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Budapest: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

1. Budapest: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

Eat your way through Budapest's culinary scene on a private food tour. Go on a delicious journey as you try 10 of the best food items beloved by the locals: from savory to sweet and local drinks; this tour leaves every foodie satisfied. Enjoy a bite of the ultimate classics Chimney cake and Lángos and taste them in their authentic, local flavor. Each tasting is typical of the local cuisine and hand-picked by your local guide passionate about food.  Visit Szimpla Kert, Great Market Hall, and The Great Synagogue plus other remarkable spots in between food stops and hear about their history and cultural relevance from your knowledgeable guide. 

3-Hour Budapest Tour with Russian Jeep

2. 3-Hour Budapest Tour with Russian Jeep

Don't wait with the crowds for a traditional city tour. Lean back in your authentic, vintage Russian Military Jeep, buckle up, and leave the rest to the guides! Enjoy the spectacular beauty of Budapest. This tour is highly recommended for those who wish to see a "bit more"  of Budapest, as you will be taken to where city tours have no access. See the wonders and secrets of this city. The tour takes you along the Hungarian Champs Elysees (Andrassy Ut). Make a stop at Heroes Square (Hosok Teren) for sightseeing and for photos. From here you can see the Western Railway Station (Nyagati Palyaudvart) designed by August De Serres, built by the Eiffel Company of Paris,12 yrs before the Eiffel Tower. The tour continues towards the beautiful Parliament Building, St Stephens/St Istvan Basilica and then you will make your way to Buda. Make a short detour/stop at the medieval castle, then venture onwards to the city's highest lookout point where you will see breathtaking panoramic views of Budapest, The Danube, Buda Castle. While heading back you can admire the city as you cross the Danube by bridge and head towards the Jewish Quarter. Here you will find Europe's largest functioning Synagogue and historical neighborhood with its own unique & interesting atmosphere.  Throughout the tour, your driver will be sharing interesting stories on points of interest and is open to questions. There is also the option of using your audio guide or you can listen to music with the JBL hi-fi system. Grab your camera and tour Budapest!

Luxury Danube Water Limousine Cruise

3. Luxury Danube Water Limousine Cruise

You can cruise slowly in front of the beautiful scenery and look at the buildings on the banks and the bridges from a different point of view, or if you wish, fly past at a higher speed for a thrill. The choice is yours. There are catering services on the boat but the high-quality drinks or food need to be pre-ordered. The fridge usually contains wine, champagne, beer and soft drinks which can be enjoyed on the cruise but come at a supplementary cost. During a Dunarama boat trip, you will see the Houses of Parliament, the Royal Castle, the Gelléet Hill and our famous university campuses. Have a closer look at the famous bridges of the Danube, the developing cultural center with the National Theatre and the Palace of Arts. Budapest is amazing by night, considered one of the most beautifully lit capitals of Europe. From the luxury water limousine, the glowing view of the city makes for an unforgettable impression on tourists and locals alike.

Budapest: 2-Hour Private TukTuk Tour

4. Budapest: 2-Hour Private TukTuk Tour

Let yourself get swept away on this drive through Budapest’s best-loved places. Start in the heart of the city, where small, winding streets hide a thousand secrets. Enjoy the view of Gellért Hill on the other side of the Danube River. Then cruise through the Tabán and arrive at Buda Castle, where you'll be able to discover both the palace and the castle bazaar. Your driver is also your personal guide — sit back and enjoy his stories and insights. You can set the pace according to your preferences and interests, resulting in an unforgettable experience. Whether you've already picked out some places to visit, you're looking for some suggestions, or you want a customized tour, your guide will be happy to help you discover the beauty and pleasures of life in Budapest. You will also have the opportunity to get off the TukTuk whenever you would like to take pictures.

Budapest: 1-Hour Private Boat Cruise

5. Budapest: 1-Hour Private Boat Cruise

This tour will give you a real private cruise on the Danube River in downtown Budapest. The boats providing this service are M/S Danube Vagabond and M/S Klara. Both are recently renovated in a nice condition, providing you with safety and comfort for your stay. Naturally the boats are equipped for pleasant sailing including music and an on-board bar. Naturally, the bar will be open with snacks and drinks available at reasonable prices. This is not a fast tour, but a slow, safe and comfortable trip to enjoy the panoramic views. Book this program any time from the morning to the evening. At booking, make known your preferred start time and an effort will be made to accommodate it. This 60 minute private cruise will pass through the inner city allowing you to admire the lighted bridges (in the evenings), Parliament, Buda Castle, the renewed Varkert Bazar, Vigado Concert Hall and many more nice sites between Margaret and Szabadság Bridge. Besides the standard pick-up locations, pick-up will also be available from almost anywhere along the Budapest Danube ports (for an extra fee). 

Budapest: Private Sightseeing Tour

6. Budapest: Private Sightseeing Tour

This tour will show you the most beautiful sights of Budapest in the company of a personal guide. Discover the amazing history of Budapest from the comfort of an air-conditioned car or minivan and a guide who can speak English, German, French, Italian or Spanish. Choose the language that suits you and start your tour with a hotel and pick-up and drive to one of the most striking city bridges in Pest. You will visit Central Market Hall and explore the Jewish Quarter to see the largest synagogue in Europe. Take in the magnificent Elisabeth Square, the former Stock Exchange Palace and the splendid Parliament building. You will also discover the largest medicinal bath in Europe at Széchenyi Bath and pause at Heroes’ Square. Drive to the center of Pest along Andrássy Avenue, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the House of Terror and State Opera House. Continue with a visit to St Stephen’s Basilica, the largest church in Budapest. Then it is up the Buda hills to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the castle district and panoramic views as you explore Buda Castle, Alexander Palace and Dísz Square. The next stop is Gellért Hill, home to the Statue of Liberty, where you can enjoy one of the most incredible vistas in Europe. On the way down you will pass Gellért Hotel and the Thermal Spa, getting personal attention from your private guide in your native language. You can start and end this exclusive tour at a time and place to suit, making it one of the most flexible ways to see the remarkable city of Budapest at your own convenience.

Eger Countryside, Culture and Wine: Full-Day Tour

7. Eger Countryside, Culture and Wine: Full-Day Tour

On this full-day tour from Budapest you can enjoy a 1,5h drive by a comfortable private car to Northeast Hungary, to the city of Eger, where you’ll begin your visit with a guided walk through the famous fortress above the old town. You will visit the exhibition about the castle's adventurous history. The Castle of Eger is known for its successful defense against the 1552 Ottoman invasion. Today it is a listed and protected historic monument. From the walls of the castle you’ll have an amazing panoramic view to the old town of Eger. After visiting the fortress the guided tour continues in the historical city center with charming baroque streets and houses. The tour includes among other sights the main square with the town hall and the Minorite church, one of the most beautiful examples of baroque religious architecture in Hungary. You can visit the second-largest cathedral in Hungary and the main building of the university (Lyceum) from 1785. Eger offers a number of sites dating from the time of the Ottoman Empire, including the 40 meters high Turkish Minaret, which is the northernmost in Europe, and the Turkish Bath. The city and surrounding region are also famous for wine. The Valley of the Beautiful Woman is home to numerous wine cellars. Their history goes back to the 18. century or earlier. You can taste the high quality local red, white and rosé wines in the historical cellars.

Budapest: Private 4-Hour Walking Tour with a Local

8. Budapest: Private 4-Hour Walking Tour with a Local

Discover Budapest on a flexible private walking tour that can be completely tailored to your interests. Spend a half-day with your personal guide, who will meet you at your Budapest hotel at an agreed time. You can see hidden gems as well as the most beautiful sights of the capital, such as Heroes’ Square. You might choose to hunt for antiques, learn about the city’s architecture, or head off on a gastronomic expedition. Hear about the tumultuous history of the city and the nation. Enjoy the pleasant atmosphere and the beautiful parks. See the amazing Szechenyi Bath and the picturesque Vajdahunyad Castle. Travel by the first subway line in continental Europe and stop at the gorgeous State Opera House to hear some interesting facts and stories about the building. Admire the splendid architecture St. Stephen's Basilica, the 2nd-largest church in Hungary. See the sights of Castle Hill, such as the 700-year-old Matthias Church, and the Fisherman’s Bastion with its 7 towers and terrace overlooking Pest. Take a public bus from the Castle District and travel with your guide up Gellért Hill. Learn about the legend of Bishop Gellért, and the history of the Citadel and the Statue of Liberty. From the top of Gellért Hill you’ll enjoy a spectacular panorama of the city. After walking down the hill you’ll see the Art Nouveau architecture of the Gellert baths. Don’t miss the Great Market Hall, the largest indoor market in the city. Take advantage of this unique tour, seeing and doing what interests you most!

Szentendre: Half-Day Private Tour from Budapest

9. Szentendre: Half-Day Private Tour from Budapest

On the way to Szentendre, you can make a short stop at Roman’s coast and ruins. You guide will make suggestions about the best galleries and museums to visit as well as which local foods to sample.  Walk around the Baroque center of the town, weaving through its narrow streets and alleyways built from the medieval ruins. After exploring the hidden beauty of the town, enjoy one of the museums. Sample a tasty langosh, a famous local cake, or a famous local ice cream. Spend some free time shopping and exploring the art and culture of the town before returning to Budapest. 

Budapest: Private Tour with a Local

10. Budapest: Private Tour with a Local

With this welcoming tour, transform your way of traveling to make it as much about the people you meet as it is the places you see. Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about his or her city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat and buy groceries, discover the easiest ways to get around and learn about the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information needed to make the most of your stay.

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What people are saying about Budapest

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 144 reviews

We had Mary as our tour guide, she was very knowledgeable, punctual and organized. Her English and communication skills were excellent. It was important to her that she would provide us with excellent service and we would enjoy our time and experience. Thanks Mary for your amazing service, we really enjoyed our experience with you and we will definitely recommend you to all of our friends and family. We loved visiting your beautiful Budapest Mina

This tour was fantastic. The guide was very knowledgeable about Hungarian history and explained things in an interesting, conversational manner. I highly recommend this tour.

tour guide very accommodating to our plan and show us some hidden spots

Had a wonderful and interesting day with Ahmed Douzi--our local guide.

Zo Han was our driver and guide, it was fun and very well informative