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Budapest Full-Day Trip From Vienna

  • Visit Budapest from Vienna in a day without any transport planning or hassles
  • Relax and enjoy the scenery as you cross into Hungary by air-conditioned minivan or coach
  • See Budapest’s highlights without getting lost: including the Danube banks, Pest, and UNESCO-protected Buda
Budapest Full-Day Trip From Vienna
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Budapest Full-Day Trip From Vienna

Budapest lies within day-trip distance of Vienna, but going it alone means arranging train journeys or a car, and navigating Hungary’s capital by yourself. This full-day Budapest tour from Vienna makes it easy, so you can relax and enjoy the scenic journey and cover all of Budapest’s must-sees. Admire the UNESCO-listed Danube riverbanks, tour Pest and the cobbled Buda district, and finish with free time to stroll, shop, and eat.

What to Expect

Depart your central Vienna hotel by air-conditioned minivan or coach, and venture through picturesque countryside into Hungary.

Pass the national Turul monument at Tatabanya, and once in Budapest, begin admiring the city. Straddling the River Danube with the medieval quarter of Buda on one side and commercial Pest on the other, Hungary’s capital is dubbed the “Paris of the East” for its handsome architecture and boulevards.

View Danube-side landmarks such as the Hungarian parliament building and Chain Bridge, and enjoy a panoramic tour of the Buda Castle district—a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its cobbled lanes—Matthias Church, and Fisherman’s Bastion. Then, cross into Pest to view St. Stephen’s Basilica, Andrassy Avenue, and Heroes’ Square (Hősök tere), and other sights.

Finish with free time to stroll independently, perhaps shopping, having lunch (own expense), or taking in other attractions. Afterward, return to Vienna, where a hotel drop-off concludes your trip.

Reviews (95)
1 - 5 of 21 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Beautiful City

Glad I went but it was a very long day and not the most fun in a full van - 8 travellers plus the driver. I was in the second row on the outside that that wasn’t too bad but couldn’t really see ahead at...More

4  Thank Sue R
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile
Lovely Budapest

We booked this day trip through the hotel and so glad we did. Yes a long day as pick up is 7am and arrived back at 7.30pm. But definitely worth it and our tour guide made the day fab! He was informative and made extra...More

Thank Ila P
Reviewed September 3, 2018
it is poor expeirence

the one day trip from Vienna to Budapest is real nothing to recall. first taking us go to top of the mountain to view the city(10min.), secondary sending us to buddhist temple(1 hour), then go to the sequel (10min), then free us 3 hours nothing...More

4  Thank shaojwang
Reviewed September 2, 2018
trip to budapest

Going to Budapest was a great idea. The Guide/Driver Tony and Suzzan were too good. Guided us in the proper direction. They were very friendly and made our tour a memorable one. We had rain and strong winds but we got back to hotel safe...More

Thank Kaniza R
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile
Wasted day

I read all the reviews from several sites before booking this tour. First of all the bus ride from Vienna is 3 hours each way. On the bus we were told we did not need to exchange our money for Forints. Not true, if you...More

3  Thank tradana
Andrea M, Manager at Royal Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Dear Tradana, please check your bookings once again, because there has to be a misunderstanding. We, Royal Tours, neither change the bus, nor the guides. It would be very kind of you give us further information regarding this review, because this tour was NOT with...More

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Larry M
August 22, 2018|
Response from Carl C | Reviewed this property |
Our tour guide said 7 to 7:30 pm, but we got back about 6:30. The challenge he said is the border from Hungary to Austria. There is no problem getting into Hungary but coming back to Austria can take anywhere from 5... More
David J E
August 20, 2018|
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Response from Ntaylor720 | Reviewed this property |
It’s just over 2 hours and as long as there are 2 people there will be a small van!
Jacqueline C
July 30, 2018|
Response from 2017gigi | Reviewed this property |
You can call/email and ask them, but I had to meet in front of a church in the center 20 minutes walk from where I was staying.