Free Walking Tours Budapest

Budapest, Hungary’s capital, has historically been an important center for Art Nouveau and romance. Today, its fairy-tale buildings, friendly people, fantastic wine, public thermal baths, and top-notch cuisine make up one of the most exciting cities in East Europe.

What to see and what to do in Budapest? Many free English speaking guides will not only show you around some of the main attractions, but also aim to make your experience unforgettable. Book now free tours in Budapest and get to know the history behind the Pearl of the Danube!

What are your Free Tour options in Budapest?

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Which are the Best Free Tours in Budapest?

Budapest has so much to offer! It is one of the best European capitals to discover in two or three days.

The wide Danube divides the capital of Hungary in two parts, Buda and Pest. Each one offers different charms and atmosphere, but both are linked by the famous Chain Bridge.

Some of Budapest’s most famous sights are located in Buda, in the West of the city. There, between majestic art nouveau buildings, you will find the iconic 13th-century Royal Palace. This breath-taking building was the residence of many kings and queens, and holds within its walls Budapest’s enchanting history and ancient culture.

There are several Free Buda Castle Tours you can book. All will take you for a stroll around this lovely district, full of quaint boutiques, charming squares and cobbled streets. Your English speaking guide will also lead you to the Liberty Statue, the Fisherman’s Bastion and explain the story behind the Neo-Renaissance Church of Matthias.

After exploring Buda and enjoying the best views of the city, allow yourself another day to discover the East part of this exciting city: the district of Pest.


Most Free Historical Center Tours in Pest district depart from the superb Parliament. This structure, built in 1902, boasts of some of the most amazing architecture in all of Hungary.

Another must-see attraction in any free walking tour around Pest is Andrássy Avenue, a boulevard lined up with stunning mansions that stretches for 2.5 km into Heroes Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

While in Pest, make sure to join a Jewish Quarter Free Walking Tour to gain insightful knowledge about the shocking history of contemporary Budapest. After seeing the Great Synagogue and the Holocaust Memorial Center you will better understand the rich mixture of legacies that conform Hungarian culture.

Additionally, do not leave without spending some time soaking with the locals at the outdoor pools of the Széchenyi Baths complex, one of the largest thermal bath centers in Europe.

Finally, Budapest also offers amazing Free Gastronomic Tours, and there are several Free Tours of Budapest by Night that you really should considering joining!

More Free Tours in Budapest

Hungary is an old country with an extremely complex history, encompassing powerful empires and terrible wars. That’s why a free walking tour is the easiest way to get familiarized with the country and its incredible capital.

Budapest Free Walking Tour

This tour invites you to know the capital of Hungary: its history, customs and heritage. The guides will show you the main landmarks and every attraction that this city offers to visitors, as well as explaining the turbulent past and the exciting present of Budapest.

Free Tour Budapest

A journey where you will travel from the founding of the city by the Seven Hungarian tribes until the fall of the Communist regime. Your guide will remember the greatness of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and let you discover what happened during the Second World War and the true role that Hungary played as an ally of Hitler.

Budapest Jewish Quarter Free Tour

In 1944, the Jewish Quarter became the Budapest Ghetto. This is an essential tour to understand the most recent and tragic past of the city, and its reflection in today’s society.

What is a Free Tour?

Free Tours are walks provided by passionate local guides without requesting any upfront payments. They allow every traveler, no matter their budget, to experience and enjoy what a place has to offer. 

Who takes Free Tours?

Free Tours guests are travelers of all ages and backgrounds seeking to enjoy authentic experiences. Independent tourists usually book Free Tours because they are looking for special activities, where they can learn historical facts, but also get an overview about the local culture, environment, and people.

Are Free Tours really Free?

Yes. Free Tours run on a “Pay-What-It’s-Worth” basis, so they are completely free unless you decide to make a contribution according to how much you enjoyed the experience. Guides appreciate receiving tips of any amounts at the end of the tour, but it’s completely voluntary to do so.

Do I have to book my Free Tour?

Yes. It’s mandatory to make a booking to ensure group sizes remain manageable and Guides can provide a better experience for all guests. Making a booking is absolutely free and it will take you less than one minute!