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Video call with a local to plan your perfect trip or to ask for local tips, essential info and insider secrets!

City Unscripted Zoom with a local
City Unscripted Zoom with a local
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City Unscripted Zoom with a local

Chat to one of our locals via zoom and get answers to all your questions plus personalized recommendations on things to do, places to go, best local eats and logistics to make your trip a breeze.

How does it work?

  • Tell us about you

    After booking, answer our short questionnaire so we can choose the right host for your video call

  • Chat to your host

    Got questions? Ask away, and get insider tips based on your interests, travel style and what you want to see and do

  • Get your customised plan

    Get a summary of your conversation from your host, including a list of their recommendations and helpful links

City Unscripted Zoom with local

We don’t do deals with restaurants, shops or attractions so you’ll always get unbiased recommendations from our hosts!

Top private tours
in Budapest

Half day in Budapest with a local
Half day

Half day in Budapest with a local

Grand castles, bohemian neighborhoods and Jewish Quarter bakeries.

$99.80 per person

4 hours

Full day in Budapest with a local
Full day

Full day in Budapest with a local

Neo-renaissance mansions, ancient castles and kürtöskalàcs, a spiral shaped pastry.

$179.64 per person

8 hours

Experience Budapest’s ruin bars

Experience Budapest’s ruin bars

A bohemian district with quirky bars, pop ups and vinyl record shops

$87.94 per person

3 hours

Ultimate Budapest food experience
Food & Drink

Ultimate Budapest food experience

Colorful markets, impossibly light chocolate mousse cakes and goulash galore.

$117.64 per person

3 hours

Day trip to Szentendre, the artistic hub of Budapest
Day Trip

Day trip to Szentendre, the artistic hub of Budapest

A myriad of galleries, medieval churches and some marzipan (over)indulging.

$209.92 per person

6 hours

Kickstart your trip to Budapest
Introduction to the city

Kickstart your trip to Budapest

Impressive architecture, freshly baked Chimney cake and 101 questions.

$59.88 per person

2 hours

Experiences for all
types of travelers


for all types
of travelers

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Latest reviews from our guests

    Richard was flexible, informative, and entertaining as he lead eight of us on a 4 hour private tour. We had proposed an ambitious tour through the Jewish Quarters to City Park and back. However, as we approached City Park and began to flag, he adjusted our plan so that instead of walking back to the hotel we took the underground, which he had told use we should experience, back to city center and closer to our Hotel. Our party peppered Richard with questions and discussions about how Budapest compared to other cities, the origins of the Hungarian language and the Ottoman influences on Budapest. As a history teacher Richard kept the conversation going with interesting insights. We had a physicist amongst use who was ecstatic to hear that Edward Teller went to High School nearby and oohed and awed over the plague on the school listing other Noble laureate scientists who attended the school. Richard knew all the names and the history of the school and scientists. As usual with Viator, arranging the tour, communicating with Richard before hand to customize the tour and meeting up with and being dropped off at the hotel went smoothly and easily.

    September 2023

    Brian M

    We all enjoyed our tour and the food choices and the history behind the food and the culture of the country. He dad a positive energy we could all feel!

    September 2023

    Henry F

    Richard took us around town as though we were visiting family. He made the history, [people and life of Hungry and Budapest come alive. He was patient with all our questions and genuinely interested in what we wished to learn rather than follow a scripted tour- can see why it is city 'unscripted'. Richard- thank you! You were amazing. Our 13 and 15 year old loved this as well and were touched by your stories and history. We certainly got to feel and experience the heart beat of this amazing city. THANK YOU!

    September 2023

    Katherine B

    What a spectacular way to experience Budapest! Richard was so knowledgable and he was so patient with all our questions. He navigated the tour on what we were interested in and what we were asking questions about. He was interested n what we wanted to learn about the city rather than just giving us a spell. He chatted to us about life, history and behind the scenes peaks of this amazing country of Hungry and city of Budapest. he made it all come alive, its people and culture so we felt a part of it. It was like being shown around town by your older brothers best friend. THANK YOU RICHARD! We had truely an amazing day!

    September 2023

    Katherine B

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Travel planning consultation

Got questions about the city you’re visiting? Our local hosts have all the answers. City Unscripted will set your trip up for success with travel planning tips from our knowledgeable local insiders – the only travel consultants you’ll ever need.

With our simple travel planning service, you can chat with a like-minded local before you even board your flight! We’ll set up a video call or email conversation with a guide in the city you’re visiting, so you can get expert online travel advice to make your travel planning a breeze.

Save yourself the hours of researching online travel advice yourself. Whether you have questions about public transport, need advice on where to stay, or you simply want to arrive at your destination fully prepared with insider tips and tricks, our travel planning service will set you up.

What are you waiting for? Book a tour with City Unscripted and let’s get your travel planning started with top-notch online travel advice from the travel consultants who know it all – the locals!