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It can be difficult to decide whether a river or street tour is the best way to explore historic Budapest. Get the best of both on this amphibious tour, and travel by land to view the city’s iconic sites, such as St. Stephen’s Basilica and the Grand Synagogue, before descending into the Danube for a different perspective. Enjoy a thrilling adventure, while learning about the city’s history from your guide.
- Make the tour part of your city exploration, with departure and drop-off from a convenient central location
- Gain different perspectives of the capital by land and by water and view its major landmarks, including the Royal Palace and Parliament
- Learn more about the city’s historical context from your onboard guide
- Enjoy the thrilling experience of driving into the Danube
What to Expect
Meet your guide at a central location in Budapest and hop on board your coach. Listen as your guide provides historical context for the many landmarks you pass during the landed portion of your trip, including the Parliament of Budapest and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Look out for landmarks, such as St. Stephen’s Basilica, the Great Synagogue, the Hungarian Opera House and Heroes’ Square. Next, your journey takes an aquatic dip, as your amphibious coach takes the Danube and continues the tour afloat. Hear the history of the iconic Chain Bridge as you pass under it, and admire the Buda Castle from your riverside vantage point. At the end of the tour, be dropped off at the original departure point, and continue your adventure in Budapest with new insight from this memorable tour.
River Ride - Bus/boat trip stop, Budapest, Budapest 7/8 Széchenyi István Square (volt, Széchenyi István tér, 1051 Hungary
Returns to original departure point
- Live commentary in German and English on board plus audio set for Hungarian, Italian, Russian, Spanish and French
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Smoking and eating are not permitted on the vehicle
- Tour duration: 1 hour 30 – 1 hour 40 minute (depending on the traffic)
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Thank you RiverRide, we had great time, the audio is really interesting, music relaxing and the city seen this way is even more spectacular ! I recommend this visiting tour to anyone who has not tried such a thing yet! 😁
Date of experience: March 2020
Ok tour. Dont expect too much. Lady guide was great. We paid 19€ per person, maybe little too much for what you get.
This is a very good way to see the city and being able to combine the "inland" sights with the view from the river was great. It definitely helped us to decide which areas we then wanted to explore by foot afterwards. The "splash" into the river is also good fun for kids and…
Date of experience: February 2020
Very good way to see Budapest from land and river. Kids enjoyed the jump if the truck in the river. Explanation in different languages very useful.
Date of experience: December 2019
this was a different way to see Budapest form the street and the river. the coach was reasonably comfortable and the commentary entertaining. We enjoyed our trip and owuld recommend this novel way of seeing some of the sights.
Date of experience: November 2019
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- Hungarian State Opera House (Magyar Allami Operahaz), Great / Central Synagogue (Nagy Zsinagoga), and 11 more
- Duration: 1h 30m
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Frequently Asked Questions about Budapest Sightseeing Tour by Land and Water
- Hungarian State Opera House (Magyar Allami Operahaz)
- Great / Central Synagogue (Nagy Zsinagoga)
- Hungarian Parliament Building
- Széchenyi Lánchíd
- St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)
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How much is Budapest Sightseeing Tour by Land and Water?
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