Free Budapest Walking Tours

Free Budapest Walking Tours

Free Budapest Walking Tours
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10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
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MEETING POINT: 20 meters away from Budapest Eye (Ferris Wheel) next to the Danubius Fountain on Erzsebet ter (park). Address: 1051 Budapest, Erzsebet ter. Insightful and entertaining city walks about history, society, architecture and what Hungarians are actually like. Tours range from General, to Communism, to Jewish and Street & Urban Art themed walking tours with licenssed and local guides. Tours have no fixed prices, based on name-your-own-price system only. Join as a Traveller, leave as a Friend!
Budapest, Hungary

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724verac
Bristol, UK37 contributions
Feb 2019
Absolutely wonderful tour, we did a morning tour covering the main sites of Budapest with politics, culture and history of the city thrown in. Our young female guide, who spoke excellent English (the tours are done in several languages) was brilliant, funny, very informative and helpful, giving us details of reasonably-priced restaurants for traditional food (we visited one, The Blue Rose, and it was excellent). There were no punches spared, she gave the history of Hungary 'warts and all' and it was fascinating. No time to visit any of the churches etc on the walk itself, the main attractions were pointed out discussed briefly, so if you only had a day here you may not want to do the tour as you would have to duplicate things. We were here 5 nights so had time for this excellent orientation tour, which made finding places ourselves much easier. There is no payment for this and tipping is voluntary, though understandably expected. Our guide was well worth a generous tip. I'd advise anyone interested to go early (I don't now remember what time the tour started, but any hotel would let you have details and the tours have a website which I did access before going to Budapest) as your name is put on a list (you can then wander off sightseeing and return in time for the tour) for the correct language tour. This tour definitely helped make our stay more enjoyable and I can thoroughly recommend it.
Written January 23, 2020
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Good afternoon, thank you for your detailed review, we appreciate the 5 stars. Hope you are having a nice 2020 so far, The Free Budapest Walking Tours Team
Written January 30, 2020
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Suzie G
Holmes Chapel, UK138 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
A real must do when visiting any city. I always find "free" walking tours are a great way to be introduced to a city.

We first did the general free walking tour with Barbie, who was great! This took us around the centre of the city and across to the castle district. We learnt about some of the history of the city, about Buda and about Pest and how they became one. Barbie also gave us some good suggeations for other places to visit and places to eat etc.
This tour took about 2.5 hours and did include a fair climb up stairs to the castle district.

Then we did the Jewish Quarter walking tour with one of the other guides. This was a great way to learn more about the history of the area and to see more of the city.
This tour was only around 1.5 hours and all on the flat side.

All the tours work on a tips basis so you pay what you feel the tour was worth at the end. Unlike some other free walking tour companies I have been with, they didnt make a huge deal out of this. They mentioned it at the beginning then at the end just had a bag for you to put tips in.

Would highly recommend anyone to do at least one of their walking tours, you'll definitely learn some interesting things about the city.
Written March 1, 2020
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Hey Suzie, it's great to read your detailed comment, thank you very much. Hope to see you in the future on some of our other tours! The Free Budapest Walking Tours Team
Written March 14, 2020
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CandP13
Kingsdown, UK126 contributions
Jan 2020
We attended the general Budapest walking tour which starts in Pest and ends in Buda. Our tour guide, Dora, spoke excellent English plus understood the English sense of humour. Dora's knowledge of the city was excellent and shared many hints and tips on other important factors for staying in the city. The tour covers a good route and there was plenty of time for questions and taking photographs. We enjoyed it so much we attended a second walking tour of the Jewish quarter a couple of days later, this time our guide was Angie who again spoke excellent English and again it took us on a good route around this district with plenty of time for questions and seeing the quirky side of the area. Thank you Fee Budapest Tours we would not hesitate to recommend you to our friends when they travel to Budapest!
Written January 29, 2020
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Good morning, thank you very much for taking 2 of our tours and for recommending us, we are very pleased! :-) See you next time, The Free Budapest Walking Tours Team
Written February 4, 2020
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scotfre
Stirling, UK46 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Enjoyed this tour though because of the freezing cold weather it did feel a bit rushed, understandably 🙂.
Do feel we would have learned more otherwise but the map we were shown at the end had most of the info we needed for an introduction to the city. The guide was good fun and showed us most of the sights in the centre of the city and the up the hill.
The general tour was available @ 10.30am & again in the afternoon but there was a choice of a few different tours from the same company all of which started near the Budapest Eye ( giant ferris wheel).
At the end of the tour on top of the hill we bought the tickets to the cathedral but be aware the general ticket doesn't give access to the rooftop and another area which are charged on top of the the general admission.
Written January 24, 2020
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Dear Scotfre, thank you for joining us and for commenting. Indeed, during winter, when the weather is quite cold during the day and night, too, we try to make the tours a bit shorter, but still informative and enjoyable for everyone. During our general tours we also have a break before walking up to the top of the Castle hill so that everyone can have a hot drink if they wish and can warm up a little. Cheers for your comment and have a nice day, The Free Budapest Walking Tours Team
Written January 30, 2020
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steventhebeard
Linslade, UK39 contributions
Nov 2021
This tour was so insightful giving me so much knowledge of Hungary and its capital without overloading the brain with so many dates etc.
Trudi, our tour guide, showed so much passion talking about her home city that made it a delight to hear. The main sights and interests of the city were covered comfortably in around 2 hours. When I originally booked the tour I thought this was going to be too long but actually it was perfect.
The tour started at 10:00am so a really good time with a finish before lunch and again Trudi is on hand to recommend where to eat and go so you get some great value dining without being overcharged in tourist hotspots.
The tour is free however the ask of a donation to support the work is something I recommend you do.
Written November 21, 2021
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martoni
Vicenza, Italy3 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Our trip coincide with the first weekend tours were resumed post Covid19 lockdown, thus there was a limited number of tours available. We took the general Budapest tour with 25+ people our first day in town to get the skivvy on all the top tourist sites. Our guide, Andor, was knowledgeable, helpful with questions, and quirky funny. We enjoyed his hummor too bad the rest of the large group had a lack of enthusiasm for humor as well as the tour. The next day we paid for a private Art Nouveau tour (just the 2 of us and a guide). Our guide, Urshula, was fantastic. We learned a treasure trove of architectural and historical information and saw wonderful examples of several architectural styles. Urshula was extremely knowledgeable, pleasant, and answered my numerous questions. We may consider paying for private tours more often through Free Walking Tours because we really enjoyed having the guide all to ourselves.
Written August 5, 2020
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Good afternoon! Thank you very much for joining our free walking tour and booking a private tour with us, too. It was our pleasure to show you around! Take care, The Free Budapest Walking Tours Team
Written August 27, 2020
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Jan 2020 • Couples
Absolutely unreal!! My boyfriend is very interested in history (I am too but slightly less knowledgeable than he is) so we decided to go on the tour about communism today. It was so good!! A very interesting tour although the best thing was Andor, the tour guide. He was very funny and it was very clear that he knew his stuff very well and he was very nice and friendly. The way he interacted with everyone was great and it was a really enjoyable tour. The best free tour we've ever been on was in Brussels last year but I think that this one might even top that! Absolutely would recommend doing this tour, especially for anyone interested in learning about the history of the city.
Written January 22, 2020
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Dear Eilis, We and Andor are delighted to read your comment, thank you and your boyfriend for joining us! See you next time, The Free Budapest Walking Tours Team
Written January 30, 2020
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Melissa J
Edinburgh, UK32 contributions
Jan 2020
We had the absolute best time on our first day here on a tour with Gary. He was very professional, funny and handled the large amount of visitors well. He gave helpful anecdotes, specifically on Houdini, and kept his energy up the entire time even in the cold. Thank you so so much!!!
Written January 30, 2020
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Hey Melissa, Gary and we are thankful for your review, it was our pleasure to have you on our walking tour. Best,The Free Budapest Walking Tours Team
Written February 4, 2020
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Hector C
Chicago, IL10 contributions
Mar 2020
Wow... Wasn't sure what to expect from a free tour. The tour turned out to be a lot better than many other paid ones that we had taken. Our idea was to take this tour the first day in Budapest to get acquainted with the city, and then go on our own. This was the BEST idea. We had Zoltan as a tour guide who, not only gave us an endless amount of information, he was incredibly entertaining. In three hours you can't tour the entire city so Zoltan gave us a whirlwind tour of the most touristy parts of Buda and Pest, but then he made sure we knew exactly what else to do after we finished. He told us about restaurants to go, ruin bars, baths, and even instructions on how to use public transportation (that was extremely useful). He had handouts with info that we ended up using all through the rest of our trip. I think that, had we not taken this tour the first day, our experience in Budapest would not have been as wonderful as it was.
I should also add that at the end of the tour, Zoltan was not pushy at all with the tips. He even made it clear that were not even required to tip at all. He just left an envelope on top of a table for people to tip and didn't even look at people putting the money in. That was very classy of him. We were very impressed with Zoltan, Budapest Free Walking tours, and we're now in love with the city of Budapest.
Written March 11, 2020
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Dear Hector, we and Zoltán are extremely pleased to read your review, thank you very much and hope to see you one day on some of our other tours! The Free Budapest Walking Tours Team
Written March 28, 2020
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RSsydney
Sydney, Australia1,013 contributions
Sep 2019
We went on this 3 hr tour from the Budapest Eye located in the Erzabet Ter. A lot of people turned up for the 10.30 am English tour and we wondered how the tour would be with the huge numbers. However, the operators were well organised and split the group into smaller lots. Our guide was Angie. A most informed and entertaining guide. We went to St Stephen's Church first and over the Chain Bridge to Buda Castle on Castle Hill. Angie recounted to us the 1000 year of history of Hungary. We had a break before walking up to the Castle Hill where she introduced us to this chocolate typical of the place. We were able to buy it from a small store on the Buda side of the Chain Bridge. The walk up to Castle Hill was quite strenuous, good shoes are a must for this tour. Castle Hill also boasts Matthias Church and Fishermen's Bastion. The views of Budapest from the Hill are really terrific. A most informative & entertaining tour. Highly recommend.
Written March 28, 2020
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Hey there, we and Angie are thankful for your detailed review. Have a nice day and stay safe! The Free Budapest Walking Tours Team
Written June 4, 2020
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