See the sights, 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, explains Budapest’s rich cultural history and reveals the city’s hidden gems.
Whether it is the magnificent Parliament Building, the leafy, 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 Tour of Budapest will show you all of the famous and unmissable 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, Portuguese (Brazilian) Czech, Romanian, Croatian, Dutch and Norwegian.
The Budapest Tour enables you to board and leave 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 depart regularly and tours last up to 90 minutes depending upon the time of year.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 3 & 18 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.
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.
To make it easier for you to choose, Big Bus Tours and ‘We Love Budapest’ (the city’s premier online guide), have compiled our top restaurant recommendations in this handy pocket-sized booklet which is free to all Big Bus customers.
See all the City Sights
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.
Take your time and explore some of the sights on foot, before getting back on board and continuing your Bus Tour of Budapest. Float gently down the Danube on your free river cruise and then explore some of the hidden parts of the city with one of our expert walking tour guides