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Itinerary

Depart your central Vienna hotel by air-conditioned minivan or coach, and venture through picturesque countryside into Hungary.

Pass the national Turul monument at Tatabanya, and once in Budapest, begin admiring the city. Straddling the River Danube with the medieval quarter of Buda on one side and commercial Pest on the other, Hungary’s capital is dubbed the “Paris of the East” for its handsome architecture and boulevards.

View Danube-side landmarks such as the Hungarian parliament building and Chain Bridge, and enjoy a panoramic tour of the Buda Castle district—a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its cobbled lanes—Matthias Church, and Fisherman’s Bastion. Then, cross into Pest to view St. Stephen’s Basilica, Andrassy Avenue, and Heroes’ Square (Hősök tere), and other sights.

Finish with free time to stroll independently, perhaps shopping, having lunch (own expense), or taking in other attractions. Afterward, return to Vienna, where a hotel drop-off concludes your trip.

Locations visited
Fisherman's Bastion
Buda Castle
Matthias Church
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Overview

Budapest lies within day-trip distance of Vienna, but going it alone means arranging train journeys or a car, and navigating Hungary’s capital by yourself. This full-day Budapest tour from Vienna makes it easy, so you can relax and enjoy the scenic journey and cover all of Budapest’s must-sees. Admire the UNESCO-listed Danube riverbanks, tour Pest and the cobbled Buda district, and finish with free time to stroll, shop, and eat.

Highlights
  • Visit Budapest from Vienna in a day without any transport planning or hassles
  • Relax and enjoy the scenery as you cross into Hungary by air-conditioned minivan or coach
  • See Budapest’s highlights without getting lost: including the Danube banks, Pest, and UNESCO-protected Buda
  • Learn about the city from a guide, and enjoy free time to shop, eat, and sightsee independently
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Day in budapest

This was an amazing tour! Very small bus and our guide was amazing! Gave us all the history around Budapest, stopped at great places for pictures, and gave us our own time to explore both areas!

1  Thank Ntaylor720
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Excellent relaxing small group trip

If you dislike the large bus tours this is the trip for you. The journey from Vienna to Budapest was lovely. Pick up and drop off was a perk, and our guide Fernando was excellent. He covered all aspects of Buda and Pest- the detailed...More

2  Thank jessica d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Budapest tour

The trip was well outlined and conducted and went well without a glitch. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and very attentive to all aspects of the tour. Was worth the time and served to get a fair idea of the city. Would recommend.

Thank Anitha J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Worth It

If you have an extra day in Vienna, make the trip by bus. It is, indeed, a lot of road time given how long you stay, but if the weather is good and your driver-guide spreads their knowledge it can be a worthwhile trip. In...More

3  Thank Bryan G
Reviewed 10 July 2018
Joy

Truly enjoyed the tour. Nice scenic drive from Vienna to Budapest. Met wonderful people and ate great food. Awesome day.

2  Thank 2017gigi
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You can call/email and ask them, but I had to meet in front of a church in the center 20 minutes walk from where I was staying.
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