Budapest City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Tour by Bus and Boat

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What To Expect

Experience the whole of Budapest on state of the art open top buses and our boats! See one of the best know establishments in Europe, the Parliament, the third largest in the world. Visit the previous residence of Hungarian royalty, the Buda Castle. Take in breathtaking views at the oldest bridge along Danube River, the Chain Bridge and much more! Hop on and explore Budapest at your own pace without missing a single spot!


  • Enjoy easy access to all of Budapest's famous spots on boat and on an open top bus

  • Enjoy a 360 view and take in the sights from atop an open top bus

  • Enjoy breathtaking views as you cruise along the Danube River

  • Free tickets for some of the best Budapest experiences: day and night cruises, beers at famous bars, walking and bike tours and more


Hop On Hop Off Tours in Budapest
Departs From:
Meeting Point:
St. Stephen's Basilica or any stops along the route
48 hours
daily at regular intervals
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Voucher info:
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Experience the whole of Hungary's capital, Budapest, on state of the art open top buses and boats! Explore the city's treasures at your own pace and for as long as you like as you hop off at designated stops.

As the bus takes you around Budapest, see the Parliament building, one of the best known buildings in Europe for being the third largest in the world. Visit the Buda Castle, former residence of Hungarian royalty, and pass the Chain Bridge, the oldest and most famous bridge along the Danube River. Enjoy breathtaking views over the bridge.

Speaking of breathtaking views, visit the Citadel, a major attraction for tourists! And while you at it, don't forget to drop by the Jewish Synagogue, the world's largest next to the one in Israel.

Delve into the city's rich history and art at the Museum of Fine Arts, the Holocaust Memorial Center, the Hungarian National Museum and the Hungarian National Gallery.

Cruise along the Danube River and get amazing views of the city of the city, especially the Parliament. Relax at the cruise the head straight to the Szechenyi Baths for more relaxation. Pamper yourself as you experience on of the largest thermal spa waters in Europe.

As the sun goes down, immerse yourself in Hungarian culture and catch a show or two, representing all art and folklore of the country, music, dance and history.

Take home a memento, continue on to the street of Vaci Utca. Shop until you drop at the malls and different kinds of street stores or head to the Andrassy Avenue, an important commercial center in Budapest. You may also check out the Central Market, the most beautiful market in the city.

As the evening come to an end, discover the city's nightlife and try out restaurants, bars, nightclubs and taverns. You may also choose for a quiet evening and stroll along the city's streets as the sights you've visited in the day get illuminated at night.

All these with just one ticket!

Bus Stops

Red Route

Stop 1 - Red Route Terminal - St. Stephen's Basilica

Stop 2 - Erzsebet ter

Stop 3 - Szechenyi Istvan ter

Stop 4 - Synagogue

Stop 5 - Astoria

Stop 6 - Karoly krt. 23

Stop 7 - Opera

Stop 8 - Liszt Ferenc ter

Stop 9 - Heroes Square

Stop 10 - Grand Hotel Hungaria

Stop 11 - New York Palace

Stop 12 - Astoria 2

Stop 13 - Ferenciek tere

Stop 14 - Siklo / Funicular

Stop 15 - Castle District

Stop 16 - Citadel

Stop 17 - Marcius 15. ter

Stop 18 - Balna / Shopping Center

Stop 19 - Fovam ter / Central Market Hall

Stop 20 - Kalvin ter / Kalvin Square

Stop 21 - Parliament

Operational Hours

Daily from 09:30 to 17:30

Frequency :

Summer (April to Oct): 15 minute intervals

Winter (Nov to Mar): 60 minute intervals

Loop Duration : 2 hours

Purple Route

Stop 1 - Purple Route Terminal - Erzsebet ter

Stop 2 - Szechenyi ter

Stop 3 - Petofi ter

Stop 4 - Clark Adam ter

Stop 5 - Marghit hid

Stop 6 - Nyugati ter

Stop 7 - Oktogon

Frequency : 60 minute intervals from 10:05 to 14:05

Loop Duration : 1 hours

Cruise Stops : From April 1 to November 1 only

You may hop on at either:

Purple Line Stop 3 - Petofi ter

Red Line Stop 17 - Balna / Shopping Center

Frequency :

Day Tour departures : 60 minute intervals from 10:45 to 18:45

Night Tour departures : 19:45 and 20:45 (21:30 and 22:30 in June, July and August only)

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Available Languages

  • Audio guide : English, Hungarian, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Mandarin, Japanese, Arabic, Turkish, Greek, Finnish, Hebrew and Polish (Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Dutch, Ukrainian, Romanian, Slovakian and Croatian also available on GREEN BUSES only)


  • Hop on hop off ticket with 48 hour validity

  • Commentary in 24 languages

  • Walking Tour of Budapest (Departs from Stop 1 at noon, daily)

  • 1 hour Bike Tour on Margaret Island (April 1 to September 30 only)

  • Use of the Green (Budapest Sightseeing) Hop on Hop off Buses

  • BONUS Booklet which includes: Goulash at Nika Restaurant, Beer at the FOGASHAZ (Ruin Bar) and Bali Cafe, Shot at Instant Bar (Ruin Bar), Chilled Sour Cherry Soup at Frappans Restaurant and Souvenir at City Expert Budapest

  • Day Boat Cruise*

  • Night Boat Cruise*

**for Bus and Boat tickets only, if option is selected


  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Children 7 years old and below are free of charge if accompanied by an adult.

  • Schedules are subject to change.

  • You may choose to hop on the bus at any stop along the route and exchange your voucher there.

  • Walking Tour lasts approximately one hour.

  • Buda Castle will no longer be a stop on the Budapest tour.

  • *Stop 7 will be temporarily relocated at the corner of Anker Street due to renovation of the tram line.

Ticket Validity

All ticket validities are for consecutive hours/days from first use.

  • A 1-day ticket is valid only for the day of redemption.

  • A 24-hour ticket is valid from the time redeemed until the same time the following day.

The same principle applies for a 2-day/48-hour (or more) ticket.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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