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Budapest: The Castle District Self-Guided Walking Tour

1. Budapest: The Castle District Self-Guided Walking Tour

Discover at your own pace the magnificent castle hill, the historical district of Budapest! The castle is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The only thing you need to explore for 1 hour? Your smartphone! The voice of a local guide will guide you throughout the visit and the stories will be triggered automatically as you go along. Start your tour whenever you want, alone or with friends, far from tourist groups... During this 1h audio-guided tour, you will begin at the Vienna Gate, at the top of the hill. Learn how Budapest was born, an ancient Roman city named Aquincum! Then, discover the buildings that proudly stand on this historic hill: the Matthias Church, the Trinity Monument, the Fishermen's Bastion and many others! You will then have the opportunity to admire a magnificent panorama that overlooks the entire city. From here you will learn the stories of the Parliament, the Marguerite Bridge or the Basilica of Saint Stephen. The view is amazing. Continue your journey and learn the history of Budapest: Austrian domination, World War II, etc. You will also discover many anecdotes. Do you know the first doctor who demonstrated the importance of handwashing to reduce disease transmission ? We often talk about him during the Covid-19 crisis! You will then arrive in front of the Royal Palace of Buda, an imposing building with its large green dome. A short stop at a terrace or a shop, a small craving? Resume the visit when you want, right where you paused. It's impossible to get lost. The guide provides clear audio directions and a map indicates clear directions to follow in real time. And if you take a wrong turn, the integrated geo-localization feature will get you back on track in no time! customize your itinerary as you wish, relax and enjoy a fun and entertaining tour of Castle district, at your own pace. As all good things must come to an end, you will achieve your discovery with a nice walk along the castle's descent where a panoramic view of the Pest side of Budapest will be right before your eyes. The final point of the tour is Budapest's Mile Zero, the point from which all distances in Hungary are measured!

Budapest: Guided Walking Tour of the Buda Castle District

2. Budapest: Guided Walking Tour of the Buda Castle District

Visit the Buda Castle District on a guided walking tour in Budapest. Learn about the history of this district and see popular sights including the Mary Magdalene Tower, Sándor Palace, and more. Meet your guide near the Vienna Gate, in the heart of the Castle District. Then, set out to explore the Old Town, passing by important historical buildings as you go. See the Mary Magdalene Tower, Matthias Church, the Fisherman's Bastion, and the old Café Ruszwurm, one of Europe's oldest pastry shops, and learn about each of these sights from your guide. Your walking tour continues to the old buildings of Buda Castle which once housed government offices and ministries. Admire the Royal Stables, Sándor Palace, and the Royal Castle, and glimpse the Castle Funicular. Your tour comes to an end outside the Budapest Castle Bazaar. Feel free to keep exploring on your own from here, visiting the nearby Chain Bridge or the Royal Gardens. 

Budapest: Kingdom of Many Nations 3-Hour Walking Tour

3. 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 witness to the area’s multi-ethnic past. Along the way, see numerous town palaces, including an 18th-century pharmacist’s house where you will get an insight into the extensive damage caused by the siege of Buda in the first months of 1945. Visit a secret garden, and see 2 wooden hussars and a stone statue of a hussar who conquered Berlin. Hear about the mythical Turul bird, a genius baron and his amazing chess machine, and the reason why the bells of Catholic churches chime at Midday. End your tour at Vienna Gate, and enjoy views to Obuda (Old Buda), where the Romans founded the city as “Aquincum.”

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What people are saying about Vienna Gate, Budapest

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 13 reviews

Okay this was my first time using the Rewind app and I LOVED it. I’m terrible with directions but had no troubles following this at all. I’m a solo traveler and I loved being able to just walk around while the app chatted with me about what I was seeing. I’ll be looking for more of these on all my travels!

Highly recommended tour with an excellent German-speaking guide! He reacted calmly to our delay, was immediately available by phone and led the tour very professionally, entertainingly and with the right sense of humour.

Perfect day, excellent leadership, extensive expertise, space-time/management balanced, conclusion: definitely do it

audio guide system allows you to be independent and to visit at our speed, and in French