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Our most recommended Budapest Walking Tours

  • Budapest Parliament 45-Minute Guided Tour

    1. Budapest Parliament 45-Minute Guided Tour

    On this 45-minute guided tour you’ll visit the interior of the magnificent House of Parliament in Budapest. Built in the Gothic Revival style, it is the third-largest Parliament building in the world. The building was designed by the renowned Hungarian architect, Imre Steindl, whose inspiration was the Palace of Westminster. It stretches along the Pest side of the Danube River from the Chain Bridge to the Margaret Bridge, and is 268 meters in length. Your guide will show you the splendid session room, the richly decorated central staircase, and the great vaulted hall. You’ll have the opportunity to visit the cupola room as well, which houses the Hungarian Crown Jewels and the Hungarian Holy Crown.

    Brilliant day out, lasted 45minutes, very knowledgeable. The parliament is breath taking!

  • From Budapest: Gödöllő Royal Sissi Guided Tour

    2. From Budapest: Gödöllő Royal Sissi Guided Tour

    Your 4-hour tour begins with a drive from Budapest to Gödöllö, site of the former summer residence of Queen Elisabeth, who was known as Sissi. This palace is the second-largest Baroque chateau in the world, and an estate that has preserved the atmosphere of 19th century royal splendor. Led by your knowledgeable guide, you’ll enjoy a tour of the renovated castle, and walk along the same hallways, on the same staircases, and through the lovely park as the Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary. At the end of your guided tour, you’ll be transferred back to your central Budapest hotel.

    Well organized bus trip to the palace but too much talking by the 3 guides in 4 different translations. The palace is a reconstructed and repainted version of the original rooms. Little is original. Not much historical information about her life

  • Buda Castle: History & Myths Evening Walking Tour

    3. Buda Castle: History & Myths Evening Walking Tour

    Away from the crowds of Pest, this informative and educational tour takes you to some of the charming, magical places of the city where Hungarian rulers once toiled deep into the night at the Buda Castle. Hear stories of cruelty and learn the despicable actions of Elizabeth Bathory, the bloody countess. You will also learn how the Romanian prince, Vlad Dracula ended up in the prison of Buda Castle. Join your Gothic-attired guide as they take you on a 2-hour walking tour of the city by night. Learn the history of Old Hungary where, according to legend, "vampires" were born and roamed the streets during this dark period of European history.

    Lots of fun, great guide, and awesome views of Budapeste at night. Totally worth it.

  • Budapest: Comfortable 3.5-Hour Guided E-Bike Tour

    4. Budapest: Comfortable 3.5-Hour Guided E-Bike Tour

    Explore Budapest, the so-called "Paris of the East," on a comfortable on a brand new e-bike from the leading German manufacturer, Kalkhoff. First up, take in the full-length of the Andrássy Avenue passing the Hungarian State Opera House, the House of Terror, and arrive at Heroes' Square. You can be sure your guide will have all the stories along the way. From Heroes' Square, continue into City Park where you’ll be surprised by a fake castle and the Széchenyi Thermal Bath, the largest and most popular in the city. The trip continues with highlights like the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music and the Jewish Quarter before diving into the downtown area.  See and learn about St. Stephen's Basilica, largest church in Budapest. In the heart of the financial district lies Liberty Square with a bloody history and a disputed Holocaust memorial. From here it is not far to the Hungarian Parliament Bui...

    Excellent activity, our guide spoke English very well, a very nice person and well informed about the history of the city.

  • Budapest: Wine, Cheese, and Charcuterie Tasting

    5. Budapest: Wine, Cheese, and Charcuterie Tasting

    There is no better combination than good wine and cheese - this tasting brings the two together. This annotated tasting experience features five top-notch Hungarian wines, paired with a selection of Hungary’s best artisan cheese and charcuterie, which will introduce you to the increasingly wonderful world of Hungarian wine. The sommelier-led tasting features a carefully curated selection of five great Hungarian wines, which together will give you a broad overview of Hungarian wine, including the history, the major regions, the important varieties, unique characteristics and styles, and promising trends. The final wine in the lineup will be a glass of sweet Tokaj aszú wine, one of the world’s greatest sweet wines (and an essential part of Hungary’s wine story). The tour's focus on indigenous Hungarian grape varieties and unique local styles, means that you may taste wines which you have...

    Overall it was an excellent experience, the best we have done in many cities. The host / owner is very knowledgable and professional but at the same time it was a very relaxed at ease experience. The wines were very nice (proper full glasses), especially the desert wine and the cheese and meat platter was done with a lot of thought and care and was very tasty. I no rush experience and we were actually there for 2 hours. You can also purchase the wines, oils and cheeses are available soon. Would highly recommend even if you are not necessarily a wine connoisseur. Many thanks to the host David and Alina Cyprus

  • Jewish Heritage Guided Walking Tour in Budapest

    6. Jewish Heritage Guided Walking Tour in Budapest

    See the most beautiful monuments of Budapest's Jewish district on this 90-minute guided walking tour. First, your guide shows you the most important chapters of the Hungarian Jewry’s history and the Elizabethtown. Meanwhile, walk on the streets of the so-called Pest Jewish Quarter, and explore the "status quo ante” Rumbach Street Synagogue (outside visit). As the highlight of the tour, visit the Dohány Street Synagogue (interior visit), which is the largest in Europe and the second largest in the world. You also get a local guided tour in the Jewish Museum, where you get acquainted with the Hungarian Jewish heritage trough a unique collection of art pieces from Hungary and Eastern Europe, and the rich tradition of Judaism, its holidays and everyday life.A separate room commemorates the Hungarian Holocaust.  Beside these you will visit the Martyrs’ Cemetery, the Raoul Wallenberg Memori...

    Our guide, Abel, was both knowledgeable and approachable. He managed to create a relaxed atmosphere amongst the group and had extensive knowledge of the history of the synagogue and beyond. We would highly recommend the tour for anyone interested in Jewish history and Hungarian history alike.

  • 3-Hour Orientation Walking Tour of Buda and Pest

    7. 3-Hour Orientation Walking Tour of Buda and Pest

    Enjoy a 3-hour walking tour of the twin cities of Buda and Pest, taking in all the most beautiful views and sights the city has to offer. On the way you'll get an insider's perspective from a local guide who will answer any questions you might have. Discover the local culture of Budapest, and sample the historic delights of the amazing city. The walking tour covers sights such as Saint Stephen's Basilica, Elizabeth Square, Matthias Church, and Buda Castle, as well as the Royal Palace. While the tour is mainly on foot, you will also use the public transport to cross the Danube from Pest to the Buda side. Your guide will give you a highly personalized visit. Learn about the city’s long and often turbulent history, as well as its contemporary culture. Perfect for all types of traveler, including older and younger tourists, this is a fantastic way to experience this vibrant city.

    I had a lovely time walking around the streets. My guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic, she explained so well and kept it entertaining with little curiosities. Gives you a good insight of the city and the lifestyle too. Definitely worth it.

  • Budapest: 2-Hour Walking Tour

    8. Budapest: 2-Hour Walking Tour

    Discover the most iconic locations in Budapest on this walking tour of the inner city of Pest. Start your stroll in Marcius 15 Square and admire the Gothic Medieval cathedral of the Great Blessed Lady. Walk along the Duna Corso river promenade and enjoy the beautiful view over the Danube, its bridges, and the Castle of Buda on the opposite side. Pass by the spectacular dance palace Pesti Vigado, and see the historical Gerbeaud Cafe in Vorosmarty Square. Take a stroll through Elizabeth Park and see Budapest Eye, the largest Ferris wheel in Europe. After a short walk, you will arrive at one of the highlights of the tour: St Stephen’s Basilica, with its monumental dome and colonnade.  Continue through the traditional pedestrian streets of the city and see the cute statue of Mr. Safe who will definitely make you smile. Next, arrive at Liberty Square where you will learn about Budapest's tr...

    It was a pleasant experience! The tour itself was thorough but, most importantly, our guide was very charismatic and knew how to captivate us. We have definitely learned a lot about the Hungarian history.

  • Budapest: Walking Tour of Buda Castle with a Historian

    9. Budapest: Walking Tour of Buda Castle with a Historian

    On this amazing 2.5-hour walking tour, get acquainted with the historical core of Buda, the oldest part of Budapest. Experience more than 1100 years of Hungarian history coming alive in front of you through your history buff tour guide's presentations, and learn all about the local significance of the Buda Castle: a district where thousands of people live and many more go for romantic strolls, enjoying the superb views and lights. You will walk through the winding alleys and experience breathtaking views from the ramparts. Be ready for the fascinating historical stories about Buda Castle from the Middle Ages to World War II.  Explore the whole complex of the Buda Castle District including the Royal Palace, Savoy Terrace, Matthias Fountain, Palace Gardens, Alexander Palace, the Hungarian Presidential Palace, Matthias Church, and get panoramic views of the Parliament & the Pest side from...

    Very interesting tour, allowing to better understand main stages of Hungarian history and to discover it's heritage. Our guide was very nice and provided clear explanations.

  • Budapest Highlights: 2.5-Hour Segway Tour

    10. Budapest Highlights: 2.5-Hour Segway Tour

    Discover Budapest’s best-known attractions all in one tour, and speed around the city with ease as you explore it via Segway. Meet your guide at a time that works best for you tat a time tailored to fit your schedule, before getting acquainted with your Segway. Once you feel comfortable, you can set off and explore the city. You’ll discover the UNESCO-listed Chain Bridge, glide up to the Budapest Castle, Fisherman's Bastion, Buda Hill and the downtown of Pest. Your guide will introduce you to the most interesting stories and history about Budapest, with even Budapest experts standing to learn a lot from this tour. Ideal for travelers seeking a quick and fun overview of the city, the tour includes full training, equipment, and photos.

    We have just finished our tour and had the best time! Our tour guide was lovely, knowledgable and very accommodating. I wanted to go and see ‘the shoes’ which were not part of the itinerary but that was no problem for him, he was more than happy to take us. We learnt lots about Budapest and have lots of amazing photos for our memories!

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What people are saying about Budapest

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 8,329 reviews

Cristian (sorry, I’m sure I’m spelling. It wrong ) was a wonderful guide. He took us through the history of the Jewish community of Budapest with some stops in the “street art” scene, local culture and politics, and how ruin bars played a major part in the revival of the entertainment district! If you’re ever in Budapest, even for just a few hours, this is definitely the activity you should be doing.

Lots of fun, great guide, and awesome views of Budapeste at night. Totally worth it.

Wonderful tour and optimal explanation of the sights. Highly recommended!

The tour was exactly as advertised with a very knowledgeable tour guide

Very beautiful and we had a very good guide that explained everything.