Free Tour of Budapest

This 3-hour main walking tour covers all the most important sites, stories & legends of Budapest. Don’t miss it!

Meeting Point

In front of St. Stephen's Basilica


Free Walking Tours of Budapest every day, rain or shine.

Free Walking Tours of Budapest every day, rain or shine. Budapest is the Pearl of the Danube, a place of many incredible historical outcomes since the Magyars arrived over a thousand years ago. Come and explore the rich heritage, beautiful streets, exciting atmosphere and panoramic views with passionate, proud local guides who share their knowledge and passion for tips only. Join this free tour and listen to their anecdotes and personal recommendations for the rest of your stay while you meet other travelers.

  • Danube Promenade
  • Buda Castle
  • Matthias Church
  • The little princess
  • Chain Bridge
  • Fishermen's Bastion
  • Origin of the Magyars
  • Opera House
  • St. Stephen's Basilica
  • Famous Hungarians
  • Rubik's cube


Things to note

How do free tours work? It's simple, you're free to pay what you feel the tour was worth. Your lovely local guides don't receive any income other than tips from satisfied customers like you, meaning top quality tours on fair terms.

Booking is recommended to reserve your space, especially during high season & at weekends. This helps us to guarantee you'll receive a top quality tour!

Groups of 7+ must book online 24 hours in advance. Please note, fixed rates apply for groups joining the tour.

Please note, groups of 7-15 people who book to join the tour are not guaranteed their own guide. Should your group require their own guide, we recommend you use our contact form to arrange a private tour exclusively for your group.

Tours usually require a minimum number of participants to run. In the unlikely event of too few participants, however, we will always endeavor to run a tour or provide an alternative, at our discretion.


Starts at
Every day 10:30 AM & 2:30 PM10:30 AM


By Metro:

The closest metro station to St. Stephen's Basilica is Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út Metro station (yellow line). This would leave you at Andrássy Avenue which is one of the main streets of Budapest, from there you can easily see the back of the Basilica (It is the highest building in town, can't miss it babe!) So just walk there and you'll find us in front of the Basilica. Look for the guides with light-blue umbrellas, t-shirts and name tags.

On foot:

Budapest is a very walkable city, and St. Stephen's Basilica is the biggest church in Budapest and, along with the Parliament building, is one of the highest buildings in the city so it is difficult to miss it. Just make sure you take our flyer or map from your hostel, or use our handy ‘view on map’ tab above.

You can download our city map from here.


"Had a really cool tour with Dea"

My friend and I took the free walking tour with Dea. We’ve done walking tours all around Europe but Dea was the best! She knew he city so well and was so passionate about the city’s history! The tour lasted around 3 hours but it flew by for us. We really loved it! Thanks Dea!

13 July 2015
Adam McQ
Rating: Excellent

"Amazing tour of Budapest"

I went on this free tour last week and it was so much more interesting than any other free tour I had been on. The guide with the brown hair (sorry I can’t remember) was really nice, very informative and she gave myself and my Mother good recommendations for where to eat. I will be telling my friends about it :)

13 July 2015
Britney K
Rating: Excellent

"Awesome tour: great balance of history and good fun!"

I really liked this free tour by HostelCulture. My guide Brigi was so enthusiastic about the city, she every inch and corner of Budapest it seems! Also she made it really easy to meet new people on the tour. So it didn’t really feel like a formal tour, but like hanging out with new people and checking out this beautiful city. I wouldn’t just recommend it, i’d come back to do it again!

13 July 2015
Jacob B
Rating: Excellent