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Experience Budapest at your own speed on a hop-on hop-off bus tour and boat route through the Danube. This ticket is valid for 48 hours and allows you hop on and off as often as you like while traveling by double-decker bus to see the city’s famous sites, including the Parliament Building, Andrassy Avenue, the Castle District and more. On the boat ride along the Danube River, you’ll enjoy stops at Margaret Island and St. Anne Church. This tour includes 28 stops and audio commentary on board.

Highlights

  • Budapest hop-on hop-off tour
  • See the city by both open-top double-decker bus and boat!
  • Explore Budapest at your own pace with three tour routes and 28 stops
  • Visit top attractions like Heroes’ Square, the Buda Castle District, the Hungarian State Opera House and World Heritage-listed Andrássy Avenue
  • Cruise down the Danube River
  • Ticket valid for 48 hours

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What You Can Expect

Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour by Bus and Boat

Budapest Hop-on Hop-off Cruise

You can begin your hop-on hop-off tour at any of the 28 stops on the itinerary, including attractions such as the National Museum or the Buda Castle District. Enjoy the wind through your hair as you travel by open-top bus or by boat, with the option to stay on board and take photos or hop off and walk around at your own speed.

On the Red and Yellow lines, spend some time at the famous Citadel, snap photos of the Parliament building, shop for paprika at the Great Market Hall or stroll around the shops on Andrássy Avenue, a UNESCO World Heritage site. When you’re ready to view this beautiful city from the river, head to one of the three stops on the Blue Boat Line to cruise down the Danube.

For a complete list of stops, see the Itinerary section below.

Itinerary

Hop-On Hop-Off Stops:
Red Bus Line Loop
- Square of the Governor Joseph (József Nádor Tér)
- Square of Elisabeth (Erzsébet Tér)
- Andrássy Avenue
- Opera House
- Franz Liszt Square (Liszt Ferenc Tér)
- Heroes' Square (Hosök tere)
- Eastern Railway Station
- New York Cafe Station
- Astoria
- Funicular (can transfer to Yellow Line here)
- Castle District
- Citadel
- Marcius (departure point for the Blue Boat Line)
- Parliament

Yellow Bus Line Loop
- Square of Elisabeth (Erzsébet Tér)
- Synagogue
- Astoria
- Dózsa György Tér
- Funicular (can transfer to Red Line here)
- St Anne Church (Batthany Tér)
- Margaret Island (Margit Hid)
- Parliament
- Vigado Tér
- Market Hall
- National Museum

Blue Boat Line Loop
- Vigado Tér
- St Anne Church (Batthany Tér)
- Margaret Island (Margit Hid)

Customer Reviews

Ernest W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This is a great way to see the sights in Budapest

Wanda O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

4 Routes great bus tour

William J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Very useful way of seeing the city with good background information.

Rudecow

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent routes. Frequent buses. Detailed historical information in my own language using headphones. Worth every penny.

Figen M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Excellent service

Chic L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Very good value for money and a great way to see the city. The Inclusion of the Danube river cruise made it even better

Ann M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Great wáy to find out about the city

Kenneth M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

We made very good use of the Hop on Hop Off buses while we were in Budapest. We felt that the commentary was well done and the buses kept to their scheduled times. We were able to walk to and from our B and B in the vicinity of Adam Clark Square where it was a very convenient bus stop for us. Once we sorted out which bus line was ours, as there are several different companies operating the same types of tours, we were just fine. The sales staff at the various stops all spoke very good English so we had no problems communicating.

Linda R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Excellent tour. Very obliging staff, especially tour guide Mark. Buses were almost pretty much to time.We took full advantage of the tours on both days, plus the river cruise and the evening Santa tour. The experience gave us an insight into the various areas of Budapest which we then explored on our own the day after our Hop on Hop off finished.

griffin-p6

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Amazing value as the second day is free! Very easy to pick up the tour at lots of different locations and never long to wait. Being able to use the ticket for the boat at night was really unexpected and an experience to remember. No need to pay for a sepaerate night cruise meant value was amazing.

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