Secrets of the Buda Castle District & Matthias Church Tour

Explore the historic castle district of the Hungarian capital and get to know the real Budapest! Visit the Buda Castle and other attractions in the castle district and enjoy the breathtaking views from the Buda Castle Hill. A 3-hour walking tour with a historian, including a visit inside the Matthias Church.

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Inclusions in Secrets of the Buda Castle Tour

  • 3h Walking Tour
  • Professional English Guide
  • Entry to Matthias Church
  • Guided Tour inside Matthias Church
  • Visit at the Hungarian Presidential Palace (Sandor Palace)
  • Visiting Fisherman’s Bastion (lower terraces)
  • 1 Drink (Coffee or Tea or 300 ml Soft Drink)

Dates & Hours

Duration: 3 hours

Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays Sundays

Hours: from 2.30pm to 5pm

Prices of Castle & Church Tour

€45 / Person (min. age: 14 years)

Book online now to secure your place in this highly interesting walking tour.

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Highlights of the Secrets of the Buda Castle Tour

  • Visiting the Matthias Church (Guided Tour inside the Church)
  • Exploring more hidden parts of the Castle District
  • Visit at the Hungarian Presidential Palace (Sandor Palace)
  • Panoramic views of the Parliament & the Pest side
  • Visiting the Fisherman’s Bastion
  • Getting to know the history of Budapest and Hungary
  • Fascinating stories about the Buda Castle from the Middle Ages to World War II
  • Getting to know the cultural background and everyday lives of people
  • Visiting a Coffee and cake shop in the Buda Castle: drinks included in the price

Historical overview of the Buda Castle district, with a private walk through the small cobblestone streets and squares. Feeling the medieval aspects from the first stone laid to the present-day use. Your guide who is a historian will lead you through the castle area and the historical points, occupations and roles it played throughout the Hungarian history.

History & Secrets of the Buda Castle Hill

The castle tour takes you back in time of how the Buda Castle Hill was originally built and designed. You will learn about how people lived here, how the castle and its surrounding area were and have been used over the centuries by many different cultures and nations.

Buda Castle District Budapest
Buda Castle District Budapest / Andreas Metz

During the castle tour you will walk through the major historical attractions and sights, and learn about how the castle district survived and helped its inhabitants defend and live through invasions and occupations for many a centuries.

Attractions and Sights of the Buda Castle District

During the tour you will see the major areas of the Buda Royal Palace, the Hungarian Presidential Palace, the historical squares of the Buda Castle district, such as Disz Square, Holy Trinity Square, Hess Andras Square, and you will visit the famous lookout towers and terraces of the Fisherman’s Bastion.

Matthias Church Buda Castle
Matthias Church in Buda Castle District

You will be shown around inside the (neo)-Gothic Matthias Church and hear about its stories and legends.
There is a pleasant break with coffee and cake in a cosy Café of the Castle District.

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Note: 

Please wear decent garments (covering shoulders and thighs) when visiting the Matthias Church in the Buda Castle. Male visitors are requested to enter with bare head – unless this is against the rules of their religion.

Exclusions in Buda Castle Tour

  • Entry to National Gallery inside the Buda Castle
  • Entry to Budapest History Museum inside the Buda Castle
  • Entry to Szechenyi Library inside the Buda Castle
  • Pick up before Castle Tour
  • Drop off after Castle Tour
  • Gratuity
Shooting Arrow in Buda Castle Budapest Tour
Shooting Arrow in Buda Castle / Discover Budapest Tour

Miscellaneous Details of Buda Castle Tour

Days of Tour: every day (please note that most museums are closed in the Buda Castle district on Mondays)

Drop-in: not accepted, please book in advance in the tour reservation form

Meeting point: in front of the Burg Hotel at Holy Trinity Square, Buda Castle

Tour finishes at Matthias Church, Buda Castle

Condition: for tourists who are fit for 2.5 hours light walking

Weather: the tour is in all weather conditions, rains or shines

Refund: 90% of the tour fee is refundable if cancelled 4 days in advance (10% of the fee will be retained for admin costs). If the cancellation takes place within 4 days before the tour date, the fee is non-refundable. If you do not show up at the tour, the tour fee is not refundable.

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