Budapest The Castle District Excursion Reviews

Budapest's Castle District encompasses major sights like Buda Castle and Castle Hill, making it a can't-miss destination. Be sure to wander down some of the quieter streets surrounding the castle -- from churches to historic squares, there's something to see at every turn of the cobblestone streets.
We took buses from the cruise and went to the Parlament building on a tour.
Sail Date: May 2019
We took buses from the cruise and went to the Parlament building on a tour. Then we drove to the Statue of Liberty with a tour guide who pointed out historical monuments all over the city. The tour lasted about 4 hours and was fascinating ... Read More
We took buses from the cruise and went to the Parlament building on a tour. Then we drove to the Statue of Liberty with a tour guide who pointed out historical monuments all over the city. The tour lasted about 4 hours and was fascinating and entertaining in every way. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Beautiful and perfect amount of time in such a pretty city wth such historical significance
Sail Date: November 2018
Beautiful and perfect amount of time in such a pretty city wth such historical significance
Beautiful and perfect amount of time in such a pretty city wth such historical significance Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
We shared a personal guide and driver with another couple who spent 2 extra nights in the city.
Sail Date: October 2018
We shared a personal guide and driver with another couple who spent 2 extra nights in the city. Wonderful experience to see not only the Castle District, but also other highlights in the city. Again, this was paid on our dime. It was a ... Read More
We shared a personal guide and driver with another couple who spent 2 extra nights in the city. Wonderful experience to see not only the Castle District, but also other highlights in the city. Again, this was paid on our dime. It was a real highlight of the trip. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: AmaWaterways
Excellent tour--learned so much in a short period of time.
Sail Date: August 2018
Excellent tour--learned so much in a short period of time. It was very hot and we did a lot of walking, so be prepared with water and good walking shoes. You may wish to bring some snacks along as well.
Excellent tour--learned so much in a short period of time. It was very hot and we did a lot of walking, so be prepared with water and good walking shoes. You may wish to bring some snacks along as well. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: AmaWaterways
It was an amazing excursion with a little "surprise" up on the castle.
Sail Date: July 2018
It was an amazing excursion with a little "surprise" up on the castle. The view was beautiful at the Fisherman's Bastion. The stunning Matthias Church was worth a visit. We walked past many souvenir shops, great for shopping!
It was an amazing excursion with a little "surprise" up on the castle. The view was beautiful at the Fisherman's Bastion. The stunning Matthias Church was worth a visit. We walked past many souvenir shops, great for shopping! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal River Cruises
Used the Tram system to go from the Pest side to the Buda Castle.
Sail Date: May 2018
Used the Tram system to go from the Pest side to the Buda Castle. It's easy and while crowded inexpensive.
Used the Tram system to go from the Pest side to the Buda Castle. It's easy and while crowded inexpensive. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Scenic
The only way to see the castle district and know what you’re looking at.
Sail Date: May 2018
The only way to see the castle district and know what you’re looking at. We also did the thermal baths which was nice.
The only way to see the castle district and know what you’re looking at. We also did the thermal baths which was nice. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Great views over the Danube and Budapest City.
Sail Date: May 2018
Great views over the Danube and Budapest City. Tour provided useful insights into history and culture.
Great views over the Danube and Budapest City. Tour provided useful insights into history and culture. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Enjoyed the tour of the Castle District but was crowded and had to rush.
Sail Date: May 2018
Enjoyed the tour of the Castle District but was crowded and had to rush. Our favorite was the night time cruise of 1 hour to see the lighted city. Amazing
Enjoyed the tour of the Castle District but was crowded and had to rush. Our favorite was the night time cruise of 1 hour to see the lighted city. Amazing Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Good trip around Castle Hill with Mathias Church and Fishermens Bastion.
Sail Date: May 2018
Good trip around Castle Hill with Mathias Church and Fishermens Bastion.
Good trip around Castle Hill with Mathias Church and Fishermens Bastion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
We were here on their Independence Day, and the bridges over the Danube were either closed or ...
Sail Date: May 2018
We were here on their Independence Day, and the bridges over the Danube were either closed or moving at a snails pace. The tour was great other than that.
We were here on their Independence Day, and the bridges over the Danube were either closed or moving at a snails pace. The tour was great other than that. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Very fast-paced and informative.
Sail Date: April 2018
Very fast-paced and informative. The highlight of our stop in Budapest.
Very fast-paced and informative. The highlight of our stop in Budapest. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: AmaWaterways
We couldn't wait to get back up to the Palace for a day on our own.
Sail Date: November 2017
We couldn't wait to get back up to the Palace for a day on our own. Best restaurants for sure.
We couldn't wait to get back up to the Palace for a day on our own. Best restaurants for sure. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Great views and much easier to take the bus up the hill; saved time; then up there went on our own ...
Sail Date: November 2017
Great views and much easier to take the bus up the hill; saved time; then up there went on our own after a brief tour so we shopped and took pics.
Great views and much easier to take the bus up the hill; saved time; then up there went on our own after a brief tour so we shopped and took pics. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Avalon Waterways
Great to see the city of Budapest from the Buda side lookout from Fisherman's Bastion, but a lot of ...
Sail Date: September 2017
Great to see the city of Budapest from the Buda side lookout from Fisherman's Bastion, but a lot of walking as the buses cannot get too close to the centre where the Cathedral is located. Free time was ok and had time to get a coffee ... Read More
Great to see the city of Budapest from the Buda side lookout from Fisherman's Bastion, but a lot of walking as the buses cannot get too close to the centre where the Cathedral is located. Free time was ok and had time to get a coffee and rest before the walk back to the bus. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Scenic
Got to gaze upon the city in which a friend from Dallas, TX grew up.
Sail Date: August 2017
Got to gaze upon the city in which a friend from Dallas, TX grew up. Glad we were there early enough in the morning to get delivered to the gate and escape before the rest of the tourists descended on the property.
Got to gaze upon the city in which a friend from Dallas, TX grew up. Glad we were there early enough in the morning to get delivered to the gate and escape before the rest of the tourists descended on the property. Read Less
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Walking tour from ship, with very experienced local guide.
Sail Date: August 2017
Walking tour from ship, with very experienced local guide. Tour of Castle & Cathedral was very interesting & informative.
Walking tour from ship, with very experienced local guide. Tour of Castle & Cathedral was very interesting & informative. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: AmaWaterways
Incredible views and architecture.
Sail Date: June 2017
Incredible views and architecture. Very quaint and interesting part of town. Would have liked more time here
Incredible views and architecture. Very quaint and interesting part of town. Would have liked more time here Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Our tour of the Hospital in the Rocks was in the castle district and we did not return to the ship ...
Sail Date: June 2017
Our tour of the Hospital in the Rocks was in the castle district and we did not return to the ship with the tour but stayed in the district. We had been to Budapest before and did the city tour but we stayed in the castle district and ... Read More
Our tour of the Hospital in the Rocks was in the castle district and we did not return to the ship with the tour but stayed in the district. We had been to Budapest before and did the city tour but we stayed in the castle district and found it much more interesting. It has the palace that house the president, a beautiful church, and city streets. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Scenic
The castle district was fantastic.
Sail Date: May 2017
The castle district was fantastic. The Hospital in the rock was a bit less so.
The castle district was fantastic. The Hospital in the rock was a bit less so. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Scenic
Beautiful tour of the Fishermans bastion and the cathederal
Sail Date: October 2016
Beautiful tour of the Fishermans bastion and the cathederal
Beautiful tour of the Fishermans bastion and the cathederal Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
View from the castle and church tour are highlights
Sail Date: October 2016
View from the castle and church tour are highlights
View from the castle and church tour are highlights Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Hospital in the Rock
Sail Date: September 2016
Hospital in the Rock
Hospital in the Rock Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Scenic
We enjoyed the tour
Sail Date: September 2016
We enjoyed the tour
We enjoyed the tour Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Great tour & very knowledgeable guide.
Sail Date: August 2016
Great tour & very knowledgeable guide.
Great tour & very knowledgeable guide. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises