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

Budapest Castle Walking Tour

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 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.

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Tour code: 2336BUDCASTLE


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