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Budapest Castle District Walk with Matthias Church Entry & Cafe Stop

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Budapest, Hungary

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Admire the beautiful Buda Castle District on a walking tour in Budapest. Follow a local guide around the cobblestone streets and hear stories of the city’s rich history. See UNESCO World Heritage sites like the Royal Palace, as well as the lesser-known landmarks such as Sandor Palace. Be sure to capture pictures with family and friends from the panoramic lookout of Fisherman’s Bastion before you head out.
  • Walking tour of the Buda Castle District, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • View Buda Castle, also called Buda Royal Palace (Kiralyi Palota)
  • Walk over the cobblestone streets of Castle Hill (Varhegy)
  • See medieval squares and Matthias Church (Matays-templom)
  • Visit Fisherman's Bastion for amazing views of the Danube
  • Enjoy a stop for coffee and cake
Coffee and cake stop
English speaking guide
Skip the line entry and guided tour in Matthias Church
Transport to the meeting point or from the conclusion point
Gratuities

Departure Point

Budapest, Szentháromság tér, 1014 Hungary

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your tour begins at a central location in Budapest, where your personable guide meets you. From there, make your way to the Buda Castle District and hear about the history of the area as you go.

Get some light exercise climbing the steps up to the Royal Palace, set in the Buda Castle District. As you pass the old-world charm of Holy Trinity, and Disz Square, you also have the chance to see sites slightly off the beaten path.

Continuing on through the cobblestone streets, stop at the beautiful Matthias Church, named after King Matthias, and also known as The Church of Mary. Enjoy priority admission and a guided tour inside the church to learn more.

Your guide ends your tour with a glimpse of the seven towers. Head to the lookout point of Fisherman’s Bastion, which boasts one of the best views of the city. Take a picture from the top as you spot Margaret Island, Parliament, and the beautiful waters of the Danube below. After admiring the panoramic view, you have the option of traveling back to your original departure point with your guide or continuing to explore the area on your own.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Holy Trinity Column
The tour starts at the column and your guide will have a short introduction at the beginning of the tour
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Halaszbastya
Guests can enjoy the panorama from the Castle Hill over the city and the Danube, Parliament, Margaret Island
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Statue of St Stephen
The guide will introduce the brief history of Hungary at the statue of the state founder St Stephen
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Matthias Church
The tour will show you the historical church inside and your guide will give a detailed description.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Varhegy
The guest can marvel at the old cobble stoned streets along the Castle area.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Sandor Palace
The guide will introduce the Hungarian Presidential Palace
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Becsi Kapu Square
The guests can see one of the main gates of the Castle area
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Buda Castle
The Palace area is open and guests can enter the inner courtyard. Today the complex houses several museums.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Arpad Toth Promenade (Setany)
Peaceful promenade offers a relaxed walk to Disz Square with beautiful view over the Taban district and Buda Hills
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Disz Square
Of of the entrances of the Castle area
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear modest clothing (covering the shoulders and thighs) when visiting the church. Male visitors are requested to enter with a bare head - unless this is against the rules of their religion.
  • We reserve the right to alter and change tour programs without prior notice due to construction, city closures for events, festivals and so on throughout the year.
  • Participants will need to be fit for light continuous walking, for up to 2.5 hours
  • Tour goes in all weather conditions so please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Absolute Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Budapest Castle District Walk with Matthias Church Entry & Cafe Stop?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Budapest Castle District Walk with Matthias Church Entry & Cafe Stop.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Budapest Castle District Walk with Matthias Church Entry & Cafe Stop?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Budapest Castle District Walk with Matthias Church Entry & Cafe Stop.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Budapest Castle District Walk with Matthias Church Entry & Cafe Stop?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Budapest Castle District Walk with Matthias Church Entry & Cafe Stop.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Budapest Castle District Walk with Matthias Church Entry & Cafe Stop?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Budapest Castle District Walk with Matthias Church Entry & Cafe Stop.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Not part of the Tour, but do not miss "Hospital In The Rock" in the district, the Military Museum and so much more!" See review
  • "Really worth doing this is our first activity during our visit!" See review

Reviews

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Excellent tour
ncww
, Jan 2020
Really knowledgeable guide who gave us so much context for the sights, the history of the area as well as Hungary in general. Really worth doing this is our first activity during our visit!
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Budapest Castle Tour
Dennis7120
, Nov 2019
Our guide Monica was the best!! After cancelling our initial tour and rescheduling it for the next day, Viator went out of the way to make the tour as easy and accessible as possible. A great company and quite reliable. Couldn't have been more pleased with our guide and the service provided.
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Great Guide
judymac123
, Sep 2019
Krisztina was a knowledgeable and honest tour guide. She shared just the right amount of history with us. We were on data overload from 3 weeks of traveling but Krisztina was so interesting. The Buda side of the river was beautiful and appealing.
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Don't miss this!
patcO4404EL
, Sep 2019
Balint from Absolute Tours was a wonderful, fun and knowledgeable guide through this very unique district with so much to see, so much history to take in and lots of really interesting places pointed out to be sure to explore on our own. We had a lovely morning tea at one of Balint's favourite cafes while listening to more tales of yesteryear in Buda. St. Matthias Church is magnificent - you have to go yourself to appreciate it. The views over the Danube and Pest are fantastic; there are so many lunch venues to choose from. Not part of the Tour, but do not miss "Hospital In The Rock" in the district, the Military Museum & so much more! It's fun to ride on the funicular up to the Castle District too. You need a whole day to cover the Castle District, but the Walking Tour was a fantastic starting point. Thanks Balint
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Great tour and our guide Cristina...
Natasha K
, Aug 2018
Great tour and our guide Cristina was wonderful! The highlight of the tour was definitely visiting St. Mathias church, the views from the Fisherman's Bastion and the break with snacks at a local shop. The other pleasant surprise was that this tour said 2.5 hours but it actually lasted a bit over 3 hours. It would have been good to know this for sure, since we had another tour afterwards, which limited our time getting there. Overall a very nice experience.
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Knowledgeable and friendly guide
Vucci
, Jul 2018
Kristine was our guide around Castle hill She was welcoming and gently lead us through the history of Budapest, and St. Mathias church. She answered all our questions and her calm demeanor made our stroll on the hill so very pleasant. I would recommend Kristina as a tour guide anytime!!!
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On the Budapest Castle Walking Tour...
radar_25
, Mar 2018
On the Budapest Castle Walking Tour we had the opportunity to visit Matthias Church and learn about its history. It is definitely one of the most unique and most beautiful churches we have seen in Europe. It was nice that the Fisherman's Bastion was included in the tour, but we felt slightly rushed through this portion we would have enjoyed more time to walk the entire length to enjoy the view of the city. The coffee and cake was an enjoyable break and chance to relax. Our tour guide, George, was very knowledgeable about the history of Budapest and we enjoyed having him as our guide.
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Generally the tour was ok. We...
Peter L
, Nov 2017
Generally the tour was ok. We visited Fishermen Bastion, Matthias Church, Royal Palace, The guiding could have been richer in information and stories, make the whole thing more unforgettable. But it is possible for a foreign tourist the info was sufficient, I am complaing just because as local I know more about these buildings, its history and just because off this base, I wanted even more.
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The guide was amazing, with lots of...
Maria S
, Oct 2017
The guide was amazing, with lots of knowledge and comments far from the basic, well speaking, details, photos, he always adapted the tour to our needs, explained everytihing in na enthousiastic way, stop at the end with beverage and cake was the very best too
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The guide I can't remember his name...
krs2425
, Oct 2017
The guide I can't remember his name was great. My family ended up having a private tour since no one else had booked on this day. The tour guide was very personable and informative. I would defiantly recommend this tour!
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