Budapest Sightseeing

It's easy to get overwhelmed with all the 'must-sees' and 'must-dos' in Budapest, but our suggested sightseeing tours and itineraries will help you pack as much as possible into your trip. Budapest is a "walking city" and there are plenty of walking tours that will allow you to see many of the city's attractions at once. Although it’s easy to discover Budapest on your own there are also plenty of sightseeing tours available that will help you to explore the many faces of the city. For one-of-a-kind sightseeing tours in Budapest be sure to check out our collection of unique guided tours.

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Budapest Tours

Budapest Tours

Experience the real Budapest and get to know the true culture of the city by taking a guided tour with a unique perspective. These Budapest tours will introduce you to hidden treasures, local nightlife, once slummy neighborhoods that are becoming trendy, culinary adventures and much more. 

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Free Self Guided Tours

Castle Hill Walking Tour

Castle Hill Walking Tour

Castle Hill is the undisputed must-see attraction in Budapest. This UNESCO World Heritage Site includes the 700-year-old Matthias Church, houses from the Middle Ages, and the Royal Palace. Stroll along the cobblestone streets between colorful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque facades, and don't miss the amazing views of the city.

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Inner City Walking Tour

Inner City Walking Tour

Once you've explored Castle Hill, turn your back on hilly Buda and get acquainted with busy Pest. This tour will take you around the inner city of Pest passing by St. Stephen's Basilica, the Parliament Building, Central Market hall and Váci Street, a pedestrian precinct and perhaps the most famous street in Budapest.

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Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

This tour will give you a sense of the vibrancy of the Jewish community in Budapest prior to World War II. It will take you through the Jewish Quarter, which became a walled ghetto during the war. Much of this compact neighborhood is rapidly changing, but there are still some wonderful sights to see, like the Great Synagogue in Dohány Street, which is the largest Synagogue in Europe.

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Óbuda Walking Tour

Óbuda Walking Tour

Óbuda, the oldest district of Budapest, has well preserved Roman ruins, remains from the Middle ages, charming Baroque squares and many museums and monuments. This tour gives an insight into the history of the city by taking you on a journey through this often overlooked district. The trip starts and ends in the Ancient Roman Empire, with a detour through the Middle Ages followed by Baroque, Classicist and Modern times.

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Millennium Walk

Millennium Walk

To appreciate Budapest's present appearance, 1896 is an important date to remember, as this was the 1000th anniversary of Hungary. Many buildings in Budapest were commissioned to celebrate the Millennium, including the Underground Railway. Trains ran from the city center to City Park. This tour follows along the path of the Millennium Underground, the first subway line in continental Europe.

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Children’s Railway Tour

Children’s Railway Tour

The Buda Hills offers a wide range of outdoor activities, along with some spectacular views. A fun way to explore the great outdoors is to take the Children's Railway. Built after World War II, and originally called Pioneer's Railway, it's run by children under the supervision of adult railway workers. All the stops along the 7-mile (11 km) route are popular recreation spots where you will find an abundance of outdoor activities.

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Budapest by Theme

Budapest with Kids

Budapest with Kids

Traveling with children? Don't pull your hair out yet – our Budapest city guide offers plenty of options that are kid-friendly, and won't leave parents yawning, either. Some of the city's most popular attractions for families include City Park, Budapest Zoo, Palace of Miracles, Museum of Transport, Children's Railway and Aquaworld.

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Budapest Architecture

Budapest Architecture

Over a thousand years of history has given Budapest a wide array of architectural styles, so be sure not to strain your neck as you constantly swivel to take in all of the stunning buildings that fill the city. Roman, Turkish, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Classicist, Art Nouveau, and Bauhaus styles can all be found within Hungary's capital.

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Jewish Budapest

Jewish Budapest

Home to the largest synagogue in Europe, Budapest contains its own Jewish Budapest, rich with history and tradition. Discover Budapest's Jewish Heritage, including the Holocaust Memorial Center, the former Jewish Quarter, the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park and the Great Synagogue in Dohány Street.

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Retro Budapest

Retro Budapest

Budapest is a trendy city that shares the world's nostalgia for the 'good old days' and embraces a hip, retro feel. Twenty years after the fall of Communism, and some of its 'achievements' have found their way back in vogue. Shops, restaurants and courtyard cafés throughout the city work to recreate the design and atmosphere of the '70s and '80s.

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Things to Do in Budapest in the Winter

Things to Do in Budapest in the Winter

Budapest is a city for all seasons and winter can be just as much fun. Here are some ideas for winter activities from ice-skating and winter festivals to unique tours. The snow-covered streets and the Buda Hills provide a beautiful backdrop for a winter getaway.

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Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Budapest

Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Budapest

From museums and galleries to coffee houses and thermal baths there are many activities for a rainy day in Budapest. Here is a list of ideas, categorized by interest.

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Things to Do in Budapest in the Spring

Things to Do in Budapest in the Spring

Planning a spring escape? Spring is a wonderful time to visit Budapest. There is plenty to discover from parks and outdoor cafés to Easter festivals and cherry blossom celebrations.

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Classic Tour Companies

Danube Cruises

Danube Cruises

The Danube River determines the life of Budapest by dividing and yet connecting the city. Take a Danube cruise in the daytime to admire the many riverfront attractions, like the beautiful Parliament Building or the graceful tower of the Matthias Church. Or, discover Budapest's romantic side by venturing on a night cruise, accompanied by dinner and live music.

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Sightseeing Tours

Sightseeing Tours

Budapest has no shortage of things to see and do. See all the wonderful sights of Budapest with guided bus tours, Danube cruises or explore at your leisure with the Hop-on Hop-off city tours.

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