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Budapest: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Product ID: 53639
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See the sights of Budapest at your own pace with a ticket for the hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus. Drive past the Parliament Building, Buda Castle and Chain Bridge. Discover the Citadel and Jewish Synagogue. Add on an optional 1-hour boat cruise.
About this activity
Duration 24 - 72 hours
Printed voucher required
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Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Turkish, Chinese, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, Polish, Portuguese, Russian
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  • Explore Budapest at your own pace from the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the imperial city from the open-top upper deck
  • Marvel at the Gothic Revival façade of the Hungarian Parliament Building
  • Discover Margaret Island by bike
  • Take advantage of exclusive offers, such as a free drink at a ruin bar
  • Go to the Jewish Museum and Synagogue on Dohány Street
  • Admire an icon of the 19th century at the famous Chain Bridge
  • Wander the historic Buda Castle complex
  • Ride the famous Budapest Castle Hill Funicular
  • See more of the city with access to the red and purple bus lines
Full description
Discover Budapest on your own terms with a 24, 48 or 72-hour pass for the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus and see sights such as the Hungarian Parliament, Buda Castle, and Chain Bridge. Explore the Citadel, and see the Jewish Synagogue, Memorial and Museum on Dohány Street.

Add on a 1-hour cruise of the Danube River to enjoy panoramic views of the imperial city by day and night, including the vast Gothic Revival façade of the Hungarian Parliament Building complex.

Explore both Buda and Pest, hopping off at any of the 28 stops along 2 different routes. Your ticket entitles you to extras such as a bowl of goulash soup at a traditional restaurant, free drinks in one of the most famous ruin bars, and a souvenir from City Expert Budapest. Use the red and purple bus lines to explore more of the city, take a complimentary 1-hour walking tour of the old city center and discover Margaret Island by bike.

Temporary Disruptions to the Route:
The bus is currently not stopping at the following tour stops due to the renovation of the Metro Line M3: 
- Városháza Square (Stop 4) 
- Károly Boulevard 23 (Stop 7) 
- Castle District / Vár (Stop 18) 
- Kálvin Square (Stop 23)

Red Line

Stop 1. St Stephen's Basilica
Stop 2. Chain Bridge (Pest)
Stop 3. Jozsef Attila Str.
Stop 4. Varoshaza Square
Stop 5. Synagogue
Stop 6. Astoria
Stop 7. Karoly Boulevard
Stop 8. Andrassy Avenue
Stop 9. Opera
Stop 10. Liszt Ferenc Square
Stop 11. Heroes Square
Stop 12. Keleti Railway Station
Stop 13. New York Palace
Stop 14. Astoria
Stop 15. Ferenciek Square
Stop 16. Castle Garden
Stop 17. Funicular
Stop 18. Castle District (Only used when road construction is apparent)
Stop 19. Citadel
Stop 20. Marcius 15. Square
Stop 21. Balna
Stop 22. Fovam Square
Stop 23. Kalvin Square
Stop 24. Bajcsy-Zsilinszky Str.
Stop 25. Nyugati Railway Station
Stop 26. Parliament

Purple Line

Stop 1. Chain Bridge (Buda)
Stop 2. Batthyany Square
Stop 3. Margaret Bridge
Stop 4. Parliament
Stop 5. Chain Bridge (Pest)
Stop 6. March15. Square
Stop 7. Balna
Stop 8. Fovam Square
Stop 9. Kalvin Square
Stop 10. Karoly Boulevard 23.
Stop 11. Bajcsy Zsilinszky Stre.
Stop 12. Nyugati Railway Station
Stop 13. Liszt Ferenc Square
Stop 14. Opera
Stop 15. Andrassy Avenue 
Stop 16. Varoshaza Square
Stop 17. Ferenciek Square

  • 24, 48 or 72-hour ticket for the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus (2 lines)
  • Multilingual commentary
  • Boat tour (depending on option selected)
  • Night tour (depending on option selected)
What’s Not Included
  • Tickets to attractions

When you get there

Meeting point
Know before you go
Bus Tour:
• Duration: 140 minutes (red line), 100 minutes (purple line)
• Frequency: every 15 minutes in the summer and 30 minutes in the winter
• Season: Operates all year round
• Operating hours: 09:20 to 16:00 (red line), 09:15 to 14:50 (purple line)

• The night tour departs daily at 8:00 PM (April - May, September - October) and at 9:00 PM (June - August)
• The boat tour departs daily from dock 10 at 13:00, 14:30, 17:00 and 18:30. The full boat tour takes 60 minutes.
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Product ID: 53639