Budapest is deceptively large and spread out so this free walking tour is a perfect way to make sure you see the best the city has to offer and to get orientated and familiar with the Hungarian capital. We recommend making this free tour one of the top things to do when in Budapest. The history and culture of Budapest is fascinating and these local guides are genuinely passionate about sharing their culture, heritage, history and anecdotes with visitors as well as delivering an insight to the modern Budapest of today, with fun and enjoyment and they also give great recommendations and advice for more things to do in Budapest and the best places to eat locally. The walking distance is broken up favourably by interesting stops so you never feel tired or bored throughout the 3 or so hour’s tour. We can’t recommend these guys highly enough and this free walking tour should be on the agenda for every visitor to Budapest who wants to experience a local insight to and a better understanding of the pearl of the Danube.
On this Free Walking Tour you’ll see how Budapest earned it’s title ‘Pearl of the Danube’. This remarkable city is a place of true architectural beauty, exciting history and home of inventors! Stroll through Budapest’s elegant streets as our insightful local guides tell you all about Hungarian heritage, they’re stormy past and share with you the tales of the people you won’t find in any guidebook. Explore sights such as St. Stephen’s Basilica (meeting point), The Chain Bridge and take in the panoramic view of Budapest from Buda Castle. All while you meet other travelers and get some local tips from our guides!
This tour includes:
Danube Promenade — Buda Castle — Matthias Church — Famous Hungarians — Rubik's cube — The little princess — Chain Bridge — Fishermen's Bastion — Origin of the Magyars — Opera House — St. Stephen's Basilica
“Three very good tours”
Reviewed on June1, 2016
We went on the general walking tour and the red tour with Regi and the Jewish tour with Andris. All three tours were funny, informative and enjoyable. The guides were local and spoke very good…
“Great tour by a great guide”
Reviewed on June1, 2016
Regi did a great job at guiding us through Budapest, not only did she mention alot of small interesting details, but she also tried to make us feel good by making alot of jokes. Great job!
“Fabulous City, fabulous guide.”
Reviewed on May 30, 2016
The tour with Erika was fabulous. Her enjoyable explanations about Budapest made history come alive before us. Although we were a large group she was very patient with all our inquiries. Furthermore…
The closest metro station to St. Stephen’s Basilica is Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út Metro station (yellow line). This would leave you at Andrássy Avenue which is one of the main streets of Budapest, from there you can easily see the back of the Basilica (It is the highest building in town, can’t miss it babe!) So just walk there and you’ll find us in front of the Basilica. Look for the guides in light-blue HostelCulture T-shirt!
Budapest is a very walkable city, you can get to the main attractions in 15 mins walking and St. Stephen’s Basilica is the biggest church in Budapest and also the highest building of the city (together with the Parliament) so is difficult to miss it out. You can walk to St. Stephen’s Basilica from your Hostel, just make sure you take our flyer-map.
Things to note
Booking for this tour is recommended to reserve your space specially during high season. This helps us to guarantee you’ll receive a top quality tour!