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Budapest: Classic Buda Castle Walking Tour

1. Budapest: Classic Buda Castle Walking Tour

Follow your guide through through the history and sights of the Buda Castle District on this walking tour in Budapest. Hear stories from Hungarian history as you see sights like the President's Palace, the Royal Palace, and the Hungarian Parliament building. Begin your tour at the Baroque Holy Trinity Statue and walk to the 15th century, Gothic Matthias Church. Admire the fairy-tale like Fishermen's Bastion and take in views of the Danube river and the Parliament building from the Neo-Romanesque terraces. Stroll along the old cobble-stone streets to get 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.  Marvel at stunning views of the other side of the city across the majestic Danube River from the royal terraces. Capture pictures of views of the Margaret Bridge, the Chain Bridge, the Elizabeth Bridge, and the Liberty Bridge. Visit the other side of the castle and enjoy an excellent view towards the forested Buda Hills from the medieval walls. End your tour near the Holy Trinity Statue where it began. 

Budapest: Classical Music Concerts in Matthias Church

2. Budapest: Classical Music Concerts in Matthias Church

Visit the Matthias Church in the Buda Castle, right on Castle Hill and easily reachable from the city center of Budapest. Spend an evening at this outstanding venue and experience a magical classical concert. Choose from 3 different seating categories, depending on your preferences, and listen to excellent artists performing the best of the best in classical music. The program for the concert, performed by the Duna String Orchestra and solist Gabora Gyula on the violin, is the following: Program: J. Pachebel - Canon A. Vivaldi  - The four seasons, Winter (2nd movement), Gloria (Domine Deus) J.S. Bach - Violin Concerto in E major, BWV 1042 (1st movement) G.F. Haendel - Water Music. HWV. 348. in F. major T. Albinoni - Adagio W.A. Mozart - Church Sonata in D major no. 4 KV 144 Saint-Saens - The Swan C. Frank - Panis Angelicus J.S. Bach - Air J. Massenet - Thais Meditation W.A. Mozart - A Little Night Music, Alleluja from Exsultate, Jubilate

Budapest: Walking Tour in German

3. Budapest: Walking Tour in German

Set off on a walking tour in the oldest parts of Budapest. Explore Leopard Town (Leopoldstadt), the Chain Bridge, and the Buda Castle areas. Take in the most beautiful views the city has to offer. Discover sights such as St. Stephen's Basilica, Elizabeth Square, the Royal Palace, the President's Palace, the Castle Quarter, Matthias Church, and the Fisherman's Bastion. Learn about the turbulent 1,100 years of Hungarian history from the conquest of the country to the most recent democratic changes, as you sample the visual delights of this amazing city. Gain an insider's perspective along the way from a local guide who will answer any questions you might have. Get a perfect introduction to the Hungarian Capital.

Budapest: Buda Castle Walking Tour in German

4. Budapest: Buda Castle Walking Tour in German

Feel the historical atmosphere of the oldest district of Budapest. Walk along the Buda Castle District, see the major places of interest and explore hidden gems whilst hearing stories of Hungarian history. Begin your tour at the Holy Trinity Statue, from where you will 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. Listen to many stories and legends about the history of this beautiful town from your German-speaking local tour guide. 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. Get stunning views across the majestic Danube River, with full views of its main bridges: Margaret Bridge, Chain Bridge, Elizabeth Bridge, and Liberty Bridge. 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. End your tour at the starting point back at the Holy Trinity Statue, in front of the Matthias Church.

Budapest: Buda Walking Tour

5. Budapest: Buda Walking Tour

See not only the main attractions of the Castle District, but also the hidden alleyways and the lesser-known sights. Enjoy views of Matthias Church, the Royal Palace, the President's Palace, and more.Stroll down to the Holy Trinity Column at Szentháromság tér. Listen as your guide gives the history of each building. See famous Fisherman's Bastion and scale the hilly cobblestone streets. Enjoy panoramic views around every corner. See red-tiled houses in the famous Hungarian architectural style, and the dramatically colored ceramic tiles of Matthias Church. Look across the river at the Houses of Parliament before your tour ends.

Budapest: Castle District Walk with Café Stop

6. Budapest: Castle District Walk with Café Stop

This private small-group walking tour provides an insight into the fascinating history of Buda Castle District, from medieval days to the present. Your guide will explain how Castle Hill was originally designed, and how the area was used by a number of different cultures over the centuries. During this 2.5-hour tour you’ll see the major landmarks and monuments of the district, including the Royal Palace, the Presidential Palace, Disz Square, Holy Trinity Square, Hess Andras Square, and the Fisherman’s Bastion. You’ll have the opportunity to admire the interior of Matthias Church, and hear the stories behind the fascinating sites. You’ll also enjoy a break for coffee and cake at a cosy café in the Castle District.

Buda Castle: Private Walking Tour

7. Buda Castle: Private Walking Tour

See all the major sights of Buda Castle on a private walking tour with an experienced guide. Visit the magnificent Matthias Church, built in the 15th century. Explore the Fisherman's Bastion, a spectacular fairy tale structure offering a scenic view over the Danube and the Hungarian Parliament building. Climb up to the 80 m high Matthias Tower's panorama terrace and see the breathtaking panorama of Budapest. Next, taste the famous Hungarian cakes in the legendary Ruszwurm cafe and feel the warmth of the beautiful city. Ride on the Funicular of Buda Castle and see the splendidly restored buildings of the Royal Palace of Budapest. Listen to the history and about the legends of the ancient castle of Buda from your experienced guide. Admire the baroque palaces of Castle District Budapest and hear the stories behind the fascinating sites.

Budapest: Buda Castle Private Walking Tour

8. Budapest: Buda Castle Private Walking Tour

Perched on the left bank of the Danube River, the Castle District of Budapest is the hilly, older section of the city, full of stunning architecture from the medieval to the baroque. On this 3-hour walking tour around Buda Castle (Royal Palace), you will journey back to the 13th century, and explore the golden period of the 15th century. The Ottoman invasion, the Habsburg period, and the battles of 1944-1945 all had a significant effect on the architectural feature of the district. From the walls - the most strategic position in the city - you can gaze out at one of the most beautiful cityscapes in the world. Admire the most popular attractions, such as Matthias Church on Holy Trinity Square and the Fishermen's Bastion. The tour can be extended on request, with a visit to Watertown, the narrow area of twisting streets between the Danube and Castle Hill.

Grand Budapest Scooter Tour

9. Grand Budapest Scooter Tour

Our signature Grand Budapest Scooter Tour is a perfect option for you if you would like to explore the city highlights in a fun and exciting way riding a scooter. On this spectacular 4-hour tour, you will zip through Budapest’s picturesque riverbanks and bridges and elegant avenues, the cobblestone streets of its historic Castle District, and the winding roads of Buda hills, and marvel at grand palaces and churches from the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the astonishing views of the city. This unique experience will also give you an insight into Hungarian history and culture. It is a private tour exclusively for you and your group to make sure you ride your scooter at a comfortable pace to your riding skill and to provide you with a tailor-made experience. If you have a particular interest, you can ask the guide to customize the tour for you. After a short riding lesson, start exploring the city on the Pest side, remarkable for its elegant 19th-century architecture. Drive along the picturesque Danube riverbanks and bridges, the elegant Andrassy Avenue, and wonder at the Opera House and grand 19th-century palaces. Visit the monumental Heroes’ Square and learn about Hungarian history in a nutshell, then tour through the charming City Park, passing by the Zoo, the Great Circus, Széchenyi Bath, and Vajdahunyad Castle. Marvel at St Stephen's Basilica and the Hungarian Parliament Building, the two largest and tallest buildings in Budapest, then cross the river Danube and explore the Buda side, famous for its medieval castle and astonishing hilltop views. Tour through the cobblestone streets of the historic Buda Castle District, visit the Royal Palace, the 700-year-old iconic Matthias Church, and wonder at the stunning view from Fisherman’s Bastion, the most famous lookout in Budapest. At last, drive along the winding roads of Gellert Hill up to the Citadel and Liberty Statue and admire the unparalleled view of Budapest.

All In One 3-Hour Walking Tour with Coffee Stop

10. All In One 3-Hour Walking Tour with Coffee Stop

Experience everything Budapest has to offer on this packed walking tour. The tour begins at the Opera House, then take a short ride on the Millennium metro to Heroes Square' and Budapest's city park. Once there you will learn about Hungarian history and culture through the line of kings displayed in chronological order. Then, walk through the park to visit Vajdahunyad Castle, a complex built for the World Expo in 1896. Afterwards, stop by Szechenyi Bath House to learn about the country's unique bathing culture. Hop back on the metro and stop by Andrassy Blvd. Next, continue toward Elizabeth Square and St. Stephen’s Basilica before taking a break in a café for a taste of Hungary’s most famous pastry. Once refreshed, take a trip toward the downtown area with a stop at Vaci Street and Vorosmarty Square. Finally, climb the steps up to the Royal Palace and walk through the old cobblestone streets toward the finishing point in front of the Matthias Church and Fisherman’s Bastion.

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What people are saying about Buda Castle

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 21 reviews

We had Mary as our tour guide, she was very knowledgeable, punctual and organized. Her English and communication skills were excellent. It was important to her that she would provide us with excellent service and we would enjoy our time and experience. Thanks Mary for your amazing service, we really enjoyed our experience with you and we will definitely recommend you to all of our friends and family. We loved visiting your beautiful Budapest Mina

The programme was made up of well known pieces that would be enjoyed by anyone with even a vague interest in music. What made it exceptional was that the musicians were of an extremely high standard and brought a freshness and enthusiasm to the performance .

It was very educational and interesting.. The guide was funny and she was very accommodating !

Хороший концерт классической музыки в прекрасном соборе с хорошей акустикой

Excellent. Monika was great! Everything was great!