Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation


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Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent), Hungarian (fluent)

A full day exploring the city

This tour includes all the must-see places!

You will have the opportunity to explore the sights of Budapest with me and get to hear insider information about everything.
Plenty of time to take photos, and get lost a little bit in the less touristy places. . . To bring your camera is a must, as we will visit unforgettable panoramic spots during the day.

***This tour is conducted by Private transportation in a first class minivan. You do not have to share the tour with anyone else, it's all private and tailor made to your needs***


We will visit all the UNESCO Heritage sites in the city:

-The Andrassy Avenue with the Opera house,
- the Castle District (Fishermans Bastion, Matthias Church, Palace)
- the Heroes Square with the famous monuments.
- We can take a short walk in the City Park and drop by the world-famous Szechenyi Bath.
- We will get lost a bit in the romantic neighbourhood of the Saint Stephen's Cathedral and see some outstanding Art-nouveau buildings, a little bit off the beaten track.

- Citadel with amazing view over the whole city

- We can have a short coffe or lunch break in one of the famous historical coffee houses (Cafe New York/ Alexandra Book Cafe), or even the Central Market Hall (best market of Europe!!)

If you wish, we can also visit the Jewish district and the Great Synagogue, which is the second biggest one in Europe. Not to mention the famous, bohemian, quirky Ruin Bars in the area - fun places for real travellers!

The tour is fully customizable so don't hesitate to contact me with any special requests

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: hotel/boat lobby
I can also arrange airport pickup or drop off at a small extra cost, in this case please contact me first for a tailor made proposal

End location: hotel or anywhere you wish

Duration: 8 hours

The length of the tour is usually 7-8 hours, depending on many factors: how capable walkers there are on the tour, what the weather is like on the tour day, how many photos you take, etc..


Air conditioned comfortable minivan with professional driver, plenty of leg space, free mineral water

What’s Included

Other: - my guiding service in English
- first class, A/C minivan (usually Mercedes) with professional driver
- free mineral water in car
- a strudel at the Central Market Hall if we visit

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10000 huf - roughly 40 usd - Entrance fees to Matthias Church and Fishermans Bastion (~ 7 USD), lunch at a local restaurant

What’s Extra

Other: - lunch
- entrance tickets

- Four groups bigger than 6 please ask for a customized offer!

A Recent Review of this tour

We had 3 days in Budapest, and engaged Melinda for all 3 days. On this, the second day, Melinda and her favorite driver Andras met us at 9am at our apartment. Since we had had a private walking tour of the Pest central area the previous day, we were able to focus more on the Buda heights with the Citadel, Castle district, Matthias Church and Fishermen's Bastion, and the Parliament and Central Market in Pest. Melinda also arranged, and we enjoyed, a Silverline Dinner Cruise and Folklore Show.
Alan Burgdorf

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