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

Budapest: Hop-on Hop-off Ticket with Boat & Night Tour

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The Giraffe Hop-on Hop-off Tour is a perfect way to explore Budapest. Ride a double-decker bus through the city and up Castle Hill. Take a Danube cruise and stop at Margaret Island. Enjoy a guided walking tour and later on see the sights at night as well.
About this activity
Duration 48 - 72 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Host or greeter
British English, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Danish, Irish, Norwegian
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a hop-on hop-off bus tour on multiple bus lines
  • Explore Budapest during a walking tour with an English-speaking guide
  • Relax on a Danube boat cruise and take in views of the Parliament, the Royal Palace, and Margaret Island
  • Experience the Night Bus Tour through the city center and up to the Citadel
  • Make use of an audioguide, available in 22 languages, on the buses
Full description
This sightseeing program is a combination of 5 tours: the Red, Yellow, and Night Bus lines, a Blue Boat Line, and a Walking Tour. The ticket is valid for 48 or 72 hours.

There are 19 stops on the Red Bus Line route. You’ll have views of the Danube River and the Opera, and at the Oktogon stop you’ll find an abundance of restaurants and cafés. See Heroes' Square with its historical statues and famous museums. Nearby are the Budapest Zoo, the Széchenyi Thermal Bath, the Gundel restaurant, the Vajdahunyad Castle, and many more attractions.

The bus stops at the New York Café, Astoria, Chain Bridge (funicular), and then heads up Castle Hill, stopping within walking distance of the Fisherman's Bastion, Matthias Church, Buda Castle, and other historical sites. You can get off the bus at the Citadel, the highest point in Budapest, and at the Central Market Hall.

On the Yellow Bus Line route you’ll begin the tour at Andrássy út 2. See the second-largest synagogue in the world, in the heart of the city’s Jewish District. The bus stops at Astoria, in downtown Pest, near the National Museum and at Vígadó Square, where you can change to the Blue Boat Line. See the Chain Bridge and the funicular on the Buda side, at the foot of Castle Hill. The bus stops at St. Anne Church, the Margaret Bridge, Margaret Island, the Nyugati railway station, the Market Hall, and the National Museum.

Take a river cruise on the Blue Boat Line, starting from Dock 8A at Vigadó Square in downtown Pest. There are 2 stopovers on this tour. You’ll pass by the imposing Parliament building, and you’ll have a panoramic view that takes in Margaret Island. See the Castle District, comprising the Royal Castle, Matthias Church, and the Fisherman’s Bastion, located on Castle Hill. Then you’ll reach the Liberty Monument and the Citadel on Gellért Hill.

The tour continues in a southerly direction, providing you views of the bridges of Budapest, the National Theater, and the Palace of Arts. On the return cruise you’ll see the universities of Budapest and the Central Market Hall. The Blue Boat Line cruise ends back at Vigadó Square.

The Night Bus Tour gives you the opportunity to enjoy Budapest's nighttime views and the bustling ambience of the city. This tour departs at 19:15 in April, May, September, and October, and 20:15 in June, July, and August. The bus stops at the Citadel, the highest point of downtown Budapest, where you’ll have breathtaking views of the city and the Danube River. Hop off the bus at Jókai Square, a busy intersection boasting loads of restaurants and cafés.

Enjoy a guided Walking Tour that covers most all of the main attractions in Budapest. This is a show-up tour, so there’s no need to book in advance! It starts off at 10:00 every day from the front of the State Opera House. The tour duration is 2.5-3 hours, and along the route you’ll see attractions that include the Opera House, St. Stephen's Basilica, Liberty Square, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the Chain Bridge, the historical monuments of the Castle district, the Danube promenade, and Vigadó Square.

On the hop-on hop-off buses you can select from a choice of 22 languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Greek, Finnish, Swedish, Dutch, Russian, Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Hebrew, Czech, Romanian, Polish, Chinese, Turkish, Croatian, and Hungarian.
Includes
  • 48- or 72-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • Audio-guided river cruise
  • Live guided walking tour
  • Night tour
  • 10-50 per cent coupon discounts
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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