Budapest: Hop-on Hop-off Ticket with Boat & Walking Tour

Budapest: Hop-on Hop-off Ticket with Boat & Walking Tour

From US$ 36.82 per person

The Hop-on Hop-off Tour is a perfect way to explore Budapest. Ride a double-decker bus through the city and up Castle Hill. Take a Danube cruise with a stop at Margaret Island, and enjoy a guided walking tour.

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Duration 2 - 3 days
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Spanish, Turkish, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Arabic, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Korean, Slovak, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Finnish, Irish, Japanese, Norwegian


  • Enjoy a hop-on hop-off bus tour on multiple bus lines
  • Explore Budapest during a walking tour with an English-speaking guide
  • Relax on a Danube boat cruise and take in views of the Parliament, the Royal Palace, and Margaret Island
  • Make use of an audioguide, available in multiple languages, on the buses
Full description
This sightseeing program is a combination of 3 experiences: the Red and Green hop-on hop-off bus lines, a boat cruise, and a guided walking tour. The ticket is valid for 48 or 72 hours. There are 19 stops on the Red Bus Line route. You’ll have views of the Danube River and the Opera, and at the Oktogon stop you’ll find an abundance of restaurants and cafés. See Heroes' Square with its historical statues and famous museums. Nearby are the Budapest Zoo, the Széchenyi Thermal Bath, the Gundel restaurant, the Vajdahunyad Castle, and many more attractions. The bus stops at the New York Café, Astoria, Chain Bridge (funicular), and then heads up Castle Hill, stopping within walking distance of the Fisherman's Bastion, Matthias Church, Buda Castle, and other historical sites. You can get off the bus at the Citadel, the highest point in Budapest, and at the Central Market Hall. Take a sightseeing river cruise, starting from Dock 6 at Vigadó Square in downtown Pest. Pass the imposing Parliament building and enjoy panoramic views, before stopping at Margaret Island. Continue to see the Castle District, comprising the Royal Castle, Matthias Church, and the Fisherman’s Bastion, located on Castle Hill. Then you’ll reach the Liberty Monument and the Citadel on Gellért Hill. The tour continues in a southerly direction, providing you views of the bridges of Budapest, the National Theater, and the Palace of Arts. On the return cruise you’ll see the universities of Budapest and the Central Market Hall. The Blue Boat Line cruise ends back at Vigadó Square. Enjoy a guided walking tour that covers most all of the main attractions in Budapest. This is a show-up tour, so there’s no need to book in advance. It starts at 12 PM every day from the front of the Basilica. On the hop-on hop-off buses you can listen to audio commentary in multiple languages.
  • 48- or 72-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • Audio-guided river cruise
  • Live guided walking tour
  • 10-50 per cent coupon discounts
  • Meals and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Sunglasses

Not allowed

  • Smoking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 190 reviews

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The cruise was the highlight of the Hop on Hop off experience. The bus tour hit the major points of interest and allowed us to more easily get to those points. The walking tour got us closer to specific locations like the House of Parliament and the Holocaust memorial. The steady and cold rain during the walking tour really did put a damper on appreciation of the sights. Still, well worth the cost and should be considered by anyone who has never been to Budapest. One negative experience, it rained and while the upper level of the bus was open, the protective cover did not stop the rain from pouring onto the passengers.

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April 17, 2022

an interesting alternative to visiting the city, the option to choose a language in the "bus guide", beautiful views from a boat cruise, a different route than during the night sightseeing - plus these views at night are great (warmer things are needed - visiting October), on the minus side - delayed departures during the day and the last buses no longer ran

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October 23, 2019

A good way to be introduced to Budapest

Tour was fine and staff helpful and knowledgeable. Only problem was difficulty in accessing correct vehicles by myself and many other passengers at times as not always clear which company runs which buses. Maybe should all be different colours because Hop on Hop off on vehicles from the different companies.

September 7, 2019

Product ID: 55614