Best of Budapest: Highlights & Hidden Gems

Best of Budapest: Highlights & Hidden Gems

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  • Admire top Budapest attractions
  • Discover less-known gems
  • Learn about Budapest’s history
  • Stroll around charming streets
  • Get local insights from your guide
  • Marvel at the baroque architecture

You will meet here: Heroes’ Square

What you can expect

Experience Budapest like never before! This is your chance to see the city through the eyes of a local. You and your family or friends will see the best highlights and hidden gems. What’s even better is that your private local guide can 100% tailor the tour for you.

Your host will greet you at Heroes Square, the largest, most impressive square of Budapest. Designed in 1896 for Hungary’s 1000th “birthday”, the historic meaning of this area goes way beyond the statue complex and museums.

Next, enjoy a ride in the oldest subway on the European continent. Make your way to Oktogon, Pest’s most important intersection. Stroll past a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage site before reaching the Hungarian State Opera House. Admire its beauty, architecture and countless ornaments. Your local host will tell you all about its history.

Continue to the Jewish Quarter, a local favorite neighborhood. Walk down a path of history and feel how it has turned into a hip and happening scene today. Admire the rich cultural and architectural heritage, and take a peek inside the only courtyard with remains of the ghetto wall.

Stop at the largest synagogue complex of Europe. It’s the second largest in the world! See both Romantic and Moorish architectural elements, before making your way to the pioneer of ruin pubs. Take in the quirky feel and cool vibe as you walk past the many different rooms filled with treasures, fairy lights, and mismatched furniture.
Before heading to your next stop, take a break and enjoy a perfect cappuccino or coffee. This truly authentic and kosher cake shop will leave your mouth watering. Enjoy a Jewish Flodni made from a traditional family recipe. You’ll love it!

Next up is the most beautiful square in the city. Check out the 19th century concert hall, one of the most majestic buildings along the Danube. Cross the river by foot on the Chain Bridge before reaching a hidden gem. You’ll walk up to Buda Castle through off-the-beaten paths. End the tour with a breathtaking panoramic view over the parliament and the bridges.

Our passionate local guides can’t wait to show you their beloved city. Check out our hosts profiles and pick your favorite local!

This is the plan

Meeting point
Hero’s Square
Stop 1
Travel through Europes oldest subway to Oktogon
Stop 2
Discover the Beauty of Budapest's famous Opera
Stop 3
Delve into the historical Jewish Quarter
Stop 4
Enjoy a rest stop at a kosher cafe and taste traditional Jewish cake with your coffee
Stop 5
Get lost in the magic that lies within Budapest's first ruined bar - Szimpla Kert
Stop 6
Now it's time to look up, at Budapest's Great Synagogue
Stop 7
Stroll along the Danube river to Vigadó Tér, a nineteenth century concert hall
Stop 8
Cross the Danube over the Lion guarded Chain Bridge
Stop 9
Take in the pristine buildings and jaw dropping views from Fisherman's Bastion
End the tour
Szell Kalman Ter Metro Station

Feel free to personalize this offer with the host of your choice

City tour details

Private City tour
Mode of transport
Walking tour
4 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Heroes’ Square
Guest pick-up
instant confirmation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkPrivate guide
checkJewish Cake
check1 non alcoholic drinks

about Withlocals Originals

  • Experience the heart
    of the city

  • With the host of
    your choice

  • Private. Affordable.
    And 100% You.


How it works:

  1. 1 Choose the theme of your tour.
  2. 2 Pick your favorite local as your private guide.
  3. 3 Let your guide personalize anything you like.


Now you can enjoy the true heart of the city in the most personal and unique way.