Easy
Difficulty
4 hours
Duration

Let’s drive and walk around the old town of Buda and the elegant city of Pest discovering the most amazing monuments of the two sides of the Danube river. Book a 4-hour private Budapest sightseeing tour with me to get familiar with the beauty of my city.

Let me guide you over two magnificent towns in only 4 hours. I’ll show you the historic old town in Buda and the modern architecture of Pest. Let me tell you about the capital’s 2000 and about the country’s 1000 years of history. I’ll explain why Budapest is a beautiful mixture of different cultures, architectures and arts. You’ll have an amazing view from the top of the Castle and Gellért hills.

I’ll meet you at your hotel and we will drive along the Andrássy avenue, so that you can admire the most amazing palaces of Budapest’s Champs Elysées. I’ll first take you to the monumental Heroes square. We’ll then walk around the City Park to see the Széchenyi bathhouse and the Vajdahunyad castle. We’ll visit the State Opera House. I’ll show you the St. Stephen’s Basilica and will also show you the most amazing view over the Pest side from around the dome of the Basilica (96m high). We’ll cross the Danube river on the 170-year-old Chain bridge and we’ll continue in Buda. I’ll show you around the old cobblestoned streets of the Castle District. We’ll visit the imperial Castle Garden Bazaar, the Royal Palace, the Matthias church and the Fisherman’s Bastion.

Our last stop is on the top of the Gellért hill. I’m sure you’ll therefore enjoy the magnificent view from the top of the hill all over our beautiful city.

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.

1
I’ll meet you in the hotel lobby.
2
We’ll drive all along the Andrássy avenue to the Heroes square, I’ll show you around the City Park.
3
We’ll stop at the State Opera House.
4
I’ll take you to St. Stephen’s Basilica, the largest Catholic church of Budapest.
5
We’ll cross the Danube river on the Chain bridge.
6
We’ll walk around the cobblestone streets of the Buda Castle District, I’ll show you the most beautiful attractions of the historical old town: the Royal Palace, the Fisherman’s Bastion and the Matthias church.
7
We’ll drive to the top of the Gellért hill to enjoy the stunning view over both Buda and Pest.
8
We’ll return to your hotel.

Tour Reviews

June 15, 2015

Julia is so nice and knowledgeable, she’s clearly impassioned when it’s about Budapest. It’s been such a wonderful day, an excellent tour, really, strongly recommended!

July 15, 2015

She was very nice person, she knew the city very well, being disabled she did help me a lot, thinking of where I could walk or not,as it was my birthday she bought me an ice cream!!! If you want a guide in Budapest hire her!

November 27, 2015

Julia Kravianszky was a phenomenal tour guide. She loves her country and her career of being a tour guide and it shows. The four hours flew by. We saw beautiful churches, scenery, monuments and a city that has gone through so many changes over the course of history.

December 21, 2015

I scheduled Julia for a 2 Day pre-cruise tour for 6 clients. On their return the first thing they said was “Julia and Kate were awesome. Budapest was over the top!!”.
Thank you ladies! It is so comfortable to send my clients to you – they receive a tour filled with energy and they come away with a love for Budapest.

January 18, 2018

I am in Budapest for work. Decided to take a tour with family and friends. Julia came to our hotel with our driver and took us on a magical four hour tour of Budapest. She is very friendly and extremely knowledgeable about her homeland. We LOVED listening to her stories and seeing the sights. Don’t be stupid, hire Julia TODAY! You won’t regret it!

July 21, 2018

Our guide adapted to an unexpected situation. My camera had broken shortly before the tour. As I planned to shop for a new camera the next day, my guide said, “we will take you to a shopping mall, and I will help you purchase a new camera.” We did without loosing too much time. My guide also found a place, as we visited a one of the tour sights, to charge the new battery. The overall tour was great, and I no longer had to worry about purchasing a new camera at a business that didn’t speak my language.

July 28, 2018

Julia was quick to reply to all emails I sent prior to our excursion. She was waiting for us when we got off the ship and she was easy to find. We toured the city in an air conditioned van and on foot. She introduced us to areas on both the Pest and Buda sides of the river. She gave us information that would benefit us on our 2 and half more days in the city. She advised us on public transportation and checked opening hours of places we wanted to visit. I felt I was touring with a long time friend!

August 18, 2018

Julia was a wonderful guide. She was very informative about the history of Budapest becoming 800 to the present day. She took us to many important places that showed this history in greater depth. We really felt we had a greater understanding of this country. We also went to some really fun places that again showed more of the history, like the Ruin Bar. Thank you for a great day!

October 15, 2018

Julia K. was very enthusiastic and funny which made our private tour exciting. Told many stories and stopped at some unique locations. She navigated around the many roadblocks because the president of Turkey was visiting the city. Would definitely seek her services if we were to visit Budapest again

October 21, 2018

I can not imagine having a tour guide better than Julia! We learned so much about the history and important places to see in Budapest. Julia not only knows her history, but she is a very pleasant woman to be around. And she has a great sense of humor. Julia was punctual. She kept us on track so that we could visit and see all of the places she had in mind for us. Yet we never felt rushed. Then, as a bonus, she sat down with us afterwards and marked more important destinations on a map. Great recommends!

November 28, 2018

Julia was our guide. She showed with her driver in a Mercedes van. We saw a ton of stuff but did not feel rushed. She really has a passion for her heritage and hit the highlights enough to get a good understanding of Budapest both culturally and historically. We returned to 3 of the highlights and know that there is enough to keep us coming back maybe 3 more times. If it is possible we will be looking to have Julia accompany us again.

November 30, 2018

We spent 2 half days with Julia. The first was a driving tour of the highlights and the 2nd was the walking food tour.
Julia was a fabulous guide. Extremely knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. If you are in Budapest then I thoroughly recommend you book her.

May 31, 2019

Julia is an amazing tour guide! Punctual, educated, passionate and fun—-perfect combination. Our first half day tour was a discovery of Pest with Julia providing excellent commentary. At one point, Julia lead us though a nondescript door that lead to a courtyard full of history, at another point we ventured into a Ruin bar for a peek at modern Pest. Our half day Buda tour was equally informative and amazing. Julia knew the paths that avoided tourist packed sections but still provided incredible views.

Leave a Review

Rating