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Budapest Full-Day Trip From Vienna

  • 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
Budapest Full-Day Trip From Vienna
From US$140.50
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Budapest Full-Day Trip From Vienna
From US$140.50

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.

What to Expect

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.

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1 - 5 of 8 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Day trip to Budapest

Comfortable and easy ride from my hotel to Budapest and back. A nice touch would've been to perhaps have some bottles of water, tissue box etc during the van ride - as it was an exceptionally hot day and we did get caught up with...More

4  Thank naazfancy
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

If you only have a day to explore Budapest, this is the way to explore as the guide takes you to all the important points of interest, a small group, maximum 6 and ample free time to explore on your own as well.

1  Thank Helen K
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile
Great way to see Budapest if you only have a day

I did the day tour to Budapest which I bought through viator but was run through Royal tours. Overall tour was organized, pick up was on time, and vehicle was clean and modern. Our tour guide was professional (even when having to deal with a...More

7  Thank ChickaCanada
Reviewed 28 March 2018
Great trip. Very glad we went.

We were in Vienna for 4 days and wanted to see Budapest but did not want to drive on our own. Our tour guide/driver was Rene, and he was great. He had a great mix of providing interesting information and insights and not talking when...More

2  Thank Carl C
Reviewed 1 March 2018
Good Trip but....felt unsafe in the highway

I joined this Budapest Full-day Trip from Vienna. In general, It is good, the driver/guide is a knowledgeable and nice tour guy. However, one thing made me felt a kind of scary in the highway. The mini bus is only equipped with a handheld microphone....More

24  Thank Richard S
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9 June 2018|
Response from Carl C | Reviewed this property |
The tour includes a quick drive by. However, you have 2 to 3 hours of free time in the afternoon. We wanted to see the Parliament building so we walked back on our own, about 20 minutes. We still had time to stroll back... More