5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

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  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
Experience Budapest from a local’s perspective on this private walking tour of the city’s main sights and off-the-beaten-path locales. With your expert local guide, visit Heroes’ Square, City Park, Vajdahunyad Castle, St Stephen’s Basilica, the Szechenyi Baths and more. Admire Gellért Hill from the banks of the Danube River, explore the cobblestone streets of the Buda Castle District, and enjoy a rest break at a local cafe, where you’ll enjoy coffee and two traditional Hungarian pastries. Your guide will cater the tour to the group’s interests and provide detailed commentary about Hungarian culture and history along the way.

Highlights

  • 3-hour private walking tour of Budapest
  • Discover Budapest through the eyes of a local as your private guide leads you through the city
  • Visit top Budapest attractions including Heroes’ Square, City Park, St Stephen’s Basilica and the Buda Castle District
  • Peek into the Szechenyi Baths, one of the largest public baths in Europe
  • Admire Gellért Hill, the Citadella fortress and the Royal Palace from the banks of the Danube River
  • Learn about Budapest’s history, culture, sights and traditions – participation encouraged!
  • Enjoy a choice of coffee, tea, soft drink or mineral water and two traditional Hungarian pastries (included) during your rest break

What You Can Expect

Private Walking Tour: Budapest City Highlights

Admire Vajdahunyad Castle on your private Budapest Walking Tour!

Choose between a morning, afternoon or evening tour, and then meet your private guide at your Budapest hotel. This private tour is specifically catered to meet the group’s interests, so if there’s something in particular you’d like to do or see, simply let your guide know.

After an introduction to the city, take a quick ride via public transport (tickets included) to Heroes' Square, one of Budapest’s main squares, and nearby City Park (Városliget), where you’ll learn about Hungary’s history and culture through the chronological line of kings. Walk through City Park to see the exterior of Vajdahunyad Castle, a complex built for the World Fair in 1896. As your guide will point out, this castle displays typical architecture found throughout Hungary.

Next, make your way to the Szechenyi Baths, the largest thermal bath in Budapest and one of the largest public baths in Europe. Learn about Hungary’s bath culture, and if the baths are open, take a peek inside.

Take the Millennium metro back toward the city center and hop off at the end of Andrassy Boulevard. Your guide will explain the significance of this street in Hungarian culture and nobility. You'll then head to St Stephen’s Basilica, a Roman Catholic basilica named in honor of Stephen, the first King of Hungary at the turn of the 11th century. Today, it is the third-largest church in the country!

Around midday, head to a local café for a taste of traditional Hungarian pastries. Enjoy two of these homemade retes (a traditional type of strudel) with a choice of coffee, tea, soft drink or mineral water (included).

After your refreshment break, continue down to the banks of the Danube River, where you’ll be treated to a lovely view of Gellért Hill, the Citadella fortress, the Buda Hills and the Royal Palace as you cross the river via the Chain Bridge.

For the final leg of the tour, climb the steps up to the Buda Castle District, home to a 13th-century castle and palace complex of the Hungarian kings. Wander through the old cobblestone streets and alleys to the finishing point in front of Matthias Church and Fisherman’s Bastion. From here, perhaps ask your guide for recommendations on what to do or see next.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the area. As a school teacher he was able to give us not only a working knowledge of the area, but also personal insight.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

George was terrific. Very thoughtful and very informative. The pastries were outstanding.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The tour was outstanding. Our guide George was full of enthusiasm and he has indepth knowledge of Hungarian history. I highly recommend him as your private guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Guide was prompt and knowledgeable. Brought to our attention items which we never would have noticed on our own. A worthwhile introduction to the impressive city that is Budapest.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

What a fabulous tour guide we had! His name is Tomas and he made our tour a true adventure.Not only was he knowlegible but quite flexible in that he had to tweek our tour a bit because we had visited some of the sites on the Buda side previously that day.No Problem for Tomas!! He took us on public transportation,gave us insights on many of the day to day experiences of being Hungarian and living in Budapest.Being on a walking tour affords a great tour guide like Tomas a chance to show us the city thru his eyes..we even had time for a little snack .A 5 experience !!And if all the tour guides at Absolute Tour are like Tomas you are in for a great excursion!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent, really good introduction to the city. really enjoyed it despite the torrential rain at times

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

The guide was due at 9.30am but by 9.45 had not turned up. We rang the office and was told that someone was on their way! Apparently the original guide had failed to respond so they sent a replacement who was brilliant! Anna was extremely knowledgeable and a lovely young lady who fitted in as much as she could in the allotted time of 2 and half hours rather than the 3 we should have had.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Zsolt was a GREAT tour guide. Despite the rain, we were treated to an unbelievable tour of Budapest. We learned and saw more than we ever could have imagined or done on our own. Zsolt gave us great tips for places to eat, drink, and shop throughout the rest of our trip. Zsolt, koszonom.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Las'zlo was an excellent and personable guide. Very knowledgable and relaxed.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

My tour guide was excellent! She worked with me and ensured that I saw the sights that I wanted to. She also gave me a lot of information about Budapest and Hungary. And she ensured that I got my photo by the parliament even though that meant taking two different modes of transportation.

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