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Private Day Trip to Budapest from Vienna

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    What to Expect
    Meet your driver at your Vienna hotel and settle into your private vehicle for the 2-hour journey to Budapest. On arrival, greet your local guide and set off on a comprehensive 3-hour city tour of Budapest, starting with the view from Geller Hill. Enjoy an unbeatable panorama of the city and the Danube River as your guide fills you in on the city’s two halves – Buda, the ancient seat of the Hungarian Kings and Pest, the heart of the modern city.

    Start your explorations in Buda with a tour of the medieval castle and follow your guide around Trinity Square, Fisherman’s Bastion and Matyas church. After snapping photos of the grand Buda Castle, which dates from the 13th century, cross the iconic Chain Bridge into Pest, stopping to admire the magnificent Hungarian Parliament Building on the waterfront.

    Browse the shops along lively Vaci Street, then take a peek inside the opulent St. Stephen's Basilica, where the star attraction is, somewhat bizarrely, the right hand of its namesake King Stephen. Next, stroll down the elegant Andrassy Avenue, home to the lavish Hungarian State Opera House, and marvel over the monuments of Heroes Square.

    For lunch (own expense), follow your guide’s recommendations and tuck into some traditional Hungarian cuisine at a local restaurant – Gulyas stew is a good choice. In the afternoon, enjoy around three hours of free time to wander around the city independently, hit the shops or take a soak at the famous Gellert Bath (admission not included).

    Around 4.30pm, meet up with your guide for the return trip to Vienna and finish your tour with drop-off at your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick-up from any hotel, apartment, train station or cruise ship in Vienna.

    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    Return Details
    Drop-off at your hotel in Vienna
    • Private tour
    • Accompaniment by friendly, professional driver
    • Highlight City Tour of Budapest with a local expert guide
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 10 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 15 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 9 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    We had a memorable trip to Budapest this summer 2019. Our van came on time. The driver and the guide were very courteous, informative, and very accommodating.When we got to Budapest the local guide took over. She was very informative too, just a bit hurried because the walking
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    While staying in Vienna, we took a private day trip to Budapest through Viator Tours that hooked us up with Vienna A La Carte. Ton, our driver, promptly picked us up at the hotel, and drove us around Budapest, while Anna, who is from Budapest, was our personal tour guide. We
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    Response from Vienna-a-la-carte, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Private Day Trip to Budapest from Vienna
    Responded Jul 1, 2018
    Hi Teacher7-Sue, thank you for your very nice feedback. We are glad that you had a fabulous time and that you got to taste some authentic goulash - no one should miss it! We'll let Anna know how much you enjoyed your tour of Budapest with her! Marlies & the Vienna à la carte Team
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    My husband and I booked private tours of Vienna, Salzburg, Prague and Budapest through Vienna ala carte. Clean vehicles, punctual, with great tour drivers and guides. I would specifically mention Tom who drove us to Salzburg, Prague and Budapest. Well maintained car, telling us
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