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.
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 professional, local guides!
This activity includes:
- Danube Promenade
- Buda Castle
- Matthias Church
- Famous Hungarians
- Rubik's cube
- The little princess
- Chain Bridge
- Fishermen's Bastion
- Origin of the Magyars
- Vörösmarty square
- St. Stephen's Basilica
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in front of St. Stephen's Basilica
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 !) So just walk there and you'll find us in front of the Basilica! Look for the guides with light-blue umbrellas, T-shirt and name cards at the steps of the church!
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, Hotel or Apartment, just make sure you take our flyer-map, use Google maps or ask someone on the street.
Upon arrival: Look for the guides with Generation Tours branded light-blue umbrellas, T-shirts and name cards.
Things to note
How do free tours work? It' simple, you're free to pay what you feel the tour was worth. Your lovely local guides don't receive any income other than tips from satisfied customers like you, meaning top quality tours on fair terms. Enjoy!
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!
Please note that this tour is only available to individual travellers & groups of less than 6 people on a voluntary-tip-basis. Groups of 6+ will incur a basic set fee and must be booked 24 hours in advance.
Please note we recommend you bring some water and comfy shoes as we'll be walking up to the Castle hill on this tour.