Lively Pest tour

What to expect?

On our Lively Pest tour we visit the most famous highlights of Pest side of the city. I help you discover many different faces of the city from elegant 19th-century palaces to strange but fun ruin pubs and so much more.


4 hours minivan or walking* tour


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


Highlights visited on the tour:

gellert_smallParliament and its area
gellert_smallAndrassy Avenue
gellert_smallCity Park – Vajdahunyad Castle, Szechenyi Spa
gellert_smallLiberty square
gellert_smallMillenium metro line
gellert_smallCovered Market
gellert_smallSt Stephen Basilica
gellert_smallOpera House
gellert_smallGreat Synagogue
gellert_smallHeroes’ Square

Is this the perfect tour for you?

YES, if you book two tours, one for Pest and the other for Buda.
YES, if you are interested only in the Pest side of the town.

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 our Pest tour we will see the Parliament area with 1956’s memorials, the Liberty Square surrounded by nice 19th century’s buildings.
Have you visited many Catholic churches? I am sure, you did! I think I can show you something interesting you might not have seen yet anywhere else but in St Stephen Basilica.
We will see the Great Synagogue with the Raul Wallenberg Memorial Garden (Holocaust Memorial: The Tree of Life). We walk/drive along the elegant Andrassy Avenue. Have you got any idea what there were around this area in the second half of the 19th century when these magnificent buildings were built? I will tell you about it as we will be walking to see the Opera House and to the Heroes’ Square.
In the City Park we will visit the Vajdahunyad castle which is a mixture of different architectural styles and a very charming, kind of fairy tale place.

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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