Lonely Planet Experiences: Small-Group Buda Castle Tour

Lonely Planet Experiences: Small-Group Buda Castle Tour

From US$ 65.85 per person

Hit the historical side of Budapest during this walking tour on the Castle Hill. Peek into the city’s oldest confectionary shop, hear stories and tales of the area’s past, and enjoy a few surprises along the way!

About this activity

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Duration 2.5 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
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  • Discover the secrets behind Budapest’s iconic landmarks with a local
  • Admire the Parliament building and the view of the waterfront from the top of Castle Hill
  • Lose yourself in the history of the winding streets of Castle District, which dates back to the 13th century
  • Soak up the atmosphere of a beloved mid-19th century pastry shop
Full description
Experience the best travel stories for yourself! Join a local expert and uncover hidden gems on this Lonely Planet Experience. Get to know the real Hungary with this historical Budapest tour. You will begin with a short minibus ride to reach the entrance gate of the Castle District, where you’ll set off on your Budapest adventure. Pass by historical buildings that seem to be silent and sleepy, but just wait until your guide tells you stories from behind the walls! Enjoy the small architectural details prevalent in the Castle District and hear tales of former inhabitants and owners of the houses. Next up on your Budapest tour, you’ll pass by the oldest confectionary shop of the city and visit the first private art gallery of Hungary. After taking a walk around the Royal Palace and admiring the breath-taking view from the hilltop, you’ll walk back to the residential part of the Castle District. Here, we have time for a surprising discovery in the Hotel Hilton before the Budapest tour comes to an end at Matthias Church, one of the most beautiful buildings in the city.  At the end of your tour, your guide will give you some local tips on where to go to enjoy a glass of wine or lunch in the district.
  • Transportation as indicated
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Entrance ticket to Matthias Church
  • Small sample of local food specialties
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Inside the Széll Kálmán tér Metro Station - Metro line 2 / red line - at the top of the escalator.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Cancellations made more than 2 days prior to travel receive a full refund. Cancellations made 2 days or less prior to travel attract a 100% cancellation fee.
  • Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusive. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this day tour in Budapest.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Service
    5.0 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
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Excellent - well informed local guide

They were very accommodating - got my days mixed up but they allowed me to join the tour on the day that I was there - Thursday 24th August 2017. Think her name was Paulana - she was excellent a very good listener and very well informed - took us off the beaten track and showed us a huge amount and shared her knowledge.

September 8, 2017

Great knowledge, fun story telling & good picture spots.

A highly recommended tour!

June 24, 2018

Guide très agréable et disponible

October 28, 2019

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