Unique Budapest

Discover Budapest's many faces with a unique tour

Unique Budapest
The Treasures of Budapest's City Center Tour
Villas & Mansions Tour

Unique Budapest, a team of authentic, young and enthusiastic local guides, reveals the many faces of Budapest with a local touch. Whether it's art, history or culture, Unique Budapest has a walking tour that suits your interest. Tours come with a behind-the-scenes-view of Budapest, leading through abandoned passages, aristocratic mansions, hidden treasures, Jewish remains, stories from the past and trendy entertainment venues. Unique Budapest's guides are passionate and knowledgeable about the city and will help you discover "Budapest with a difference".

Unique Budapest Tours

12 unique guided tours are offered in English. A 24-hour pre-registration is required for all Unique Budapest tours and we have made it easy to reserve your spot using the form below. Reserve your tour now and pay later in Budapest.

Good to know: There are no tours on Jan 1, Mar 15, Aug 20, Oct 23, Nov 1, and Dec 23-26 and 31

Art Nouveau, Eclectic and Culture Tour

Visitors to Budapest are often impressed by its beautiful late 19th and early 20th century architecture. This tour features the most beautiful Eclectic-style buildings Budapest is well known for along with some unique Art Nouveau masterpieces. You'll be taken back in time into an era when Budapest and Vienna were twin capitals of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, when mainland Europe's first underground was built and when Hungary celebrated its thousand-year old history. Not to mention that along the way you will discover beautiful buildings, theaters, galleries and statues and hear some interesting stories.

Meeting point: House of Hungarian Art Nouveau (Honvéd utca 3, Pest, District 5)
Duration: 4 hours
Recommended starting times: 10 am, 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm
Price, including entrance fees: HUF 30,000 per tour (1-4 people), HUF 7,500 per person (5-9 people), HUF 5,000 per person (10-15 people)

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Secrets of the Jewish Quarter Tour

This tour reveals the hidden treasures of Budapest's former Jewish Quarter. Along the way you will see some wonderful sights and architecture and learn about Jewish history and culture in Budapest. Walking past cemeteries, synagogues, small shops and workshops, restaurants and cafés - all mementos that hint to Pest's once prosperous Jewish life, you'll also learn about 'Hungary's Schindler' and get a glimpse into the ever-evolving life of 'ruin-pubs'. The tour starts in front of the Dohány Street Synagogue, the second largest synagogue in the world.

Meeting point: In front of the Great Synagogue in Dohány utca, Pest, District 7
Duration: 3.5 hours
Recommended starting times: 9 am, 10 am, 2 pm and 3 pm
Price, including entrance fees: HUF 30,000 per tour (1-4 people), HUF 7,500 per person (5-9 people), HUF 5,000 per person (10-15 people)
Good to know: This tour is not available on Saturdays

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Pest by Night Tour

This tour features trendy entertainment hot-spots, including a walk through Budapest's Montmartre and Soho, where in addition to the several pubs and cafés there are also many galleries and boutiques. During the tour you'll also get to explore Budapest's famous 'ruin-pub' scene. The Pest by Night Tour is available in two options: (A) Sightseeing by Night and (B) Ruin-pub Tour. Please indicate your preference under 'special requests' when registering for the tour.

Meeting point: In front of the Lutheran church at Deák Ferenc tér 4, Pest, District 5
Duration: 3.5 hours
Recommended starting times: 7 pm and 8 pm
Price, including entrance fees + one welcome drink: HUF 30,000 per tour (1-4 people), HUF 6,500 per person (5-9 people), HUF 4,500 per person (10-15 people)

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Villas and Urban Mansions Tour

This tour takes visitors back to the turn of the 20th century when the aristocracy had commissioned beautiful Classicist, Eclectic and Art Nouveau style villas and mansions. You will also learn about Hungary's history, explore beautiful art and architecture and discover many hidden gems along the tour.

Meeting point: Corner of Dózsa György út and Lendvay utca, Pest, District 6
Duration: 3.5 hours
Recommended starting times: 9 am, 10 am, 2 pm and 3 pm
Price, including entrance fees: HUF 30,000 per tour (1-4 people), HUF 4,500 per person (5-9 people), HUF 3,000 per person (10-15 people)

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Retro Budapest Tour

Once upon a time, in the 60s, 70s and the 80s, Hungary was the 'happiest barrack' in the Eastern Block. Today, the remains of socialism and 'Stalin Baroque' are scattered throughout the city. The Retro Budapest Tour will take you back into Hungary's recent past, a world of neon signs, red stars and bakelite records, an era when cafés were called 'Presszó' and art was either 'accepted, tolerated or forbidden'.

Meeting point: In front of the Franciscan Church at Ferenciek tere, Pest, District 5
Duration: 3 hours
Recommended starting times: 9 am, 10 am, 2 pm and 3 pm
Price, including entrance fees: HUF 30,000 per tour (1-4 people), HUF 4,500 per person (5-9 people), HUF 3,000 per person (10-15 people)

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The Treasures of Budapest's City Center Tour

This walk in Budapest's city center leads through passages, tiny shops, Parisian-like squares and cafés, markets, Art Nouveau mansions and statues that will captivate you. It's a unique downtown discovery tour that goes way beyond the guide books. Budapest's city center is home to treasures like the 150-year old Gerbeaud Café; the recently restored Március 15-e tér, a lovely square near the Danube built on Roman ruins; and the new 'Mainstreet', leading across the historic downtown.

Meeting point: In front of the Franciscan Church at Ferenciek tere, Pest, District 5
Duration: 3.5 hours
Recommended starting times: 9 am, 10 am, 2 pm and 3 pm
Price, including entrance fees: HUF 30,000 per tour (1-4 people), HUF 5,000 per person (5-9 people), HUF 3,500 per person (10-15 people)

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Stories of the Danube Tour

The beautiful Danube River both divides and connects Buda and Pest. It plays an integral role in the city's past and present. Kings were crowned on the ice of the Danube and amazing buildings, like the Hungarian Parliament, the Academy of Sciences and the famous Central Market Hall were all built right next to the river. This tour features historic landmarks with many moving and amusing stories while strolling along the embankment in Pest, including the Danube Promenade.

Meeting point: Európa Café (Szt. István körút. 7-9, Pest, District 5)
Duration: 4 hours
Recommended starting times: 9 am, 10 am, 2 pm and 3 pm
Price, including entrance fees: HUF 30,000 per tour (1-4 people), HUF 5,000 per person (5-9 people), HUF 3,500 per person (10-15 people)

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In the Footsteps of Franz Liszt Tour

Ferenc Liszt (1811-1886) the celebrated piano virtuoso, composer and music teacher was born in Hungary. 2011 marked the 200th anniversary of his birthday. This tour will provide an insight into the famous composer's life and take you to the places where Liszt lived and worked in Budapest.

Meeting point: In front of the Franciscan Church at Ferenciek tere, Pest, District 5
Duration: 3.5 hours
Recommended starting times: 9 am, 10 am, 2 pm and 3 pm
Price, including entrance fees: HUF 30,000 per tour (1-4 people), HUF 6,500 per person (5-9 people), HUF 4,500 per person (10-15 people)

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The Mysteries of Castle District Tour

Would you like to know what the interior of the Royal Palace looked like, what Queen Elizabeth had for breakfast or what was King Matthias’ famous pet? This tour features interesting legends and amusing stories about the Turks, several royalties, hidden treasures and "black counts". You will discover a complex of cellars and caves located underneath centuries-old buildings, get an insider's look into historic landmarks and learn about the past while strolling along the cobblestone streets of Castle Hill.

Meeting point: the "Hussar" statue at Dísz tér, Bua, Castle District
Duration: 3.5 hours
Recommended starting times: 9 am, 10 am, 2 pm and 3 pm
Price, including entrance fees: HUF 30,000 per tour (1-4 people), HUF 6,500 per person (5-9 people), HUF 4,500 per person (10-15 people)

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Deluxe Tour

For fashion and design lovers looking something different and unique. This design tour is a journey back in time to an epoch when the first department store was built in Budapest and when Hungary had a flourishing perfume industry. The tour provides an insight into turn of the 20th century Hungary and lets you discover the works of Hungarian contemporary artists and designers 100 years later. Unique Budapest will take you to showrooms and workshops where you can see the latest trends, discover some treasures and meet with today's designers and artists.

Meeting point: In front of the Franciscan Church at Ferenciek tere, Pest, District 5
Duration: 3.5 hours
Recommended starting times: 9 am, 10 am, 2 pm and 3 pm
Price, including entrance fees: HUF 30,000 per tour (1-4 people), HUF 6,500 per person (5-9 people), HUF 4,500 per person (10-15 people)

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Cycling in the City

A fun way to see the many sights in Budapest in an eco-friendly way. This tour will take you to the most attractive sights in Buda and Pest while giving an insight into history and culture.

Meeting point: Depends on whether you are staying in Buda or Pest. Please specify in the reservation form below under 'special requests'.
Price: HUF 10,000 (5-9 people), HUF 8,500 (10-15 people)
Duration: 3.5 hours
Good to know: The minimum number of participants is 5 people. Registration must be done at least 5 days ahead.

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Kayak Tour on the Danube

If you are feeling adventurous, this unique tour on the Danube provides an unforgettable experience. No skills are required. Wear comfortable, warm clothes and bring your camera.

Meeting point: In front of the Church of St. Anna at Batthyány tér 7, Buda, District 1
Duration: 3.5 hours
Price per person, including welcome drink + food: HUF 16,000 (6-9 people), HUF 14,000 (10-15 people)
Good to know: Tours start April 1st. The minimum number of participants is 6 people. Registration must be done at least 5 days ahead.

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Reserve Your Unique Budapest Tour

We have partnered with Unique Budapest to make it easy to reserve a spot in one of their walking tours. Simply fill out the form below and Unique Budapest will get back to you directly within 24-48 hours. Traveling alone? Unique Budapest will do their best to add singles to groups.

To accommodate opening hours (museums and attractions), recommended tour departure times are 9 am and 10 am in the morning and 2 pm and 3 pm in the afternoon. Recommended tour departure times for the Pest by Night Tour are 7 pm and 8 pm. Upon request Unique Budapest will do their best to accommodate all other departure times.

There are no tours on Jan 1, Mar 15, Aug 20, Oct 23, Nov 1, and Dec 23-26 and 31.

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Tours depart under most weather conditions, but don't worry there is ample opportunity to take a rest and grab a coffe or a sandwich to keep you going. Payment is due in cash on the spot, prior to the tour. Team building programs, incentives and tours for larger groups are also available.

Unique Budapest Reviews

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  • Picture of Brittany Nahman Brittany Nahman 10/26/2014 54321

    Andrea was our tour guide for the Mysteries of the Castle District tour.  She was incredibly knowledgeable and spoke amazing english. From the name, I expected the tour to be more about urban legends and maybe even ghost stories.  Instead the tour was VERY historical, and delved into wars and architecture.  It was still very fascinating and we had a lovely time.  If you want to learn about the history of Hungary, Andrea is the perfect guide.  We feel like we thoroughly learned about the Castle district and surrounding landmarks from her.  She was very attentive and knowledgable.

  • Picture of Robert O'Brien Robert O'Brien 10/27/2012 54321

    Our tour with Tiziana was fantastic!
    Please pass on our thanks to her for an experience we will both never forget.
    We will both be recommending Unique Budapest to our friends and family.

  • Picture of Eric G Eric G 10/17/2012 54321

    Andrea did a wonderful job and we would highly recommend her and will make sure to request her next time we are in Budapest.

  • Picture of Fabian Fabian 10/03/2012 54321

    The tour was perfect. We enjoyed the information she gave us in a perfect french language. We also had other information than only “Art nouveau”. It was very good.

  • Picture of Lynn Helland Lynn Helland 05/05/2012 54321

    I thought the tour was excellent! Andrea was very knowledgeable, and was able to communicate well with us even though we needed her to use English. It was fun to be shown the odd, out of the way places in Budapest which we would never have noticed on our own, and it was even more fun to learn the back story about them. Our strongest interest was in Hungarian and Budapest history, and Andrea did a wonderful job of modifying her tour to include a great history of the Jewish quarter, and to give us other history as well.

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