FREE BUDAPEST TOUR – BASIC INFORMATION
Meeting point: Elisabeth square (Erzsébet tér). We meet about 30 meters away from Budapest Eye Ferris wheel, next to the fountain, in the park.
Length: 2-2.5 hours (~3.5km)
No Free Budapest tours: Dec 25; Jan.01.
We start our tour in downtown Budapest on the Elisabeth square, where learn about the city’s origin and the history of the country in general.
Next, we are passing by St Stephen’s Basilica, one of the most magnificent buildings in Budapest, to learn about its history and hidden symbols.
On our next stop, at the Archduke Joseph square, we tell you what the “most Hungarian Habsburg” did for the Hungarians.
We walk across Budapest’s most famous pedestrian-only area called Vörösmarty square where introduce you to the prestigious Gerbeaud café.
We continue our way along the famous Danube Promenade, which offers your plenty of excellent photo opportunities of Vigado, Buda Castle Hill, Gellert Hill, and the two iconic symbols of the town, called Little Princess and Chain Bridge.
We help you to impress your friends with your new Hungarian vocabulary at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. We take you to the Shoe Memorial to learn about the tragic happenings of the Holocaust.
We end the tour at the second-largest Parliament in Europe and tell you the important roles it has played in Hungarian history. Before we let you go, our tour guides will provide a final orientation and further useful recommendations.
The length of the walk
Budapest by foot is easy to discover, the length of this tour is 2-2.5 hours and it covers about two and a half miles/3.5 kilometers. The tour is not too hard to complete, we walk with convenient pace on flat streets. Wearing comfortable shoes, warm clothes during wintertime is essential. Bring some water and a hat in the summer, it can be quite hot (25-35 degrees Celsius, sometimes more nowadays). There are cafés, restaurants, a supermarket and restrooms as well, where we finish this free walking tour in Budapest.
If you are after a more detailed Budapest city walk…
Please note that this public tour is not suited to fully satisfy history or architecture buffs’ need for information. If you have a decidedly greater depth of interest in Budapest, please book a fully customized private sightseeing walk , where you can make sure to spend time with the guides, and is based only on your areas of interest, needs and pace. Also, join our thematic walks by the Free Walking Tours Budapest Team, since on these tours we go into more details about different parts of Hungarian history and culture.