Guided Tours in Budapest

Choose one of the private tours below to maximize your Budapest experience.

Budapest can be a bit hard to navigate even for experienced travelers. We were therefore very fortunate to have engaged Tas as our tour guide. He is a local and very knowledgeable about the history, culture, and architecture of Budapest. Additionally he has a great "best of knowledge" for restaurants, spa baths, cool and hip spots which made our time in Budapest very special.

Todd, New York City

Off the Beat Tours Downtown city tour

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Get to know the city's main sites and learn about Budapest: its people, history, culture, and contemporary life in the city. With takeaways of this tour, you will be well-equipped to navigate your way through Budapest and enhance your local experience.

Sites we cover on the tour

  • Castle District with the Royal Palace
  • the Great Market Hall
  • the Palace Quarter in Pest
  • the old Jewish Quarter with the Dohány Street Synagogue
  • Andrássy Avenue and the Opera House
  • St. Stephen's Basilica
  • Liberty Square and the Parliament.
3 hours long
€120 (for up to four persons)

Tas is a knowledgeable and easygoing guide, we liked how he adopted the tour to what we wanted to see and also threw in some good tips about where to eat and go out.

Kelly, Oslo & Rachel, Cairo

Off the Beat Tours Jewish Budapest Tour

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Few people know that just a hundred years ago, 23% of Budapest's population was Jewish. This tour will explain why this was so, where Jewish people lived, and why Europe's biggest synagogue is in Budapest (and why it looks like a Christian church). Remaining signs of Jewish life in the old Jewish Quarter will also be unearthed.

Sites we cover on the tour

  • Dohány Street Synagogue (incl. Garden of Remembrance and Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park)
  • Carl Lutz Memorial
  • Rumbach Street Synagogue
  • Remains of the ghetto wall
  • Kazinczy Street Orthodox Synagogue
  • Kosher pastry shop, followed by a kosher butcher
  • Kazinczy Street mikveh
  • Budapest University of Jewish Studies
2 hours long
€80 (for up to four persons)

Tas was well informed on all facets of Budapest's history as well as current economic and political factors at play, creating a tour that went by quickly and was most enjoyed by our group of various ages (and energy levels). He left us with great recommendations for restaurants, museums, and parks to explore. We will be back.

Kate, Mobile, AL

Off the Beat Tours Budapest Architecture Tour

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Budapest's versatile architecture ranges from ancient Roman ruins to Architizer A+ award winning contemporary constructions. This tour will take you through the city's most important architecture, starting with centuries-old buildings all the way through controversial communist-era and current day constructions.

Sites we cover on the tour

  • Roman ruins (Downtown)
  • Gothic and Baroque (Downtown)
  • Eclecticism (Downtown, District 6)
  • Hungarian Art Nouveau (Downtown)
  • Art Deco, Moderism (Downtown, District 6)
  • Socialist Realism (Downtown)
  • Postmodernism (Downtown, District 8)
  • Contemporary (Downtown, District 9)
2 hours long
€80 (for up to four persons)

We found the perfect guide when we hired Tas to take us around Budapest. He tailored the tour to our preferences while sharing his knowledge of Hungarian history and culture, as well as tips of favorite restaurants and cafés.

Gaye, Indianapolis