Wonders of Hungarian History - "Freedoom and Love" Walking Tour

Duration: 2h and 30min
Guru: Matthew
Quality Verified Registered on July 10, 2022

I was born in Hungary. I got my degree in Hungarian Culture and History. I studied in Canada and in the UK. I have taught Hungarian History in International Schools. My passions lie in music, teaching and football. I cannot wait to share them with you. Hope to see ypu soon.

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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

Freedom and Love Walking Tour

My tour is a general historical tour in which we visit the landmarks of Budapest and where you can get to know the song :
Freedom and Love - the song version of the famous Hungarian poem written by one of the greatest Hungarian poet.
As a former Hungarian Culture and History teacher, I will give you an overview of Hungarian history starting from the birth of the Hungarian nation throughout the freedom fights and revolutions up until nowadays.

I understand your coffee needs :)  so short refreshment breaks are planned ahead in the tour.

You will receive recommendations on local food, drinks, thermal baths, public transport, ruin pubs, currency exchange and many more...I will even tell you how to save money and be on a boat tour on the Danube river :)

My tour goes beyond the superficial history, down to the true experiences of the Hungarian people.

I will explain why some of the monuments are falsifying historical facts and will tell you the true facts that were forbidden to talk about for long decades.

Main Attractions:

  • St. Stephen Basilica
  • Liberty Square
  • Parliament Square
  • The shoes on the Danube
  • Margaret Island
  • Fisherman's Bastion
  • Buda Castle
  • Chain Bridge 
  • Hungarian Science Academy

Useful information:

  1. Meeting point: The entrance of the St.Stephen Basilica. Look out for the sky blue umbrella. You can easily reach St.Stephe  Basilica from the city centre (Deak Ferenc Square) taking bus 9, trolley bus 72 or Subway Line 3 getting off at Deak Ferenc Square and walk 5 minutes to the meeting point. 
  2. The tour will end at the Chain Bridge.
  3. The tour is approximately 2-2.5 hours long. 

I am looking forward to seeing you soon.


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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Budapest, Szent István tér 1, 1051 Hu...
    Budapest, Szent István tér 1, 1051 Hungary
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    Look for the skyblue umbrella by the entrance of St.Stephen Basilica.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Basilica of St. Stephen
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Liberty Square
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Monument to the victims of the German invasion of World War II
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Liberty Square

    Memorial of the 1848-1849 Freedom Fight and Revolution

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Kermit the frog
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Exchange Palace
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Ronald Reagen Statue
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Square of the Martyrs
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Hungarian Parliament Building
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Shoes on the Danube Bank
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Széchenyi Chain Bridge
  • 12
    Outside visit
    Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 13
    Outside visit
    Statue of Liberty, Budapest

    Statue of Liberty, Gellert Hill, Budapest

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

(31 ratings)
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Lise 14 Jul 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2023
Our tour with Matthew was really interesting and it went in depth into the History of Hungary with much passion! The guide is very knowledgeable but also proud to introduce the visitors to the History of Hungary. Thank you very much for this tour, we recommend it very much.
Nick 15 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Matthew was an excellent guru. His knowledge of Hungarian history was excellent and he spoke perfect English. A really great tour. Thanks Matthew!
Alexandra 02 May 2023

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Travelled alone - May 2023
I can’t recommend this tour highly enough. If you want to actually learn the significance of what you’re seeing, Matthew will give you all the information you could possibly want. I learned so much on the tour and he even gave me great recommendations on where to go after, how to get there, what to eat and more. I’d recommend this tour to anyone coming to Budapest!
Robert 02 May 2023

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Travelled alone - May 2023
Matthew is a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. Thanks for guiding us!
Emma 01 May 2023

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Travelled in group - May 2023
We had the best tour with Matthew! He was incredibly knowledgeable and honest about the history of Hungary and Budapest. I highly recommend!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 100 people.
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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