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Budapest: Danube Cruise with Hungarian Dinner and Live Music

1. Budapest: Danube Cruise with Hungarian Dinner and Live Music

Take a cruise on the majestic Danube River and explore Budapest from a different perspective. Enjoy a traditional Hungarian dinner, and live folk music as you take in the city's sights and lights. Depart from the city center, board the Gróf (Count) Széchényi, the biggest vintage ship currently on the Danube. Marvel at its elegant wooden interior and designer carpets, the perfect setting for your travel photos. Make life-long memories as you sail along the river, taking in the sights. Admire the Parliament, Chain Bridge, and Buda Castle and Citadel from the water. Relax and enjoy Hungarian specialties. Listen to live music performed by 4 members of the award-winning Rajkó Folk Orchestra. Listen to local and international favorites, and make sure to make a request for your party. The dinner service, served at your table, includes: One plate of Alföld style Goulash soupTraditional chicken paprikashHungarian strudel variations (dessert) Drinks: One welcome drinkOne glass of beer, wine, mineral water, or a soft drink

Budapest: Candlelit Dinner River Cruise with Live Music

2. Budapest: Candlelit Dinner River Cruise with Live Music

Spend a magical evening as you feast on a catered candle-lit dinner aboard one of the most elegant and modern cruises in Budapest. Listen to live music, enjoy a festive welcome drink, and admire the city’s sparkling historical sites along the Danube River. Once you board the boat, be led to your table to receive your complimentary welcome drink. Then, sit back and relax as you enjoy your catered 4-course dinner while listening to live music performed by local Hungarian artists. As you dine, benefit from retractable windows that ensure the best possible photo opportunities of the iconic Hungarian Parliament, which shines like a topaz jewel at night. Continue along the waters and marvel at the nighttime views of the enchanting Buda Castle, the grand Statue of Liberty, and the impressive Citadella on top of Gellért Hill. Sail past other famous landmarks along the river like Margaret Island, the Palace of Arts (MUPA), the National Theatre, and the Vigado Concert Hall. Glide under the illuminated Chain, Margit, and Erzsébet Bridges and watch as the Pest promenade comes to life with the sounds of street musicians and people dining on the patio-lined restaurants.

Budapest: Scenic Tuk Tuk Tour

3. Budapest: Scenic Tuk Tuk Tour

Start out in the heart of Budapest and head to the top of Gellért Hill on a 2-hour tuk tuk tour. See the Citadel, the Philosopher's Garden, the Castle Garden Bazaar, the Chain Bridge, the Gresham Palace and lots more. Sit back and enjoy the commentary by your driver/guide as you take in the best of Budapest. If you've already chosen the places you’d like to visit, or want some suggestions, the tuk tuk driver will be happy to accommodate and show you the beauty of Budapest. The tuk tuk is equipped with a tablet for access to PocketGuide, the audio tour app, free of charge. And of course, you can also download it to your phone.

Budapest Full-Day Private Guide Services

4. Budapest Full-Day Private Guide Services

Book a private guide in Budapest and see the sights you want to see. Suitable for everyone, from individual travellers to coach parties, tours can explore the classic sites of the city, or be themed around subjects from Hungarian history to culture, gastronomy, adventure, and even programs designed especially for ladies. A guide will assist you to get the most out of your day. For first-time visitors, a Budapest highlights tour can include all or some of the historic monuments of Liberty Square, the Citadella, Buda Castle, Heroes’ Square and Café Gerbaud. Alternatively, concentrate on a specific area, such as the 13th-century Castle District or the Great Market Hall. Theme your tour based on Hungarian cuisine, or life behind the Iron Curtain. Learn how to capture the monuments using your digital camera, or visit one of the city’s thermal spas. Guides speak English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Hungarian, and on request can also be arranged in Polish, Russian and Czech. They specializes in incentive tours for business and leisure travelers, and can put together a full-day itinerary based on culture, wine, soft adventure, and more.

Budapest: Downtown by Night 2.5-Hour Tour

5. Budapest: Downtown by Night 2.5-Hour Tour

Budapest is not only beautiful by day, by night the city lights will impress and delight..this is when Budapest shines! Imagine a moonlit tour by the Danube, across the illuminated stunning bridges. The majestic Castle area upon the hills of Buda, enchanting and exhilarating. Budapest by night would not be complete without a tour of downtown, this city loves the nightlife.  Don't wait with the crowds for a traditional city tour. Lean back in your authentic, vintage Russian Military Jeep, buckle up and leave the rest to the guides! Enjoy the spectacular beauty of Budapest. This tour is highly recommended for those who wish to see a "bit more" of Budapest, as you will be taken to where city tours have no access. See the wonders and secrets of this city. The tour takes you along the Hungarian Champs Elysees (Andrassy Ut). Make a stop at Heroes Square (Hosok Teren) for sightseeing and for photos. From here you can see the Western Railway Station (Nyagati Palyaudvart) designed by August De Serres, built by the Eiffel Company of Paris,12 years before the Eiffel Tower. The tour continues towards the beautiful Parliament Building, St Stephens/St Istvan Basilica and then you will make your way to Buda. Make a short detour/stop at the medieval castle, then venture onwards to the city's highest lookout point where you will see breathtaking panoramic views of Budapest, The Danube, Buda Castle. While heading back you can admire the city as you cross the Danube by bridge and head towards the Jewish Quarter. Here you will find Europe's largest functioning Synagogue and historical neighborhood with its own unique & interesting atmosphere.  Throughout the tour your driver will be sharing interesting stories on points of interest and is open to questions. There is also the option of using your audio guide or you can listen to music with the JBL hi-fi system. Grab your camera and tour Budapest!

Danube Bend: Private 8-Hour Full Board Tour from Budapest

6. Danube Bend: Private 8-Hour Full Board Tour from Budapest

Begin your day with a comfortable drive north to Esztergom, the center of Hungarian Christianity. Pay a visit to its renowned Basilica and enjoy a guided visit to marvel at the view that the cupola offers. Head to Slovakia to see the great view from the River Bank and see the old Turkis Church ruins. Make several stops by the Danube river where nature dominates. Continue your journey and head towards the small town of Visegrd, where you can visit the famous Royal Castle and the home of the renowned yearly Knights' Tournament at the Lower Castle. Enjoy a 3-course lunch at a traditional restaurant. Then, begin to make your way back, to Budapest. The last stop on the tour is in the beautiful town of Szentendre. Enjoy a guided walking tour through Szentendre's baroque town center and enjoy shopping for some souvenirs. Between 13 April and 27 October, you can return to Budapest by boat, except on a Monday. 

From Budapest: Danube Bend Full-Day Private Tour with Lunch

7. From Budapest: Danube Bend Full-Day Private Tour with Lunch

This 8-hour private tour departs from Budapest by air-conditioned minibus to explore 3 pearls of the Danube Bend. One of the most famous rivers in the world, the River Danube flows for 1,785 miles through the European continent, passing some of its most majestic cities. In Hungary, a curve in the river near the city of Visegrád has been given the name the Danube Bend. Flanked by the Transdanubian Mountains on one side and the North Hungarian Mountains on the other, it is a spectacular region rich in forests and limestone caves and home to an abundant viticulture On this tour you will explore 3 historic places of the Danube Bend with your personal guide. Drive to the handsome city of Esztergom, former capital of Hungary from the 10th to the 13th-Century and situated on the border with Slovakia. Its cathedral, the Esztergom Basilica, is the largest church in Hungary. Continue to Visegrád, a small castle town on the right bank of the Danube. Here you will explore the remains of the Royal Palace and visit the citadel of Visegrád Castle. Take some souvenir photos of the Danube Bend from the castle’s fantastic elevated vantage point. You will enjoy a 3-course lunch in a local restaurant at Visegrád before continuing to the medieval town of Szentendre. Well known for its art scene, you will stroll through the charming streets, lined with contemporary art galleries, craft shops and boutique stores. From May through the end of September, you can return to Budapest from Szentendre on a boat cruise along the Danube if required. The boat leaves Szentendre at 17:00. There is no boat on Monday. The boat cruise is optional, so you can decide it on the spot, whether to return by boat or by car with your tour guide. 

Budapest: Private City Tuk-Tuk Tour & Boat Cruise

8. Budapest: Private City Tuk-Tuk Tour & Boat Cruise

This tour takes you to see the famous sights of Budapest, such as the Andrássy Avenue, old Jewish District, Gellért Baths, Citadel, Castle District, Margaret Bridge and the Government District and Parliament. Your tuk-tuk driver is also your personal guide, so sit back and enjoy his stories and insights as he takes you on a tour catered to your interests, temperament and pace. Every tuk-tuk is equipped with a tablet to give passengers access to PocketGuide, the audio tour application. Other sites on this tour include the Hungarian State Opera House, Heroes' Square, Széchenyi Spa, Great Synagogue, Petite Paris, Great Market Hall, Liberty Bridge, Philosopher's Garden, Castle Garden Bazaar, Chain Bridge and Matthias Church and Fisherman's Bastion. Following the Tuk-Tuk tour, enjoy a 1-hour and 10-minute boat tour along the River Danube. Relax and watch as the city's sights float by.

Budapest: e-Bike Tour

9. Budapest: e-Bike Tour

Ride through Budapest on a comfortable premium e-bike. Follow your guide through the Castle District, past the Parliament building and St. Stephen's Basilica, and along Andrássy Avenue. Start your e-bike tour by riding up to the Citadella on the Gellért Hill. Take in views of the city before continuing to Castle District. See Budapest’s monuments, Matthias Church, the Buda Castle. Take in views of the Parliament building and St. Stephen's Basilica from the towers of Fisherman's Bastion. Cross the Danube for a closer look at the Parliament building and a ride along the 2.5-km long Andrássy Avenue. Pass the Opera House before stopping at Heroes’ Square. Before crossing the Danube, see the Vajdahunyad Castle and the famous Széchenyi Spa. Bike through Margaret Island, and ride along the Danube before returning to the starting point.

Budapest in a Day Private Luxury Sightseeing Tour

10. Budapest in a Day Private Luxury Sightseeing Tour

Take a fascinating full-day tour of Hungary’s capital city, and see all the sights that make Budapest so famous. Visit UNESCO World Heritage monuments, and discover hidden treasures on a tailor-made trip by luxury Mercedes or Audi vehicle. Following a pick-up from your hotel or private residence, explore the history and culture of the city through the eyes of a local guide. Go in search of hidden gems, alongside world-famous attractions, such as Heroes’ Square. Hear stories from Budapest’s tumultuous history, and experience the pleasant atmosphere of its beautiful parks. Go to Szechenyi Baths to marvel at Europe’s largest medicinal baths, and explore picturesque Vajdahunyad Castle. See the opulent State Opera House, and the splendid façade of St. Stephen’s Basilica. Ascend Castle Hill to look at the 700-year-old Matthias Church. Then, enjoy panoramic views from the terrace and towers of the Fisherman’s Bastion. Get a spectacular panorama of the River Danube and the Pest side at the summit of Gellert Hill. Learn the legend of Bishop Gellért, and the history of the citadel and Statue of Liberty. Transfer back to the city center to visit the largest indoor market in Budapest. Along the way, enjoy a traditional lunch, and some free time to shop. In the afternoon, explore the Jewish Quarter to see Europe’s largest synagogue. Then, transfer back to your hotel in style.

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Our driver was super friendly and very knowledgeable. He discussed where we wanted to go before setting off, just to make sure we weren’t going somewhere we’d already seen. Arranging pick up/drop off was nice and straightforward as well. We had a fab tuk tuk tour of the city and would highly recommend.

The boat was fantastic and provided a truly unique dining experience. The Hungarian food was delicious and plentiful. The crew all polite and friendly. The 3piece Hungarian band played at tables beautifully. A wonderful evening and very good value.

It was amazing!!! We loved it from the beginning till the end and more... The food was great, the service were so kind and the view and music out of this world. One of the best experiences I have ever had. 100% recommended of course.

Food was great and staff amazing. The views are incredible and there’s enough time to enjoy these whilst also having your meal so you don’t feel like you’re missing out. The musicians were also great

The views were spectacular, the service was excellent and the food was exceptional