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  • Location:Budapest, Hungary
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Budapest Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Discover the top attractions in Budapest on a half-day sightseeing tour. Departing in either the morning or the afternoon, your guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you to all the must-see spots in the city. You’ll pass the Hungarian House of Parliament set on the Danube, cross the yellow-hued Margaret Bridge and head over to the Buda side of the city for a peek at the Royal Castle. 


  • Three-hour tour of Budapest's highlights
  • Perfect introduction to Budapest's sights
  • Choice of morning or afternoon tours
  • English- and German-speaking guide
  • Pick-up from central Budapest hotels

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What You Can Expect

Budapest Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Royal Castle, Budapest

This 3-hour Budapest sightseeing tour begins at your hotel, where your guide will pick you up. You’ll then travel by coach across the Danube on Margaret Bridge, which connects visitors and locals alike to the scenic Margaret Island, a popular recreational area set in the middle of the river. From there you’ll drive to the Buda Castle District, visiting Fisherman’s Bastion, lookout towers that provide some of the best panoramic views in Budapest. You’ll continue on to the interior of Matthias Church, where the double sarcophagus of King Bela III and his wife is located.

You will also climb the Gellert Hill for additional photo opportunities of the city, before crossing back over to Pest on the Elisabeth Bridge. You’ll pass Budapest’s famous City Park and Heroes' Square, where iconic statues of the Seven Chieftains of the Magyars sit.

To conclude your half-day tour, your guide will take you past the Hungarian Opera House and the towering structure of St. Stephen's Basilica. You will be dropped off at the Hotel Intercontinental.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

So glad we booked this trip. The places we visited and the history we learned in three hours was amazing. The trip was worth every penny and Francis the guide was excellent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

A really good introduction to Budapest.
Yolanda was lovely and her spoken English, excellent.
This was the first time we have used Viator and we will definitely use them again.
Highly recommended.

Harjeet K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

A must have tour. Beautiful ancient heritage and scenery. Love the tour and historical stories. A must have tour.
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5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

If you have never been to Budapest, this trip is a must and it should be done as soon as possible after you arrive. It gives you a great overview of the city, its history and culture, and gives you information for planning your time there.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

excellent guide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Danube bend trip and Folklore dance

The guide Helena , an excellent lady with 200 enthu , knowledge that made the trip more exciting and interesting

added the folk lore dance added spice to the whole evening

Highly successful trip , also the Godolla castle trip guide 12/10/2015 , very nice guy , knowledgeable and enthusiastic

I would recommend the local tour operator for any Hungary package to my friends

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Fantastic!!! I will recommend it anytime!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Lovely tour to experience the essentials in one morning and then decide what to return to for further investigation.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I had been in Budapest about 10 years ago. The 3 hour tour gave me my bearings and reminded me of all the sites I wanted to revisit. Our guide Elizabeth was charming and the fellow passengers made for good company. I was then so much more confident to set out and do my own exploring. I also thought it very good value for money.

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