5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

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

Best Private Walking Tour: Budapest Castle District

On this private walking tour in Budapest, discover the secrets and sights of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Castle District, home to spectacular Buda Castle. Discover the district’s many historic and hidden sights with your private guide as you wander the cobblestone streets and learn about local legends and folklore. See the outside of Buda Castle, tour inside Matthias Church, and end with sweeping views of Budapest and the Danube River from Fisherman’s Bastion atop Castle Hill.


  • Private walking tour of Budapest’s Castle District, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Explore medieval streets and hidden pathways while hearing Budapest’s folklore tales and legends
  • Visit Castle Hill's important historic sights and venture to secret locales most tourists miss
  • Enjoy jaw-dropping panoramic views of Budapest and the Danube River from Fisherman’s Bastion

What You Can Expect

Best Private Walking Tour: Budapest Castle District

Enjoy panoramic views from Budapest Fisherman's Bastion

Your guide will pick you up from your Budapest hotel and take you to the public transport station (ticket included) to head to the Castle District, where your 2-hour walking tour takes place. Wander the narrow, medieval cobblestone streets of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed district as your private guide unveils stories, tales and legends of Budapest’s history, culture and folklore.

Visit the Castle District's main sights while getting an in-depth overview of the historical events that have shaped the district over the centuries. You’ll learn how Castle Hill was built and discover its strategic and symbolic purposes as a defense against invasion.

Tour the exterior of Buda Castle (also called the Royal Palace and Royal Castle), and then wander the old cobblestone streets and alleys surrounding the spectacular structure. This is where you’ll explore lesser-known areas often overlooked by most visitors, giving you a more authentic experience of this wonderful part of Budapest.
You’ll then head to the center of the Castle District for a tour of Matthias Church (if it’s not open, you’ll tour the exterior). This is one of the most precious buildings in the Castle District.

Your tour culminates with a trip to nearby Fisherman’s Bastion, a fortification atop Castle Hill. From the lookout towers, soak up magnificent panoramic views of the city and the Danube River below.

From here, your guide will give you ideas, recommendations and directions to continue exploring Budapest on your own.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Very friendly and informative guide. Answered all of our questions and super helpful. Thanks very much!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Brigit was a delight and very helpful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Fantastic tour. Ana, our guide, was a treat and went out of her way to make sure we got as much as possible out of our tour.

4 star rating: Recommended May 2014

There is a lot to see in Budapest, and if you have limited time here as we did, we found this to be a very good walking tour to give us enough information without being overwhelming. Anita, our guide, also gave us some tips of things to see and places to eat afterwards which were much appreciated.

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