Budapest, Hungary
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Overview

Get a taste of Hungary while you're in Vienna on a full-day trip to Budapest. Journey through scenic countryside to Hungary’s imperious capital, set on the River Danube, and view its must-see monuments and UNESCO-listed sights, including the Chain Bridge, Parliament, and medieval Buda district. Finish with free time to shop, stroll and have lunch (own expense). Live commentary aboard your air-conditioned transport, plus hotel pickup and drop-off in Vienna included.
  • Full-day trip to Budapest from Vienna
  • Travel through picturesque countryside to Hungary’s capital
  • Take a panoramic tour to see landmarks including the Parliament and Chain Bridge on the River Danube
  • View the UNESCO-listed Buda Castle district, the city's medieval birthplace
  • See the Matthias Church, Fisherman’s Bastion and Heroes Square
  • Free time to stroll, shop and have lunch (own expense) in the city
  • Live onboard commentary and Vienna hotel pickup and drop-off included
Depart your central Vienna hotel by air-conditioned vehicle, and journey through the pretty eastern Austrian province of Burgenland. As you travel, hear your driver-guide share information about the region, and gaze at the rolling countryside, farmland and traditional villages.
Cross Hungary’s border at Hegyeshalom, and pass the historical town of Györ and national Turul monument at Tatabanya, a hilltop statue of a mythological bird of prey that’s a symbol of the country. Please note you can also choose to meet at the starting point on your own if you wish.
On arrival, enjoy the first impressions of Hungary’s capital, sometimes called the ‘Paris of the East,’ and magnificently set across the River Danube. The famous river splits the city into two districts: Buda, the medieval quarter, and Pest, the commercial heart. Hear how these once-separate cities were united, along with nearby Obuda, to form the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1893.
View the landmarks along the Danube’s banks, including the immense Chain Bridge and Houses of Parliament, and enjoy a panoramic tour of other UNESCO-listed sights, including the charming Buda quarter.
Admire the Matthias Church, coronation site of many Hungarian kings; and see the cobbled Castle District, Buda Castle, and Fisherman’s Bastion, a Gothic terrace with sweeping views over the city.
Over in Pest, check out St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Hungarian State Opera, and grandiose Vajdahunyad Castle. Plus, drive along elegant Andrassy Avenue, known as Budapest’s ‘Champs-Élysées,’ and admire Heroes Square, a plaza crowned by a colonnaded statue complex depicting the seven Magyar chiefs who founded the country.
After your tour, enjoy free time to stroll, shop and have lunch (own expense) at leisure, soaking up the vibrant atmosphere, and perhaps enjoying some hearty Hungarian cuisine.
Later, journey back to Vienna, where a hotel drop-off finishes your trip at around 7pm.

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C
, Dec 2018

Obviously one day isn’t enough to cover all of Budapest but for only having a day this tour was fabulous! Our guide Fernando was incredible! You see a lot of the major sites and get ample free time in the city.

R
, Dec 2018

Susanna was our driver for this trip. The entire trip was about 12 hrs to and fro. She was very safe and comfortable driver. Although knowledgeable about Budapest, her English needs improvement. Overall excellent.

J
, Nov 2018

It was a long trip on the road (approx 3hours+ for one way) and definitely worth it. Our guide Joseph is very knowledgable and fun by keeping all entertained. Visited most of the places of attraction with little free time and for sure Budapest is a beautiful place to vist.

M
, Oct 2018

One day is clearly not enough to go around Budapest but better to have gone than not at all. Our tour guide Fernando shared a lot of his knowledge about the city and its history. The sights are absolutely beautiful. We also had a lot of time to go around on our own before going back to Vienna. It was really enjoyable, engaging and interesting.

D
, Sep 2018

We were so happy we took this tour. I expected a large tour bus with lots of people, wrong. There were a total of 8 people on the tour to Budapest in a large van. It was perfect. Our guide was excellent we got to see all the major sltes and had plenty of free time. It was great.........

S
, Sep 2018

Our guide tried hard to connect with us. He was very pleasant. With more time, he will become better.

P
, Aug 2018

Great way to get a taste of Hungary and Budapest. You see the main sights but not enough time to explore them or the city. If you are unsure about a prolonged stay in Budapest this tour will whet your appetite, I will be back and spend several days exploring!

R
, Jul 2018

Awesome day trip. Highly recommend. We hit all the top attractions and had plenty of time to check out the area. Perfect day.

a
, Jul 2018

Our guide Robert was great. He was very knowledgeable about Europesn history and was really passionate about what he does. Budapest was beautiful.We were a small group of 4 and this made the trip even more convenient. I highly recommend it

S
, Jul 2018

This was a small tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and a great guide. Budapest was beautiful. The parliament is amazing. We saw all the sights in Buda and Pest. We had ample time to shop and have lunch. I could have stayed over night. This tour was so much fun. An amazing time,, Hotel pick was so nice,


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