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  • Budapest: 1-Hour Evening Sightseeing Cruise with Drink

    1. Budapest: 1-Hour Evening Sightseeing Cruise with Drink

    Enjoy this 1-hour evening sightseeing cruise on the legendary blue Danube and sail between the Buda and Pest sides of magical Budapest. Board the boat directly at the pier in central Budapest, and sip a drink of your choice. Sip a glass of champagne, wine, beer, a soft drink or mineral water along with a complimentary special Duna Bella lemonade. During the cruise you’ll see the majestic Chain Bridge and Elisabeth Bridge, admire the massive Budapest Parliament Building, see the Buda Castle on the hill and circle the Margaret Island. You’ll learn about the main sights from the 30-language audio guide. Once the tour has concluded, the boat will take you back to the pier in central Budapest.

    There was no Donau lemonade as written in description, but the rest was great! Worths every second!!

  • Budapest Daytime Sightseeing Cruise

    2. Budapest Daytime Sightseeing Cruise

    Enjoy this 70-minute-long daytime sightseeing cruise on the legendary blue Danube and sail between the Buda and Pest sides of magical Budapest. Board the boat directly at the pier in central Budapest, and sip a drink of your choice. You can choose a glass of champagne, wine, beer, a soft drink or mineral water along with a complimentary special Duna Bella lemonade. During the cruise you’ll see the majestic Chain Bridge and Elisabeth Bridge, admire the massive Budapest Parliament Building, see the Buda Castle on the hill and circle the Margaret Island. You’ll learn about the main sights from the 30-language audio-guide. In the summer, you can make an optional stop at the cool and green Margaret Island, if you like. You’ll receive a free map of the small island with recommended walking tours and information about sights to see. Afterwards you’ll board the boat for the return trip to ce...

    Amazing boat, audio guide is super and the hosts are very friendly. Great value for money as you get 2 drinks for free and more than an hour going around the Danube in this amazing city

  • Danube Bend & Szentendre with Lunch: Day Tour from Budapest

    3. Danube Bend & Szentendre with Lunch: Day Tour from Budapest

    This full day tour of the mighty Danube is ideal for people who want to combine history with nature and would like to enjoy some of the most beautiful countryside in Hungary. You will see historic monuments and art memorials while your guide provides a lively narrative of Hungarian life. You will visit the 750-year-old Royal Residence at Visegrád where you will learn about life in the Middle Ages while enjoying spectacular views of the Danube Valley. At Esztergom, the northern gate of Budapest, you will pause at the largest cathedral in the country and see the burial sites of famous cardinals as you gaze across the water towards Slovakia. Cross the river and border into Slovakia to see the stunning view from the opposite side.  You will stop at an artists' village in Szentendre, a baroque city located where the Danube River meets the Pilis Mountains. Wander the narrow streets to soak ...

    A very nice trip with breathtaking views. Definitely worth its price. Travelling was comfortable in a small group with a friendly tour leader. The lunch included is very good and at a great location!

  • Budapest: 1.5-Hour Fun Segway Sightseeing

    4. Budapest: 1.5-Hour Fun Segway Sightseeing

    Your 1.5-hour Downtown Segway Tour starts with a training session. Your experienced tour guide will help you get used to the Segway and how to control it. Get the hang of it, and set off exploring Downtown, the historic district of the city. See attractions like the Hungarian Parliament, St. Stephen Basilica, Liberty Square, the Hungarian State Opera, the Shoes on the Danube Memorial, the 'Central Park' of Budapest's Downtown - Erzsébet square, and Chain Bridge. Glide along the waterfront, have fun, and enjoy your speedy Segway, pausing to take in stunning views of the Buda Castle and Fisherman's Bastion as well as the Chain Bridge. Tour is a private tour to keep the experience intimate as you glide past each historical site, hearing entertaining anecdotes and facts about the history of Budapest. Your guide will give you plenty of photo-ops, stopping frequently at the most instagramabl...

    Really fun and seen loads of the city that would of taken us ages to see if we had walked

  • Budapest: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

    5. Budapest: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

    Discover Budapest on your own terms with a 24, 48 or 72-hour pass for the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus and see sights such as the Hungarian Parliament, Buda Castle, and Chain Bridge. Explore the Citadel, and see the Jewish Synagogue, Memorial and Museum on Dohány Street. Add on a 1-hour cruise of the Danube River to enjoy panoramic views of the imperial city by day and night, including the vast Gothic Revival façade of the Hungarian Parliament Building complex. Explore both Buda and Pest, hopping off at any of the 31 stops along 2 different routes. Your ticket includes a fantastic discount booklet, that provides great discounts at some of the city's most popular attractions, as well as a free walking tour and bike tour. 

    Red Route Stops:

    Stop 1. St Stephen's Basilica Stop 2. Chain Bridge (Pest) Stop 5. Kalvin Square Stop 8. Opera Stop 9. Liszt Fere...

    Bought a 2 day pass and found it great value for money. Walking tour very informative and the evening boat tour was magical, but get dressed according to the weather. We used the bus tour on 3 days as the ticket is for 24hours and as wedidnt buy it until lunch time we were able to use it again on our final day in Budapest. Great value and lovelly helpful staff

  • Buda Castle: History & Myths Evening Walking Tour

    6. Buda Castle: History & Myths Evening Walking Tour

    Away from the crowds of Pest, this informative and educational tour takes you to some of the charming, magical places of the city where Hungarian rulers once toiled deep into the night at the Buda Castle. Hear stories of cruelty and learn the despicable actions of Elizabeth Bathory, the bloody countess. You will also learn how the Romanian prince, Vlad Dracula ended up in the prison of Buda Castle. Join your Gothic-attired guide as they take you on a 2-hour walking tour of the city by night. Learn the history of Old Hungary where, according to legend, "vampires" were born and roamed the streets during this dark period of European history.

    Lots of fun, great guide, and awesome views of Budapeste at night. Totally worth it.

  • Budapest: 3-Hour Grand City Tour and Castle Walk

    7. Budapest: 3-Hour Grand City Tour and Castle Walk

    As your 3-hour Grand City Tour of Budapest begins you’ll pass by the iconic Parliament building before crossing the Danube River by the Margaret Bridge. The coach will take you to the Royal Castle area on the Buda side, where you’ll enjoy a short walk to the Fisherman’s Bastion and to see the exterior of Matthias Church. Next, the tour continues up the Gellért Hill, where you’ll have a photo stop and time to take in the great views over all of Budapest. After this stop the coach will take you across the Elizabeth Bridge and along Andrássy Avenue to Heroes’ Square. Pass by the Opera and St. Stephen’s Basilica on the way back to the Intercontinental Hotel, where the tour ends.

    Elizabeth our tour guide was brilliant! Great to see all the sites. Photo stop opportunities we good too. Highly reccomend.

  • Budapest: Comfortable 3.5-Hour Guided E-Bike Tour

    8. Budapest: Comfortable 3.5-Hour Guided E-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 Bui...

    Excellent activity, our guide spoke English very well, a very nice person and well informed about the history of the city.

  • Discover Budapest: 2 Hour Small Group Bike Tour

    9. Discover Budapest: 2 Hour Small Group Bike Tour

    Cycle through Budapest past the most important and significant sites of the city on this fun and relaxing half-day bike tour. Instead of overloading your mind with dates and numbers our tour guides will bring the city alive with interesting anecdotes and tales of Budapest. The tour will begin by bringing you to Szabadsag Tér (Liberty Square). Here you will see a huge monument remembering the Soviet Army. You will feel the spirit of revolutions, riots and history. The tour continues to the Hungarian Parliament, a huge neo-gothic building with 28 staircases, which are more than 20km long. From here you will get your first view of the beautiful Danube. Continue to Andrassy Street, the boulevard of Budapest where you will find the most beautiful buildings and exclusive shops of Pest. The tour will pass Nagymezö Utca, the Broadway of Budapest. This street is full of bars, clubs, and theater...

    Brilliant tour, very relaxed and informative. Great for inexperienced cyclists, we felt safe riding around the city and our tour told us so many historical facts that were so interesting. Definitely recommended

  • Jewish Heritage Guided Walking Tour in Budapest

    10. Jewish Heritage Guided Walking Tour in Budapest

    See the most beautiful monuments of Budapest's Jewish district on this 90-minute guided walking tour. First, your guide shows you the most important chapters of the Hungarian Jewry’s history and the Elizabethtown. Meanwhile, walk on the streets of the so-called Pest Jewish Quarter, and explore the "status quo ante” Rumbach Street Synagogue (outside visit). As the highlight of the tour, visit the Dohány Street Synagogue (interior visit), which is the largest in Europe and the second largest in the world. You also get a local guided tour in the Jewish Museum, where you get acquainted with the Hungarian Jewish heritage trough a unique collection of art pieces from Hungary and Eastern Europe, and the rich tradition of Judaism, its holidays and everyday life.A separate room commemorates the Hungarian Holocaust.  Beside these you will visit the Martyrs’ Cemetery, the Raoul Wallenberg Memori...

    Our guide, Abel, was both knowledgeable and approachable. He managed to create a relaxed atmosphere amongst the group and had extensive knowledge of the history of the synagogue and beyond. We would highly recommend the tour for anyone interested in Jewish history and Hungarian history alike.

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The tour guide was informative and entertaining. He also kept us safe on the roads and cycle paths. We saw many sites in 3 hours and learnt about their history. The other participants were friendly. Great way to overview Budapest and exercise at the same time.

Amazing boat, audio guide is super and the hosts are very friendly. Great value for money as you get 2 drinks for free and more than an hour going around the Danube in this amazing city

Good value for money. Nice small but very well done museum. Hosts are super friendly and knowledgeable. Palinka tasting was great.

Very good experience. Learnt a lot about Hungary and was beautiful at night

Wonderful tour and optimal explanation of the sights. Highly recommended!