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Free tour FIRST DAY IN BUDAPEST

Duration: 2h and 45min
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on October 19, 2020

Hello travelers! We are a group of guides happy to live and work in Budapest! With degrees in History of Art and Tourism. And after years of experience in the city, we have come up with the recipe for the perfect free tour: INGREDIENTS: -300 grams of history (just enough so that you don't get saturated) -150 grams of legends -several tablespoons of curiosities, gossip and news - "salt shaker" to the taste of the guide -A handful of tricks so that you learn to move around the city - A guide wanting to enjoy yourself - A motivated public PREPARATION: We start by adding the 300 grams of history, because every tour has to start with a good historical context. But immediately we add 150 grams of legends to the mixture in small doses and stir well until a well-homogeneous and balanced dough is left. Let it rest and add salt to taste until you start to hear a few laughs. That is the signal that tells you that the mix is on the right track. It is then the right time to add several spoonfuls of curiosities, gossip and current affairs, always at the request of the diner. All this is put in the oven for 2 and a half hours at maximum power. And to avoid that the dough does not drop, go adding tricks and recommendations. If the steps have been followed well, we assure you a good free tour. And if the recipe is also made in Budapest, success is guaranteed!

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_Hfmp-z7AE

New to town? Well, we have the ideal Free tour to start your adventure in Budapest! 🥰


Because? What makes us different from other tours? We summarize it in 3 points:


1 - WE TEACH YOU MUCH MORE! ✅ Did you know that all tours in Pest are limited to a small part of the center? With everything there is to discover!

For this reason, we are proud to be the only Free tour that shows you such essential places as Av . Andrassy, ​​the Opera, Heroes' Square or Vajdahunyad Castle . Don't settle for less!

2 - OUR GUIDES ARE EXPERTS! We have been in Budapest for about 5 years on average. We love this city and we know it like the back of our hand: Tips, restaurants, transportation, possible scams and secrets that only those of us who have been here for a while know.

3 - HISTORY AND HUMOR! ✅ The perfect mix. Our tours are full of history (we are official historians and guides ), but we promise that the time will fly by ! They are dynamic, fun and suitable for all audiences.

Let's help you make the most of Budapest! We will review the entire history of Hungary: the 7 tribes, Austro-Hungarian Empire, World War 1 and 2, Revolutions, Soviet Period, and current events, while we take a monumental tour that will leave you speechless.
 
FREQUENT QUESTIONS:
-Can you pay in euros?
Yessss. We accept euros, dollars and florins.
-You can pay by card? No, but our guides have Bizzum or Revolut, for those of you who don't have cash.
-Where does the tour start and end? It starts at Parliament and ends at the Szechenyi Baths


ITINERARY:

🟢 PARLIAMENT. There we will enter the historical context: origins, s. XX, and current.⏳

🟢 In FREEDOM SQUARE we will see the "Eternal Flame to Batthyanny". What does this monument have to do with the ban on beer toasts in Hungary?🍻

🟢 POSTAL BOX Modernism in Budapest? We will discover the "HUNGARIAN GAUDÍ"

🟢 BASILICA OF S. STEPHEN. Spectacular!

🟢 SISSI EMPRESS. 👸Have you seen the movies? Hmm, sorry, because we are going to debunk the “myth”

🟢 AV. ANDRASSY We will walk along the most luxurious and coveted avenue in Budapest.

🟢 THE OPERA . 🎭 An unmissable building, and its history, even more so!

🟢 METER 1 . We will travel in time in this Metro from 1896, the 2nd oldest in the world, choo, choo, travelers to the train! 🚋

🟢 HEROES SQUARE. You will be amazed by the history of this square and its symbolism.

🟢 VAROSLIGET PARK : The green lung of Budapest. With a beautiful lake , which in winter becomes the largest open-air ice rink in Europe! 🚣

🟢 DRACULA CASTLE (Vajdahunyad) : You will be surprised by the vampire legends it hides.🧛

🟢 SZECHENYI THERMAL TERMS Do you bring your swimsuit? Because we ended there! 🏊


Can you already imagine walking through the pearl of the Danube with us? We will wait for you here

Requirements:
-Minimum 6 participants for the tour to depart.
-In the Free tours we do not accept groups. Group reservations of 6 or more people who want to attend must pay 8 euros or 3,500 huf per person at the beginning. If not, the guide may not admit them. This also applies if a group of 6 or more makes multiple bookings. (Example: a group of 15 friends, makes 3 reservations out of 5)

Observations :
Tour not suitable for people with reduced mobility
Metro ticket not included



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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Budapest, Kossuth Lajos tér 10, 1055 ...
    Budapest, Kossuth Lajos tér 10, 1055 Hungary
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    Look for the green umbrella. On the corner of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Szamos Chocolate Museum cafeteria

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Baños Széchenyi
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Basílica de San Esteban
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Plaza de los Héroes
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Ópera Nacional de Hungría
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Castillo de Vajdahunyad
  • 6
    Outside visit
    City Park
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Avenida Andrássy
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Zoológico y Jardín botánico de Budapest
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Museo etnográfico
  • 10
    Outside visit
    parlamento
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Monumento del Milenio
  • 12
    Outside visit
    LLama eterna
  • 13
    Outside visit
    Caja postal de ahorros y banco nacional
  • 14
    Outside visit
    Metro del milenio

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Ana Z 09 Jun 2024
Zaragoza

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Laura hace muy interesante el recorrido y conoce bien aquello que pueda llamar más la atención al visitantes, además de dar muchos consejos prácticos para la estancia.
Monica 04 Jun 2024
Gijón

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Muy maja y prefesional, lo pasamos muy bien
Nerea 03 Jun 2024
Bilbao

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Gracias Laura por darnos una visión tan completa de Pest. Muy recomendable sobre todo por la guía 🫶🏼🫶🏼
Gema 02 Jun 2024
Madrid

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Es un tour indispensable para un primer acercamiento a Budapest. Laura nos hizo el tour muy ameno y nos contestó a todas nuestras preguntas. 100% recomendable.
Luz 02 Jun 2024
Valencia

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Un recorrido muy completo, información abundante y precisa. Muy entretenido. Ideal para conocer los puntos clave de la ciudad. Consejos muy buenos para moverse por la ciudad, donde comer, etc. Una buena profesional. Gracias Laura.
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 14 people.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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