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Budapest Small-Group Day Trip from Vienna

Vienna, Austria
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From $186.21

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 12 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Get more out of your time in Vienna by going on an action-packed day trip to Budapest. You’ll have a hassle-free day as round-trip transportation is included. Once you arrive in Budapest, a guide will take you on a tour of the most important city sites, so you won’t need to navigate. Highlights include views from Gellért Hill, Fisherman’s Bastion, the Hungarian Parliament, Heroes’ Square, and St. Stephen's Basilica.
  • See multiple Budapest highlights in one day such as the Castle District
  • Vienna hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • A small-group tour means a more personalized experience
  • Explore Budapest with a guide so you don’t get lost

What's Included

  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Bottled water
  • Food
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

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Start time

06:45 AM

Pickup details

Pick-up at your hotel or private apartment in Vienna (except outer districts).

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • This tour is not bookable for children under the age of 5
  • Near public transportation
  • A current valid passport (ID for EU citizens) is required on the day of travel
  • Most travelers can participate
  • No luggage allowed
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Budapest Small-Group Day Trip from Vienna?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

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130 reviews
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Excellent day trip for a good intro to Budapest
Andrew_S, Nov 2022
This was a very efficient way to see Budapest if you can’t stay for more than 1 day. Marco was excellent! He was very knowledgeable, professional, and thoughtful. Also a mater at finding parking. Great high level overview. Driving to Budapest from Vienna was better than driving back due to check point on the Austrian side. My only complaint, unrelated to Marco, is that sitting in the back, all the road bumps were felt. It would have been better if the transport was more comfortable but then commuting in the city and parking would have been challenging,
A lot of sights for a day trip from Vienna to Budapest
Neal_Z, Jun 2022
We got to see a lot with limited time for a day trip from Vienna. Our driver Johann was very good. He gave us time for pictures, eating and shopping.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Fantastic Budapest
Jawn_O, Apr 2022
Our side trip to Budapest from Vienna was absolutely wonderful. Coordination from start to finish was flawless. We were picked up and dropped off directly from our AirBNB. The small van was brand new so was extremely clean. Our guide Balzas, who was fluent in English, German, Hungarian and Spanish was full of so much great historic information. Our day could not have been better. For a quick “highlights” trip to Budapest, I would highly recommend this trip. Even though we were only there for one day, we were able to see the most historic locations, plus had 3 hours of free time to explore on our own. Thank you White Alligator tours.
Great way to see Budapest in a day
Valentina_S, Jan 2022
We took a trip through Europe and wanted to see several cities in addition to spending time in some of the larger ones, so from Vienna we booked a day trip to Budapest. How could we be so close to this famous city and not visit it? We were picked up on time in a very comfortable Mercedes van. Our guide was very professional and knowledgeable. After what seemed to be a very quick drive we arrived in Budapest. Our guide took us to several key locations around the city where we had the opportunity to get out and explore. We enjoyed this since it was December and very cold, so after exploring we could climb back into the nice warm van... I know, wimps... We had a final stop along the Danube across from the parliament for scenic photos and also had about 3 hours to explore the area. We walked to the market and saw a little bit of the resident's daily life. There were all kinds of stands with food products, my son loved the whole pigs. We went to a nearby restaurant, Mesterek Konyhaja, which was recommended by people we talked to on the street. The food was delicious, and the beer was cold. We met back with our guide at the designated time and returned to Vienna content to have experienced just a slice in time in Budapest.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Very good experience.
Julia_G, Nov 2022
Very good guide and driver. Marco Marco was thorough in his explanations of the history of Vienna and Budapest.
Great Tour - Guide was fantastic
Allan_M, Oct 2022
Tour guide met us at hotel promptly, there were only two other people on the tour - van was uncrowded and guide was very knowledgeable with history of Budapest during the 1.5 hour drive from Vienna. Took in all the popular sites, had plenty of free time to explore. Would definitely recommend this day trip.
Loved it!
Jolene_K, Oct 2022
What a treat! It was so fun! Our driver knew lots of history and facts. He told us about cool things we didn't expect to see or hear it made the trip even better. I'm glad we did it and it was something to always remember.
Excellent trip!
Gabriela_A, Oct 2022
Markus was an excellent guide! There was a marathon happening and he handled that by resolving the problem. We could see all the city by parts and we had enough time to see the sights and wander around in the free time. He also knew a lot of history about the place. Even though it was only one day I felt like I know Budapest
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dear Gabriela_A, we appreciate your 5-star review! Markus is a great asset to our company and definitely an excellent guide. Best regards, The White Alligator Tours Team
A Full Day Trip
Barry_M, Aug 2022
Really appreciate the small touches, such as the Hotel pick up and especially the drop off to your hotel after such a long day. This is a full day trip, 12-13 hours. Markus our guide and driver is truly a nice guy who skillfully navigated the traffic all day. He is a big asset to White Alligators. His restaurant recommendation at the Budapest Marriott Hotel was spot on. It was a great meal. One must understand you will only have limited time to hit the prime tourist spots on such a tour, For us it was enough to get a taste of Budapest. For others they may feel it a tad short. This is no fault to the Tour company, I felt Markus and White Alligators hit the mark on this tour. I would fully recommend it for those that made Vienna their primary destination, but wanted to get a small taste of Budapest.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Dear Barry_M, we appreciate your 5-star review! We are thrilled you enjoyed the Budapest trip with Markus. He really is a star! Best regards The White Alligator Tours Team
A terrific Budapest Day Trip
Jessica_B, Aug 2022
This was a great day trip to see Budapest! Markus was a great driver and informative tour guide. Met great near people on the tour as well. Would definitely recommend!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Dear Jessica_B, thank you so much for your lovely words. We are pleased to read that you had a great trip to Budapest. Markus is really great ;) We hope to welcome you on board of one of our tours in the future again. Best regards The White Alligator Tours Team
Very nice indeed. The...
Sumana_M, Aug 2022
Very nice indeed. The driver cum guide Juhanne did an excellent job. Would like to visit again. Keep up the good work white alligators
Very good guide, wonderful city. Prepare for possible long drive.
Johan_D, Jul 2022
Our guide was excellent. He really did his best to make the experience as good as possible. Even with the time arrived plus the heavy rain at first, we had a good visit. The ride to Budapest from Vienna, however, was painful as it took over 4hrs due to many things, all out of control though.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Lots of sightseeing, not much walking around
Cameron_M, Jul 2022
This was a great way to see the city quickly in a day! I would say it was geared for more of an older crowd and i would’ve liked something with more walking as we were in the shuttle for a lot of the time.
What a trip!
Rosemary_B, Jul 2022
Great tour of Budapest. This was the most amazing tour we have been on- we saw sights in Vienna as well as everything in Budapest. It was individualized to our group and Balazs was extremely knowledgeable and personable The van was comfortable, clean , and water provided. Balazs and this company went the extra mile. We had a cell phone left in van and they brought it to us at 9:45 pm. Thank you for a great experience!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Excellent day trip!
Karin_S, Jun 2022
Excellent organized day trip from Vienna. Very knowledgeable tour guide ( our driver was Balasz) - one definitely gets the most out of a day trip to Budapest. All major sites were visited, from the Giljaard. Mountain and it’s beautiful views to Mathias Church, Fischer Bastion, Cathedral, Synagogue, Heroes Place etc. Wonderful experience also for my daughter!
Highly recommended, awesome day trip
Adam_G, Jun 2022
Fantastic day trip, Peter was an awesome guide who shared great information about both Vienna and Budapest along the way. Timing at each of the stops along the way was just right and finished off with a few hours of free time to wander about the city.
Great tour and introduction to Budapest
Jasmine_T, Jun 2022
Marco was a great driver and tour guide. He shared a lot of knowledge and enthusiasm of both Vienna and Budapest. After dropping the group off at the various points to explore and take pictures, he was also very patient with waiting for the group to come back together at the meeting points and re-board the van. This was a lovely, relaxing trip to get an introduction to Budapest if you've never been there before and are short on time. The sights and architecture were beautiful. Now that I've gotten a glimpse of the city, I feel that I will definitely need to revisit Budapest for a longer time in the future!
Marcus was informative...
Gina_K, May 2022
Marcus was informative and interesting, thoroughly answering my questions with candor and wit . His English was impressive.
Excellent tour
Anjali_C, May 2022
Excellent tour, very well planned. Our guide Peter was very friendly and knowledgeable about Vienna and Budapest.
A Delightful Day
RICHARD_G, May 2022
We enjoyed our knowledgeable and professional tour guide. He was very courtesy and personable. Will definitely recommend him to friends and family traveling to Vienna.


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