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The ON-THE-SPOT VIRTUAL BUDAPEST TOUR is truly is a great opportunity for all travellers to see Budapest as they’ve never seen it before. For all those who had to cancel their trip to Budapest in light of the COVID-19 virus, for those, who would like to see some of its beautiful monuments again or just miss travelling, I’m trying to offer the best possible Budapest experience.

This is a 1-hour private Virtual Walk via Skype/Zoom/FaceTime with an enthusiastic tour guide, streamed live from the streets of Budapest. I’m happy to give you a virtual rendezvous-vous either in Buda or Pest, and with your phone or computer you can accompany me for a 1-hour walk around a specific neighbourhood. This is the virtual version of my Budapest walks. Consider the virtual tour as a tailor-made travel show that you’re directing from your home.

I’m happy to take you virtually everywhere around beautiful Budapest. From the comfort of your own armchair you can learn a lot about architecture, history, culture and the everyday life of the Hungarian people.  I’m full of stories, I promise I’ll tell you about the buildings and attractions we see on our way as much as I can.

The itinerary of this tour is really flexible. We can do:

  • Buda Castle District: the old town of Buda: history, culture and magnificent views over Budapest
  • Downtown Pest: from St. Stephen’s Basilica to the Parliament: architecture, history and culture
  • Heroes square and City Park: history, architecture and the most famous Budapest bathhouse
  • Jewish Quarter Walk: Synagogue triangle, WW2 and Holocaust Memorials and ruin bars


You might be aware that tourism industry has been very badly impacted by the quick spreading of the COVID-19 virus. Me and all my friends and partners in the Budapest tourism industry are trying to find a way to survive and to offer what we know the best: our Budapest experience. As a way to support local Budapest businesses all the tour prices will be shared with my partners in the Budapest tourism industry.

Also, don’t forget that you’ll redeem 100% of the virtual tour price when you book a real, live tour with me in the future!

Virtual, live tour guiding in English

Please bear in mind time differences when you book the tour! All start dates are in Budapest time, GMT + 1.

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 23 reviews
October 29, 2022

We had a wonderful tour of Budapest with Julia!! She is so knowledgeable about so many topics. My mother had lots of questions and Julia was happy to discuss anything. She really made us feel like we were with her walking around Budapest. Highly recommend!

September 19, 2021

What a real pleasure to meet Julia via her virtual tour of Budapest. My sister and i were introduced to the Buda side of Budapest and Julia did an amazing job of being our virtual tour guide. Her detailed knowledge of history and her city was excellent and we felt we were walking along with her on the tour. Plenty of time for questions and she is a beautiful person….thanks so much Julia ��

July 15, 2021

It was informative and interesting. Participants were positively surprised how good a virtual guided tour can be.

April 7, 2021

Julia was good! She was patient, friendly and did not rush through. She knew the beautiful shots of the city and also answered all our questions. Will book for another group soon!!

March 23, 2021

Julia’s tour was amazing. We did it as a virtual Team Building and it was lovely to “travel” again. We did it at night and Budapest was incredible with all the lights. Julia was knowledgeable and also funny and entertaining. We absolutely recommend this tour. We all want to organise our next company trip there as soon as possible 🙂

March 10, 2021

Julia’s tour was fantastic! We were not sure what to expect, but we loved it! Julia was engaging, knowledgeable and fun. All of us want to visit Budapest now. I will definitely be booking another tour with her soon. Thank you for braving the wind and cold for us. 🙂

January 15, 2021

Our group had a wonderful time with Julia. This was our first “virtual tour” with a ToursByLocals guide. Julia was very helpful before our gathering as she answered a few questions we had. She was a joy to be with during the gathering. She shared some history as well as some personal stories. Thank you so much!

January 10, 2021

Great virtual tour in the cold! We definitely hope to do it again in person!

December 22, 2020

Julia is an excellent guide. Our tour was “virtual”. She told us all about Budapest or should I say “Buda”. Our family logged on from 5 different locations and throughly enjoyed seeing Budapest at night. History, and holiday customs were just a few of the many things she told us about. The 60 minuted flew by quickly. The price was more than reasonable and we only wished we would have spent more time with her. She is Professional and endearing, a combination not always found in guides. When can we visits.

November 9, 2020

Julia is very comunicative and engaging. She had this amazing smile during the entire tour which does show how much she loves her job 🙂 It made me feel like I knew her before 🙂 I truly felt like I was walking aside to her during the tour. I wish I had! The places she showed me, the colours (!!!), the calm atmosphere, all together made me dream about going to Budapest… On my to go list definitely! Somehow the hour just flew… It was great! Highly recommended 🙂

November 1, 2020

A fantastic and fun virtual tour of Budapest! Julia has a very engaging and upbeat way of leading you through interesting land marks. Her sensitivity to the more somber aspects of the tour were also appreciated. It was a great way to tour in a pandemic! Highly recommend!

October 27, 2020

Thank you Julia for a great virtual tour! We all enjoyed and waiting for an opportunity to travel (after COVID) and enjoy a physical tour with you…

September 19, 2020

Amazing virtual tour. We thought it would be boring, but the guide was very interactive and knowledgeable. She also adapted her tour to focus on what was interesting to us.

September 13, 2020

This was our second tour with Julia and it was a good or better than the first. In a brief time she educated us about Hungarian history and culture and and allowed us to see some wonderful sights in downtown Pest. We are planning to take a third virtual tour with her in the near future to see and learn more about this wonderful city.

September 4, 2020

Very enjoyable. Julia is patient ( with my tech problems) , very knowledgeable, clear and interesting. I will be signing up for more tours with her.

August 30, 2020

Julia is a wonderful guide and the virtual tour was as excellent as could be expected. We are so pleased that we plan to take at least two additional tours of other areas of Budapest with her.

August 22, 2020

The virtual tour of Budapest was part of our online summer school’s programme, organized for 35 participants from all over the world. In order to allow interactive discussions, the tours were held live with a maximum of 10 persons /tour. We visited virtually as one route the Heroes Square and City park, and as another route the Buda Castle District with the Royal Palace and Matthias Church. The Tour was engaging and filled with interesting facts and figures about Budapest, some of which not even a local would know. Julia always adapted the content to the context (real life happenings around her) and accommodated and answered all the questions and requests of the participants. We warmly recommend the tour and would like to thank for Julia for giving some insights to the Budapest architecture, culture, daily life etc. Thank you!

July 17, 2020

We loved Julia’s Jewish quarter walk, she went above and beyond our expectations. Book at least 2 hours with her for a greater experience!

June 26, 2020

Great tour, great introduction to Budapest, thank you Julia!

June 20, 2020

Wonderful introduction to Budapest! Julia is articulate, engaging, fun and informative. She understands what a tourist wants to see and know and is thoroughly knowledgable about her city. Highly recommended.

May 31, 2020

A fantastic tour to get a good understanding of Budapest with Julia, who’s clearly a professional and impassion ate local tour guide. Can’t wait to book a real tour with her soon.

May 1, 2020

We had a marvelous time virtual touring with Julia. We ‘walked’ around with her as she told us stories about the city. The best part was being able to interact with her as we went. When we can we will go to Budapest and hire Julia for a ‘real’ tour!

March 20, 2020

My husband and I took a VIRTUAL tour with Julia today! We were supposed to be in Budapest this week, but the coronavirus forced us to postpone our trip. When Julia offered a virtual tour, we thought it was a great idea! We booked the tour online for a time that worked for us and Julia confirmed everything through email. Our tour was 1-hour and it was very reasonably priced. We didn’t need any fancy equipment–we used a laptop computer–and it ended up being a great experience! It was a lot of fun seeing new sights and learning more about Budapest from our home. Julia walked around town, showing us the sights and telling us stories and I feel like I have a good idea of the area and how things connect together now. I learned a lot about the history of Budapest and I got to spend quality time with my husband doing something unique. I would recommend this to anyone!

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