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Budapest: Walking Tour of Buda Castle with a Historian

1. 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 Fisherman's Bastion. As an added bonus to round off your experience, enjoy delicious coffee during the coffee stop.

Budapest: Castle District Walk with Café Stop

2. 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.

Budapest: Buda Castle Walking Tour in German

3. 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 E-Bike Tour

4. Budapest E-Bike Tour

This extensive tour will give you the chance to see all of Budapest’s best sights on comfortable e-bikes. Starting by the opulent Opera House, you’ll travel up Andrassy Avenue to the first historical site - Hero’s Square. Behind this stretches the tranquil City Park, where you’ll learn about some of the buildings in the park, including Vajdahunyad Castle and Szechenyi Thermal Bath. Continue to the center of town, travelling past the impressive St. Stephen’s Basilica and the nearby Liberty Square, where you can check out the Parliament. Cycle towards Margaret Bridge and take a detour off to Margaret Island, an entire park on an island, where you can relax while the guide will be on hand to answer questions and tell you stories from Budapest’s tumultuous past. Cross the river and stop at Batthyany Square to take a break for coffee and cake. Afterwards, make your way up the winding hill to reach the Buda Castle District. Thanks to your e-bike, the trip up won’t be exhausting and when you arrive at the top you will be rewarded with magnificent panoramic views of the entire city. Head back down the hill and cross the Danube to the Pest side of the city. Cruise down the Danube Promenade, passing the Great Market Hall and Pest downtown before the tour concludes back at the Opera House.

Budapest: Half-Day Highlights Small Group Private Tour

5. Budapest: Half-Day Highlights Small Group Private Tour

Book a private guide and driver in Budapest for up to 6 people and see the sights you want to see. Traveling in comfortable air-conditioned minivans (other vehicles are available for larger groups on request), you will visit the classic sites of the city, such as the Citadella, Liberty Statue, Buda Castle and more. Learn about life in the imperial city during the days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and discover what life was like behind the Iron Curtain during the Communist era. Go to the Romanesque Matthias Church in front of the Fishermen's Bastion of the Castle District, and get close-up views of its soaring tower. Travel down Andrássy út (Andrássy Avenue), Budapest’s most iconic boulevard. Pause at the vast Heroes’ Square to see the Millennium Memorial. Continue to City Park, part of Budapest’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, and discover the oldest underground train line in the city, part of the 2nd oldest underground system in the world.

All In One 3-Hour Walking Tour with Coffee Stop

6. 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.

Grand Budapest Scooter Tour

7. Grand Budapest Scooter Tour

Budapest is one of the most beautiful cities in the world thanks to its privileged geographic position on the two banks of the river Danube dividing the city into two major parts Buda and Pest which are connected with elegant bridges. Pest is renowned for its great 19th-century architecture created during the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Buda is famous for its medieval castle and astonishing panoramic views. On this tour, you will see all the iconic landmarks of both Buda and Pest and you will also enjoy the most astonishing views of the city. Grand Budapest Scooter Tour is our signature tour that we recommend to all first-time visitors. In the first part of the tour, we explore the Pest side renowned for its great 19th-century architecture, the legacy of the Austro Hungarian Empire. We drive through Budapest’s Champs Elysees, the World heritage Andrassy Avenue and view the Opera House. We visit Heroes’ Square, the largest and most imposing square in Budapest and view the Millennium Monument, the national pantheon of great Hungarian kings and learn about the 1000-year history of Hungary in a nutshell. We take a tour of the neighbouring City Park and view the Zoo, the Great Circus, the Széchenyi Thermal Bath and Vajdahunyad Castle. We visit St Stephen's Basilica, the largest church in Budapest and the magnificent Hungarian Parliament building, one of the gothic-revival masterpieces in the world. In the second part of the tour, we explore the Buda side famous for its medieval castle and astonishing panoramic views. We take a tour through the cobblestone streets of the historic Buda Castle District and visit the 700-year old iconic Matthias Church and Fisherman’s Bastion, the most famous lookout in Budapest where you will enjoy an astonishing view of the city. At last, we drive up to Gellert Hill, the most famous vantage point in the city, view the Citadel and the Liberty Statue and admire the unparalleled view of Budapest.

Budapest Private Bike Tour with Cafe Stop

8. Budapest Private Bike Tour with Cafe Stop

This 3.5 hour cycle tour can be tailored to suit your wishes, stopping at various major sights of the city including Heroes’ Square, where you will learn about the rich history and culture of Hungary, City Park and Vajdahunyad Castle (including a peek into Széchenyi bath house), the Opera House, St Stephen's Basilica, Liberty Square, and the Parliament. Other sights include the Danube Promenade, the Chain Bridge, inner central Pest, Margaret Bridge and Margaret Island, the Buda Castle District (Royal Palace, Fisherman’s Bastion, Matthias Church), the Grand Market Hall, National Museum and Great Synagogue. A coffee break with a traditional Hungarian pastry is included. Your experienced guide will always take the safest routes.

Budapest Winter Bike Tour with Coffee Stop

9. Budapest Winter Bike Tour with Coffee Stop

After meeting at the tour office, close to the majestic Opera House, you'll then cruise along Andrassy Boulevard before taking in the magnificent St. Stephen’s Basilica. After seeing the beautiful church and square, the next stop is Liberty Square for a look at one of the city's last Soviet relics before you make your way to the Parliament building. It's here, from the riverbank, that you'll enjoy a stunning view of the Castle District - which includes buildings such as Matthias Church, Royal Palace, and the Fisherman’s Bastion. Your guide will be on hand to tell you about these places and the roles they played in the city's history. Next, you'll stop for a refreshment break in a warm and cozy cafe and enjoy a delicious, traditional Hungarian pastry and coffee or tea. Rested and relaxed, it's off to Central Market Hall - one of Europe’s largest and most spectacular indoor markets. You'll walk through the beautiful Art Nouveau building before heading back to the downtown area. The bike tours are small and generally do not have more than 15 participants, making them interactive and personal.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 20 reviews

We had a fantastic e-bike tour with 4 participants, led by the friendly Petra. With interesting historical backgrounds and her many secrets, she brought us closer to the city and culture in beautiful English. The KTM bikes are technically at a high level. In the end it was a little more than 20km for the 4-hour entertaining trip. The climbs in Buda to the Castle and Fisherman's Bastion were easy to take. The highlight was the café stop with a large selection of cakes, all included in the price. Definitely recommendable, better than any bus hopping. Everywhere there are separate bike paths for a safe ride. It doesn't take any training to complete the tour.

Hunor was our brilliant guide for this tour. He was knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Couldn’t recommend this tour more. We were part of a small winter group tour, which lasted about 3 hours. We covered lots of the main sights of Budapest and it was a fun way of finding our bearings on the first day of our trip. The tour covers the Pest side of the city which is flat with cycle lanes which made it an easy ride. The refreshment stop was a really nice addition, especially in the colder weather. Great value too.

My partner and I had an absolutely wonderful tour with our tour guide Christina! she taught us so much about each monument, the history and all the reasons. She was so lovely and made the start of our trip wonderful. The coffee stop was really nice too and such a great place! We highly recommend this tour trip and We will definitely be recommending to family & friends.

We had great time. Georgi was amazing guide. I was travelling with two teenagers therefore I was a bit anxious how they would find the tour. And they loved it. We have seen the most important places and heard a lot of interesting facts. Highly recommend.

Raymond the guide was superb. He had both the knowledge and the attitude to make this experience so great. Moreover, the path was well diversified between culture and unique architecture buildings. Very high recommended tour