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  1. Hungary
  2. Central Hungary
  3. Budapest
  4. Citadella

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 boat cruise or night tour.
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
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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 the beautiful St Stephen's Basilica
  • Take advantage of a boat or night tour, depending on the option selected
  • 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.

If you choose to do a night tour, you'll have the chance to see this beautiful city under a blanket of darkness - yet another way to see Budapest in all its glory!

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
  • Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with a 24-hour bus pass, valid on yellow, purple and red routes
  • Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Boat Tour with a 48-hour bus pass valid on yellow, purple and red routes, plus 2 boat tours
  • Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Boat and Night Tour with a 48 or 72-hour bus pass, valid on yellow, purple and red routes, plus 2 boat tours and a night tour
  • A booklet containing discounts around the city (including a free walking tour and free bike tour)
  • Multilingual commentary
What’s Not Included
  • Tickets to attractions

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
Bus Tour:
• Duration: 140 minutes (red line), 100 minutes (purple line), 80 minutes (yellow line)
• Frequency: every 30 minutes for red line, every 60 minutes for purple and yellow lines.
• Operating hours: 9:00 AM-6:00 PM (April-October), 9:00 AM-4:00 PM (November-March)
• Night bus tour: 8:00 PM (April-May, September-October), 9:00 PM (June-August), 6:00 PM (November-March)

• Boat Tour: Duration - 1 hour. May, September & October: every hour from 10:00 AM-8:00 PM. June-August: every hour 10:00 AM-11:00 PM. November-April: departs at 1:00 PM, 2:30 PM, 5:00 PM, 6:30 PM.
• Bike Tour duration - 1 hour. Open between 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
• Buda Castle walking tour every day at 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM.
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Product ID: 53639