Water activity

Budapest: Floating Bus Tour by Land and Water

Activity provider: RiverRide Ltd.
Water activity

Budapest: Floating Bus Tour by Land and Water

Activity provider: RiverRide Ltd.

From US$ 27.98 per person

See the sights of Budapest from the comfortable seat of a unique coach that drives along busy streets before - to the gasps of some of your fellow travelers - plunging into the lapping waters of the River Danube.

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Duration 55 minutes - 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Audio guide included
Spanish, Ukrainian, Danish, English, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Russian


  • See the major sights of Budapest from the comfort of an air-conditioned coach
  • Shriek as the coach takes a plunge into the waters of the River Danube
  • Explore the imperial city as you bob along the river
  • Be part of a unique tour, the first of its kind in Europe
Full description

Explore Budapest by land and water without the need to change vehicles on this floating bus tour. See the best sights of the city from a comfortable bus seat, first along its busy streets, and then from the water of the Danube.

Roar with joy as your bus takes a dive in the Danube, the iconic river of Budapest. Admire the views of the elegant city while being gently rocked on the rippling waves. After the watery adventure, get ready to soak in the sights from the deck of a luxury coach. Climb back onto the river shore and find yourself once again in the hustle and bustle of the busy metropolis.

Instead of choosing between touring the Hungarian capital on 4 wheels or marveling at the imperial buildings from the deck of a pleasure boat, enjoy the best of both worlds.

  • Floating bus tour
  • English and German live guide
  • Tips

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Széchenyi István Square (formerly Roosevelt Square).

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Smoking in the vehicle
  • Drinks in the vehicle
  • Food in the vehicle
  • Food

Know before you go

  • Tours depart 4 times a day from April through October and 3 times a day from November through March
  • There is no toilet on the boat. However, there are restaurants around where you can go to use the toilets
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 980 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
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This all went to plan booked in UK, instruction we great. You do small tour of city which gives you good ideal of thinks to see we booked for that reason on our 1st day of break. you then go into the river and you can see the outstanding buildings and bridges . you are then taken back to pick up point .

March 25, 2023

If you never ride a floating bus, then try it! It was fun. I wished the guide only explained in English and not both in English and German, because she has a lot to say in both languages that we always missed the point of which building or landmarks she was talking about. The bus keep driving and not stop at all.

March 25, 2023

Interesting option for a city bus tour, love the river bus/boat idea. The guide was very enthusiastic and I was impressed by how many languages she could speak. But I would suggest making the boat tour shorter. After 30 mins it just gets a little boring as its moving quite slow. Maybe getting another splash ramp would make it easier to go back to land somewhere near city center. Also, each seat has its own headphones, I suggest to take your own earphones due to hygienic reasons, plus some of them didn't work anyway.

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March 25, 2023

Product ID: 21513