Castle Hill, Budapest

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  • Budapest Daytime Sightseeing Cruise

    1. Budapest Daytime Sightseeing Cruise

    Enjoy this 70-minute-long daytime sightseeing cruise on the legendary blue Danube and sail between the Buda and Pest sides of magical Budapest. Board the boat directly at the pier in central Budapest, and sip a drink of your choice. You can choose a glass of champagne, wine, beer, a soft drink or mineral water along with a complimentary special Duna Bella lemonade. During the cruise you’ll see the majestic Chain Bridge and Elisabeth Bridge, admire the massive Budapest Parliament Building, see the Buda Castle on the hill and circle the Margaret Island. You’ll learn about the main sights from the 30-language audio-guide. In the summer, you can make an optional stop at the cool and green Margaret Island, if you like. You’ll receive a free map of the small island with recommended walking tours and information about sights to see. Afterwards you’ll board the boat for the return trip to ce...

    Amazing boat, audio guide is super and the hosts are very friendly. Great value for money as you get 2 drinks for free and more than an hour going around the Danube in this amazing city

  • Budapest: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

    2. Budapest: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

    Discover Budapest on your own terms with a 24, 48 or 72-hour pass for the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus and see sights such as the Hungarian Parliament, Buda Castle, and Chain Bridge. Explore the Citadel, and see the Jewish Synagogue, Memorial and Museum on Dohány Street. Add on a 1-hour cruise of the Danube River to enjoy panoramic views of the imperial city by day and night, including the vast Gothic Revival façade of the Hungarian Parliament Building complex. Explore both Buda and Pest, hopping off at any of the 31 stops along 2 different routes. Your ticket includes a fantastic discount booklet, that provides great discounts at some of the city's most popular attractions, as well as a free walking tour and bike tour. 

    Red Route Stops:

    Stop 1. St Stephen's Basilica Stop 2. Chain Bridge (Pest) Stop 5. Kalvin Square Stop 8. Opera Stop 9. Liszt Fere...

    Bought a 2 day pass and found it great value for money. Walking tour very informative and the evening boat tour was magical, but get dressed according to the weather. We used the bus tour on 3 days as the ticket is for 24hours and as wedidnt buy it until lunch time we were able to use it again on our final day in Budapest. Great value and lovelly helpful staff

  • Budapest: E-Bike Guided Tour and Castle Hill

    3. Budapest: E-Bike Guided Tour and Castle Hill

    Explore the beautiful city of Budapest in the most relaxed way possible, by E-bike. Follow your local, enthusiastic guide to some of the most famous sights in the city and learn interesting facts about each location.  Ride your bike to the Chain Bridge and climb up to the stunning Castle Hill, where you can experience incredible views over the city. Descend back down to the Danube and journey alongside the famous river. Spend some time on Margaret Island, before you visit the Hungarian Parliament Building. Travel to Freedom Square and admire St. Stephen's Basilica. Venture down Andrassy Avenue and view the Hungarian State Opera House and the House of Terror on the way. End your tour at Hősök tere, one of the major squares in Budapest, and spend some time in City Park before you return to the office. 

    This was a fantastic way to see Budapest highlights and get a general overview for the city. Our guide, Andy, was very knowledgeable about the history of the city/ country, a lot of incidental information. The ride was easy, we had e bikes and they were comfortable and easy to ride, not much effort at all. The tour was one of the best we have been on. Would definitely recommend this company/ tour. Thanks Andy, great afternoon!!

  • Budapest: Comfortable 3.5-Hour Guided E-Bike Tour

    4. Budapest: Comfortable 3.5-Hour Guided E-Bike Tour

    Explore Budapest, the so-called "Paris of the East," on a comfortable on a brand new e-bike from the leading German manufacturer, Kalkhoff. First up, take in the full-length of the Andrássy Avenue passing the Hungarian State Opera House, the House of Terror, and arrive at Heroes' Square. You can be sure your guide will have all the stories along the way. From Heroes' Square, continue into City Park where you’ll be surprised by a fake castle and the Széchenyi Thermal Bath, the largest and most popular in the city. The trip continues with highlights like the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music and the Jewish Quarter before diving into the downtown area.  See and learn about St. Stephen's Basilica, largest church in Budapest. In the heart of the financial district lies Liberty Square with a bloody history and a disputed Holocaust memorial. From here it is not far to the Hungarian Parliament Bui...

    Excellent activity, our guide spoke English very well, a very nice person and well informed about the history of the city.

  • Budapest: Hop-on Hop-off Ticket with Boat & Walking Tour

    5. Budapest: Hop-on Hop-off Ticket with Boat & Walking Tour

    This sightseeing program is a combination of 3 experiences: the Red and Green hop-on hop-off bus lines, a boat cruise, and a guided walking tour. The ticket is valid for 48 or 72 hours. There are 19 stops on the Red Bus Line route. You’ll have views of the Danube River and the Opera, and at the Oktogon stop you’ll find an abundance of restaurants and cafés. See Heroes' Square with its historical statues and famous museums. Nearby are the Budapest Zoo, the Széchenyi Thermal Bath, the Gundel restaurant, the Vajdahunyad Castle, and many more attractions. The bus stops at the New York Café, Astoria, Chain Bridge (funicular), and then heads up Castle Hill, stopping within walking distance of the Fisherman's Bastion, Matthias Church, Buda Castle, and other historical sites. You can get off the bus at the Citadel, the highest point in Budapest, and at the Central Market Hall....

    It was really informative and interesting! I was also sick forbsomentime and too unwell to walk a lot so it was perfect to ride the bus and see the sights and hear the history! Thank you!

  • Budapest: Buda Castle District Exploration Game and Tour

    6. Budapest: Buda Castle District Exploration Game and Tour

    Be led on an exciting self-guided tour around the Buda Castle district, the old side of Budapest, while playing an exciting mobile-based quest with your friends and family. Solve clues and discover the fascinating history of the castle and the beautiful attractions that surround it. Download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure. Follow clues that will take you back in time to learn about the 150-year Turkish occupation of Buda while visiting the old castle walls. Unlock the secret stories of the places you visit as you solve the problem and guess the answers. See Budapest’s oldest Turkish bath, the tomb of an Islamic saint, and many more hidden places. Use the clues to lead you from one site to another. Each clue provides you with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Complete the tour in about 1.5 hours, however, there’s no time limit, allowin...

  • Budapest: Classic Buda Castle Walking Tour

    7. 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. Fr...

    The Hungarian guide showed that she has great knowledge of Hungary’s history and civilisation.

  • Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off 48-Hour Sightseeing Package

    8. Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off 48-Hour Sightseeing Package

    Spend 2 full days exploring Buda and Pest: 2 towns so beautiful, they put them together! Budapest is the “Paris of the East," a magnificent city that presides regally over both sides of the mighty Danube, and you can see it all on this 48-hour hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. With this ticket, you get access to the city’s sightseeing route on the lively hop-on and hop-off buses, some of which are open-top, for a full 48 hours. Access the green route and discover the Opera House, New York Palace, and Castle District. Live guides give commentary in English, while a computerized headset offers information in 16 different languages. The open-top buses are a perfect way to see the city in the sunshine, and come equipped with straw hats to use. In the event of unexpected rain, the buses will also provide you with raincoats. Meanwhile, closed buses have panoramic windows so you will never mi...

    The overall experience was nice. The red route is worthwhile but the yellow one certainly needs to be improved. Another comment: it was not clearly stated that the night bus tour was not included in the price. We thought that since we had bought the 48 hours ticket it would have been included. And we were never informed that the beer and the goulash dish were supposed to be offered in another place and not on board. So , try to be more specific in order to avoid misunderstandings

  • Budapest: 4-Hour Guided Bus Tour with River Cruise

    9. 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...

    Our tour guide Attila was amazing. Very informative and very polite. We enjoyed him and the tour very much.

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

    10. 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. Ha...

    We were really pleased with the service we received from “Tourist Angel”. She was quite knowledgeable and very kind. We learned a lot of fascinating facts about Hungary and its history. We would highly recommend anyone interested to know more about Hungary to get a tour from “Tourist Angel”

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What people are saying about Castle Hill, Budapest

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,016 reviews

It was very organised, informative and relaxing. The staff were very helpful and enthusiastic. We were told about the Historic buildings, their significance and basic history of Buda snd Pest . Well worth it!!!

Amazing boat, audio guide is super and the hosts are very friendly. Great value for money as you get 2 drinks for free and more than an hour going around the Danube in this amazing city

Great experience, worth the price and time. Guide is excellent and you get to hold a mammoth tooth.

Wonderful tour and optimal explanation of the sights. Highly recommended!

The tour was exactly as advertised with a very knowledgeable tour guide