Private guides and guided tours in Hungary
Private guides in Hungary
Hello, dear friends! I am Zoltan Horvath, and I had the pleasure of working in the tourism industry for the past 24 years. I am a professional private guide in Budapest, and more importantly, I have a special license. I offer a wide range of individual guided tours in Budapest and its surrounding areas. I have an individual approach towards each and every of my clients, and certainly my service is very flexible and highly personalized.
I was born and grew up in the tourism business, so I have travelled and learned a lot about guiding groups, since I was a child. I am a free lancer tourist guide, regularly escort groups or individual visitors in Hungary, guiding them in English or German. However, I usually travel with english speaking groups in almost the whole of Europe during 2-3 weeks, as a tour leader.
We offer for French speaking tourists a professional private guiding, full time assistance during their stay and comfortable limousine with private driver.
Currency: Forint (HUF)
Guide Licensing Information
COMMENTS ABOUT Hungary:
Hungary is a country located in central Europe that is bordered by Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria. The climate of Hungary is continental, with hot summers and somewhat chilly, snowy winters. Hungary is one of the world’s top thirty tourist destinations, welcoming more than ten million visitors annually who come to explore the capital city, Budapest, and to enjoy the natural beauty of the country’s Great Plains, lakes and caves.
Although Hungary is completely landlocked, within its borders it has its own “sea.” Lake Balaton is a fresh-water lake that is the largest lake in Central Europe and a very popular destination for Hungarians and international visitors who come to its luxurious waterside resort towns, Balatonfured, Siofok and Keszthely. The Balaton Sound Music Festival takes place at the Zamardi resort every summer. Visitors to Lake Balaton enjoy swimming, sailing and fishing during summer; ice fishing and ice sailing in winter. Bicycling is popular year round. The resorts are located on the plains side of the lake, while opposite is the mountainous wine country.
Hortobagy National Park is another special location for nature lovers in Hungary. It is part of the Hungarian Great Plains and the largest plains region in Europe. Many protected species of flora and fauna can be found within the boundaries of the park, and it is a beautiful place to explore. Another fascinating place to explore in Hungary are the Caves of the Aggtelek and Slovak karst, a system of 712 magnificent caves.
The most popular tourist destination in Hungary, however, is the capital city, Budapest. This city is a wonderland of fairy tale castles and astonishing architecture. The Buda Castle, for instance, is a splendid and massive structure built alongside the Danube River in a Baroque style. Within the castle are the Historical Museum and the National Art Gallery.
The Fisherman’s Bastion is a remarkable Gothic and Romanesque structure featuring amazing towers and an incredible view. St. Stephen’s Basilica is another notable historical landmark of the city and one of the two tallest buildings in Budapest. It’s bell weighs 9 tons and can be heard ringing all over the city.
Budapest is my home. I was born here and I have been living here forty years ago. I have been in many countries of three continents but I have never seen a more beautiful city. I love the Danube as it crosses Budapest or as it crosses the mountains in the Danube bend. My dream is to live on the river onboard. I'm a PhD in education. For me it is only a hobby to guide VIP tourists in Budapest's river. But I do love it.
My name is Julia, and I adore Hungary. I was born and raised in Budapest, I'm a real Budapester, so hopefully I can answer all your questions about my city. I'm a passionate and enthusiastic tour guide with fluent English and French and I will show you around my beautiful country that I hope you'll never forget. I've been guiding tours in Hungary for over 4 years.
Popular tours in Hungary
Culture and History tour in BudapestArt and Architecture Tour in Budapest 8-hour Private Walking Tour
140 per tourTour Duration
8 hour (Full day tour)
Walking tour in BudapestBudapest Private Walking Tour or Driving Tour
Car tour (up to 3 persons): 190 Euro, walking tour: 140 Euro. The price does not include entrance fees.Tour Duration
Private tour in SzentendreDanube Bend- Szentendre, Visegrad Private Driving Tour
160 euro. The price does not include entrance fees.Tour Duration
Private tour in BudapestDanube-Bend - Szentendre-Visegrad-Esztergom Private Driving Tour
Euro 190 per tour in a car. The price does not include entrance fees.Tour Duration
Walking tour in BudapestDowntown Private Walking TourTour Duration
Private tour in BudapestHighlights of Budapest Private Driving Tour
115 euro. The price does not include entrance fees.Tour Duration
Private tour in BudapestArt Tour (studio visit) / Back to the roots
Based on requestsTour Duration
half day / full day
Private tour in BudapestBudapest Sightseeing Tour
200-240 USD (dep. on the number of participants)Tour Duration
Private tour in EgerExcursion to Eger & Wine tasting / Tokaj
Eger-345-395 USD, Tokaj-370-410 USD for more than 6 people special rate appearsTour Duration
Eger 6-8 hours / Tokaj 7-9 hours
Walking tour in Budapest3hr walking tour in Buda Castle district
Walking tour in Budapest6hr comprehensive Budapest walking tour
Boating and Sailing tour in BudapestA day with a historical wooden race boat on the Danube
Boating and Sailing tour in BudapestBudapest Szentendre with a historical power boat
Boating and Sailing tour in BudapestBudapest with a historical power boat
Guide Licensing Information for Hungary
Private tour guides are required to carry a valid license when conducting tours in Hungary that present the national culture, history, heritage and landmarks of the country. At the same time, guides offering leisure tours such as "local nightlife", "shopping tours" and similar activities do not need a license.
In order to get a license, the solicitor has to be a citizen of Hungary or have a valid working permit. The process starts with courses provided by local learning centers, aimed at training future guides in various fields such as history, customs, culture, arts, geography and many others. After completing the learning process, the solicitor has to pass exams with the local tourist authorities in order to get the actual license.
A valid license has to be carried by the guide all the time when rendering their services. It comes in the form of a plastic badge issued by the Hungarian Trade Licensing Office, featuring all the personal and professional information of the person possessing it. The license grants the right to enter into any museum, historic or cultural sites for free and pass the lines, and in many places like these at least one licensed guide is required to conduct an actual tour.