Budapest Sightseeing Tours

There are many different types of exploring Budapest for example you can take the classical Hop On Hop Off Bus tour or decide to go adventurous by Segway. You can also book a Danube cruise or even a helicopter flight to see Budapest from above. The classic Sightseeing Tour in Budapest is the half day tour by bus, you will see many sights, get all information you need and the rest of the day is for yourself.

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Danube Cruise Budapest


A Budapest River Cruise is a fantastic way to see the city in a relaxed and convenient way. During daylight or at night, no matter the UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Banks of the Danube – will amaze you and give you a great opportunity to see Budapes in a special way.

Budapest Sightseeing Bus Tours

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A Budapest Sightseeing Bus takes you around all important places in the inner city and brings you to the most famous sights in the capital of Hungary. It is a great way to experience the Budapest in 1 hour or in a full day, the way you want it.


1. Tip: Get the Budapest Card for many discounts and specials. (More Information)
2. Tip: For best value discover the city with the Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour (More Information)

Available Budapest Sightseeing Tours

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Danube Party Cruise Budapest

Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday you have the unique chance to join the Danube Party Cruise ship in Budapest and combine a unique sightseeing experience with party, flirting, dancing and drinking. From 11 at night you will ship up and down the river Danube for 1,5 hours and view the UNESCO World Heritage protected “Banks of the Danube” by night while having drinks and dance on deck with friends and those who might be in future. This is an ideal party or tour to start into the vibrating Budapest Nightlife which kicks off after midnight only. It is magical to…

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Cocktail & Beer Cruise Budapest

This Cocktail & Beer Cruise is a great opportunity to explore the city on a boat during a Budapest River Cruise while having some refreshing drinks with friends and maybe soon-to-be friends. Next to a selection of cocktails or a beer you will be offered a unique experience to explore the city from its center, the river Danube. The Banks of the Danube are a UNESCO World Heritage site so you will see a lot of great sights and attractions of Budapest during this cocktail & beer cruise. This cruise is a very good opportunity to start the evening and…

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3 Hour Budapest Bus Tour

The 3 Hour Bus Tour through Budapest starts from the beautiful chain bridge and will first pass the Parliament building and cross the river Danube via the Margaret bridge to reach the Buda side. You will now drive up to the Castle District and stop for a short walk to visit the main attractions such as the Matthias Church, the Fishermen’s Bastion from which you will have a spectacular view over Budapest to take pictures. After hopping back on the bus you will be drive by bus back to the Pest side and cross the Elisabeth Bridge to watch the…

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Coffee Cruise on the Danube

The Coffee & Cruise tour along the Danube shore offers you a great opportunity to see the historical sights among the Danube including the Bank of the Danube which in itself is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within 1 relaxing hour accompanied with a cup of coffee, tea or a beverage you can enjoy the beauty of the capital of Hungary and the river Danube by daylight. Also you will be served little snacks to eat such as nachos chips, bread and dripping and bread with a Hungarian speciality – “Körözött”. This tour is a wonderful opportunity to spend an…

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Symphony Concert with Cimbalom

A concert of the Danube Symphony Orchestra is an experience no music lover should miss when visiting Budapest. A symphonic orchestra accompanied by a traditional folk instrument is quite unusual outside of Hungary, but get a ticket for one of their concerts and you will hear Mozart, Liszt or Gershwin with a twist. The Danube Symphony Orchestra is accompanied by the cimbalom, or hammered dulcimer. Adding a folk instrument to classical favorites has a long tradition in Hungary, dating back to the 19th century. The Danube Symphony Orchestra was formed in 1961. Since then they have given many performances in…

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Budapest Food & Wine Tour

The Hungarian cuisine is boiled down by stereotypes to Goulash Soup, Salami and Paprika but it has so much more to offer. To show you the diversity of the Hungarian kitchen the Budapest Food & Wine Tour is a perfect 3 hour program. During this program you will see the Central Market Hall, one of the most impressive market halls in Europe, and the products available in Hungary which are not only paprika, tomatoes and salamis. Afterwards be invited to a 5-tier wine tasting of great Hungarian wines, a 3 course menu cooked for you as well as an informative…

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Danube River Cruise & Dinner incl. Live Music

The Danube River Cruise takes you among the Budapest panorama which was added to the World Cultural Heritage List by UNESCO. On this Danube Cruise you will see why it is on the list, especially at night when the Danube banks are lid up. A magical and unforgettable tour is waiting for you! The River Danube is starting in Germany and ends in the Black Sea while flowing through several capitals and important cities on the way. So it does through the center of Budapest as well which offers you a perfect view on one of the most beautiful panoramas…

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Fireworks on National Holiday (Watch from a Boat)

Watch the biggest fireworks show of the year from our ship! The 20th of August is a national holiday in Hungary. We are celebrating the foundation of the state, and our first christian king, st. Stephen. Also the holiday of the “new bread”. This is the bigges celebration in Hungary! We will take you on a 1,5-hour-long cruise on one of our air-conditioned ships. After dinner you can also admire the the biggest event of the year from the upper deck of the ship, in a real close-up. The meals are prepared by European, and world champion food sculptor, Attila…

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Retro Budapest Photo Trip

What do you learn during this tour? To look for touching details To create good inside photos To make close-ups To control depth of field To edit photos in Instagram or Facebook Features of this walk: We will walk through the busy city centre Flat surface, no stairs or steep streets Suitable for every experience level, also beginners without photography knowledge Suitable for all types of camera. Smartphone is nice for Instagram conversions, but also has its limitations. Think about shooting in darker situations and creating a blurry background. For these purposes a DSLR is much better. The choice is…

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Different Perspective Photo Trip

What do you learn during this tour? To apply different composition rules To select an original perspective for your photo To choose the best light direction To get close or zoom in on your subject Features of this walk: Suitable for every level, even beginners without any photography knowledge Suitable for all camera types, including mobile phones Duration: around 3 hours. We´ll take it easy, take our time to make photos and to occasionally stop at a terrace or visit a shop. Steps and steep streets: you´ll need to be in good physical condition. Budapest has many sights, like the…

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Night Photo Trip “Stars and Light Trails”

What do you learn during this tour? To set your camera for night photos To determine the best photo moment To focus well in the dark To choose the correct exposure To create light trails, ´ghosts and stars in your photo To experiment with the settings in your camera to create different effects Features of this walk: No long distances, all subjects are quite close together Suitable for all levels, also beginners Not suitable for every camera type: manual setting of exposure time and aperture must be possible Budapest is known as the Paris of Central Europe. And that has…

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Back to the Roots Tour

Many descendants of emigrated Hungarians decide to visit each year the country of origin (Hungary and the neighboring states) of their parents, not just because searching for the roots of their family, places of birth, deaths and marriages but for the special cultural, historical and natural heritages… Before planning the “back to the roots” travel we recommend to research your roots – your country’s national archives is also a good starting point. You can then arm yourself with names, death and marriage certificates, immigration and electoral rolls, as well as towns of origin. Best of Hungary Tours can assist you…

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Pedal Bar – Drink & Ride in Budapest

How could you discover the streets of Budapest in a different way? Get some friends, a lot of beer, cool music, and the Pedal Bar! Pedal Bar provides a unique way of discovering Budapest. Renting this special bike gives an unforgettable experience to their traveler. During the two hour trip down the Andrássy Avenue we will serve ice cold beer and trendy music or your own playlist from a USB pendrive. Our driver takes care of your safety and pleasant trip. As an extra service (for no charge) we can provide a television on board, which can be useful to…

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Delicatessen Tour through Budapest

Are you a traveler who always – besides the main sights – discovers the destination through its culinary life? Then this is YOUR TRIP! The tour goes through four stages of “picks and bites” as to let you taste as much of the Hungarian specialties as you can take. Besides this, your underguide leads you from one exciting, famous and hidden place of the city to the next. The main stages: Central Market Hall: Have you ever tasted the Lángos with a local drink? (scone with garlic and sour cream) Stuffed cabbage? ‘Winter salami’ with our sweet yellow-green fresh paprika?…

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Budapest GoLocal Tour

Visit places you would have never seen without your underguide. Sick of the usual, predictable sightseeing tours? Budapest Underguide offers unique tours in a completely different way. The ethos? To show you Budapest, through the eyes of a local! All of the Underguides are locals with a passion for travel, and each tour is completely tailor made to suit your interests. If you love architecture, they bring you to the most inspirational architectural sights the city has to offer! Art is your passion? Lets check out some galleries and museums… The UNDERGUIDE’s goal is to make you travel like you…

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Budapest Design Tour

Join us for this vivid sightseeing tour and experience design culture in historic Budapest! Get involved in creating design objects while discovering the pivotal role a professional designer plays in business and society in this vibrant city. The tour takes you to hidden shops with pieces of contemporary applied art while walking around in the Budapest’s „design district.” We will guide you to discover different architectural styles and contemporary art objects from furniture to fashion. You will have the chance to buy unique designer gifts in the shop we visit at a discounted price – a truly individual gift to…

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Weekend Trip Budapest – This is how I would do it!

A lot of people are coming to Budapest for a weekend trip instead for en entire week which these days is easily affordable due to cheap flights and budget hotels. A flight from any European metropolis can be available from 20 Euro per person plus taxes but are averaged at around 100 Euro per person for a round trip. You can find all cheap airlines flying to Budapest here. A hotel can be booked for 20 Euro per night or even below depending on the standard you are expecting. Here are 3 city center hotels in Budapest under 50 Euro…

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Hop On Hop Off Bus Budapest

The Hop On Hop Off Bus in Budapest is one of the best combinations of sightseeing and public transport. After buying the 24 or 48 hours ticket you are obliged to take any of the 3 lines (one of them is a boat) on their route at any time, wherever you are. That means you can take it to get from one place to the other or just sit inside and get your sightseeing Tour by Bus. Best however is the combination of both. You can get on the bus to start your city tour and if there is a…

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Half Day Budapest Sightseeing Tour

The Half Day Budapest Sightseeing Tour gives you the perfect possibility to see the major sights of Budapest in a comfortable way within 3 hours. This tour is perfect for all first time visitors to get an overview of the city and its most famous sights. You have the chance to choose between 3 departure times in summer 10.00 a.m., 11.00 a.m., 2.30 p.m. and 2 departure times in winter 10.00 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. so you can book whenever you feel like having a half day sightseeing trip. Included in this tour is also a hotel pickup, the return…

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Budapest City Walking Tour

If you are planning to visit Budapest for the first time, attending this tour is a perfect choice. The tour includes a 3.5 hours long walking tour leaded by a professional, English-speaking guide, and the tickets for public transport. The price is available from 8,50 euros and the departure is at 10:30 am. The tour begins with a walk around Heroes Square, then the group will go in the City Park, which is nearby the square. In this park you’ll see the Vajdahunyad Castle, a nice monument, built for the World Expo in 1896. After you’ll have a look at…

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Budapest Parliament Tour

The Budapest Parliament stands by the Danube, on the Pest side, on the Kossuth square. In Hungarian, the monument is also called Országház (the house of the country). It’s a beautiful white building, covered with limestone. In 1882 they announced a competition for plans about the Parliament building, it was Imre Steindl, teacher of the University of Architecture who won the competition, so the edifice was built according to his plans. The building is of an eclectic style but the neo-Gothic style is predominant. In 1902, when they finished the works, the Hungarian Parliament was the biggest parliamentary building in…

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Jewish Budapest Sightseeing Tour

This 3 hour long tour aims to present the traces of Jewish culture in Budapest. The departure time is10:00 am, but you should be ready at 9:30 am, because the hotel pickups start prior to the beginning of the trip. The tour starts with a drive along the Danube river. You’ll stop at St. Stephen’s park, to visit the World War II. Victims’ memorial. Then you’ll visit the Dohány Street Synagogue, which is the second biggest synagogue in the World. This building takes place in New Leopold town (a district of Budapest), which is the former middle class jewish district…

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Historical Revolution Walking Tour

This tour of 3 hours starts from Deák square, where you’ll meet your group, and your professional guide. The program starts with a short overview of the revolutions in the Hungarian history, in the last 200 years. The most important events were, the war of independence in 1848, where Hungarians fought against Habsburgs, the revolution of 1956, and the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989. First you will go to Szabadság square, to visit the Soviet Memorial. After, you will see the Parliament area, which was an important place in the story of the revolution of 1956, and also…

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Budapest Photography Walking Tour

If you are fascinated about learning how to get the most out of a scene, this tour is for you. You will be escorted by a guide, who is a photographer too, and they will help you with taking pictures. The most important techniques to learn are: the rules of composition, lighting and exposure, how to provide everyday scenes with artistic values. You will also learn how to use the functions of your camera, so as to avoid the constant use of „auto mode”. The meeting point is on Batthyanyi square, in front of the church. The departure time is…

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Budapest Night Walking Tour and River Cruise

Budapest shows a beautiful face at night. The important buildings are illuminated in a nice way, so a walk in the late hours is totally enjoyable. What’s more you’ll have the possibility to take wonderful pictures along the way. This program has two parts. The first is a two hour long walk, escorted by a professional, English-speaking guide, who will talk about Hungarian history, and tell interesting stories about the sights you’ll pass by. The second part of the tour is a one-hour river cruise along the Danube. On the boat you’ll receive a welcome drink and one more drink…

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Folklore Show with Dinner in Budapest

This evening programme takes place in one of the traditional restaurants in the Buda Hills. Before the meal you’ll recieve an aperitif. The dinner consists of three courses, and it is accompanied by wine, as Hungary is famous for its wines. After the dinner you’ll see a folkloric show of typical Hungarian music and dances. On your way back to the city, you will see the beautiful view of the illuminated city from the Castle Hill. This view of Budapest by night, with all the lights, is a really nice experience. At the end of the programme you can choose…

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Budapest Pub Crawl

Once in Budapest what you will definitely need to do is a Pub Crawl since Budapest is famous for it big variety of Pubs, cheap bear and hard shots. If you do it on your own or organized is up to you, the best is anyways if you know somebody in Budapest who knows the hot spots of the night to get some glasses of beer and a few spirits. If you go out in Budapest on a normal friday or saturday night in the summer time you find a lot of groups popping into the bar to grab a…

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Budapest Wine Tasting including lunch

This wine tasting tour in Budapest is perfect for all wine lovers and such with an interested in Hungarian wine and food culture. This is not a simple wine tasting in Budapest but you will also be offered a lunch. Hungarian wines (at least most of them) are really of good quality but fairly expensive. That is the result of small wineyards who don’t export wines and just offer it on the local market. To keep the quality up and the name good they ask for sometimes redicolous prices for a bottle of wine. If you take a normal bottle…

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Danube Bend Day Trip

The Danube Bend Day Trip, starting and ending in Budapest, is a perfect way to see Budapest, Visegrad, Esztergom and Szentendre from the Danube and enjoy the beauty of the Hungarian nature in a relaxing way. On this 10 hour tour you will visit the above mentioned cities and see the historical sights in each city and discover Hungary apart from just Budapest. During the way by boat you will get served a 3 course meal on the boat. Furthermore you will be picked up from your hotel and you don’t even have to pay entrance fees for sights in…

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Budapest Bike Tour

Event though I consider riding the bike in Budapest is a bit dangerous I think that a bike tour is the best way to see the city. A Budapest Bike Tour is the fastest way to see many sights plus you are on the fresh air and you even have some movement. So forget about your workout and book a Budapest Bike Tour instead of the traditional bus tours. By bus or car you are much slower than with a bike and if you stay on the bike lanes in the city (your guide will do so) there is no…

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Budapest Segway Tour

A Budapest Segway Tour is a good and exciting way to discover Budapest. For all of you who don’t know what a Segway is these are the fancy two wheel vehicles which you control with your body movement. In some cities you can see them used as a daily transport method and in some, such as Budapest, as a new way of sightseeing. Next to having the chance to see the city you will also have fun riding your Segway through Budapest City and for sure catching a lot of attention. This tour starts with a 30 minute training on…

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Trabant Sightseeing in Budapest

You ever wanted to drive a Trabant? In Budapest you have the chance to rent a Trabant for a day and cruise through the city. If you plan a sightseeing trip or just a funny trip through the city this is the thing to do for you. Others go with a sightseeing bus or by foot to see the city, imagine you go with a Trabant on Andrassy to check out the city’s sights. The Trabant costs 70€ for one day plus gas you use because you should bring it back with a full tank. So it is not really…

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Sightseeing Flight over Budapest

Would you like to see Budapest from above and enjoy the historical and UNESCO world heritage sights from a bird eye perspective? Than take the chance wit ha wonderful sightseeing flight over Budapest. Tired of sightseeing by bus? Your feet hurt from walking through the city and climb to Castle district? Why don’t you take a plane over Budapest to do some sightseeing? It is an event at the same time. Budapest from the eyes of a bird is something special and wonderful that is being offered to you. You can see the city, the Danube, the Buda hills and…

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Memento Park Budapest

After the communistic era Hungary (1946 to 1988) also got rid of their statues that the city was covered with. Marx and Stalin and other symbolic statues from all over the city where collected and built up again in a separate area which is now know as the Memento park, a statue park far outside the city center in the district Budafok in Southern Budapest. For easy access there is a bus starting at 11 a.m. from Deák tér (in July and August also at 3 p.m.) to Memento Park which including the ticket costs 4.500 HUF, regular entrance fee…

Trabant Rental in Budapest

Nostalgic tour in Budapest! You ever wanted to drive a Trabant? In Budapest you have the chance to rent a Trabant for a day and cruise through the city. If you plan a sightseeing trip or just a funny trip through the city this is the thing to do for you. Others go with a sightseeing bus or by foot to see the city, imagine you go with a Trabant on Andrassy to check out the city’s sights. The Trabant can be rented for one day for a fixed amount (please see details on the website) plus gas you use…

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My daily Budapest sightseeing tour

Sometimes I think about how nice it is to live in a city where other people go on holiday. In the same moment I think about the people living next to the beach, they live where I make holidays. Anyways my daily way to work takes me along the Danube from north to south. No matter if by car or by bike I can see all sights among the Danube and there are some. So today I decided to take my camera with me which I planned all week but today finally I did and took pctures of the biggest…


A Budapest tour is a must since Budapest has so many sights to offer that you hardly can see them all if you stay for a weekend. Even in a week you will only be able to see the major sights and visit some of them to get a better view on the sights. Therefore a Budapest tour is the perfect choice because you get guided through the city, see all sights and all that most of the times from a comfortable seat in a bus.
But there are many ways to explore Budapest and its sights other than the typical bus sightseeing tour. For example you could go on a Segway Tour through Budapest which is a lot of fun but you will not see all sights. Another possibility is the tour by boat which is a very often booked way of discovering Budapest especially in the night to see the lights and buildings of the city in a rather romantic way. So whatever you are up to, an exciting tour or a relaxed and guided tour here you will find whatever you need and whatever you can get.
Lets get it started and have a look at some traditional, typical tours which are booked very often. These are probably the more relaxing tours were you get a lot of information in your language.