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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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10:30 am - 1:30 pm
2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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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Thought-provoking tour with concise information and humor!

Wonderful+eye-opening tour with great vibes and good jokes! I joined the Original Tour and Communism Tour. Maggie is a great guide and delivered the communist history of Budapest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Happy Valley
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Wonderful+eye-opening tour with great vibes and good jokes! I joined the Original Tour and Communism Tour. Maggie is a great guide and delivered the communist history of Budapest in an informative yet light-hearted way, making it understandable and thought-provoking at the same time! Both tours are must-joins!

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Birmingham
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit to Budapest and thanks to the Free walking tours (we did three of them). The best one was general sightseeing tour however would recommend most. It was cold and windy on the day days we did our tours still the information provided more than made up for it. On the general tour we had a... More 

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Brighton
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This is a REALLY good informative walking tour about the communist times in Budapest. Our guides Orshi and Aaron were INCREDIBLY informative - really useful and interesting explanations of how communism came about, how it differed to that in other Soviet block countires and how the phases of communism changed. Orshi had a great sense of humour which really helped... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Vey informative nice staff. They have several tours, we took 3 of them and each and every one of them was excellent, very informative and interesting. The guides we had - Sophie, Esther and Judith, we're great. Friendly and had a lot of knowledge!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

I attended 4 of the tours over two days, and each was excellent. There's a very useful booklet handed out after the general Budapest tour that's such a good idea for someone who is a stranger to the city and doesn't speak Hungarian. The pub tour (not pub crawl) was really really fun as well - I don't go on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We joined two tours - the Original Walking Tour and Jewish District Tour. The first one was conducted by Anita who gave us a brief history of the Hungary and brought us to major attractions in the city district. Anita was a very bubbly and friendly guide. The Original Walking Tour is useful for orientating ourselves to the city. At... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

This tour was the most comprehensive and entertaining introduction to Budapest! We took a general tour of Budapest. Our guide Zoltan was great - very knowledgable and high energy. He took us to different places in both Buda and Pest sides of the city, told us some historic and entertaining facts, taught us some phrases in Hungarian language and gave... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We loved this tour. The tour guide was excellent - funny, knowledgable and totally engaging. We learnt a lot about Hungary's past and it's culture & also a survival guide for people new to Budapest. Our guide gave us all maps and marked on places of interest as we went around and asked questions.

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Mexico City, Mexico
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

It's a great option not just for seeing the city's important places, but to know more about the culture, meet new friends, have fun with all the stories the guides tell and have a more local tourist experience. I would definitely join again this and the other tours if I visit the city again.

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

Dear GlendaZoe, We’re glad you had a great time with us - please come back and we’ll take you around again! With kind regards, Guest Relations The Free Budapest Walking Tours Team More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We went on three tours with this company: the general afternoon tour, the communism tour, and the pub crawl. All of them were fantastic and the staff was PHENOMENAL. Our favorite was definitely the communism tour - we learned SO MUCH and saw Budapest in a completely different light after just three hours. It really helped us appreciate the city... More 

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

Dear Erin, Your super-enthusiastic recommendation of our Communism Walk is well appreciated. See you again! Sincerely, Guest Relations The Free Budapest Walking Tours Team More 

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