Budapest City Tour Excursion Reviews

The largest city in Hungary, Budapest has a long running list of World Heritage Sites such as the banks of the Danube amnd the Buda Castle Quarter. On a tour, be sure to pay a visit to the Hungary Parliament Building.
Beautiful, interesting city with great food
Sail Date: August 2019
Beautiful, interesting city with great food
Beautiful, interesting city with great food Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: AmaWaterways
Morning guided tour to Gellert Hill, then coach drive to Heroes Square, quick walkabout there; ...
Sail Date: July 2019
Morning guided tour to Gellert Hill, then coach drive to Heroes Square, quick walkabout there; coach back through Pest and across Elisabeth Bridge up to Castle Hill. Guided walk up to and inside St. Matthias church. Left us 45 mins free ... Read More
Morning guided tour to Gellert Hill, then coach drive to Heroes Square, quick walkabout there; coach back through Pest and across Elisabeth Bridge up to Castle Hill. Guided walk up to and inside St. Matthias church. Left us 45 mins free time before we had to back at the coach. Not enough time to explore as much as we wanted. You need a full day in Budapest at least! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Emerald Waterways
Just two stops.
Sail Date: July 2019
Just two stops. Parliament was good. Top of Buda hill was nice. Luckily we arrived 2 days early in Budapest. If not, this tour would not give you a very good overview.
Just two stops. Parliament was good. Top of Buda hill was nice. Luckily we arrived 2 days early in Budapest. If not, this tour would not give you a very good overview. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
loads of info and great pacing
Sail Date: July 2019
loads of info and great pacing
loads of info and great pacing Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Scenic
There is so much to see in this two-sided cities.
Sail Date: July 2019
There is so much to see in this two-sided cities. The bus started on the modern Pest -we drove along the elegant Andrassy Avenue, the Champs-Elysee of Budapest, the Hungarian State Opera House, stop at HERO'S Square, a wide-open ... Read More
There is so much to see in this two-sided cities. The bus started on the modern Pest -we drove along the elegant Andrassy Avenue, the Champs-Elysee of Budapest, the Hungarian State Opera House, stop at HERO'S Square, a wide-open plaza of monuments and statues commemorating the Magyar state. On the Buda side of the city, there is the Castle District with its massive hilltop the castle complex, the turreted Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. From the top of Buda Hill, We had a fantastic view of the famous Chain Bridge, the first span to ever connect the two halves of the city in 1849. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
I would have liked to have some time to explore more on our own instead of the piano concert.
Sail Date: June 2019
I would have liked to have some time to explore more on our own instead of the piano concert. The guy was great but it was the one city where we didn't really get to shop or hit a cafe on our own.
I would have liked to have some time to explore more on our own instead of the piano concert. The guy was great but it was the one city where we didn't really get to shop or hit a cafe on our own. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Scenic
We had the misfortune of having a guide who must have been having a bad day.
Sail Date: June 2019
We had the misfortune of having a guide who must have been having a bad day. Almost kept us from doing any more city tours. Focus was on showing us where bathrooms were, and very little history or information given - in fact, guide from ... Read More
We had the misfortune of having a guide who must have been having a bad day. Almost kept us from doing any more city tours. Focus was on showing us where bathrooms were, and very little history or information given - in fact, guide from airport to hotel gave us much more information Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Avalon Waterways
Got an overview of the city beyond the hotel area we'd seen pre-cruise.
Sail Date: May 2019
Got an overview of the city beyond the hotel area we'd seen pre-cruise.
Got an overview of the city beyond the hotel area we'd seen pre-cruise. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
This was our least favorite tour because it overlapped with sights we had already seen and didn't ...
Sail Date: April 2019
This was our least favorite tour because it overlapped with sights we had already seen and didn't spend much time at the places we hadn't. But it was easy to peel off on our own and rejoin at the designated time.
This was our least favorite tour because it overlapped with sights we had already seen and didn't spend much time at the places we hadn't. But it was easy to peel off on our own and rejoin at the designated time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: AmaWaterways
Was so happy to be in budapest.
Sail Date: April 2019
Was so happy to be in budapest. my grandmother was from hungary so it was special for me. what a great tour, great city, safe, walkable, great food. loved the market hall, castle district. Guide was great
Was so happy to be in budapest. my grandmother was from hungary so it was special for me. what a great tour, great city, safe, walkable, great food. loved the market hall, castle district. Guide was great Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: AmaWaterways
A very different architectural style and very beautiful - in fact much better than we expected.
Sail Date: March 2019
A very different architectural style and very beautiful - in fact much better than we expected. We have some very beautiful photos ( of course, we have beautiful photos from every stop) that we will be able to look back on and relive as ... Read More
A very different architectural style and very beautiful - in fact much better than we expected. We have some very beautiful photos ( of course, we have beautiful photos from every stop) that we will be able to look back on and relive as time passes. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Scenic
wished we could have spent more time in Budapest, a truly diverse and interesting city to visit.
Sail Date: November 2018
wished we could have spent more time in Budapest, a truly diverse and interesting city to visit.
wished we could have spent more time in Budapest, a truly diverse and interesting city to visit. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Again, the ship never made it to Budapest.
Sail Date: October 2018
Again, the ship never made it to Budapest. There were bus trips available, but very long, so we stayed in Vienna. Once the cruise was over, we spent a couple of extra days and had a fantastic time, even though it was paid "out of
Again, the ship never made it to Budapest. There were bus trips available, but very long, so we stayed in Vienna. Once the cruise was over, we spent a couple of extra days and had a fantastic time, even though it was paid "out of pocket." Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: AmaWaterways
we had to bus to Budapest because the vessel had to dock 1 hour from Budapest.
Sail Date: September 2018
we had to bus to Budapest because the vessel had to dock 1 hour from Budapest. The tour consisted of a drive around the Pest section and a stop on the Buda side at the Matthias Church. what a waste. We sat in the church for 30 minutes ... Read More
we had to bus to Budapest because the vessel had to dock 1 hour from Budapest. The tour consisted of a drive around the Pest section and a stop on the Buda side at the Matthias Church. what a waste. We sat in the church for 30 minutes listening to our guide. You really did not get a taste of Budapest. Then back on to the bus. Because of water conditions, that was the only opportunity for any to see Budapest. You could staty in the city (we did) for you our wandering around, Some lost that chance because they had to leave the ship early to move to a hotel for flight connections the next day.Fortunately, we had made plans for an extended stay so we got to see Budapest properly Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
The city tour just touched the surface of this big, beautiful city but it gave a good taste.
Sail Date: September 2018
The city tour just touched the surface of this big, beautiful city but it gave a good taste. We booked an extra night ourselves so we could explore more on our own.
The city tour just touched the surface of this big, beautiful city but it gave a good taste. We booked an extra night ourselves so we could explore more on our own. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
We saw the highlights of the city but never got off the bus.
Sail Date: September 2018
We saw the highlights of the city but never got off the bus. It would have been nice to stop in the large square with the Heroes statues to take some pictures.
We saw the highlights of the city but never got off the bus. It would have been nice to stop in the large square with the Heroes statues to take some pictures. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Would have loved to have had a bit more time to explore on our own but made the best use of the ...
Sail Date: August 2018
Would have loved to have had a bit more time to explore on our own but made the best use of the half hour of free time allotted. Beautiful city as it was the end of our cruise and we were staying an additional night we weren't ... Read More
Would have loved to have had a bit more time to explore on our own but made the best use of the half hour of free time allotted. Beautiful city as it was the end of our cruise and we were staying an additional night we weren't fretting as had planned to do further touring the next day. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Scenic
We were bussed into Budapest.
Sail Date: August 2018
We were bussed into Budapest. So part of the tour was by bus, and part was walking. We abandoned the walking tour and went off on our own. Very hot, very crowded, as it was their "independence day" celebration. We were so late ... Read More
We were bussed into Budapest. So part of the tour was by bus, and part was walking. We abandoned the walking tour and went off on our own. Very hot, very crowded, as it was their "independence day" celebration. We were so late getting in to the city by bus, and docked so far away that we didn't see much of it. But we did enjoy cocktails and appetizers at the Four Seasons. Spectacular! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Bus and walking tour.
Sail Date: August 2018
Bus and walking tour. It was all I saw on the Viking Cruise as our hotel was too far from tourist area to go back to
Bus and walking tour. It was all I saw on the Viking Cruise as our hotel was too far from tourist area to go back to Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
There is so much to see in Budapest, and the tour covered a lot of ground.
Sail Date: August 2018
There is so much to see in Budapest, and the tour covered a lot of ground. We loved learning about the history, people and politics of the region. But some people found it too long in the heat. Just be aware that you will need lots of ... Read More
There is so much to see in Budapest, and the tour covered a lot of ground. We loved learning about the history, people and politics of the region. But some people found it too long in the heat. Just be aware that you will need lots of water and bring some snacks since you may get hungry along the way. It's a beautiful city and you will want to experience as much of it as you can. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: AmaWaterways
The tour guide did a good job, given the short time available.
Sail Date: August 2018
The tour guide did a good job, given the short time available. He also gave us useful recommendations for other activities in Budapest.
The tour guide did a good job, given the short time available. He also gave us useful recommendations for other activities in Budapest. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: AmaWaterways
The guide was very informative and provided enough infrmation that you could determine what areas ...
Sail Date: July 2018
The guide was very informative and provided enough infrmation that you could determine what areas of the city you wanted to spend more time in with your free time.
The guide was very informative and provided enough infrmation that you could determine what areas of the city you wanted to spend more time in with your free time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Scenic
Budapest was beautiful.
Sail Date: July 2018
Budapest was beautiful. The city tour was the best way to see as much as possible within the time we had. Highly recommended. But I wish I would have opted for the Jewish tour.
Budapest was beautiful. The city tour was the best way to see as much as possible within the time we had. Highly recommended. But I wish I would have opted for the Jewish tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
highlighted the city well, would have liked to stop for more pictures
Sail Date: July 2018
highlighted the city well, would have liked to stop for more pictures
highlighted the city well, would have liked to stop for more pictures Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Avalon Waterways
We did the panoramic tour because we wanted to see more of the city.
Sail Date: July 2018
We did the panoramic tour because we wanted to see more of the city. We were able to see modern Pest and the Castle district in Buda. We did not do an extension on this end of the cruise, but we would have enjoyed spending more time there. ... Read More
We did the panoramic tour because we wanted to see more of the city. We were able to see modern Pest and the Castle district in Buda. We did not do an extension on this end of the cruise, but we would have enjoyed spending more time there. Highly recommend having a lunch or snack at Ramazuri Bistronomy in the Castle district. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises