Alt-i-ett-spasertur i Budapest
Our walking tour begins at the Opera House and then a short ride on the Millennium metro out to the Heroes' Sq and City Park. There you’ll have a great introduction to the rich Hungarian history and culture through the chronological line of kings. Then we walk through the City Park to visit the Vajdahunyad Castle (outside only), a complex built for the world fair in 1896 displaying typical architecture found throughout Hungary.
Next, a stop off at Széchenyi bath house (with a peek inside when open) to learn about the amazing bath culture this country has to offer. Next we take the Millennium metro back towards the city center and stop off at the end of Andrassy Blvd. where you’ll hear about the significance the street brought to culture and nobility.
After our city park visit we head over to the St. Stephen’s Basilica (outside only) before we take a break in a café for a taste of Hungary’s famous pastry called “retes” which is a traditional type of strudel. Here guests will each get two homemade pastries and a coffee or soft drink (included in the tour). After our refreshment break we head down to the riverside to see the famous blue Danube. Here we will take in the spectacular view of Gellert Hill and the Citadel, Buda Hills and the Royal Palace as we cross the river via Budapest’s Chain Bridge.
For the final leg of the tour we climb the steps up into the Buda Castle District and then wander through the old cobble stone streets and alleys to our finishing point in front of the Matthias Church and Fisherman’s Bastion. At the conclusion of the tour the guide will help with ideas, directions and more!
Our walking tours are small personal groups and generally do not have more than 15 participants, making them interactive and personal and giving you plenty of chances to ask questions and get to know your guide plus hit them up for local tips of where to go and what else to do.
Important notice: We reserve the right to alter and change tour programs without prior notice due to construction, city closures for events, festivals and so on throughout the year.
- Walking tour
- English speaking guide
- Coffee or soft drink with 2 homemade pastries
- Public transport tickets during the tour
- Many stops for photos and questions
- Entry fees to sights and museums
- Food and beverages except where noted
- Transport to the meeting point or from the conclusion point
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 8 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
- We reserve the right to alter and change tour programs without prior notice due to construction, city closures for events, festivals and so on throughout the year.
- Tour operates in all weather conditions
- Participants will need to be fit for light continuous walking, for up to 3 hours
- Tour goes in all weather conditions so please dress appropriately.
- Supplier is not responsible for unforeseen delays or accidents
This was an excellent tour with a fabulous guide in Petra. Very informative and small number of people which made it easy to get around. The cafe stop was a bonus and made for a more relaxed tour.
Our guide took us around to the most important places in Budapest. We got a lot of information about the history of Budapest and Hungary. The cafe stop was excelent with the taste of different types of Strudel.
We had a wonderful morning with our tour guide Krisztina and the other couples on our walking tour. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and it was a great way to get started in Budapest. We even spent another hour with the other two couples having a drink and lunch at Fisherman’s Bastion. We highly recommend this tour.
Our guide, Koppany, was one of the best guides we ever had on any trip in any country. He was very well-informed, chatty and open to all kinds of discussions. He took us to many places, each very different, so the tour offered a lot of contrast between Buda and Pest. He also had a tablet with a lot of pictures showing the past and present of Budapest. We think every guide should bring some visual aids but alas, most don't. We had the good fortune to be the only couple on that tour so we learned a lot about not only the history of Budapest, but also insights into more cultural aspects of Hungary. Kudos to Kopp -- he is great!
What a wonderful tour this was. Sophie explained the heart and soul of Budapest while taking us throughout the city on a beautiful day. The coffee/cake break was superb! The staff was very accommodating to allergies and needs! I definitely recommend this tour to get the true essence and DNA of Budapest
It was a very good trip. Christina the guide was excellent. We learnt a lot and also had a great time.
I can't recommend this tour enough. I did this on my first full day as a single traveller. The guide KOPPY ( not so sure on the spelling) was absolutely superb, his local knowledge and passion about this stunning city was excellent. If you don't book anything else up apart from this, you will not be disappointed.
Tomás was an Outstanding tour guide and our whole party could tell he really enjoyed his job and was very conscientious in ensuring his guests were having a great time.
The tour guide was very knowledgeable. He was out-going and definitely made the tour fun. Absolute Tours is a very well organized tour company.
This tour was one of the best we took on our 18-day vacation. Our guide was very knowledgeable and had a passion for her city and country that shone through in her excellent explanations of all the sites we visited. This was a great introduction to Budapest, and I am glad we did it early in our visit, since we took the chance to go back and see some of the sites in more detail on subsequent days.
Excellent walking tour. Guide was personable, funny and very informative. He made the tour fun while imparting a lot of historical details.
Highly recommended! We learnt a lot about Budapest and the history of Hungary as well as how to get around. Even though it was a rainy day the guide made the best of it. She walked at a very good, comfortable pace.
Krystan was a fantastic guide. Very knowledgeable, personable and did a super job f interacting with all of the attendees. Would highlyh recommend this tour for anyone visiting Budapest. A real highlight of our trip