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
  • Accepts electronic payment
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Tour description

Enter the unknown Budapest!

We will show you the hidden side of history while we enjoy the evening on the banks of the Danube River. Under its bridges, legends, curses, and even vampires hide…

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

-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 Erszébet tér, next to the Ferris wheel, and ends at the Liberty Bridge.

🟢 We are waiting for you in Erszébet Square, next to the Ferris Wheel , to begin our tour.

We will start by talking about the terrible curse of the Habsburgs . Tragedy followed 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 sound familiar to you? And the Bloody Countess ? You will be amazed by these 2 characters.

🟢 We will go to the Chain Bridge , to enjoy the wonderful views of Buda Hill . There we will tell you the legend that is hidden behind its construction.

🟢 We will walk along the river bank until we reach “the little princess” A sculpture that, according to the myth, will give you luck!

🟢 Next to the Vigadó Palace, we will talk to you about “the cursed Hungarian song” and the misfortunes it brought to this city, will you dare to listen to it with us?...
🟢 We will stop at March 15 Square to talk to you about some of the most notorious crimes in Hungary that had international repercussions. Black chronicle lovers are in luck!

🟢 Next to the Liberty Bridge and with Gellert Hill in the background we will talk about popular Hungarian folklore: shamanism, mythology and surprising rituals that last to this day.

-Minimum of 6 people required 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 reservations)

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What will we visit on this tour?

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

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    Széchenyi Chain Bridge
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    Central Market Hall
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    Vigadó tér
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    Gellért Thermal Bath
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    Gellért Hill
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    Váci Street
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    Gellért Hill Cave
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    Elisabeth Bridge
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    Vörösmarty tér
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    Ferris Wheel of Budapest
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    Elizabeth Square
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    Budapest Inner-City Mother Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
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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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Mar de 08 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Rafa, es muy expresivo y para este tour es ideal. Gracias por tus recomendaciones.
Roberto 07 Jun 2024

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Para lo que te van a contar de leyendas o cosas que están más en el imaginario popular que en la realidad, no tiene casi hacer un recorrido tan largo. No recomiendo este tour, enfóquense más en los lugares emblemáticos por la tarde con vistas espectaculares. Estar escuchado lo mismo de las famosas princesas y de los emperadores (pocos) llega a ser aburrido en los tours.
Miriam 07 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Rafa lo ha hecho divino
Marian 03 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Laura nos enseñó lugares e historias que nos encantaron, nos llevó atentos en todo momento. Fue un tour súper interesante y nos hizo aprender muchas cosas. Además nos dio consejos de restaurantes y comidas típicas y fue todo un acierto.
Natalia 02 Jun 2024

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
El tour fue muy entretenido y dinámico con información curiosa y una gurú muy cercana aportando información . Super recomendable 😊
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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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