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

Private Walking Tour: Budapest Castle District

Enjoy a 2-hour walking tour of Budapest’s UNESCO-listed Castle District, led by a private guide. Visit the jewel of the area, the Buda Castle, and see the lovely murals inside Matthias Church. You’ll learn all the fascinating local history from your guide as you wander the medieval streets and pathways. The tour will conclude at Fisherman’s Bastion, the neo-Gothic arcade that overlooks the Danube and Parliament and is prime for taking photos.


  • 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

Private Walking Tour: Budapest Castle District

Enjoy panoramic views from Budapest Fisherman's Bastion

Castle Hill is one of Budapest’s biggest attractions and a must-see while you’re there. The medieval buildings, Royal Palace and sweeping views of Pest and the Danube keep the mood festive here year round.

Your tour will begin with hotel pickup in Budapest, where your guide will take you to the public transportation stop (ticket included) to bring you to the Castle District for your 2-hour walking tour. Your guide will regale you with anecdotes, folklore and the rich history of Hungary’s capital city.

Then head to the Royal Palace, home to the Hungarian National Gallery and Budapest History museum. Examine the exterior of this grand structure while learning some additional facts about the castle from your guide. You’ll continue on through the streets of Castle Hill, passing landmarks slightly off the beaten path for an even deeper understanding of the district.

The next stop will be at Matthias Church, where you’ll tour the interior (entrance included) and the lovely murals on display. On days when the church is closed, you’ll take a tour of the building’s intricate exterior. With its colorful tiled roof and neo-Gothic architecture, the church is a beloved attraction in the Castle District.

Fisherman’s Bastion will be the last stop on your walking tour, an arcade built on the fortification wall that is a prime place for taking photos. Take in the magnificent views of Margaret Island, Pest and the Danube below. Your guide will share recommendations for continued sightseeing before departing back to central Budapest.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Brigit helped me get oriented to Budapest, was knowledgeable and articulate. I saw too much to relate here, but this is a wonderful way to start your visit to Budapest.

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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