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Big Bus Hop On - Hop Off Tour Budapest

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Duration: You ticket is valid for 48 & 72 hours.
Full Loop: 2 hours
Night Tour: 1 hour
Walking Tour:
Pest Tour: 1.5 hours and Castle District Tour: 2.5 hours
River Cruise: 1.5 hours
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  • See all the famous landmarks of beautiful Budapest
  • Explore Budapest at your own pace
  • Bus tour recorded commentary in a choice of 23 languages
  • See the city from the river on a FREE river cruise
  • See the beauty of Budapest at dusk on a FREE night tour

Welcome to Budapest ! With 21 convenient stops and great photo opportunities, the Big Bus Tour Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour of Budapest is the best way to see this beautiful city.

The hop-on hop-off bus tour gives you the flexibility to plan your own itinerary. You decide on the places you want to visit and how long you stay at each one. Jump on and off the bus at will to see all the sights. While you are on the bus, an audio-commentary in a choice of 23 languages will make sure you don’t miss a thing!

And there’s more! Your fantastic ticket also includes a boat trip on the river, and a tour of the city at night. With so much to see and do in Budapest, we offer you a 48-hour ticket so that you will have plenty of time to enjoy the bus tour, night tour and river cruise.

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Customer reviews

The hop on hop off bus tour made our day-trip to Budapest an absolute success. The staff was so friendly, polite, and informative. Their english was superb. The buses were always...

Karen Buch United States
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VERY VERY GOOD...

mr d rooney United Kingdom
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Itinerary

Your Big Bus Tour Budapest ticket is valid for 48 or 72 hours and includes the following:

Hop-on hop-off bus tour with 21 stops and a recorded commentary in a choice of 23 languages
Free River Cruise
Free Night Tour
Walking Tour

There are two options for your ticket. Choose from 48 hours ticket or 72 hours combo ticket.

Please bring your printed e-ticket with you, and present it to a member of staff at your chosen boarding point. You may be asked for proof of identity, so please bring along either photo identification or the credit card you used when making the booking.

Hop-on hop-off bus tour:
The great benefit of the hop-on, hop-off facility is that it gives you total control of your day. It allows you to board and leave the buses at selected destinations all over the city.

Whenever you are ready to re-join the tour, simply board the next bus at your nearest stop. You can use the buses as much as you wish during the 48 hours of your ticket validity.

Tour highlights:
Parliament: A magnificent Gothic Revival building on the banks of the Danube

Chain Bridge: A famous landmark, this suspension bridge spans the River Danube and connects Buda and Pest, the western and eastern sides of Budapest.

Fisherman's Bastion: The white-stone Fisherman's Bastion was built in 1905 and provides visitors with stunning panoramic views of Budapest.

Heroes' Square: One of the major squares of Budapest and home of the Millennium Memorial, a complex of statues of significant people from Hungarian history.

St Stephen's Basilica: Named in honor of Stephen, the first King of Hungary, this is the most important church building in Hungary, one of the most significant tourist attractions and the third highest building in Hungary.

Royal Palace: The historical castle and palace complex of the Hungarian kings in Budapest, first completed in 1265.

Matthias Church: One of Budapest's most significant churches. Many of Hungary's kings were crowned here and the church is home to important tombs and ecclesiastical treasures.

National Theatre: Opened in 2002, this fine building beside the Danube is a home to Hungary's National Theatre Institute.

Margaret Island: A green oasis in the heart of Budapest. In the Middle Ages, the island was home to a number of religious cloisters, the remains of which can still be seen today.

Grand Synagogue: The second largest synagogue in the world and one of the city's most famous landmarks.

State Opera House: Built at the end of the 19th century as the Royal Opera House this magnificent building is located at one of the city's most prestigious boulevards, Andrássy út.

River Cruise:
The River Cruise is a 90 minute circular trip, departing regularly from Pier 2 (Big Bus Stops 4 & 18). The river cruise takes you on a leisurely journey along the Danube providing views of Budapest’s Parliament Building, the National Theatre, the Chain Bridge and the Royal Palace.

The Night Tour:
Enjoy the city’s evening ambiance, and see Budapest’s famous buildings beautifully illuminated.

This 1 hour panoramic tour starts at stops 3 & 18 and departure times vary depending on the time of year, as the local tour organiser does their best to coincide the tour with dusk. To find the exact times, please ask a member of the Big Bus Tour’s team on the day.

The night tour operates on a first come, first served basis so try to arrive in good time to secure your seat.

You can plan your own itinerary for your ticket and end it at your own convenience.

Please note
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination.

They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

Please bring your printed e-ticket with you, and present it to a member of staff at your chosen boarding point.

You may be asked for proof of identity, so please bring along either photo identification or the credit card you used when making the booking. Scheduled times are subject to change.

A Child Ticket should be purchased for anyone aged 5-15 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Children under the age of 5 may travel free of charge as long as they are accompanied by a dedicated adult (1 adult to 1 child).
Inclusions
  • Hop-on, Hop-off at 21 stops in open-top double-decker bus
  • Recorded Commentary in a choice of 23 languages
  • Free Hop-on, Hop-off River Cruise
  • Free Night Tour
  • Free Walking Tour
Exclusions
  • Meals and beverages
  • Admission to monuments and attractions
What happens after I book?
  • A booking voucher will be sent to you by email
  • Print all pages of the voucher
  • Present the voucher at the tour start point or attraction entrance
Activity schedule
When does it run?
Daily
Duration
You ticket is valid for 48 & 72 hours.
Full Loop: 2 hours
Night Tour: 1 hour
Walking Tour:
Pest Tour: 1.5 hours and Castle District Tour: 2.5 hours
River Cruise: 1.5 hours
Start time
Buses operate at the following times:
Regular Tour: Buses departs between 9:10am to 4:30pm, every 30 minutes.
Night Tour: 8:00pm
Walking Tour:
Pest Tour: 10:00am and Castle District Tour: 2:00pm
River Cruise: 2:00pm
Schedules are subject to change.
Meeting point
Regular Tour: You can join the tour at any of the stops.
Night Tour: From Deak Square, stop 6/19 at 8:00pm
Walking Tour:
Pest Tour: From Andrassy St. 3, Big Bus Tours Customer Service Center
Castle District Tour: On Szentharomsag Square at the big monument in front of Matthias Chruch
River Cruise: From stop 4/18
Ending point
You can leave the tour at any of the stops.
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Additional information
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have

The audio commentary on the bus tour is in: Hungarian, English, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Polish, Swedish, Danish, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Greek, Turkish, Arabic, Hebrew, Portuguese (Brazilian) Czech, Romanian, Croatian, Dutch and Norwegian.
Dos & Don'ts
Dress for the weather, wear comfortable shoes for walking. Don’t forget the camera!

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We will never charge you any administrative fees for cancellations. For most tours and activities, there is no penalty for bookings cancelled a week in advance.

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