5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19 Reviews

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  • Location:Budapest, Hungary
  • Duration:2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Budapest Walking Tour: Buda Castle District Including Fisherman's Bastion

See Buda Castle and other great landmarks as you explore Castle Hill and the entire Castle District of Budapest on foot. On this interactive walking tour of the UNESO World Heritage-listed Buda Castle District, your personable guide will lead you to all the highlights, revealing facts about Hungarian history and culture along the way. You’ll have great photo opportunities at all the stops, including stunning views from Fisherman’s Bastion.


  • 2.5-hour walking tour of the Buda Castle District, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • View Buda Castle, also called Buda Royal Palace (Kiralyi Palota)
  • Walk over the cobblestone streets of Castle Hill (Varhegy)
  • See medieval squares and Matthias Church (Matays-templom)
  • Visit Fisherman's Bastion for amazing views of the Danube

What You Can Expect

Budapest Walking Tour: Buda Castle District Including Fisherman's Bastion

At the foot of the statue of St Stephen

Upon meeting your friendly local guide in central Budapest, get an overview of the Buda Castle District before embarking on a walking tour with your small group. Along the way, hear interesting facts and figures as your guide regales you with stories about the area throughout its fascinating history.

Climb the steps to Buda Castle – also known as Royal Palace (Kiralyi Palota) – and stroll through the old cobblestone streets and alleys of Castle Hill (Varhegy), passing the presidential palace and several squares, including Disz, Holy Trinity and Hess András Square.

Your guide will also lead your group to lesser-known landmarks such as Vienna Gate, the military museum and Lions Courtyard. Learn about the city’s medieval history as you view the Great Synagogue, Mary Magdalena Church and Matthias Church (Matyas-templom) – or Church of Our Lady.

At the end of your tour, see the seven towers and walk upon the viewing terrace of the Fisherman’s Bastion, which offers an extraordinary panorama of the Danube, Margaret Island and Gellert Hill. Afterward, head back to central Budapest with your guide or continue exploring the Castle District.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Fabulous afternoon with Anna! So glad I booked it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Highly recommended, great overview of Buda

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

We had a fabulous time on this tour. Really interesting and a nice pace so plenty of opportunity for photos. Would definitely recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

The tour we scheduled the guide did not show up. We were not happy but were able to reschedule to the next day. Actually it worked out great as the date we scheduled it was raining. Our guide Anita was excellent. She was one of the best guides we have had with Viator. The tour offered great information and was a good intro to Budapest. Excellent photo ops.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Our tour was fantastic. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. He took great care in showing us the sights explaining the interesting history behind all the amazing architecture. We would highly recommend this tour to everyone and we are completely satisfied. Our experience was wonderful. Our tour guides name was Gabriel (Hungarian version of Gabriel)

Keith C
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

This tour was very informative and interesting---our guide, Brigit, was excellent throughout. Her standard of English was outstanding, she was very friendly and always willing to answer any questions we had. She also ensured that our tour reached the Presidential palace at midday in order that we might witness the ceremonial changing of the guard. Certainly worth an hour or so of your time...

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Tamas was a great guide! What a fun tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

We liked our walking tour very much, thank you Anita!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Our tour guide was lovely, and her English was impeccable. She gave interesting historical anecdotes. The walking is very slow paced and there are no hills.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2013

Our tour guide Peter was excellent, knowledgeable, professional and had a great attitude. Though it was freezing cold, his attitude and warmth made the tour enjoyable. The city had a great history, is beautiful and clean. In all, a great place to visit!

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