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Big Bus Budapest: Hop On - Hop Off Bus Tour With Walking Tour, Night Tour & Cruise

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Key Highlights

  • See all the famous landmarks of Budapest at your own pace
  • Choose from a Classic, Premium and Deluxe ticket and enjoy additional benefits!
  • Get a first-hand experience of Budapest on the walking tour around the city
  • See the beauty of Budapest at dusk on a night tour
  • Enjoy spectacular views of the city from river on a boat tour
  • Enjoy FREE WiFi on all buses!
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    Your ticket is valid for 1 or 2 days.

    Start time

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Buses: Buses depart from 9:00am to 4:00pm, every 20-30 minutes
    Night Tour: 8:00pm River Cruise: Frequent departures from Dock 11, near to Petofi Square. To find the exact times, please ask a member of the Big Bus Tour’s team on the day. Pest Walking Tour: 11:00am Castle District Walking Tour: 2:30pm

    Full Loop:
    Bus tour: 2 hours Night Tour: 1 hour River Cruise: 90 minutes Walking Tour: 90 minutes

    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.

    Meeting Point

    Hop-On, Hop-Off: You can join the tour at any of the stops.
    Pest Walking Tour: Andrassy Ave 3
    Castle District Walking Tour: Szentháromság Square
    River Cruise: From Dock 11, which is near to Petőfi Square
    Night Tour: Departs every night from Karoly Korut, stop 9

    Ending Point

    You can leave the hop-on, hop-off bus tour at any of the stops.

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    With over 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 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!

    With so much to see and do in Budapest, we offer you a choice of three tickets – Classic, Premium and Deluxe with validity 1 or 2 days, so that you will have plenty of time to enjoy everything. Your ticket includes walking tour on both sides of the city and an opportunity add a river cruise and night tour by upgrading your package!

    Itinerary

    You can choose from below three hop-on, hop-Off ticket options, with the validity of the tickets ranging from 1 to 2 days from redemption and specific set of inclusions:

    Classic Ticket – Includes hop-on, hop-off ticket valid for 1 day + walking tours.

    Premium Ticket – Includes hop-on, hop-off ticket valid for 2 days + walking tours + a river cruise

    Deluxe Ticket – Includes hop-on, hop-off ticket valid for 2 days + walking tours + river cruise + one-hour panoramic night tour

    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. The over 27 stops cover all the major attractions of Budapest. You can hop-on and hop-off from the stops as much as you wish. Some of the stops included are:
    • Heroes’ Square
    • Keleti Railway Station
    • Best Western Hotel
    • New York Cafe
    • Astoria
    • Buddha-Bar Hotel
    • Citadel
    • Great Market Hall
    • National Museum
    • Király Street
    • Basilica
    • Chain Bridge
    • Petofi Square
    • Castle Garden
    • Clark Adam Square

    Download the tour route map

    FREE Walking Tours (with all tickets):
    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.

    River Cruise (with Premium & Deluxe ticket only):
    The River Cruise is a 90 minute circular trip, departing regularly from Dock 11, which is near to 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. All river boats will have refreshments for purchase and toilet facilities on-board.

    Night Tour (with Deluxe ticket only):
    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 8:00pm from 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.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hop-on, Hop-off bus ticket
    • Free Walking Tours
    • River Cruise on the Danube (with Premium & Deluxe ticket only)
    • Panoramic Night Tour (with Deluxe ticket only)
    • Recorded Commentary in Hungarian, English, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Polish, Swedish, Danish, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Greek, Turkish, Arabic, Hebrew, Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, Romanian, Croatian, Dutch and Norwegian
    • FREE WiFi on all buses

    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 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.
  • Reviews
    • Very helpful staff.

      We booked our tour online before our trip and opted for the 48 hour options. Great value for money good commentary and the ponchos came in really handy on day 2 as it was...

      Hayley Richardson, United Kingdom, 29/Mar/2017
    • wonderful experience

      I purchased the 48 hours ticket for my boyfriend and myself and it was such a wonderful experience! I would highly recommend it to everyone interested in Budapest!...

      Alina Deacanu, Romania, 03/May/2017
    • Very enjoyable two days in Budapest

      This was a great way to get around Budapest over two days as my wife had injured her hip and found walking difficult. The busses arrived regularly and the commentary was very...

      Patrick Steen, United Kingdom, 05/Mar/2017
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