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Budapest Sightseeing Tour by Land and Water provided by RiverRide

Budapest Sightseeing Tour by Land and Water

Budapest Sightseeing Tour by Land and Water
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What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
It can be difficult to decide whether a river or street tour is the best way to explore historic Budapest. Get the best of both on this amphibious tour, and travel by land to view the city’s iconic sites, such as St. Stephen’s Basilica and the Grand Synagogue, before descending into the Danube for a different perspective. Enjoy a thrilling adventure, while learning about the city’s history from your guide.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Russian, Swedish, English, Italian, French, Danish, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Russian, Swedish, English, Italian, French, Danish, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5841FLOATBUS
Call +852 30184991
Important information
Inclusions
Live commentary in German and English on board plus audio set for Hungarian, Italian, Russian, Spanish and French
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Food and drinks
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
RiverRide, Budapest, Széchenyi István tér 7, 1051 Hungary
Inclusions
Live commentary in German and English on board plus audio set for Hungarian, Italian, Russian, Spanish and French
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Food and drinks
Departure details
RiverRide, Budapest, Széchenyi István tér 7, 1051 Hungary
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
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)
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 43 travellers
Popular mentions

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Aleksandra R
3 contributions
Interesting!
Mar 2020 • Couples
Thank you RiverRide, we had great time, the audio is really interesting, music relaxing and the city seen this way is even more spectacular ! I recommend this visiting tour to anyone who has not tried such a thing yet! 😁
Written 5 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Experience Šibenik
2 contributions
Dont expect too much
Ok tour. Dont expect too much. Lady guide was great. We paid 19€ per person, maybe little too much for what you get.
Written 25 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ian A
Francavilla Fontana, Italy53 contributions
Fun way to see the city
Feb 2020
This is a very good way to see the city and being able to combine the "inland" sights with the view from the river was great. It definitely helped us to decide which areas we then wanted to explore by foot afterwards. The "splash" into the river is also good fun for kids and adults alike. Having good commentary is also a major plus to get some more insight into the city. We listened to the "live" commentary and our guide seemed to know lots about what we were seeing. The only issue was that even with the volume turned up as high as we could (on four headsets) the commentary was still very quiet which made it quite difficult to follow at times. The guide also transitioned very quickly between German and English which sometimes meant that you missed out on the start of something - a pause for breath between the two would have been all the "notice" we needed. My only other slight issue was that some of the sights that it said we would be seeing - we didn't actually pass (for example the synagogue is down a street that you pass the end of - so you only catch a glance of it as you pass). I understand that the bus is on usual roads and so this constrains the route and the ability to stop or slow at the main sites. But if you have just arrived in Budapest and want a fun way to decide where to explore then this is a great way to do it.
Written 24 February 2020
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Fabrizio N
1 contribution
Excellent
Dec 2019 • Family
Very good way to see Budapest from land and river.
Kids enjoyed the jump if the truck in the river.
Explanation in different languages very useful.
Written 14 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Artemis
Ville de Lisieux, France14 contributions
Great fun land and water novelty tour in Budapest
Nov 2019
this was a different way to see Budapest form the street and the river. the coach was reasonably comfortable and the commentary entertaining. We enjoyed our trip and owuld recommend this novel way of seeing some of the sights.
Written 18 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

artemis4
Chertsey25 contributions
Fun tour in a floating bus
Nov 2019
This was a novel way to see some of Budapest's sights first by land and then from the river. Very strange going into and coming out of the water in a bus, but novel and I would recommend. The kids owuld love it, we did!
Written 6 November 2019
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babsmaclaughlinm
Aberdeen,Scotland84 contributions
Brillant Experience
Oct 2019
Date this on the last day. Thoroughly enjoyed it and found the information provided on board through the headset good. Would recommend.
Written 25 October 2019
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BenjaminMill
Milton, UK580 contributions
Exciting way to see the city
Useful hosts and many different languages.

Water splash is a splash, useful commentary and free to under 6’s

Good little trip!
Written 20 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jim M
Melbourne, Australia81 contributions
Funky way to sight see!
Oct 2019
Having done the hop-on hop-off bus and a river cruise by night, we decided to round it out by seeing Budapest from another perspective! Great way to see both land and river aspects of the city! This vehicle/boat drew many a strange look from passengers on passing cruise boats, not quite sure what kind of animal it was! That made it all the more enjoyable!
Written 13 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

KentishManofKent
Tenterden, UK315 contributions
Pest based trip. A must!
Sep 2019
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 and down the Danube. The road section of the trip was interesting and i thought i'd seen all the best bits of Pest but i never made it out the Heroes Square, so i'm really glad i did this trip.

The audio tour was very informative as well.
Written 7 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Mr-Mark71
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Amazing experience
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Interesting excursion
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Amazing
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RaviM8541
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Waste of time
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sandra3375
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Missed out monuments, heating on bus on a hot day not as sold
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Yossi P
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Beautiful and unique experience
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Experience worth the memory lane
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Unique experiance
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