Guided tour

Budapest: Grand Walking Tour

Budapest: Grand Walking Tour

From US$ 62 per person

Walk through winding streets and grand boulevards and uncover Budapest's hidden details. Think of this as an advanced introduction to the city's history and architecture. Visit major sights and discover some locals-only spots.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Hear about Hungary’s 1000-year-long history, Hungarian culture and daily life
  • Get the inside scoop on the city’s people, customs and social scene from a local guide
  • Visit Pest highlights including lesser-known corners of the Pest Palace district, Oktogon, Andrássy Avenue, Heroes’ Square and the opera
Full description
Walking is the best way to explore Budapest, and the only way to truly discover the details hidden amongst the city’s streets. On this 4-hour grand walking tour led by an experienced local guide, you will visit a mix of many of the city’s major sights and lesser known ones which should not be missed. Focusing on the history of the city and the country, this tour will cover a large area of the city, squeezing in many places of interest. You’ll begin in the Pest Palace district with a glass of sparkling wine, as you get your bearings. In this neighborhood, you’ll see some stunning buildings (many of which have seen better days) including the Hungarian National Radio Building (which was an important site during the 1956 Revolution) and the National Museum. Briefly check out the neighboring Jewish district and see the Grand Synagogue (Europe’s largest), the Gozsdu udvar complex and bustling Király utca. In addition to seeing grand public spaces, you’ll see monuments including the heartbreaking Shoes on the Danube Holocaust Memorial and the Soviet Monument. You’ll also learn why there is a memorial to characters such as a US major and Ronald Reagan. Hop-on continental Europe’s oldest metro line (so you can cover more ground), and also stop for a coffee break at a favorite café. Budapest has layers of history, and this tour will reveal them through the telling of the stories of the buildings and streets, as well as the important players in Hungarian history from kings, dictators and freedom fighters to architects, writers and politicians.
Includes
  • English-speaking, experienced local guide
  • A glass of Hungarian sparkling wine to begin the tour with
  • Coffee break during the tour (one coffee/ drink included)
  • A few short trips on public transportation (including the continent’s oldest metro line)
  • Many stops for photos and questions
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

The tour will begin at Bródy Sándor utca 9. 1088 Budapest (District VIII) Just 150 meters from the National Museum, The Tasting Table is a 5 minute walk from both Astoria (M2) and Kálvin tér (M3). Trams 47 and 49 also stop at Astoria and Kálvin tér. From Astoria: After exiting the metro, walk south on Múzeum körút for one block. Turn left on Bródy Sándor utca. You will reach the cellar, which is on the right side of the street, in approximately 300 meters. From Kálvin tér: After exiting the metro, walk north on Kálvin tér, which will turn into Múzeum körút. Walk past the National Museum, and turn right on Bródy Sándor utca. You will reach the cellar, which is on the right side of the street, in approximately 300 meters.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Small group tour (2 - 8 guests)
  • For larger groups, please choose the "Big Group Tour" option when booking
  • For a private tour (which can be customized), please choose the "Private Tour" option when booking. If you have a preferred neighborhood or theme, please make this known and an effort will be made to make it happen
  • 4-hour tour (if you have someplace to be afterwards, please let your guide know at the beginning of the tour)
  • Prepare for lots of walking (and wear comfortable shoes), as this tour is a thorough tour of our capital
  • Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • If you’d prefer less walking, a private vehicle for an additional charge can be booked
  • Minimum numbers of 2 apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Customer reviews

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Our tour guide was superb, knowledgeable, eloquent, and was flexible in giving some extra time for photos. She was personable and shared some valuable insights into Hungarian history, Jewish history and present day life here. Excellent value, and we covered a good part of the Pest side.

October 23, 2019

George was a kind, knowledgeable and wise guide. We thoroughly enjoyed the time with him and would definitely recommend this tour to anyone looking for some in-depth insights!

August 12, 2021

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