Buda Castle & District Panoramic Segway Tour
Take a tour of monuments and magnificent views of Budapest on a fun Segway Ride around the city’s ancient and hilly streets.
See sights of Budapest’s historical Old Town to the Royal Palace, the Buda Castle, on this 2-Hour Segway Tour.
Your fully guided route features spectacular views of Budapest’s downtown, Chain Bridge, and the Danube River. Go behind the scenes and discover the history behind Fisherman’s Bastion, Matthias Church of Castle District, and catch the royal guards change in front of the Presidential Palace, the Buda Castle Courtyard and see the imperial Trinity Square and Statue.
The Royal Palace dates back to 1265, is part of a World’s Heritage Sites and houses Hungarian National Gallery and History Museum. First built by King Béla IV of Hungary, it used to be home for Hungarian kings during its years.
Cruise past the Chain Bridge, see sights as Majestic Parliament Building, Shoes on Danube memorial and other unforgettable monuments such as St. Stephen’s Basilica or Square of Liberty.
Enjoy your narrated tour riding a Segway while listening to insightful and informative history and stories about Budapest, your guide will help you answer questions you were wondering about!
- Segway PT i2
- Bottled Water
- Segway Training
- Tips from Locals
This tour packs numerous highlights of Budapest in its itinerary, whose history dates back to the middle ages. Explore Budapest’s hilly streets as this tour showcases the best of Castle District and much more. Beginning by a first part of the Buda Castle Complex which was built by King Béla of Hungary and finished in 1265, only the year of 1769 was when most of the site as we see it today was finished.
Named after the city of Buda and home of Sándor Palace, the Presidential Palace of Hungary built about 1806, the Buda Castle Complex was destroyed in 1686 in a Great Siege, and again rebuilt in 1715. Yet, the constructions works stopped at 1719 due to lack of money. Sadly, in 1723, most the Royal Palace was burned down, and remained destroyed until the 1769, as the construction was finished with the help of Queen Maria Theresa.
After discovering awesome history the Castle District of Budapest has to offer, explore the impressive waterfront of Danube, see the Chain Bridge, the oldest Bridge over Danube River and built before the year 1873, first spanning two cities back then – Buda and Pest. Yet, it’s it’s difficult to imagine that the alternative “Pestbuda” was considered seriously at the time.
Until building the Chain Bridge at 1849, Pest and Buda developed separately. Their distinctiveness and slight rivalry continues to this day.
Over the Danube bend, the historical Downtown of Budapest is home to the city’s two tallest historical sites, as majestic St. Stephen’s Basilica and Parliament Building of Hungary. Both stand at 96m tall, as the Hungarian law states that no building in Budapest can stand at over 96m of height. The Parliament is the largest and most massive building in Hungary as well.
Explore effortlessly all Budapest historic centre has to offer on this Buda Castle Segway Tour, while your personal guide will introduce you to the most interesting stories and history of the Hungarian Capital, also known as ‘’Pearl of Danube’’, and don’t miss anything while visiting Budapest.
- Meet Your Guide
on a Segway near Vaci Utca 10/2
- Segway Training
15 minute Training, more if needed
- Enjoy Budapest
during Segway gliding with narration
Budapest Castle District Sightseeing Tour Highlights.
PRICE: 52€ per person
WHAT’S INCLUDED: We provide everything you need to begin your adventure around the Hungarian capital. This includes segway rental, an initial orientation session, touristic guide service, headphones, a helmet, ponchos (in case of rain) and liability insurance.
DURATION: 2 hours
SCHEDULE: departures every hour
- Elizabeth Bridge
- Statue of Queen Elizabeth
- The Royal Palace (Buda Castle)
- Eugene of Savoy Monument
- Matthias Fountain
- Sandor Palace
- Trinity Square
- Matthias Church
- Fisherman’s Bastion
- Chain Bridge
- Margaret Island
- Hungarian National Parliament
- Shoes on Danube
- Saint Steven’s Basilica
Our guide will be awaiting you at GetSegway office located in Vaci Utca 10/2, Budapest (on a yard, through passage).
- Free cancellation up 24 hours before the tour starts.
- Payment will not be refunded for any reason (i.e. weather, change of travel plans, illness, missed train…..) within 24 hours of the scheduled tour, but we will do our best to accommodate you on another tour or date, pending availability.
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