This 2024, immerse yourself in the opulence and history of one of Budapest’s most iconic landmarks—the Hungarian State Opera House. With the special OperaTour, visitors have the unique opportunity to explore the majestic interiors of this cultural treasure. Whether you’re a die-hard opera fan, a lover of architecture, or simply in search of an extraordinary experience in Budapest, the OperaTour is an event you won’t want to miss.
Join the OperaTour for an unforgettable journey through the Hungarian State Opera House. Discover its architectural beauty, historical secrets, and musical heritage, culminating in a private concert by the opera’s talented soloists.
Why You Should Book an OperaTour
A Tour for Every Language
OperaTour caters to a diverse audience with 60-minute tours available daily in English at 13:30, 15:00, and 16:30. For those looking for a more personalized experience, Italian, French, Spanish, German, and Hungarian language tours are periodically available.
- Regular Tour Price: 9000 HUF
- Hungarian Language Tour Price: 5000 HUF Tickets can be purchased at the box office or online, with booking available one week in advance. The tours, welcoming visitors from the age of 3 and under for free, commence in the grand foyer.
Exclusive Insights and Private Tours
Groups are limited to 30 participants to ensure a personalized experience. During rehearsals, parts of the theater normally off-limits are revealed, offering a unique route through the opera house. Note that the auditorium is not accessible during rehearsals and the building tours are paused during performances.
- A short concert by the OPERA soloists is included at the end of the tour.
- Photography without flash or tripod is allowed for personal use, capturing memories of your visit.
- Available daily from 9:00–13:00 or alongside regular tours with a separate guide.
- Foreign Language Private Tour: 5500 HUF per person (with concert), 4000 HUF per person (without concert).
- Hungarian Language Private Tour: 3500 HUF per person (with concert), 3000 HUF per person (without concert).
- Concerts can be added to private tours for an additional 45,000 HUF.
Q: How can I book a tour? A: Register your interest for a private tour by clicking here or contact the tour office for more information.
Q: What’s included in the ticket price? A: Alongside the tour, enjoy a brief concert by the opera’s soloists. The ticket allows for photography without flash for personal use.
Q: Are there any restrictions during the tour? A: The auditorium may not be accessible during rehearsals, and tours do not operate during performance times.
A Cultural Highlight in Budapest
The OperaTour at the Hungarian State Opera House presents a remarkable blend of music, art, and history. It’s an ideal activity for tourists and locals alike, offering a glimpse into the heart of Hungary’s musical and architectural heritage.