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Free Tour Mysteries and Legends of Budapest

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: 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

Tour description

Step into the unknown Budapest!


We will show you the hidden face of history while we enjoy the sunset on the banks of the Danube River. Under its bridges, legends, curses, and even vampires are hidden...

If you are one of those curious people who are not satisfied with just the "official version" of history, you cannot miss this Free tour!


ITINERARY :
🟢 We are waiting for you at the Erszebet square, next to the Noria , to start our tour.

We will start by talking about the terrible curse of the Habsburgs . Tragedy haunted this royal family for centuries... What was the origin of it all?

🟢 Next to the impressive Four Seasons hotel , you will meet Bela Lugosi , the Hungarian actor who starred in the first Dracula in film history. Did you know that he slept in a coffin?

Although not only vampires are in fiction, does Vlad Tepes the impaler ring a bell? And the Blood Countess ? You will hallucinate with these 2 characters.

🟢 We will go to the chain bridge , to enjoy the wonderful views of the Buda hill . There we will tell you the legend that hides behind its construction.

🟢 We will walk along the river bank until we reach "the little princess" A sculpture that, according to the myth, will bring you luck! Although the best thing is the moving story that keeps this character.

🟢 Next to the Vigadó Palace, we will talk to you about "the damn Hungarian song" and the misfortunes it brought to this city, will you dare to listen to it with us?...
🟢 We will stop at the March 15 square to tell you about some of the most notorious crimes in Hungary and that had international repercussion. Black novel lovers are in luck!

🟢 We will cross the Liberty Bridge and climb to the foothills of Gellert Hill . Along with its famous Spa , we will talk about popular Hungarian folklore: shamanism, mythology and surprising rituals that last until today.

🟢 We will approach the rock church , carved out of the hill by an ancient congregation of ascetic monks, and to finish. Do you want to go up to see the incredible Statue of Liberty and the Citadel ? To the bravest, we will tell you how to do it.

From the viewpoints on Gellert Hill , you will see the Danube Bend under the starry sky of Budapest.

Requirements:
-Necessary minimum of 6 people for the tour to leave
-In the Free tours we do not accept groups. Group reservations of 6 or more people who want to attend, must pay 7 euros or 3000 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 reservations)

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  • Meeting point:
    Budapest, Erzsébet tér 4-6, 1051 Hungary
    Budapest, Erzsébet tér 4-6, 1051 Hungary
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    Next to the Noria (Budapest Wheel) with green umbrella

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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Oscar 10 Oct 2022
Alcala de Henares
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Travelled in couple - Oct 2022
Excursión amena y divertida
José... 27 Sep 2022
Valencia
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022
100% recomendado.
ELISA 23 Sep 2022
Madrid
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Travelled in group - Sep 2022
Experiencia bastante decepcionante.
Manuela 13 Sep 2022
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Travelled in group - Sep 2022
Divertido y ameno, os busqué en Viena pero no pude encontraros. Muy recomendable
Cris... 04 Sep 2022
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Travelled in family - Aug 2022
Maravilloso. Muy entretenido y curioso. Se nos hizo muy corto.
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 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.
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