Budapest Private tours

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Budapest: St Stephen's Basilica Tour with Tower Access

1. Budapest: St Stephen's Basilica Tour with Tower Access

Meet your English-speaking tour guide in front of Saint Stephen's Basilica and start your guided tour inside the church. Built in the 2nd half of the 19th century, it is one of Budapest’s highlights, known for its monumental dome and beautiful Neo-Renaissance architecture. See the mysterious relic the Holy Right, the naturally mummified right hand of the first Hungarian king Saint Stephen who ruled the country in the 11th century and converted Hungarians to Christianity. Learn about the 1000 years old Christian history of a proud nation. Enjoy a guided tour inside the church to see its rich interior covered with real gold and decorated with many frescos and sculptures made by the best local artists of the late 19th century. Then, take an elevator and continue your guided tour to the panoramic terrace around the dome, an amazing lookout point above the whole of Budapest. After the guided tour you can use your ticket to enter the treasury and history exhibition of the basilica which you can explore at your own pace. If the church cannot be visited because of an unforeseen special ceremony, you will be compensated with a guided tour in the treasury and history exhibition where you will learn about the history of the building and about Cardinal Mindszenty the brave leader of the Catholic church who was tortured and imprisoned during the Communist regime.

Budapest Highlights: 2.5-Hour Segway Tour

2. 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.

Budapest: Private Transfer to/from Budapest Airport(BUD)

3. Budapest: Private Transfer to/from Budapest Airport(BUD)

Take the stress out of airport commutes by pre-booking your own private airport transfer to or from Budapest Airport. Rest back knowing you will be dropped off anywhere between city center and airport conveniently, safely and in comfort. Whether you are traveling in a bigger group or with extra luggage, tailor your private transfer to your needs by indicating what you need when you book. To ensure a relaxed transfer experience, you will receive a text message shortly before your scheduled pickup with your booking reference, our customer service number, and your driver's name and contact details. When you book your private transfer, remember to include your flight details. Your driver will track your flight so that no matter whether your flight arrives early, late or on-time, your driver will be there to greet you on arrival. Your driver will pick you up from the arrivals hall or agreed meeting point in the airport and help you to the vehicle with your luggage. Feel secure knowing that our customer service line runs 24/7 to support you in whatever you need. Sit back, relax and enjoy the views. Please be aware that in order to ensure a smooth travel, you will need to provide us your flight number as well as your drop off destination and pick up time.

Budapest: Fat Tire MonsteRoller E-Scooter Rental

4. Budapest: Fat Tire MonsteRoller E-Scooter Rental

Discover Budapest from a fresh perspective and rent a fat tire MonsteRoller e-scooter to explore at your own pace. Give your legs a rest and see much more than you would on an organized walking tour. Take control of a fully electric, zero-emission scooter that can reach speeds of up to 25 km/h and requires no driving license to operate. Whizz through the traffic using the bike lanes, or enjoy the freedom of the parks independently. No place is too far to reach, as the scooter can easily go up major hills and has a range of 40 kilometers per charge. Avail of the provided helmets, locks and lights to explore in safety, and stop wherever you want as parking on the sidewalks is legal and free.

3-Hour Orientation Walking Tour of Buda and Pest

5. 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.

Budapest: Live-Guided Castle District Segway Tour

6. Budapest: Live-Guided Castle District Segway Tour

Enjoy this 2-hour fully guided Budapest Castle District tour and see many of the city’s major attractions from the back of a unique, self-balancing vehicle. Your guide will provide you with a one-on-one training session, before you set off on the self-balancing Segway. You can enjoy touring in private groups, with a tour guide all of your own. Following your brief orientation, your tour will begin as you glide over to admire the views of the Fisherman's Bastion and Budapest Castle. You will traverse the Historic District, passing Liberty Square and the House of Parliament, before riding up to the scenic Buda Hill. From up here you can marvel at the Baroque architecture, while catching the aroma of traditional Hungarian "Kremshnit". You can then indulge in cake and a coffee at famous local cafe, before heading up to the highest point in Budapest of St. Matthias' Church.

Budapest: 1.5-Hour Fun Segway Sightseeing

7. Budapest: 1.5-Hour Fun Segway Sightseeing

Your Downtown Segway Tour starts with a training session. Your experienced tour guide will help you get used to the Segway and how to control it. Get the hang of it, and set off exploring Downtown, the historic district of the city. See attractions like the Hungarian Parliament, St. Stephen Basilica, Liberty Square, the Hungarian State Opera, the Shoes on the Danube Memorial, the 'Central Park' of Budapest's Downtown - Erzsébet square, and Chain Bridge. Glide along the waterfront, have fun, and enjoy your speedy Segway, pausing to take in stunning views of the Buda Castle and Fisherman's Bastion as well as the Chain Bridge. This is a private tour to keep the experience intimate as you glide past each historical site, hearing entertaining anecdotes and facts about the history of Budapest. Your guide will give you plenty of photo-ops, stopping frequently at the most instagramable spots, and they will introduce you to the most interesting stories about Budapest and even real Budapest experts will learn a lot.

Budapest: Multilingual Highlights Tour

8. 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: Live-Guided Segway Tour to Margaret Island

9. Budapest: Live-Guided Segway Tour to Margaret Island

Meet your guide then take part in a training session, so you can get comfortable driving the self-balancing Segway you will be riding for the tour. When ready, you will set off to explore sights such as the Hungarian Parliament Building and the Shoes on Danube on your way to Margaret Island. Then, cross the Margaret Bridge and glide around the sprawling Japanese Gardens, encountering a riverside park with numerous landmarks such as the Dominican Convent Church, the Ruins of Saint Michael Church, the water tower and more. You will then continue along the bike path and along the riverside, seeing beautiful panoramas of Parliament from the Buda side of the Danube. Throughout the tour, your guide will share interesting stories of Budapest, with regular stops for photo opportunities. You can also receive tips for places to go during your visit to the Pearl of Danube at the end of your tour, before being dropped off back at your starting point.

Budapest: Scenic Tuk Tuk Tour

10. Budapest: Scenic Tuk Tuk Tour

Start out in the heart of Budapest and head to the top of Gellért Hill on a 2-hour tuk tuk tour. See the Citadel, the Philosopher's Garden, the Castle Garden Bazaar, the Chain Bridge, the Gresham Palace and lots more. Sit back and enjoy the commentary by your driver/guide as you take in the best of Budapest. If you've already chosen the places you’d like to visit, or want some suggestions, the tuk tuk driver will be happy to accommodate and show you the beauty of Budapest. The tuk tuk is equipped with a tablet for access to PocketGuide, the audio tour app, free of charge. And of course, you can also download it to your phone.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 144 reviews

Very friendly and fantastic company and people to deal with. Excellent and safe training prior to riding the Segways. Very flexible and accommodating to the actual tour taken. Absolutely fantastic guide and host.

Amazing service. Driver stayed in touch until we reached the taxi. Good english and gave us a good insight into the sights.

It was a nice excursion. Yudith, our guide was very informative. Would have loved to see the ruins of Visegrad castle.

Very knowledgeable guide. Enthusiastic about Budapest, it's history and quirks.

Amazing, took the time to explain everything so thoroughly. Will be returning