First-time visitors will want to join our Introduction to Budapest tour with one of our Budapest private guides, which focuses on the Pest side of the river and gives a solid overview of the history and culture of this city. From St. Stephen's to Freedom Square, our Budapest guided tours help to orient visitors geographically and culturally. A great counterpoint to this is our Budapest Castle Tour, which focuses on the Castle District in Buda, chronicling the impact of the Hapsburg dynasty in the city while visiting highlights like Buda Castle and Fisherman's Bastion. We also offer a Communist Budapest Tour, which travels back in time to see how life changed under Communist rule in Hungary, visiting monuments and important locations to get a better understanding of how this era continues to reverberate today, as well as a Budapest Politics Tour, which takes a deep dive on Hungarian identity to get a better idea of how it has shaped contemporary politics. Our Budapest Architecture Tour explores Hungarian Art Nouveau, examining some of the most striking structures that went up as Budapest emerged as a cultural capital in the early 20th century. In addition to the history-focused Budapest private tours and Budapest small group tours mentioned above, guests have raved about our Jewish Quarter Budapest Tour, which visits the Great Synagogue and examines the particular role Hungarian Jews played within the greater diaspora, especially when capped by a Hungarian Jewish Food Tour and Traditional Meal—hosted by the wife of a Rabbi in their home.