Day Trips in Budapest

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Day Trips from Budapest

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6 hours
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6+ hours
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  • Grumpy Old Traveler
    4 contributions
    This is a great, professional day-trip tour of Budapest.

    We were staying in Vienna and looking for a guided tour of Budapest, rather than going there on our own. Budapest is only a 2 hour drive from Vienna. Even though Hungary and Austria are both in the Schengen Area, Austria randomly checks passports at the border, so thats why you need your passport.

    Peter, who is one of the owners of White Alligator, was both driver and guide on our tour. He grew up in Budapest but lives in Vienna, so he knows the City really well. He showed up at our hotel on time, conducted the tour in a friendly but organized way, and brought us back to our hotel on time. The group is small as the van only holds maybe 8. There were 6 on our tour. The only minor issue for us was a little too much free time in mid-afternoon. We had lunch, so it was fine, but we would have preferred a 'continuous' tour.

    Glad to see that White Alligator is now getting credit for the tour. When we searched for this day trip it was advertised as a Viator tour, which is a big international tour operator owned by TripAdvisor. We learned later that White Alligator actually operated the tour - which was a good thing. Don't worry if the concierge in your hotel hasn't heard of them. In Vienna it seems the concierges must have an 'arrangement' with particular tour operators, and won't refer anyone else. Haven't had that issue in other cities.
    Written November 14, 2022
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  • N.A.
    2 contributions
    We had a great ride with Suzanne. Very comfortable ride and nice tour of Bratislava, and mini tour of Vienna. Would highly recommend.
    Written November 25, 2022
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  • Brenda B
    3 contributions
    What a fantastic day with our guide Nora! She was very informative, funny and friendly. This was a perfect way to see one part of the Hungarian countryside, Visegrad Castle and Szentendre artist village. We were also very lucky with the weather, we made marvelous pictures from the castle. The lunch was great with the wine tasting in the cellar.
    Written November 2, 2022
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  • barbara d
    1 contribution
    We had a lovely day in Vienna with our guide, Attila. We did most of the sightseeing points all around Vienna. Attila knows a lot about its history, he was knowledgeable and flexible to add any extra stops we asked for. The lunch was perfect, we had so much fun!
    Written September 17, 2022
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  • Carolina F
    1 contribution
    You should stay at least two days in Budapest. Ideally more but this is a good option if you have little time. Gabriel(guide) took us to the highlights of the city at our own pace, yet he timed the agenda perfectly. You visit the ideal amount of time each spot. Gabriel would take us in and out of the main attractions while explaining what was interesting, the history behind this city (WOW!), and unknown trivia about whatever we were visiting. It was awesome because it was a tour for us two personally. We had Gabriel's attention 100% on us.

    We are quite thankful for Gabriel's time showing us around beautiful Budapest.

    Obviously we want to thank Peter, the best chauffeur (driver) one could ask for. Peter was exactly on-time to pick us up at our hotel, and he drove perfectly the entire trip back and forth. Car was spotlessly clean and in perfect mechanical condition. Quite thankful for Peter's professionalism.
    Written April 18, 2019
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  • Mr.aRf
    Turku, Finland112 contributions
    We had lake Balaton tour on 28th May, 2022. We were traveling with a kid. The communication was always good with our guide Attila. The weather forecast was not so good and Attila informed us beforehand. He tried his best to make it enjoyable. Finally, the weather was not that bad. It was slightly raining in the beginning. But lake Balaton is a real natural gem. It's really big. Attila took us to an aquarium. We had ice cream together. Our lunch at restaurant Echo was great. We learned a lot of historical background of Balaton and the cathedral. We really enjoyed his company and the tour. It could have been even better in the weather was bit more sunny but we don't control that one. Best wishes for Attila.
    Written July 13, 2022
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  • Kazan60
    Sydney, Australia2 contributions
    We had a great day with Norbert, our very informative and attentive guide.
    We navigated the transport system and visited lots of interesting sites in Budapest. It was a very hot day but this didn't stop us from walking across Budapest, using public transport along the way.

    The history of Hungary was brought to life for us over the course of the day interlaced with discussions about university, Budapest social life, education in Hungary and family life.

    Norbert was happy to answer our many questions and provided us with information about other activities in Budapest for us to enjoy on other days.
    Highly recommend this tour and our guide.
    Written August 20, 2022
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  • caroevafab
    ARRAS20 contributions
    It was a wonderful day with Christine our guide and Norbert our driver. Both of them are so kind, helpful and very professional. We learnt so many things and it is really a must do when you are in Hungary
    Written February 8, 2022
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  • Nasia
    1 contribution
    Great experience! The schedule has been adapted on our preferences. Our guide, Susan, was really friendly and made history come alive with all the stories and details she told us. This tour was the highlight of our trip to Budapest.
    Highly recommend!
    Written February 15, 2022
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  • Terdiwi
    1 contribution
    We had a great tour with our English speaking guide. I was with my friend back there and we had fun while learning about Hungary !
    Written February 10, 2020
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  • Angela Shuo L
    16 contributions
    It was excellent experience; the driver/tour guide is very professional, well manner and knowledgeable!

    The itinerary of the day trip was very well planned and organized, I have seen a lot, definitely more than if I go by myself. Tour guide also told me many interesting background of places we visited, and answered any question I have.
    Written September 26, 2022
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  • Garrett C
    Rio Rancho, New Mexico, USA32 contributions
    We were a group of 6 (4 adults, 2 kids) and spent a wonderful day with Fanni. Her knowledge of the culture and city is unmatched! She was excellent with our two children (ages 5 & 8) and even gave my youngest a piggy back ride towards the end of the day. The booking process was easy and communication via email was prompt. Highly recommend!
    Written November 27, 2022
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