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Stretch your legs and see the sights on this Budapest walking tour. Your local guide leads you 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. Take a break with a delicious Hungarian dessert 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.
Travel through Budapest’s historic Jewish Quarter on a walking tour and learn about the community that remains active there today. See the Kazinczy Street Synagogue, Raul Wallenberg Holocaust Memorial Park, the Jewish Museum and more, as your guide discusses in-depth the Jewish heritage behind the streets that you pass. With two routes to choose from, you’ll hear about the community’s past and the important role that the Jewish culture plays in contemporary Hungarian society.
Sample the best of Budapest on this culinary walking tour. Your expert foodie guide shows you the local ingredients at the Great Market Hall and where to try a hot helping of goulash, a stew made Hungarian-style with paprika and other famous local dishes. Stop for a seasonal sweet treat, an award-winning, authentic hand-made chocolate bonbon and in a local restaurant taste a world-famous Hungarian dish and a popular dessert tasting. As you walk, relish the chance to snap photos of top attractions like the Great Synagogue and get a glimpse into smaller hidden streets.
Spend 2-hours exploring the exterior of the Buda castle district by night and listen to gruesome historical facts and the bloody side of the Hungarian history in the XV-XVII century, and learn the myths of Vlad Dracula and Elizabeth Báthory, once your Storyteller will reveal the despicable actions of these two mad figures, all along with vampire stories of the 19° century.
Note that Mysterium Tours does NOT craft typical guided tours for tourists, these are immersive storytelling experiences about legends, histories and tales not always associated with the building we stand in front of.
Enjoy a tour inside the architectural jewel of Budapest, the Hungarian Parliament Building. Home to the Holy Crown of Hungary, explore its impressive interior, including stops in the Session Room, the Great Vaulted Hall, and at the central staircase. Soak up the history behind the walls of Hungary’s largest building as your guide provides historical and anecdotal commentary.
Skip the tourist traps and discover Budapest’s culinary highlights on a private walking tour. Discover hidden gems as you explore with your local guide, and get a taste of authentic Hungarian cuisine with samples included in the price. Visit locations including the Central Market Hall, Jewish Quarter, and a ruin pub, and benefit from the customizable itinerary of a private tour, allowing your personal guide to cater to your preferences.
Travel back through time on a 3-hour history tour of Budapest by foot. As you walk, your guide will narrate the country’s rich history, from the 1956 Revolution to the fall of the Iron Curtain and everything in between. Take in stories of World War I and II as you pass the Parliament Building and visit a private exhibition hall to witness cultural relics along with communist propaganda. This small group walking tour is limited to 15 people to ensure a personalized experience with your guide.
If it's your first time in Budapest, get the lay of the land and a primer in Hungarian history on this in-depth and very affordable walking tour. Join a small group of fellow visitors and a guide who knows the city in and out for a stroll to most of the major attractions including the Hungarian Parliament, Europe's largest synagogue, and St. Stephen’s Basilica. Plus, cross the river to the Buda section of the city to explore the famous Castle District.
Get an in depth look at Budapest’s attractions and contemporary culture on a four-hour walking tour. Your private guide conveniently meets you in your hotel lobby before you set off to visit the city’s most popular sights. Enjoy included traditional cake and coffee, before pre-paid public transportation takes you to Castle Hill. You set the pace and decide how much time you want to spend at each location.
Budapest is a city of coffee and sweet lovers, with a rich history of coffee houses, patisseries, and cafes. This 3-hour small-group walking tour showcases this tradition with a food-expert guide. Explore the city’s love of sweet treats, learn how its cafes were hubs of literary life, and enjoy several stops to sample delights like artisanal coffee, ‘dobos torta,’ strudel, and dessert wine. If you wish, upgrade to a private tour with hotel pickup.
Venture deep off the tourist track and explore Budapest like a bonafide local during this exclusive insider’s walking tour. Discover little-known hotspots and local haunts that you’re unlikely to find in any guidebooks. Private guides are tailor-matched to each visitor, so you’ll be guaranteed a bespoke itinerary that revolves just around you. Upgrade to include transportation or food and drink options.
While other tours of Budapest focus on famous sights, this tour takes guests to places they’ve likely never heard of and would never otherwise see. Explore the Jewish Quarter and Vörösmarty Square (Vörösmarty Tér), learn about Hungarian photographers such as Robert Capa, and visit Fészek Artists' Club, a space not normally open to the public. View street art, enjoy food and craft beer tastings, sip a cocktail at a rooftop bar, and ride the Budapest Metro.
Discover Budapest’s irresistible blend of culture and cuisine on an evening tour including dinner and drinks. Under the atmospheric cloak of darkness, visit up to six gastronomic venues to taste traditional Hungarian dishes and beverages. As you stroll the illuminated streets, you’ll delve into the history of Budapest’s Jewish Quarter and vibrant downtown district. On this small-group tour – limited to six food-lovers – you’ll learn about the culinary culture of the city and receive personalized attention from your guide.
Explore Budapest at your own pace on a half-day, private walking tour, taking in the city’s top sites, discovering local neighborhoods, or tasting your way through Hungarian cuisine. With flat-rate pricing for your group of up to 15 people, this private walking tour is a cost-effective way to see Budapest, from the landmarks on Castle Hill to St. Stephen’s Basilica, Vajdahunyad Castle, and Szechenyi Bath. Departure times and locations are customized to you.
Unravel the complicated history of communist Budapest and learn about life in Hungary during the Cold War era on this 3-hour walking tour. Visit the sites of important moments in history from Bem József Square to the People’s Stadium; see the Soviet War Memorial on Freedom Square; and stroll down Dozsa György Street.
Experience the rich heritage and traditional cuisine of Budapest’s Jewish Quarter on this 4-hour walking tour. Your local guide will take you to see the World War II memorials, the Dohány Street Synagogue and the shops and restaurants of the Jewish Quarter, an area that has become a popular hotspot. You’ll sit in one of the hip ruin pubs and sample authentic local dishes over lunch, getting a flavor for flodni, an apple, walnut and poppy seed pastry, as well as palinka, a fruit brandy made famous by Hungarians.
Stroll up Budapest's Castle Hill with a local guide on this 3-hour walking tour. As you pass stately buildings with unique architectural details, hear stories about their histories and past occupants. Stop by the city's oldest confectionery and Hungary's first private art gallery before ending up at Matthias Church. With your included entrance ticket, explore the interior of the 14th-century church, constructed in the Gothic style. Leave your tour with some tips on where to get lunch or an afternoon coffee in the surrounding neighborhood.
Experience the best of Budapest’s vibrant nightlife scene with a small-group 'ruin bar' walking tour. Follow a guide through Budapest’s historic Jewish quarter and visit ruin bars among the disused warehouses and decaying factories. Enjoy drinks at the diverse bars along the way, and learn of the role they play in Budapest’s artistic and cultural offerings. Upgrade to a private tour for an evening pickup at your Budapest hotel, and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour — limited to eight people.
Explore Budapest with your own private guide on a full-day tour that covers the highlights in a short time. Take in landmarks including Heroes' Square, the City Park, Vajdahunyad Castle, Széchenyi Thermal Bath, and the Budapest Zoo. Walk around Buda’s Castle District, get sweeping views from Gellért Hill, stop into Central Market Hall, and see the Jewish Quarter and Dohány Street Synagogue, the largest synagogue in Europe.
Budapest’s Castle District is a layer cake of historical intrigue and stories that are easy to overlook if alone. This private tour lays bare this UNESCO-protected area: ensuring you cover it without getting lost, and sharing tales of the kings and emperors who shaped it that you might otherwise miss. Visit the Fisherman’s Bastion, Matthias Church, and more; and finish with a coffee-and-cake break. A choice of departures provides flexibility.
Dive head first into medieval Hungarian history on a private tour of the Castle District. Go beyond the general overview you find on most group tours and discover the secret history of the district. For 2.5-hours, enjoy the personal attention of a private guide and feel free to ask as many questions as you like. Round out your tour with a coffee and pastry at a traditional cafe.
Discover Budapest’s Jewish heritage past and present on a private walking tour. Choose your start time and set off with a private guide, hearing about the sights as you walk. Visit the Dohány Street Synagogue and Jewish Museum, enjoy time at the Jewish Centre’s Family Research Center, and see the Martyr’s Cemetery, memorials, and more. Choose a 2-, 2.5-, or 4.5-hour tour, all with flexible itineraries, entrance fees, and hotel pickup included.
Enjoy an authentic taste of Hungary with this 4-hour cooking class in Budapest. You’ll begin with a walk through a local market with your guide to learn about the necessary ingredients for your menu. Then, travel to a professional kitchen to learn how to cook traditional Hungarian dishes. Reward yourself at the end with the 3-course meal that you and your group have created. All ingredients are included on this tour, as well as fun recipes to take home.
Budapest is known for its ruin bars, but appreciating the background of these unique venues can be tricky on a self-led tour. Explore the capital’s ruin bar district away from the night-time crowds on an afternoon walking tour, and discover street art, history, and culture as you stroll between several bars, stopping regularly for a taste of classic Hungarian beverages.