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Info about preparing for restarting our tours (late-July or beginning of August 2020)

In the following post we are going to introduce our new, safe walking tours that you can take during/after the Covid-19 pandemic after we restart our daily tours (probably late-July or beginning of August 2020). Life is slowly returning, travelling can be done soon with minor restrictions, and we are also preparing for restarting our…

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News during the coronavirus pandemic – 01.05.2020.

Dear Everyone, we hope that you are doing okay as much as things can be going okay during these difficult times. We just wanted to let you know that we are alive and cannot wait to be with you on our free tours and other kind of walking tours in Budapest again! We are preparing…

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Coronavirus news – 15.03.2020.

Here you can read about our tours and the latest news and measures in Hungary in connection with the coronavirus situation. FIRST, LET’S SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH OUR TOURS:  All our free walking tours and private tours are operating now, until further notice. We update our Facebook page regularly, when there is any news,…

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Historical anniversaries in February

There are a couple of anniversaries during February as well that are worth mentioning. Let us tell you about the siege of Budapest at the end of WW2 and a great Hungarian scientist. First let’s see the siege of Budapest at the end of WW2 and the end of it in 1945 on the 13th…

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Anniversaries in January in Hungarian science

Even though Hungary is a small country, it gave a lot of smart guys and important inventions, discoveries to the world. Let us introduce you to 2 of these skilled scientists, who have their birth or death anniversaries in January. WIGNER JENŐ The number of Hungarian Nobel Prize winners is 13, which is quite a…

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Budapest Holiday Season Schedules 2019

Plan your trip to Budapest and find out what’s open and closed over Christmas and New Year’s Eve. We have collected the most important opening times around this Christmas holiday season for you. Free walking tours around Christmas and the New Year: 24th of December no afternoon and evening tours, last tour is the 10:30 am general…

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Christmas market time in Budapest 2019

Budapest has been selected to be the most wonderful city of Europe in wintertime by CNN. The Hungarian capital has been one of Europe’s leading travel destinations in the last couple of years: during the summer it is vibrant, full of festivals and programmes, and during wintertime it also comes alive offering a cosy winter…

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The beautifully renovated Paris courtyard

When you are wandering around downtown Pest during your Budapest sightseeing, you can bump into a beautiful building that has been renovated recently and stands proudly on the Ferenciek square. Let us tell you more about this gem in our next article. The Párisi udvar (Paris Courtyard) is one of the most beautiful and special…

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All Saints’ Day – 1st November 2019

Please note that the 1st of November is All Saints’ Day, it will be a holiday in Hungary, too. ALL OUR FREE TOURS WILL RUN ON THIS DAY. 10:00 Jewish quarter, Communism, Urban & Street art tour, Avenue & Heroes’ square free walking tour10:30 & 14:30 General Budapest free tour15:30 Jewish quarter, Communism tours18:30 Evening…

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October 23rd – National holiday in Hungary

Please note that the 23rd of October is a national holiday in Hungary. However, we RUN ALL OUR FREE TOURS as usual on this day as well! 10:00 Jewish quarter, Communism and Avenue & Heroes’ square free walking tour 10:30 & 14:30 General Budapest free tour 15:30 Jewish quarter, Communism and Street & Urban art…

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Small wonders of Budapest – the mini statues of Mihály Kolodko

When you wander around the streets downtown Budapest watchfully with our free walking tours or on your own you can discover some small wonders… the mini, guerrilla statues of Mihály Kolodko, a Hungarian-Ukranian artist. Get to know more of him and his work in this blog article! :-) Mikhail Kolodko was born in Transcarpathia as…

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Garden bars in Budapest for these late summer days in 2019

Summer has officially ended with the arrival of September, but the weather is still nice to take an outdoor walking tour in Budapest or to sit outside in a garden bar or café. We have collected some of the nicest locations in Budapest for you, let’see the list! KERTEM Cool bar with green surroundings and…

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National holiday 20th of August – schedule of our tours

Dear Everyone! We would like to draw your attention to the 20TH OF AUGUST, Tuesday, which is a national holiday in Hungary. We celebrate the foundation of the Hungarian state and our first king, Saint Stephen (Szent Istvan).  He ruled our county,ca. 975 – 15 August 1038, as the first king of Hungary, led the…

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Changes to Jewish quarter tour schedule – 2nd August 2019

Dear Guests! On Friday, 2nd of August 2019 we do not run the 10:00 and 15:30 Jewish quarter free tour, since almost the whole Jewish quarter will be closed. The reason of the closure is the events and programs of the Maccabi games which will take place 29th July-7th August in Budapest. The European Maccabi…

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Meeting point – breaking news 24.07.2019.

Please note that the Police has just closed our meeting point area (24th July morning) the Elisabeth square for indefinite time. The closure is because they found a WW2 bomb under the ground during the renovation of the square. This happens in Budapest time to time, professionals normally dig the bombs out and deactivate them…

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Renovation works around 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…

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Event at our meeting point 7-9th June 2019

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…

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Festival around our meeting point 24-26th May 2019

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…

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Keleti Railway Station closed for maintenance works

This post was born to inform you about the changes regarding the maintenance works of one of the three major train stations of Budapest, Keleti pályaudvar (Eastern railway station), and to tell you the history of this nice-looking terminal. First, the practical info: Keleti will be closed for scheduled maintenance works from Monday, May 13,…

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1st of May in Budapest

The 1st of May a.k.a. International Worker’s day is here again, let us share some useful information about this day with you! First of all, you have to know that our Free walking tours run as normal on the 1st of May, there will be no change in the schedule! Join us in the morning, afternoon or…

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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! First of all, let us share that ALL OUR FREE TOURS WILL RUN during…

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Spring and summer schedule of our free tours

Finally, spring is here, and we are awakening from our small winter hibernation. Please have a look what free walking tours we have to offer for you this season from the 1st of April 2019!

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15th of March – practical info for this national & bank holiday

If you are in Budapest on the 15th of March it is good to know that this day is a national and bank holiday every year in Hungary. Let us provide you with some practical info and recommendations for this day!

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Festival recommendations for March 2019

Spring is slowly approaching our small country, there are more and more festivals outdoors and indoors as well all over Hungary. Let us recommend you a few of them!

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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.

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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…

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Schedule between January 7th and March 31st 2019

In this blog entry we’ll share some important info with our dear (future) guests about which free walking tours we have and do not have during the mentioned period.

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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!

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Our Christmas and New Year’s free tour schedule

Dear Everyone, If you are already planning what tours you would like to take at the end of 2018 with us, let us share the detailed schedule of our free walking tours in Budapest with you.

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Useful practical info for the holidays – Opening hours

In this blog article we have collected useful information for you: opening hours of museums, bathhouses, shops, churches and the operation time of the public transportation in Budapest.

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Where can ice lovers go ice skating in Budapest?

Winter season is all about chilly weather, snow, warm clothes, having a warm drink in cosy places, Christmas festivities…. and ice skating! Let us tell you about some locations in Budapest where you can have fun using (or renting) your skates!

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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…

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Gastronomy festivals in Hungary in November

Hungarians like all others love their bellies and also like festivals, so in November we have a number of gastronomy related events going on, let’s see a couple of them which are great to visit after having done our free walking tours!

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23rd of October – National and bank holiday in Hungary

Let’s see some practical information about this day and then a little history to understand why Hungarians celebrate on the 23rd of October.

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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!

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Autumn also means harvest! – history of wine in Hungary

Summer has officially ended, but something great has started: autumn and harvest season. This is the time for making wine and attending wine festivals all over Budapest and Hungary. Hungary is a small country, who would know that we grow a lot of kinds of grapes and make so much nice wine, right?

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August 20th: Hungarian National Holiday

One of our most important national holidays: 20th of August. Read further for some practical information and to get to know the history behind the 20 th of August!

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Program recommendations for June

June is great month, for a lot of you school is over, summer begins, and the weather is mostly stunning, too. Let us give you some tips about what to do in Budapest and Hungary next month!

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Why you must try bubble football (even if you can’t play football)?

If the topic is football, there are three kinds of people: those who love to play and watch, those who prefer the game only on screen, and those who don’t even want to talk about it. Well, we have a super secret for the last group: bubble football will 100% sure change your mind about…

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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……

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Easter / Passover Holiday 2018

March, 30th GOOD FRIDAY – BANK HOLIDAY 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…

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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.

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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!

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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…

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Warm and cosy breakfast places for winter mornings

If the weather turns freezing on a winter morning, what would make you feel better than a warm & delicious breakfast in a cosy restaurant or bakery? We have collected some places for you located in the heart of Budapest!

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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…

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August 20th – National Holiday in Hungary

If you are in Budapest in August, more specifically on the 20th, you might wonder what Hungarian people celebrate on this day… find it our from our blog article!

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3 beaches in Budapest to cool yourself down in the summer heat

Our beloved, but sometimes boiling hot summer has arrived. Doing your Budapest sightseeing on our free walking tours is great, but after the tours you sure want to cool down somewhere, so let’s see some of the best beaches in Budapest where you can relax, have a drink, a bite and a good time.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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