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: Comfortable 3.5-Hour Guided E-Bike Tour

    3. 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: Buda Castle District Exploration Game and Tour

    4. 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: 4-Hour Guided Bus Tour with River Cruise

    5. 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 City Sightseeing Tour

    6. Budapest City Sightseeing Tour

    Anyone hoping to experience the beautiful city of Budapest in a different way is sure to love this city sightseeing tour. With your knowledgeable guide leading the way, explore each of Budapest's most important historic sights and landmarks on a small-group tour. Delve into the city's many famous highlights such as the beloved and impressive Castle District, featuring the stunning Fishermen's Bastion and the grand Matthias Church. From there, visit Gellért Hill, home to the city's breathtaking citadel. Pass the renowned State Opera, the majestic Parliament building, St. Stephen's Basilica, and the city's synagogues along Dohány Street. While most conventional tours last for 2 to 3 hours, this unique tour can be extended to as you like, letting you explore more of Budapest's many points of interest, conveniently and hassle-free. Let yourself be carried away by the Hungarian capital's am...

    Higly recommend..We have seen all major spots and got very good informations.Atila was a really good guide.

  • Budapest: TukTuk Tour with Zwack Unicum Distillery Tour

    7. Budapest: TukTuk Tour with Zwack Unicum Distillery Tour

    See all the spectacular sights of Budapest and take a distillery tour, all while cruising in a TukTuk. After being picked up from your hotel, you’ll be off and motoring in your TukTuk. As you roll through the city streets you’ll see some of Pest’s most famous locales including St.Stephen's Basilica, Hungarian State Opera House, Heroes Square, Széchenyi Spa, the old Jewish District, and the Great Market Hall. Hop off the TukTuk and take 1-hour guided tour of the Zwack Distillery and Museum. The Zwack distillery is the oldest distillery in the capital, and unicum herbal liqueur is regarded as a national drink. Take a swig of this iconic herbal liquor during a tasting. After the tour, see all the sights there are to see on the Buda side. Check out the secessionist Gellért Bath, the Philosopher’s Garden, the Castle Garden Bazaar, the Castle District, the Matthias Church, and the Fisherman’...

  • Budapest: Buda Castle Caves Walking Tour

    8. Budapest: Buda Castle Caves Walking Tour

    Explore a part of the network of underground tunnels under the Castle Hill with your guide. Learn more about the history and role of the cave tunnels and its geology. Admire the natural limestone and the manpower that went into creating this labyrinth cave system. Meet your guide at the meeting point on Trinity Square (Szentháromság tér) and enter the Buda Castle underground cave system. After a short introduction you will start your tour and learn about the history of the labyrinth-like of cave system which once served as wine cellars, bomb shelters and even a medieval prison. The length of your tour is approximately 1.5km (1 mile) and you will get the chance to admire the natural limestone caverns and the 800-year-old man-made cellars in one of the most unique caves of Hungary. The tour is a journey through time during which you will be able to learn a lot about not only the geology ...

    We really enjoyed the walking tour underground!! Is good to feel that your walking under the road.. Don't forget to take a jacket! Mrs Vicky the tour operator she was really good. She answered every question we made to her. She is a very pleasant person and made us feel all as a team. Thank you mrs Vicky! I really recommend this tour

  • Budapest: Kingdom of Many Nations 3-Hour Walking Tour

    9. Budapest: Kingdom of Many Nations 3-Hour Walking Tour

    Enjoy a 3-hour walking tour of Castle Hill and explore the monuments of Budapest’s oldest neighborhoods. Wander down cobblestone streets to see Baroque and Gothic façades, and gaze at the imposing palace on the southern tip of Castle Hill as well as the colored roof of Matthias Church. Explore the seat of royal power, rebuilt, extended, burned down and rebuilt again before it got its current appearance after World War II. Stroll past the Presidential Palace and National Dance Theatre to enter Castle Hill’s residential district, and learn how it was destroyed by the Hapsburg¬ troops that retook it from the Turks in 1686, and again when the Russians crushed the besieged troops of Nazi¬ Germany in 1945. Marvel at the decorated roof of Matthias Church, before a look at its amazing interior. The remnants of a Medieval synagogue, and a monument to the last Turkish pasha to rule Buda bear wi...

  • Buda Castle: Private Walking Tour

    10. 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.

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What people are saying about Castle Hill, Budapest

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 756 reviews

Our guide was very dedicated and informed. He responded to the wishes of the group and was even able to show new people who have lived in Budapest for 20 years. Spontaneous, creative. In the end we got a little out of time, so the drive up to the castle hill and back turned out to be quite quick. Super German !!!

Atilla was a great tour guide with extensive knowledge of the area and the city. It was a great way to see the area and lots of beautiful buildings and interesting historical monuments

Excellent tour, very knowledgeable guide and the caves are phenomenal. Highly recommend. This was a highlight of our weeklong visit.

What I loved the most was my guide’s deep historical knowledge - he knew EVERYTHING I asked about.

The view was spectacular and the staff very friendly!