We have taken hundreds of bus tours, This was the worst tour ever. Small bus, small windows, cramped seating and on a day where the temp. was 31C the Air Conditioning wasn’t working. The guide was pleasant and knowledgeable. Finally, we were simply told when we were given our tickets for the tour of Parliament, that the bus tour was over and we would have to find our own way to our hotels. We had to walk several hundred meters just to get to a street with taxis.
Tour would have been very nice except for the pickup
, 6 2019
We booked our tour well in advance of trip to Budapest and were told to be a particular hotel by 0915 to be picked up for the 10am tour. We arrived well ahead of time and waited and waited for the bus to arrive. A very helpful bus driver from a different tour company even called our tour company to find out what was taking so long. At first we were told the pickup time had changed to 0945 and when that time came and went and we called again, we were told that they had sent a cab to our Air B&B to pick us up rather than the hotel where the company had instructed us to go to for pickup. Then we were told we could take a cab at our expense to meet up with the tour group at Hero's Square if we wanted. By the time we arrived at the new pickup spot, it was almost 1100 and we had a lot of difficulty finding the bus because the tour company name was not on it and we were told it might be red, yellow or white. Once we did connect with the tour, our guide Attila was very nice and totally sympathetic to our frustration. He was very helpful and knowledgeable about the city and did his best to get back on track after loosing time waiting for us to arrive.
Half day tour that covers a wide range of activities
, 6 2019
The tour started much earlier than expected. Cityrama left message with host of aparment as we arrived at Budapest midnight. The parliament house was splendid architecture with beautiful delicate craftsmanship. Everything was done in perfect order and the maintenance team does a splendid job to upkeep this building. Our guide for city tour was professional and matter of fact. We get to know Buda and Pest pretty well. It is a city easy to get around and we enjoy it.
We enjoyed our city tour of Budapest, Robbie our driver and guide was very helpful, considerate and very knowledgeable. If you book the tour, you should include the visit to the Houses of Parliament as the building is a wonderful inside as it is outside. The tour covers both Buda and Pest, and we had plenty of time to wonder around at each of the stops.