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Budapest Sightseeing Tour by Land and Water provided by RiverRide

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Budapest Sightseeing Tour by Land and Water

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
It can be difficult to decide whether a river or street tour is the best way to explore historic Budapest. Get the best of both on this amphibious tour, and travel by land to view the city’s iconic sites, such as St. Stephen’s Basilica and the Grand Synagogue, before descending into the Danube for a different perspective. Enjoy a thrilling adventure, while learning about the city’s history from your guide.
Highlights
  • Make the tour part of your city exploration, with departure and drop-off from a convenient central location
  • Gain different perspectives of the capital by land and by water and view its major landmarks, including the Royal Palace and Parliament
  • Learn more about the city’s historical context from your onboard guide
  • Enjoy the thrilling experience of driving into the Danube
What to Expect
Meet your guide at a central location in Budapest and hop on board your coach. Listen as your guide provides historical context for the many landmarks you pass during the landed portion of your trip, including the Parliament of Budapest and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Look out for landmarks, such as St. Stephen’s Basilica, the Great Synagogue, the Hungarian Opera House and Heroes’ Square. Next, your journey takes an aquatic dip, as your amphibious coach takes the Danube and continues the tour afloat. Hear the history of the iconic Chain Bridge as you pass under it, and admire the Buda Castle from your riverside vantage point. At the end of the tour, be dropped off at the original departure point, and continue your adventure in Budapest with new insight from this memorable tour.
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Important Information
Departure Point
RiverRide, Budapest, Széchenyi István tér 7, 1051 Hungary
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Live commentary in German and English on board plus audio set for Hungarian, Italian, Russian, Spanish and French
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Smoking and eating are not permitted on the vehicle
  • Tour duration: 1 hour 30 – 1 hour 40 minute (depending on the traffic)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 43 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Aleksandra R wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions3 helpful votes
Thank you RiverRide, we had great time, the audio is really interesting, music relaxing and the city seen this way is even more spectacular ! I recommend this visiting tour to anyone who has not tried such a thing yet! 😁
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Experience Šibenik wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions
Ok tour. Dont expect too much. Lady guide was great. We paid 19€ per person, maybe little too much for what you get.
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Ian A wrote a review Feb 2020
Francavilla Fontana, Italy53 contributions7 helpful votes
This is a very good way to see the city and being able to combine the "inland" sights with the view from the river was great. It definitely helped us to decide which areas we then wanted to explore by foot afterwards. The "splash" into the river is also good fun for kids and
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Fabrizio N wrote a review Jan 2020
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Very good way to see Budapest from land and river. Kids enjoyed the jump if the truck in the river. Explanation in different languages very useful.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Artemis wrote a review Nov 2019
Ville de Lisieux, France14 contributions
this was a different way to see Budapest form the street and the river. the coach was reasonably comfortable and the commentary entertaining. We enjoyed our trip and owuld recommend this novel way of seeing some of the sights.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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froggy_greeny
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Interesting excursion
Interesting way to spend time. There are two types of tours: short (50min) and long one (1 hour 35 min). We booked
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GoharI
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Amazing
Amazing place to walk at night. Lighting is marvellous. People especially tourist take time out to visit this place
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RaviM8541
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Waste of time
Well, it is the first one in EU continent to have amphibious vehicle. But, definitely worse if I compare Boston or
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sandra3375
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Missed out monuments, heating on bus on a hot day not as sold
So so disappointed - our last trip after leaving for home after an amazing 5 days and this just did not live up to
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Thesourceofwisdom
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Hilarious experience
Crazy and innovative idea to combine bus and boat. Nice normal tourist tour which ends to an unreal experience in r
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Virag M
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I absolutely loved it!
It was the most exciting cruise ever. Both the live guide and the recorded one was awesome, combined with some Hung
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TUFAN A
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There’s no such experience anywhere
Great sea bus from Hungary bus appraisers.small city taste with best bus team soft landing to Duna,amazing adrenali
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Fatima M
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Hott and boring
There was no a in the bus and we were all sweating and very hot. It's also 1 hr and 40 minutes long. Getting into t
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Adam S
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Amazing tour!
The water bus tour was fun for our whole group. The tour guide was informative and funny. Of course the kids loved
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Yossi P
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Very nice
Two hours on a nice boat allowing you to see much more in a bit distance from the center of Budapest, and when it’
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michael m
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Beautiful and unique experience
A very beautiful and unique experience. The ride in the water is great! Kids and adults enjoy it very much. It star
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Suvankar_0311
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Experience worth the memory lane
Great concept, excellent execution, only if the city could be better covered & the rive ride could be extended a bi
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Beverley A A
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Rive Ride
Good value, excellent way to see Budapest, very informative, the trip down the Danube included. Trip lasted about
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Carmina123
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Unique experiance
Quite the unique experiance exploring Budapest with this double life bus :) it was informative and good experiance
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Francesca_Mae
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I wish i felt enthusistic enough to think of a good title.
My husband and i thought that seeing the city by water and road would be great. Sadly the trip fell well below our
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Key Details
  • Hungarian State Opera House (Magyar Allami Operahaz), Great / Central Synagogue (Nagy Zsinagoga), and 11 more
  • Duration: 1h 30m
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  • Languages Offered: English, Danish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
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