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

1. 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. Have a 1-hour guided tour in the "Hospital in the Rock" WW2 underground bunker museum. This place used to be a secret military hospital hidden deep down below the Buda Castle. The hospital is part of a system of natural caves and tunnels, that stretches over nearly six miles. The museum that is located in the old rooms of the hospital was established to preserve its rich history.  See many rooms exhibiting hundreds of lifelike wax figures and showing you the story of the underground hospital, that was then turned into an atomic bunker during World War 2. Follow your guide through the tunnels of this place and get a feeling of what life during these times, especially as a wounded soldier must have looked like.

Budapest: Half-Day Private Car Tour

2. Budapest: Half-Day Private Car Tour

You can see the most important sights of Budapest during this 4-hour long tour. This program is recommended for those who have only a short time, want to explore the city alone, or need an orientation. During such a city tour you can decide what you want to see more thoroughly and where you want to go back to. Sightseeing by car is more comfortable and less tiring and allows more time to spend in all places. The suggested highlights include Heroes' Square, Széchenyi Spa, Vajdahunyad Castle, Andrássy Avenue, State Opera House, St. Stephen's Basilica, Liberty Square, House of Parliament, Chain Bridge, National Museum, Synagogue, old historical town with tight streets of the Castle District, Fisherman's Bastion, Royal Palace, Matthias Church, and the spectacular view from the Gellért Hill (Citadel).

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What people are saying about Matthias Church

When it comes to visiting the castle, taking a guide is essential. It's two hours of explanation and lots of interesting things to hear, and our guide was fantastic. A boy of partly Polish origin was able to explain the whole story in the best possible way, or rather everything he could tell us in two hours. As for the hospital in the rock, I recommend going without a guide, as you can focus more on the things on display since there is no need to wait for other people.

Purely inspirational. Better be prepared than to get a nasty surprise. Thank you angels. Makes me wanna build or get built a bomb shelter under my home, too. Thinking about a modern version of course, and maybe (now or later group together - underneath blocks of flats bigger space, etc. strength in unity, you know. Hope and pray for peace.

Great experience with Stephen. He was very knowledgeable about Hungarian history. I recommend his services. You won't regret it. We had a great time in Budapest.

The tour was very informative and interesting, our guide Julia was fantastic. The Hospital in the Rock was a really eye opener and definitely worth a visit.

A very professional and kind driver who was very helpful and gave advice This tour was amazing and we could see all we wanted A must do in Budapest