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5 Popular Destinations in Hungary with GoWithGuide’s Private Tours


by GoWithGuide travel specialist:Peter S.

Last updated : Oct 07, 20226 min read

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Hungary is a country whose name resounds with history. The capital city of Budapest is known for its fabulous architecture and hot springs, and is also called the Heart of Europe.  Whether you are visiting the country for the historical monuments, the beautiful countryside, outdoor activities, or cultural delights, Hungary has plenty to offer. In this article we’ll introduce five of the best locations to visit in Hungary.

Remember there’s no better way to get to know a country than with the help of a local private guide. GoWithGuide has several experienced guides ready to show you the best of their homeland. Now let’s hit the road!


blog imageThe nation’s capital is an obvious priority. Here you will find breathtaking structures such as the massive Buda Castle, the elegant Matthias Church, the impressive Parliament Buildings, and the fantastic Fisherman’s Bastion. You can explore these sights on foot, or you can enjoy them from a distance with a relaxing river cruise down the Danube. The scenery is especially beautiful in the evening when the buildings are illuminated.

Another nickname for Budapest is the ‘Hot Spring Capital of the World’. The city has many natural hot springs, with both large-scale hot spring spas and smaller ones dedicated to personal beauty care. Furthermore, Budapest is known for its festivals, and if shopping is your fancy, there are some famous streets and market halls for that too.

The city is also home to an assortment of hole-in-the-wall bars and restaurants tucked among the medieval streets. Historic buildings, vintage shops, and museums such as the Palace of the Arts, the Museum of Terror, and even a pinball machine museum! Whatever your interest, Budapest is sure to have something for you.

Tihany on Lake Balaton

blog imageLake Balaton is Europe’s largest freshwater lake. It is surrounded by historic towns and vineyards, with ferries providing service across the expansive waters. The village of Tihany is said to be one of the top destinations in Hungary outside of Budapest. It is located on a small peninsula, and one of the main attractions is the 17th century Benedictine Abbey. Within this abbey the earliest records of the Hungarian language are preserved, and the entire peninsula is a popular tourist destination year round. 

The southwest section of the peninsula is a nature reserve where no vehicular traffic is permitted. There is a well-marked network of trails, so you can enjoy a peaceful stroll amidst the trees near the lakeshore, and if you visit in June you can enjoy the scent of lavender in the air.

For the ambitious, there is a cycle path circumnavigating the 197 kilometer shoreline of the lake. In addition to the many resort towns, there are also beautiful forests, particularly at the Balaton Uplands National Park.


blog imageThe city of Sopron is located just eight kilometers from the Austrian border. It is best known for its collection of historic buildings. The city suffered extensive damage during WWII, however many of the medieval and baroque buildings survived the devastation. Sopron currently has 240 protected buildings and 115 are officially listed as monuments. The Old Town, where most of the protected buildings are, is surrounded by a medieval wall that was built upon Roman ruins. 

Sopron is located not far from the foothills of the Alps where great hiking awaits. It is also one of Hungary’s major wine producing regions. As a bonus for those with a love for chocolate, the Harrer Chocolate Factory is located in the town, and yes, tasting tours are available.

Hortobagy National Park

blog imageThe eastern part of Hungary is where you’ll find Europe’s largest semi-natural grasslands as well as Hortobagy National Park. The park was established in 1973 to preserve the unique flora and fauna of the steppe. Here you may see herds of horses, cattle, oxen, and even water buffalo out grazing, and bird watchers can look for some of the 342 species of birds. An informative visitor center provides an up close look at some of the fauna, and there are hiking and biking trails for exploring the area.

Other attractions include the 9-arch bridge, the Herdsman Museum, and the National Herdsmen Competition which offers a glimpse into the traditional lives of Hungary's grassland cowboys. 

The grasslands are a place to see beautiful sunsets, and at night the sky becomes a glittering spectacle that is great for stargazing as the plains are far from city lights.

Baradla Cave and Aggtelek National Park

blog imageBordering Slovakia is the Aggtelek Karst Region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nearly 200 square kilometers (over 77 square miles) of the region is protected within the Aggtelek National Park. There are some 280 caves within the park, the most impressive being the Baradla Cave. This is the largest stalactite cave in Europe, stretching 25.5 kilometers (15.84 miles), with 8 kilometers being in Slovakia. The cave is famous for its incredible stalactites and stalagmites, as well as many other limestone cave formations. Another popular cave is the Peace Cave, which can be visited for its alleged therapeutic properties. 

Above ground, the park protects several species of wild animals such as the gray wolf, Eurasian lynx, red deer, and wild boar. Many birds can be observed in the park, including the eastern imperial eagle, saker falcon, and kingfisher. Cultural monuments including monasteries, churches, forts, and museums are also located within the park boundaries. 


Hungary is a country boasting varied beautiful landscapes. It is culturally and historically rich, with many spectacular monuments representing different periods in the country's multifarious past. Each region offers different travel delights; whether you are a history buff, a food and wine connoisseur, or a nature and outdoor enthusiast, Hungary has so much to see and do.

Hiring a private guide for your personalized tours is a great way to become intimately acquainted with the country. A private guide can bridge the gap to a better understanding of the local culture and history. GoWithGuide has friendly guides ready to give you an exclusive tour. Get in touch with one as you plan a fulfilling trip!

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Budapest Tour Guide - Tiberiu C.

Tiberiu C.


Szia! Hi! Hallo! Ceau! My name is Tiberiu(s), or Tibi for short, and I am an IT Service Manager who found his passion in tour guiding over 5 years ago. With late-afternoon and weekend availability (full time as of June), I am more than excited to take you on a mini-journey, including not only the main attractions of the city, but also the lesser-known ones including some tastings. I am also more than happy to adapt the tours to your needs and we may even go outside of the city, if you'd like to, since I own a car. I am also available for one or the other daytrip in or outside of Budapest, just let me know about 1-2 weeks in advance, so I can plan my schedule accordingly. Before booking though, please contact me online in advance, just to make sure. "In the end... we only regret the chances we didn't take" (Lewis Caroll) I want to make memories for people from all over the world! And most important of all, I like to give them an actual taste of our city. You just can't visit Hungary and not try some of our traditional foods (not for veggies or vegans though). Hope to meet you soon and "Viszlát", as we say in Hungarian!                                                                                                                                 

Budapest Tour Guide - George rashad S.

George rashad S.


Dear Visitors! I am happy to welcome You on my page! I am a historian and a licensed tour guide in Hungary. As a tour guide my main goal is to get the most of the dear visitor's time, during their visit in the most convenient way possible. That is why my tours are personalized with flexible departure times and routes. I'm fond of history and I am fascinated by the various cultures. I graduated as a historian. Being a tour guide, I found what I was looking for. It is a great feeling, when I can present the values of Hungary, share interesting stories and information to visitors who long to see and know more, while I also constantly expand my skills and get to know new people. For me, the real success is the joy and satisfaction of my guests. I work in the field of tourism for more than 10 years. My historic and cultural tours embrace the most beautiful and the most important attractions of Budapest, which treasure and revive the history of Hungary. The walking tours provide an exquisite opportunity to immerse you in the urban maelstrom, gain insight into people's everyday lives, try out the developed public transport network of Budapest, including Europe's second oldest tram. In case you would rather sit back and enjoy the sightseeing in comfort, you can choose one of my driving tours. I wish you wonderful time in Hungary! Best regards, George                                                                                                                                 

Budapest Tour Guide - Ágota B.

Ágota B.


Hello, Join me for a tour and look at sights through my eyes and explore with a local. I live in Budapest and have been working as a licenced local guide for about 10 years. I have a University educational background, I did my studies in Hungary and then worked as an intern in the United States for a year and a half. Hungary is a tiny little country but it has got several attractive cities, towns and natural wonders. Besides Budapest, I really like to work around Lake Balaton, in the Danube bend including Szentendre. I have had tourists almost from all over the world so far. Come with me and discover the secrets and beauties of Budapest during a four- hour sightseeing tour. Taking in all of the principal sights, my fascinating route takes you through the most famous and interesting parts of the city. In my spare time I like doing sports like cycling, skiing, hiking and I regulary take part in sailing compatitions. So if you are tired of walking and looking for challenges there is another option to explore the city by bike with the help of the public bike sharing system called Bubi.                                                                                                                                  

Zala Tour Guide - Viktor K.

Viktor K.


The two biggest problems in my life are, that I was born too soon to become a space-cowboy and too late to become a roman legionary soldier. Since Tour guiding was the closest profession to both of these above mentioned things, I became one. Although I finished the university as a communications expert and journalist in Hungary, it seems they did not prefer my honesty, so I didn't have too many prospects in that field. Without a clue of what to do next, I embarked on a journey to find some answers. I soon found my ambition in Tour-guiding and ended up working on a cruise ship, then as a freelancer tour-guide, and then as an adventure tour-guide in Norway. I've been working in the tourism industry since 2012 and ever since, it''was my dream to create an authentic company of my own and to show the beautiful things of my home country. My travels took me to more then 40+ countries. [And I still have both of my kidneys] Sadly during my journeys, I have discovered that out of 100 companies 99 are simply tourist traps, who scam their customers with some fake "experience". But I also saw, that the authentic and quality tour operators are the longest lasting companies with 20+ years. I aspire to become like that 1 in 100 companies. I believe in win-win situations. I'm a social guy. I like to be around people and to show them around. I like to have deep and honest conversations about things and I love to meet some truly amazing guests. There is nothing that you cannot talk about with me. I like this job so much, that I would even do this job for free, but since I cannot buy food with respect, love, or honesty, I do need something more tangible. Anyways…why are you wasting your time reading about me? Go book a tour and we will have all the time in the world to get to know each other and this beautiful Country.                                                                                                                                 

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