ABOUT THE Buda Castle Free Tour
This tour is offered by our partner Go Zeppelin Tours Budapest
Explore the emblematic Buda Castle during approximately 2h15min and learn about Budapest’s mediaeval origins. Your local guide will take you on a journey through time from Aquincum, the first city created by the Roman Empire, to the Battle of Budapest near the end of World War II. During this free tour you’ll see some of the monuments that have become a symbol of the city, including the Royal Palace, Matthias Church and the iconic Fisherman's Bastion - possibly Budapest’s most photographed viewpoint.
The Buda Castle Free Tour starts at Holy Trinity Square (Szentháromság tér), in front of the Mathias Church, and finishes at the Fisherman's Bastion (the Halászbástya).
A fairy tale story
Visiting the Buda Castle is like travelling back in time. With the guides of Go Zeppelin Tours you’ll explore this UNESCO-listed gem in depth. You’ll learn about Matthias Corvinus, one of the great kings of the Renaissance in Europe, and how the castle walls became one of the last Nazi trenches during the Battle of Budapest.
Your expert guide will take you on a journey filled with myths and legends, where sometimes reality and fiction become one. You’ll hear the true story of Count Dracula, the most famous vampire in history, who was once imprisoned in the Buda Castle Labyrinth, and you’ll learn about Princess Margaret and her peculiar way of fighting against foreign invasions.
Undoubtedly, the Buda Castle Free Tour is a must when in Budapest. Join your local guide on this incredible journey through history where kings, vampires and mythological creatures come together to learn about the oldest and most magical history of Budapest.
Tours in Budapest are offered by our partners, Go Zeppelin Tours. While you may not see the trademark SANDEMANs red umbrellas (look instead for the Go Zeppelin Tours umbrellas), we only work with partners we know, trust, and who have been vetted by us to ensure they meet the same standards you are used to enjoying in SANDEMANs’ own cities. We are proud to partner with Go Zeppelin Tours and are sure you’ll love their tours as much as we do!Read more
The Buda Castle Free Tour starts at Holy Trinity Square (Szentháromság tér), in front of the Mathias Church
- Climb to the top of the Castle Hill through the mediaeval castle walls
- Discover how the Romans and Mongols forged the origin of the city of Budapest
- Find out who King Matthias Corvino was and learn about the peculiar story behind his name
- Discover the Buda Castle Labyrinth and hear the true story of Count Dracula
- Learn about the Tower of Mary Magdalene and its importance during the Ottoman rule
- Hear the funny story of András Hadik
- Marvel at the Matthias Church
- End the tour at the Fisherman's Bastion and enjoy one of the most impressive views of the Parliament and the city of Pest
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- Local English-speaking guide
- Gratuities for the guide (optional)
- This activity is operated by our partner Go Zeppelin Tours Budapest. This experience is not provided by SANDEMANs, but has been chosen by our specialists from an array of offers based on their quality and value
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We only work with partners we know, trust, and who have been vetted by us to ensure they meet the same standards you are used to enjoying in SANDEMANs’ own cities.
We are proud to partner with Go Zeppelin Tours Budapest and are sure you’ll love their tours as much as we do.
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