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

Private Walking Tour: Budapest City Highlights

Enjoy an insider’s look at Budapest’s main attractions on a 3-hour private walking tour of the city. Your local guide will take you to popular thermal pools of the Szechenyi Baths, the beautiful green sprawl of City Park and the Buda Castle District across the Danube. You’ll hear facts and anecdotes about Hungarian history and the vibrant cultural scene of this capital city as you go. You’ll also have the chance to rest your feet with a stop at a café for coffee and two classic Hungarian pastries, included with your ticket.  


  • 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

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What You Can Expect

Private Walking Tour: Budapest City Highlights

Admire Vajdahunyad Castle on your private Budapest Walking Tour!

This 3-hour private tour of Budapest is built around the curiosities of your group, so if there’s a stop you don’t want to miss, be sure to let your guide know prior to departure. Your trip will begin with pickup from your centrally-located hotel.

Hop on public transportation (included with your ticket) to Heroes’ Square, a World Heritage Site noted for its iconic statues of the Seven Chieftains of the Magyars and other significant national leaders. Then, walk to the bordering City Park, which houses the Vajdahunyad Castle, constructed for the 1896 Millennial Exhibition in Hungary.

Afterward, pass the Szechenyi Baths, the largest thermal bath in Budapest and one of the largest baths in Europe. Your guide will discuss the history of Hungary’s bath culture and, if the baths are open, you’ll can take a look inside.

Next, take the metro to Andrassy Boulevard, filled with the rich history of the nobility and presently hosting an array of shops and restaurants. You'll then travel to St Stephen’s Basilica, a towering structure with remarkable acoustics, where a variety of classical music concerts are often held.

Then take a load off of your feet and settle into a café for break with two Hungarian pastries. This snack is included with your ticket and also comes with an option of coffee, tea, soda or water.

No trip to Budapest is complete without a stop at the Danube River, where you’ll head next. Enjoy a view of Gellért Hill, the Citadella and the Royal Palace as you cross the Chain Bridge over to the Buda side of the city.

The last part of the tour will take you up to the Buda Castle District. Wander through the old cobblestone streets to Matthias Church and Fisherman’s Bastion. Here you can enjoy fabulous views of the city as the tour concludes.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Tour guide was very informative and displayed a lot of enthusiasm. The guide actually spent more than the allotted time with us, since we asked a number of questions and had a really good dialogue with her about the city. This tour in our opinion was a really good value.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The private walking tour that we did along with the friends we were traveling with was the optimum way to go. Our guide, Ferenc Manu, was fantastic. He provided us with an informative tour and his love of his country was apparent. Within the four hours of the tour we covered many areas of the city and left the tour much more knowledgeable than when we started regarding Budapest and it's history. Excellent value.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Was a great tour. Unfortunately was raining all day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our guide iLdiko Bogata was great. She is. Very knowledgable and well traveled. Our itenerary was exactly what we wanted. I would recommend her to anyone that would like a private tour in Budapest.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Very thorough explanations. Great enthusiasm. Adapted the tour to our needs and goals. Great tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Very informative walking tour hitting just about all of the sites we wanted to see.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This tour was such a good way to see the highlights of Budapest, there was only two of us with our guide Ballint so we were able to ask questions and get information that would have been difficult in a bigger group. Ballint was a great guide, very intetesting and gave us insight to the history and life in Budapest. The stop at the cafe was lovely, great pastries and really good coffee. Would highly recommend this tour Budapest is an amazing city with an extensive history and this tour provides an awful lot in a few hours.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent. We loved Budapest and Jolst was an excellent guide. His other job is teaching, so he was very good at informing us in interesting ways about the historical sights.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our guide Brigit was great. She based our tour on what we wanted to there was no repetition on sights we had previously seen. The sights were unique - took us on the subway, we had wonderful pastries at a little shop. She was very knowledgeable ...answered every question without hesitation.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

James Kaftar, our guide, was brilliant! Desperately enthusiastic about his country's history and blessed with a great sense of humour. We had a fantastic time and learnt a lot. Loved every minute!

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