

Short guided tours in the Parliament are also offered for EU citizens. Show your EU passport to proved your EU member citizenship and you can have a free guided tour. You still need to book in advance if you want to avoid the long waiting lines at the Hungarian Parliament.

English: starting at 10 am, 12 pm, 12.30 pm, 1.30 pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm on several days a week. Please check the online booking calendar for available days and hours on a given day of the month
German: 10 am, 1.30 pm and 2.30 pm on several days a week. Please check the online booking calendar for available days and hours on a given day of the month
French: 11 am and 2 pm on several days a week. Please check the online booking calendar for available days and hours on a given day of the month
Russian: 12.30 pm and 3.30 pm on several days a week. Please check the online booking calendar for available days and hours on a given day of the month
Hebrew: 12.45 pm on several days a week. Please check the online booking calendar for available days and hours on a given day of the month
Italian: 10.30 am, 1.45 pm, 2.45 pm and 3.45 pm on several days a week. Please check the online booking calendar for available days and hours on a given day of the month
Spanish: 10.30 am, 1.45 pm, 2.45 pm and 4 pm on several days a week. Please check the online booking calendar for available days and hours on a given day of the month
Tickets for the guided tours can be bought at Gate 10 (Gate X) a quarter of an hour earlier the tour.

Security Check in Budapest Parliament

Guided tour Budapest Parliament

Tour in Budapest Parliament – di Grimmo Photography

When you enter the Hungarian Parliament building the Guards of the
Parliament will carry out a routine security check. You can only enter the Parliament if you let the guards check you. Just like at any airport, this is a routine check for the security of the building, the Coronation Jewels, and the ultimate political institution of the Hungarian nation. You can speed up the process of the security check if you co-operate with the Guards. Guards will need to check larger bags, backpacks, packages, so if you can, please visit the Budapest Parliament without bulky luggage or carry on bag.

What is Forbidden in the Hungarian Parliament?

Any harmful object that qualifies as a weapon is forbidden to be taken inside the building of the Hungarian Parliament.

The list of forbidden items are much like the list of items on airplanes: pocket knife, knife, gas spray, etc. Needless to say, weapons, guns, explosives, pyrotechnic devices are absolutely forbidden.

It is forbidden to take photos in 2 sensitive areas of the Parliament tour: first, the security check point, second the Dome of the Hungarian Crown Jewels.

Changing Time of Parliament Visit

Visitors of the Hungarian Parliament building may change the previously booked time of their tour without an additional charge if they contact the Parliament Tourism department 3 days before the date of the visit (the new date of the visit must be a later date than the original and only the remaining slots are available for the rescheduled Parliamentary visit).

Please note that the price of tours cancelled by Visitors is not refunded.

Cancellation of Tour by Parliament

The Hungarian Parliament building visit can be cancelled due to programs of the Parliament or state protocol events even directly before the visit. If the tour is cancelled on behalf of the Hungarian Parliament, the tour price will be refunded to the tourists.

The Office of the National Assembly will release the news of cancellation on the official website, Parlament.hu. If you have submitted an email address during your Parliament tour registration, you will be informed via email. In this case the already paid admission fees will be reimbursed.

Visitor Centre in the Hungarian Parliament

The Visitor Centre is the tourism hub of the Hungarian Parliament with a cafe and gift shop.

You can find more information about the Visitor Centre of the Hungarian Parliament here.
Updated about Hungarian Parliament Tours: Jun 30, 2019
Disclaimer: HungarianParliament.com focuses on Parliament Tours exclusively as part of Budapest Tickets Ltd. The official institution and site of state affairs is the Houses of Parliament of Hungary (Orszaghaz), parlament.hu.

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    HungarianParliament.com is a privately owned tour agency of Budapest Tickets Ltd. specialising in tour packages that include visiting the Parliament in Budapest. Our site does not represent the Houses of Parliament of Hungary (Orszaghaz), which is the official institution of state affairs.