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Buda Castle (Budai Vár) Tours and Tickets

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Perched on a hilltop overlooking the Danube riverfront, the Buda Castle (Budai Vár), or Buda Royal Palace, is one of Budapest’s most photographed landmarks. The magnificent palace dates back to the 13th century, but has been destroyed and rebuilt multiple times throughout history, most recently in a neo-baroque style.

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Budapest Evening Sightseeing Cruise
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Budapest Evening Sightseeing Cruise

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Cruise the Danube River in the evening on a sightseeing cruise through Budapest. With a beverage in hand, take in the famous sights of Budapest along the banks of the river, deemed a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Budapest Danube River Sightseeing Night Cruise by Legenda City Cruises

Budapest Danube River Sightseeing Night Cruise by Legenda City Cruises

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View Budapest’s floodlit landmarks by boat on a Danube River evening cruise. Settle on the glass-enclosed vessel, and admire the cityscapes as you cruise by the UNESCO-listed riverbanks, glass in hand. Admire the Hungarian Parliament and Buda Castle district twinkling with lights, and sail under the illuminated Chain Bridge and other bridges. Your choice of Champagne, wine, beer, soda, or mineral water, Wi-Fi, and onboard film and commentary included.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Night-Time Dark History and Vampire Walking Tour in Buda Castle District
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Night-Time Dark History and Vampire Walking Tour in Buda Castle District

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See a different side of Budapest with this night tour around the Buda Castle District. As well as passing key landmarks—such as Buda Castle and Matthias Church, the tour reveals mysterious stories that you wouldn’t find in a guidebook. Highlights include tales of Vlad Dracula, the city’s dark history, and notorious characters from the 19th century.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Budapest Castle District Walk with Matthias Church Entry
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Budapest Castle District Walk with Matthias Church Entry

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Admire the beautiful Buda Castle District on a walking tour in Budapest. Follow a local guide around the cobblestone streets and hear stories of the city’s rich history. See UNESCO World Heritage sites like the Royal Palace, as well as the lesser-known landmarks such as Sandor Palace. Be sure to capture pictures with family and friends from the panoramic lookout of Fisherman’s Bastion before you head out.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Budapest: Dinner & Cruise on the Danube with Folklore Dance Show & Live Music

Budapest: Dinner & Cruise on the Danube with Folklore Dance Show & Live Music

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Experience the beautiful sights of Budapest on a cruise along the Danube River. See famous landmarks such as the Chain Bridge, which connects the eastern and western sides of the city, as well as Buda Castle. On board you can enjoy wine and Hungarian sparkling wine and a buffet-style dinner included on the cruise, based on the tour option selected. Live music sets the mood as you glide past the capital city’s stunning backdrop.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Evening Cruise on the Danube with Optional Drinks

Evening Cruise on the Danube with Optional Drinks

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Sip and sightsee along the Danube on this evening cruise in Budapest. Choose from multiple cruise options to suit your preferences and admire the stunning views of Buda Castle, the Parliament House, and the Citadel. Additional drinks are available for purchase on board as the evening continues along Budapest’s sparkling panorama.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Candlelit Dinner Cruise by Legenda City Cruises, Budapest
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Candlelit Dinner Cruise by Legenda City Cruises, Budapest

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Experience the romance of the Danube River by night on this candlelight dinner cruise. Cruise past the city's many beautiful illuminated sites as you dine on a 4-course dinner, passing by the Chain Bridge, the Elisabeth Bridge, and the Hungarian Parliament along the way. Local musicians are also on board to add zest to the experience by performing live Hungarian music.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Budapest All in One Walking Tour with Cafe Stop

Budapest All in One Walking Tour with Cafe Stop

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Stretch your legs and see the sights on this Budapest walking tour. Your local guide leads you to the jewels of the city, including UNESCO World Heritage sites like Heroes’ Square, where iconic statues of the Seven Chieftains of the Magyars sit, as well as the beautiful Buda Castle. Take a break with a delicious Hungarian dessert and a hot drink. This walking tour is limited to 10 people, keeping the experience intimate as you discover all that this incredible city has to offer.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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70 minutes Budapest Danube Sightseeing Cruise

70 minutes Budapest Danube Sightseeing Cruise

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Take in views of Budapest from sightseeing cruise on the Danube. Set sail and float past landmarks that include Buda Castle, Margaret Island, the Hungarian Parliament Building, and more, all while avoiding the crowds. Snap pictures from the boat’s open sightseeing terrace for panoramic views.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
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Guided Tour in Budapest Castle District

Guided Tour in Budapest Castle District

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A visit on foot to discover the famous district of the Buda castle. See the major places of interest from Matthias Church to the Royal Palace, and explore hidden gems on the Buda side whilst hearing stories of Hungarian history.
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  • 2 hours
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Budapest ️Highlights️ Live Guided Segway Tour

Budapest ️Highlights️ Live Guided Segway Tour

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Round up Budapest’s sights with ease and learn to ride a Segway personal transporter on a private city Segway tour. Choose a departure time to fit your schedule and cruise around Buda and Pest’s landmarks without the inconvenience of walking, catching buses, or jostling with others in a large tour group. Ideal for travelers seeking a quick and fun overview of the city, the tour includes training, equipment, and photos.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Budapest Private Luxury Sightseeing Tour
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Budapest Private Luxury Sightseeing Tour

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Budapest is full of UNESCO-listed monuments, architectural wonders, and lively markets, but visiting on a group tour means a fixed itinerary and less time to explore. Instead, maximize your time with a private tour by luxury vehicle and tick off attractions such as Buda Castle, Széchenyi Thermal Bath, St Stephen’s Basilica, and the Central Market. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 4 hours
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Essential Walking Tour

Essential Walking Tour

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Explore Budapest on a walking tour that highlights the history and landmarks of the Hungarian capital. Your guide shares commentary as you take in sites including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Buda Castle and Royal Gardens. You’ll also stop at St. Stephen's Basilica, Chain Bridge, Matthias Church, and Fisherman's Bastion on a tour that provides time for photos and conversation, and makes an ideal introduction to the city.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Buda Castle District Small-Group Walking Tour in Budapest
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Buda Castle District Small-Group Walking Tour in Budapest

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Explore the highlights of the UNESCO-listed Buda Castle District in Budapest on this small-group walking tour. With an historian guide, stroll around cobbled Castle Hill, Budapest’s oldest quarter, as you learn about its occupation by different nations and invaders down the centuries. Visit the Castle complex and Matthias Church; admire baroque and Gothic townhouses and churches; and enjoy panoramic views from the Fisherman’s Bastion. Morning and afternoon departures available, with entrance fees at own expense.
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  • 3 hours
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Budapest Romantic Private Tuk Tuk Tour
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Budapest Romantic Private Tuk Tuk Tour

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Cover more ground and zip around the sights in a motorized Tuk Tuk on this private 2-hour tour of Budapest. Admire the UNESCO-listed monuments of the Danube riverfront and the Buda Castle Quarter, cross over to Margaret island, and explore neighborhoods like the Tabán and Gellért Hill.
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  • 2 hours
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Virtual Reality Walking Tour

Virtual Reality Walking Tour

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This virtual reality walking tour is an immersive way to learn more about Budapest’s past. Cast aside the history books, and instead, put on a VR headset that displays important events from Budapest’s past in 360-degree 3D virtual reality. During the tour, learn about the construction of Buda Castle in the Middle Ages, the impact of World War II, and the events of the Hungarian Revolution.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 35 minutes
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Budapest Castle District: A private journey to medieval Hungary - Walking tour

Budapest Castle District: A private journey to medieval Hungary - Walking tour

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Dive head first into medieval Hungarian history on a private tour of the Castle District. Go beyond the general overview you find on most group tours and discover the secret history of the district. For 2.5-hours, enjoy the personal attention of a private guide and feel free to ask as many questions as you like. Round out your tour with a coffee and pastry at a traditional cafe.
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  • 3 hours
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3 course Dinner Cruise with Piano Battle Show

3 course Dinner Cruise with Piano Battle Show

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Enjoy a 3-hour cruise along the beautiful Danube River in Budapest, including a 3 or 6-course meal and on board entertainment. As you soak in the sights of the city’s panorama, experience the musical accompaniment of two duelling pianists. Sip a glass of complimentary Champagne and listen to the fun battle between the performers. Your 4-course meal will be served while you sit back and enjoy the show.
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  • 3 hours
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Budapest River Danube Sunset Cocktail Cruise

Budapest River Danube Sunset Cocktail Cruise

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There are plenty of bars to choose from in Budapest, but those with enviable sunset views often attract large crowds. Avoid the sunset rush, and enjoy a much more relaxed alternative—a River Danube sunset cruise with three cocktails included. As you toast the sun setting, you can tick off some sightseeing spots at the same time; the tour passes by Buda Castle, the Hungarian Parliament Building, and Gellert Hill.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
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Budapest Orientation Walking Tour

Budapest Orientation Walking Tour

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• A walking tour in the twin cities Pest and Buda. • You will visit the monumental Saint Stephen’s Basilica, then travel across the Danube river and visit the Castle of Buda with the Royal Palace, Matthias Church and Fishermen's Bastion from where you can enjoy a magic view of the whole city. • Learn about the rich Hungarian history from your local tour guide. • Get tips and advice about cultural programs and attractions the locals like and hear about current politics, economy, cuisine, every day life style .
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  • 3 hours
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Budapest: Buda Castle District Exploration Game

Budapest: Buda Castle District Exploration Game

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Learn about Budapest’s Ottoman history through this exploration game. Solve clues that take you all over the Buda side of the city, without the need for a guide, WiFi, or GPS. Explore the Castle District, a Turkish bath, and Islamic tomb, and more as you riddle out the answers to each puzzle and proceed to the next spot. Play at your own pace and in your own time.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
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Walk in Buda with Hospital in the Rock Underground Cave Visit

Walk in Buda with Hospital in the Rock Underground Cave Visit

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A walking tour to discover the famous Buda Castle District. Admire the main places of interest from the Matthias Church to the Royal Palace and also explore the underground history going down to the catacombs of the Hospital in the Rock.
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  • 3 hours
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Budapest Drink Cruise on the Danube

Budapest Drink Cruise on the Danube

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Many of Budapest’s highlights line the River Danube, making a cruise along its waters a must-do for visitors. With this cruise experience, combine the passing views with drinks saving you precious vacation time and making your sightseeing even more relaxing and memorable. Plus, booking ahead ensures your place on the boat on your preferred date: important if your time in Budapest is limited.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Historical Buda Castle Guided Segway Tour

Historical Buda Castle Guided Segway Tour

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Explore the Buda Castle district by Segway for a comprehensive look around this historical part of Budapest. Receive a short introduction to Segway operations from your guide, then get ready to roll to destinations such as Buda Castle, Matthias Church, and Vorosmarty Square. Cover more ground by Segway without the fatigue of walking up and down the hills of the picturesque capital of Hungary.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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