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Essential Walking Tour

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    What to Expect
    • Enjoy a 3-hour walking tour of the two cities Buda and Pest, taking in all the most beautiful views and sights the city has to offer.
    • On the way you'll get an insider's perspective from a local guide who will answer any questions you might have. The tour guide is flexible and you will have enough time and opportunity to take pictures and do the tour comfortably. 
    • Discover the local culture of Budapest, and sample the historic delights of the amazing city. You will hear a lot of nice and interesting stories from the Hungarian history.
    • The walking tour covers sights such as Saint Stephen's Basilica, from inside too if you wish. Then we discover to the famous Chain Bridge, which was the first one in the capital. Then we walk up to the Buda Castle and the Royal Palace. We explore the old historical walls and we can take admire the nice view from the hilltop. We walk from the Royal Palace to the neo-Gothic Matthias Church and the Fishermen's Bastion where we end our tour.
    • Your guide will give you a highly personalized visit. The booking capacity is limited to maximum 15 people. So you can learn about the city’s long and often turbulent history, as well as its contemporary culture.
    • Perfect for all types of travellers, irrespective of age, this is a fantastic way to experience this vibrant city. We recommend it especially for those who visit Budapest for the first time. 
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    Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

    Adam is truly a Tourist Angel. We spent three hours privately touring Budapest. His knowledge of history, culture and art dramatically increased our understanding of Budapest and Hungary from pre-history to the present day. Next time I’m in Hungary Adam will be my first call.

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    Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

    After a bit of confusion over where to meet each other, we met up with our tour guide Naomi. Naomi’s english is good although her accent sometimes forces you to concentrate. There was only two of us in our group so hearing was not an...More

    Thank PDX_MarkC
    Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

    Had a wonderful time with these guys. We did two tours with them - one in Bude, one in Pest. You're off to a good start with Budapest's architecture, but the narrative from the two tour guides really brought it to life. They were both...More

    1  Thank NicholasW672
    Reviewed January 18, 2018

    nice and flexible tour with knowledgable guide. It was nice to have a guide that was able to let us also give our wishes during the tour about what we liked to do and see.

    Date of experience: November 2017
    1  Thank robheiloo-37
    Reviewed November 22, 2017

    Our tour guide Janka gave us a very informative and interesting tour through Budapest. We can recommend the tour with her very much!

    Date of experience: October 2017
    Thank frandhe
    BudapestLocalGuide, tour guide at Tourist Angel, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2017

    Hello Franziska, We are happy that you enjoyed the tour despite of the rain. Janka will be very happy to hear that you liked the walk. I hope you will come again soon. Very Best Wishes: Andrea Kevei tour guide

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    • Duration: 3h
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    • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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