Walking tours, and sightseeing by Segway or bike in Budapest
Free walking tours are the first choice for individual travellers, couples or small groups. Several companies offer walking tours, and in some cases even preliminary booking is not required, you only have to show up at the right place and time. Triptobudapest.hu offers Original, Afternoon, Communism, Jewish District, Street and Urban Art, and Evening Walk tours. These tours are last 2.3 hours and are completely free, though a tip at the end is expected in case you are satisfied with the program. Yellow Zebra Tours organize popular bike and Segway tours across the city. Tours start daily, online booking is required. If you feel like you would like to do a Segway tour on your own, the agency also offers Segway rental for affordable prices. Segway tours last approximately 2-3 hours and cost around 65 Euros per person. Bike rental can bet as low as 3 Euros an hour. A social way to find a non-professional guide in Budapest is to join showaround.com and select one of the many volunteers there. Some guides are free, others charge between 7-15 Euros an hour.
Group tour guides in Budapest
Tour guiding in Europe is regulated by international law. Group travel guides need to pass qualification exams to be able to guide groups professionally. Therefor finding a local professional guide is not always easy and straightforward, especially during tourism peak times. EU countries regulate their own tourism industry separately, therefore guiding qualifications are only valid for one specific country. Groups can have bus attendants and travel organizers, but guiding is restricted to local professionals in the whole of EU. The reasons behind these strict rules are not particularly surprising, as it makes just sense that a tourist guide acquainted with the sites, culture and services of one particular country is not too likely to be able to offer the same level of quality service when guiding abroad. Our guides are all accredited professionals with university degrees, who speak their guiding language at a high level. When renting a bus we recommend to request a guide, as this will ensure that a qualified and experienced professional guide will lead the tour.
Specialist tour guides for thematic tours
Thematic tours with a specialised audience require professionals who are immersed into the particular field. Cultural packages tour visitors expect the guide to have a high level of knowledge about history, arts and architecture. Weekend break visitors on the other hand are more interested in great low-cost dining places and centers of Budapest nightlife. In specialty cases even more is needed than what a regular guide can offer: life guards for watersports or professional trainers for extreme sport facilities. With knowledge of the freelancer guiding community and multiple decades of experience in tourism we can find the right guide for your needs and guarantee that the tour will be exciting and enjoyable.
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