The tour was supposed to be a 2 hour walking tour followed by a 1 hour river cruise. Due to conflicts with trying to book the cruise, our group only received a 1 hour walking tour which was very disappointing. Otherwise, it was a great tour - very informative and seeing Budapest at night can't be beat. Amazing views!
Diarmuid O Ireland
Good tour guide, very friendly and interesting background. Nice to be able to speak to a local and learn about the history and stories of the city itself.
We did this tour the same day we arrived in Budapest, completely a different feel than the day sight seeing! photos if the Castle Buda and Chain Bridge blow you away, The guide was well educated and spoke good English, the meeting point was very central and easy to find, ( as we did a pre recce prior!)... The River cruise was nice and you receive a free drink, its should be optional tho if you are hungry as food is on the boat, looking at it we were starving! however the experience was a must, it was part of my boyfriends birthday treat and went down very well. Thumbs up!
Bob A USA
Our cruise was on a beautiful clear night. The well-lit glowing buildings of Budapest reflected in the river as we cruised by giving us great photo opportunities. Some of the people on the boat had a buffet dinner included and it was kind of awkward for those of us who did not. Prior to the cruise, the tour through the city at night was marvelous. We had a small group, a great guide, and the pace was perfect.
the tour was well worth the time and money.our guide,marti was very well educated on the subject of budepest.the best part was the river cruise,it was great to see all the buildings lit up at night.it was the perfect amount of time on the boat and we got off by the tram station to get bback to the hotel,i recommend it.
Great for first time visitors to Budapest, takes in a few major tourist attractions - only from the outside, and the walk around the centre of the city is enjoyable. The river cruise is spectacular, but you need to bring a jacket, it gets cool on the river. Ideal if you only have a couple of days in the city.
overall was a nice experience, though i felt that the cruise lasted way too long because we were just 6-7 of us and were put on a top level of a boat, with nothing else..
Good information. City lovely even though it was overcast and colder then normal. We had the guide to ourselves which was a bonus.
Ronnie B Australia
Inclement weather spoilt this tour, which is beyond the tour operator's control. But it's well worth doing.
The tour was excellent! The only problem that I had was the actual departure time. The stated departure time was 8pm and asked for you to be there 15 minutes prior to departure. We were there the required 15 minutes early and no one else was there. The guide arrived a couple of minutes before 8pm and we did not start the tour until 8:15pm.
Michael S United Kingdom
Budapest by night is worth doing! It feels like a different city! The boat cruise was good too.
Ronald M USA
The tour director was very knowledgeable and pleasant. Unfortunately, we could not take the cruise portion of the tour because of flooding on the Danube. Nobody compensated us for that part of the tour.
Small tour, only 4 of us. Excellent guide. Not too happy about the change of boat for the cruise part of the tour; it was a bit scruffy. However, Budapest at night is a sight for sore eyes.
Boyan I Bulgaria
The tour gets you through most key parts of Pest and along the river at night. It's particularly good if you are on a business trip and have a tight schedule during the day.
Adam L USA
The tour was nice, but it could have been better. The instructions said to be at the meeting spot at 7:45pm to set off on our 8pm walk. We got there at the requested time and met the guide at about 7:50. Two other group members showed up shortly thereafter. The guide then proceeded to tell us that she never knows how many people are going to be in the group, so she always waits until 8:15 to start. So we waited, and once we started walking, we kept a very brisk pace and were given very little time to stop along the way to take pictures of the major sights. The guide was very knowledgeable, and her English was excellent. I just wish we had started on time so we could walk a little slower and enjoy ourselves more. The river cruise was nice, but it would have been nice to know ahead of time that the boat only goes as far as Parliament and then turns around to head in the other direction, so a lot of the major sights are in the first 15 minutes or so of the journey.
The tour was interesting and the guide was very professional and courteous. I think it would however, be beneficial if the guides were on time. We were there early as required and when no guide is there waiting on you you begin to wonder if you are in the right place or not. The description of time is also not accurate because the boat ride doesn't even begin until 10pm, if you are relying on train/bus service you will miss the last connections.
The guide was full of information and advice. Would be good to do at the beginning of a trip.
Could have done with a bit more time for the walking part. Seemed to be rushed to get to the sights but guide was informative and friendly.
The guide Nina was excellent and gave us a great tour and took care to ensure we all knew how to get back to hotels/called cab. The let down was the dinner - I thought it was terrible. Was so looking forward to eating yummy Portugeses good but this particular dinner was disappointing and no dessert. Only 2 half bottles of wine between 8 people. We ran out in 30 mins and had to pay and buy another bottle for the group. Suggest you start this tour a bit earlier as sun had already set by the time we made it to the look out and also we were late for dinner and only saw 3 Fado performances. Make sure you wear good walking shoes, there are many steps to climb up and down but worth it to see the sights.
The walking tour was great, fun and intuitive . Anita the your guide she made it fun and educational. The boat cruise we were not to impressed, it smell damp and it was hard to see through the windows because it kept getting foggie. The video your on the boat was well done and entertaining.
This tour was OK. It was not the worse tour I have been on and not the best. The walking part was good because we were told about the history of budapest, but our guide didn't seem very knowlegable beyond her normal routined dialoge.