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Budapest: Underground Caving Adventure Tour

1. Budapest: Underground Caving Adventure Tour

Experience the natural splendors of the Danube-Ipoly National Park, and climb and crawl your way through Hungary’s longest cave system on a half-day caving expedition. No prior experience of caving is needed to get the most out of this adventure. Famous for its hot springs, Budapest is visited by many people who want to experience the thermal baths. But only a few know that the hot water rushing up from deep underground created something even more extraordinary. In the limestone mountains under Budapest, the heated water formed a huge cave system that is thought to be more than 200 kilometers long. The longest cave of Budapest is the 32 kilometers long Pál-völgyi-Mátyás-hegyi cave system in the Duna-Ipoly National Park. It’s a multi-level labyrinth system where most of the chambers lie under the residential districts of Budapest. The scheduled cave tours are guided by qualified caving guides. During the adventure, you will climb on walls and crawl through narrow passages. Marvel at the natural parts of the cave under the supervision of a professional caving guide (all guides are qualified members of the Hungarian Caving Association). Enjoy the perfect activity for groups, families, or solo travelers looking to make some new friends. Bond through an interactive adventure, where cooperation can definitely make your way easier.

Budapest: Floating Bus Tour by Land and Water

2. Budapest: Floating Bus Tour by Land and Water

Explore Budapest by land and water without the need to change vehicles on this floating bus tour. See the best sights of the city from a comfortable bus seat, first along its busy streets, and then from the water of the Danube. Roar with joy as your bus takes a dive in the Danube, the iconic river of Budapest. Admire the views of the elegant city while being gently rocked on the rippling waves. After the watery adventure, get ready to soak in the sights from the deck of a luxury coach. Climb back onto the river shore and find yourself once again in the hustle and bustle of the busy metropolis. Instead of choosing between touring the Hungarian capital on 4 wheels or marveling at the imperial buildings from the deck of a pleasure boat, enjoy the best of both worlds.

Budapest: Hungarian Chimney Cake Workshop

3. Budapest: Hungarian Chimney Cake Workshop

Discover how to prepare Kürtőskalács, a traditional Hungarian chimney cake, at a workshop in Budapest. Prepare one of Hungary's favorite foods which are made from sweet dough, formed into strips, and then are wrapped around a cone and rolled in sugar. After a short introduction, be guided through the entire process of preparing an authentic chimney cake. Start by making the sweet dough from scratch. Receive tips and tricks which help with the baking process. See how the sugar stuck on the cake caramelises and forms a shiny, crispy golden crust. Once the baking process is finished, cover the cake with different flavors, such as ground walnut, powdered cinnamon, chocolate sauce, or similar.  At the end of the workshop try your delicious creation, and receive a certificate of completion with your name as a memento of your experience.

Budapest: 2.5-Hour Underground Cave Walking Tour

4. Budapest: 2.5-Hour Underground Cave Walking Tour

Venture away from the city’s beaten path to the Szemlő-hegyi and Pál-völgyi caves. Follow guides from the Hungarian Caving Association and get access to some parts of the caves that most tourists can’t enter.  Go 500 meters into the two caves, which feature an unusual up-welling of warm, mineral-rich water. Learn why the Szemlő-hegyi Cave is referred to as the underground flower garden of Budapest and see its unique rock formations. Explore the interactive exhibition and educational trail.  Continue to the Pál-völgyi Cave and marvel at Hungary's longest cave system, around 32 kilometers. Find stunning stalactite and stalagmite formations, and glittering calcite crystals.  Experience the famous Theater Hall, renowned as an echo chamber with impressive acoustics. Finish your tour with a peek at the quarry from one of the caves' many hidden exits.

Budapest: Guided City Sights Tour by E-Scooter

5. Budapest: Guided City Sights Tour by E-Scooter

Enjoy the sights of Budapest in four different ways. See the Parliament or Buda Castle, take a grand tour of the city, or get a new perspective on Budapest with a sunset and night tour. Check out the Parliament buildings in the historic heart of the city on the Parliament Tour. Take in panoramic views of Buda and snap some wonderful photos. Explore the charming Castle District around enormous Buda Castle on the Buda Castle tour. See Mathias Church, enjoy the beautiful Fisherman's Bastion, and discover the historical atmosphere of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take the Grand City Tour to see both Buda Castle and the Parliament in one day, or go with the sunset and nighttime option to see beautiful Budapest at sunset from its two highest points at the castle and citadel.

Budapest Highlights: 2.5-Hour Segway Tour

6. Budapest Highlights: 2.5-Hour Segway Tour

Discover Budapest’s best-known attractions all in one tour, and speed around the city with ease as you explore it via Segway. Meet your guide at a time that works best for you tat a time tailored to fit your schedule, before getting acquainted with your Segway. Once you feel comfortable, you can set off and explore the city. You’ll discover the UNESCO-listed Chain Bridge, glide up to the Budapest Castle, Fisherman's Bastion, Buda Hill and the downtown of Pest. Your guide will introduce you to the most interesting stories and history about Budapest, with even Budapest experts standing to learn a lot from this tour. Ideal for travelers seeking a quick and fun overview of the city, the tour includes full training, equipment, and photos.

Budapest: Sightseeing Danube River Cruise Ticket

7. Budapest: Sightseeing Danube River Cruise Ticket

Your sightseeing cruise begins at Dock no.6 Mahart Terminal, where you’ll board the boat for the hour-long cruise. An audio guide is available onboard, in both English and German. There is one stopover during the cruise, and you can get off to see the sights of the city, taking your time, your ticket is valid for 1 hour. You’ll pass by the imposing building of the Parliament as you cruise along the Danube River, and you’ll enjoy panoramic views of Margaret Island as well. See the attractions of Castle District, including the Royal Castle, the Matthias Church, and the Fisherman’s Bastion. On Gellért Hill you’ll see the Liberty Monument and the Citadel. The tour continues in a southerly direction, and you’ll have views of the bridges of Budapest, the National Theater, and the Palace of Arts. On the return cruise, you’ll see the universities of Budapest and the Central Market Hall, before the tour ends back at Vigadó Square, in the city center.

Budapest: Castle Hill History & Mystery Discovery Game

8. Budapest: Castle Hill History & Mystery Discovery Game

Have a 2-hour interactive discovery experience across Budapest. Solve riddles via a web app in your phone’s browser, each taking you from one hidden location to the next. You’ll unlock local recommendations and fun facts, as well as the history of the city. Discover spots in Budapest that most locals don’t even know. You’ll see popular sights from a different angle (literally!) and explore the streets of one of the most charming neighborhoods in the city, Castle Hill. This place is way more than just a tourist location—discover local cafés and galleries, find curious statues, and wander through hidden passages. Discover Fisherman’s Bastion, Matthias Church, Buda Castle, and get picturesque views of the Danube, the Parliament, and more. This game was created by two locals, Dora and Adam, who love puzzles, games, and any kind of brain-teaser. This game is suitable for friends, couples, families with kids, and team-building exercises. Enjoy being together while exploring the city, be creative, and use your imagination to uncover the city’s secrets.

Budapest: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Cruise with Drink

9. Budapest: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Cruise with Drink

Budapest is maybe the most beautiful city the Danube touches, so it would be a shame to miss the opportunity for a river cruise. The panorama of the city is truly breath-taking and it is even more enchanting, if you happen to see it from a cruising ship on the Danube. Join us on this sightseeing tour and you will have the opportunity to learn about the rich history and culture of Budapest, while enjoying the amazing panorama of both sides. During the day, you can discover a lot more by cruising on the Danube. At sunset, the colors are changing and Budapest becomes kind of a golden „Eldorado”, as the dark blue sky and the illuminated buildings are reflecting the contrast.

Budapest: Aeropark Admission Ticket

10. Budapest: Aeropark Admission Ticket

Explore a nostalgic open-air airplane museum and take a trip through aviation history with interactive exhibits. Learn about the evolution of Hungarian Aviation over the past 60 years. See planes from Malév, the former national air fleet, including the Tupolevs that still fly today. Learn how challenging flying was just a few years ago when it was still a luxury for many. Climb up the stairs into the cockpit and feel what it’s like to be a pilot. Choose the Guided Tour with a Pilot option and explore the museum with a pilot who has flown the planes on display. Hear anecdotes from an experienced pilot from their days in the air.

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What people are saying about Central Hungary

Very professional, courteous and helpful. Our flight was delayed causing us to miss connection into Budapest. We contacted them immediately and they graciously changed our reservation to the following day. We did not get an English driver, my guess due to short notice for change. However, our driver was friendly and waiting for us at airport taking us to our hotel smoothly. I will use them again and highly recommend them.

This is the second time we use this app for a similar activity- we did a bosphorous cruise in Istanbul and now the same on the Danube in Budapest. The boat was much nicer, more spacious and frankly felt safer here than in Turkey. Drinks on board were reasonably priced, service was good. Recommend 100%.

Gorgeous decor. Great moment of relaxation. Time stops the time to savor this moment.

The place is easily accessible and easy to find. It is located in a beautiful park.

Very enjoyful and calm ride with amazing evening architectural sights.