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Budapest: 2.5-Hour Underground Cave Walking Tour

1. Budapest: 2.5-Hour Underground Cave Walking Tour

Venture away from the city’s beaten path to the Szemlő-hegyi and Pál-völgyi caves. Follow guides from the Hungarian Caving Association and get access to some parts of the caves that most tourists can’t enter.  Go 500 meters into the two caves, which feature an unusual up-welling of warm, mineral-rich water. Learn why the Szemlő-hegyi Cave is referred to as the underground flower garden of Budapest and see its unique rock formations. Explore the interactive exhibition and educational trail.  Continue to the Pál-völgyi Cave and marvel at Hungary's longest cave system, around 32 kilometers. Find stunning stalactite and stalagmite formations, and glittering calcite crystals.  Experience the famous Theater Hall, renowned as an echo chamber with impressive acoustics. Finish your tour with a peek at the quarry from one of the caves' many hidden exits.

Budapest: Guided Bike Tour

2. Budapest: Guided Bike Tour

There is no easier way to explore Budapest than this guided English bicycle tour. Ride down to Duna Corso, the Chain Bridge and climb the Castle District to enjoy the view and travel back in time. Descend to the Danube to ride along the river and chill out on the Margaret Island before visiting the House of Parliament, Freedom Square and St. Stephen’s Basilica. After a trip on Andrássy avenue, seeing the Opera house and the House of Terror on the way, the tour reaches the Heroes square and City Park before returning back to the office.

Budapest: Walking Tour of Buda Castle with a Historian

3. Budapest: Walking Tour of Buda Castle with a Historian

On this amazing 2.5-hour walking tour, get acquainted with the historical core of Buda, the oldest part of Budapest. Experience more than 1100 years of Hungarian history coming alive in front of you through your history buff tour guide's presentations, and learn all about the local significance of the Buda Castle: a district where thousands of people live and many more go for romantic strolls, enjoying the superb views and lights. You will walk through the winding alleys and experience breathtaking views from the ramparts. Be ready for the fascinating historical stories about Buda Castle from the Middle Ages to World War II.  Explore the whole complex of the Buda Castle District including the Royal Palace, Savoy Terrace, Matthias Fountain, Palace Gardens, Alexander Palace, the Hungarian Presidential Palace, Matthias Church, and get panoramic views of the Parliament & the Pest side from Fisherman's Bastion. As an added bonus to round off your experience, enjoy delicious coffee during the coffee stop.

Jewish Budapest: 3-Hour Small Group Tour with Historian

4. Jewish Budapest: 3-Hour Small Group Tour with Historian

Discover one of the most popular areas of inner Pest. The 7th district is where Jewish culture has bloomed for over 200 years and today hosts the largest and most active Jewish community of Eastern Europe. As a highlight of the tour, visit the Rumbach Street Synagogue and discover the neighborhood of the Dohány Street Synagogue, which is the largest in Europe and one of the largest synagogues in the world.  Walk through the Jewish Quarter, on the streets of the former Ghetto, which hosts synagogues, monuments, kosher restaurants, and kosher shops. Hear local stories of this neighborhood and about Budapest. During your walk, visit the Carl Lutz Memorial, dedicated to one of the Righteous Among the Nations, who is also known as Hungary’s Schindler. Then pass by the lively Gozsdu Passage and visit the Rumbach Street Synagogue, built in 1872 by Viennese architect Otto Wagner. Apart from the largest Synagogue of Europe, and the other two most important Synagogues, hear local tips about the ruin pubs and nightlife. Learn about the street art and other secrets of Elizabeth Town.

Budapest: Street Art Tour

5. Budapest: Street Art Tour

Nothing gives you a better insight into the cultural undercurrents of contemporary Budapest than its street art. Dive into a scene that’s been boldly growing and consistently pushing creative boundaries over the last few years on a walking tour where you will gain an insider's perspective on the city's history, culture, and politics. The bulk of this tour will be spent looking at murals, graffiti, and other forms of street art. The more you explore, the more you’ll find, dotted around the otherwise bare walls of the city’s Jewish Quarter. But you're not just here to take photos. Benefit from a discussion of each piece, in which you will get familiarized with the themes, socio-political context, and artists behind the artworks. With local artists dominating the scene – and using their work to celebrate the ideas, values, and ways of life that locals are passionate about – you’ll find yourself getting an accidental lesson in history and culture. Our small group tours are limited to 8 people, so you’ll have plenty of chances to ask questions and get local tips. 

Budapest: Buda Castle Walking Tour in German

6. Budapest: Buda Castle Walking Tour in German

Feel the historical atmosphere of the oldest district of Budapest. Walk along the Buda Castle District, see the major places of interest and explore hidden gems whilst hearing stories of Hungarian history. Begin your tour at the Holy Trinity Statue, from where you will walk around the magnificent Matthias Church. Admire the Fishermen's Bastion, a fantastic fairy tale structure offering the best view over the Danube, and the Hungarian Parliament building. Listen to many stories and legends about the history of this beautiful town from your German-speaking local tour guide. Leave the residential district to travel to the President's Palace and the Royal Palace complexes. Walk around the courtyards and fountains, and look at the proud guards outside the palace. Get stunning views across the majestic Danube River, with full views of its main bridges: Margaret Bridge, Chain Bridge, Elizabeth Bridge, and Liberty Bridge. Explore the other side of the castle. From the medieval walls you have an excellent view towards the Buda Hills - the western part of the city with its forests and nature parks. End your tour at the starting point back at the Holy Trinity Statue, in front of the Matthias Church.

Budapest: Hands-On Strudel Making Class

7. Budapest: Hands-On Strudel Making Class

Delight in a 2.5-hour hands-on culinary experience making traditional strudels in a small group. Delight in a hands-on culinary experience making traditional strudels. Bake 2 different strudels with your choice of filling and enjoy eating them afterward. Make your way to the local partner's private apartment in the center of Budapest. With your professional chef, discover the history of the strudel, a typical Habsburg Empire dessert whose origins can be traced to the Turkish influence in Hungary. Learn about the dessert's importance to wedding dinners in the countryside, as well as about wider Hungarian cuisine, customs, and everyday life. Then, delight in learning the local partner's mother's recipe, which makes the stretched version of the strudel. Stretch the elastic pastry by hand until it is very thin, under your chef's guidance. Fill your strudels with typical fillings — such as poppy-seed with pumpkin, sweet or salty cabbage, and sweet cottage cheese cream — and then put them in the oven to bake.  While you wait, taste some other typical Hungarian bites and enjoy some Palinka (fruit brandy), Hungarian wine, soft drinks, mineral water, tea, or coffee. When your strudels are ready, sit down and savor them together with your group. Finally, take the recipes home with you so you can recreate the strudels for your family and friends.

Alternative Budapest Walking Tours

8. Alternative Budapest Walking Tours

Explore Budapest through its alternative cultures on a 3-hour small group walking tour of the sights and historical landmarks that other tours rarely show you. Go deeper into Budapest’s underground music, fashion and art scenes, and explore the present and future, rather than the past. Head away from the main tourist hangouts to explore Budapest's Jewish district, where the city’s alternative culture is kicking off. Just like East Berlin after the wall, Budapest's uncared for districts are becoming the places to be. Learn about, and visit, squats, cultural centers, abandoned synagogues and art galleries. Stop for a coffee or beer at an art and coffee collective, or a ruin bar-cum community center, bike workshop and analogue photography gallery!

Grand Budapest Scooter Tour

9. Grand Budapest Scooter Tour

Our signature Grand Budapest Scooter Tour is a perfect option for you if you would like to explore the city highlights in a fun and exciting way riding a scooter. On this spectacular 4-hour tour, you will zip through Budapest’s picturesque riverbanks and bridges and elegant avenues, the cobblestone streets of its historic Castle District, and the winding roads of Buda hills, and marvel at grand palaces and churches from the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the astonishing views of the city. This unique experience will also give you an insight into Hungarian history and culture. It is a private tour exclusively for you and your group to make sure you ride your scooter at a comfortable pace to your riding skill and to provide you with a tailor-made experience. If you have a particular interest, you can ask the guide to customize the tour for you. After a short riding lesson, start exploring the city on the Pest side, remarkable for its elegant 19th-century architecture. Drive along the picturesque Danube riverbanks and bridges, the elegant Andrassy Avenue, and wonder at the Opera House and grand 19th-century palaces. Visit the monumental Heroes’ Square and learn about Hungarian history in a nutshell, then tour through the charming City Park, passing by the Zoo, the Great Circus, Széchenyi Bath, and Vajdahunyad Castle. Marvel at St Stephen's Basilica and the Hungarian Parliament Building, the two largest and tallest buildings in Budapest, then cross the river Danube and explore the Buda side, famous for its medieval castle and astonishing hilltop views. Tour through the cobblestone streets of the historic Buda Castle District, visit the Royal Palace, the 700-year-old iconic Matthias Church, and wonder at the stunning view from Fisherman’s Bastion, the most famous lookout in Budapest. At last, drive along the winding roads of Gellert Hill up to the Citadel and Liberty Statue and admire the unparalleled view of Budapest.

Budapest: Highlights and Hidden Gems Private City Tour

10. Budapest: Highlights and Hidden Gems Private City Tour

This is not just another city tour; this is the best of Budapest with hidden gems that only a local can show you. Get to know Budapest on a city tour that gives you the perfect overview of culture, history, and local lifestyle - this tour has it all! Forget about big touristy groups and the crowds; it's time to see Budapest at its best, thanks to your local guide’s knowledge and stories. Check out main landmarks like Széchenyi Chain Bridge, The Great Synagogue, and St. Stephen's Basilica and uncover city secrets that will show you the city from a different perspective. As they say, the locals know best!

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 197 reviews

Very good ,our guide Daniel Gaboor he had got in-depth knowledge,explained everything precisely,made us Comfortable and at ease ,would like to do tour again only with him and recommend him to other peopke

Tomasz our guide could not have been more personable and knowledgeable. Honestly the best tour I’ve ever taken. We would recommend him to anyone we know! So grateful for the experience!

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.

A very interesting look at 2 caves. I appreciated the contrast between the two. The guide was knowledgeable and entertaining.

I never had a such good English speaking guide. Wonderful, factfulness. Bravo.