News 8th of August 2021

The Free Budapest Walking Tours Team in back! 🙂

As we have shared in our previous blog posts, we have been back operating free tours in Budapest since the 23rd of July, and it has been great to see your smiling faces again on our walking tours!

HERE we have shared some practical information in connection with booking our free tours, our two meeting points (one meeting point for our Free Budapest tour, Communism tour, Jewish district tour and Evening tour in Pest, AND a different meeting point for the Free Buda Castle tour in Buda) and the closure and renovation works of the famous Chain bridge. Please note these things if you would like to join us any time!

20th of August – a National and Bank holiday in Hungary

Please also keep it in mind that Friday, the 20th of August,  is a National and Bank holiday in Hungary every year. We celebrate our first King, Saint Stephen (Szent István in Hungarian) and the foundation of the Christian Hungarian state around the year 1000 after Christ. You can learn more about this on our free tours in Budapest.

We do have the Free Budapest Tour at 10:30 and the Free Jewish District Tour at 15:30 on this day starting on the Elisabeth square in Pest, but none of our other walking tours are running on this day!

Everything will be closed on the 20th of August: shops, shopping malls, grocery stores (some non stop supermarkets will be open in the city center), banks…

In the afternoon there are always several open air programs in Pest and Buda as well and then in the evening there are huge fireworks. Last year they were cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic, but this year you will have the chance to enjoy them again. The best spot to watch the fireworks is somewhere next to the river Danube in the city center!

See you soon on some of our free tours in Budapest! 🙂