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Budapest Must-See Private Tour with Local Expert Guide

Explore Budapest like a local! During this 3-hour tour you will explore all magnificent Budapest main attractions. You will also get 24-hour pass, so after the tour continue to explore the city by your own. You will try 5 different means of transport, including a ferry. Take a boat trip along the Danube and enjoy picturesque views of the Royal Castle and the Chain Bridge.

• Learn to navigate the city and use Budapest public transport
• Explore Budapest UNESCO sites, including Andrássy Avenue, the Buda Castle and banks of the Danube, and find inspiration amid the beauty of these landscapes
• This compact journey is a photographer delight and a perfect introduction to Budapest.
• See Budapest through the eyes of locals

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3 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Private local guide
    • Notebook and Souvenir pen
    • 24-hour pass for any means of transportation
    • Map showing the route of the tour
    • Rider’s Booklet (manual for Budapest public transport)
    • Must see and off the beaten path
    • Iconic places for photoshoot
    What's excluded :
    • Entrance fees
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar)
    • Entry/Admission - Kunsthalle
    • Entry/Admission - Buda Castle
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Andrassy Avenue, Andrassy ut, Budapest 1061 Hungary

    This tour is packed with history, cultural insights and great views. You will observe Vajdahunyad Castle, Buda Palace and Chain Bridge in details, and visit major transport hubs in Budapest. You will use public transport on your way through the city, as this is perfect way to navigate. Your guide will point out all the important highlights of Budapest. Get your fill of city life, cultural moments and photo ops. Added bonus: your expert guide knows Budapest so well, that you will discover places that even locals don’t know.

    You tour will start on the Andrássy Avenue, UNESCO World Heritage Site, which provides scenic views on Neo-Renaissance buildings. Enjoy historic mansions, shops, theaters and what not. They you will head to the Heroes' Square, an important Budapest square with famous statue complex and Memorial Stone of Heroes.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), Vajdahunyad var Varosliget, Budapest 1146 Hungary

    Revel in the magnificence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar). Built in 1896 it is relatively new, but its decorations are copies of several iconic buildings from different parts of the Kingdom of Hungary. Castle looks like it was taken from a fairytale or Harry Potter book. It will definitely remind you of wizards, spells, potions and other magic stuff.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Heroes' Square, Andrassy Avenue Next to City Park in the VI. District, Budapest 1062 Hungary

    The Heroes' Square is a home of several museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, eclectic-Neoclassical building.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Kunsthalle, Budapest, Dózsa György út 37, 1146 Hungary

    On the opposite side you can see Kunsthalle, which is a contemporary art museum.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Varosligeti Ice Skating Rink, Olof Palme setany 5., Budapest 1146 Hungary

    You will pass by Varosligeti Ice Skating Rink, public ice rink, one of the oldest in Europe.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Budapest, Jászai Mari tér, Hungary

    Your next stop is Jászai Mari tér. It is named after theater actor and a center of public transport and social life.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Margaret Bridge, Budapest Hungary

    Then you will cross Margaret Bridge, which connects Buda and Pest across the Danube. Margaret Bridge is very beautiful and often seen on postcards and other souvenirs. It is also a perfect spot for photos, so keep your camera ready.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Szent István körút, Budapest, 1136 Hungary

    You will pass by Szent István körút, one of the busiest tram lines in the world, and then stop at Budapest Western Railway Station. It is important transport hub and the main meeting point of the city. There are a lot of shops, bars and restaurants.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Deak Ferenc Square, Budapest 1052 Hungary

    You will stop at another important transport junction Deak Ferenc Square, and then head to Elizabeth Square, popular place for young locals.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Kalvin Square, Kalvin ter, Budapest 1091 Hungary

    Another major transport hub lies ahead, as you will stop at the Kalvin Square. Tram, bus, and trolleybus routes are serving this place. Next stop, Szent Gellert Square, is water-themed.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Gellert Hill, Gellert Hill, Budapest, Central Hungary

    During your walk you will observe Gellert Hill, which provides the best panoramic view of Budapest. The top of Gellert Hill is crowned by the Hungarian Statue of Liberty.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid), Vamhaz Korut, Budapest Hungary

    You will also stop at the Liberty Bridge, one of Budapest's most beautiful bridges. Take a walk and enjoy the details and the view of Gellert Hill.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Buda Castle, Szent Gyorgy Ter, Budapest 1014 Hungary

    On a boat trip along the Danube you will observe iconic city spots. You will not be able to take your eyes off of Buda Palace and Chain Bridge. Buda Castle is a magnificent complex, which consist of gothic churches. The castle is mesmerizing. It is impressive and beautiful during the day, gorgeous and romantic at night, perfect for photo ops at any time of the day.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Chain Bridge, Budapest, Széchenyi Lánchíd, Hungary

    Observe the Chain Bridge, which is a charming long bridge. The two triumphal arch-like pillars and iron chains look great. It is very photogenic, but also a perfect observation point. Long walks along the Danube will probably become your most favorite activity in Budapest.

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Lobby of your hotel. Please provide the exact name and address of your hotel.Your guide will meet you at your centrally-located hotel, hostel or vacation rentalYou don't need to call to confirm the tour. The local supplier will contact you via email
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • We are serious about taking extra precautions to stop the spread of this virus by practicing regular hand washing and sanitization. We practice social distancing measures through providing private tours only.This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Friendly Local Guides

Activity ID: V-11498P114

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