Budapest, Hungary

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Overview

Dive deep into the history of Budapest’s Buda Castle district on this 3-hour walking tour. Explore this UNESCO-listed cobbled hillside, uncovering its medieval, Ottoman, Habsburg, and World War II history as you see landmarks, baroque architecture, and hidden gardens, courts, and statues. Admire the Royal Palace, St. Matthias Church, and Danube-side Várkert Bazaar, and absorb the city views from the Fisherman’s Bastion. A coffee or another drink, plus entrance to St. Matthias included.
  • 3-hour walking tour of Budapest’s UNESCO-listed Buda Castle quarter
  • Learn about Buda's history, from the 1200s to the Ottoman, Habsburg and WWII era
  • See top landmarks including the Royal Palace (Buda Castle) and Várkert Bazaar
  • Tour St. Matthias Church, and discover gardens, courtyards, and historic Jewish sites
  • Admire the city panoramas from the Fisherman’s Bastion
  • Upgrade to a small-group tour with a maximum of six or a private tour
  • Coffee or drink, plus entrance fee to Matthias Church included
Book your preferred tour option and meet your guide near the Royal Palace (Buda Castle). Then, explore this charming cobbled district, first settled in the 1200s and home to Hungary’s royal court from the 1300s.

See medieval ruins and baroque and Gothic buildings, and admire the National Széchényi Library and Royal Palace as you chart the golden age following the court’s arrival.

Hear about the Ottoman and Habsburg eras, and how Buda attracted a melting pot of nationalities, including a significant Jewish population. View the old street and synagogue site that were hubs of the Jewish community, and see hidden gardens, courtyards, palaces, and statues that speak of Buda’s past yet are often missed by visitors.

Stroll around the restored neo-Renaissance Várkert Bazaar by the Danube, and absorb the stellar city and river panoramas from the Fisherman’s Bastion and other viewpoints.

Break for a coffee, and view the interior and multi-colored tiled roof of Matthias Church, the coronation site of many Hungarian kings. Visit a WWII bunker and hear about the Siege of Budapest, when Russian and German forces fought in the streets here in 1945, causing huge devastation.

After three hours, your tour finishes in central Buda.

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, Feb 2018

Castelo de Buda tive um pequeno problema que na hora da compra não tinha informação falando qual era horário do passeio,chegando no exterior ligamos não conseguimos falar com ninguém na segunda tentativa pedimos para hotel entrar em contato também não conseguimos contato,fomos conseguir na terceira tentativa falar com alguém que soubesse essa informação do horário.


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