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Budapest Full-Day Trip From Vienna

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Visit Budapest – the “Paris of the East”. Explore the UNESCO World heritage sites including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue. Enjoy a day filled with historic and cultural impressions in a Budapest, that stands for the most important monuments of these flourishing and friendly two parts of the town: Buda and Pest, where the Castle Hill and the banks of the Danube are included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as Matthias Church, Fisherman´s Bastion, House of Parliament, St. Stephan´s Cathedral, the Opera, Heroes Square, Chain Bridge, Vajdahunyad and the Royal Palace.  You will have also time for lunch and shopping. In the afternoon we will return to Vienna and your hotel. 
  • 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
  • Learn about the city from a guide, and enjoy free time to shop, eat, and sightsee independently
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. Please note you can also choose to meet at the starting point for this tour if you'd like. 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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Departure Point
Vienna, Austria

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel/Accommodation pickup and drop-off in zipcode area 1010 - 1090 included, 1100-1230 on request according to possibility. No pick up at accommodations off the city limits. Pick up adress has to be provided under "special requirements"!
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Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Live commentary on board
  • Driver/guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel/Accomodation pickup and drop-off in zipcode area 1010 - 1090 included, 1100-1230 on request, no pick up at accomodations off the city limits
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Local taxes
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children up to 14yrs/150cm have to be seated in children's seat (Please provide date of birth/weight at the time of booking)
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday

It was 3-hour drive to and from Vienna but wanted to get a glimpse of Hungary before departing. Our driver was knowledgeable, spoke English and Spanish. Trip is so rushed, it was more about "this is a great museum you will want to visit next...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank William B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall good time spent and good guide. I would like to have heard more about hungary-budapest on way back as well.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Vivek P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The first of two tours with Royal Tours, I booked through TripAdvisor. This one was in a large coach, with a driver and a separate guide, Rene. Our bus had both the English and the Spanish speaking tourists. It somehow Reny managed to cater for...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It wasn't a tour at all, it was a drive experience. Tour guide( how she defined herself) has no knowledge at all about the places, hardly speaks english, and wasnt motivated to make it an interesting tour. Shame on the company.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank TS6789
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trip was good. the scenery along the road from Vienna to Budapest was amazing. We spend too much time in the area of Heroes Square as a free time which I believe it affected the time allocated for visiting the castle. Overall it was...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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jan s
10 July 2019|
Response from F9471AUjasono | Reviewed this property |
It is a van so no toilet. Its a 2 1/2 hour ride each way and we stopped at a rest stop in each direction. There were bathrooms everywhere we went basically, but remember it costs money to use public bathrooms in Europe.
jan s
10 July 2019|
Response from Jennifer M | Reviewed this property |
There was a restroom on the bus I was on. It was a large coach. However, I think the vehicle all depends on the size of the group on any given day, so you may get a van... I wouldn't depend on there being a toilet. We... More
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