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Budapest Sightseeing Tour by Land and Water

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Take an unforgettable trip around Budapest, seeing the best sights from both land and water, on this comprehensive 1 hour 30 - 40 minute tour aboard an amphibious coach. Marvel at Budapest's top attractions from your comfortable seat as your guide informs you about the Hungarian capital, including the State Opera House, Royal Palace, the Citadel and more. When your floating bus splashes down into the Danube, you’ll capture the magic with more amazing views of the picturesque city from the river!
  • Make the tour part of your city exploration, with departure and drop-off from a convenient central location
  • Gain different perspectives of the capital by land and by water and view its major landmarks, including the Royal Palace and Parliament
  • Learn more about the city’s historical context from your onboard guide
  • Enjoy the thrilling experience of driving into the Danube
What to Expect
Meet your guide at a central location in Budapest and hop on board your coach. Listen as your guide provides historical context for the many landmarks you pass during the landed portion of your trip, including the Parliament of Budapest and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Look out for landmarks, such as St. Stephen’s Basilica, the Great Synagogue, the Hungarian Opera House and Heroes’ Square. Next, your journey takes an aquatic dip, as your amphibious coach takes the Danube and continues the tour afloat. Hear the history of the iconic Chain Bridge as you pass under it, and admire the Buda Castle from your riverside vantage point. At the end of the tour, be dropped off at the original departure point, and continue your adventure in Budapest with new insight from this memorable tour.
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Departure Point
Central Budapest
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Live commentary in German and English on board plus audio set for Hungarian, Italian, Russian, Spanish and French
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Smoking and eating are not permitted on the vehicle
  • Tour duration: 1 hour 30 – 1 hour 40 minute (depending on the traffic)
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is literally the last thing i did in Budapest before i left, but i wish it had been my first. The bus is amphibious, so can be used on the water basically. The trip took approx 90 minutes, with about 45 minutes going up...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was very nice experience to have tour in land and river at the same time. as the River Ride bus Budapest tour consider one of the first kind in the world. I strongly recommend this trip for families, friends and couples.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was very excited to go on this tour but I must say it was very disappointing. We were 2 adults and 2 children but when we arrived at the bus, it was completely full. There were 2 random seats left and we could not...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Samia K
Reviewed 9 August 2019

Great fun for everybody. We booked our tickets in advance (on their website) to avoid disappointment and it was a good decision as it was fully booked. The views are amazing and the best part is of course the big SPLASH!! It really looked fantastic....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Justyna M
RiverRide I, General Manager at RiverRide, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2019

Dear Justyna M, Thanks your 5 point rating and your praising words. We are very happy when our guests like RiverRide Sightseeing in Budapest on Land and Water tour. I hope we will meet you and your friends on RiverRide's board in the future. With...More

Reviewed 24 July 2019

We could not decide whether we would go to Budapest's bus tour or the Danube ride and this seemed like an excellent compromise. We visited the most important points of the city, heard some interesting things and, best of all, jumped into the Danube by...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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RiverRide I, Manager at RiverRide, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2019

Dear Barbara S, thank you for choosing RiverRide Sightseeing in Budapest on Land and Water program. We are more than happy to read that you enjoyed the RiverRide program with the SPLASH so much. Special thanks for your comments about the tour and for the...More

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20 December 2018|
Response from chris_fss | Reviewed this property |
I did not check but I think not. The whole tour lasts 2 hours of which probably less than an hour is in the Danube. The boat is an amphibian vehicle that starts on the land, tours the city centre then enters the water. For... More
8 July 2018|
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Response from jpdavis69 | Reviewed this property |
Info can be found at riverride dot comfor this Departs from 7/8 Széchenyi István
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