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Budapest: Grand Sightseeing Bike Tour

1. Budapest: Grand Sightseeing Bike Tour

Tour Budapest by bike on this guided sightseeing tour. See the city's landmarks as you ride along the banks of the Danube River. Enjoy the view from the Castle District in Buda and see Neo-renaissance down Andrássy Avenue. Meet your guide at the activity provider's office and hop on your bike to being your sightseeing tour. Ride down Duna Corso to the Chain Bridge and climb the Castle District in Buda to take in the stunning view of Pest. Descend to the Danube to ride along the river, chill out on the Margaret Island, and visit the House of Parliament, Freedom Square, and St. Stephen’s Basilica. After a ride on the UNESCO-listed Andrássy avenue to pass the Opera house and the House of Terror, reach Heroes' Square and the City Park, before going back to the activity provider's office.

Vienna: Budapest Day Trip

2. Vienna: Budapest Day Trip

Before embarking on a scenic drive through the Hungarian countryside, meet your English-speaking guide in front of your hotel in Vienna at the pre-arranged time. Continue to Budapest in an air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy the scenery.  Upon arrival in Budapest, take the opportunity to see famous sights, including the Vajdahunyad Castle, the Opera House, and the Parliament Building. In the Heroes' Square, admire the statues of the Seven Chieftains of the Magyars as well as the sweeping views of the city and the waters of the Danube from the Fisherman's Bastion. Enjoy ample free time to explore Budapest before meeting up with your driver for the return trip to Vienna. Your day trip concludes with transportation back to Vienna.

Budapest: Heroes' Square and City Park Castle Tour

3. Budapest: Heroes' Square and City Park Castle Tour

Meet your English-speaking tour guide at the impressive Heroes' Square, the largest square in Budapest. Visit the Millennium Monument, commemorating 1000 years of Hungarian history. In front of the monument you will find the grave of the unknown soldier, and on the two sides of the square you will see the Arts Hall and the Fine Arts Museum. Next, head to City Park, the oldest public park in the world. Walk over a bridge to reach an island on the lake, home to the romantic Vajdahunyad Castle. In the inner courtyard of the castle you will discover some interesting public statues including that of Anonymus, the first history writer of Hungary. All around the courtyard there are copies of buildings representing different periods and styles of Hungarian architecture. You will also see a statue of scary Dracula as well as the copy of the Transylvanian castle tower where the real Dracula (Vlad Dracul the Impaler) was born. The tour ends at an amazing modern building, the nearby House of the Hungarian Music, Budapest's newest attraction, e real gem of organic architecture. As an option you can walk back with your tour guide to the nearest metro station. It is just 5 minutes walk next to the main building of the famous Szechenyi Baths, the largest thermal bath of Europe. After the tour you can enter the baths to try their magic effect, or you can take the subway from the station next to the baths to return directly to the city center.

Budapest's Highlights by Bike

4. Budapest's Highlights by Bike

Discover Budapest's most attractive sites by bike including Andrássy Avenue, Heroes' Square, Széchenyi Thermal bath, St.Stephen Basilica, Chain Bridge, the Houses of Parliament and much more. Visit breathtaking Unesco World Heritage Sites with local English-speaking guides on 15 different scenic stops. Learn about the city of Budapest and the people that call the Hungarian city home. By the end of the tour, you will have a thorough understanding of Hungarians and their lifestyle. Digest Budapest's exciting history through entertaining stories and savor the city's appetizing cuisine. Exploring Budapest by bike is a great way to orientate yourself in the city, whether it's the beginning of your stay or the end of it. End the tour with an unforgettable Hungarian goulash in a cozy restaurant.

Budapest: E-Bike Guided Tour and Castle Hill

5. Budapest: E-Bike Guided Tour and Castle Hill

Explore the beautiful city of Budapest in the most relaxed way possible, by E-bike. Follow your local, enthusiastic guide to some of the most famous sights in the city and learn interesting facts about each location.  Ride your bike to the Chain Bridge and climb up to the stunning Castle Hill, where you can experience incredible views over the city. Descend back down to the Danube and journey alongside the famous river. Spend some time on Margaret Island, before you visit the Hungarian Parliament Building. Travel to Freedom Square and admire St. Stephen's Basilica. Venture down Andrassy Avenue and view the Hungarian State Opera House and the House of Terror on the way. End your tour at Hősök tere, one of the major squares in Budapest, and spend some time in City Park before you return to the office. 

Budapest: Guided City Discovery Bike Tour

6. Budapest: Guided City Discovery Bike Tour

Cycle through Budapest past the most important and significant sites of the city on this fun and relaxing half-day bike tour. Instead of overloading your mind with dates and numbers our tour guides will bring the city alive with interesting anecdotes and tales of Budapest. The tour will begin by bringing you to Szabadsag Tér (Liberty Square). Here you will see a huge monument remembering the Soviet Army. You will feel the spirit of revolutions, riots and history. The tour continues to the Hungarian Parliament, a huge neo-gothic building with 28 staircases, which are more than 20km long. From here you will get your first view of the beautiful Danube. Continue to Andrassy Street, the boulevard of Budapest where you will find the most beautiful buildings and exclusive shops of Pest. The tour will pass Nagymezö Utca, the Broadway of Budapest. This street is full of bars, clubs, and theaters, and we will advise you on the best places for a night out in Budapest. Next the tour will take you through Hôsök Tere or Heroes Square, then walk to the city park Városliget, where you will have the chance to relax in the Vajdahunyad Castle, with its gardens and green areas. When we hop on our bikes again you will see the world famous Szechenyi Thermal Bath, the Fun Park, and the Budapest Zoo. The tour will return to the Basilika through small winding streets where you will get a real sense of old Budapest. You will see old buildings, damaged during the civil war, and discover the hidden corners of this wonderful city. You will pass The Big Synagogue, Nagy Zsinagóga, which is the biggest in Europe.

Budapest: 3-Hour Live Guided Sightseeing Tour

7. Budapest: 3-Hour Live Guided Sightseeing Tour

Learn about 1,000 years of Hungarian history as you see the city's most important sites! This 3-hour guided city tour begins at our Sightseeing office. On the drive to the Buda side of the Danube, you will see all major attractions along the river Danube. Your first stop is in the Castle District for a short walk to see the area’s main attractions. You’ll visit Matthias Church and the Fishermen’s Bastion (entrance fee not included) , the perfect spot for enjoying spectacular views of the surrounding area. Crossing Elizabeth Bridge to the Pest side we pass by the famous Central Market Hall and Europe’s largest synagogue, followed by a drive to the City Park. Along the way, pass the largest thermal spa in Europe and the Budapest Zoo, then stop at Heroes’ Square, where you’ll find statues of famed Hungarian kings. The tour continues from here down Andrássy Avenue to downtown Pest, passing the Opera House and St. Stephen’s Basilica.

Budapest: Sightseeing and Danube River Cruise

8. Budapest: Sightseeing and Danube River Cruise

Start at the Chain Bridge which spans between the western and eastern sides of the city, and pass by the Elisabeth Bridge, and the Downtown Parish Church. Head to the famous Central Market Hall, the National Museum and see the largest Synagogue of Europe from the outside. Take the Andrássy Avenue, and drive by St. Stephen's Basilica and the Opera House. Stop at Heroes' Square and see the statues of Hungary's most important kings. Discover the city park before continuing to the Castle District. Stroll to Matthias Church and the Fishermen's Bastion to enjoy a beautiful panorama. Drive over Elisabeth Bridge to Pest back to the city center. Finish with a romantic cruise on the Danube river.

Budapest E-Bike Tour

9. Budapest E-Bike Tour

This extensive tour will give you the chance to see all of Budapest’s best sights on comfortable e-bikes. Starting by the opulent Opera House, you’ll travel up Andrassy Avenue to the first historical site - Hero’s Square. Behind this stretches the tranquil City Park, where you’ll learn about some of the buildings in the park, including Vajdahunyad Castle and Szechenyi Thermal Bath. Continue to the center of town, travelling past the impressive St. Stephen’s Basilica and the nearby Liberty Square, where you can check out the Parliament. Cycle towards Margaret Bridge and take a detour off to Margaret Island, an entire park on an island, where you can relax while the guide will be on hand to answer questions and tell you stories from Budapest’s tumultuous past. Cross the river and stop at Batthyany Square to take a break for coffee and cake. Afterwards, make your way up the winding hill to reach the Buda Castle District. Thanks to your e-bike, the trip up won’t be exhausting and when you arrive at the top you will be rewarded with magnificent panoramic views of the entire city. Head back down the hill and cross the Danube to the Pest side of the city. Cruise down the Danube Promenade, passing the Great Market Hall and Pest downtown before the tour concludes back at the Opera House.

Budapest: Guided Downtown Electric Bike Tour

10. Budapest: Guided Downtown Electric Bike Tour

Explore Budapest, the so-called "Paris of the East," on a comfortable on a brand new e-bike from the leading German manufacturer, Kalkhoff. First up, take in the full-length of the Andrássy Avenue passing the Hungarian State Opera House, the House of Terror, and arrive at Heroes' Square. You can be sure your guide will have all the stories along the way. From Heroes' Square, continue into City Park where you’ll be surprised by a fake castle and the Széchenyi Thermal Bath, the largest and most popular in the city. The trip continues with highlights like the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music and the Jewish Quarter before diving into the downtown area.  See and learn about St. Stephen's Basilica, largest church in Budapest. In the heart of the financial district lies Liberty Square with a bloody history and a disputed Holocaust memorial. From here it is not far to the Hungarian Parliament Building, a landmark in Budapest. Next, reach the Danube River with a breathtaking view on the Buda side of the city. Cross Margaret Bridge using a nice bicycle lane and arrive at Buda and EuroVelo 6, an international bicycle way along the Danube River. Ride down to Batthyany-Square, take a picture of the parliament across the river, and continue to Széchenyi Chain Bridge, from where you will start to climb Castle Hill. Here the electric support of your bike will show its strength. Admire Matthias Church and the Fisherman's Bastion before returning to the Shoes on the Danube Bank and passing the historical Rudas Bath. At Gellért Hill, see the famous Gellért Thermal Bath cross back to Pest via Liberty Bridge, the most popular bridge in Budapest. Do not miss the Central Market Hall and the Hungarian National Museum before you reach the Dohány Street Synagogue, the final stop on the tour before you return to the starting point of the tour.

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What people are saying about Városliget

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4.6 / 5

based on 1,930 reviews

Good trip to Budapest, pick up was timely and the journey took about 3 hrs. We then had a local tour guide take us around for 2 hours before letting us roam on our own for the next 2 hours. It isn't enough time to visit any of the attractions but was able to give walk around the key tourist areas of both parts of the river and get a good overview of the city. Driver spoke good English and was great.

Beautiful city and really deserves several days but if you only have one day, we’ll worth the drive. Guide was a little too chatty and went off on random tangents but still provided good insights and history on the city.

Great time with this tour. Our tour driver Lukas was on time. He was knowledgeable and very nice. I would recommend this tour. Lots of free time to explore on your own.

It was a great experience, very educational and fascinating! Extremely knowledgeable guide, very passionate about the history and architecture.

Very friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. Learned a lot about the history of Hungary.