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Budapest: 24, 48 and 72-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

1. Budapest: 24, 48 and 72-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Red Route:• Heroes' Square• Keleti railway station• Hotel Hungaria• New York cafe• Astoria• Vaci Street• Castle Garden• Castle/Funicular• Batthyany Square/river cruise• Margaret Island• Nyugati railway station• Parliament• Basilica• Chain Bridge• River Cruise/Dock 11• Great Market Hall• National Museum• Kiraly Street• Big Bus customer service center• Opera• Octogon/Liszt Ferenc Square• Heroes' Square There is also a Blue Route, from the Castle/Funicular to the Citadel and back. The Castle shuttle service is available from stop Castle/Funicular (located at Clark Adam Square) to the Castle district. This tour is the perfect introduction to one of the greatest cities in Europe, allowing you to hop-on and hop-off at over 20 designated stops along 4 carefully designed routes to visit the city's most famous landmarks. Whether it's the magnificent Basilica, the leafy and classical Andrassy Avenue, or the magnificent Chain Bridge; let the open-top, double-decker bus take you there in style, offering some prime vantage points of the city along the way. Select the premium or deluxe ticket to enjoy a river cruise along the Danube, enabling you to see Budapest from a different perspective. Deluxe ticket holders will also enjoy a complimentary, 1-hour night tour that takes you through the beautiful city when it's illuminated. All of the buses are fully air-conditioned during summer and heated during winter, providing you with the most convenient way to explore Budapest.

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Budapest: Candlelit Dinner River Cruise with Live Music

2. Budapest: Candlelit Dinner River Cruise with Live Music

Spend a magical evening as you feast on a catered candle-lit dinner aboard one of the most elegant and modern cruises in Budapest. Listen to live music, enjoy a festive welcome drink, and admire the city’s sparkling historical sites along the Danube River. Once you board the boat, be led to your table to receive your complimentary welcome drink. Then, sit back and relax as you enjoy your delicious 3 or 4-course dinner while listening to live music performed by local Hungarian artists. As you dine, benefit from retractable windows that ensure the best possible photo opportunities of the iconic Hungarian Parliament, which shines like a topaz jewel at night. Continue along the waters and marvel at the nighttime views of the enchanting Buda Castle, the grand Statue of Liberty, and the impressive Citadella on top of Gellért Hill. Sail past other famous landmarks along the river like Margaret Island, the Palace of Arts (MUPA), the National Theatre, and the Vigado Concert Hall. Glide under the illuminated Chain, Margit, and Erzsébet Bridges and watch as the Pest promenade comes to life with the sounds of street musicians and people dining on the patio-lined restaurants.

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Budapest: Margaret Island Day Spa Entry Ticket

3. Budapest: Margaret Island Day Spa Entry Ticket

Pamper yourself at the prestigious Thermal Margaret Island for a day. The spa is the wellness center of the Ensana hotel which is located in the middle of the biggest island on the Danube. Enjoy the natural surroundings and take a break from the hubbub of the city. With your ticket, you will have access to the extensive spa facilities including multiple indoor and outdoor thermal pools, the sauna, and the solarium. Enjoy the warm sunshine and the natural beauty of Margaret Island. With a total of 7 different pools and twelve massage rooms, your relaxation is guaranteed.

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Budapest: Hop-on Hop-off Ticket with Boat & Walking Tour

4. Budapest: Hop-on Hop-off Ticket with Boat & Walking Tour

This sightseeing program is a combination of 3 experiences: the Red and Green hop-on hop-off bus lines, a boat cruise, and a guided walking tour. The ticket is valid for 48 or 72 hours. There are 19 stops on the Red Bus Line route. You’ll have views of the Danube River and the Opera, and at the Oktogon stop you’ll find an abundance of restaurants and cafés. See Heroes' Square with its historical statues and famous museums. Nearby are the Budapest Zoo, the Széchenyi Thermal Bath, the Gundel restaurant, the Vajdahunyad Castle, and many more attractions. The bus stops at the New York Café, Astoria, Chain Bridge (funicular), and then heads up Castle Hill, stopping within walking distance of the Fisherman's Bastion, Matthias Church, Buda Castle, and other historical sites. You can get off the bus at the Citadel, the highest point in Budapest, and at the Central Market Hall. Take a sightseeing river cruise, starting from Dock 6 at Vigadó Square in downtown Pest. Pass the imposing Parliament building and enjoy panoramic views, before stopping at Margaret Island. Continue to see the Castle District, comprising the Royal Castle, Matthias Church, and the Fisherman’s Bastion, located on Castle Hill. Then you’ll reach the Liberty Monument and the Citadel on Gellért Hill. The tour continues in a southerly direction, providing you 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. The Blue Boat Line cruise ends back at Vigadó Square. Enjoy a guided walking tour that covers most all of the main attractions in Budapest. This is a show-up tour, so there’s no need to book in advance. It starts at 12 PM every day from the front of the Basilica. On the hop-on hop-off buses you can listen to audio commentary in multiple languages.

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Budapest: Danube Sightseeing Cruise 24-Hour Ticket

5. Budapest: Danube Sightseeing Cruise 24-Hour 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, as your ticket is valid for 24 hours. 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.

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Budapest: E-Bike Guided Tour and Castle Hill

6. Budapest: E-Bike Guided Tour and Castle Hill

Explore the beautiful city of Budapest in the most relaxed way possible, by E-bike. Follow your local, enthusiastic guide to some of the most famous sights in the city and learn interesting facts about each location.  Ride your bike to the Chain Bridge and climb up to the stunning Castle Hill, where you can experience incredible views over the city. Descend back down to the Danube and journey alongside the famous river. Spend some time on Margaret Island, before you visit the Hungarian Parliament Building. Travel to Freedom Square and admire St. Stephen's Basilica. Venture down Andrassy Avenue and view the Hungarian State Opera House and the House of Terror on the way. End your tour at Hősök tere, one of the major squares in Budapest, and spend some time in City Park before you return to the office. 

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Budapest: e-Bike Tour

7. Budapest: e-Bike Tour

Ride through Budapest on a comfortable premium e-bike. Follow your guide through the Castle District, past the Parliament building and St. Stephen's Basilica, and along Andrássy Avenue. Start your e-bike tour by riding up to the Citadel on the Gellért Hill. Take in views of the city before continuing to Castle District. See Budapest’s monuments, Matthias Church, the Buda Castle, and views of the Parliament building and St. Stephen's Basilica from the towers of Fisherman's Bastion. Cross the Danube for a closer look at the Parliament building and a ride along the 2.5 km long Andrássy Avenue. Pass the Opera House before stopping at Heroes’ Square. Before crossing the Danube, see the Vajdahunyad Castle and the famous Széchenyi Spa. Bike through Margaret Island, and ride along the Danube before returning to the starting point.

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What people are saying about Margaret Island

This was an amazing way to experience the beautiful Budapest at night! We loved the atmosphere in the boat, the live music and the delicious food. We took the 4 courses option, which includes: an appetiser, a soup, a main dish, a dessert and a welcome drink. We had window seats, which made the experience even more charming. Would definitely recommend!

I couldn't recommend this experience enough. Food was fantastic, the musicians were talented and music relevant to the atmosphere. There was no rushing, very relaxed with amazing views up and down the banks of the Danube.

The candle-lit dinner cruise was a great experience — the service was excellent, the music was quiet enough to be able to enjoy the others’ company and the departure and arrival on time. Would highly recommend!

We take an evening cruise, we really enjoyed our time. Value for money, you can see all the main building of Budapest.

Great way to reach the main tourism sites of the city