Budapest Sightseeing Tour by Land and Water

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in Budapest
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Tour description

Take an unforgettable trip around Budapest, seeing the best sights from both land and water, on this comprehensive 1 hour 30 - 40 minute tour aboard an amphibious coach. Marvel at Budapest's top attractions from your comfortable seat as your guide informs you about the Hungarian capital, including the State Opera House, Royal Palace, the Citadel and more. When your floating bus splashes down into the Danube, you’ll capture the magic with more amazing views of the picturesque city from the river!

You don’t have to choose between touring the beautiful city on four wheels or taking in the sights from the deck of a pleasure boat! After meeting your guide in central Budapest, you’ll do both on board your comfortable amphibious coach. Heading down the busy streets of the capital, your coach will take you past all its highlights. See the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the first example of Neo-Renaissance architecture in Budapest, completed in 1865. Then, go by the Hungarian Parliament building, seat of the National Assembly and the largest Parliament building in Europe. Admire the exterior limestone ornaments as your guide describes the Gothic Revival style. When you've covered a lot of ground, join the excited gasps of your fellow travellers as your bus turns into a boat and you splash into the lapping water of the Danube River, admiring gorgeous riverside views before heading back to shore. Throughout your tour, you'll see the following landmarks:

St Stephen’s Basilica – the largest church of Budapest

The Great Synagogue on Dohány Street, Europe’s largest synagogue

Hungarian State Opera House

Heroes’ Square, the most impressive square of Budapest where the Millennium Monument stands

Széchenyi Chain Bridge (Lánchíd) – the first permanent bridge over the Danube between Buda and Pest

The Royal Palace

Budapest Parliament

The Citadel, built as a military fortress on the highest point of the city center – Gellert Hill

What's included

  • Live commentary in German and English on board plus audio set for Hungarian, Italian, Russian, Spanish and French

What's not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks


  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Led by a local guide