Water activity

Budapest by Land and Water: Floating Bus Tour

Budapest by Land and Water: Floating Bus Tour

Activity provider: RiverRide Ltd.
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From US$ 24.27 per person

See the sights of Budapest from the comfortable seat of a unique coach that drives along busy streets before - to the gasps of some of your fellow travelers - plunging into the lapping waters of the River Danube.

About this activity

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Duration 95 minutes
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Live tour guide
English, German
Audio guide included
Spanish, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian, Danish, Hebrew, Polish, Romanian
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • See the major sights of Budapest from the comfort of an air-conditioned coach
  • Shriek as the coach takes a plunge into the waters of the River Danube
  • Explore the imperial city as you bob along the river
  • Be part of a unique tour, the first of its kind in Europe
Full description
This unique tour of Budapest explores the city by land and water without the need to change vehicles! Until now you could choose between touring the beautiful Hungarian capital on 4 wheels, or marveling at the imperial buildings from the deck of a pleasure boat. Now you don't need to choose. RiverRide is a special 1-hour and 40-minute sightseeing tour in which you can see the sights of Budapest from a comfortable coach seat, first along its busy streets, and then from the water of the famous Blue Danube. Shriek with delight as you bus takes a dive in the Danube, the iconic river of Budapest, and one of the most famous rivers in the world. You will never forget the magic of admiring the views of the elegant city while being gently rocked on the rippling waves. But taking everything in from the deck of a luxury coach makes the experience even more special. After the watery adventure, climb back onto the river shore and find yourself once again in the hustle and bustle of the busy metropolis. Tours depart 4 times a day from April through October and 3 times a day from November through March.
  • Floating bus tour
  • English and German live guide
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet at Széchenyi István Square (formerly Roosevelt Square) 7/8.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • No smoking, eating or drinking allowed on the bus
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 822 reviews

Review summary

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The information on how to use the headphones was insufficient. It would have been easy if the accompanying staff had offered help. There was no information whatsoever on the way back ashore. The windows of the bus would have to be anti-reflective so that proper photos / films can be made. Nevertheless, the tour was a nice experience.

September 12, 2021

Easy to find. Punctual departure. Nice travel companion who spoke very good German and English. You can listen via the audio guide or the tour guide. Of course, the most exciting moment was when the bus slipped into the water. Very well done. The engine on the Danube was really loud. But all in all a very nice experience for young and old. Once a must in life. Also the children 18 and 13 liked it very much.

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October 28, 2019

Try it for fun!

If you never ride a floating bus, then try it! It was fun. I wished the guide only explained in English and not both in English and German, because she has a lot to say in both languages that we always missed the point of which building or landmarks she was talking about. The bus keep driving and not stop at all.

June 5, 2019

Product ID: 21513