BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Budapest plans to offer a series of guided sightseeing tours around the country’s two most popular attractions in Budapest and surrounding cities, according to a document posted on the city’s city hall website.
Bulgarian and Romanian tourists could also take part in a special event, where the city will display a picture of the two countries’ former presidents, Miklos Vajda and Miklós Morác.
The government says it will send around 150 tour guides to visit the Budapest landmarks, which are in different parts of the city.
“We have always had an interest in Budapest, in the history of the country and in the cultural scene.
The city is known as a great tourist destination and the most important thing is that it is here that we can experience the sights of the past, present and future,” said Budapest Mayor Tomás Bölten.
Budapest plans to launch the “Budeticis” tour in August, but it will also offer the tours in the cities of Kraków, Budapest and Szeged.
Bulgaria has had a tourism boom in recent years as its economy is recovering from years of recession and the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Since 2000, the country has attracted more than 1 million tourists, more than the country had in the entire previous century.
(Reporting by David Stanway; Editing by Frances Kerry)