Budapest Castle Hill Funicular

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Budapest: Classic Buda Castle Walking Tour

1. Budapest: Classic Buda Castle Walking Tour

Follow your guide through through the history and sights of the Buda Castle District on this walking tour in Budapest. Hear stories from Hungarian history as you see sights like the President's Palace, the Royal Palace, and the Hungarian Parliament building. Begin your tour at the Baroque Holy Trinity Statue and walk to the 15th century, Gothic Matthias Church. Admire the fairy-tale like Fishermen's Bastion and take in views of the Danube river and the Parliament building from the Neo-Romanesque terraces. Stroll along the old cobble-stone streets to get 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.  Marvel at stunning views of the other side of the city across the majestic Danube River from the royal terraces. Capture pictures of views of the Margaret Bridge, the Chain Bridge, the Elizabeth Bridge, and the Liberty Bridge. Visit the other side of the castle and enjoy an excellent view towards the forested Buda Hills from the medieval walls. End your tour near the Holy Trinity Statue where it began. 

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

2. 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. Have a 1-hour guided tour in the "Hospital in the Rock" WW2 underground bunker museum. This place used to be a secret military hospital hidden deep down below the Buda Castle. The hospital is part of a system of natural caves and tunnels, that stretches over nearly six miles. The museum that is located in the old rooms of the hospital was established to preserve its rich history.  See many rooms exhibiting hundreds of lifelike wax figures and showing you the story of the underground hospital, that was then turned into an atomic bunker during World War 2. Follow your guide through the tunnels of this place and get a feeling of what life during these times, especially as a wounded soldier must have looked like.

Budapest: Walking Tour in German

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

4. 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. 

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What people are saying about Budapest Castle Hill Funicular

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 199 reviews

Amazing tour guide who stopped frequently to tell us about the history behind the building. A lot of things we would have missed if we hadn't done the tour

Out guide Eva was very knowledgeable and passionate about her country. It made for a fun day. We would recommend highly.

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

Our tour guide was very informative and welcomed questions. Very worthwhile tour.

A very nice overview of the Buda area with an excellent guide!