Best of Budapest in One Day: Pest & Buda!

Duration: 4h
Languages: English
Guru: George
Registered on February 27, 2018

Hi everyone! I'm George I have been doing walking tours for many years in different places. I love history, architecture, art, good food, and wine. I love meeting people from different countries and backgrounds, and showing them places that I love.

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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

Tour description

Best of Budapest in One day Free Walking Tour will introduce you to this extraordinary city in a heartbeat. You will learn how Budapest, through centuries of turmoil and suffering, became one of the most beautiful cities in Europe: “Paris of the East”, “Pearl of the Danube”, “City of Spas”

You’ll experience grand squares and boulevards of Pest and stunning views from the Buda Castle; you will hear local legends, learn about Hungarian food and drinks, and what makes locals tick. We’ll see: 

  • Andrassy Avenue, 
  • St. Stephen Basilica, 
  • Liberty Square, 
  • Parliament, 
  • Danube Bend, 
  • Buda Castle, 
  • Royal Palace, 
  • Mathias Church, 
  • Fisherman Bastion, etc. 

We start early to avoid the worst summer heat as much as possible. Since we really check out all the most important sights (and not just from far away), the tour is long (about 4 hours), but we’ll take a break in the middle, so you rest a bit and get a drink or some food.

 If you like history, architecture and funny stories - this tour is perfect for you! You'll get a lot of practical advice and recommendations: what else to see, where to eat, where to party, etc.
This is a small group tour, don't expect a big crowd.
Please come to the meeting point at lease five minutes before the start of the tour. We start promptly at 9:05. If you are going to be late, please contact me and we will figure out something.
Looking forward to meeting you all!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Budapest, Deák Ferenc tér 4, 1052 Hun...
    Budapest, Deák Ferenc tér 4, 1052 Hungary
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    I will be standing in front of Lutheran Church on Deak Ferenc square (where three metro lines meet) wearing black baseball hat and GuruWalk accreditation

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Andrássy út

    The grandest, most beautiful boulevard in Pest is often compared to the Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    St. Stephen's Basilica

    Number one church in Hungary, dedicated to the first king of the country.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Liberty Square

    The most beautiful big square in the city, with controversial monuments and stunning architecture.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Hungarian Parliament Building

    One of the most beautiful buildings in the world!

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Shoes on the Danube Bank

    A sobering monument commemorating Jews slaughtered here in the winter of 1944.

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Széchenyi Chain Bridge

    The first permanent bridge over the Danube in Budapest.

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Royal Palace (Buda Castle)

    A center of power in Hungary for centuries, destroyed many times, is being rebuilt again today.

  • 8
    Outside visit
    Fisherman's Bastion

    A beautiful viewing terrace with breathtaking views of Pest.

  • 9
    Outside visit
    Matthias Church

    A masterpiece, nicknamed after the Hungarians' favorite king.

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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Amanda 02 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
George is a great guide - so knowledgeable and interesting. I was only able to stay for half the tour but I will definitely be joining George again for the second half! Back in two weeks time.
tal segal 02 Jan 2024
Tel Aviv-Yafo

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Travelled alone - Jan 2024
I loved George’s flexibility. He was very cooperative and knowledgeable. He is a real asset to your company!!!
Jaideep 01 Jan 2024

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Travelled alone - Dec 2023
George is an excellent tour guide who gave us sufficient time to explore the city, never rushing to move to the next location and coming up with interesting recommendations of restaurants, thermal baths, etc. He is highly knowledgeable and never shies away from sharing an additional detail so that the tourists can get the complete picture of the regional context of the times that the stories are set in. I’ve done 3 walking tours in Budapest and by far I found this to be the best. Highly recommended!
Luana 01 Oct 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
George is more than we expected. He gave us historical explanations,fun facts,answered all our questions with so much patience. Also,the tour took more than 4 hours as he doesn't rush. He will show you as mu h as he can. We totally recommend.
Vinzenz 01 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
A great tour around the typical sightseeing spots of Budapest with information about all historic eras from Romans to current times. George was also very interested in our stories and our sights to different themes and he could answer every of our questions. After four and a half hours and a lot of steps we took, he left us at the Fisherman's Bastion with a lot of tips for the coming days. We would do it again!
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Who is this tour for?

Non 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
Only cash payment is accepted.
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