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Budapest: Guided Bike Tour

1. Budapest: Guided Bike Tour

There is no easier way to explore Budapest than this guided English bicycle tour. Ride down to Duna Corso, the Chain Bridge and climb the Castle District to enjoy the view and travel back in time. Descend to the Danube to ride along the river and chill out on the Margaret Island before visiting the House of Parliament, Freedom Square and St. Stephen’s Basilica. After a trip on Andrássy avenue, seeing the Opera house and the House of Terror on the way, the tour reaches the Heroes square and City Park before returning back to the office.

Jewish Budapest: 3-Hour Small Group Tour with Historian

2. 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 neighborhood of the Dohány Street Synagogue, which is the largest in Europe and the second largest 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 Kazinczy Street Synagogue, which is one of the largest operating orthodox synagogues in Europe, built in art-nouveau style. Apart from the largest Synagogue of Europe, and the other two most important temples of the Synagogue Triangle, hear local tips about the ruin pubs and nightlife. Learn about the street art and other secrets of Elizabeth Town. Towards the end of the tour, get to know one of the coolest ruin bars in Elizabeth Town. Then pass by the lively Gozsdu Passage and discover the inside of the Kazinczy Street Synagogue.

Budapest: Hands-On Strudel Making Class

3. Budapest: Hands-On Strudel Making Class

Delight in a 2.5-hour hands-on culinary experience making traditional strudels in a small group. Delight in a hands-on culinary experience making traditional strudels. Bake 2 different strudels with your choice of filling and enjoy eating them afterward. Make your way to the local partner's private apartment in the center of Budapest. With your professional chef, discover the history of the strudel, a typical Habsburg Empire dessert whose origins can be traced to the Turkish influence in Hungary. Learn about the dessert's importance to wedding dinners in the countryside, as well as about wider Hungarian cuisine, customs, and everyday life. Then, delight in learning the local partner's mother's recipe, which makes the stretched version of the strudel. Stretch the elastic pastry by hand until it is very thin, under your chef's guidance. Fill your strudels with typical fillings — such as poppy-seed with pumpkin, sweet or salty cabbage, and sweet cottage cheese cream — and then put them in the oven to bake.  While you wait, taste some other typical Hungarian bites and enjoy some Palinka (fruit brandy), Hungarian wine, soft drinks, mineral water, tea, or coffee. When your strudels are ready, sit down and savor them together with your group. Finally, take the recipes home with you so you can recreate the strudels for your family and friends.

Budapest: Street Art Tour

4. 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. 

Alternative Budapest Walking Tours

5. Alternative Budapest Walking Tours

Explore Budapest through its alternative cultures on a 3-hour small group walking tour of the sights and historical landmarks that other tours rarely show you. Go deeper into Budapest’s underground music, fashion and art scenes, and explore the present and future, rather than the past. Head away from the main tourist hangouts to explore Budapest's Jewish district, where the city’s alternative culture is kicking off. Just like East Berlin after the wall, Budapest's uncared for districts are becoming the places to be. Learn about, and visit, squats, cultural centers, abandoned synagogues and art galleries. Stop for a coffee or beer at an art and coffee collective, or a ruin bar-cum community center, bike workshop and analogue photography gallery!

Underground Cave Walk into Budapest's most famous caves

6. Underground Cave Walk into Budapest's most famous caves

Spending the day cave-exploring is one of the lesser known ways to enjoy Budapest. This tour is for for those who want something more active and less touristic than museums and ruin pubs. Join us and discover the most characteristic caves of Budapest, nestled within the beautiful Buda Hills, 35-40 minutes from the city center. Follow professional English-speaking guides, members of the Hungarian Caving Association. With their guidance you will have access to some parts of the caves where most of tourists can’t enter. We will visit two caves both of which are equipped with pavement and artificial lighting, although there are some ladders to climb. Their distance from each other is 800 meters and our visit will cover 500 meters in each caves. Both caves have a special thermal origin caused by an up welling of warm mineral rich water from a deep level, unlikely to the word’s most caves which are mostly formed by solutional activity via down flow of water. Our first site is Szemlő-hegyi Cave, also known as the underground flower garden of Budapest, as the mineral-laden waters have created forms such as cauliflowers, pea stones and popcorn, with walls of mineral deposits that are unique to Europe. Because the caves enjoy a steady temperature of 10 degrees Celsius with pure - dust and allergen free - air along with 100% humidity, the lowest level of the cave is succesfully used to heal respiratory problems. An interactive exhibition about caves and an outdoor rock exhibition with an educational trail makes the experience even more colourful. As there is no underground connection between the two caves, we will take a pleasant pavement walk of about 10-15 minutes to the Pál-völgyi Cave. Marvel at the longest cave system of Hungary, around 32 kilometers, known for its lofty passageways and great difference levels. Here, find stunning stalactite and stalagmite formations and glittering calcite crystals. Experience the famous Theater Hall, renowned as an echo chamber with impressive acoustics. Finish your tour with a peek at the quarry from one of the caves many hidden exits. Both caves have a cafeteria, so you can have a coffee-pause or refreshments in Szemlő-hegyi Cave, or after the tour you can chill at the moody beer terrace of the Pál-völgyi cave.

Budapest: Castle District Walk with Café Stop

7. Budapest: Castle District Walk with Café Stop

This private small-group walking tour provides an insight into the fascinating history of Buda Castle District, from medieval days to the present. Your guide will explain how Castle Hill was originally designed, and how the area was used by a number of different cultures over the centuries. During this 2.5-hour tour you’ll see the major landmarks and monuments of the district, including the Royal Palace, the Presidential Palace, Disz Square, Holy Trinity Square, Hess Andras Square, and the Fisherman’s Bastion. You’ll have the opportunity to admire the interior of Matthias Church, and hear the stories behind the fascinating sites. You’ll also enjoy a break for coffee and cake at a cosy café in the Castle District.

Budapest: 2-Hour Small Group Night Walking Tour

8. Budapest: 2-Hour Small Group Night Walking Tour

Meet your guide and begin your exploration of Budapest at night. Witness some of the most impressive viewpoints of the city, such as the Fisherman's Bastion, with a view over the residential quarters of the Buda Hills, the Chain bridge from both Buda and Pest side, followed by a walk in the inner Pest area and its promenades. During the small group walking tour (with a maximum of 10 guests), hear stories about many of the most important and famous monuments in the Hungarian capital as you gain an insight into Hungarian history. Receive recommendations of any kind from the best street food to partying and romantic restaurants from your guide and feel free to ask any question about Budapest, its sites, its past, and present.

From Budapest: Mátra Hills Wine Tour

9. From Budapest: Mátra Hills Wine Tour

Escape the hustle and bustle of Budapest for the day and visit the Mátra Hills, a wine-growing region known for its white wine, although you will also have the opportunity to sample some outstanding reds as well.  On the journey from Budapest, learn more about the history of Hungary's wine-growing traditions from your guide. Pay a visit to 2 different wineries and get the opportunity to meet local winemakers and learn more about their work. One of the winemakers you will meet was recently awarded the coveted title of 'Hungarian Winemaker of the Year'. Sample 4 different wines in each winery as well as a range of local snacks including meat, cheese, and olives. Get dropped off back at the meeting point in Budapest at the end of the tour.

Budapest: Inner City Walking Tour in German

10. Budapest: Inner City Walking Tour in German

Discover the most iconic locations in Budapest on this walking tour of the inner city of Pest. Start your tour with a stroll through Elizabeth Park and see Budapest Eye, the largest Ferris wheel in Europe. After a short walk, 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 statue of Mr. Safe, which 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, pay a visit to the poignant Shoes on the Danube Bank monument or enjoy a stroll along the banks of the river.

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What people are saying about Budapest

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 197 reviews

My partner and I had an absolutely wonderful tour with our tour guide Christina! she taught us so much about each monument, the history and all the reasons. She was so lovely and made the start of our trip wonderful. The coffee stop was really nice too and such a great place! We highly recommend this tour trip and We will definitely be recommending to family & friends.

Excellent tour with Gabriel (Gabor). just 3 in the group which was brilliant as we were able to ask lots of questions. saw absolutely loads in the time and learnt a lot. The guide was amazing and very knowledge and also approachable and friendly

Great tour with a very knowledgeable guide Aron. He is passionate about the history of Budapest and shares his passion and knowledge freely. We enjoyed our tour and learned about Budapest’s rich Jewish history.

Our local guide gave us a good flavor of local history, politics and location, which gave us a brilliant introduction to the city

The explanation was so nice and clear. And the route was fantastic. Learned a lot about Budapest. Peter was a great tour guide.