✅BY LOCALS © Budapest Free Walking Tour

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on July 17, 2020

Walk with us! We are © Budapest Free Walking Tour. All our guides are originally from Budapest showing our beautiful city and telling the history of our beloved nation to those who want to listen to it. Accredited by the Hungarian government, the Hungarian History Institution endorses our tourist content. What you can expect from this tour is a fun, humorous walking tour, full of fascinating stories about our city, the most impressive buildings and excellent command of the English language. See our tour at: https://www.guruwalk.com/gurus/7p1pncy3j73dka78ofw6?ref=7p1pncy3j73dka78ofw6

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • 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


Get to know Budapest on this English-language tour full of fascinating stories and tips that will come in handy during your stay in Budapest


Our essential tour is the best way to start your experience from day one. General history and useful tips from a local originally from Budapest on your first day in Budapest

We'll wait for you

Starts at the Hungarian State Opera at 10:30 and ends at 1:00 p.m. at Parliament (You must see availability on our calendar)

What will you learn?

At the end you will know where the Hungarians come from, whose mummified hand is in the Basilica and why the parliament does not use the flag of the European Union  

Why is it better to book with us?

  • We are heard loud and clear. The only ones with a 50-watt speaker
  • Even if it rains, the free tour will start
  • All our guides are professionals
  • Excellent command of the English language
  • As if that were not enough, our guides are very fun


 At the end, each person pays according to their satisfaction
 Our guides accept EUR, HUF, Revolut and grandmother's relic

Historical content

  • Beginnings of the Hungarians
  • The seven tribes
  • Monarchy in Hungary
  • Christianity
  • Austro-Hungarian Empire
  • Empress Sissi and Franz Joseph I
  • World War 1
  • Treaty of Trianon
  • World War 2
  • Nazi occupation in Budapest 
  • Holocaust and Jews
  • Communism in Hungary
  • Budapest today (politics, traditions, culture)


  •  Restaurants, boats, etc.
  •  Typical meals
  •  Essential activities
  •  Mobility (transport)

 You will become an expert of Budapest from day one!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Budapest, Opera, 1061 Hungary
    Budapest, Opera, 1061 Hungary
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    See you 5 minutes before, outside the National Opera. Black umbrella. Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/LBzQZoSHxoRF633p6

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Hungarian State Opera

    Do you know why it was built smaller than the Vienna Opera? The meeting point of our free tour starts here, in one of the most beautiful buildings in Budapest

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Andrássy Avenue

    High-end brands have chosen to establish their stores in the Neo-Renaissance palaces on this avenue. The route to the millennial exhibition of 1896 in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, has under it the first electric Metro line in the whole world

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Erzsebet Square

    Our dear Queen Sissi, has managed to raise her voice in Vienna for us Hungarians

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Danube fountain

    The font has been created in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It has 4 statues that represent the most important rivers in Hungary. Would you like to know which ones they are? Come and discover it

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Gerbeaud Pastry

    The most emblematic patisserie in Budapest

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Vörösmarty Square

    “There is no place for you in the big world; May the hand of fate bless you or defeat you: you must live here, you must die. This is the land on which the blood of your fathers was shed so many times; This to which are attached all the holy names of a thousand years.” In this square his monument and in this, a coin... Will you find it?

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Vigadó concert hall

    Perhaps there is no other building in the world where Liszt Ferenc has performed as many times as in the Vigadó

  • 8
    Outside visit
    Little Princess

    “I created it in reference to my own daughter, she was about six years old and played in the garden. She was dressed like a princess: she had a robe on her shoulders and a crown on her head”. Marton Laszlo

  • 9
    Outside visit
    Chain bridge

    "The first chain that united Buda and Pest". His 4 lions are on guard for the time of all lives and his legend will leave you speechless

  • 10
    Outside visit
    Hungarian Academy of Sciences

    Do you know any Hungarian inventor? Sure you did but you didn't even imagine!

  • 11
    Outside visit
    Police statue

    Uncle Carlos shines something. Dare you pet that thing?

  • 12
    Outside visit
    St. Stephen's Basilica

    The second largest church in Hungary is named after our first King

  • 13
    Outside visit
    Monument to the Victims of the German Occupation

    With this monument, the current Hungarian government commemorates the tragedy after "Operation Margarethe". German troops marched silently from Ostmark (Austria) to Hungary on March 12, 1944. As a consequence of the German occupation, Adolf Eichmann organized the transport of 550,000 Jews

  • 14
    Outside visit
    Liberty Square

    In this square, the United States and the Soviet Union are present, as in the old days of the Cold War

  • 15
    Outside visit
    Parliament of hungary

    The largest government building in the world for 1904. Our free tour ends at 1:40. Near here we will recommend you where to eat

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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Maria Luisa 20 Apr 2024

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Genial. Me ha gustado mucho. Muy profesional, amena y divertida
Mónica 20 Apr 2024

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Hemos disfrutado mucho la visita y las explicaciones.
Sònia 30 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Júlia 30 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Super recomendable, explicaciones super claras con un muchas recomendaciones para comer, que ver y si lo necesitas te organiza ella otras visitas. 10/10
Victor 13 Mar 2024

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Muy buen tour y Luis muy simpático, nos dio mucha información de la ciudad.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require 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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