Excursions in Budapest
Discover this beautiful city from land and water with this four hour combined City Tour and Danube Cruise with morning and afternoon departures.
After being picked up from your hotel and taken to the meeting point weÂ´ll drive up to the Castle Hill. First weÂ´ll explore the Castle District, also known as Várnegyed, world-famous for its Medieval, Barqoue and 19th Century houses, churches and public buildings and the Royal Palace. YouÂ´ll also be able to enjoy breathtaking views over Budapest and the Danube.
Other attractions include the Castle Theatre, the Palace of the Hungarian President, the National Library and the National Gallery. Other unforgettable buildings are the 700 year old St. MatthiasÂ´ Church and the FishermenÂ´s Bastion from where you can enjoy great views over the river to Pest. Then weÂ´ll take a ride down on the Castle Hill Funicular Railway to Adam Clark Square from where we can cross over to Pest on the Szécheny Chain Bridge, Continental EuropeÂ´s oldest suspension bridge, designed by British engineer William Tierney Clark and opened in 1849. WeÂ´ll also visit the Houses of Parliament and the Citadel on Gellert Hill. YouÂ´ll also get the chance to stroll around the city centre where you can visit the Central Market and the Synagogue. Then during the river cruise you can sit back with a drink as you enjoy the sights and listen to the commentary available in 30 different languages before returning to the point of departure.
The tour includes tour guide, transport, the river cruise and a drink.
This one and half hour evening cruise on the Danube is ideal for those visitors wishing to enjoy sensational views of the city at night while relaxing over a romantic candle lit three-course dinner with live music.
Admire wonderfully lit up night time views of Budapest and enjoy a great selection of Hungarian and International dishes while you are entertained with a variety of classical music performed by top musicians. After dinner you can enjoy the music and the beautiful panorama of the city with a glass of champagne in your hand. The dinner itself is prepared by one of HungaryÂ´s top chefs.
You can choose from the following dishes: Soups: Alföld style goulash with noodles or vegetable soup with tarragon and noodles. Main courses: Mini stuffed cabbage, Meatballs in tomato sauce, Turkey cutlets with vegetables in parsley sauce, Csongrád style pork slices in garlic sauce or Chicken Paprika. Garnishes: Boiled potatoes, Potato scones, Noodles or Steamed jasmine rice with sweet corn. Vegetarian: Grilled polenta with feta cheese or Grilled vegetables. Salads: Corn salad in dill and yoghurt dressing, Vinegary potato salad, Cucumber salad with sour cream dressing or Caesar salad. Desserts: Somló style sponge cake pudding, Mini tiramisu cup, Blueberry fruit cream with chocolate sponge cake, Chocolate mousse or Mini strudels. Drinks: 1 welcome drink, 1 glass of red or white wine, 1 bottle of water or soft drink. You will be picked up from your hotel 30 minutes before the departure of the cruise.
The tour starts with a pleasant drive to the "Castle Hill" where you will discover the area of the Royal Palace. You will be shown the main attractions of the district: Castle Theatre, Palace of the Hungarian President, buildings of the National Library and the National Gallery. During the walking tour you can enjoy a breathtaking view of Budapest. A ride on the Castle Hill Funicular (opened in 1870) takes you to Adam Clark square, from where you will walk over to the Pest side by taking the oldest suspension bridge of continental Europe, the Chain Bridge. After this spectacular walk, take a Boat Ride on the Danube. The tour ends at the pier / city centre.
Visit the magnificent House of Parliament, the 3rd largest Parliament building of the world. During this tour, you will have the chance to see first the very richly decorated Staircase, later on the Cupola Room, where the Hungarian Crown Jewels and the Hungarian Holy Crown can be found. After visiting the Session Room, the tour ends in front of the Parliament.
Visit one of the most beautiful capital cities of Europe, the Paris of the East, with its world and Europe famous monuments. Dont miss out the fantastic view of the Danube from the medieval Castle District and Gellért hill. Learn more about Hungarian history at the biggest and most spectacular square of Budapest: the Heroes Square. Pass by the Opera House on Andrassy Avenue and the third largest Parliament Building of the World. The tour includes access to the Gellert spa located in the same named hotel where you can stay as long as you like. Admire the interior with colorful ceramic tiles, Roman-style columns, stone lion heads and glass roof.
Take your taste buds on an adventure during this delicious Budapest food tour. Taste goulash, Hungarys most famous dish, learn about the countrys food traditions and new trends, and get tips on where to eat and drink while in Budapest. No food lover will want to miss out on this Budapest food tour. Experience Budapest through its many flavours, walk along unknown streets and visit hidden bars and eateries, taste award-winning, authentic hand-made chocolate bonbons in the citys best chocolate factory.
Visit the illuminated `Paris of the EastÂ´ and spend an enjoyable evening in a traditional restaurant in the hills of Buda! We serve you a traditional Hungarian three-course menu accompanied with wine. During the dinner you can enjoy a colourful Folklore Show Programme with dancers - dressed in folk costumes - and Gipsy Music. Next we drive around the illuminated city and stop on top of the Gellért Hill (Citadel), the most spectacular viewpoint of Budapest. The tour ends at your hotel or at Monte Carlo Budapest. (voucher for free admission incl.).
The tour starts at the Chain Bridge, passing by the Parliament, across the Danube on Margaret Bridge and drive over to Buda. There is a stop in the Castle District and during a short walk you will be shown the main attractions of the area (FishermenÂ´s Bastion, Matthias Church). Next, you will be driven to the Gellért Hill (Citadel) from where you can enjoy a gorgeous view to the city. Return to the city centre, where the tour ends, close to the well-known pedestrian street `Váci utcaÂ´.
The Danube Bend an excursion into HungaryÂ´s history. This is an unforgettable tour along the Blue Danube with stops in Visegrád, Esztergom and Szentendre. Visegrád: we walk on the 750 year-old stones of the formal Royal Residence (entrance fee included), learn about life in the middle ages and enjoy the fascinating panorama on the Danube valley. Esztergom: the Northern gate of Budapest Â´ the centre of the Catholic Church. We visit the largest cathedral of Hungary (also burial place of famous cardinals of Hungary, like Primate József Mindszenty). Afterwards, we glance across the river and enjoy the view over to Slovakia. Szentendre: On the way back we stop in the artistÂ´s village of Szentendre. It is a small baroque city at the gate of the Danube Bend, at the meeting place of the river Danube and the Pilis mountains, in a beautiful natural environment. We walk around the baroque settlement, built on medieval ruins and go up the narrow streets to the panorama point to see the Danube. We then simply enjoy the special atmosphere of this village. You can also take the opportunity to visit the museums (for example the world-famous Margit Kovács Ceramic Museum, the Confectionery Museum-with buildings and people made of marzipan), or you can choose to visit the shops of the village. During the summer (between the 1st of May and the 30th of September) we return to Budapest on the Danube by boat. The tour ends at the pier / city centre.
Book our DictaTour to get the answers to these questions and learn more about Hungarian life under the previous political system. We drive with an authentic car (Trabant) or minibus (Barkas) to visit the Memento Park, a tour of this open air museums intriguing collection of communist-era statues followed by the visit of the Ecseri flee market. Tour ends at a typical cafe of socialist period.
Take a Budapest tour with a difference as you uncover the icons and little known gems that dot this city. Explore the capital by tram, foot and metro, calling by some of the most stunning areas and Budapest sightseeing highlights from the atmospheric Andrassy Avenue, to the historic Heroes Square. Walk in the footsteps of Franz Liszt and pay a visit to a little known Hungarian market to experience the real heart of this historic city.
Discover Budapest, one of the most beautiful cities in the world and its breathtaking Parliament. Take a look at Gellért Hill, right next to the River Danube as it flows majestically through the centre of the modern city. It was precisely the combiation of the relative ease of crossing the River here and the natural protection of the hill offered against invasion that decided the earliest settlers it was the ideal place to build a town. During this tour you will visit the most important sights of this impressive city like Erzsébet square, the Opera House, HeroeÂ´s Square, Millenium Memorial, Downtown, Erzsébet Bridge, The Danube, Gellért Hill, Margit Bridge, and the Parliament. After the city tour you will visit the impressive houses of Parliament with its magnificent neogothic chambers and staircases, the home of the Holy Crown of Hungary.
During this sightseeing tour you will be shown the most important Jewish Monuments of the Hungarian Capital and the worldÂ´s second largest Synagogue. You will walk through the former Jewish ghetto and visit the Dohány Street Synagogue with the Jewish Museum (interior visits). Next visit the famous Tree of Life, Temple of Heroes and the Cemetery in the Jewish Garden. After the short walk you have the possibility to enjoy coffee and cake at a local pastry shop. The tour ends in the Jewish Quarter.
We take you to Herend first, to the world´s largest Porcelain Manufactory founded 1826. Following a guided tour through the rooms we invite you for a coffee (possibility for shopping.) Next, we drive to Lake Balaton (the largest fresh-water lake of Central Europe) and visit the abbey (founded 1055) on the Tihany Peninsula. Following a 3-course lunch in a Â´csárdaÂ´ restaurant, we go to Balatonfüred (with the oldest spa in Hungary) and walk along the famous promenade. Finally, we return to Budapest, the tour ends in the city centre.
Visit the second largest Baroque Palace of the world in Gödöll. After only a 30-minute drive from Budapest we arrive to the former summer residence of Queen Elisabeth (Sissi) and Francis Joseph (Habsburg Emperor & Hungarian king 1867-1916). This interior visit and the tour through the gardens of the Chateau, gives you a glimpse of times under the Austro-Hungarian Empire. With the help of our guide you will become acquainted with the secrets of the private life, the hidden doors, bedrooms and lovers of the royal couple. Next, we drive to a traditional Farm where you will be welcomed with a Hungarian Pogácsa and with the national welcome drink, pálinka. Horsemen will take us for a Carriage Ride through the area and will invite you to a traditional Horse Show. The tour ends in the city centre.
Spend an unforgettable day in the Puszta! At an hourÂ´s drive from Budapest, we stop in the baroque city of Kecskemét. We walk around the beautiful downtown and visit the most important squares and buildings, like the Main Square with the famous City Hall, , the Theatre and the churches (guided walk). From Kecskemét, we drive to a traditional Hungarian farm. After receiving the greetings of the horse(-herds)men, you can taste the famous Hungarian welcome drink, Barack Pálinka (Apricot Schnapps) and the Pogácsa (salty scone). Horsemen will then take you around and through the Puszta by horse-carriage. The program continues with a traditional horse show, which includes several breathtaking field performances. You are then invited for a three-course lunch including the famous Hungarian goulash soup, accompanied by Hungarian gipsy music. The programme offers the possibility to ride the horses. The tour ends in the city centre.
Visit the second largest Baroque Palace of the world in Gödöll. After only a 30-minute drive from Budapest we arrive to the former summer residence of Queen Elisabeth (Sisi) and Francis Joseph (Habsburg Emperor & Hungarian King 1867-1916). This interior visit of the Museum and the tour through the garden of the Chateau, gives you a glimpse of times under the Austro-Hungarian Empire. You will become acquainted with the secrets of the private life, the hidden doors, rooms and lovers of the royal couple. Opportunity for coffee break (optional, not incl.).
Szentendre is a charming riverside town and artists colony situated on the Danube not far from Budapest.
After being picked up from your hotel weÂ´ll head straight for Szentendre. This town has been home to generations of Hungarian artists since the early 20th Century and is well known for its many museums, most notably the Open-Air Ethnographic Museum as well as its many galleries and artists.
Discover this baroque town, built on the ruins of a medieval settlement and explore the maze of quaint narrow streets. DonÂ´t miss a climb up to the hill overlooking the town where youÂ´ll find a small viewing area overlooking the red-slate rooftops; if you look carefully you may even see a strange blue angel perched on top of one of the nearby church roofs. You will also have the opportunity to do some shopping (and to visit the Margit Kovács Ceramic Museum or the quirky Marzipan Museum where all of the exhibits are made out of this traditional sweetmeat. Do not leave without trying the local specialty of Lángos, fried flat bread and the local appetizer, Rác Ürmös. During the summer we will return to Budapest on the Danube by boat. The tour ends in the city centre.
The tour runs from April to October: on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 14:00. From November to March: Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 10:00 and includes hotel pick up and drop off, transfer by coach, return by boat in the summer and the services of an English-speaking guide.
RiverRide offers a special and unique sightseeing tour on which you can see the sights of Budapest from a comfortable seat of a special coach, first along its busy streets, and then, from one second to the next - to the gasps of some of your fellow travellers - you splash into the lapping water of the river Danube.