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Buda Castle Explorer

Tour Highlights

  • Discover the secrets behind Budapest’s iconic landmarks, with a local
  • Admire the Parliament building and the view of the waterfront from the top of Castle Hill
  • Forget about the bustling city and lose yourself in the history of the winding streets of Castle District, which dates back to the 13th century
  • Soak up the atmosphere of a beloved mid-19th century local pastry shop

Budapest Castle Hill Walking Tour

Hit the historical side of Budapest during this walking tour on the Castle Hill. Peek into the city’s oldest confectionery shop, hear stories and tales of the area’s past, and enjoy a few surprises along the way!

Language: English

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, transportation as indicated, entrance ticket to Matthias Church, a small sample of local food specialties.

Exclusions: Items of a personal nature, food, drinks, tips/gratuities for your guide.

Schedule details

  • Duration: 2.5-3 hours
  • Meeting point: Inside the Széll Kálmán tér Metro Station (Metro line 2, red line) at the top of the escalator. View on Google Maps. View Location on What3words.
  • Starting time: 9.30 am
  • Ending point: Matthias Church (1014 Budapest, Szentháromság tér 2).
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  • Get to know the real Hungary with this historical Budapest tour. You will begin with a short minibus ride to reach the entrance gate of the Castle District, where you’ll set off on your Budapest adventure.

    Pass by historical buildings that seem to be silent and sleepy, but just wait until your guide tells you stories from behind the walls! Enjoy the small architectural details prevalent in the Castle District and hear tales of former inhabitants and owners of the houses.

    Next up on your Budapest tour, you’ll pass by the oldest confectionery shop of the city and visit the first private art gallery of Hungary.

    After admiring the view from a special spot we have time for a surprising discovery in the Hotel Hilton before our Budapest tour comes to an end at Matthias Church, one of the most beautiful buildings in the city.

    At the end of your tour, your guide will give you some local tips on where to go to enjoy a glass of wine or lunch in the district.

    Additional information

    Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, transportation as indicated, entrance ticket to Matthias Church, a small sample of local food specialties.

    Exclusions: Items of a personal nature, food, drinks, tips/gratuities for your guide.

    Dress standard: Standard dress, comfortable walking shoes.

    Your Trip: This trip is offered on a “join-in” basis. Maximum group size is 12

    Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

    Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of six and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of six are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of six. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.

    Local contact

    Office phone number: +36 30 714 2551
    Email address: [email protected]

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  • Mr. David M. from USA travelled on 04 May 2018:

    I am so glad that Emese was the guide for my tour. Her knowledge of Budapest’s history, the stories she shared and her wonderful sense of humor made the tour a highlight of my stay in Hungary. Budapest is steeped in history and this tour is a fantastic way to learn how the city’s past has shaped the present.

    Mr. Stuart A. from United Kingdom travelled on 03 Jan 2018:

    Gergo Was a great guide. He was very informative and his follow-up email with more information was much appreciated

    Mr. Michael M. from USA travelled on 21 Mar 2017:

    Hunor was great. We saw people wandering around the Castle area, cannot imagine they got much out of it without a guide. Highly recommend this tour, get a lot of history, culture, Budapest current insight. Have been very happy with guides in Philadelphia, Budapest and Prague. Will continue to use this company when traveling with family. Adds a great deal to a wonderful place.

    Ms. Rebecca S. from USA travelled on 07 Dec 2016:

    Great tour – very informative, personal, and fun. Urban Adventures tours are the best!

    Ms. Carole H. from Russia travelled on 22 Jun 2016:

    Eva was an absolutely fantastic guide and once again Urban Adventures offered a far more personalized experience than any other companies I have used. I travel a lot and can’t recommend this company enough. This tour was highly informative and unlike the tour groups we headed into small gardens and galleries to see inside the homes and gardens as well as the church and palace. From the settlement of Buda and Pest, the establishment of the Catholic church and Christianity, the rise and fall of Hungary through history, the turbulent war years, the communist era to the formation of modern Hungary, Eva was easily able to convey it all in a very interesting and relaxed manner throughout the tour. The walking was easy and the sites at every turn glorious. Budapest is beautiful city and this tour gives a really good overview of it was and is.

    Mr. Adam G. from Australia travelled on 04 Aug 2013:

    I was the only person booked on the tour, but the guide still approached it with high enthusiasm, and it allowed the guide to communicate much more information that is possible in a larger group. An excellent experience.