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Offered in: English and 3 more

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 minivan or coach, 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.

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.

Reviews

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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,

N
, Jul 2018

Good driver and guide. Places visited gave me a sense of Buda and Pest. Wasted time driving around trying to find our way around road blocks due to an airshow. Did not have time to walk up to the Jewish Quarter and do a tour of the place. All in all, a good tour to do.

M
, Jul 2018

This is a very small group tour. You will be picked up at a meeting location, usually your hotel. The bus holds 9 people including the driver so everyone gets some say on how much time you need to stop but you're also not waiting on a huge group. The trip to Budapest goes quickly, mostly because everyone tends to nap. During the moments when you are awake, the driver will point out interesting things along the road such as artifacts from the Communist rule. The scenery is beautiful with loads of sunflower fields.
While you are only in Budapest for about 4 hours, the driver will take you to the major attractions and it is timed perfectly so you have enough time to see what you want to see and then move on to the next stop.

b
, May 2018

I was staying in Vienna and only had a day to go to Budapest. While you spend most of your day in the car it is worth the day trip. You can see all the main sights in Budapest in one day.


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