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

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

From $37.96 per person

The Hop-on Hop-off Tour is a perfect way to explore Budapest. Ride a double-decker bus through the city and up Castle Hill. Take a Danube cruise and stop at Margaret Island. Enjoy a guided walking tour and later on see the sights at night as well.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Duration 2 - 3 days
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Optional audio guide
Spanish, Turkish, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Arabic, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Korean, Slovak, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Finnish, Irish, Japanese, Norwegian


  • Enjoy a hop-on hop-off bus tour on multiple bus lines
  • Explore Budapest during a walking tour with an English-speaking guide
  • Relax on a Danube boat cruise and take in views of the Parliament, the Royal Palace, and Margaret Island
  • Experience the Night Bus Tour through the city center and up to the Citadel
  • Make use of an audioguide, available in 22 languages, on the buses
Full description
This sightseeing program is a combination of 4 tours: the Red and Night Bus lines, a Blue Boat Line, and a 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 river cruise on the Blue Boat Line, starting from Dock 8A at Vigadó Square in downtown Pest. There are 2 stopovers on this tour. You’ll pass by the imposing Parliament building, and you’ll have a panoramic view that takes in Margaret Island. 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. The Night Bus Tour gives you the opportunity to enjoy Budapest's nighttime views and the bustling ambience of the city. This tour departs at 19:15 in April, May, September, and October, and 20:15 in June, July, and August. The bus stops at the Citadel, the highest point of downtown Budapest, where you’ll have breathtaking views of the city and the Danube River. Hop off the bus at Jókai Square, a busy intersection boasting loads of restaurants and cafés. 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 off at 10:00 every day from the front of the State Opera House. The tour duration is 2.5-3 hours, and along the route you’ll see attractions that include the Opera House, St. Stephen's Basilica, Liberty Square, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the Chain Bridge, the historical monuments of the Castle district, the Danube promenade, and Vigadó Square. On the hop-on hop-off buses you can select from a choice of 22 languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Greek, Finnish, Swedish, Dutch, Russian, Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Hebrew, Czech, Romanian, Polish, Chinese, Turkish, Croatian, and Hungarian.
  • 48- or 72-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • Audio-guided river cruise
  • Live guided walking tour
  • Night tour
  • 10-50 per cent coupon discounts
  • Meals and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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an interesting alternative to visiting the city, the option to choose a language in the "bus guide", beautiful views from a boat cruise, a different route than during the night sightseeing - plus these views at night are great (warmer things are needed - visiting October), on the minus side - delayed departures during the day and the last buses no longer ran

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October 23, 2019

A good way to be introduced to Budapest

Tour was fine and staff helpful and knowledgeable. Only problem was difficulty in accessing correct vehicles by myself and many other passengers at times as not always clear which company runs which buses. Maybe should all be different colours because Hop on Hop off on vehicles from the different companies.

September 7, 2019

Very clarifying sightseeing trip.

Very clarifying sightseeing trip, sometimes the audioguide was not quite on pair with the place we were seeing but it was quite good overall. Some headphones were damaged, not working on both sides. On the night tour when it's cold they should have a closed bus on top, because some of the tourists gave up, it was freezing. Nice employees. Will use it again when visiting other cities.

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May 11, 2017

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