Free tour

Wonders of Hungarian History - Buda Castle

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: English
Guru: Matthew
Quality Verified Registered on July 10, 2022

I was born in Hungary. I got my degree in Hungarian Culture and History. I studied in Canada and in the UK. I have taught Hungarian History in International Schools. My passions lie in music, teaching and football. I cannot wait to share them with you. Hope to see ypu soon.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

My tour starts from Matthias Church in Buda Castle a minute's walk from Holy Trinity Square.
 Look out for the SkyBlue Umbrella.
We walk along the castle district and you can enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of Budapest. You will have a chance to see the world-famous sights of the palace district.

Just to mention some of the attractions : 

  • Royal Palace
  • Matthias Fountain
  • Lion's Court
  • St.George's Square
  • Fisherman's Bastion
  • House of Houdini and many more

We walk through time and space to discover 800 years of history of Buda Castle, stories of kings and settlers, fights, and romances.

Please note that the tour is not suitable for wheelchair users and not safe for baby carriages.

I would love to be your guide and share my passion for the wonders of Hungarian History.
I hope to see you soon :) 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Budapest, Szentháromság tér 2, 1014 H...
    Budapest, Szentháromság tér 2, 1014 Hungary
  • 1
    Outside visit
    Matthias Church
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Fisherman's Bastion
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Hilton, Buda Castle District
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Ruszwurm Confectionery

    Sissy's favourite cake shop

  • 5
    Outside visit

    Statue of Andras Hadik

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Buda Castle

    Walls of the Fortress, Cherry Trees, Janos Hill

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Buda Castle

    Statue of Turul Bird

  • 8
    Outside visit

    Palace District

  • 9
    Outside visit
    Budapest Castle Hill Funicular

    Breathtaking view of Chain Bridge, Parliament and Basilica

  • 10
    Outside visit

    Lion's Gate

  • 11
    Outside visit
    Matthias Fountain

    Palace District

  • 12
    Outside visit

    Savoy Terrace

  • 13
    Outside visit
    Disz Square

    House of Houdini

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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David 09 Jun 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2023
Because of the rain, no one turned up except us. Mathew was not only kind, but professional in continuing with us. He was so enthusiastic in wanting to show us the gems of this tour. His knowledge of history and the geography of the city must be praised. We truly appreciate the tour and wish him the best. We hope that he will remain with Guru so that others can enjoy the passion of his work.
Diane 08 Jun 2023

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Travelled in group - Jun 2023
Highly, highly recommend this tour with Matthew. He's a native Hungarian with expertise in Hungarian history. His passion to share his knowledge of history as well as local places to not miss is invaluable. Wish we could take his other tour tomorrow.
Alex 30 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Great guide, very knowledgeable and friendly, also took us to some unexpected places not known by other guides!
Alissa 30 May 2023

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Travelled alone - May 2023
Matthew is very knowledgeable, and added a lot of history to the context of the walk and sights. Also a very nice person, takes time to give tips for the rest of the trip!
Aafke 28 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
We really enjoyed our two hour walk with Matthew. He was very passionate and had a lot of knowlegde about the history of Hungary and Buda. He also gave us recommendations for the rest of our stay. Highly recommended!!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 100 people.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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