Gergely Szabo tourguide Budapest Hungary Danube bend Puszta Sightseeing
Extended airport transfer
Are you arriving to Budapest but you would like to get to know the city without a tour guide? However, some orientation and practical information would help you to use your time better during your stay in Budapest, wouldn't it? I can give you information about public transportation from your hotel, where can you shop or exchange money nearby and things like these.
If you are thinking this way, the extended airport transfer just fits You. I can drive you from the airport to your hotel - not directly but with a 1 and half hour roundabout passing by the most important sights, while you get answers to your practical questions.
I would like to present one of my favorite programs for those who would like to take a more detailed and - perhaps - critical tour in the city. I recommend this program - in order to the personal atmosphere of the tour - first to smaller groups (max. 9-10 persons) with minibus, or to maximum 3 persons with my own car.
The program takes around 5-6 hours but this can be changed to your needs. In contrast to the traditional sightseeing it is not just a short encounter with the city, but it gives you detailed information and long lasting experience as you meet not only the city's famous sight but the atmosphere, news, problems - so the real face of this.
In contrast with the short tours, this program gives you opportunity to see the city footboy walking, e.g.:
Walk in the City Park (Vajdahunyad Castle, Széchenyi Bath)
Walk on the route Basilica - Szabadság Square - Parliament
Extensive visit of the Buda Castle
This city tour passes by the new districts in South-Buda (the new university district, Arts Palace, National Theatre).
Because of the longer duration, the tour is calmer and has a more intimate atmosphere, so it provides the guests a more permanent experience. It is possible to take smaller pauses e.g. by a coffeehouse (Central, Ruszwurm, e.c.). The most important features of this program are personality and flexibility. The point is to form this to the needs and claims of the guests, unlike short and shallow group city tours.
Walking tours with public transport or by bike
Certainly, there is opportunity to see Budapest with public transportation and also on foot. This way you can explore the city and the people in a more realistic and direct way. In this case you need more time and a smaller group of people, of course. I recommend groups to use two half days if it's possible, to be able to visit Pest first and then Buda.
I can organize a bike-riding city tour too, that is more and more popular. This takes minimum 4 hours.
Excursion to Janos-Hill
Janos-Hill is Budapest highest point. From 529 meter high a beautiful scenery opens up for the whole city. Since the renovation of the Elizabeth-look-out, which stands on the hill and looks like the Fisherman's Bastion, it is especially worth to visit.
The road that leads us there is not less interesting, as you can use Budapest's most exciting vehicles. The cogway, the children's railway and the double chair lift are real specialties.