Budapest Castle District Walk with Cafe Stop and Matthias Church Entry

Highlights

  • Small-group walking tour with licensed guide

  • A look into the fascinating past of Buda Castle area

  • Skip the line entry and guided visit to Matthias Church

  • Enjoy the panoramic lookout of Fisherman’s Bastion

Summary

On this guided tour you’ll learn all about the history of the Buda Castle District.

Tour info

Duration
2 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
15
Pricing
Adult: (18-99 years)
€39.00
Child: (3-12 years)
€19.00
Youth: (13-26 years)
€36.00
Commentary
English
Meeting Point

Budapest, Szentháromság tér, Budapest, 1014, HU

Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

Get a historical overview of the Buda Castle District, walk through the small cobblestone streets and squares with a professional local guide. You'll get a feel for its medieval aspects from the first stone laid to the present day use. Your guide will lead you through the Castle area and its historical points, occupations and roles it played throughout the Hungarian history. We'll also show you around inside the Matthias Church and tell its stories and legends. Enjoy the magnificent view over the city from Fisherman’s Bastion. 

This tour takes you back in time to see how Castle Hill was originally built and designed. You'll come to understand how the whole area was used over the centuries by many different cultures and nations.  You’ll walk through these major historical points and learn how the Castle District survived and helped its inhabitants defend and live through invasions and occupations for centuries.

During this tour, you will see the major sights including Royal Palace, the Presidential Palace, Disz  Square, Holy Trinity Square, Hess Andras Square. You’ll also take a break for coffee and cake in a cosy Café of the Castle District.





What’s included?

  • Skip the line entry and guided tour in Matthias Church

  • Licensed English speaking guide

  • Coffee and cake stop

Things to know

Before you book

  • 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 your religion

  • Participants will need to be fit for light continuous walking, for up to 2 hours

  • Diplomatic receptions in the Castle District can alter the tour route any time of the year.

Cancellation Policy

    Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

About operator:

Absolute Tours specializes in small-group and private walking, bike, e-bike tours and some themed tours, like alternative culture or communist history in Budapest. The tours run in English and as interactive participation of the guests encouraged, so we never use headphones.