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Budapest: MonsteRoller E-Scooter Tour

1. Budapest: MonsteRoller E-Scooter Tour

Turn the city of Budapest into your playground and choose from 5 small-group electric scooter tour options for up to 15 people. Your guided e-scooter tour will take you around the city with a freedom like no other mode of transportation - with a serious fun factor. Choose between 5 different routes. Three of the routes explore Budapest along a theme which the 2-hour tour is based on to curate your tour. Alternatively, choose to take the express 1.5-hour tour which takes you to the best of the city, or take your time with an extensive 3-hour tour of the city. MonsterRoller electric scooters feature 9.5 inch wide wheels, a low platform and zero emissions. The handling feels more like surfing than riding and makes them easier to ride than a bicycle but as stable and robust as a scooter.

Budapest: Fat Tire MonsteRoller E-Scooter Rental

2. Budapest: Fat Tire MonsteRoller E-Scooter Rental

Discover Budapest from a fresh perspective and rent a fat tire MonsteRoller e-scooter to explore at your own pace. Give your legs a rest and see much more than you would on an organized walking tour. Take control of a fully electric, zero-emission scooter that can reach speeds of up to 25 km/h and requires no driving license to operate. Whizz through the traffic using the bike lanes, or enjoy the freedom of the parks independently. No place is too far to reach, as the scooter can easily go up major hills and has a range of 40 kilometers per charge. Avail of the provided helmets, locks and lights to explore in safety, and stop wherever you want as parking on the sidewalks is legal and free.

Budapest Highlights: 2.5-Hour Segway Tour

3. Budapest Highlights: 2.5-Hour Segway Tour

Discover Budapest’s best-known attractions all in one tour, and speed around the city with ease as you explore it via Segway. Meet your guide at a time that works best for you tat a time tailored to fit your schedule, before getting acquainted with your Segway. Once you feel comfortable, you can set off and explore the city. You’ll discover the UNESCO-listed Chain Bridge, glide up to the Budapest Castle, Fisherman's Bastion, Buda Hill and the downtown of Pest. Your guide will introduce you to the most interesting stories and history about Budapest, with even Budapest experts standing to learn a lot from this tour. Ideal for travelers seeking a quick and fun overview of the city, the tour includes full training, equipment, and photos.

Budapest: Live-Guided Castle District Segway Tour

4. Budapest: Live-Guided Castle District Segway Tour

Enjoy this 2-hour fully guided Budapest Castle District tour and see many of the city’s major attractions from the back of a unique, self-balancing vehicle. Your guide will provide you with a one-on-one training session, before you set off on the self-balancing Segway. You can enjoy touring in private groups, with a tour guide all of your own. Following your brief orientation, your tour will begin as you glide over to admire the views of the Fisherman's Bastion and Budapest Castle. You will traverse the Historic District, passing Liberty Square and the House of Parliament, before riding up to the scenic Buda Hill. From up here you can marvel at the Baroque architecture, while catching the aroma of traditional Hungarian "Kremshnit". You can then indulge in cake and a coffee at famous local cafe, before heading up to the highest point in Budapest of St. Matthias' Church.

Danube Bend: Full-Day Hiking Tour from Budapest

5. Danube Bend: Full-Day Hiking Tour from Budapest

Embark on a full-day, guided hike just outside of Budapest through the Danube Bend, including hotel pickup and drop-off via an air conditioned and comfortable van. A memorable day for lovers of nature and the outdoors awaits. Spend the day in the volcanic Visegradi Hills, where the memory of the old volcano still pervades. The volcano is no longer active, so there remains no danger. The starting point of the hike is at a tiny, romantic village on the coast of the Danube, called Dömös. Begin with the steepest climb of the day while you're still feeling fresh. After the climb, you'll find yourself on a ridge that offers beautiful panoramic views over the river and surrounding mountains. As you look around, check out the huge volcanic rocks that were left behind after the ancient eruption. After a few hundred yards more, climb to Predikaloszek, the summit with some of the best views in Hungary. This place is very famous among locals and visited the whole year through by nature-lovers. Stop for a snack at the lookout and take in the amazing scenery. After refueling, a nice and long downhill trek is waiting for you through a wild and untouched valley. During the descent, observe the power of water; see how it created ravines in the soil of the forest. Before starting your climb in the canyon, refill your bottles with clear spring water from water reservoirs. The Ram Canyon is a great adventure for all ages, boasting a nice cool climate, great depth, and waterfalls to climb with the help of ladders and rails. Head back toward the starting point filled with positive energy and unforgettable experiences. The whole hike is just over 11 miles; the trip is recommended for experienced hikes, but manageable for anyone who is in good physical condition.

Budapest: 1.5-Hour Fun Segway Sightseeing

6. Budapest: 1.5-Hour Fun Segway Sightseeing

Your 1.5-hour Downtown Segway Tour starts with a training session. Your experienced tour guide will help you get used to the Segway and how to control it. Get the hang of it, and set off exploring Downtown, the historic district of the city. See attractions like the Hungarian Parliament, St. Stephen Basilica, Liberty Square, the Hungarian State Opera, the Shoes on the Danube Memorial, the 'Central Park' of Budapest's Downtown - Erzsébet square, and Chain Bridge. Glide along the waterfront, have fun, and enjoy your speedy Segway, pausing to take in stunning views of the Buda Castle and Fisherman's Bastion as well as the Chain Bridge. Tour is a private tour to keep the experience intimate as you glide past each historical site, hearing entertaining anecdotes and facts about the history of Budapest. Your guide will give you plenty of photo-ops, stopping frequently at the most instagramable spots, and they will introduce you to the most interesting stories about Budapest and even real Budapest experts will learn a lot.

Budapest: Standup Paddleboarding Tour

7. Budapest: Standup Paddleboarding Tour

Start with a short introduction to your equipment and how to paddle your board. Then you'll get out on the river to enjoy nature, the sun, the fresh air, and the calm waters of the Danube River.  On this tour, you will be going on a sunset trip on your stand up paddle (SUP) board from Lupa Island all the way to Romai. You will be able to see some of the city’s hidden parts from the water and enjoy the sound of nature as you float by. This is also the perfect time to meet new people. The water is clean and the temperature is around 20 degrees Celsius during summer, so during the tour, it’s also possible to go for a short swim if you wish.

Budapest: Live-Guided Segway Tour to Margaret Island

8. Budapest: Live-Guided Segway Tour to Margaret Island

Meet your guide then take part in a training session, so you can get comfortable driving the self-balancing Segway you will be riding for the tour. When ready, you will set off to explore sights such as the Hungarian Parliament Building and the Shoes on Danube on your way to Margaret Island. Then, cross the Margaret Bridge and glide around the sprawling Japanese Gardens, encountering a riverside park with numerous landmarks such as the Dominican Convent Church, the Ruins of Saint Michael Church, the water tower and more. You will then continue along the bike path and along the riverside, seeing beautiful panoramas of Parliament from the Buda side of the Danube. Throughout the tour, your guide will share interesting stories of Budapest, with regular stops for photo opportunities. You can also receive tips for places to go during your visit to the Pearl of Danube at the end of your tour, before being dropped off back at your starting point.

Budapest: Half-Day Hiking Tour in the Buda Hills

9. Budapest: Half-Day Hiking Tour in the Buda Hills

Get off the beaten path and relax in nature on a hiking tour of the Buda Hills. Meet your guide in front of Széll Kálmán tér metro station. After taking public transport from the meeting point, the hike starts on the slopes of Normafa, where you’ll get the first amazing views of Budapest from above.  Follow trails through the woods and ascend gradually through the hills to the famous viewpoint, the Elizabeth Lookout Tower. Admire the splendid views, then continue to a small cave that is safe to explore. After passing an abandoned limestone quarry, you’ll reach the extraordinary Tündér-szikla (fairy cliff). Descend the hills and take a bus back to the city, where your tour will end.

Lake Balaton: Paddle Board Tour of Tihany National Park

10. Lake Balaton: Paddle Board Tour of Tihany National Park

Paddle along Lake Balaton and experience Tihany National Park from the water. After you have checked in at the reception desk, you will receive your SUP board, a paddle, and a life-jacket if you need one. Your guide will help you choose your board, and will make sure it is suited to your level of experience, size and weight. Enjoy a peaceful tour, as you paddle slowly across the water and spot wildlife among the reeds. Feel free to chat to friends, or simply relax within the serene landscape. If it is warm enough, take a break and go for a swim, or just lie back on your board. Depending on the wind (usually there is none) and your level of experience, you will paddle approximately 3km before turning around and finishing your enjoyable tour at the same location you took off from. 

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What people are saying about Budapest

To be honest I just wanted to ride the bikes but after doing the whole 3 hours I can honestly say it's excellent. Guide was Biance, sweet and excitable and more than knowledgeable about the whole of Buda and Pest. Weather was great and just cruising around the city in the early evening was amazing. Bikes are about 15mph fast and easy to drive and comfortable standing or sitting down.

Great Segway tour of Budapest! Segway was the best and most fun way to get up to the Castles. Sam was a terrific guide, very informative and friendly, and took photos of all of us. And made sure everyone was competent at Segway navigation before we started off.

Really good chance to practice on the monster roller and then we had a great tour around. So much fun! Great guide, friendly, funny and we felt safe with her.

It was a great tour. Our guide Lee was able to train us all quickly and we had a great time. He showed us well-known sights as well as secrets of the city.

It was a beautiful experience overall. Our guide Amir explained everything very well and took us at a good pace