15 Best Budapest Tours & Experiences 2020 - Local Guides

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Private Grand Tour of Jewish Budapest
Tour ∙ 4.5 hrs
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60 EUR

Private Grand Tour of Jewish Budapest

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A comprehensive tour designed for anyone who wants to explore Budapest’s Jewish heritage with a local and hear personal stories about Hungary's Jewish history and culture.
From
60 EUR
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!
From
75 EUR
Budapest to Bratislava One-Way Sightseeing Bus Tour
Tour ∙ 10 hrs
 ∙ From 
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!
From
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!
From
41 EUR
Hungarian Folk Dance Show & Dinner Cruise in Budapest
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
 ∙ From 
75 EUR

Hungarian Folk Dance Show & Dinner Cruise in Budapest

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Join us for an exciting Hungarian folk dance performance followed by an atmospheric dinner cruise on the river Danube. You’ll be treated to a delicious buffet meal of traditional Hungarian fare and wonderful views of illuminated Budapest.
From
75 EUR
Budapest Orientation Walking Tour
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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7 EUR

Budapest Orientation Walking Tour

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Discover the twin cities of Pest and Buda! See the monumental Saint Stephen’s Basilica, cross the Chain Bridge over the Danube River, visit Buda Castle and enjoy magical views on a 3-hour walking tour with an enthusiastic local guide.
From
7 EUR
Budapest Greatest Hits Full Day Tour
Tour ∙ 8 hrs
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110 EUR

Budapest Greatest Hits Full Day Tour

(3)
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
Budapest Chocolate Museum Visit & Tasting
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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24 EUR

Budapest Chocolate Museum Visit & Tasting

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Calling all chocolate lovers! Visit Budapest’s beautiful Chocolate Museum, taste special Hungarian chocolates, and have a go at making your own. This is a wonderful tour that the whole family will love, and is packed with…chocolate!
From
24 EUR
Danube Dinner Cruise with Live Music in Budapest
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
 ∙ From 
54 EUR

Danube Dinner Cruise with Live Music in Budapest

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Set sail with our unforgettable Dinner & Cruise, explore Budapest from the magnificent Danube and taste the traditional Hungarian gastro specialities.
From
54 EUR
Danube Lunch Cruise in Budapest
Tour ∙ 1.5 hrs
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40 EUR

Danube Lunch Cruise in Budapest

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The Danube runs majestically through the centre of Budapest, creating one of the finest panoramas on the continent. See how the UNESCO World Heritage-listed riverbanks treasure the old and embrace the new on a romantic lunch cruise.
From
40 EUR
Ideal City Tour of Budapest
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
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32 EUR

Ideal City Tour of Budapest

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Would you like to see the sights of Budapest in more detail? Do you prefer small groups? Choose our Ideal City Tour to see the sights not included in the usual 2-3-hour city tours. We offer guided tours exclusively in your language!
From
32 EUR
Danube Wine Cruise in Budapest
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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33 EUR

Danube Wine Cruise in Budapest

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Booked by 84 people!
Spend an amazing evening on the Danube River sampling a selection of Hungary’s most famous wines. Hungarian wine culture and hospitality are well known all around the world – join us and we’ll show you why!
Booked by 84 people!
From
33 EUR
Danube Cocktail Cruise in Budapest
Tour ∙ 1.5 hrs
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26 EUR

Danube Cocktail Cruise in Budapest

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Booked by 71 people!
There’s no better way to experience the beauty of Budapest than cruising on the river Danube while enjoying a refreshing cocktail!
Booked by 71 people!
From
26 EUR
Danube Craft Beer Cruise in Budapest
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
 ∙ From 
29 EUR

Danube Craft Beer Cruise in Budapest

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Booked by 33 people!
Sample a carefully curated selection of local artisan beers while cruising along the Danube River. A perfect introduction to the emerging Hungarian craft beer scene!
Booked by 33 people!
From
29 EUR

Customer feedback about Tours in Budapest

Rating 4.5 based on 78 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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Amazing Museum
We would highly recommend visiting this Chocolate Museum while in Budapest.Just an amazing place with so much history. Our tour guide was so welcoming and friendly. We had many tastings,made our own chocolate tart and had a wonderful sit down chocolate cake with drinks. We made our own way by public transport from the city centre and it was easy to find. Great experience and highly recommended.
Budapest Chocolate Museum Visit & Tasting
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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
Lovely night Danube cruise with wine tasting
Completely lived to all our expectations. Had some amazing two hours cruising along Danube river after the sunset. City looks absolutely stunning from the boat. Wine was good and staff was really friendly. Also you can ask musicians to play a song of your choice.
Worth the money!
Danube Wine Cruise in Budapest
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
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I was in Budapest recently and was definitely wanting to take a Danube cruise. Seeing a city from the river that runs through it is always such an awesome site.

Of course there are plenty of companies offering river cruises in Budapest and of course also night time party cruises. I'm not much of a party person or atleast not like in my younger years, but aquaintances who've been to the Hungarian capital said that the nightlife especially in the summer is not something to be left out.

So I let my friend talk me into taking the Party on the Danube cruise. It's a little pricey and the ticket only includes a welcome drink (however, I must note that additional drinks come at very reasonable prices), but the nightime view of Budapest from the Danube is totally worth it. It was great to kick back with an ice cold beer after a long day of sightseeing and just enjoy the gorgeaous view of the city.

After the cruise they take you to a club, where we actually ended up staying for most of the night. The ship docks at Margaret Island where the club is, which isn't a cheesy pop disco, more like an artsy, alternative bar. Also it was very easy to get a cab back to the hotel from there. I'd definitely go back to that club if ever visiting Budapest again in the summer and I'd also recommend the Party on the Danube cruise as a great way to unwind with a breathtaking view.
Danube Party Cruise in Budapest
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Wonderful tour with great guide
We did the Jewish Grand Tour with Petra. She was fabulous, and the tour was great. I was initially concerned as Petra is not Jewish (although her great-grandfather (I think) was), but she was very knowledgeable about the area and the history of the Jews in Budapest and Hungary. Petra was engaging and had a good sense of humor (only when appropriate). I am very glad I had the opportunity to see the Dohany Synagogue and the other parts of the complex.. I was particularly moved by the Weeping Willow (Holocaust) memorial. The Museum was interesting -note that Petra was not our guide on this part of the tour but turned us over to a Museum guide who was quite good. We also went to an Orthodox synagogue, which was beautiful and interesting. In addition to being a great guide, Petra gave us advice about what else to see in Budapest, which was quite helpful. I highly recommend the Grand Tour and Petra.
Private Grand Tour of Jewish Budapest
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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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I got a chance to see a Hungarian folk dancing performance last weekend in Budapest. What a fun show it was! I'd read before that it was one of the must see things in Hungary, so my husband and I booked tickets ahead over the internet. This evening it was the Hungaria Gypsy Orchestra and Folk Ensemble who performed, (I read somewhere that they are the most famous Hungarian folk dance group.) The theater itself is richly ornamented and all around impressive.The dancers and musicians gave such an energetic performance, you can see that these are really talented and dedicated people who are preserving a unique art. If you're ever in Hungary, go see a folk dance show!
Hungarian Folk Dance Show & Dinner Cruise in Budapest
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Wonderful experience at the chocolate museum
We loved our trip to the chocolate museum. We took a taxi from the city center. It was about a 25 minute drive. Our tour guide, Erika gave us a wonderful tour. We learned the history of chocolate in Hungary. There is a great display of chocolate packaging over the last hundred years. We got to make our own chocolate tarts. There were plenty of chocolate samples during the tour. The tour ended with tea and more samples of chocolate. The museum is located in a beautiful renovated residence. Erika was very knowledgeable it was a delight to take her tour. If you love chocolate you will enjoy this experience. Highly recommended!
Budapest Chocolate Museum Visit & Tasting
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Great experience for my wife's bday!
In Budapest celebrating my wife's birthday. We went to the baths and then finished the night doing this wine cruise. All seven wines tasted great (I'm no expert though) and the view from the river of all the major sites along the Danube can't be beat. Live music was great too. The only thing some might want to keep in mind is that you are at a table with about 8-10 other people and there are multiple cruises on the boat (beer tour, dinner, etc.). I would say definitely eat beforehand so that you can enjoy the wine and so there's no resentment about all the food that's set out that you don't have access to. Recommended!
Danube Wine Cruise in Budapest
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Tourist Angel – Andrea Kevei
Imagine you are going for the first time and alone to Budapest and you find that one of your very good friends was born there and is willing to go with you and show you the sights, sounds and something of the culture of the place, then that is pretty much the the experience that you will get with Andrea Kevei. Her English is very good, her background knowledge is excellent, she asks what sort of things you think you would like to see/do, and sets up a programme to discuss and agree with you. However, she remains very flexible about arrangements throughout the time she is with you.

Budapest Orientation Walking Tour
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Excellent
Although it took some time to locate the group who were joining our walking tour, once we got going it was very good, with Borsca a knowledgeable guide. First the museum, with a good outline of Jewish traditions and holidays, and then the Great Synagogue. The cemetery and gardens are a reminder of a dark period of history which must never be forgotten. As part of the Grand Tour, we then walked through the Jewish Quarter, now home to many trendy cafes and bars, a beautiful Art Nouveau Synagogue, finishing up with cake. Highly recommended.
Private Grand Tour of Jewish Budapest
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We were on a cruise last week in the afternoon and it was lovely.We got the chance to see Budapest during the day and "night". The boat was nice and the stuff were kind and the drinks were yummi. The girls and reception were lovely, counting the fact that we were with a baby and lot of people don't tolerate well the breastfeading.I wanna thank you all, escpecially to the 2 tall girls who accompanied us during the cruise. I absolutely recommend this program to my friends it's enjoyable with kids.
Danube Cocktail Cruise in 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
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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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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
We learned so much
We were picked up at our hotel by Alex, a very courteous and informative tour guide. He answered all our questions and didn't overwhelm us with info and we learned so Much!!! Interesting was the fact his grandparents had lived thru the Holocaust, some in the ghetto and some in hiding. We visited the synagogue and gardens, the ghetto, parliament and also the Shoes on the Danube monument. I would highly recommend this tour as part of your Budapest trip.
Private Grand Tour of Jewish Budapest
Take this tour first!
This is the first tour you should take in Budapest. You visit a number of areas in the city. It gives you a great chance to get an overview of the city and to take note of areas that you want to explore in greater detail later in your trip.

Our guide was friendly, knowledgeable and funny. She provided us with a great deal of information in an easy-going and sometimes humorous fashion.

I could not be more pleased with the experience!
Ideal City Tour of Budapest

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