• Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Admire the beautiful Buda Castle District on a 2.5-hour walking tour in Budapest. You’ll 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 Vienna Gate. Be sure to capture pictures with family and friends from the panoramic lookout of Fisherman’s Bastion before you head out.

Highlights

  • 2.5-hour walking tour of the Buda Castle District, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • View Buda Castle, also called Buda Royal Palace (Kiralyi Palota)
  • Walk over the cobblestone streets of Castle Hill (Varhegy)
  • See medieval squares and Matthias Church (Matays-templom)
  • Visit Fisherman's Bastion for amazing views of the Danube
  • Buda Castle area, history of occupation
  • Medieval stories of kings whom resided here
  • The modern era and present day of the Buda castle area
  • Fun facts and stories
  • Visit the Fisherman’s Bastion and Matyas Church (Inside)
  • Coffee and cake stop

What You Can Expect

Budapest Castle District Walking Tour Including Fisherman's Bastion

Fisherman's Bastion

Your tour will begin at a central location in Budapest, where your personable guide will meet you. From there, make your way to the Buda Castle District and hear about the history of the area as you go.

Get some light exercise climbing the steps up to the Royal Palace, set in the Buda Castle District. As you pass the old-world charm of Hess András, Holy Trinity and Disz Square, you’ll also have the chance to see sites slightly off the beaten path, like the military museum, Lions Courtyard and the Vienna Gate.

Continuing on through the cobblestone streets, stop at the beautiful Matthias Church, named after King Matthias, and also known as The Church of Mary. You’ll also view the Great Synagogue and Mary Magdalena Church.

Your guide will end your tour with a glimpse of the seven towers. Head to the lookout point of Fisherman’s Bastion, which boasts one of the best views of the city. Take a picture from the top as you spot Margaret Island, Parliament and the beautiful waters of the Danube below. After admiring the panoramic view, you’ll have the option of traveling back to your original departure point with your guide or continuing to explore the area on your own.

Customer Reviews

Maria S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

The guide was amazing, with lots of knowledge and comments far from the basic, well speaking, details, photos, he always adapted the tour to our needs, explained everytihing in na enthousiastic way, stop at the end with beverage and cake was the very best too

krs2425

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

The guide I can't remember his name was great. My family ended up having a private tour since no one else had booked on this day. The tour guide was very personable and informative. I would defiantly recommend this tour!

Ileana P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Christy was an excellent guide! The details and her narratives were well explained and in perfect English!

Alexandra E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

I was so lucky on this tour and had an awesome guide all to myself. I don't know her name but she had brown hair, blue eyes from Transylvania and is very new. She asked me what I wanted to learn and do which was the only time on my vacation that happened and I loved it! Because my History tour cancelled last minute :, I asked her for history and she did an awesome job, starting at the first which really helped. I had already seen the Church so she agreed to climb the bell tower with me and I appreciated how flexible she was to the change of plans.

She even helped me with the Tram on the way home, what an exceptional person!

Cristina N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

The tour was amazing, we learned a lot and were astonished! Tomas, the guide was wonderful, a full energetic and enthusiastic person!The best guide ever!
I would totally recommended taking this tour.

Conrado P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Excellent tour, I had the privilege to have the tour as a private tour because no one else bought it that day, lots of different information, very valuable hours.

kimfichardt

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Vicky our tour guide was an absolute gem. So knowledgeable and friendly. A definite must for anyone visiting Budapest. We thoroughly enjoyed every moment !

James R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

It was very cold during our tour. However, the beautiful scenery and architecture visited during the tour made up for the temperatures. Our tour guide was courteous and very knowledgeable. I would recommend this tour to anyone.

ipek d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

my tour guide adrienn horvath was the best ever tour guide I've ever had : it was a great tour, very informative and very enjoyable

Rachel D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Very informative tour through a beautiful location. Our guide was Zsolt, who was highly knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely a great introduction to the history of the area, highly recommended start to a visit to Budapest.

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