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Buda Castle (Budai Vár) Tours and Activities

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Perched on a hilltop overlooking the Danube riverfront, the Buda Castle (Budai Vár), or Buda Royal Palace, is one of Budapest’s most photographed landmarks. The magnificent palace dates back to the 13th century, but has been destroyed and rebuilt multiple times throughout history, most recently in a neo-baroque style.

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Night-Time Dark History and Vampire Walking Tour in Buda Castle District

Night-Time Dark History and Vampire Walking Tour in Buda Castle District

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See a different side of Budapest with this night tour around the Buda Castle District. As well as passing key landmarks—such as Buda Castle and Matthias Church, the tour reveals mysterious stories that you wouldn’t find in a guidebook. Highlights include tales of Vlad Dracula, the city’s dark history, and notorious characters from the 19th century.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Budapest Evening Sightseeing Cruise

Budapest Evening Sightseeing Cruise

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Cruise the Danube River in the evening on a sightseeing cruise through Budapest. With a beverage in hand, take in the famous sights of Budapest along the banks of the river, deemed a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$10.36
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Budapest Private Luxury Sightseeing Tour

Budapest Private Luxury Sightseeing Tour

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Budapest is full of UNESCO-listed monuments, architectural wonders, and lively markets, but visiting on a group tour means a fixed itinerary and less time to explore. Instead, maximize your time with a private tour by luxury vehicle and tick off attractions such as Buda Castle, Széchenyi Thermal Bath, St Stephen’s Basilica, and the Central Market. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$322.24
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Budapest Danube River Sightseeing Night Cruise by Legenda City Cruises

Budapest Danube River Sightseeing Night Cruise by Legenda City Cruises

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View Budapest’s floodlit landmarks by boat on a Danube River evening cruise. Settle on the glass-enclosed vessel, and admire the cityscapes as you cruise by the UNESCO-listed riverbanks, glass in hand. Admire the Hungarian Parliament and Buda Castle district twinkling with lights, and sail under the illuminated Chain Bridge and other bridges. Your choice of Champagne, wine, beer, soda, or mineral water, Wi-Fi, and onboard film and commentary included.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.87
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Budapest Castle District Walk with Matthias Church Entry
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Budapest Castle District Walk with Matthias Church Entry

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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.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Fast Track Entrance to Széchenyi Spa with Dinner Cruise and live music

Fast Track Entrance to Széchenyi Spa with Dinner Cruise and live music

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Combine two essential Budapest experiences into one great-value Super Saver tour! First, relax and unwind at Budapest’s largest public bath, the Széchenyi Spa, where you can pamper yourself with a steam, soak and scrub, or indulge with an aromatherapy massage (optional). Then, set sail along the Danube River for a romantic evening cruise and tuck into a delicious candlelit dinner on-board. Sip Hungarian sparkling wine and enjoy live folk music as you gaze out over the UNESCO-listed waterfront and spot Budapest landmarks like the Parliament Building, the Chain Bridge and Buda Castle.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.92
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Big Bus Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Big Bus Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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This Big Bus hop-on hop-off tour of Budapest is one of the easiest ways to get around the city while you’re traveling. Book your 1-, 2-, or 3-day ticket and explore at your own pace. The route stops at many key areas of Budapest, including Heroes’ Square, the Hungarian Parliament Building, St. Stephen’s Basilica, and the Hungarian State Opera House. The bus offers recorded commentary about Budapest's sights in several languages.
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  • 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.26
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Budapest in a Day Private Luxury Sightseeing Tour

Budapest in a Day Private Luxury Sightseeing Tour

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Budapest is full of UNESCO-listed monuments, architectural wonders, and lively markets, but visiting on a group tour means a fixed itinerary and less time to explore. Instead, maximise your time with a private full-day tour by luxury vehicle and tick off attractions such as Buda Castle, Széchenyi Thermal Bath, St Stephen’s Basilica, and the Central Market. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$655.99
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$655.99
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Budapest: Night Cruise with Welcome Drink & Audio Guide

Budapest: Night Cruise with Welcome Drink & Audio Guide

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Budapest dazzles at night, so get a romantic new perspective on the Hungarian capital with this popular evening cruise. Glide down the Danube River past illuminated landmarks like the impressive Parliament Building, sparkling bridges, lively Pest promenade, and Buda Castle. Kick off the festive, hour-long voyage with a welcome drink of sparkling wine, and learn about passing sights through recorded English commentary.
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  • 55 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.26
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Entrance to Széchenyi Spa & Guided Palinka Experience Combo Ticket

Entrance to Széchenyi Spa & Guided Palinka Experience Combo Ticket

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Skip the line at Széchenyi Spa, the largest public bath Budapest with 18 indoor and outdoor pools. Under neo-baroque domes, enjoy full-day access to a handful of steam rooms, saunas, and springs-fed baths. Dip in the impressive outdoor pool or soak up the sauna in the city that is famous for its relaxing baths. This ticket includes your own locker or changing cabin and the option to upgrade your experience with a massage.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$31.07
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Budapest Romantic Private Tuk Tuk Tour
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Budapest Romantic Private Tuk Tuk Tour

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Cover more ground and zip around the sights in a motorized Tuk Tuk on this private 2-hour tour of Budapest. Admire the UNESCO-listed monuments of the Danube riverfront and the Buda Castle Quarter, cross over to Margaret island, and explore neighborhoods like the Tabán and Gellért Hill.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.62
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Budapest Danube Bend Full-Day Tour with Lunch
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Budapest Danube Bend Full-Day Tour with Lunch

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Discover the sights of the Danube Bend in one trip on this full-day tour from Budapest. Drive across the border into Slovakia, and visit Esztergom’s green-domed Basilica, the seat of Hungary’s Catholic church. Then, admire the Danube views from hilltop Visegrad Castle and enjoy a guided stroll around cobbled Szentendre, famous for its art shops. Hotel pickup, lunch, and return transport, with a Danube boat ride back to Budapest (May-September), are included.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.11
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City Sightseeing Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Boat Ride

City Sightseeing Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Boat Ride

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Discover Budapest’s most beloved attractions on a hop-on hop-off bus tour, valid for 24, 48, or 72 hours from the first time of use. Find a seat inside or amid the fresh air of the upper deck, and pass landmarks like the Parliament building, the UNESCO-listed Royal Palace, and the Hungarian State Opera House, hopping on and off whenever you like. For a more comprehensive experience, upgrade your ticket to include a cruise and a night tour.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes to 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$31.07
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Budapest Segway Tour

Budapest Segway Tour

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See the sights of Budapest as you cruise the city on a Segway. This tour offers a choice of durations for your guided trip around central Pest. An orientation is provided before the tour begins so that you feel comfortable when it comes time to navigate the streets. Ride past top attractions like St. Stephen’s Basilica, the Hungarian State Opera House and Andrassy Avenue along the way.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Dinner & Cruise on the Danube in Budapest

Dinner & Cruise on the Danube in Budapest

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Experience the beautiful sights of Budapest on a cruise along the Danube River. See famous landmarks such as the Chain Bridge, which connects the eastern and western sides of the city, as well as Buda Castle. On board you can enjoy wine and Hungarian sparkling wine and a buffet-style dinner included on the cruise, based on the tour option selected. Live music sets the mood as you glide past the capital city’s stunning backdrop.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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Private All Day Danube Bend Tour From Budapest with lunch and cruise

Private All Day Danube Bend Tour From Budapest with lunch and cruise

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Visiting the Danube cities of Esztergom, Visegrad, and Szentendre from Budapest in one day is tricky without a car. On this private full-day tour, travel to all three in an air-conditioned vehicle. Accompanied by a guide, explore the cathedral in Esztergom. Take in the views in Visegrad and enjoy a local lunch. Stroll through the scenic streets of Szentendre. During the warmer months, take a river cruise back to Budapest.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$111.33
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Budapest City Sightseeing Half-Day Tour

Budapest City Sightseeing Half-Day Tour

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If you’re short on time in Budapest or want an overview of the city to help plan your sightseeing, this half-day tour is ideal. Settle into an air-conditioned coach and view the must-sees of Hungary’s capital as your guide shares their history. See the Parliament, St. Stephen’s Basilica, and Heroes Square; stroll around the Buda Castle district; and admire city views from hilltop Gellert Citadel. Hotel pickup and central drop-off, plus choice of departure times included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.92
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Budapest Card

Budapest Card

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Discover Budapest with a 24, 48, 72, 96 or 120-hour Budapest Card, providing discounts, tours and transportation while you explore the city independently. Enjoy free entry to top museums, two complimentary walking tours, admission to the thermal baths and more. Your card also includes discounts at popular restaurants, free public transportation and a guidebook with helpful information about the included services.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.32
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Budapest Hungarian Parliament Visit and City Sightseeing Tour

Budapest Hungarian Parliament Visit and City Sightseeing Tour

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See inside the Hungarian Parliament and check out Budapest’s highlights on this city tour. Enjoy skip-the-line entry to the neo-Gothic Parliament and admire its chambers and crown jewels — the medieval ‘Holy Crown’ once worn by Hungary’s monarchs. Then, tour the best of Budapest, seeing the Margaret Bridge, Buda Castle district, St. Stephen’s Basilica, and more as you uncover the city’s history. Includes air-conditioned transport, Parliament admission, hotel pickup, and choice of morning or afternoon departure.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$55.24
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Budapest Tuk Tuk City Tour

Budapest Tuk Tuk City Tour

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Hop into a soft-top tuk-tuk with a driver-guide and explore Budapest by three wheels on this shared tour. Most commonly found in Asia, tuk-tuks are perfect for navigating Budapest’s streets and discovering hidden places inaccessible to bigger vehicles. Breeze by the landmarks, stop for photos, and absorb the atmosphere on a flexible itinerary. Downtown pickup and drop-off included, with a choice of multiple departure times.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$91.49
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Godollo Palace and Magic Hungary Horse Show from Budapest

Godollo Palace and Magic Hungary Horse Show from Budapest

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Get a glimpse into Hungary’s history and culture on this 4.5-hour Godollo Palace and horse show experience from Budapest. Visit Godollo, the one-time summer residence of Queen Elisabeth, nicknamed ‘Sisi,’ and husband Emperor Franz Joseph I, and enjoy an interior palace tour. Then, visit a farm and enjoy a carriage ride, traditional Hungarian refreshments and a ‘magic’ horse show, complete with equestrian displays. Entrance fees, show, and air-conditioned transport included.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Budapest All in One Walking Tour with Cafe Stop
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Budapest All in One Walking Tour with Cafe Stop

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Stretch your legs and see the sights on this Budapest walking tour. Your local guide leads you to the jewels of the city, including UNESCO World Heritage sites like Heroes’ Square, where iconic statues of the Seven Chieftains of the Magyars sit, as well as the beautiful Buda Castle. Take a break with a delicious Hungarian dessert and a hot drink. This walking tour is limited to 10 people, keeping the experience intimate as you discover all that this incredible city has to offer.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Virtual Reality Walking Tour

Virtual Reality Walking Tour

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Thanks to modern technology, history is closer than ever! This programme is not just a sightseeing tour it’s a time travelling journey. Don’t read about history! Relive it! Our programme is an audioguided Virtual Reality walking tour in the Buda Castle area, where you get the crucial insights of Budapest’s history. We will not only talk about the times and events that shaped the city, we will also show them! Using 7 scenes at 6 „must see” locations, where we enter vitrual reality to relive theese significant moments. From building the castle in the middle ages to the intense battles and destruction of WW2 and the Hungarian revolution in 1956. What to expect? A truly unique programme at one of the worlds most stunning locations! Prepare yourself for a mind-bending 360 / 3D virtual reality experience, packed with action and amazing visuals!
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.47
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Budapest Castle District: A private journey to medieval Hungary

Budapest Castle District: A private journey to medieval Hungary

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Dive head first into medieval Hungarian history on a private tour of the Castle District. Go beyond the general overview you find on most group tours and discover the secret history of the district. For 2.5-hours, enjoy the personal attention of a private guide and feel free to ask as many questions as you like. Round out your tour with a coffee and pastry at a traditional cafe.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.57
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Buda Castle (Budai Vár) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Buda Castle (Budai Vár) costs USD 3.45. Guided Buda Castle (Budai Vár) tours start around USD 3.45 per person.
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