Picture the scene. You wake up in your hostel or hotel, open the curtains or blinds to a glorious view of the Danube river glistening in the sun. You head downstairs to the buffet to feast on goulash before grabbing a towel and heading straight to a thermal public bath, wallowing for a few hours, before emerging, slightly wrinkled, for a light lunch (goulash). That was nice, you think to yourself, but I’m definitely ready to experience more of the city, perhaps with a local guide for a period of about two and a half hours. We know the feeling, and you’re absolutely right! The best way to experience Budapest is on foot on a free walking tour. But finding a good free walking tour can be tricky.
We recommend checking out Trip to Budapest for a cracking free walking tour. By far and away their most popular walking tour is the Free Budapest Walk, starting daily at 10.30am and 2.30pm and lasting about 2 and a half hours. The walk features such highlights as St Stephen’s Basilica, Danube Promenade, the Royal Palace and Chain Bridge. Have a look at their website for more information about a great free walking tour!