1. Hungary
  2. Central Hungary
  3. Budapest
  4. Andrassy Avenue

Budapest by Land and Water: Floating Bus Tour

Product ID: 21513
See the sights of Budapest from the comfortable seat of a unique coach that drives along busy streets before - to the gasps of some of your fellow travelers - plunging into the lapping waters of the River Danube.
About this activity
Duration: 45 - 95 minutes
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, German
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Ukrainian, Danish, English, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Russian
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  • See the major sights of Budapest from the comfort of an air-conditioned coach
  • Shriek as the coach takes a plunge into the waters of the River Danube
  • Explore the imperial city as you bob along the river
  • Be part of a unique tour, the first of its kind in Europe
Full description
This unique tour of Budapest explores the city by land and water without the need to change vehicles!

Until now you could choose between touring the beautiful Hungarian capital on 4 wheels, or marveling at the imperial buildings from the deck of a pleasure boat. Now you don't need to choose. RiverRide is a special 1-hour and 40-minute sightseeing tour in which you can see the sights of Budapest from a comfortable coach seat, first along its busy streets, and then from the water of the famous Blue Danube.

Shriek with delight as you bus takes a dive in the Danube, the iconic river of Budapest, and one of the most famous rivers in the world. You will never forget the magic of admiring the views of the elegant city while being gently rocked on the rippling waves.

But taking everything in from the deck of a luxury coach makes the experience even more special. After the watery adventure, climb back onto the river shore and find yourself once again in the hustle and bustle of the busy metropolis.

Tours depart 4 times a day from April through October and 3 times a day from November through March.

  • English and German live guide

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Szechenyi Istvan (ex Roosevelt) Square 7/8

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Important information
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• No smoking, eating or drinking allowed on the bus
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 677 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Easy to find. Punctual departure. Nice travel companion who spoke very good German and English. You can listen via the audio guide or the tour guide. Of course, the most exciting moment was when the bus slipped into the water. Very well done. The engine on the Danube was really loud. But all in all a very nice experience for young and old. Once a must in life. Also the children 18 and 13 liked it very much.

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October 28, 2019

Try it for fun!

If you never ride a floating bus, then try it! It was fun. I wished the guide only explained in English and not both in English and German, because she has a lot to say in both languages that we always missed the point of which building or landmarks she was talking about. The bus keep driving and not stop at all.

June 5, 2019

Its a fun tour choice but needs improvement

Interesting option for a city bus tour, love the river bus/boat idea. The guide was very enthusiastic and I was impressed by how many languages she could speak. But I would suggest making the boat tour shorter. After 30 mins it just gets a little boring as its moving quite slow. Maybe getting another splash ramp would make it easier to go back to land somewhere near city center. Also, each seat has its own headphones, I suggest to take your own earphones due to hygienic reasons, plus some of them didn't work anyway.

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April 3, 2019

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RiverRide Ltd.

Product ID: 21513