The city of Budapest is best to be discovered on foot, so if you love walking, bring a pair of good walking shoes, and discover the attractions, hidden gems and people of Budapest.
Guided walking tours can help a first time visitor to make the best out of a Budapest visit, and give a good overview of the history, the best sights, and some secrets too. Here are some of the best Budapest walking tours, which have been highly rated for years by tourists.
Walking Tours in Budapest
In addition to Free Budapest Tours, which are excellent for those on a budget, there are professional tours offered by several tour companies. The general tourist ratings of these walking tours are between 4 and 5, out of 5.
- Budapest City Walking Tours
- Budapest Walking Tour by Night with a Boat Tour
- Budapest Walking Tour: Historical Revolution
The Budapest Photography Walking Tour and the Budapest Fashion Walking Tour are not available at the moment.
Free Walking Tours with Budapest Cards
The are 2 free Budapest Walking tours that comes with your Budapest Card.
The walking tours in Buda and Pest are guaranteed to start every day, therefore there is no need to book your places in advance.
They usually last 2–2.5 hours long and they come with an English speaking tour guide.
Meeting time and location of Buda Walking tour: 2 pm at the Holy Trinity Statue near the Matthias Church in the Buda Castle District, Holy Trinity Square, 1014 Budapest
Meeting time and location of Pest Walking tour: 10 am at Molnar’s Kurtoskalacs: 31 Vaci street, 1052 Budapest
Theme Walking Tours Budapest
The walking tours can be combined with theme tours. The themes are varied, so if you have a special interest in history, Jewish Budapest heritage, or a fondness for fine arts (Art Nouveau, or Street Arts, etc.), it may be a time saver and a good idea to pick a theme tour in Budapest rather than a general sightseeing walking tour.
The theme tours in Budapest can be very niche though, e.g. Imagine Budapest tour company offers various themed tours, like ‘Secret gardens and squares downtown’ ‘Downtown church tour – for believers and non-believers’ ‘Franz Liszt – A Genius in Budapest’ or ‘Budapest – The City of Waters’ etc.
French Walking Tours Budapest
French guided tours in Budapest are by Budapest Sensations led by a native French guide: theme tours include Andrassy Avenue tour, the Castle Hill, Cafes and Literature, the Jewish Quarter, Retro Walking Tours, the Danube Promenade and more. Min 2 people, you need to book in advance.