Budapest Bus & minivan tours

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Budapest: Grand City Tour with Parliament Visit

1. Budapest: Grand City Tour with Parliament Visit

Your first stop on this bilingual guided city tour of Budapest is in the Castle District for a short walk to see the area’s main attractions. You’ll visit Matthias Church and the Fishermen’s Bastion, the perfect spot for enjoying spectacular views of the surrounding area. Travel across the Elizabeth Bridge to the Pest side to see the exterior of the famous Central Market Hall and Europe’s largest synagogue. Then, drive to the city park. Along the way, you’ll pass the largest thermal spa in Europe and the Budapest Zoo, and then stop at Heroes’ Square, where you’ll find statues of famed Hungarian kings and dukes. The tour continues from here down Andrássy Avenue to downtown Pest, passing the Opera House and St. Stephen’s Basilica. You’ll get off the bus at the Parliament Building again for a 1-hour guided tour. Designed by the renowned Hungarian architect Imre Steindl, the building was inspired in part by the Palace of Westminster and is the largest Parliament building in the world. Inside, see the splendid session room, the richly decorated central staircase, and the great vaulted hall. You’ll also see the cupola room, which houses the Crown Jewels and the Hungarian Holy Crown.

Budapest: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus with Cruise and Walking Tour

2. Budapest: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus with Cruise and Walking Tour

Discover Budapest on your own terms with a 24, 48, or 72-hour pass for the hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus with a boat and walking tour. 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. Set off 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 19 stops along the route. Your ticket includes a fantastic discount booklet, that provides great discounts at some of the city's most popular attractions, as well as a walking tour. Listen to informative commentary in multiple languages as you explore. Red Route Stops: Stop 1. St Stephen's Basilica Stop 2. Chain Bridge (Pest) Stop 5. Kalvin Square Stop 8. Opera Stop 9. Liszt Ferenc Square Stop 10. Heroes Square Stop 11. Keleti Railway Station Stop 19. Margaret Bridge (Buda) Stop 20. WestEnd Shopping Centre Stop 21. Parliament

Budapest: 24, 48 and 72-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

3. Budapest: 24, 48 and 72-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Get a perfect introduction to Budapest on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. Cruise around in style, hopping on and off at the more than 20 stops along carefully designed routes. See the magnificent Basilica, the leafy and classical Andrassy Avenue, Chain Bridge, and much more. Listen to the audio commentary provided in 16 languages, visit the city's most famous landmarks, and join an optional walking tour of Pest. Experience Hungary's capital in all its glory with the Danube River cruise and witness Budapest from a different perspective. Ticket holders will also enjoy a guided walking tour through the stately Pest side of the city. All of the buses are air-conditioned during the summer and heated during the winter, providing you with the most comfortable and convenient way to explore Budapest.

From Budapest: Gödöllő Royal Sissi Guided Tour

4. From Budapest: Gödöllő Royal Sissi Guided Tour

Your 4-hour tour begins with a drive from Budapest to Gödöllö, site of the former summer residence of Queen Elisabeth, who was known as Sissi. This palace is the second-largest Baroque chateau in the world, and an estate that has preserved the atmosphere of 19th century royal splendor. Led by your knowledgeable guide, you’ll enjoy a tour of the renovated castle, and walk along the same hallways, on the same staircases, and through the lovely park as the Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary. The tour ends at Hotel Intercontinental Budapest, in the city center.

Half-Day Etyek Wine Tour from Budapest with Meal

5. Half-Day Etyek Wine Tour from Budapest with Meal

Your half-day tour begins with a pick-up at your hotel in an air-conditioned minibus. Enjoy a drive to the Etyek wine region, just a half hour outside Budapest. En route you’ll learn about Hungary’s fascinating history and hear about the country’s long and rich wine tradition. After arriving in Etyek village, you’ll visit 2 unique wineries. These small, family owned boutique wineries produce about 15,000 to 20,000 bottles of wine each year, mostly sold in selected restaurants and from their cellars. Tour the cellars and taste 4 wines at each of the wineries. Finish the day with a rustic, 3-course home-cooked meal. Savor classic Hungarian dishes and discuss your wine discoveries as you enjoy your meal, perhaps enjoying some wine with your food. After the tour and meal, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel in Budapest.

Budapest: 3-Hour Grand City Tour and Castle Walk

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

Join a tour of Budapest to see the major sights with a guide aboard an air-conditioned bus. Catch a glimpse of the Parliament, Heroes' Square, St Stephen's Basilica, and more. Walk on the streets of Buda Castle, admiring its medieval ruins and Royal Palace. Soak up panoramic views from Gellért Hill. Pass by the iconic Parliament building before crossing the Danube River by the Margaret Bridge. Head to the Royal Castle area on the Buda side and hop off the bus for a short walk to the Fisherman’s Bastion. See the exterior of Matthias Church, one of the oldest churches in the Buda Castle district. Next, continue up Gellért Hill, and make a photo stop. Soak in panoramic views of Budapest and the Danube. Get back on the bus to be driven 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.

Discover Budapest: Private 3- or 4-Hour Tour by Car

7. Discover Budapest: Private 3- or 4-Hour Tour by Car

Enjoy a private guided tour of the stunning city of Budapest, and get to know the city’s secular history as you visit both the Buda and Pest sides. Begin the day in the city downtown, and cross the Széchenyi Chain Bridge to visit the hilly Buda side. Walk through the beautiful Castle District the Gothic-style Matthias Church and the Fisherman’s Bastion. Continue the tour with a drive up the next hill to the lush Gellért Hill, and admire the Citadel on the top before continuing the tour to the Pest quarter on the east side of the river. Visit the Central Market Hall to discover the freshest Hungarian food, and then continue on to the National Museum and the Jewish Quarter. Next, take the Andrássy Avenue pass by the fascinating State Opera House, stopping for a visit at the impressive Heroes' Square. Continue on with a walk through City Park, pass Vajdahunyad Castle, and visit St. Stephen’s Basilica. End the tour at the city center after a visit to Kossuth Square and the Hungarian Parliament. The drop-off point is your choice!

Budapest: Official Buda Castle Electric Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

8. Budapest: Official Buda Castle Electric Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Explore Buda Castle in a unique and efficient way with an electric bus service that lets you hop on and off as you please. Enjoy 5 fascinating stops along the route that include the most important landmarks. As you approach the meeting point next to the Chain Bridge, a greeter will welcome you and scan your ticket. Once your ticket is controlled, take a seat and enjoy the ride up to the Castle. The shuttle also stops by the best restaurants and bars in the area if you decide to take a break for a snack or refreshment. You can use your ticket a total of 3 times, allowing you to hop on and off at your leisure. Relax and enjoy the ride while taking in magnificent views of Buda Castle.  The 5 stops are along the following landmarks: Alexander Palace Prime Minister's Office Royal Palace - Hungarian National Gallery Ritual Jewish Bath (Mikve) Labyrinth of Budapest Castle Matthias Church Fisherman's Bastion Museum of Music History and Institute for Musicology Hospital in the rock Holy Trinity Statue Maria Magdalena Tower (Buda Tower) Medieval Jewish Prayer House Vienna Gate National Archives of Hungary City Hall Hungary's No.1 Flag

From Budapest: Half-Day Tour to Szentendre

9. From Budapest: Half-Day Tour to Szentendre

Discover the picturesque artists’ village, Szentendre, on this half-day tour from Budapest. Just a 25-minute drive from Budapest, the small baroque village lies in the beautiful natural setting at the gate of the Danube Bend, where the Danube River meets the Pilis Hills. At Szentendre, wander around the sights of the Baroque settlement, built on medieval ruins, walk up the narrow streets to the panorama point, and simply enjoy the special atmosphere of the village. You will have the chance to sample the delicious Lángos (fried Hungarian flat bread), head off for a bit of shopping, or visit any of the famous museums in the city (entrance fees not included). During the summer (between 1st May and 30th September) the tour returns to Budapest on the Danube by boat.

Budapest City Sightseeing Tour

10. Budapest City Sightseeing Tour

Anyone hoping to experience the beautiful city of Budapest in a different way is sure to love this city sightseeing tour. With your knowledgeable guide leading the way, explore each of Budapest's most important historic sights and landmarks on a small-group tour. Delve into the city's many famous highlights such as the beloved and impressive Castle District, featuring the stunning Fishermen's Bastion and the grand Matthias Church. Pass the renowned State Opera, the majestic Parliament building, St. Stephen's Basilica, and the city's synagogues along Dohány Street. While most conventional tours last for 2 to 3 hours, this unique tour can be extended to as you like, letting you explore more of Budapest's many points of interest, conveniently and hassle-free. Let yourself be carried away by the Hungarian capital's amazing history, culture, and architecture.

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Best thing to do to get your bearings and then decide what to return to. Budapest is a large city and this is ideal to help you see the sights and get the most from your trip. Really helpful staff and very easy to use.

Our Budapest city tour was fantastic. Our tour guide Dorothy was very knowledgeable, friendly and an excellent guide. The tour of Parliament was spectacular!

Our guide was really knowledgeable, and we got to spend a good amount of time at Heroe’s Square and Buda Castle.

Great tour, small group, easy paced and a wonderful and knowledgeable guide made the tour a pleasure.

Very interesting activity for those interested about history.