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Join the most comprehensive and personal Budapest tour! I would like to show you the Budapest where I grew up, the Budapest that I think is the most magnificent city of the world.

I’ll show you the monuments of the city’s historical main square, the Heroes square where while presenting the statues I can give you a short overview of the Hungarian history. Let’s walk around the 100-year-old trees of the City Park and visit the fairy tale Vajdahunyad Castle.

We’ll drive back to the city center all along Andrássy Avenue. You’ll certainly be amazed by the splendid 19th century palaces, all listed among UNESCO World Heritage sites. We’ll have a look at the main foyer of the State Opera House. We’ll visit the St. Stephen’s Basilica, the largest Catholic church of Budapest which had been built for 55 years. I’d be happy to walk with you to the top of the Basilica’s dome, so that you can enjoy the stunning view.

We’ll take a walk around Liberty square. I’ll then show you the most contreversial WW2 monuments of the neighborhood and the best examples of Hungarian Art Nouveau architecture. We’ll have a look at the second largest Parliament building of Europe.

After crossing the Danube river on the 170-year-old Chain Bridge we’ll stroll around the cobblestoned streets of the Buda Castle District. I’ll show you colorful houses from the Middle Ages and the gorgeous view from the top of the Fisherman’s Bastion. I’ll take you to Buda’s oldest church, the Matthias Church.

We’ll drive to the top of the 235m high Gellért hill, to the unique look-out terrace from where you can take outstanding pictures of both Buda and Pest. I’ll show you around the famous Gellért bathhouse and the hidden Cave Church of Budapest.

We’ll get back to Pest, we’ll visit the Central Market Hall. I’ll show you the best places where you can buy Hungarian paprika and wines. We can also taste some sausage, cheese or strudel in the market.

Finally, we’ll take a walk in the Jewish quarter. Let me show you the famous synagogue triangle and the poignant monuments commemorating the Budapest ghetto.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Hotel pick-up
INCLUDED
Tour guiding in English
Transportation in car or minivan
NOT INCLUDED
Entrance fees

All the above tours are private tours for you and for your family and friends only. The prices are for a group of maximum 4 people. Please let me know if you need a quote for more people.

Would you please contact me if you experience problems with your booking or if you’d like to book a tour on a day when I’m not available.

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I’ll meet you in the hotel lobby.
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I’ll show you around the stunning monuments of the Heroes square and the City Park.
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We’ll drive along Andrássy Avenue and we’ll stop at the State Opera House.
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We’ll see the interior of the St. Stephen’s Basilica and I’ll show you the unique relic in the Chapel of the Holy Right Hand.
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We’ll walk all the way to the Houses of Parliament through the beautiful Art Nouveau quarter.
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We’ll cross the Danube river on the 170-year-old Chain bridge.
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Our next stop is the Buda Castle District, we’ll take a walk around the Royal Palace, the Fisherman’s Bastion and the Matthias Church.
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I’d like to amaze you by the amazing view from the very top of the Gellért hill.
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We’ll return to Pest, we’ll stop for a little shopping at the Central Market Hall.
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I’ll take you to the 7th district, I’ll show you the Jewish quarter.
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We’ll return to your hotel.

Tour Reviews

September 23, 2015

Not only was Julia extremely knowledgeable about the history, customs and many beautiful places to visit in Budapest and it’s surroundings, she also has a very warm and sincere enthusiasm in communicating them. We visited many out of the way spots that only a true native would know about. What really sets Julia apart is her ability to share and relate her own life story and experiences to the recent history of Hungary, particularly the impact and effects of the German and Russian occupations on several generations of her family. We were very fortunate to spend two days touring Budapest and its surroundings with her. Thanks Julia….!! Tim and Leslie

September 26, 2015

We traveled with our son and daughter-in-law through Central Europe and took a day trip to Budapest with Julia as our tour guide. This was one of several tours we took in various cities. We all agreed that Budapest was the high point of our trip and that Julia was our favorite guide. She went above and beyond the call of duty during difficult circumstances to get us in and out of Hungary. She is knowledgable, professional and friendly and obviously loves her city and wants her guests to love it as well. She’s fun to be with and she made us wish for more time in Budapest! It was just the four of us, which allowed her to tailor the tour exclusively to us. I highly recommend Julia for anyone who wants to tour Budapest.

February 9, 2016

We enjoyed a great private tour with Julia. She’s so sweet and full of the little details that you want to hear when you visit a new place. Thank you very much, highly recommended!

December 6, 2017

Four of us, two couples, happily toured Budapest and several other small towns with Julia for 2 days. She was so informative and obviously loves her city. She was completely flexible in terms of where we went and had lots of suggestions for us based on our interests.

We also hired a driver to enable us to maximize our time in Budapest as we wanted to do more than we had hours for!! Oh, and I guess some of you might be interested to know that the car was VERY clean and comfortable. Water was provided which was nice.

Our first stop, completely a surprise for Julia, was the Jewish quarter and synagogue. She gave us the full history of what we were seeing and made the whole experience so much more personal than just seeing a sight. I walked away just in awe of all she was able to explain and make come to life.

Julia was able to recommend wonderful restaurants. Try goose ragout if it’s on the menu!!

If you have the opportunity to go to Budapest, maximize your enjoyment and understanding by hiring Julia to take you around to the things that interest you. You won’t regret it at all.

April 7, 2018

Julia is about the best of the best tour guides. She is the sweetest and so knowledgeable. I usually get very bored with guided tour guides but she has the ability to keep you interested and entertained. She also knows history and weird facts about everything!! 100 percent recommend and you won’t regret!

April 19, 2018

I liaised with Julia in the organization of a birthday trip for 11 guys. Julia gave invaluable advice, suggestions on activities based on the criteria I gave her, booked all the tours, transfers and even sourced the most amazing restaurants for them. My list of questions over the weeks were always answered quickly and gave me great confidence in the trip we were pulling together. On their return, they could not speak more highly of Julia. The tours that she organized and accompanied them on were all enjoyed tremendously and they thoroughly enjoyed her knowledge of Budapest. Highly recommend anyone that is arranging a trip to Budapest to use Julia.

September 17, 2018

The first day was a walking tour. We visited the local market where we ate fresh sausage/shopped, went to the local finest chocolate shop, along the way visited many beautiful parks, stopped in the Jewish Quarter, went to a pub followed by tasting some local food and finally ended the afternoon on a speed boat ride on the river. Julia was personable and answered a LOT of questions for us.

The next day, we did a walking/driving tour of Budapest. I had NO idea we would accomplish seeing so many sites in one day. In reality, in less than 12 hours I felt like I saw the highlights of Budapest and met a new friend. Julia made us feel so comfortable and answered so many questions regarding history, culture and economy. She is quite knowledgeable of the history of Budapest. I must not close without saying Julia was very trustworthy. If you are looking for a tour guide, look no further. You are not going to find anyone better.

October 15, 2018

We spent four 8 hours days with Julia with a goal of seeing the best of Budapest and the surrounding areas. She did the planning for our adventure and we were delighted with the sites and all of the information she provided. She was prepared to deal with changing weather conditions so we were always on the move. We highly recommend her service!

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