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Buda Castle Funicular (Budavári Sikló) Tours

Buda Castle Funicular (Budavári Sikló)
Opened in 1870, Buda Castle Funicular (Budavári Sikló) carries passengers from Clark Adam Square and Szechenyi Chain Bridge up 200 feet (61 meters) to Buda Castle. Europe's second funicular railway was destroyed in World War II and reopened in 1986. Ride on a clear day to enjoy superb views of the Danube River and Budapest's west side. 

The Basics
The funicular runs at a 40-degree incline, taking passengers up the equivalent of 30 flights of stairs. Two cars each carry 24 passengers and run in opposite directions, so you can ride the funicular up, down, or both, although the uphill ride is most popular to avoid the steep climb to Buda Castle. Two pedestrian bridges cross over the funicular tracks and offer closer views of the cable cars if you walk down from Buda Castle. 

Things to Know Before You Go 
  • Tour operators and other vendors often cluster near the ticket office and can be persistent. 
  • Children and shorter passengers may have difficulty seeing out the cable car windows. 
  • Funicular cars run every five to 10 minutes, and the trip up takes just a few minutes.
  • Strollers are usually allowed on the cars. 

How to Get There
The lower station of the funicular is located on Clark Adam Square, just over the Szechenyi Chain Bridge on the Buda side of the Danube River. While it is within walking distance of many hotels on the Pest side by crossing the bridge, you can also take a tram or bus Nos. 16 or 105 to Clark Adam Square. 

When to Get There
The Buda Castle Funicular is open daily. It is closed on occasional Mondays for maintenance. Ride on a weekday or in the evenings for a shorter wait to board.

Buda Castle
Towering over the Danube River from its perch atop Buda Hill, Buda Castle—or Royal Palace—is a top Budapest tourist attraction and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The site dates back to the 14th century, and the castle was destroyed multiple times by war before being completely rebuilt in the 1950s. Make the uphill trip to the castle for panoramic views and to see the Hungarian National Gallery and Budapest History Museum located within the castle walls. 
Address: Adam Clark Square, Budapest, Hungary
Admission: Varies
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Fools and Kings - Private Tour of Buda Castle District

Fools and Kings - Private Tour of Buda Castle District

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Budapest’s Castle District is a layer cake of historical intrigue and stories that are easy to overlook if alone. This private tour lays bare this UNESCO-protected area: ensuring you cover it without getting lost, and sharing tales of the kings and emperors who shaped it that you might otherwise miss. Visit the Fisherman’s Bastion, Matthias Church, and more; and finish with a coffee-and-cake break. A choice of departures provides flexibility.
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Budapest Castle District: A private journey to medieval Hungary

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Round up Budapest’s sights with ease and learn to ride a Segway personal transporter on a private city Segway tour. Choose a departure time to fit your schedule and cruise around Buda and Pest’s landmarks without the inconvenience of walking, catching buses, or jostling with others in a large tour group. Ideal for travelers seeking a quick and fun overview of the city, the tour includes training, equipment, and photos.
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Get photographed with the iconic sights of Budapest.This photo walk experience is one of the best way to capture great memories in a stylish way We will visit a few of Budapest photo-spots and I will take high quaility photographs of you. I will send a folder with your very best pictures. The images each guest receives are private and will be only be shared with you personally unless you give your written consent.During the tour you will also learn about the city thorough an eye of a local guy,
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