The best of Budapest by car in 4 hours


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent), French (fluent), Hungarian (fluent)

Half-day Budapest sightseeing tour by car

We'll drive and walk around the old town of Buda and the elegant city of Pest discovering the most amazing monuments of the two sides of the Danube river. Book a 4-hour private Budapest sightseeing tour with me to get familiar with the beauty of my city.

Let me guide you over two magnificent towns in only 4 hours. I'll show you the historic old town in Buda and the modern architecture of Pest. Let me tell you about the capital's 2000 and about the country's 1000 years of history. I'll explain why Budapest is a beautiful mixture of different cultures, architectures and arts. You'll have an amazing view from the top of the Castle and Gellért hills.

This introduction tour includes all the major, must-see attractions of Budapest, so that you can make the most of your time and can get the perfect understanding of my beautiful city.


I'll meet you in the hotel lobby. We'll drive all along the Andrássy avenue to the Heroes square, I'll show you around the City Park. We'll stop at the State Opera House.

I'll take you to St. Stephen's Basilica, the largest Catholic church of Budapest. We'll cross the Danube river on the Chain bridge. We'll walk around the cobblestoned streets of the Buda Castle District, I'll show you the most beautiful attractions of the historical old town: the Royal Palace, the Fisherman's Bastion and the Matthias church.

We'll drive to the top of the Gellért hill to enjoy the stunning view over both Buda and Pest. We'll return to your hotel.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Pick up at your hotel or agreed upon location.

End location: We return to your hotel or agreed upon location.

Duration: 4 hours


Air-conditioned, comfortable car or minivan.

What’s Included

My services as your private tour guide.
Transportation in a comfortable car or minivan with A/C.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

3000 HUF - Should you wish to buy snacks, drinks, or souvenirs.

What’s Extra

Entrance fees (optional)
Any personal purchases or souvenirs


I'm not a driver guide. In case of driving tours I arrange for a comfortable, air-conditioned car or minivan.

As a licensed guide, I have no restrictions guiding in museums and monuments in Hungary.

A Recent Review of this tour

Our group hired Julia for two days, the first being the Danube Bend, which I already reviewed, and the second day touring Budapest and vineyards outside Budapest. Again the attention to our interests and her dedication to see that even the smallest request were not only met but exceeded make for an unforgettable experience. Julia is knowledgable, personable, and yet open and an instant friend. Wonderful guide, highly recommended. Thanks again, Julia. You made our trip. Robert D and group
Robert Dailey

Read More Reviews For This Tour

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Julia K.

Web address (URL) of this page:

Tours by Julia K.

See more of the tours offered by this guide.

The 'Grand Budapest' Walking Tour

800 years of history, architecture and culture with a local guide

230 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

learn more

The secrets of the Budapest Jewish Quarter

Old Ghetto - New Soho: discover the unique atmosphere and secret stories,...

115 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

4 hours

learn more

Hammer and Sickle - Communist Walking,...

Our life under Communism with an optional visit of the House of Terror

115 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

4 hours

learn more

Full-day Danube Bend driving tour

Discovering the most beautiful little towns along the Danube river

410 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

learn more

Eger and Wine daytrip by car


A great combination of history, architecture and wines

500 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

learn more