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Tour code: 6604BUDHOHO
Experience 360-degree views of Budapest as you travel aboard an open-top, double-decker Big Bus. Audio commentary is available as you pass through the rich history of the city’s streets. This sightseeing tour also includes a Danube River cruise, an evening bus ride and two walking tours. Valid for 48 hours, this ticket allows you to hop on and off at any of the 26 stops offered throughout Budapest while also enjoying the additional activities.

Highlights

  • Big Bus hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of Budapest
  • Use a sightseeing ticket valid for 48 hours to see Budapest at your own pace
  • See top Budapest attractions including Heroes’ Square, Castle Hill and Széchenyi Baths
  • Listen to captivating audio commentary while aboard the open-top sightseeing bus
  • Redeem your voucher at any of the designated Big Bus stops

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What You Can Expect

Big Bus Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Budapest

Take a comprehensive tour of Budapest at your own speed on a double-decker Big Bus. You can use your ticket as many times as you’d like for 48 hours after initial validation. Stops along the route include Heroes’ Square, noted for its iconic statues of the Seven Chieftains of the Magyars, the Hungarian Parliament Building and the towering dome of St. Stephen’s Basilica. Other must-see landmarks include the Castle District on the Buda side of the city and the Hungarian State Opera House.

If you’d like to sit back and relax while you sightsee, stick on the bus for the 2-hour loop, with narration to educate you on the surrounding landscape. A nighttime bus tour departs at dusk to show you the sites illuminated in the evening, and the two guided walking tours lead you through central Pest and Buda’s Castle Hill.

With a full 48 hours to use your Big Bus Budapest tour ticket, you’ll still have time for Danube River cruise, offering unparalleled views of the city and four stops to hop on or hop off. See the Itinerary for a complete list of stops and more information on the included daily activities.

Click on the ‘Additional Info’ button below to see a map of the Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour route.

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Itinerary

Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Stops:
    1 – Heroes Square
      2 – 1956 Memorial Square
        3 – Keleti Railway Station
          4 – Best Western Hotel
            5 – New York Cafe
              6 – Astoria
                7 – Király Street

                8 – Deak Ferenc Square
                  9 – Chain Bridge
                    10 – Petofi Square
                      11 – Great Market Hall
                        12 – National Museum
                          13 – Buddha Bar Hotel/Kárpátia Restaurant

                            14 – Clark Adam Square
                              15 – Castle District
                                16 – Clark Adam Square
                                  17 – Batthyany Square
                                    18 – Margaret Bridge
                                      19 – Nyugati Railway Station
                                        20 - Bathory Street/Parliament
                                          21 – Basilica
                                            22 – Deak Ferenc Square
                                              23 – Big Bus Customer Service Centre
                                                24 - Opera House
                                                  25 – Octogon/Liszt Ferenc Square

                                                    26 – Heroes Square


                                                    Budapest Activities (operating daily; start times listed on your booking voucher):
                                                    Explore Pest Morning walking tour (1.5 hours)
                                                    Gain insight into Budapest’s rich history on a leisurely walking tour with an expert guide. The walk starts from Andrássy Avenue 3 at the Big Bus Tours Customer Service Center.

                                                    Castle District Afternoon walking tour (1 hour)
                                                    Explore Budapest’s famous Castle Hill district on an easy walking tour. Along the way, catch glimpses of the Danube River, Fisherman’s Bastion, Matthias Church and the Pest neighborhood, among other sights. The tour starts at Szentháromság Square in front of Matthias Church.

                                                    Panoramic Nighttime bus tour (1 hour)
                                                    Rest your feet on a relaxing evening bus tour around the illuminated city. Hear fun facts about the city’s culture from your onboard guide as you admire top Budapest attractions such as Buda Royal Palace, Dohany Street Synagogue and more. The departures vary to coincide with dusk; just ask the Big Bus staff on your hop-on hop-off tour about start times.

                                                    Danube River Cruise (90 minutes) Want to see Budapest’s delights from the water? One circular trip is 90 minutes and provides recorded commentary in 11 languages and unlimited hop-on hop-off at any of the 4 stops.

                                                    Customer Reviews

                                                    CHARELLE H

                                                    5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

                                                    We has a great time, the tour was very organized. The staff was very helpful. Best way to visit Budapest and hit all the hot spots for pictures and touring.

                                                    Maria M

                                                    5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

                                                    Very good tour, very frequent and the free boat trip was brillant ..

                                                    Jacci B

                                                    5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

                                                    Very informative and visits the main tourist points of interests. Ticket offers much more than the bus access which we didn't use due to time constraints but would recommend and possibly use again.

                                                    CHRISTOPHER G

                                                    5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

                                                    Probably the best way to see a city running commentary get on and off when you please also includes a river trip ,well worth the money

                                                    peter f

                                                    5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

                                                    I have used big bus before,this was in Abu Dhabi in 2011.The tour in Budapest was even better,as there was a river cruise,walking tours and a night tour included in the price

                                                    Julie D

                                                    5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

                                                    Fantastic, great value for money, plenty of stops and frequent buses..even in November

                                                    Ivan K

                                                    5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

                                                    great experience.

                                                    Nancy T

                                                    5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

                                                    Very good tour, easy to use with plenty of stops. The evening boat ride on the Danube was included and was great.

                                                    Nell P

                                                    5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

                                                    Enjoyed the beauty and Budapest tour very much!

                                                    Tirsa R

                                                    5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

                                                    Great way to see Budapest and take a break from walking.

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