My tours are self-tailored, following the interests of my guests. In Budapest I recommend after the General city tours special interest tours and in Hungary a lot of destinations. You will see that Hungary is truly cultured, truly European and I also believe that it preserved its cultural and folk heritage better than many other countries, where developement has swept the past away.
The Best of Budapest. Without doubt, my most comfortable tours! 4-hour car driving tour with nice walks (up to 3 people: 112 Euros, for 4 people: 130 Euros). Taking in all of the principal sights, my fascinating rout takes you through the most famous and interesting parts of the city; Downtown of Pest, Andrassy Avenue with the Citypark, Gellért hill and the Buda Castle district. The 4-hour tour is a very comprehensive yet leisurely one with nice walks in the most enchanting parts of the tour. Main sights: the most beautiful view points, Gellert Hill, Statue of Liberty, bridges, boulevards and avenues, famous spas, Central Market Hall, Opera House, House of Terror, Heroes' Square, Great Synagogue, St. Stephen's Basilica, Parliament, Castle district, Royal Palace, Matthias Church, Fishermen's Bastion, Chainbridge, all the major museums.
Budapest on Foot and by Tram. For my sporty guests. 4-hour walking tour (90 Euros, for groups over ten: 105 Euros). If you love walking (me do!), beside the most important sights we can see very nice local quiet places, we can stop to look into gorgeous courtyards, have an ice-cream during the tour. Do not worry, we will cheat: you will need a few tram tickets. It is interesting to travel with the Budapesters. Everybody has to see the oldest subway on the continent! You will see most of the sights mentioned in the driving tour.
The Explorer Tour. Perfect if you would like to see as much as you can in one day! 8-hour car driving tour (up to 3 people: 165 Euros, for 4 people: 175 Euros) 8-hour walking tour (155 Euros) Beside the highlights you will see less touristic hidden treasures too and visit some of these beautiful sights inside: the Parliament, the National Gallery in the Royal Palace, the Dohány street Synagogue, the Central Market, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Applied Arts, the Széchenyi Bath, etc.). We will stop for a gulyas at lunchtime!
Jewish Heritage Tour. 4-hour car driving tour (up to 3 people: 112 Euros, for 4 people: 130 Euros) 4-hour walking tour (90 Euros). We will discover the remarkable, hidden history of the old Jewish Ghetto and other Jewish related sights in the city. We will talk about the Jewish culture, how the famous Hungarian Jews formed the world, how the antisemitism appeared, what happened month by month in 1944. Dohány street Synagogue, Emmanuel Memorial, Raul Wallenberg Garden, Jewish Museum, Orthodox synagogues, Memorial to Charles Lutz, Jewish cafés, restaurants, community buildings, Jewish-related places, Holocaust memorials.
Hidden Treasures Tour. Don't miss the details! 4-hour car driving tour (up to 3 people: 112 Euros, for 4 people: 130 Euros)4-hour walking tour (90 Euros). Excellent as a complementary tour after a regular bus city tour. This tour is perfectly tailored for those who travel with larger groups, cruises but would like a complementary, off-the-beaten track tour after the group city tour. We will not duplicate, be sure!
Architecture gems. 4-hour car driving tour (up to 3 people: 112 Euros, for 4 people: 130 Euros). 4-hour walking tour: 90 Euros. Budapest is a visual fest for lovers of architecture! We will examine a thousand years of European Architectural history in one pleasant tour. We will visit the most beautiful Baroque, Neo-Gothic, Neo-Renaissance, Neo-Classical, Art Nouveau and post-modern buildings. We will not miss best panoramic views from the top of buildings!
Red journey to the past. Communist Memories. 4-hour car driving tour (up to 3 people: 112 Euros, for 4 people: 130 Euros). I will take you back in time to the years when communists seized power, inevitably to 1956 and to 1989. We will visit the Statue Park, a district of communist block of flats and some wonderful hidden treasures in South Budapest. How was the 'Change'? What are the consequences? What happened to the monuments, relics of the communist era? We can finish at the House of Terror to make the picture perfect.
Music Tour. Follow your ears! 4-hour car driving tour (up to 3 people: 112 Euros, for 4 people: 130 Euros). We will visit the most important music-related sights: opera houses, operetta places, the best concert halls, famous musicians' homes, statues. You will learn about our rich music life. Ask me about concert tickets!
Baroque Szentendre. Winding lanes in the artists' town. 4-hour car driving tour (up to 3 people: 112 Euros, for 4 people: 130 Euros). The town has a picturesque setting on the Danube, with a editerranean feel, winding lanes, seven church towers, colorful houses, several galleries and warm cafés. Main sights: Greek Orthodox Church, Margit Kovács Museum, Belgrade Orthodox episcopal Cathedral, Jewish Memorial House, House of Folk Arts, Marzipan Museum. You can come back by boat!
Gödöllö. Sissi's hiding place. 4-hour car driving tour (up to 3 people: 120 Euros, for 4 people: 140 Euros). The beautifully restored Royal Palace was favorite residence of Queen Elizabeth, wife of Franz Joseph, emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. Main sights: Count Grassalkovich's mansion, Rococo Chapel, Baroque Theatre, Royal suites, Maria Theresa's bedroom, Franz Joseph's study room, Palace garden, beautiful paintings, dresses.
Gödöllö, royal town and Horse show. 6-hour car driving tour (up to 3 people: 145 Euros, for 4 people: 165 Euros). Visit in the Royal Palace (see above).The world champion Lazar brothers' Equestrian Park is in Domonyvolgy, close to Godollo. 1-hour colourful show, demonstration of our colourful historical horse culture. Hall of Champions, Stables (more than 70 horses), traditional Hungarian farm animals, Hall of Hunters.
Baroque Szentendre and thatched roofed earth houses. 6-hour car driving tour (up to 3 people: 145 Euros, for 4 people: 165 Euros). Szentendre is home to the first and largest open-air Village Museum in Hungary. The park displays all the regions in the form of original buildings typical of their area. Many of them were carefully dismantled and rebuilt here. Main sights: Upper Tisza Region Calvinist church, Great Plain, Western Transdanubia. You can come back by boat!
Lake Balaton. "The Hungarian Sea". All-day car driving tour (up to 3 people: 180 Euros, for 4 people: 200 Euros). Balaton is the 'Hungarian Sea', the largest lake in Central Europe. It is surrounded by hills on the northern side offering a beautiful view. Veszprem is 'the city of the Hungarian queens'. Main sights: Benedictine Abbey on the top of the Tihany peninsula, Veszprem Castle District, Fire Tower, Bishop's Palace, St Michael's Cathedral.
Szeged. The town of sunshine and Opusztaszer. All-day car driving tour (up to 3 people: 190 Euros, for 4 people: 210 Euros). This beautiful little southern town was completely rebuilt after a devastating flood in 1879. Main sights: attractive statues, amazing art-nouveau palaces, a lot of history, home of the famous red paprika and Pick salami Museum, Szeged Cathedral, National Pantheon, synagogues. Opusztaszer Historical Memorial Park: one of the world's very few circular paintings (cyclorama), Feszty's 'The arrival of the Magyars', a great spectacle!
Ancestry tours. If you have Hungarian origin and you are searching for your ancestors' hometown, houses, documents, graves, I am happy to join you in your family research!
And more upon requests. I can help you with accommodation, dinners, evening programs, etc.
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