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.