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Travel Like a Celebrity - Luxury Tours In Budapest


by GoWithGuide travel specialist:Peter S.

Last updated : May 15, 20248 min read

Things To Do

Budapest goes by many nicknames, including the Heart of Europe, the Pearl of the Danube, and Paris of the East. Some of the city's most famous landmarks include the massive complex of Buda Castle set upon Castle Hill, the imposing neo-Gothic facade of the Parliament buildings, and the unrivaled beauty of Matthias Church. The travel industry in Budapest caters to all pocketbooks, so if you're in town and looking to see the city like a celebrity, we have some great suggestions for you.


This is an opportune time to hire the services of an experienced local guide. Going with a private guide will assure you that the tour is going to be all for you or your small private party. There’s no better way to enjoy the city!

Tour Budapest in Style


Getting around to all the famous landmarks on foot takes a lot of walking and hopping on and off public transport. So why not travel in an exclusive luxury vehicle with your private guide? Have the chauffeur take you to Buda Castle, the Szechenyi Baths, Central Market, St Stephen's Basilica, the State Opera house, and more. It's your tour. It's your time. Speak to your guide and customize your tour to suit your desires.


Plan your tour prior to your arrival, and you'll be able to secure tickets to places that require advance registration, such as St Stephen's Hall at Buda Castle. Or include a classical music concert at St Stephen's Basilica or a performance at the State Opera House in your itinerary. Your private luxury vehicle tour will ensure that you roll up in style at every stop.


You may also wish to hire out a limousine for making a grand entrance at the opera or at one of Budapest's many high class restaurants.

Dinner on the Danube


A cruise down the Danube River is a great way to see the magnificent facades of the city as they glide by. The Parliament Buildings are particularly impactful when viewed in the evening, with the buildings lit up and reflecting on the river.


There are various cruises available, including ones that include food and drink. Are you traveling with a special someone? Then how about a candlelight dinner cruise, savor a romantic meal with your partner while relishing in the illuminated city scenes as you leisurely drift by. For something even more extravagant, there are sumptuous three-course meal cruises that include operetta and a Hungarian folk show.

Pamper Yourself in a Spa


Budapest is known as the hot spring capital of the world, so a visit to the best known spa, Szechenyi Spa, is an essential part of the Budapest experience. The spa has three large outdoor pools, fifteen indoor pools, and amenities such as saunas, steam rooms, and massage services. Enjoy soaking in the warm, mineral-rich waters, surrounded by neo-baroque architecture. 


To take your visit up a notch, you can purchase a combo ticket that will allow you to visit the spa freely all day with a fast pass entry, your own private changing cabin, and the option to upgrade to receive a massage. The combo ticket also includes a palinka tasting tour as part of the package. Palinka is a fruit brandy and Hungary's national liqueur. The tasting tour is at the Palinka Museum in town. Remember, your ticket allows you to visit the spa all day, so you can always head back again later.


Other day spas are available with more of an emphasis on personal beauty care. If you really want to be pampered, Budapest has options for you with facials, massages, skin care, Thai spas, and more. There’s even the Thermal Beer Spa if you want to pull yourself a beer while relaxing.

Hungarian Cuisine, Wine, and Cheese Tours


Not far outside of Budapest is Etyak Province, famous for its vineyards. You can arrange for a privately guided tour of some of the local family-run wineries and sample their wares. A tour including a two-course meal is a great way to try some authentic and delicious Hungarian cuisine out in the countryside. If the food is just as important to you as the wine, then enjoy a culinary wine tour that includes Hungarian dishes along with the wine tasting. If wine and cheese is more your style, there are tours for that too. Touring with a private guide will make your time in the company of the locals cozier and more meaningful.


For brand name shopping, Budapest has two famous streets: Vaci utca and Andrassy Avenue. Both of these boast retail outlets with brand names such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Giorgio Armani, plus many more. You’ll find plenty of charming boutiques and designer stores, and there are also some interesting vintage shops that are worth checking out. You might find just the right souvenir for someone back home. 


Along Andrassy Avenue, you will also find the State Opera House, and down by Heroes Square at the outbound end of the street, there’s the Museum of Fine Arts and Palace of Art. At these places, you can take a bit of time to appreciate Hungarian art as a relaxing intermission to your shopping.

High-class Hotels


If you are looking to stay in style, then Budapest has a selection of worldwide, high class hotels available. However; you might also want to stay in a place that captures the atmosphere and ambiance of the city. The Corinthia Hotel is in a building that has been around since the late 1800s. With an art deco style and its own spa, Corinthia captures both a palatial impression and embodies the "spa capital of the World" sobriquet. Parisi Udvar Hotel Budapest, part of Hyatt, features an incredible late 19th century wooden interior. 


The Hilton Hotel is located in the Castle District of Castle Hill, with Matthias Church and the Fisherman’s Bastion nearby, so you can enjoy the evening views before retiring for the day. Matild Palace is a small but striking building with a clock tower, and the Buddha Bar Hotel is in a former palace and boasts a lavish interior with rooms fit for royalty.


There are a variety of ways to enjoy Budapest like a guest of honor. See the sights of the town with a luxury private guide. Take a culinary wine tour and taste the flavors of Hungarian food and domestic wines. Cruise down the Danube with a candlelit dinner or live entertainment. Enjoy special treatment at a health spa or shop in Budapest's high class shopping districts. Whatever your desires, Budapest has something to make you feel like a celebrity.


Nothing says VIP like having your own personal guide with you. GoWithGuide has some excellent, experienced guides waiting to show you around their town. 

Budapest Tour Guide - László S.

László S.


I have been working as a private tour guide in Budapest, Hungary. My passion is to welcome visitors and help them discover our city and country at their rythm, based on their interest and always tailored to the current possibilities (so taking into account weather, traffic, disruptions, mobility and everything else).                                                                                                                                  

Budapest Tour Guide - Claudia L.

Claudia L.


I am an official Budapest tour guide, with a very personable approach, and a deep love for this city! My life revolves around Budapest, which is my passion, my job, and my source of inspiration since 2008, when I moved here from Italy. I started tour guiding after many years of writing about Budapest, and about Hungary, as a journalist, which is my other carrier, and passion. I love sharing the city with my guests, putting together history, culture, hidden spots, and cool places that make Budapest unforgettable. My specialty is Art Nouveau architecture.                                                                                                                                 

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                                                                                                                                 

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