Budapest Walking tours

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Budapest: Classic Buda Castle Walking Tour

1. Budapest: Classic Buda Castle Walking Tour

Follow your guide through through the history and sights of the Buda Castle District on this walking tour in Budapest. Hear stories from Hungarian history as you see sights like the President's Palace, the Royal Palace, and the Hungarian Parliament building. Begin your tour at the Baroque Holy Trinity Statue and walk to the 15th century, Gothic Matthias Church. Admire the fairy-tale like Fishermen's Bastion and take in views of the Danube river and the Parliament building from the Neo-Romanesque terraces. Stroll along the old cobble-stone streets to get to the President's Palace and the Royal Palace complexes. Walk around the courtyards and fountains, and look at the proud guards outside the palace.  Marvel at stunning views of the other side of the city across the majestic Danube River from the royal terraces. Capture pictures of views of the Margaret Bridge, the Chain Bridge, the Elizabeth Bridge, and the Liberty Bridge. Visit the other side of the castle and enjoy an excellent view towards the forested Buda Hills from the medieval walls. End your tour near the Holy Trinity Statue where it began. 

3-Hour Orientation Walking Tour of Buda and Pest

2. 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, Buda Castle, and the Royal Palace.  While the tour is mainly on foot, you will also use 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 travelers, including older and younger tourists, this is a fantastic way to experience this vibrant city.

Jewish Budapest: 3-Hour Small Group Tour with Historian

3. Jewish Budapest: 3-Hour Small Group Tour with Historian

Discover one of the most popular areas of inner Pest. The 7th district is where Jewish culture has bloomed for over 200 years and today hosts the largest and most active Jewish community of Eastern Europe. As a highlight of the tour, visit the Rumbach Street Synagogue and discover the neighborhood of the Dohány Street Synagogue, which is the largest in Europe and one of the largest synagogues in the world.  Walk through the Jewish Quarter, on the streets of the former Ghetto, which hosts synagogues, monuments, kosher restaurants, and kosher shops. Hear local stories of this neighborhood and about Budapest. During your walk, visit the Carl Lutz Memorial, dedicated to one of the Righteous Among the Nations, who is also known as Hungary’s Schindler. Then pass by the lively Gozsdu Passage and visit the Rumbach Street Synagogue, built in 1872 by Viennese architect Otto Wagner. Apart from the largest Synagogue of Europe, and the other two most important Synagogues, hear local tips about the ruin pubs and nightlife. Learn about the street art and other secrets of Elizabeth Town.

Budapest: Multilingual Highlights Tour

4. Budapest: Multilingual Highlights Tour

Take in famous sights Budapest has to offer, get to take some fantastic photos, and enjoy many essential facts and stories, choosing your preferred language from several options. Starting at Deak Square, walk across Elizabeth park, before exploring Saint Stephen's Basilica, the biggest Catholic Church of the city where the Holy Right hand of the first king is preserved. From there, take the public transport to Buda Castle on the other side of the river Danube, visiting the Royal Palace, as well as the exterior of the Gothic Matthias Church and Fishermen's Bastion. From here, enjoy the view over the Danube bridges, the parliament and other monuments on both banks of the river. After the tour, you can enjoy some local dishes in a typical eatery or a village cake in a pastry shop.

Budapest: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

5. Budapest: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

Eat your way through Budapest's culinary scene on a private food tour. Go on a delicious journey as you try 10 of the best food items beloved by the locals: from savory to sweet and local drinks; this tour leaves every foodie satisfied. Enjoy a bite of the ultimate classics Chimney cake and Lángos and taste them in their authentic, local flavor. Each tasting is typical of the local cuisine and hand-picked by your local guide passionate about food.  Visit Szimpla Kert, Great Market Hall, and The Great Synagogue plus other remarkable spots in between food stops and hear about their history and cultural relevance from your knowledgeable guide. 

Budapest: Private Tour with a Local

6. Budapest: Private Tour with a Local

With this welcoming tour, transform your way of traveling to make it as much about the people you meet as it is the places you see. Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about his or her city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat and buy groceries, discover the easiest ways to get around and learn about the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information needed to make the most of your stay.

Budapest: City Center Walking Tour

7. Budapest: City Center 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 traumatic past as a center of Nazi occupation and Communist oppression.  Finish your tour in Kossuth Square and admire the sights surrounding the majestic Hungarian Parliament building. Hear stories of dictatorship and the 1956 revolution. Afterwards, you can pay a visit to the poignant Shoes on the Danube Bank monument or enjoy a stroll along the banks of the river.

Budapest: Downtown and Jewish Quarter Tour in German

8. Budapest: Downtown and Jewish Quarter Tour in German

We start the tour at the Houses of Parliament with a short explanation of the hungarian history. Then it followes a walk through the Downtown with the old buildings from the 1890s: art niveau palaces, the Postal Saving Bank, the Hungarian National Bank and the St. Stephan's Basilica. After this, the walk continues in the famous jewish districht, where several synagogues and jewish monuments can be find. But not only: modern street art and ruin pubs are here too (you'll get many tips of good restaurants & bars, of course). The end of the walking tour is at the Kazinczy street, near to the Karavan Street Food court and the famous Szimpla ruin pub.

Budapest: Kings and Dracula Tour with Vajdahunyad Castle

9. Budapest: Kings and Dracula Tour with Vajdahunyad Castle

Meet your English-speaking tour guide at the impressive Heroes' Square, the largest square in Budapest. Visit the Millennium Monument, commemorating 1000 years of Hungarian history. In front of the monument you will find the grave of the unknown soldier, and on the two sides of the square you will see the Arts Hall and the Fine Arts Museum. Next, head to City Park, the oldest public park in the world. Walk over a bridge to reach an island on the lake, home to the romantic Vajdahunyad Castle. In the inner courtyard of the castle you will discover some interesting public statues including that of Anonymus, the first history writer of Hungary. All around the courtyard there are copies of buildings representing different periods and styles of Hungarian architecture. You will also hear the scariest story of the tour, and see a statue of Dracula as well as the copy of the Transylvanian castle tower where the real Dracula (Vlad Dracul the Impaler) was born. The end of the tour is optional. You can finish the tour right there at the castle, or you can continue on your own to visit the nearby House of the Music, Budapest's newest attraction. An other option can be to walk back with your tour guide to the nearest metro station. It is just 5 minutes walk next to the main building of the famous Szechenyi Baths, the largest thermal bath of Europe. After the tour you can enter the baths to try their magic effect, or you can take the subway from the station next to the baths to return directly to the city center.

Budapest: Street Art Tour

10. Budapest: Street Art Tour

Nothing gives you a better insight into the cultural undercurrents of contemporary Budapest than its street art. Dive into a scene that’s been boldly growing and consistently pushing creative boundaries over the last few years on a walking tour where you will gain an insider's perspective on the city's history, culture, and politics. The bulk of this tour will be spent looking at murals, graffiti, and other forms of street art. The more you explore, the more you’ll find, dotted around the otherwise bare walls of the city’s Jewish Quarter. But you're not just here to take photos. Benefit from a discussion of each piece, in which you will get familiarized with the themes, socio-political context, and artists behind the artworks. With local artists dominating the scene – and using their work to celebrate the ideas, values, and ways of life that locals are passionate about – you’ll find yourself getting an accidental lesson in history and culture. Our small group tours are limited to 8 people, so you’ll have plenty of chances to ask questions and get local tips. 

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What people are saying about Budapest

Fantastic place, food and wine. We really enjoyed our tastings and we learned a lot about Hungarian wines. We had fun and met new people too.

This was a wonderful experience. The information was shared in an engaging fashion and the charcuterie and wine were excellent.

Perfect day, excellent leadership, extensive expertise, space-time/management balanced, conclusion: definitely do it

Our guide was very knowledgeable and relatable. He made the tour very enjoyable.

der Guide Gabor war super und die Führung sehr interessant..