From Pest to Buda your Essential tour with a local guide

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: English
Guru: Brigitta
Quality Verified Registered on July 16, 2021

I am a Budapest-loving local and I want to share with you my enthusiasm for Budapest. Its special atmosphere that is a combination of history, the colorful culture, the people, and their love of our land. I studied art and history and have worked as a professional guide for years. Spending time with my grandmother, listening to her stories, learning to cook the the traditional recipes was a great inspiration for me. I'd love to show you my beloved city.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
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Tour description

Tour of Buda and Pest with a local Hungarian guide.
Join this authentic and all-inclusive walk around Pest AND Buda with all the top attractions and recommendations from a local.
Enjoy this introductory tour to the city, the history of Budapest, from the medieval part through the dramatic 20th century with personal anecdotes and an insight into today's life of Hungary.
You will have the best photo-shooting spots and tips on local food, markets, authentic places for Gulyás soup, non-touristy thermal baths & best places to shop.

  • The historic Buda Castle and the Change of the Guards at the Presidential Office
  • The Matthias Church and the scenic Fishermen's Bastion
  • Parliament and the Black Shoes Memorial
  • The Downtown of Pest with Andrássy Avenue
  • The St Stephen's Basilica
  • Elisabeth square & Aquarium Club
  • Vörösmarthy square & the Fashion Street
  • Danube Promenade & the Little Princess

You will need ONE SINGLE TICKET for the public transport to get to Buda

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What will we visit on this tour?

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    Budapest, Deák Ferenc tér 4, 1052 Hun...
    Budapest, Deák Ferenc tér 4, 1052 Hungary
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    I will be waiting in front of the Lutheran church with a blue umbrella

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    Free admission
    Elizabeth Square

    Today a vibrant square and meeting spot, named after our beloved Queen, it has a hidden bar and communist past.

  • 2
    Entrance not included
    Ferris Wheel of Budapest

    Best views of the City even in the evenings

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    Free admission
    Váci Street

    With Fashion Street together, they are the important pedestrian shopping and fashion streets with high street stores, boutiques and souvenirs.

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    Entrance not included
    St. Stephen's Basilica

    The most renowned religious building with splendid views and celebrity weddings.

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    Free admission
    Széchenyi Chain Bridge

    Hungary's oldest bridge over the Danube river. Recently reopened for public.

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    Free admission

    Promenade with elegant cafés, art and scenery

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    Free admission
    Vörösmarty tér

    Commercial square with cafés, elegant architecture and a famous poet's statue

  • 8
    Outside visit

    Buda Castle Hill and District with historical monuments

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    Free admission
    Castle Garden Bazaar

    Elegant structure of gardens, parts and arthall on the hillside.

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    Entrance not included
    Buda Castle

    Royal Palace and residence, now houses the National Gallery and other museums

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    Entrance not included
    Hungarian Parliament Building

    Magnificent complex, the Hungarian House of Nation on the riverbank of the Danube

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    Free admission
    Fisherman's Bastion

    Most romantic and breathtaking scenery of Budapest, the terrace complex includes viewing spots, cafés, bastions

  • 13
    Entrance not included
    Matthias Church

    Best know for its splendid roof-style, it looks a fairy-tale version from Snow-white

  • 14
    Entrance not included
    Budapest History Museum / Castle Museum

    Learn and see all the artwork and historical artefacts from the last 800 years of Buda.

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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Elayne 23 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
We really enjoyed the tour. We learned a lot about the history of Hungary and the places we visited were good examples of historical significance.. Thank you!
Lucila 11 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Brigitte is an excellent guide! It was nice to see the city and hear about Budapest from a local. We loved that it wasn't a massive tour, but a rather small and friendly group, which made it easier to talk to others, make questions to the guide and also get valuable information for our stay.
Rajani 02 Apr 2024

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Travelled in family - Mar 2024
The guide was excellent. Though she is young, she has lot of info. She was very cooperative with us.
David 21 Mar 2024

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
The headline review from GuruWalks is unfortunate. Having experienced several tours in different cities I have come to expect excellent tours - this was no exception. Informative, personalised, engaging, including helpful revommendations for further activities and eating/drinking local cuisine. Absolutely no hesitation in recommending this tour to others
Richard 07 Mar 2024

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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
We were very happy with Brigitta , she came with a folder full of interesting information and pictures of bygone Buda and Pest . Full of fun and knowledgable recommended as one of the best city guides we have ever had . Nice colour hat as well
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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
A minimum of 5 people is 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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