It is impossible to discover everything on your own, plus trotting around with a guide book is a lot less entertaining than listening to a critical and enthusiastic local guide telling anecdotes. Those after an insightful tour around Budapest are in luck, as there are countless possibilities for guided tours. Hungarians are immensely proud of their culture, so you will be spoilt for choice with passionate guides aching to tell you the story of the city!
It's best to start off with an overall introductory tour, and our top two are the Free BP Walking Tours; a fun two and a half hour walk around the main sights with critical and enthusiastic local guides, and the Hop on Hop off city circle with their 24 hour tickets and fixed rout touching all the must see's.
Our next four picks are all alternatives for after the basics are under the belt: a cruise along the Danube with Legenda Cruises, crawling under the Buda Hills on a Caving Tour, whizzing about town with a Segway and pedalling to all the sights on a Bike Tour of the city.
Eurama has a great selection of one day excursion tours to major point of interests around Budapest.
In eighth and ninth place are two specific themed tours for those history enthusiasts: the Parliament Guided Tour and the Hammer and Sickle tour about Communism in Budapest.
In last place is Tram number 2, the most scenic means of transport running along the Pest embankment with a great view of the Buda side.
Vörösmarty Square Lion Fountain
Fun Walking Tours with Critical and Enthusiastic Local Guides... read more
Andrássy Avenue 2
The original hop on hop off in Budapest... read more
Pier 7 Vigadó Square
"Experience Budapest by Boat" (Legenda Kft.)...
Lázár Street 16
Explore the city via a new and unique means of transport... read more
Apáczai Csere János Street 12 - 14
Classic sightseeing in Budapest plus more!...
Kossuth Square 1–3
See the grandest building of Hungary from the inside... read more
Along the Pest side of the Danube
A public tram with beautiful view... read more