Welcome to Budapest Walking Tour

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First time in Budapest? Take this tour on your first day in Budapest and visit the most famous landmarks with us. You will learn about the Hungarian history, language, architecture, cuisine, thermal baths with lots of personal touches. Joining our tour has loads of benefits. Ask for our personal Budapest map and newsletter. Learn about free activities, do's and dont's, must see places with opening hours and much much more. At the end of our tours we do not run away. You have plenty of time to ask questions and make the most out of your travel experience! Join as a Traveller, leave as a Friend!

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Triptobudapest.hu - Free Budapest Walking Tours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Elizabeth Square

Our licensed local tour guide dressed in royal blue uniform shirt,hoody or rain coat will meet you 20 meters from Budapest Eye on Elisabeth Square. He will introduce you the tour that combines history, architecture, public art, society, food, basic Hungarian language and what Hungarians are actually like. Your guide will show on the map and list all those iconic Budapest landmarks and off the beaten track backstreets that are scheduled in the tour.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)

You will learn about the largest church in Budapest -seating 8500 people-, about its architecture that is much like Budapest itself, marked by different periods of splendor. You will also see beautiful houses at this pedestrianized space and much more. This tour does not enter the Basilica.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: St. Stephen's Square

Public art about fat policemen with shiny belly. You will learn about the Hungarian culinary art, the history of cooking, what to eat in Budapest and how to avoid the tourist traps.

Duration: 10 minutes

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You will learn about the most Hungarian Habsburg and will see the world’s most prestigious hand-painted porcelains called Herendi and beautifully glazed colorful ceramic masterpieces called Zsolnay.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Vorosmarty Square (Vorosmarty ter)

This great park area for people watching is located at the end of the famous pedestrian street Vaci utca. This is where the second oldest underground in the world has built one of its terminals. We introduce you to neo-classical-style buildings the posh Gerbaud café and tell you what Hungarians are like.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Korzo - Danube Embankment (Dunakorzo)

We show you the first non-Communist statue in Budapest, the most panoramic tramline in Central Europe, the main riverside buildings, the wonderful view of the Castle Hill including Matthias Church, Fisherman’s Bastion, Buda Castle, and Gellert Hill with Citadel. Majority of the above sights are listed on UNESCO World' s Heritage List of Sights.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Little Princess Statue

We stopping here for making a secret wish while touching the shiny knees of the Little Princess Statue.

Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Vigado Square (Vigado ter)

This is the place where Franz Joseph’s and Sissy's coronation banquette was held in the XIX century and where the most outstanding Central European musicians like Franz Liszt, Debussy and Brahms were playing.

Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Szechenyi Lanchid

The Chain Bridge is under construction until 2023. We have a short stop here to learn about the history of Pest and Buda told through the story of the Chain Bridge the first permanent bridge built in the city.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Gresham Palace

We show you this exceptional secessionist building built in the golden age of Budapest at the turn of the century and speak about the history and major ornaments of Art Nouveau style.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Hungarian Academy of Sciences

We teach you some Hungarian words and phrases to impress your friends and tell you why Hungary has the largest Noble- Prize Awards per capita. You will also learn about the most famous people of Hungarian origin and those Hungarian inventions that you would miss in your everyday life.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Shoes on the Danube Bank

These 60 pairs of shoes were placed on the stretch of the riverside to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Holocaust. We speak about WWII history, the deportations, and the recent history of the Hungarian Jewish people. We ask you to close your eyes and imagine those individuals who died here from synagouge goers to assimilated Jewish people, from dignified grandmothers to blonde and brunette grandchildren, from factory workers to factory owners.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Hungarian Parliament Building

You will learn about our recent history, elections and we also speak about the neo-gothic architecture of this harmonically beautiful building. This is the final stop of our walking tour, we provide you with useful recommendations about restaurants, nightlife or what to do on your next days and there is a final orientation as well.

Duration: 15 minutes
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