Budapest in a nutshell half day tour

What to expect?

On our Budapest in a nutshell tour I show you the must sees of Budapest giving an overview of our history, culture and present life. I also provide you with a lot of useful tips and suggestions about how to discover other parts of the city which we cannot include in this tour.


4 hours minivan or walking* tour


minivan tour up to 4 people: 260 EUR +  entrance fees
walking tour: 160 EUR + entrance fees + public transport cost
(for a group of more than 4 people please contact me for a quotation)

Highlights visited on the tour:

Castle Hill – Matthias Church and Fishermen’s Bastion
Andrassy Avenue
City Park
Gellert Hill – panoramic view
Opera House
Heroes Square

Is this the perfect tour for you?

YES, if you do not have time for two half day tours or a full day tour.
YES, if you have only one day in Budapest and want to get the most out of it.

My tours are always tailored to your needs and interest so do not hesitate to let me know your special request when you contact me.

Detailed description

On the tour we visit the must sees of both Buda and Pest. First we go up to Gellert Hill to enjoy the best panorama of Budapest, we visit historic Buda, Fishermen’s Bastion and Matthias Church. We visit the area of the Parliament, drive along Andrassy Avenue, see the Opera House. We stop at Heroes Square and drive around the City Park to see Vajdahunyad Castle and the Szechenyi Spa bath.

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    About me


    My name is Magdi Pelech. I am a licenced Budapest tour guide. Would you like to have a unique private tour experience? Do you feel like having a Budapest sightseeing tour with an entusiastic guide?

    “A friend and I visited Budapest in May of 2015 when we were there for a conference. We took a couple of extra days at the beginning to see Budapest, so looked for a tour guide and found Magdi. Her profile was intriguing and we booked a private tour with her. Magdi was sensational!! She picked us up at the hotel and we spent 8 hours each of the next 2 days seeing first the Buda side of the river and then the Pest side. Her personal experience growing up, being educated in and working in Budapest was shared with us as we visited so many, many sites. It was though she knew us and was so in tune with what we liked and wanted to see, we simply walked along with her and enjoyed her vast knowledge of the city, the country and it’s complex history. She has enormous energy, exudes a lively spirit and we learned while having fun. Magdi took us to local places and knew exactly where to go and what to do to see everything. We rode buses and trams and underground trams and the Metro. My friend and I both have rheumatoid arthritis and without saying anything to her she slowed our pace or picked it up and always made sure we were on firm footing while we walked. Anyone considering a trip to Budapest will get so much more out of the visit if they see Budapest with Magdi. You will never regret it and you will have wonderful memories. We’ve since done other tours, and no one can hold a candle to what Magdi offers, because she gives of herself. Budapest will always have a place in my heart because of her!!”

    Cathie H, Toronto, Canada

    “Magdi Pelech provided us with 2 Excellent tours in Budapest in June, 2014, The first in Buda and the second in Pest. She was very personable,,knowledgeable, passionate, patient and very interesting. I would recommend her strongly to those traveling to Hungary.”

    Robert Shapiro, Australia