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.