Renovation works going on close to our meeting point until August 2019
We would like to draw your attention to the following situation:
In front of the Budapest Eye Ferris wheel there is a fountain called Danubius fountain. The pavement around the Danubius fountain next to the meeting point of our free tours (it is about 15-20 meters away from the Budapest Eye Ferris wheel on the Elisabeth square) is being renovated plus it’s surrounded by fences until the beginning of August 2019.

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Event at our meeting point 7-9th June

Between the 7th and 9th of June there will be an event happening at our meeting point, the Elisabeth square, close to the Budapest Eye Ferris wheel. All our free walking tours will run as usual and You can still find us a few meters away from the wheel in our blue uniforms and with our blue free tour flag. Someone will always go around the meeting point with the flag to help you find us!  :)

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Festival around our meeting point

Please note that there is a festival called Downtown festival (Belvárosi Fesztivál in Hungarian) going on in the inner city of Budapest at multiple locations and there will be a series of concerts and events at our meeting point, the Elisabeth square as well over the weekend (May 24-26). It will be quite busy, and maybe a bit more difficult to find us, but  it does not affect our free tours, all of them run and you can still find us close to the Budapest Eye Ferris wheel in blue uniforms and with our blue free tour flag. We cannot gather exactly where it is marked on our flyer (because of the stage that they set up there), but we are going to be a few meters away from the big wheel. If you have any questions, or can’t find us please do not hesitate to contact us on the phone or via email/Facebook! See you soon!

Easter Opening Hours 2019

The Easter and Pessach holiday is approaching again, therefore in this blog article we are sharing the most important opening hours of shops, museums, thermal baths and so on, to make it easier for you to plan your stay in Budapest! Let’s see! Continue reading

Thermal water of Hungary

Budapest is a beautiful city, you can walk around for hours adoring its gorgeous sights and streets of the inner city, but on a chilly day in February its nice to start or finish your day in a warm thermal bathhouse. Continue reading

Changing our meeting point to Budapest Eye from 14th of January

We would like to draw everyone’s attention to our news: from Monday, the 14th of January we are moving the meeting point of our free walking tours from the Vörösmarty square to the ferris wheel on the Erzsébet (Elisabeth) square called Budapest Eye. The Vörösmarty square is being renovated, it will take a few months until it’s done. Continue reading

Happy New Year 2019!

Boldog új évet kívánunk mindenkinek! …or if you did not understand that, let’s say it in English – We wish everyone a happy new year! Also, we have collected a few Hungarian traditions and dishes we eat when the new year begins, it is always interesting to read about different nations’ traditions! Continue reading

Finding us during the Christmas Market

It’s that time of the year again when the Christmas markets open in our city as well. First let’s see some practical information and photos of the meeting point of our free walking tours that start on Vörösmarty square, the location of the main Christmas fair of Budapest that has been organized every year since 1998. This fair will be open until the 1 st of January. Continue reading

Programmes for October in Budapest

In our lovely Hungarian capital there have been more and more festivals, exhibitions and programmes to attend for travellers and Hungarian people as well. When you’re done with your Budapest sightseeing, it’s great to check some extra programmes out. Let’s see a few things that October has to offer! Continue reading

May the 1st in Hungary

In Hungary this year from April 30th -May 1st there’s a 2-day- bank holiday. Banks, post offices, offices, large stores and malls will be closed. Tourist attractions will be open. All our free walking tours go as normal. There will be colourful programmes, events, concerts called “majális” in Hungarian in many parks and parts of the Budapest and the country. Continue reading

Budapest escape rooms: discover your inner genius!

In the past few years Budapest evolves like crazy. New bars, restaurants and cafés are popping up all around town, you can stop on any given corner and point out at least one brand new place. In an up and coming city such as Bp. there ought to be a lot of different kinds of entertainment, and one of the most popular of these are escape rooms. You can find them all around the downtown, they come in different themes, sizes, languages, and levels of difficulty. Continue reading

Spring Terrace Festival at Akvárium Club

When you’re in the middle of your Budapest sightseeing and you’re walking around the city centre of Pest, you can easily bump into the Erzsébet (Elisabeth) square and the Akvárium klub. This place has been one of the most popular cultural centres, concert venues and clubs in our capital. It’s hard to miss it with its pool on the level of the ground and its colourful open-air terrace under the level of the ground. Continue reading

5 tips for a great beer bike tour

It doesn’t matter if you’re on a trip with your friends or on a family holiday to Budapest: a beer bike tour is fun either way, even on special occasions like team building parties or bachelorette nights! From afar it probably seems like beer bikes are floating islands of freedom and happiness, which is true… partially. They definitely have some rules to follow, and there are other tips you probably want to know about before renting a bar that rolls – and rocks, obviously. Continue reading

Easter / Passover Holiday 2018


On Good Friday as it is the law the stores and malls are closed on this day. Smaller seven-eleven stores, restaurants and cafes should be open as usual.

Museums and thermal baths – No closures – normal opening hours
Dohany Synagogue is closed.
Grand Central Market is closed
Opera tours are operating (2.00pm, 3:00pm,4.00pm, 5.00pm tours in English and Spanish, 3.00pm, 4.00pm, 5.00pm tours in French and Italian)
Parliament is open.8:00am- 4:00pm.
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Budapest Spring Festival 2018

We love spring because the weather gets nicer after the cold winter, trees become greener and flowers start blooming, but there is another reason why we like this season: the Budapest Spring Festival. Continue reading

March 15th in Hungary

You’re walking around the streets of Budapest and it’s the 15 th of March. There are people everywhere with red-white and green Hungarian flags in their hands or pinned up on their coats, commemorations, celebrations are going on everywhere, most of the shops are closed and you wonder why. Let us tell you! Continue reading

Carnival Season and Busójárás in Hungary

There is something special happening on the Hungarian countryside in February. Read on for more details about the ‘Busójárás’!  You must know about Carnival, a Western  christian and Greek Orthodox festive season that typically occurs in February or early March, before the liturgical season of Lent. Carnival normally involves a public celebration or parade combining some elements of a circus and a public street party, and people wear masks and costumes. But have you heard about ‘Farsang’ or ‘Busójárás’ which takes place on the Hungarian countryside (on the south, close to the now Croatian and Serbian borders), in a city called Mohács?

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Christmas market time in Budapest

It is not December yet, but our biggest and some smaller Christmas markets in Budapest have already opened their gates to visitors. If you are one of the those who cannot wait this part of the year when the smell of hot wine, chocolate and gingerbread flies across the whole city, you will be at the right place if you come to Vörösmarty square (the meeting point of our free walking tours) where the main Christmas market of Budapest has started. This one has been organized every year since 1998 and has become the favourite of thousands of us Hungarians and travellers, too.

VörösmartyTérkarácsonyi vásár

From the 10 th of November until the 28 th of December you can find the Crafts Market open and from the same date until the 31 st of December you can fill you belly with delicious Hungarian (and non-Hungarian) food and sweets. At the Crafts Market Hungarian artists, designers, tailors, blacksmiths and so on sell their hand-made products, so do not miss it!

The Market on Vörösmarty square makes it a little harder to get to our meeting point, but you can find us every day at the set times next to the building of the Gerbeaud café, next to the stage and the Lion fountain. Before our free walking tours start, you can always find our guides in their royal blue jackets on the square. Come join us, do your Budapest sightseeing with our lovely guides!

Summer Festivals in Hungary

It’s never early enough to start planning your summer. If you’re planning to visit Hungary and Budapest during this beautiful and warm season, you definitely shouldn’t miss some of our summer festivals! Let us introduce you to some of them. Continue reading

Easter Traditions in Hungary

It’s that time of the year again when the Easter Bunny comes to visit us. But Easter is so much more than this in Hungary as well, let’s see what traditions we follow and what kind of food we eat during this spring holiday! Continue reading

Spring Activities in Budapest, part 2

In our previous article we started listing things to do in Budapest during this lovely spring and we still haven’t run out of recommendations. The Budapest Spring Festival is in full swing, moreover garden bars and open air street food places are waking up from their winter hibernation. Continue reading

Spring activities in Budapest

So spring is upon us, the Danube is no longer frozen over, the flowers are blooming and the sun is a bit less shy than in the previous months. You surely want to go outside and enjoy the nice weather as well! But what are the best spots for your next sunshine walk or afternoon picnic in Budapest, you might ask? Look no further, here is a list of great spots you should definitely enjoy during this spring! Continue reading

Why choose a walking tour in Budapest?

If you only have a few days to visit a city, it is often difficult to choose between different sightseeing tours. Budapest is no different, offering lots of quality tours and entertainment options all year round – so here we are to help! We have put together a handy little guide to help you decide whether our walking tours are a good choice for you… and we trust they will be! Below you can find the main pros and cons of choosing a walking tour to see Budapest. Continue reading

Frozen Budapest

After the mild winters of the last few years, the beginning of 2017 was a big surprise to everyone living in or visiting Budapest. Locals enjoyed the nostalgia of seeing the city covered in snow, and visitors often imagined they went too far and arrived in Syberia. The spectacular view of the frozen city inspired many photographers as well. Here are some of the highlights of this winter’s glacial views of Budapest!
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Choosing the perfect sightseeing tour

So you are an avid fan of sightseeing and walking tours, and you just arrived to Budapest. Naturally, the first thing you do is find out about the different kinds of walking tours that go around the city. After all, that is how you stumbled upon this site!

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4 sights of Buda you shouldn’t miss!

When visiting a city as large as Budapest, the first thing that comes to the mind of any experienced traveler is making a list of must-see locations. Fortunately as you may already know, Budapest is divided in two parts by the Danube, Buda and Pest, making it easier for you to group your plans by location. This article will detail some of the top sights that you should visit on the Buda side of the city.

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2016 Christmas & New Year’s

Dear Budapest visitors,

Here is our seasonal gift to all of you:
a little guide to the life and tours in Budapest during the holidays! Here you can find out if our tours start on a specific date, when to visit your favourite attraction, at what time
museums, baths and theatres will close, and other useful information such as the opening hours of food stores or the operating hours of public transportation.
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Welcome to our blog

Starting from now, our website will be home to a blog section. During our long history of operation in Budapest, we believe we have acquired a specific perspective on this city, its history and the life of its citizens, and we would like to share these insights with you. In here, you will find monthly articles about our tours, activities and the history, sights and points of interest in the city of Budapest.

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