Danube Promenade Tours

Stretching from the Chain Bridge to the Elisabeth Bridge on the Pest side of the Danube, the Danube Promenade is a favorite among tourists and locals alike. In the early 20th century, this stretch was home to famous hotels such as the Ritz, the Bristol and the Carlton. Today, new luxury hotels like the InterContinental and the Sofitel line the Promenade, together with other prominent buildings and attractions.

Near the Chain Bridge, you will find the neo-Renaissance Hungarian Academy of Sciences building, opened in 1865. On the same square is the art nouveau Gresham Palace and a statue of Count Istvan Szechenyi, a 19th-century Hungarian politician and writer who encouraged the founding of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and promoted political reform.

On the other end of the Promenade, near the Elisabeth Bridge, is the Contra-Aquincum, a 4th century Roman castle, as well as the Inner City Parish Church. The latter was once a Roman basilica before being used as a mosque and then renovated in a Baroque style in the 18th century. The Elisabeth Bridge spans the Danube at its narrowest point in Budapest and is considered the most elegant bridge in the city.

Other attractions to look out for as you walk along the Promenade include the Vigado Concert Hall, the Little Princess statue and the Shoes on the Danube Bank memorial – a memorial made of cast iron shoes honoring the Jews who were killed in Budapest during World War II. And of course, enjoy great views of Buda Castle, the Citadel and Gellert Hill across the Danube.

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The Danube Promenade is easily accessible by foot from both the Buda and Pest sides of the city and streetcar number 2 stops along the Promenade.
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Budapest All in One Walking Tour

Stretch your legs and see the sights on this 3-hour Budapest walking tour. Your local guide will lead to the jewels of the city, including UNESCO World Heritage sites like Heroes’ Square, where iconic statues of the Seven Chieftains of the Magyars sit, as well as the beautiful Buda Castle. You’ll take a break with two delicious Hungarian pastries and a hot drink. This walking tour is limited to 15 people, keeping the experience intimate as you discover all that this incredible city has to offer.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Private Budapest Bike Tour with Cafe Stop

See the best of Budapest on a 3.5-hour bike tour led by a private guide. Wheel around the bike paths and cobblestone streets to pass UNESCO-listed Buda Castle District, the iconic statues in Heroes’ Square, the impressive Parliament Building and more. Your guide will provide anecdotes and historical background as you go, giving context to all the major landmarks surrounding you. You’ll also enjoy a stop to rest your legs with a hot beverage and Hungarian treat during the tour.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Private Art Nouveau Tour Budapest

Immerse yourself in the art and architecture of the Hungarian Art Nouveau movement on a private walking tour.  Skip the confusion of public transit and meet your art historian guide in your hotel lobby. Together, you’ll visit the Museum of Applied Arts, Gresham Palace, and more.  Enjoy a complimentary coffee at the House of Hungarian Art Nouveau, before admiring selected architecture throughout the city.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Budapest Art Nouveau Walking Tour with Historian Guide

Experience Budapest’s art nouveau landmarks on a small-group walking tour with an historian guide. Stop to see the city's art nouveau masterpieces, all graced with the decorative natural and folk motifs that characterized the early 20th-century architectural movement. Admire examples including the Royal Postal Savings Bank; learn about Hungary’s celebrated exponent, Odon Lechner; and uncover the design and history behind each building. Choose a morning or afternoon tour, with public transport passes at own expense.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Film Locations Tour in Budapest With a Local

The UNESCO-listed monuments and picturesque waterfront of Budapest have served as a backdrop to movies such as Evita, Underworld, Spy, and Munich. This private 3-hour tour will introduce you to the city’s most famous film locations, including Budapest landmarks such as Gresham Palace, the Hungarian Parliament Building, Gozsdu Udvar, and the Opera House.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Budapest's Art Nouveau 3 Hour Private Tour with a Historian

With an historian guide in the lead, immerse yourself in Budapest's art nouveau architecture with stops around the city to see the city's finest examples. This private half-day walking tour ensures personalized attention and plenty of opportunities to ask questions.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Budapest Segway Sightseeing Tour

See the sights of Budapest on a Segway! This tour offers a 2- or 3-hour option for a guided trip around central Pest. An orientation will be provided before the tour begins so that you feel comfortable when it comes time to navigate the streets. You’ll pass top attractions like St. Stephen’s Basilica, the Hungarian State Opera House and Andrassy Avenue along the way.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Budapest Cocktail and Beer Cruise

Toast the fabulous view on a 1 hour 30 minute cocktail cruise along the Danube River in Budapest. See sights like the Buda Castle, Gellért Hill and Fisherman’s Bastion from the boat’s upper deck while enjoying either three beers or two cocktails. You’ll pass the impressive Parliament along the way, along with other UNESCO World Heritage sites. There will plenty of terrific opportunities for photos, as well as seasonal drinks like mulled wine during winter months.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Private Romantic Budapest Tuk Tuk Tour

Cover more ground and zip around the sights in a motorized Tuk Tuk on this private 2-hour tour of Budapest. Admire the UNESCO-listed monuments of the Danube riverfront and the Buda Castle Quarter, cross over to Margaret island, and explore neighborhoods like the Tabán and Gellért Hill.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Budapest Night Stroll and Boat Cruise

See the best of Budapest by foot and by boat on this comprehensive 3-hour evening tour. Stroll through the city streets on a walking tour with your guide before boarding a 1-hour cruise along the Danube River. You’ll pass landmarks like the Chain Bridge and Gellért Spa, and see the Buda Castle aglow at night. This tour is limited to 15 people to keep the experience as intimate as it is unique.
  • Duration: 2.5 to 3 hrs
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Private Budapest City Tour by Car

Fitting in Budapest’s major landmarks all in one day can be extremely overwhelming if you’re walking on foot. Opt instead for this private Budapest city tour by car, and ride comfortably around and get an extensive overview of the city. Plus, hotel pickup and drop-off are included, too.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Private Tour: Budapest City Segway Tour

See the best that Budapest has to offer on a 2-hour Segway tour of the city, led by a private guide. Be sure to mention specific spots you’d like to see along the way, as your guide is happy to customize your itinerary. Enjoy the intimate experience of a small group and learn the rich stories behind this vibrant capital.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Buda Castle Segway Tour Plus Cruise Combo

Explore Budapest’s Buda Castle quarter on a 1-hour Segway tour before a River Danube lunch, dinner, or wine-tasting cruise on this combo tour. Ride a Segway around cobbled Buda to see Matthias Church, Fisherman’s Bastion, and more. Then, admire Budapest from a sightseeing boat on your chosen Danube cruise. Select a buffet lunch or dinner cruise including two complimentary drinks, or an evening wine cruise with a tasting of seven Hungarian wines.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Budapest City Tour by Bike

See the best of Budapest on two wheels on this 3-hour bike tour. Give your feet a rest and pedal around the main sights, stopping to learn about their history. Cycle across the River Danube, explore the Buda Castle District to see landmarks such as the Royal Palace and Matthias Church, and check out UNESCO-listed Andrassy Avenue, City Park, and Heroes’ Square. Bike, helmet, safety vest, and a drink included.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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