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Our most recommended Budapest Castle & Palace Tours

  • From Budapest: Gödöllő Royal Sissi Guided Tour

    1. From Budapest: Gödöllő Royal Sissi Guided Tour

    Your 4-hour tour begins with a drive from Budapest to Gödöllö, site of the former summer residence of Queen Elisabeth, who was known as Sissi. This palace is the second-largest Baroque chateau in the world, and an estate that has preserved the atmosphere of 19th century royal splendor. Led by your knowledgeable guide, you’ll enjoy a tour of the renovated castle, and walk along the same hallways, on the same staircases, and through the lovely park as the Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary. At the end of your guided tour, you’ll be transferred back to your central Budapest hotel.

    Well organized bus trip to the palace but too much talking by the 3 guides in 4 different translations. The palace is a reconstructed and repainted version of the original rooms. Little is original. Not much historical information about her life

  • Buda Castle: History & Myths Evening Walking Tour

    2. Buda Castle: History & Myths Evening Walking Tour

    Away from the crowds of Pest, this informative and educational tour takes you to some of the charming, magical places of the city where Hungarian rulers once toiled deep into the night at the Buda Castle. Hear stories of cruelty and learn the despicable actions of Elizabeth Bathory, the bloody countess. You will also learn how the Romanian prince, Vlad Dracula ended up in the prison of Buda Castle. Join your Gothic-attired guide as they take you on a 2-hour walking tour of the city by night. Learn the history of Old Hungary where, according to legend, "vampires" were born and roamed the streets during this dark period of European history.

    Lots of fun, great guide, and awesome views of Budapeste at night. Totally worth it.

  • Budapest: 3-Hour Grand City Tour and Castle Walk

    3. Budapest: 3-Hour Grand City Tour and Castle Walk

    As your 3-hour Grand City Tour of Budapest begins you’ll pass by the iconic Parliament building before crossing the Danube River by the Margaret Bridge. The coach will take you to the Royal Castle area on the Buda side, where you’ll enjoy a short walk to the Fisherman’s Bastion and to see the exterior of Matthias Church. Next, the tour continues up the Gellért Hill, where you’ll have a photo stop and time to take in the great views over all of Budapest. After this stop the coach will take you across the Elizabeth Bridge and along Andrássy Avenue to Heroes’ Square. Pass by the Opera and St. Stephen’s Basilica on the way back to the Intercontinental Hotel, where the tour ends.

    Elizabeth our tour guide was brilliant! Great to see all the sites. Photo stop opportunities we good too. Highly reccomend.

  • Budapest: E-Bike Guided Tour and Castle Hill

    4. Budapest: E-Bike Guided Tour and Castle Hill

    Explore the beautiful city of Budapest in the most relaxed way possible, by E-bike. Follow your local, enthusiastic guide to some of the most famous sights in the city and learn interesting facts about each location.  Ride your bike to the Chain Bridge and climb up to the stunning Castle Hill, where you can experience incredible views over the city. Descend back down to the Danube and journey alongside the famous river. Spend some time on Margaret Island, before you visit the Hungarian Parliament Building. Travel to Freedom Square and admire St. Stephen's Basilica. Venture down Andrassy Avenue and view the Hungarian State Opera House and the House of Terror on the way. End your tour at Hősök tere, one of the major squares in Budapest, and spend some time in City Park before you return to the office. 

    This was a fantastic way to see Budapest highlights and get a general overview for the city. Our guide, Andy, was very knowledgeable about the history of the city/ country, a lot of incidental information. The ride was easy, we had e bikes and they were comfortable and easy to ride, not much effort at all. The tour was one of the best we have been on. Would definitely recommend this company/ tour. Thanks Andy, great afternoon!!

  • Budapest: Walking Tour of Buda Castle with a Historian

    5. Budapest: Walking Tour of Buda Castle with a Historian

    On this amazing 2.5-hour walking tour, get acquainted with the historical core of Buda, the oldest part of Budapest. Experience more than 1100 years of Hungarian history coming alive in front of you through your history buff tour guide's presentations, and learn all about the local significance of the Buda Castle: a district where thousands of people live and many more go for romantic strolls, enjoying the superb views and lights. You will walk through the winding alleys and experience breathtaking views from the ramparts. Be ready for the fascinating historical stories about Buda Castle from the Middle Ages to World War II.  Explore the whole complex of the Buda Castle District including the Royal Palace, Savoy Terrace, Matthias Fountain, Palace Gardens, Alexander Palace, the Hungarian Presidential Palace, Matthias Church, and get panoramic views of the Parliament & the Pest side from...

    Very interesting tour, allowing to better understand main stages of Hungarian history and to discover it's heritage. Our guide was very nice and provided clear explanations.

  • Budapest: Classic Buda Castle Walking Tour

    6. Budapest: Classic Buda Castle Walking Tour

    Your tour begins at the Holy Trinity Statue, from where you walk around the magnificent Matthias Church - built in the splendid Gothic style of the 15th century. Next to the cathedral you can admire the Fishermen's Bastion, a fantastic fairy tale structure offering the best view over the Danube and the Hungarian Parliament building. After a pleasant walk on the old cobble-stone streets, leave the residential district to travel to the President's Palace and the Royal Palace complexes. Walk around the courtyards and fountains, and look at the proud guards outside the palace. From the royal terraces you can enjoy the the most stunning views of the other side of the city across the majestic Danube River, with full views of its main bridges: Margaret Bridge, Chain Bridge, Elizabeth Bridge, and Liberty Bridge. After walking back from the Royal Palace, explore the other side of the castle. Fr...

    The Hungarian guide showed that she has great knowledge of Hungary’s history and civilisation.

  • Budapest: 4-Hour Guided Bus Tour with River Cruise

    7. Budapest: 4-Hour Guided Bus Tour with River Cruise

    Enjoy our 3-hour live guided city tour with professional guides and then an unforgettable sightseeing cruise on the Danube. Your tour begins with a 3-hour Grand City Tour of Budapest. You will pass by the iconic Parliament building before crossing the Danube River by the Margaret Bridge. The coach will take you to the Royal Castle area on the Buda side, where you will enjoy a short walk to the Fisherman’s Bastion and to see the exterior of Matthias Church. Next, the tour continues up the Gellért Hill, where you will have a photo stop and time to take in the great views over all of Budapest. After this stop the coach will take you across the Elizabeth Bridge and along Andrássy Avenue to Heroes’ Square. Pass by the Opera and St. Stephen’s Basilica on the way back to the Intercontinental Hotel - EUrama office where the bus tour ends in order to start the Danube cruise experience. The boat...

    Our tour guide Attila was amazing. Very informative and very polite. We enjoyed him and the tour very much.

  • Budapest: Guided Tour to the Hospital in the Rock & Castle

    8. Budapest: Guided Tour to the Hospital in the Rock & Castle

    Start at the Holy Trinity Statue, from where you walk around the magnificent Matthias Church. Admire the Fishermen's Bastion, a fantastic fairy tale structure offering the best view over the Danube and the Hungarian Parliament building.  Head to the President's Palace and the Royal Palace complexes and walk around the courtyards and fountains, and look at the proud guards outside the palace.  Walk back from the Royal Palace, and explore the other side of the castle. From the medieval walls, you have an excellent view towards the Buda Hills - the western part of the city with its forests and nature parks.  After the guided walking tour enjoy a few minutes break in the entrance hall of the Hospital in the Rock Museum. Receive a skip-the-line ticket from your tour guide and who will help you to join your scheduled visit to the museum. This will be the most exciting part of your tour. Ha...

    We were really pleased with the service we received from “Tourist Angel”. She was quite knowledgeable and very kind. We learned a lot of fascinating facts about Hungary and its history. We would highly recommend anyone interested to know more about Hungary to get a tour from “Tourist Angel”

  • Budapest: Haunted Budapest Exploration Game & Tour

    9. Budapest: Haunted Budapest Exploration Game & Tour

    Follow the clues in the app and discover Dracula’s Castle, the House of Terror, the Haunted House, and many other haunted landmarks around Budapest. Read fascinating stories about the different destinations you are led to and uncover events that took place in them, as well as the people who used to live or work there. The quest can be played at any hour but it is recommended that you try it at night, for the full haunted experience. It will take between 1 and 2 hours to complete but there is no time limit so you can finish it at your own pace.  Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions so you will not need a map or GPS. When you get the correct answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. You will not need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and you are ready to go on a haunted adventure. For larger groups, one person c...

    My 13 years old daughter and me had wonderful time during this activity where we had the chance to visit very interesting points of the city such as the city park, the house of horror, the castle etc and to notice many details. We finally spent 2,5 hours full of entertainment and although we walked a lot in a very cold evening we wanted to finish all the questions. The last question was difficult to find so he had to ask for help and the person who was responsible for this was very helpful. Interesting concept!!!!

  • Budapest: Buda Castle Caves Walking Tour

    10. Budapest: Buda Castle Caves Walking Tour

    Explore a part of the network of underground tunnels under the Castle Hill with your guide. Learn more about the history and role of the cave tunnels and its geology. Admire the natural limestone and the manpower that went into creating this labyrinth cave system. Meet your guide at the meeting point on Trinity Square (Szentháromság tér) and enter the Buda Castle underground cave system. After a short introduction you will start your tour and learn about the history of the labyrinth-like of cave system which once served as wine cellars, bomb shelters and even a medieval prison. The length of your tour is approximately 1.5km (1 mile) and you will get the chance to admire the natural limestone caverns and the 800-year-old man-made cellars in one of the most unique caves of Hungary. The tour is a journey through time during which you will be able to learn a lot about not only the geology ...

    We really enjoyed the walking tour underground!! Is good to feel that your walking under the road.. Don't forget to take a jacket! Mrs Vicky the tour operator she was really good. She answered every question we made to her. She is a very pleasant person and made us feel all as a team. Thank you mrs Vicky! I really recommend this tour

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What people are saying about Budapest

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 419 reviews

A wonderful trip, both the Palace and the Horse show were amazing. Our guide Attila was very knowledgeable and a great guy to spend the morning with!

Not to be missed if you are in Budapest even for a day. Mr. Joe is a great storyteller. Will come back for this again. Highly recommended.

Great experience, worth the price and time. Guide is excellent and you get to hold a mammoth tooth.

Lots of fun, great guide, and awesome views of Budapeste at night. Totally worth it.

The tour was exactly as advertised with a very knowledgeable tour guide