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All-Day (7 hours) PRIVATE City Tour of Budapest With Lunch And Cruise
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All-Day (7 hours) PRIVATE City Tour of Budapest With Lunch And Cruise

By Shuttles From Budapest
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$139.99
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$139.99
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Duration: 7h
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  • 2-course lunch with drink (vegetarian or gluten-free options)
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • River cruise (March-October two hours long cruise with a stop on Margaret Island, November-February one hour long cruise included)
  • Transport by private air-conditioned minivan/car
  • Entrance fee to Saint Stephen Basilica or to Matthias Church
  • Entry/Admission - St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)
  • Entry/Admission - Danube River
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Matthias Church


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • The tour includes pick up and drop off service from any hotels or from any private addresses of Budapest.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Infant seats available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 26923P10

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Vegetarian or gluten-free option is available, please advise at time of booking if required by utilizing Special Requirements
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with All-Day (7 hours) PRIVATE City Tour of Budapest With Lunch And Cruise?
How much is All-Day (7 hours) PRIVATE City Tour of Budapest With Lunch And Cruise?
All-Day (7 hours) PRIVATE City Tour of Budapest With Lunch And Cruise price starts from $219.97. Discover and book All-Day (7 hours) PRIVATE City Tour of Budapest With Lunch And Cruise on Tripadvisor
What is the All-Day (7 hours) PRIVATE City Tour of Budapest With Lunch And Cruise cancellation policy?
All-Day (7 hours) PRIVATE City Tour of Budapest With Lunch And Cruise cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book All-Day (7 hours) PRIVATE City Tour of Budapest With Lunch And Cruise on Tripadvisor
Which company provides All-Day (7 hours) PRIVATE City Tour of Budapest With Lunch And Cruise?
All-Day (7 hours) PRIVATE City Tour of Budapest With Lunch And Cruise is hosted by Shuttles From Budapest. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Shuttles From Budapest on Tripadvisor. Discover and book All-Day (7 hours) PRIVATE City Tour of Budapest With Lunch And Cruise on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 26923P10

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Halaszbastya
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 2
    Matthias Church
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Pass by
    Hungarian Parliament Building
    Szechenyi Lanchid
  • 3
    St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Heroes' Square
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 5
    Citadel
    Stop: 20 minutes
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    Pass by
    Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar)
    Szechenyi Baths and Pool
    Andrassy Avenue
    Central Market Hall
  • 6
    Margaret Island
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 7
    Danube River
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

O2777KGginal
O2777KGginal
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Unforgettable experience
This was a fabulous tour! Etyek is a short ride from Budapest, our guide, Nora was funny, friendly and she costum
batchelors2016
batchelors2016
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Vienna in a day!
We found the guide Attila to be friendly and informative. The communication before and during the trip was clear. T
776annab
776annab
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Easy, comfortable and stress free transport for my family of 4
After many delays of our flights, our arrangements were still secure. I was in constant communication with our hos
danwT1613LS
danwT1613LS
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Amazing experience
This was a great choice during our stay in Budapest! After Budapest Christmas market we planned to see another one
Roving623628
Roving623628
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Convenient fast and great communication
Lovely airport. Private taxi booked from airport through tripadviser perfect. Easy to book great correspondence and
grzgirl
grzgirl
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Exceptional Service
Absolutely amazing! A stress free transport from Budapest airport to hotel. They were knowledgeable & gave us muc
upset428
upset428
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EXCELLENT SERVICE
Our driver was very courteous and professional. While driving to the airport he gave us a brief history of Budapes
Erin M
Erin M
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Not worth the amount of money spent $600
The guide was great and knowledgable, however with multiple petrol stops and taking double the time as the driver
terrir585
terrir585
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Szentendre and Visegrad Private Danube Tour with Wine Tasting and Lunch
Our Tour Guide Zsuzsa was AMAZING. With her more than 40 years of experience she was by far the most knowledgeable
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donnawY3999ST
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Day trip to Bratislava
This was a great day. We decided to book the trip not only because Bratislava was geographically so close to Budape
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tonybP9915TD
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Efficient, Responsive and Professional Company
I would highly recommend this company Suzanna was great and very responsive. Both transfer were on time and vehicle
Robert A
Robert A
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Outstanding Experience
We had a short-fused realization about our need for taxi service which included midnight and 0300 pickups and drop
Nilu A
Nilu A
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Absolutely Great!
We had a great ride with Suzanne. Very comfortable ride and nice tour of Bratislava, and mini tour of Vienna. Woul
graces713
graces713
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My Private Tour of Bratislava
We enjoyed the trip, our guide told us a lot of the history of Bratislava and she gave us ample time to look around
cmverb
cmverb
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Great Day and Guide
A great day out of the city seeing charming towns and historical sites. The lunch and wine cellar was a nice touch
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Lynnygal
Perth, Australia10 contributions
Oct 2022
Still foggy in Budapest but not cold. We were picked up by our amazing guide Sofia Nikolaidu, who gave us a complete tour and history of Buda and Pest, took us for a lovely lunch and put us on a small boat for a local cruise on the (not so blue Danube).

Now we are totally historied out!!! We did, however, pass Sophia’s test!!! Lol!

I got at least a hundred more photos until the battery died in my phone!!
Written October 28, 2022
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Anoud Al Hammadi
Dubai, United Arab Emirates74 contributions
* Nice and smooth tour.
* our tour guide was : Suzanna
* we had informative tour and she was very engaging and organized.
* the lunch was appetizing and good.
* very family friendly trip.
* there's a gift shop very nice i highly recommended. I'd called it a hidden gem.
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* so nice and warm in the cruise
Written December 28, 2022
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Christina L
6 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
This tour is amazing and absolutely worth it if you only have a short amount of time in Budapest. Our guide, Susann was so knowledgeable and passionate about Budapest. She took us to all of the main sites and pointed out places to take photos. The river tour is also lovely. Definitely recommend.
Written November 30, 2022
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Cam H
12 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
The tour guide was super nice but she came 30 minutes late because she was told last minute by the company about picking us up. Consequently we felt rushed and honestly and the tour was Overpriced At $200 per person. We did not get that much walking around mostly just driving.
Written July 13, 2022
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SusanaShuttles
Thank you for your review. We are very disappointed you feel you were overcharged for this tour. Yes, this tour was really booked in the last minute, at 05.00am for a private tour that starts at 09.00am on the same day. We always do our best for our clients to make everything smoothly. Our guide was professional, she showed you all the sighseeing points as it was written in the tour description, you had a great lunch with extra drinks included, Danube river cruise with Margaret Island stop. However we had a really short time to organize everything we were all set and flexible to provide you a fantastic service. Thank you for chosing us during your stay here in Budapest!
Written July 15, 2022
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Lourdes M
5 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Our guide, Susana, was very knowledgeable, arrived on time, a good driver, and gave us a great taste of the city. However, we felt very rushed when we visited the landmarks. When she gave us some time (no more than 10 minutes) to explore certain areas on our own before meeting her back to the car, she gave us a little attitude when we arrived 5 minutes later. This didn’t make sense since she finished our tour 25 minutes early! When I asked her about any Hungarian wine tasting recommendations, she said she didn’t really know any in the city because “she doesn’t like wine herself and can’t understand why people like wine.” My mother and I didn’t appreciate this comment. Considering how expensive this tour was, I was a little disappointed.
Written June 8, 2022
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Aziz
Aix-en-Provence, France16 contributions
Aug 2022
This was one of the most awful and expensive tour we have ever been. The tour included lunch and this was the most terrible experience. We were given no choice and served with batter coated chicken with tired looking lettuce leaves and over-ripe tomato. The chicken had so much salt in it that it was was inedible. We have now been suffering from diarrhoea since the meal. The guide gave a good tour of Pest but the tour of Budapest was a joke. We were driven round the castle without a stop and we’re not shown any thing. Ticket to St Stephen’s Church was supposed to be provided and was not. The guide (Nora) seemed to be in a great hurry and deposited us for the river ride one hour before departure. I would advise anyone contemplating this tour to avoid it like a plague.
Written August 27, 2022
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SusanaShuttles
Dear Aziz, thank you for taking time to write your review about our private tour. We are deeply sorry that you did not find the tour in your favour, we did everything we could to fulfil your wishes. We have been working with Nora for many years, she has over 20 years of experience and you can read all of our positive reviews about her to see how satisfied are lot of our guests. The Tour is a private Tour, and we always make it the most flexible to make our customers happy. Due to the guests age and the weather, which was a very hot and humid summer day,the guide spent more walking time in the shadier, cooler city park in the Pest side. Furthermore as you mentioned you have already seen the castle area by the funicular in the Buda side the day before, therefore she wanted to show more interesting new sights in the Pest area. Instead of the Basilica she showed you the Vajdahunyad Castle and the newly opened House of Music as an extra stop. We have already been working with this famous traditional restaurant for several years and the food is always controlled and complies with the hygiene rules. We had more guests that day and nobody had a problem with the dishes. They provide excellent service for all of our guests. The guide took you to the cruise port 30 minutes before the cruise starts, which is the check in time always to get on board and take the best seats you prefer. We work hard to do our best for all of our clients, we do respect every wishes, we costumize our private tours accordingly. Altogether we think it is really unfair and misleading to rate our tour like this. We hope you enjoyed your holiday in Budapest, it was nice to meet you here. Regards, Susanna
Written August 30, 2022
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Shelly N
McKinney, TX57 contributions
Susan was our guide and since we had seen a few things on her planned itinerary, she didn’t miss a beat and immediately modified the schedule and even asked for our input. We were shown the city very well, she seemed to know a lot of the history and was kind and professional.
Written May 1, 2022
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Rolly T
Las Vegas, NV998 contributions
Amazing Service and Tour!!!!!

This is an overdue review. We took the tour the week of Christmas. We just want to personally thank Susanna who made this tour possible.

We had the worse travel inbound from Las Vegas to Budapest. What supposed to be a one layover 16 hour flight became a 36 hours nightmare ordeal. I had to cancel our initial tour when our flight was rerouted and changed. I texted Susanna who reached out to us at what’s up app when I initially booked them. Informed her that we likely will miss our tour and I cancelled it thru Viator but did inquire availability.

When our reroute flight arrived in Paris, Susanna texted me to just update her when we can reschedule. We were able to reschedule our tour for a later pick up as scheduled date.

Our tour guide- Kate was excellent. She had great English and knew her history. She showed us the major highlights we wanted to see. Also took us for an amazing late lunch to introduce us to Hungarian food.

The sunset boat ride was a perfect end to the tour.

Highly recommend this service and tour.
Written January 10, 2023
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Justin
Barcelona, Spain4 contributions
Dec 2022
Susanna was great . She’s traveled extensively throughout the world and has been a tour guide here in Budapest for 20 years and a total of 42 years . I would recommend her to everyone
Written December 8, 2022
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ron m
2 contributions
Nora was friendly, informative and adaptive. She knows Budapest and it's history. Tailored our tour to meet our needs. Definitely Recommend
Written September 28, 2022
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Dear Ron, Thank you so much for your wonderful words!! We really appreciate them! Enjoy our beautiful city and let us know if you visit again!
Written September 29, 2022
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