15 Best Budapest Tours & Experiences 2021 - Local Guides

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Spies & Masters: Cold War Tour of Budapest
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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30 EUR

Spies & Masters: Cold War Tour of Budapest

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Zigzag with me across the city and learn how the Hungarian secret police (ÁVO) tried to honeytrap, blackmail, and compromise Western diplomats and their Hungarian contacts during the dark days of communism. Feel the history that’s still with us behind the renovated façades and trendy shop windows.
From
30 EUR
Budapest to Vienna One-Way Sightseeing Bus Tour
Tour ∙ 10 hrs
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75 EUR

Budapest to Vienna One-Way Sightseeing Bus Tour

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Visit Eszterházy Palace, Tata Castle and the towns of Sopron and Győr on your way from Budapest to Vienna. This small-group bus tour gives you the chance to see more than you could imagine in one day!
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75 EUR
Budapest to Bratislava One-Way Sightseeing Bus Tour
Tour ∙ 10 hrs
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75 EUR

Budapest to Bratislava One-Way Sightseeing Bus Tour

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Visit the Danube Bend area, the Basilica of Esztergom and the small town of Győr on your way from Budapest to Bratislava. This small-group bus tour gives you the chance to see more than you could imagine in one day!
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75 EUR
Hiking - the nature experience
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
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41 EUR

Hiking - the nature experience

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Get ready to enjoy a unique daily hike in the hills around the city. During a few hours walk in the beautiful nature, you are going to have breathtaking views and hear interesting stories that you wouldn't find in any guide book. Join us and receive your certificate and badge after the hike!
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41 EUR
Budapest Greatest Hits Full Day Tour
Tour ∙ 8 hrs
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110 EUR

Budapest Greatest Hits Full Day Tour

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A full day tour which combines 101 things in Budapest that you need to see (and taste) before you leave. Must-see sights, good food and a friend who’ll take you everywhere.
From
110 EUR
Epic Pub Crawl
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
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20 EUR

Epic Pub Crawl

See Budapest nightlife through a local's eye! Come and join us every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening from 9 pm on our weekly pub crawls. see the best bars and clubs of Budapest nightlife.
From
20 EUR
Travel around Budapest in 15 statues
Tour ∙ 2.5 hrs
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15 EUR

Travel around Budapest in 15 statues

Wandering through the streets and squares of Budapest you will come across a number of statues and memorials. What do these statues tell us about Budapest, its past, its present, and why not, its future?
From
15 EUR
Retro Panoramic Sightseeing With Russian 4x4
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
 ∙ From 
20 EUR

Retro Panoramic Sightseeing With Russian 4x4

Historical, breathtaking panoramic tour of Budapest. Your tour begins with the cities two most spectacular bridges and will take you from Budapest's past into the present.
From
20 EUR
Bloody Tales from within the Castle Walls (Kings, Vampires and Killers)
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
 ∙ From 
20 EUR

Bloody Tales from within the Castle Walls (Kings, Vampires and Killers)

This tour takes you to the charming and most intimate places of the city of Budapest: the Buda castle courts. A journey into the dark history of XV and XVII century, with stories of Battles, Vampires and Myths that lie between fantasy and chilling truth.
From
20 EUR
  Vegan Tourist Budapest Experience - Veganized Traditional Hungarian Home Cooking Classes
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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99 EUR

Vegan Tourist Budapest Experience - Veganized Traditional Hungarian Home Cooking Classes

Welcome to Vegan Tourist Budapest Experience with Traditional Hungarian Home Cooking Classes-hands-on! During 3-hour you will connect to Hungarian culture through cooking and story sharing! All in bright, spacious and well equipped kitchen located close to famous Gellért Bath &Liberty bridge.
From
99 EUR
Uaz Off-Road Driving Budapest
Tour ∙ 0.3 hrs
 ∙ From 
89 EUR

Uaz Off-Road Driving Budapest

UAZ Commandarsky 4x4 the ultimate Cold War Experience! Drive a Russian Troop carrier all-terrain vehicle from the '70s
From
89 EUR

Customer feedback about Tours in Budapest

Rating 5.0 based on 31 reviews

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Feel the country, guided by an enthusiastic local!
Everything that is in the description on the website is true! The bus was there on time, there was room for luggage and ... it was comfy to ride in! Our guide was just amazing. You just had to like her from the beginning. She easily connected with all the guests and really made the people see the country. Even though the weather changed between light and heavy rain during the day, she was our sunshine on this day! We can highly recommend taking this trip!
Budapest to Bratislava One-Way Sightseeing Bus Tour
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Highlight of vacation
Guide - Andi Driver - Tamas I can't offer enough praise for this experience. This was a great day. I learned, laughed and never once felt bored. Hungary is a country I knew very little about and after this drive, I was left wanting more. Thank you so much for a wonderful day!
Budapest to Vienna One-Way Sightseeing Bus Tour
Great tour!
The tour was very interesting and thorough! One of the best tours I have ever been on. I felt very welcomed and would recommed this tour to anybody!
Spies & Masters: Cold War Tour of Budapest
P
Great way to get from Budapest to Vienna
This was the first Side Trip for me and my wife. Were we looking for a way to get from Budapest to Vienna and see some of the sights in between. Side Trips was the perfect choice. They met us at the pickup location with a nice minivan, tour guide, and driver. Besides me and my wife, there were 3 other guests. The minivan was very roomy and comfortable. We made 4 stops on the way to Vienna. All of these stops were to quaint little towns off the beaten path that had few tourists but were very quaint with scenic views and interesting history. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. The driver seemed to be a good driver who would drop us off near a good starting point then go park somewhere until called by the guide. It was everything we were looking for. We will certainly use Side Trips again.
Budapest to Vienna One-Way Sightseeing Bus Tour
Fascinating and insightful
Ivan is a great guide - hugely knowledgable on the subject and has some fascinating stories to bring to life the cold war era as you walk around beautiful Budapest.

From the beginning, Ivan had us hooked with tales of the people involved on both sides and how the various move and counter-move activities between the East and West played out - honey-traps, bribery and general coercion tactics.

If you are interested in a unique way to explore the city, absorb the history of the cold war and how it affected Budapest whilst having genuinely interesting conversations about people and politics (including the current state of European affairs (Brexit, Orban, popularism etc.) - you'll be in good hands with Ivan.
Spies & Masters: Cold War Tour of Budapest
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Don’t miss this experience
This tour is a one of a kind experience using first source material. Photos and stories of Cold War Budapest as seen through the eyes of US embassy and military personnel. The material Ivan has found along with the interviews he has done will leave you with a much deeper understanding of the 1956 uprising as well as how the Russians and Americans conducted intelligence operations during the 1950s and 60s. This is truly an insider view and should not be missed.
Spies & Masters: Cold War Tour of Budapest
M
Feel the country, guided by an enthusiastic local!
Everything that is in the description on the website is true! The bus was there on time, there was room for luggage and ... it was comfy to ride in! Our guide was just amazing. You just had to like her from the beginning. She easily connected with all the guests and really made the people see the country. Even though the weather changed between light and heavy rain during the day, she was our sunshine on this day! We can highly recommend taking this trip!
Budapest to Bratislava One-Way Sightseeing Bus Tour
L
Fabulous way to get from Budapest to Vienna off the beaten path!!
We wanted to travel from Budapest to Vienna but wanted to see more along the way than a train would have allowed. Our lovely day trip with our guide Noemi and driver Noah was the perfect solution! They were both professional and very accommodating. Noemi was well informed and happy to answer all our questions. I would recommend this trip for anyone who wants to take the road less traveled and see more along the way. It was a good value for the price!!
Budapest to Vienna One-Way Sightseeing Bus Tour
G
Great way to explore a different side of Budapest
The hike with Laszlo was a fantastic break from the usual tourist activities, seeing the nature and forest around Budapest and being very much off the normal hiking trail. Laszlo has really good knowledge of the area as well as Budapest and Hungary generally and was an absolute pleasure to walk with.
We got some great views of the city from above and overall the hike was wonderful (even if it was very cold!). Thanks Laszlo!
Hiking - the nature experience
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A wonderful experience, new places, new friends!
We have had a wonderful trip from Budapest to Vienna with an incredible girl. She has been tireless, funny and really competent. Her enthusiasm was engaging and she showed us places that otherwise we would never have visited. We travelled with our girl, 5 years old, and it was nice for her too. Happy to have chosen this way to travel from one city to another.
Budapest to Vienna One-Way Sightseeing Bus Tour
K
Good value and engaging tour!
A great way to get from A to B with a lot of interesting history along the way. Our guide was really informative and energetic and went the extra mile to make sure we got the most out of each visit along the route. All stops were well worth seeing and I'd recommend this tour to anyone interested in learning more about the history and culture as well.
Budapest to Vienna One-Way Sightseeing Bus Tour
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Even if I am not an expert or very enthusiastic about the topic, I really enjoyed this tour. Why? Because, opposite to what happens in most of the tours, I didn't just hear a general story but a bunch of incredible spy stories in the locations they took place. The guide is also very friendly and you can see how passionate he is about the topic.
Spies & Masters: Cold War Tour of Budapest
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Fantastic
I'm sorry I cannot remember the young guides name but she was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about her country. We were one of the first tours she had taken on this trip She could answer all questions. We went to a small city that had a fort and an area with many different types of architecture but it could have been left off the tour.
Budapest to Bratislava One-Way Sightseeing Bus Tour
Wonderful Day in Budapest
We thoroughly enjoyed our private walking tour of Budapest last Sunday. The weather was perfect and our guide, Odea, could not have been better. Even though she is not originally from Hungary, her knowledge of the history and culture was amazing. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone that wants to experience Budapest in depth.
Budapest Greatest Hits Full Day Tour
K
101 things to see in Budapest- a must do!!
Reka was a fabulous tour guide! She knows Budapest inside and out. She showed us sights we had read about and many that we hadn't heard of. She has a through understanding of Budapest history and the ability to make it come alive. Touring the city with her was very enjoyable. Even her dinner recommendations were spot on.
Budapest Greatest Hits Full Day Tour
A
I found the tour historically accurate and extremely engaging. Ivan knows how to tell stories. You'll laugh, you'll think, you'll be amazed by normal people who stood up for their beliefs during difficult times and you'll feel pity for the ones forced to sell out in order to survive
Spies & Masters: Cold War Tour of Budapest
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Exploring unknown places Hungary and Slovakia with great company
This trip gave us the possibility to learn new places of Hungary and Slovakia, mostly not described in your typical guidebook. Our guide was a very friendly and enthusiastic person, who gave us very good instructional and sometimes funny explanations of the monuments and places.
Budapest to Bratislava One-Way Sightseeing Bus Tour
S
Exploring unknown places Hungary and Slovakia with great company
This trip gave us the possibility to learn new places of Hungary and Slovakia, mostly not described in your typical guidebook. Our guide was a very friendly and enthusiastic person, who gave us very good instructional and sometimes funny explanations of the monuments and places.
Budapest to Bratislava One-Way Sightseeing Bus Tour
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Hungarian hospitality
Go as a client, leave as a friend: book a tour! Budapest Urban Walks was very responsive in scheduling, and they will make any of the tours just what you want. You will get lots of interesting insights about Budapest and great tips on where to go after yours tour.
Budapest Greatest Hits Full Day Tour
Facinating
We found the tour very informative. Our tour guide, Ivan, was easy going and personable and generous with his time and information.
Would definitely recommend and may even sign up again for a second tour.
There’s lots of interesting material to learn about.
Spies & Masters: Cold War Tour of Budapest

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