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Saddle up for a comprehensive 3-hour tour of Budapest by bike. You’ll hit the streets with a private guide, wheeling past top attractions like Heroes’ Square, City Park, the Parliament Building and the Great Market Hall, many of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Learn about the rich history of this vibrant capital city while cruising along the charming streets and bike paths. This tour is limited to 15 people in order to keep the experience as intimate as possible. 

Highlights

  • 3-hour Budapest Small-Group Bike Tour around the city
  • Innovative, entertaining, easy and relaxing way to see Budapest best sights
  • See the major Budapest UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • See the Heroes' Square, City Park, the Parliament, Danube Promenade, National Museum, Great Market Hall, Pest downtown and more (day tour only).
  • See the Heroes' Square, City Park, the Buda Castle District and the Matthias Church (day tour only)
  • Maximum of 15 participants ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Budapest Bike Tour

Budapest bike tour

Your tour will begin in central Budapest where you’ll meet your guide and pick up your bike. The exact departure point will vary depending on whether you select the day tour or evening option.

With your group, you’ll cycle along the cobblestone streets and bike paths to spot the city’s top attractions, with plenty of chances for photos. On the day tour, you’ll also enjoy a stop to rest your legs and sample a beverage and authentic Hungarian treat. Your private guide will provide commentary and answer questions as you pass the bustling shops of Andrassy Boulevard, the iconic statues of Heroes’ Square and other sites like St. Stephen’s Basilica and the Parliament Building.

Please see the Itinerary below for a complete list of stops on both the day and night tour.

Itinerary

Budapest Day Tour
Departs at 11am (March to November)
Your small-group cycling tour begins on Andrassy Boulevard and at the Opera house. Ride to Heroes Square and city park along the tree lined boulevard where you will learn about Hungarian history and culture before biking through the park to Vajdahunyad castle complex. Continue back to the city center and down to St Stephen's Basilica, named after the first Hungarian King. After visiting the beautiful church and square you will ride to Liberty Square for a picture of the last Soviet remembrance, then on to Parliament, the second largest in Europe with its huge neo-gothic facade.

Next, you'll cross the Margit Bridge over to the Buda side. Here you’ll ride along the banks of the Danube taking in the Chain Bridge, Clark Adam Square, Elizabeth Bridge, Rudas baths and the famous Gellert hotel and baths before crossing the Liberty Bridge back over to the Pest side to see the Grand Market Hall. The tour continues passing by the National Museum and the Great Synagogue before turning back onto Andrassy Boulevard and stopping by for a view of the Opera House before finishing the tour

Budapest Night Tour
Departs at 5pm (July to August)

You Budapest Night Tour will take a more relaxed and very flat ride and cover more areas along the bank of the Danube river. You’ll cruise along Andrassy Boulevard before taking in the magnificent St. Stephen’s Basilica, Liberty Square and the Parliament. Then, you'll cross the Margit Bridge over to the Buda side. Here you’ll ride along the banks of the Danube taking in the Chain Bridge, Clark Adam Square, Elizabeth Bridge, Rudas baths and the famous Gellert hotel and baths before crossing the Liberty Bridge back over to the Pest side to see the Grand Market Hall (a peek inside when open), and passing by the National Museum and the Great Synagogue before turning back onto Andrassy Boulevard and checking out the Opera House before finishing the tour. All of the sights will be seen at dusk and some will even be illuminated, giving great photo opportunities during the stops.

Customer Reviews

Jonathan O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Beautiful city, our tour guide Tomas was great and made it very enjoyable and fun along the way and also had a great insight into the history of Budapest

Washington C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Adam was a great tour guide. This is a great way to get a quick overview of the city. Highly recommend.

sally j

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Weather permitting, was educational ,fun, quite easy and highly recommendable. would definitely go again and a great way to meet other travellers

Peter A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great way to see the city and it's buildings. Our guide Adrienne spoke good English was very knowledgeable and provided additional insite about the country and it's people. Strudel and coffee near the end was a just reward for the energy used. A must do!

Susanne H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Really fun, interesting tour with a great guide.

Stephanie P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This tour was wonderful! Bridget really knew her stuff and I came away understanding a lot of Hungarian history and culture. Totally recommend this tour!

Denece M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our Yellow Zebra guide Kata did an fantastic job sharing the history while navigating us through the city.

Karen

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Loved this bike tour! Arpad, our guide was exceptional - gave us the most interesting history details - we all loved it! Great way to see Budapest. Afterwards, we went back and visited some of highlights when we could take time to enjoy.

Atriya S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Very fun, and our guide Thomas was excellent!

Pamela B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

It was a wonderful bike tour. We viewed both Budapes and Pest. Our guide was quite knowledgable and we were riding about 3 hours. We took the 5:00 tour. It wasn't too hot and not too busy since most walking tours have finished in the area.

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