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  • Location:Budapest, Hungary
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Budapest City Walking Tour

Stretch your legs and see the sights on this 3-hour Budapest walking tour. Your local guide will lead to the jewels of the city, including UNESCO World Heritage sites like Heroes’ Square, where iconic statues of the Seven Chieftains of the Magyars sit, as well as the beautiful Buda Castle. You’ll take a break with two delicious Hungarian pastries and a hot drink. This walking tour is limited to 15 people, keeping the experience intimate as you discover all that this incredible city has to offer. 


  • 3-hour small-group walking tour of Budapest
  • See Budapest main sites such as as Heroes' Square, Vajdahunyad Castle, Danube Promenade and Buda Castle District
  • Enjoy two delicious Hungarian pastries with some tea, coffee or mineral water
  • Maximum of 15 participants ensures a more personalized experience
  • Escorted by a private English-speaking guide

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What You Can Expect

Budapest City Walking Tour

Budapest Absolute City Walking Tour

Stroll across the streets of Budapest with a local guide on this 3-hour tour. Beginning at the Hungarian State Opera House, you’ll hop on the metro for a quick ride out to City Park, beloved by locals and visitors alike, and Heroes’ Square. There you’ll see the impressive statues of Hungary’s most important national leaders. After taking a walk through the park, you’ll come to the Vajdahunyad Castle, constructed in 1896 as part of the Millennial Exhibition, which celebrated 1,000 years since the Hungarian Conquest of the Carpathian Basin.

Your next stop will be the popular Szechenyi Spa, Europe’s largest thermal bath, before taking the metro back into the city center.

From there, you’ll encounter the neo-classical structure of St. Stephen’s Basilica, one of the two tallest buildings in Budapest. Afterward, take a load off your feet in a Hungarian cafe where you can relax with a hot drink and two delicious pastries included in the price of your ticket.

After your snack, you’ll continue along the cobblestone streets towards Ferenciek Square and Vaci Street, a strip well-known for its shops and trinkets. You’ll then walk along the Danube Promenade, taking in the panorama of Gellert Hill and the Citadel, while snapping a photo of the Chain Bridge. You’ll conclude your tour in the Buda Castle District, where you can take the last of your photos from the stunning lookout at Fisherman's Bastion.

Customer Reviews

Ellen H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

As always Viator and their guides are top - learned a lot and had fun doing it! Our guide, George was sensational!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Excellent tour . Really knowledgable guide

Philippa B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very good indeed. Fantastic guide and great food. Very good value would recommend.

Amy P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Was a fantastic tour. Laszlo was really great and knows his history. Would highly recommend

Brandon A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Its a great tour with a great guide. Be warned though, it started late and went significantly over time which was fine with us but could negatively impact someone.

Ken P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our guide Balint was knowledgeable and personable and provided just the right amount of information. The group was small and we were able to ride the metro as well as do a fair amount of walking. Very enjoyable!

charlie h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Guide was fun and knowledgeable. Budapest is simply amazing!!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was a very good overview of Budapest and our young guide, George did a very good job. Because the tour combines walking and public transportationmetro, you begin to get a good idea how to get around in Budapest very quickly. The tour went to most of the favorite tourist attractions and you got an idea whether you wanted to return for more in-depth visits. Word of warning: George felt the funicular on Buda side was a waste of money and we climbed the steps up to Church, Fisherman's Bastion area. It was our first day in Budapest after arriving from the US and it was not an easy climb. Other than this point, it is a great tour.

Alexander F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent walking tour with a super guide in Tomas. We saw and learnt a lot in a four hour tour which covered large parts of the city centre. Highly recommended for people considering this excursion.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Andi was an amazing tour guide! She gave a comprehensive tour with both the historical facts of Budapest and an appreciation of the resolve and pride of the Hungarian people. It was one of the best tours we took in a 3 wk trip throughout the area. Thanks Andi, YOU made the trip!

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