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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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly enjoyed the tour. Nice scenic drive from Vienna to Budapest. Met wonderful people and ate great food. Awesome day.

Thank 2017gigi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Neat destination, awful tour

Budapest is an interesting city, but if you can find any other way, do not go with Royal Tours. I probably should have known what to expect, based on my experience with the company before the tour even started. I had sent an e-mail a...More

5  Thank Laura A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
They canceled the night before picking us up. BEWARE.

I would not recommend this company. We took a train to Vienna JUST to be picked up at our hotel at 6:30 AM for a day trip to Budapest. It’s a good thing I happened to check my email - because they sent me a...More

1  Thank elleo38
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
We took a train from Vienna to Budapest and spent 3 wonderful days exploring the city (for the 2nd time)

This May my wife and I decided to "free style" Europe which means basically we picked an entry point (Prague) and exit point (Paris) and decide at the last minute of our next destination. We wanted to revisit Budapest again so we decided to travel...More

2  Thank TrekSense
Reviewed May 22, 2018
Day trip to Budapest

Comfortable and easy ride from my hotel to Budapest and back. A nice touch would've been to perhaps have some bottles of water, tissue box etc during the van ride - as it was an exceptionally hot day and we did get caught up with...More

6  Thank naazfancy
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June 8, 2018|
Response from Carl C | Reviewed this property |
The tour includes a quick drive by. However, you have 2 to 3 hours of free time in the afternoon. We wanted to see the Parliament building so we walked back on our own, about 20 minutes. We still had time to stroll back... More