• Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Duration: 1 day (approx.)
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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

What You Can Expect

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.

Customer Reviews

Al A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

We had an amazing guide, and what a shame I didn't write down his name... I totally recommend this tour to at least explore Budapest, for a few hours !!

So much to see and so little time, but it's worth the adventure

Ingerlyn C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Oh Budapest was memorable! I enjoyed the tour-guide thoroughly! He was funny and accommodating! He knew where we could get all the best photos and he stopped at amazing spots so that we could take photos, buy stuff or walk around. He was on time! He spoke 4 languages so no one felt left out!

Sarah E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour is worth it! It's best described as a crash course of Budapest! You see everything this beautiful has to offer in a relatively short time and you get plenty of spare time to explore at your own pace. Our tour guide was well informed and spoke good English. Would highly recommend this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018


Divya B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Awesome trip


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Beautiful trip worth going!

Raymond P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

very enjoyable but not enough time in such a beautiful city

Michael M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

It was truly an amazing side trip for me! Our guide Belage was very knowledgeable about the history of Budapest as well as Vienna and he spoke excellent English. We left Vienna at 7:00 AM there was 5 of us on the tour and I really feel like we saw an amazing amount of Budapest. It was about a 12 - 14 hour round trip. I must tell you, this is one side trip that I highly recommend as it was the highlight of my trip to Europe this year. We even had 2 - 3 hours of time to ourselves to eat or do whatever we wanted to do. I can't wait to go back to Budapest now, simply because of this tour!!! Excellent and 5 stars!!!!!

Joy H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

A very pleasant tour I can recommend.We had a wonderful tour guide named Marcus.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This tour is one of the best I ever had with viator.Not only it's an excellent way to find out some things about Budapest but we had plenty of time to walk around and see many things ourselves and not only the ones included in the visit.Highly highly recommended and also the smallness of the group made it almost a private visit.Our guide and driver together Cordulla was excellent also.Many thanks to viator partners for one more excellent tour.

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