- 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
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.
Frank our guide was so knowledgable and informative. A super tour and a real insight into Budapest's history and culture. The walk was not too long but not a stroll either. Well structured with a lovely coffee stop halfway. I thoroughly recommend the tour and came away charmed and enlightened by the experience.
Great guide with lots of knowledge about the history. Fun to walk around it felt like a short tour filled with information. She was interested and knowledgable.
Szolt was a fantastic tour guide. He met us at our apartment in the city and we took a bus to the Buda side of the city. Once up on Castle Hill, Szolt taught us the history and meaning of the things we were seeing. No longer were they just magnificent sites and buildings, he made them come alive with his knowledge and expertise of the city. It was a 3 hour walking tour, but that included the bus ride, a stop at a cafe for coffee and a sweet included in price. So not 3 hrs of constant walking. He took us into the Matthias Church which was amazing. We concluded the tour at the castle and my husband and I rode the Funicular down the hill and walked home across the Chain Bridge. A lovely day!!
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.
Very friendly and informative guide. Answered all of our questions and super helpful. Thanks very much!
Brigit was a delight and very helpful.
Susan M USA
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.
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.