You will walk through the legendary sites of the Hungarian capital, you will see famous sights as well as beautiful places not included in the classic itineraries. And, of course, you will learn hundreds of interesting facts about Budapest.
Duration: 4 hours
Group size up to 5 persons
Venue: Oktogon tér 1
English, Русский язык
Full refund for cancellations up to 48 hours
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We will start at Oktogon square and continue down along the most opulent stretch of Andrassy avenue, discussing the scandalous or/and tragic stories behind almost all of its buildings, among them:
Love and cabaret shows in the time of Holocaust (a tragic issue, but as you will know, tragedy is a common background for all things Hungarian);
A brief affair between the Hungary’s greatest poet (and the greatest drunkard) and a sphinx;
Matters of entrepreneurial wisdom and carelessness.

Our next stop will be St.Stephen basilica and there we’ll talk about:
The beginnings of the Hungarian state and why the Hungarians left behind land so rich in oil and gas;
Who this St.Stephen was and why there is such a huge church in his honour;
What was the role of wild boars in European history.

We will walk to the Freedom square where you will know:
Why the Angel’s holiness is questionable at best;
Where the Hungarian Bastille once stood;
What an American general is doing here.

On to the Parliament. Main questions:
Where are its chimneys?
Who was the Hungarian king who wore a dress on a daily basis?
What are those bullets stuck in the wall? (This question is a serious one)

We will cross to the Buda side via the Chain bridge, and I will tell you:
A story of a count who had had enough of it all.
A story of one time the bridge wasn’t blown up and of one time it was.
A couple of legends, debunking them right away.

While we walk up to the castle we will see:
The hotel where The Queen staid when they had their first concert in the Eastern block;
A failed XIX century entertainment centre (nice opportunities for selfies);
An old Turkish cemetery.

Our final destination will be the Fisherman's bastion but before that we’ll talk about quite a lot of things. Among them:
What were the two sieges of Buda, and what remained after that (a tragic one);
Who the so-called Matthias church is dedicated to in fact;
Why it’s a bad idea to smoke on your balcony while sitting on a horse.


Nine years ago I came to Hungary and stayed here. I got here by chance, I stayed for love.

I've been taking tours for a few years now, officially with a licence for the last two. I'm a historian by training, so I mostly focus on historical moments, both old and modern. But of course I can also talk about everyday life, culture and anything else you might want to ask about. I keep learning and searching for new information to continually improve my tours.

While getting my licence, I tried different formats and realised that a walking tour is the ideal format for the city: it gives us time to get to know the city at a comfortable pace and discuss everything we've seen. In the end, you get the whole impression of the city. It's also much easier to take pictures and selfies in this format.

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Only you, your friends or family will be on the tour. Time on excursions - time spent with loved ones
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Always at your disposal - will adjust the program, suggest places for children, where to eat, what to see
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What is included in activity

Guide services

What is not included

200 ft (or 1 euro) for the Basilica

Activity schedule

Any day any time

What places will you see

Andrássy avenue
St. Stephen Basilica
Freedom (Szabadság) square
Chain bridge (Lanchid)
Buda castle
Fisherman's Bastion

Activity book period
You can book tour up to 12 hours in advance.
Languages in what activity is performed
English, Russian
Directions to meet your guide

Oktogon tér 1

How long your tour will be
4 h.
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