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Buda Castle (Budai Vár) Tours and Activities

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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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Night-Time Dark History and Vampire Walking Tour in Buda Castle District

Night-Time Dark History and Vampire Walking Tour in Buda Castle District

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Spend 2-hours exploring the exterior of the Buda castle district by night and listen to gruesome historical facts and the bloody side of the Hungarian history in the XV-XVII century, and learn the myths of Vlad Dracula and Elizabeth Báthory, once your Storyteller will reveal the despicable actions of these two mad figures, all along with vampire stories of the 19° century. Note that Mysterium Tours does NOT craft typical guided tours for tourists, these are immersive storytelling experiences about legends, histories and tales not always associated with the building we stand in front of.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$23.95
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US$23.95
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Budapest Evening Sightseeing Cruise

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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$10.78
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Budapest Private Luxury Sightseeing Tour

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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$251.50
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$22.86
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Budapest Castle District Walk with Matthias Church Entry

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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$47.59
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Budapest: Night Cruise with Welcome Drink & Parliament View

Budapest: Night Cruise with Welcome Drink & Parliament View

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Budapest dazzles at night, so get a romantic new perspective on the Hungarian capital with this popular evening cruise. Glide down the Danube River past illuminated landmarks like the impressive Parliament Building, sparkling bridges, lively Pest promenade, and Buda Castle. Kick off the festive, hour-long voyage with a welcome drink of sparkling wine, and learn about passing sights through recorded English commentary.
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  • 55 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$17.96
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Budapest Romantic Private Tuk Tuk Tour

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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$79.74
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Dinner & Cruise on the Danube in Budapest

Dinner & Cruise on the Danube in Budapest

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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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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$31.74
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Budapest Hungarian Parliament Visit and City Sightseeing Tour

Budapest Hungarian Parliament Visit and City Sightseeing Tour

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See inside the Hungarian Parliament and check out Budapest’s highlights on this city tour. Enjoy skip-the-line entry to the neo-Gothic Parliament and admire its chambers and crown jewels — the medieval ‘Holy Crown’ once worn by Hungary’s monarchs. Then, tour the best of Budapest, seeing the Margaret Bridge, Buda Castle district, St. Stephen’s Basilica, and more as you uncover the city’s history. Includes air-conditioned transport, Parliament admission, hotel pickup, and choice of morning or afternoon departure.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$57.49
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$47.59
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Virtual Reality Walking Tour

Virtual Reality Walking Tour

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Thanks to modern technology, history is closer than ever! This programme is not just a sightseeing tour it’s a time travelling journey. Don’t read about history! Relive it! Our programme is an audioguided Virtual Reality walking tour in the Buda Castle area, where you get the crucial insights of Budapest’s history. We will not only talk about the times and events that shaped the city, we will also show them! Using 7 scenes at 6 „must see” locations, where we enter vitrual reality to relive theese significant moments. From building the castle in the middle ages to the intense battles and destruction of WW2 and the Hungarian revolution in 1956. What to expect? A truly unique programme at one of the worlds most stunning locations! Prepare yourself for a mind-bending 360 / 3D virtual reality experience, packed with action and amazing visuals!
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Budapest Castle District: A private journey to medieval Hungary

Budapest Castle District: A private journey to medieval Hungary

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$91.13
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2.5-Hour Budapest Highlights Guided Segway Tour

2.5-Hour Budapest Highlights 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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$70.66
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101 things you have to see in Budapest - Full Day Private Tour

101 things you have to see in Budapest - Full Day Private Tour

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Discover the highlights and hidden gems of Budapest on a full-day private sightseeing tour.  Meet your guide at your hotel and set out to visit the city’s top landmarks, attractions, and beyond. The comprehensive itinerary can be customized based on the places and things that interest you. Taste typical Hungarian culinary delights at a street food stand, 19th century confectionery, and more. Leave with bespoke suggestions for the rest of your vacation.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$195.27
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Candlelit Dinner Cruise by Legenda City Cruises, Budapest

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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$86.73
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$12.57
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Danube Cruise in Budapest

Danube Cruise in Budapest

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Take in the beautiful Budapest panorama on a sightseeing cruise along the Danube River. Snap photos of the Chain Bridge, Gellért Hill and more as you experience why this city’s landscape was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Multiple upgrade choices include options for a buffet lunch with traditional Hungarian dishes, an onboard winetasting session, and onboard winetasting session with round-trip transfers.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$9.22
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Budapest Private Tuk Tuk Half-Day Tour

Budapest Private Tuk Tuk Half-Day Tour

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Add a fun twist to your sightseeing tour in Budapest and see the sights aboard a motorized tuk-tuk. Glide around the Buda Castle District; hop off to take photos of Heroes’ Square, Matthias Church, and the Garden of Philosophy; and see the Chain Bridge, St. Stephen's Basilica, and the Hungarian Parliament building.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$144.83
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Grand Segway Tour of Budapest - Private Tour with Coffee Stop

Grand Segway Tour of Budapest - Private Tour with Coffee Stop

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Explore the beautiful city of Budapest on a private Segway tour. Discover the city’s main highlights such as Fisherman’s Bastion, the Parliament, the Opera House, St. Stephen’s Basilica and more as you cruise through the streets with ease. Stop along the way for photo opportunities and learn about each location from your informative guide during this 3-hour tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$89.82
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Buda Hills 2-Hour Segway Live-Guided Tour

Buda Hills 2-Hour Segway Live-Guided Tour

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Discover Budapest’s best-known attractions all in one tour, and speed around the city with ease, when you explore via Segway. Meet your guide at a time that works best for you—this private tour can be tailored to fit your schedule—and get acquainted with your Segway. Once you feel comfortable, set off and explore. You’ll discover the UNESCO-listed Banks of the Danube, will admire highlights of the Budapest Castle District, will see the Hungarian Parliament Building, will glide past St. Stephen’s Basilica, and much more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Budapest Sightseeing Danube River Cruise ticket24h unlimited use 55min per round

Budapest Sightseeing Danube River Cruise ticket24h unlimited use 55min per round

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See Budapest from the water aboard a hop-on hop-off boat tour, which includes unlimited use for 24 hours. Your cruise departs from downtown and glides past significant landmarks along the Danube River, such as Margaret Island and the Castle District. Stay on the boat for the entire route or hop on and off at several stops to explore Budapest at your own pace.
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  • 55 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$14.37
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Grand Royal Segway Tour - 2 Hrs

Grand Royal Segway Tour - 2 Hrs

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All the main Budapest sights without any rush and getting exhausted afterwards? Only by Segway! This 2 hour tour provides you with all the top destinations of Budapest. Starting from Pest downtown we will take you to all the main heritage sites of this part of the city. As a highlight of this trip you will visit world famous Buda castle with its surroundings like Sandor Palace which is the residence of Hungarian president, newly rebuild Mathias Church and Fishermen Bastion. This Segway tour gets you deep into historical and cultural aspects of Hungarian life. Best choice for those who wont let any detail to slip!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$65.09
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Panoramic Evening Cruise with the City Lights of Budapest

Panoramic Evening Cruise with the City Lights of Budapest

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Lovely one-hour-long evening cruise in the heart of Budapest. -Free WiFi -English audio -Host or hostess -Friendly staff -Regulary sanitized ship -Air conditioned areas -Open air terrace
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  • 55 minutes to 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$8.62
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Combined Hop-on Hop-off Tour Including River Cruise and Walking Tour

Combined Hop-on Hop-off Tour Including River Cruise and Walking Tour

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Explore Budapest three different ways with a convenient combo package featuring a hop-on hop-off bus tour with 19 stops that lets you visit the city’s major attractions at your own pace. Get a different perspective on Castle Hill, Margaret Island, and other riverside landmarks on a boat cruise, and then get even closer to Budapest’s heritage and history by foot on a guided walking tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$38.32
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Buda Castle (Budai Vár) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Buda Castle (Budai Vár) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Buda Castle (Budai Vár) costs USD 3.59. Guided Buda Castle (Budai Vár) tours start around USD 3.59 per person.
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