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Big Bus Budapest: Hop On - Hop Off Tour

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Key Highlights

  • 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
  • Get a first-hand experience of Budapest on a FREE walking tour around the city
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    Your ticket is valid for 48 hours.

    Start time

    Tours operate at the following times:
    Day Tour: Buses depart between 9:00am to 6:00pm, every 15-30 minutes
    Night Tour: Schedules are subject to change depending on the time of year, as the local tour. To find the exact times, please ask a member of the Big Bus Tour’s team on the day.
    River Cruise: 10:30, 12:00, 13:30, 15:00, 16:30, 18:00, 19:30, 20:00, 21:00, 21:30, 22:30 from Dock 11, near to Stop 13, Petőfi Square.
    Pest Walking Tour: 11:00am
    Castle District Walking Tour: 2:30pm
    Duration: Your ticket is valid for 48 hours.
    Hop-On, Hop-Off Full Loop: 2 hours
    Night Tour: 1 hour
    River Cruise: 1- 1.5 hours
    Pest Walking Tour: 1.5 hours
    Castle District Walking Tour: 1.5 hours

    Meeting Point

    Hop-On, Hop-Off: You can join the tour at any of the stops.
    Pest Walking Tour: Andrassy St. 3 - Big Bus Tours Customer Service Centre, Stop 25.
    Castle District Walking Tour: On Szentharomsag Square at the big monument in front of Matthias Chruch.
    River Cruise: From Dock 11, which is near to Stop 13, Petőfi Square.
    Night Tour: Departs every night from Karoly Korut, stop 22.

    Ending Point

    You can leave the tour at any of the stops.

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    With 27 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 Danube River, a tour of the city at night, a walking tour and a reward booklet. 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 everything.

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    Itinerary

    Your Big Bus Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour Budapest ticket is valid for 48 hours and includes the following:

    • Day Tour with 27 stops and a recorded commentary in a choice of 23 languages
    • Panoramic Night Tour
    • Free River Cruise
    • Free Walking Tour on both sides of the city

    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.

    Day 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.

    The 27 stops cover all the major attractions of Budapest. You can hop-on and hop-off from the stops as much as you wish during the 48 hours of your ticket validity. The stops include:

    • Heroes’ Square
    • Keleti Railway Station
    • Best Western Hotel
    • New York Cafe
    • Astoria
    • Buddha-Bar Hotel/Karpatia Restaurant
    • Citadel
    • Great Market Hall
    • National Museum
    • Király Street
    • Basilica
    • Chain Bridge
    • Petofi Square
    • Castle Garden
    • Clark Adam Square
    • Batthyany Square
    • Margaret Bridge
    • Nyugati Railway Station
    • Bathory Street/Parliament
    • Basilica
    • Chain Bridge
    • Karoly Korut
    • Kiraly Street
    • Big Bus Customer Service Centre
    • Opera
    • Octogon/Liszt Ferenc Square
    • Heroes’ Square

    Night Tour:
    Budapest’s nightlife is as fascinating as its hustle and bustle in the day time. See for yourself how the city unveils itself amidst the bright lights and the inky night sky with this 1 hour panoramic tour which starts at stops 22 Karoly Korut. Enjoy the city’s evening ambience, and see Budapest’s famous buildings beautifully illuminated.

    The departure times for the night tour 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.

    River Cruise:
    The River Cruise is a 90 minute circular trip, departing regularly from Dock 11, which is near to Stop 13, Petofi Square. 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 River Cruise is with the below hop-off, hop-off points: Margaret Island, Batthyanyi Square, Dock 11.

    Walking Tour:
    Enjoy walking tours on both sides of the city – Pest and the Castle District. Take a leisurely stroll around areas located within the circle of Grand Boulevard and get a first-hand experience of Budapest’s business life. Also, discover the historical buildings in the Castle District, packed with museums, winding streets, nice cafes and restaurants. The free walking tour will also give you several photo opportunities, so that you don’t miss capturing the picturesque backdrop that the city offers.

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

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hop-on, Hop-off at 27 stops in open-top double-decker bus
    • Recorded Commentary in a choice of 23 languages
    • Free Hop-on, Hop-off River Cruise on the Danube
    • Free Walking Tour on both sides of the city
    • Panoramic Night Tour
    • Free reward booklet

    Exclusions

    • Meals and beverages
    • Admission to monuments and attractions
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    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).

    From November to March there will be one walking tour per day. Ask a member of Big Bus staff for more details.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    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 haveThe 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.
  • Reviews
    • Great way to see the sights! We found it a useful way to learn the lay of the land before striking out on our own. Loved the fact we also got a boat ride at night, a night time...

      Helen Sayer
    • Great tour

      Great...

      Ron Hames
    • Excellent all round experience

      Great Value and very helpful staff. Easy to navigate route. Pre- recorded guide helpful too. All staff really helpful. Highly recommend. Great way to see Budapest....

      Divya Odedra
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