See the sights and explore the city
The Big Bus sightseeing tour is the perfect introduction to one of the greatest cities in Europe.
The hop-on, hop-off tour showcases the most famous landmarks and explains Budapest’s rich cultural history and reveals the city’s hidden gems.
Whether it's the magnificent Parliament Building, the leafy and classical Andrassy Avenue or the old Castle District, Big Bus Tours’ fleet of open-top double-decker buses can show you the prime vantage points to view this stunning city.
So sit back, relax and enjoy Budapest.
Discover Budapest's Finest Sights
Your Big Bus sightseeing tour of Budapest will show you all of the famous and un-missable sights that this magnificent historic city has to offer.
From Fisherman's Bastion to Margaret Island, St Stephen's Basilica to Heroes Square and the splendour of the Hungarian Parliament building. You won't stop marvelling at the huge variety of landmarks and architectural wonders that are on display throughout the tour.
For more information on the places you will visit on the Big Bus Tour, checkout the Tour Highlights.
Big Bus Tours offers an entertaining and informative recorded commentary available in 23 languages. The commentary describes Budapest’s various historical landmarks and gives an overview of the city’s thrilling history.
Available languages are: Hungarian, English, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Polish, Swedish, Danish, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Greek, Turkish, Arabic, Hebrew, Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, Romanian, Croatian, Dutch and Norwegian.
The Big Bus sightseeing tour of Budapest enables you to hop-on and hop-off the buses at selected destinations all over the city.
The great benefit of the hop-on, hop-off facility is that it gives you total control of your day. You decide on the places that you want to visit and for how long you stay.
Whenever you are ready to re-join the tour, simply board the next bus at your nearest stop. You can use the buses as much as you wish while your ticket is valid.
Enjoy a Cruise Along the River Danube
The Danube has been the main thoroughfare of Budapest for centuries. Flowing between Pest and Buda, the river offers stunning views of the city. We are therefore delighted to include a cruise along the river as part of the Big Bus tour.
The river cruise takes you on a leisurely journey along the Danube providing views of Budapest’s Parliament Building, the National Theatre, the Chain Bridge and the Royal Palace.
Cruises are approximately 2 hours and offer 3 points where you have the option to hop-off and on the cruise. The river boats have toilet facilities on-board and refreshments are available for you to purchase. Please check the Tour Timetable for further information.
The Night Tour – Blue Route
Enjoy the city’s evening ambiance, and see Budapest’s famous buildings beautifully illuminated.
This 1 hour panoramic tour starts at stops 6 & 19 and departure times vary depending on the time of year, as we do our best to coincide the tour with dusk. To find out the exact times, please check the Tour Timetable.
The night tour operates on a first come, first served basis so try to arrive in good time to secure your seat.
Save 20% on the Twin-City ticket Budapest & Vienna
Experience Budapest and Vienna with the Twin-City ticket and save 20% on fixed date tickets when you book online.
Twin-City Ticket Budapest & Vienna includes:
• Day Tour - 48hr ticket for Budapest, including:
• Free River Cruise
• Free Night Tour
• Free 1 hour bike hire (with 3hr purchase)
• Free Gourmet Guide
• Day Tour - 24hr ticket for Vienna
There is no validity period for using your ticket; simply retain your Twin-City ticket to redeem in Vienna. Find out more about what you will see on your Big Bus tour of Vienna here.
Free Walking Tours and Gourmet Booklet with 48 hour tickets
With so much to see and do in Budapest, Big Bus Tours offers you a 48-hour ticket so that you will have plenty of time to enjoy the bus tour, walking tours and river cruise.
For centuries Hungary has been a melting pot for European and Eastern cooking influences and it is no surprise that Budapest is a foodie’s heaven.
There are hundreds of restaurants, cafes and night spots serving a wide variety of good quality dishes.
Float gently down the Danube on your free hop-on, hop-off river cruise and then explore some of the hidden parts of the city with one of our expert walking tour guides.
Free Walking Tours
Walks depart at 10:00 from Andrassy St. 3 - Big Bus Tours customer service centre, lasting approx. 1.5 hours.
Castle District Tour
Walks depart at 14:00 from Szentharomsag Square at the big monument in front of Matthias Church, lasting approx. 2.5 hours.
72 Hour Bus & Bath Combo Ticket
See more of Budapest and take your time to explore the many historical landmarks and famous attractions over 3 days.
Included in your ticket is a relaxing spa experience from a choice of Gellért, Lukács, Rudas or Széchenyi thermal baths with cabin usage included for adults.
You will also enjoy 1 hour round trip night tour where you can experience the city beautifully illuminated at dusk.
See Budapest from a different perspective as you gently sail along the Danube River. This 90 minute river cruise is also included in your 72 hour ticket.