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Free Budapest Walking Tours

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Address: Vorosmarty Square, Budapest 1052, Hungary
Phone Number: +36 20 960 5295
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Insightful and entertaining city walks about history, society...
Insightful and entertaining city walks about history, society, architecture and what Hungarians are actually like. 7 days a week, 4 tours a day. Tours range from General, to Communism, to Jewish themed walking tours with critical and honest local guides. Tours have no fixed prices, based on name-your-own-price system only. Free Spirits. Free Guides. Free Stylers.
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A good experience

I did 3 of their tours and it was enjoyable and informative. It makes the Budapest experience all the more interesting. I also love the idea that they are independent and yet very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

I did 3 of their tours and it was enjoyable and informative. It makes the Budapest experience all the more interesting. I also love the idea that they are independent and yet very professional.

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Budapester1973, Guest Relations Manager at Free Budapest Walking Tours, responded to this review

Dear 5am, Thanks a lot for taking three of our tour, I presume you took the General and both thematic walks. We’re glad you had a good time with us. Hope to meet you and your friends again! With kind regards, Guest Relations The Free Budapest Walking Tours Team More 

Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The best way just starting to know the city and the local people. Fanny and cultural...and at the same time you can discover in a diferent way how the people live in one city.

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Budapester1973, Guest Relations Manager at Free Budapest Walking Tours, responded to this review

Dear XiscoCarbonell, We appreciate your recommendation of our tour to future travellers to Budapest. Have a wonderful day! With kind regards, Guest Relations The Free Budapest Walking Tours Team More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We did 4 tours and they were all amazing! Our main tour with Andy was great! He was energetic, funny, and really informative. He knew his Hungarian history and told some very humorous jokes. He kept a good pace and really helped everybody understand all the ins and outs of the story of both Budapest and the people and empires... More 

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Budapester1973, Guest Relations Manager at Free Budapest Walking Tours, responded to this review

Dear ObiZeroKenobi, It was a delight, in the name of all four guides you toured with - Zoltán, Andy, Orsolya and Orsi respectively - to read your extensive and loving review of our services. We couldn’t ask for more. Again, thank you, and have a wonderful day! Sincerely, Guest Relations The Free Budapest Walking Tours Team More 

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The route of the tour was great, covering both Buda and Pest, with great views of the chain bridge and the Danube. Our guide was very helpful and kind, but I found that she didnt give us enough historical information. At the end she gave us a extremely useful brochure with advice and things to do, but during the tour... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Just arrived home we went on the walk with norbert who was very informative on his subject it was a cold wet day but we all saw and heard very good information on Hungary and it's history from the middle ages right through to communism he pointed out the statues etc from all these periods in time we ended up... More 

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Budapester1973, Guest Relations Manager at Free Budapest Walking Tours, responded to this review

Dear PDLiverpool, Thanks a lot for your positive comment on Norbert’s General Walk, we are delighted to hear that you liked it and we appreciate your input. All the best to you! With kind regards, Guest Relations The Free Budapest Walking Tours Team More 

Turku, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We took the general tour on first full day we were in Budapest. We were so pleased that we also took both the Communism and Jewish Quarter tours. All were fantastic. The local guides were obviously enthusiastic about the history of their city and encouraged questions and discussion. Highly recommended.

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Budapester1973, Guest Relations Manager at Free Budapest Walking Tours, responded to this review

Dear Fiona, It was to our pleasure to have you on three of our tours, and we’re glad that they were to your satisfaction. Have a great day! With kind regards, Guest Relations The Free Budapest Walking Tours Team More 

Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed this tour. Zoltans informative, dry, and relaxed style was great because I was in a history nerd mood that day, and I thoroughly enjoyed his jokes about ridiculous rulers and selfish kings. It's great to see both sides of the city in one tour, and although I thought it was planned well, maybe a small tea / coffee... More 

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Budapester1973, Guest Relations Manager at Free Budapest Walking Tours, responded to this review

Dear David, We are delighted that you enjoyed (Magic) Zoltán’s tour, and the name will probably just stick with him from now on in the company, thanks to you! Sincerely, Guest Relations The Free Budapest Walking Tours Team More 

Liverpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

My friends and I had the pleasure to take a walking tour of Budapest with Norbert on 21st Jan. he was a pleasure to be with and was very informative. He understood the dynamics of the group and ensured everybody had the opportunity to glee as more information out of him as they could. He ensured we had appropriate stops... More 

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Budapester1973, Guest Relations Manager at Free Budapest Walking Tours, responded to this review

Dear Con8078, In the name of Norbert, Andrew and all members of our little community, we’re glad you had a good experience on these two tours. All the best to you and your friends! With kind regards, Guest Relations The Free Budapest Walking Tours Team More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

My brother and I did both the Jewish Quarter and Communist tours during our 4 night stay in Budapest. These were some of the best tours (especially for free!) that either of us had done in our many years of travelling together and separately. The tour guides were fun, very knowledgeable, and quite friendly. The Soviet tour was a slightly... More 

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Budapester1973, Guest Relations Manager at Free Budapest Walking Tours, responded to this review

Dear Jay, Thank you for participating and commenting on our thematic walks. See you again in Budapest! Say hello to your brother for us! With kind regards, Guest Relations The Free Budapest Walking Tours Team More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I am reluctant to write a review as I have read some of the responses to negative reviews before and they can be quite intolerant. First of all I would like to say what you do with the free walking tour is great and I understand it is free but of course people feel obliged to provide donation/tip at the... More 

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Budapester1973, Guest Relations Manager at Free Budapest Walking Tours, responded to this review

Dear Tayanosaurus, We were sorry to read that you didn’t get what you expected from our tour. As you said, it was a cold January day, so some people from your group asked for the pace of the tour to be expedited on the Buda side. We thank you for taking the time to put your experience in writing, and... More 

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