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Budapest: Classic Buda Castle Walking Tour

1. 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. 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. Your tour later ends at the tour starting point at the Holy Trinity Statue, in front of the Matthias Church.

Grand Budapest Sightseeing Bike Tour

2. Grand Budapest Sightseeing Bike Tour

There is no easier way to explore a place other than on a cycling tour. The tours are guided in English by local guides, for whom it is a passion, to bring the city closer to its visitors. Ride down to Duna Corso, Chain Bridge, climb the Castle District to enjoy the view and travel back in time,  descend to the Danube to ride along the river, chill out on the Margaret Island, visit the House of Parliament, Freedom Square and St. Stephen’s Basilica. After a ride on the awesome Andrássy avenue, seeing the Opera house and the House of Terror on the way, you reach the Heroes square and the City Park, before going back to the office. The tour departs from the supplier office and finishes there too. 

Budapest: Live-Guided Castle District Segway Tour

3. Budapest: Live-Guided Castle District Segway Tour

Enjoy this 2-hour fully guided Budapest Castle District tour and see many of the city’s major attractions from the back of a unique, self-balancing vehicle. Your guide will provide you with a one-on-one training session, before you set off on the self-balancing Segway. You can enjoy touring in private groups, with a tour guide all of your own. Following your brief orientation, your tour will begin as you glide over to admire the views of the Fisherman's Bastion and Budapest Castle. You will traverse the Historic District, passing Liberty Square and the House of Parliament, before riding up to the scenic Buda Hill. From up here you can marvel at the Baroque architecture, while catching the aroma of traditional Hungarian "Kremshnit". You can then indulge in cake and a coffee at famous local cafe, before heading up to the highest point in Budapest of St. Matthias' Church.

Budapest: Walking Tour of Buda Castle with a Historian

4. 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: 3-Hour Grand City Tour and Castle Walk

5. 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.

Budapest: 1.5-Hour Fun Segway Sightseeing

6. Budapest: 1.5-Hour Fun Segway Sightseeing

Your 1.5-hour Downtown Segway Tour starts with a training session. Your experienced tour guide will help you get used to the Segway and how to control it. Get the hang of it, and set off exploring Downtown, the historic district of the city. See attractions like the Hungarian Parliament, St. Stephen Basilica, Liberty Square, the Hungarian State Opera, the Shoes on the Danube Memorial, the 'Central Park' of Budapest's Downtown - Erzsébet square, and Chain Bridge. Glide along the waterfront, have fun, and enjoy your speedy Segway, pausing to take in stunning views of the Buda Castle and Fisherman's Bastion as well as the Chain Bridge. Tour is a private tour to keep the experience intimate as you glide past each historical site, hearing entertaining anecdotes and facts about the history of Budapest. Your guide will give you plenty of photo-ops, stopping frequently at the most instagramable spots, and they will introduce you to the most interesting stories about Budapest and even real Budapest experts will learn a lot.

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: 4-Hour Guided Bus Tour with River Cruise

8. 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 tour departs from dock 6 MAHART and includes 1 stop. Passing by the imposing building of the Parliament you can admire the panorama of the Margaret Island. The Castle District – the Royal Castle - the Matthias Church & the Fisherman’s Bastion are located on the Castle Hill, the Liberty Monument and the Citadel are on the Gellert Hill. Continuing the tour in the southern direction you can see the bridges of Budapest, the National Theatre, the Palace of Arts. Getting back you can see the universities of Budapest, the Central Market Hall. The tour ends in the city center.

Budapest: Private Walking Tour in German

9. Budapest: Private 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: Private 4-Hour Walking Tour with a Local

10. Budapest: Private 4-Hour Walking Tour with a Local

Discover Budapest on a flexible private walking tour that can be completely tailored to your interests. Spend a half-day with your personal guide, who will meet you at your Budapest hotel at an agreed time. You can see hidden gems as well as the most beautiful sights of the capital, such as Heroes’ Square. You might choose to hunt for antiques, learn about the city’s architecture, or head off on a gastronomic expedition. Hear about the tumultuous history of the city and the nation. Enjoy the pleasant atmosphere and the beautiful parks. See the amazing Szechenyi Bath and the picturesque Vajdahunyad Castle. Travel by the first subway line in continental Europe and stop at the gorgeous State Opera House to hear some interesting facts and stories about the building. Admire the splendid architecture St. Stephen's Basilica, the 2nd-largest church in Hungary. See the sights of Castle Hill, such as the 700-year-old Matthias Church, and the Fisherman’s Bastion with its 7 towers and terrace overlooking Pest. Take a public bus from the Castle District and travel with your guide up Gellért Hill. Learn about the legend of Bishop Gellért, and the history of the Citadel and the Statue of Liberty. From the top of Gellért Hill you’ll enjoy a spectacular panorama of the city. After walking down the hill you’ll see the Art Nouveau architecture of the Gellert baths. Don’t miss the Great Market Hall, the largest indoor market in the city. Take advantage of this unique tour, seeing and doing what interests you most!

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What people are saying about Fisherman's Bastion

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4.4 / 5

based on 2,488 reviews

The cruise was the highlight of the Hop on Hop off experience. The bus tour hit the major points of interest and allowed us to more easily get to those points. The walking tour got us closer to specific locations like the House of Parliament and the Holocaust memorial. The steady and cold rain during the walking tour really did put a damper on appreciation of the sights. Still, well worth the cost and should be considered by anyone who has never been to Budapest. One negative experience, it rained and while the upper level of the bus was open, the protective cover did not stop the rain from pouring onto the passengers.

The tour guide was one of the best tour guides that my wife and I ever had she was incredibly informative professional courteous and knowledgeable. After the tour or I felt like I had a firm grasp of the history of Buda Castle and the events that took place there both historically and currently. I would highly recommend this tour.

Daniel’s depth of knowledge was amazing. So informative and a great story teller. We learned so much and enjoyed his company. Highly recommend!

Great way to see Buda Castle area...our guide was so knowledgeable and friendly.

Very good and fun tour, we had a guide named Ali that was superb !!!