Private Budapest Tours (tours are listed vertically, operated any day of the week)

♦ Private Budapest 180 panoramic tour - Highlights of Budapest seen from a panorama glass-roof luxury car

Summary

Admire the details of Budapest that stay unrevealed for the big majority of tourists. Lavishly decorated facades, the unforgettable panorama of the town and parts of graceful bridges hidden from sight will be revealed to you.  
This private tour will show you details of the city that can only be seen from a panoramic roof car (on a private tour).

Duration: 3.5 hours
Pick up: at centrally located hotels/railway stations/guesthouses
Theme: Highlights of Budapest, history of Hungary

What you'll do:

  • Get acquainted with the most famous sights of Budapest
  • Learn about the interesting and stormy history of the magyars and of Budapest
  • Enjoy seeing details of the city through the panoramic roof that stay unseen for most of the other tourists
  • Take photos from an angle nobody else in town won't take
  • Receive tips for your stay in Budapest

RESERVATION: contact@mypersonalbudapest.com

Itinerary

This next route is an example, we can tailorize it to avoid overlaps with any other tour you take in Budapest.
We do minimum 5 stops on a tour.

  • We will start the tour from your hotel, and will head to the Great Market Hall. We will show you this amazing and vibrant market, and if you want you can taste a few Hungarian delicacies.If you decide to try our famous pálinka too, you might sleep through the rest of the tour smiley
  • Then we go on towards the Gellért Spa. Before reaching this amazing masterpiece of art, you will be able to admire the third oldest bridge of Budapest, once named after Franz Joseph, now called Liberty Bridge. 
  • We stop at Gellért Spa to see the pretty foyer and the art nouveau artwork.
  • Next, we drive up to the Citadel and show you the most spectacular view of Budapest. The cruise tours usually don't go there! 
  • We will also stop in the Castle District so you can get a good feeling for this special part of Budapest, once the heart of the Hungarian Kingdom. Colourful buildings, walls that have seen uprisings and world wars: a real time travel!
    Of course we want you to enjoy the view from the Fisherman's Bastion! 
  • Next, we drive across the Margareth Bridge to Pest, continue on to the Parliament, which is the third largest Parliament of the world.
    If our prime minister is available, you can have a coffee with him (and use words of praise or criticism-up to your political attitudeswink) . 
  • We will also show you Liberty square and a neighborhood that proves Budapest deserves to be called "the Paris of the East."
  • We then take the  Andrássy Avenue towards the City Park, pass by the Opera House, the House of Terror, and several stores Hungarians cannot afford. Would you like to see a station of the world's second oldest subway line?  
  • Next, you will see the City Park, and Széchenyi bath - Europe's largest thermal spa - , the Budapest Zoo and the Amusement Park. 
    You will be able to get out of the car and do a short walk in the beautiful park and take a look at the Széchenyi spa.
  • At the end, we take you back to your hotel or to any other place in the downtow. This is when we all cry and say good bye!
    (We will do our best so you will cry and won't feel happy about getting rid of ussmiley)

"We chose the panaramic car tour and having the glass-roof really did make a difference."  (As reviewed by a Tripadvisor member)
"We were in Hungary for 10 days and booked a private panoramic car driving tour to get an overall view of the city sights and the Traditional Hungarian family lunch on our first full day. This was a perfect way to start our time in Budapest!" (As reviewed by a Tripadvisor member)

RESERVATION: contact@mypersonalbudapest.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Prices: 

  • eur 240/car
  • the tour with the same itinerary is also possible to do with a regular modern car (up to 3 guests) or with a minivan (4 or more guests). 
    Price of the tour with a regular car: eur 120/car

♦ Traditional Hungarian lunch/dinner with locals in their home

Summary

Treat your curiosity and interest for the real Hungary and Budapest on our private home lunch/dinner program.
Get a true taste of typical Hungarian food! The home lunch program introduces Hungarian cuisine and turns it into a real personal travel experience. 
For lunch we will serve you a complete Hungarian meal, along with some good Hungarian wine!

Duration: 2.5 hours including private transportation
Pick up: at centrally located hotels/railway stations/guesthouses

What you'll do:

  • Enjoy a Hungarian home lunch together with locals
  • Visit a Hungarian home
  • Get an in-depth insight into the real Hungary behind the scenes
  • Immerse into the flavours regular locals enjoy

RESERVATION: contact@mypersonalbudapest.com

Itinerary

At the start you will be picked up at your hotel and driven to a local home with a comfortable car/minivan. Your hosts are relatives (parents) or friends of your guide.
The drive takes between 20-40 minutes, depending on traffic.
Your guide will provide informative and interesting commentary on Budapest and Hungary along the way.

Upon arrival you will be greeted by your host with traditional Hungarian pálinka! (not compulsory to try, just recommended:)) 
Your hearty lunch includes soup, main course and dessert. Drinks, Hungarian wine and mineral water will also be served.

Our soups: Hungarian goulash soup, Hungarian bean soup with smoked ham, Potato soup with cream and smoked ham, Chicken soup, Ragout soup flavoured with tarragon, Hungarian fish soup, Hungarian bean-goulash soup, Mushroom soup, Green pea soup
Our main courses: Hungarian stuffed cabbage/Hungarian chicken Paprikas/Hungarian goulash stew/Pork medaillons Hungarian style served with "lecso" (onion, tomato, paprika ), Lecsó/ Hungarian sirloin steak with fried onions / Hungarian vadas/
Desserts: pancakes/cottage cheese dumplings/somlói sponge cake/creamy pastry/Hungarian strudel/Zserbó/chestnut cake/Apple pie/Hungarian seasonal cakes

This program is a great opportunity for you to look behind the scenes of Hungary. 

Vegetarian dishes and special meals are available on request.

"Lunch at Mom and Pop's house was the highlight. AMAZING! They were so nice too.. we wanted them to adopt us. They really made us feel at home. I feel lucky to have had such a unique experience. I will no doubt recommend this tour to anyone who visits Budapest."
(As reviewed by a Tripadvisor member)

"Lunch with his parents is a true highlight. They are warm, sincere, and genuine. It is a personal and unique experience."
(As reviewed by a Tripadvisor member)
*rated by the Tripadvisor community

RESERVATION: contact@mypersonalbudapest.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Prices:

  • party of 2: eur 59/person
  • party of 3: eur 46/person
  • party of 4: eur 42/person
  • if you are more than 4 people, please request a price at contact@mypersonalbudapest.com

Price includes: pick up and drop off at centrally located hotels/ports, private guide, private transportation, lunch/dinner with alcohol and beverages

♦ Private Danube cruise

Summary

If I had money enough, I would buy this boat and sail the waves of the Danube in Budapest every single day.
Let Budapest mesmerize you while cruising right through the heart of this pulsating metropolis.
Enjoy a one-hour private boat trip (production year 2015) on the River Danube in Budapest with a glass of Dry Martini

Duration: 1 hour or longer if requested
Meeting point: at the pier near Elisabeth bridge, or upon request at centrally located hotels/railway stations/guesthouses
Theme: Highlights of Budapest from an amazing perspective: from the Danube

What you'll do:

  • Get acquainted with the most famous sights along the Danube
  • Lean back, relax and let the stunning panorama fascinate you!
  • Take amazing photos 
  • Enjoy refreshing drinks from the bar onboard, a glass of Dry Martini or a glass of wine/prosecco is gratis

RESERVATION: contact@mypersonalbudapest.com

Upon getting on board you will marvel at the sights of the city such as Buda Castle, the Parliament, Margaret Island, the Castle Bazaar, all the bridges spanning the river Dabnube, the Gellért Hotel, Gellért Spa, the Citadel and more..., viewed from the river, all that with simultaneous music, enticing light effects, and, of course, drinks at the bar.
Seeing Budapest from the river is going to be a lifetime experience and memory for you! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 



 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 



 

 

 

 

 


 


Reservation

Please send your inquiry to contact@mypersonalbudapest.com
Phone: + 36-70-428-8848
Web: mypersonalbudapest.com

♦ Trabant tour - Highlights of Budapest seen from a historical car, the symbol of old communist Hungary

Summary

Have you ever sat in the most common car of the communist period? You will explore  the beautiful sights of Budapest in this typical quirky communist car.
Riding in the Trabants through Budapest is a much different and fun way to see the city.
The tour contains 4 or 5 stops to ensure that there is walking part of the tour too.

Duration: 3 hours
Pick up: at centrally located hotels/railway stations/guesthouses
Theme: Highlights of Budapest, history of Hungary

What you'll do:

  • Get acquainted with the most famous sights of Budapest
  • Learn about the interesting and stormy history of the magyars and of Budapest
  • travel in the most common car of Hungary during the 60's on through the 80's
  • Enjoy the attention you'll get from the people on the streets (because of the car)
  • Receive tips for your stay in Budapest

RESERVATION: contact@mypersonalbudapest.com

Itinerary

This next route is an example, we can tailorize it to avoid overlaps with any other tour you take in Budapest. 
We do minimum 5 stops on a tour.

  • We will start the tour from your hotel, and will head to the Great Market Hall. We will show you this amazing and vibrant market, and if you want you can taste a few Hungarian delicacies.If you decide to try our famous pálinka too, you might sleep through the rest of the tour smiley
  • Then we go on towards the Gellért Spa. Before reaching this amazing masterpiece of art, you will be able to admire the third oldest bridge of Budapest, once named after Franz Joseph, now called Liberty Bridge. 
  • We stop at Gellért Spa to see the pretty foyer and the art nouveau artwork.
  • Next, we drive up to the Citadel and show you the most spectacular view of Budapest. The cruise tours usually don't go there! 
  • We will also stop in the Castle District so you can get a good feeling for this special part of Budapest, once the heart of the Hungarian Kingdom. Colourful buildings, walls that have seen uprisings and world wars: a real time travel!
    Of course we want you to enjoy the view from the Fisherman's Bastion! 
  • Next, we drive across the Margareth Bridge to Pest, continue on to the Parliament, which is the third largest Parliament of the world.
    If our prime minister is available, you can have a coffee with him (and use words of praise or criticism-up to your political attitudeswink) . 
  • We will also show you Liberty square and a neighborhood that proves Budapest deserves to be called "the Paris of the East."
  • We then take the  Andrássy Avenue towards the City Park, pass by the Opera House, the House of Terror, and several stores Hungarians cannot afford. Would you like to see a station of the world's second oldest subway line?  
  • Next, you will see the City Park, and Széchenyi bath - Europe's largest thermal spa - , the Budapest Zoo and the Amusement Park. 
    You will be able to get out of the car and do a short walk in the beautiful park and take a look at the Széchenyi spa.
  • At the end, we take you back to your hotel or to any other place in the downtow. This is when we all cry and say good bye!
    (We will do our best so you will cry and won't feel happy about getting rid of ussmiley)

"We spent a fascinating 3 + hours with Andras our guide and Pietre our driver (sorry but not sure of the spelling) driving around Budapest's main tourist locations in this iconic relic of the Communist era. This is a brilliant way to discover Budapest in the 21century, explore the history of this city, it's culture and present day life for its inhabitants.(As reviewed by a Tripadvisor member)

RESERVATION: contact@mypersonalbudapest.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Price for 2 or 3: eur 120 total. You can inquire about availability and prices (if you are a solo traveler or have more than 3 people in your group) at contact@mypersonalbudapest.com.
In case of booking multiple tours please request a package price.

 

♦ Places left out of guidebooks - Hidden treasures of Budapest

Summary

Are you sure that you are going to remember more of the most famous sights? Or much more of the places, which only a few people can see? 
This tour will bring urban rarities closer to you. Rarities which are known only by a few locals.

Duration: 3 hours
Pick up: at centrally located hotels/railway stations/guesthouses
Theme: Places of history/interest off the beaten track

What you'll do:

  • Leave the busy streets and explore Budapest away from the usual tourist trail 
  • Explore Budapest a few layers deeper than the average tourist
  • Hear stories the average tourist don't hear 
  • Take photos to make the average tourist envious wink
  • Receive tips for your stay in Budapest


"...fascinating tour of the most wonderful city" (As reviewed by a Tripadvisor member)

RESERVATION: contact@mypersonalbudapest.com

Sights covered on this tour

  • a secret roofterrace with stunning panorama of Budapest
  • a cafe with typical interior of the communist era
  • a hidden passage in the middle of the city…
  • a lesser known cafe where Hungary's most famous writers spent most of their time in the early 1900's
  • another and small cafe with beautiful art nouveau furniture….
  • a beautiful little garden in the heart of the downtown…
  • a hidden ball room with incredibly beautiful frescos…
  • a walk through the jewish district
  • remains of the former jewish ghetto wall...
  • an unusual building

Visit the treasures that have probably been left out of guidebooks and make sure you see more than what the standard city tours cover!

RESERVATION: contact@mypersonalbudapest.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 


Price for 2 people: eur 100 total. You can inquire about availability and prices (if you are a solo traveler or have more than 2 people in your group) at contact@mypersonalbudapest.com. In case of booking multiple tours please request a package price.
 

♦ Visit Szentendre, one of the most charming and artsy towns of Hungary-just 30 mins from Budapest! 

Summary

Szentendre is a famous and picturesque town just outside of Budapest. Known as the town of arts it is a small baroque city at the gate of the Danube Bend in a beautiful natural environment. 
This tour will introduce this unique little town and its artistic life to you.

Duration: 3-4 hours
Pick up: at centrally located hotels/railway stations/guesthouses
Theme: Histor and sights of the town of arts of Hungary

What you'll do:

  • Walk along the charming narrow streets and alleyways

  • Enjoy the pretty Danube promenade with its cafes

  • See something beautiful just outside of Budapest 

  • Have the possibility of adding one or two optional activities - see below

  • Receive tips for your stay in Budapest

RESERVATION: contact@mypersonalbudapest.com

Itinerary

At the start you will be picked up at your hotel and driven to Szentendre with a comfortable car/minivan. The drive usually takes 30 minutes.
Your guide will provide informative and interesting commentary on Budapest, Szentendre and Hungary along the way.

Upon arrival you will start to explore this charming town: Cobbled squares, colorful baroque houses, narrow streets, graceful churches, nice cafes and quality souvenir/art shops. Szentendre means home and inspiration for many well known Hungarian artists.
After the walk through the charming and quiet streets of the downtown you will have the option to visit one of the interesting museums presenting local art: picture galleries, the famous Margit Kovács Ceramics Collection, or the unique Szamos Marzipan Museum and Workshop.

Price for 2 people: eur 125 total.
You can inquire about availability and prices (if you are a solo traveler or have more than 2 people in your group) at contact@mypersonalbudapest.com. 
In case of booking multiple tours please request a package price.


Optional activities that can be added to a Szentendre tour:
- A knowledgeable ceramic artist will host you in her art studio, and let you see how fine hungarian ceramics are created! You can also try your hand and create your own ceramic. The program is designed for those who enjoy experiencing real artwork and desire something more authentic than just visiting an art shop.
"
We went to a ceramic workshop in Szentendre and met with some very friendly people (Gabriella and Laszlo), who were patient enough to teach us the basics of pottery making; my husband and I both had the opportunity to try a ceramic piece of art each. It was such a sensual and technical experience! We had so much fun trying to do our ceramic piece! "
(As reviewed by a Tripadvisor member)

Cost: eur 20/person

- Strawberry wine tasting near Szentendre: we will stop at a beautifully restored old mansion with an amazing garden. The owner will serve the famous product of the region: strawberry wine. The tasting contains 3 different varieties of the strawberry wine. On top you will also have the chance to enjoy a local dessert prepared by your host: chestnut cordials dipped in Portorico rum covered with premium chocolate.

"But highlight of the trip for us was the visit to the restored mansion and garden where we sampled strawberry wines which were not only award winning, but simply delicious. The hospitality of the owner and his family were top notch, and the home made Chestnut Cordials were to die for. "
(As reviewed by a Tripadvisor member)
Extra 1.5 hours.
Cost: eur 20/person

RESERVATION: contact@mypersonalbudapest.com