Vajdahunyad Castle

Vajdahunyad Castle: Our most recommended tours and activities

Vienna: Budapest Day Trip

1. Vienna: Budapest Day Trip

Before embarking on a scenic drive through the Hungarian countryside, meet your English-speaking guide in front of your hotel in Vienna at the pre-arranged time. Continue to Budapest in an air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy the scenery.  Upon arrival in Budapest, take the opportunity to see famous sights, including the Vajdahunyad Castle, the Opera House, and the Parliament Building. In the Heroes' Square, admire the statues of the Seven Chieftains of the Magyars as well as the sweeping views of the city and the waters of the Danube from the Fisherman's Bastion. Enjoy ample free time to explore Budapest before meeting up with your driver for the return trip to Vienna. Your day trip concludes with transportation back to Vienna.

Budapest: Kings and Dracula Tour with Vajdahunyad Castle

2. Budapest: Kings and Dracula Tour with Vajdahunyad Castle

Meet your English-speaking tour guide at the impressive Heroes' Square, the largest square in Budapest. Visit the Millennium Monument, commemorating 1000 years of Hungarian history. In front of the monument you will find the grave of the unknown soldier, and on the two sides of the square you will see the Arts Hall and the Fine Arts Museum. Next, head to City Park, the oldest public park in the world. Walk over a bridge to reach an island on the lake, home to the romantic Vajdahunyad Castle. In the inner courtyard of the castle you will discover some interesting public statues including that of Anonymus, the first history writer of Hungary. All around the courtyard there are copies of buildings representing different periods and styles of Hungarian architecture. You will also hear the scariest story of the tour, and see a statue of Dracula as well as the copy of the Transylvanian castle tower where the real Dracula (Vlad Dracul the Impaler) was born. The end of the tour is optional. You can finish the tour right there at the castle, or you can continue on your own to visit the nearby House of the Music, Budapest's newest attraction. An other option can be to walk back with your tour guide to the nearest metro station. It is just 5 minutes walk next to the main building of the famous Szechenyi Baths, the largest thermal bath of Europe. After the tour you can enter the baths to try their magic effect, or you can take the subway from the station next to the baths to return directly to the city center.

Budapest's Highlights by Bike

3. Budapest's Highlights by Bike

Discover Budapest's most attractive sites by bike including Andrássy Avenue, Heroes' Square, Széchenyi Thermal bath, St.Stephen Basilica, Chain Bridge, the Houses of Parliament and much more. Visit breathtaking Unesco World Heritage Sites with local English-speaking guides on 15 different scenic stops. Learn about the city of Budapest and the people that call the Hungarian city home. By the end of the tour, you will have a thorough understanding of Hungarians and their lifestyle. Digest Budapest's exciting history through entertaining stories and savor the city's appetizing cuisine. Exploring Budapest by bike is a great way to orientate yourself in the city, whether it's the beginning of your stay or the end of it. End the tour with an unforgettable Hungarian goulash in a cozy restaurant.

Budapest: Guided Downtown Electric Bike Tour

4. Budapest: Guided Downtown Electric Bike Tour

Explore Budapest, the so-called "Paris of the East," on a comfortable on a brand new e-bike from the leading German manufacturer, Kalkhoff. First up, take in the full-length of the Andrássy Avenue passing the Hungarian State Opera House, the House of Terror, and arrive at Heroes' Square. You can be sure your guide will have all the stories along the way. From Heroes' Square, continue into City Park where you’ll be surprised by a fake castle and the Széchenyi Thermal Bath, the largest and most popular in the city. The trip continues with highlights like the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music and the Jewish Quarter before diving into the downtown area.  See and learn about St. Stephen's Basilica, largest church in Budapest. In the heart of the financial district lies Liberty Square with a bloody history and a disputed Holocaust memorial. From here it is not far to the Hungarian Parliament Building, a landmark in Budapest. Next, reach the Danube River with a breathtaking view on the Buda side of the city. Cross Margaret Bridge using a nice bicycle lane and arrive at Buda and EuroVelo 6, an international bicycle way along the Danube River. Ride down to Batthyany-Square, take a picture of the parliament across the river, and continue to Széchenyi Chain Bridge, from where you will start to climb Castle Hill. Here the electric support of your bike will show its strength. Admire Matthias Church and the Fisherman's Bastion before returning to the Shoes on the Danube Bank and passing the historical Rudas Bath. At Gellért Hill, see the famous Gellért Thermal Bath cross back to Pest via Liberty Bridge, the most popular bridge in Budapest. Do not miss the Central Market Hall and the Hungarian National Museum before you reach the Dohány Street Synagogue, the final stop on the tour before you return to the starting point of the tour.

Budapest: Full-Day Private Car Tour

5. Budapest: Full-Day Private Car Tour

Visit both the Pest and Buda sides of the city during an eight hour, full-day tour. With the added convenience of a private car that will transport you from place to place, you will have more than enough time to explore the city more deeply, and learn about Hungarian history, culture, arts, politics, gastronomy, and people. Avoid the tiring drudge of walking back and forth across the city and save your energy for exploring the sights themselves. Some highlights of the tour on the Pest side are the Millenium"s mamorial on the Heroes' Square, the Széchenyi Spa, Vajdahunyad Castle, Andrássy Avenue, the State Opera House, the St. Stephen's Basilica, Liberty Square, the Dohany street Synagogue and the Houses of Parliament. You will also have the opportunity tocross the river and visit the main sights of the Buda side like the old historical town of the Castle District, the Gellert Hotel and Baths and enjoy the amazing view from the top of the Gellert Hill. Stretch your legs at a number of sights and hop back in the vehicle and proceed to the next unique sight of Budapest. 

Budapest: Half-Day Private Car Tour

6. Budapest: Half-Day Private Car Tour

You can see the most important sights of Budapest during this 4-hour long tour. This program is recommended for those who have only a short time, want to explore the city later alone, but need an orientation. During such a city tour you can decide what you want to see more thoroughly and where you want to go back to. Sightseeing by car is more comfortable and less tiring and allows more time to spend in all places. The suggested highlights include Heroes' Square, Széchenyi Spa, Vajdahunyad Castle, Andrássy Avenue, State Opera House, St. Stephen's Basilica, Liberty Square, Houses of Parliament, Chain Bridge, National Museum, Synagogue, old historical town with tight streets of the Castle District, Fisherman's Bastion, Matthias Church, and the spectacular view from the Gellért Hill (Citadel).

Budapest: City Park Self-Guided Walking Tour

7. Budapest: City Park Self-Guided Walking Tour

Discover the City Park, the main public park of Budapest, known for its famous museums, its Széchenyi baths and its magnificent castle! The only thing you need to explore for 1h30? Your smartphone! The voice of a local guide will guide you throughout the visit and the stories will be triggered automatically as you go along. Start your tour whenever you want, alone or with friends, far from tourist groups... During this audio-guided tour of about 1h30, you will visit the famous Heroes' Square where you will discover the history of the city through its illustrious characters. From the first king of Hungary to the country's entry into the European Union in 2004, you will understand why this square offers an ideal setting to summarize the country's history. Admire around you the Art Gallery and the Museum of Fine Arts of the city. Continue by crossing a charming bridge to reach the sumptuous Vajdahunyad Castle. Here you will learn about its history and admire a mixture of completely different architectural styles. Continue through the park to discover new stories and anecdotes. A short stop at a terrace or a shop, a small craving? Resume the visit when you want, right where you paused. It's impossible to get lost. The guide provides clear audio directions and a map indicates clear directions to follow in real time. And if you take a wrong turn, the integrated geo-localization feature will get you back on track in no time! customize your itinerary as you wish, relax and enjoy a fun and entertaining tour of Castle district, at your own pace. Then enjoy a nice walk along the Danube and finish your stroll in front of the main covered market of the capital.

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What people are saying about Vajdahunyad Castle

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 251 reviews

We enjoyed very much our tour with Dalia, she is an extremely nice person and an excellent tour guide, passionate about her job, proud of her country, very knowledgeable, and her interest stimulates her visitors. She guided us so well around Heroes Square, at last we got to understand and appreciate the beautiful statues, she guided us around beautiful Vajdahunyad Castle and fascinated us with the stories. Thank you Dalia for a wonderful tour.

Oliver was a great guide. He gave us a great insight into the history of Budapest and was very kind and considerate to all our group. We would recommend this company and Oliver to anyone coming to Budapest

Loved this tour, we learned so much about the history of Hungary and our guide was so friendly. We had a lovely afternoon .

Tour was great and the guide was also great. It was interesting and informative, very nice tour.

Great way to see budapest without tiring yourself. The bike does most of the work