TOURS

There are basically two ways for touring Budapest: minivan tours or walking tours.

The minivan tours are really great ways to explore the city and there is also the possibility for walking tours.

Outside of Budapest all tours are conducted by the guide and minivan & driver.

Further below you may read itinerary suggestions for certain tours, areas and sights.

However these itineraries may be modified, certain half days may be made into a full day, there is a great deal of flexibility for your tour arrangements, based on your interest, time frame and budget.

Walking Tours

 

I only recommend a walking tour, if you enjoy walking, do not have any physical limitations, have more time in Budapest (2-3days) and would like to have at least two half day tours or a full day tour. It is wonderful to wander around in a new city, that is just for you to discover, but with a relaxed, not rushed tour it is best spending actually more time at each on the selected sights, rather than just walk for the sake of “walking”. Budapest is quite big, so merely a walking tour would be almost impossible, so a walking tour is a combination of a tour on foot with using some public transportation occasionally (trams, buses, historical underground). You may buy a transit pass, single tickets for the public transportation or the Budapest Card, which provides free public transport, as well as free or discounted entry to museums and other places.

This way you will also learn, how to manage the local transportation system! In case you would not like to use any public transportation, we would concentrate on a specific area or neighborhood of the city only.

Minivan Tours

 

The minivan tours are really great ways to explore the city. Between the sights you travel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan, which is driven by a professional driver, who only takes care of driving and parking. Since the traffic and especially parking can be quite hectic at times, it is very convenient having the minivan driven by a driver, as this way there is a flexibility of walking shorter distances with your guide and be dropped off and picked up at different locations. I think that driving and guiding at the same time, is not safe! The guide can only concentrate on you and your tour this way! Budapest is a big city and is quite spread (you will probably be surprised by its size, after you arrive!), so in case you have a limited time or you would like to see a lot, I would definitely recommend having the tour/s by minivan. You may see much more and have an orientation of the city during a shorter period of time. Of course a tour by minivan does not mean, that you sit in the van the whole time, actually you do get out several times, walk around, enjoy the views, go inside and visit the different places of interest.

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Best of Buda

Buda is the smaller, hilly part of Budapest, it is also the green, residential area of the capital. The oldest section of the city can be found here, the charming caste district area, that is home to such landmarks as Matthias Church, Fishermen's Bastion and the Royal Palace. From the Buda side you may enjoy the most stunning and breathtaking views of the city and the river as well.

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Best of Pest

The Pest side, the vibrant, grandiose metropolis has so much to offer. Exciting architecture, elegant avenues and boulevards, many of the greatest landmarks of Budapest are here.

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Grand Budapest

Buda and Pest used to be two different cities, they were only united in 1873. Ever since they each preserved their own character. Discover both sides and immediately feel connected to this truly inspiring city!

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Communist Past

This tour is an introduction to the recent history of Hungary, the Communist dictatorship, the Soviet Era and the Hungarian Uprising against communism in 1956.

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Jewish Heritage

The tour is an introduction to the rich Jewish heritage of Budapest, taking you to the most emblematic sights of the city in connection with Jewish religion, culture and traditions.

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Wine Tour

Come and taste some delicious wine in an authentic, family run winery just outside of Budapest and get to know the famous Hungarian wine making traditions!

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Pre / After Cruise

This tour is the best for those cruise ship passengers who plan pre/after stay in Budapest.

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Szentendre

Szentendre is the favorite getaway place for locals in Budapest, due to its unique, quaint mediterranean character. Experience a different world, outside the big city!

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Gödöllő

Visit the beautifully renovated Gödöllő Palace, summer residence of the Habsburg family and the favorite place of Queen Elizabeth.

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Herend & Lake Balaton

Marvel at the world famous Herend porcelain, find out how it is made and make your way to the breathtaking Hungarian riviera "Lake Balaton".

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Eger

The town of Eger has a very rich history and offers great wines. This tour is an introduction of both of these.

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Danube Bend

The Danube Bend area gives you an insight into Hungarian history and you may also see the lovely countryside, landscape and natural beauty.

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Tour a la Carte

The greatest advantage of a private tour is that you may create your very own itinerary. Whatever your interest would be, it will surely be included in your private tour!

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