Hop On Hop Off 48 Hour Extravaganza

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Enjoy the perfect introduction to Budapest on this hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. Visit the destinations you want to see with flexibility and ease.

Hop On Hop Off 48 Hour Extravaganza

Get aboard this Big Bus Tours sightseeing extravaganza. The perfect introduction to Budapest, this hop-on hop-off tour provides air conditioning or heat (depending on the season), showcases the most famous landmarks, and explains Budapest's rich cultural history. Discover the city's hidden gems and highlights, joining or departing the tour at any of the stops.

Hop on for panoramic views of spectacular Heroes' Square, elegant Andrassy Avenue, and the magnificent Parliament building. Hop off to explore Margaret Island, the old Castle District, and discover Budapest's hidden gems. Your destination is up to you on this flexible and fun Budapest tour.

Your ticket includes a free night tour, a hop-on hop-off river cruise, and two walking tours - one for each side of the city. The night tour offers the chance to sit back, relax, and enjoy the city's charming evening ambiance. The river cruise takes you on a leisurely journey along the Danube, providing views of Budapest's Parliament Building, Fisherman's Bastion, National Theatre, Chain Bridge, and the Royal Palace. The walking tours allow guests to discover the historic buildings downtown and the castle district.

Book this hop-on hop-off Budapest tour for a comprehensive excursion.

Please Note: There are 2 bus routes which operate with varying frequencies, and a scenic night tour. The Red Route runs every 15 to 20 minutes and it takes approximately 1 hour and 37 minutes to complete the route without getting off. The Blue Route runs every 30 minutes and it takes approximately 30 minutes to complete the route without getting off. The night tour is not a hop-on, hop-off tour. It departs once a night and takes approximately 1 hour to complete. The tours are narrated in English, Hungarian, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Polish, Swedish, Danish, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Greek, Turkish, Arabic, Hebrew, Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, Romanian, Croatian, Dutch, and Norwegian. First and last tour times will be detailed in your electronic ticket.

The Red Route includes the following stops:

  • Heroes' Square
  • Keleti Railway Station
  • Hotel Hungaria
  • New York Cafe
  • Astoria
  • Vaci Street
  • Castle Garden
  • Castle/Funicular
  • Batthany Square
  • Margaret Island
  • Nyugati Railway Station
  • Parliament
  • Basilica
  • Chain Bridge
  • River Cruise/ Dock 11n
  • Great Market Hall
  • National Museum
  • Kiraly Street
  • Adrassy Avenue
  • Opera
  • Octagon
  • Heroes' Square

The Blue Route includes the following stops:

  • Castle Garden
  • Citadel
  • Castle Garden
To see a map of the stops that are included in this tour, please CLICK HERE.
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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.

We are experts in providing exceptional shore excursions. We understand that in today's fast paced world, vacations have become an increasingly important way to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and experience new and interesting places. With this in mind, we provide the highest quality tours by performing extensive research, and detailed reviews. While other companies also offer excursions, we strongly believe our expertise and approach set us apart. The large cruise lines sell shore excursions - typically in very large groups visiting high traffic sites. We focus on smaller groups visiting more interesting and authentic locations using more personalized local operators. While the cruise lines are experts in delivering cruises, we are experts in delivering shore excursions.

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Michael Bonner
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.
Starting At
$55.00 USD
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, Scenic
Tour Duration
2.5 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
Numerous bus stops throughout Budapest. An approximately 5 to 10 minute walk is required to reach your departure location, depending on where you are docked.
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing comfortable seasonal clothing, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.
Participants must be able to get in and out of the vehicle. This tour can accommodate guests with folding wheelchairs, provided that they are accompanied by a companion for assistance.