It is an insightful, fun-filled and informative walk by the Free Walking Tours Budapest Team about history, culture, society, architecture, food, nightlife and what Hungarians are actually like. The tour is focused around the best sights that Buda and Pest have to offer. The goal of this Budapest city walk is to discover and experience our city through the eyes of an insiders, to bring streets, bridges and statues to life, and of course to have fun. Our local tour guides do their best to provide you with compact infotainment all year round. The tour starts on the Pest side and ends on the Pest side, too (we offer a Free Buda Castle Tour as well for those who are interested in the Buda area. We had to divide our Free General Budapest Tour into 2 parts due to the renovation and closure of the Chain bridge until the end of 2023) and there is a useful final orientation about public transportation, thermal baths, museums, places to go out, places to eat out, and about how to avoid the tourist traps in Budapest. Even though it is a safe city, you should be careful with a couple of minor tricks.
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.
Major sites that we see on this Free Budapest Tour
Elisabeth square with the Budapest Eye Ferris wheel, Saint Stephen’s Basilica, Academy of Hungarian Sciences, Gresham Palace, Chain Bridge, Danube promenade, Parliament
Other landmarks that we see from the distance on this tour by the Free walking tours Budapest team: Gellért hill: Liberty statue and the Citadel; Margaret bridge and Margaret Island, the Buda hills, Buda Castle District