Private Day Trip to Budapest from Vienna

(20 Reviews)
Duration:   12h 00 min

Overview

The Hungarian capital stands for Gipsy music, the typical Gulyas stew, and amazing architecture from the turn of the centuries. While Buda was the seat of the Hungarian kings for ages, Pest's heyday was the fin-de-siècle, when Hungary celebrated its first millennium. Join us for a day trip and see for yourself!

With a friendly English-speaking Driver you depart from your hotel in Vienna in a comfortable minivan. Heading east you cross the Hungarian border and drive through the Hungarian lowlands to Budapest.

Upon arrival you will be joined by a local expert guide for a comprehensive private city tour in English covering the city's most beautiful sights. By car you reach the top of the Gellert hill: towering over the Danube it offers unparalleled postcard views! Then you visit Buda's medieval castle district. Here you see Trinity Square with the gothic Matyas church and the famous Fisherman’s Bastion as well as the massive Buda Castle. The actual castle is a replication from the time of communism but it’s predecessors date as far back as the 13th century!

Crossing the famous chain bridge, Budapest's emblem, you reach Pest where you first pay a visit to the sumptuous St. Stephen's Basilica. Named after the patron saint of Hungary it accommodates the country's most important Christian reliquary: King Stephen's right hand! In Pest you also see the beautiful parliament, the Heroe's Square, the elegant Andrassy Avenue with the opera house and the lively Vaci Street street in the city center. After the city tour treat yourself to a delicious Hungarian meal (not included) in one of the city's many great restaurants.

Spend the afternoon at leisure in Pest's lively center for shopping or to further explore the city. Or bring your bathing suit and soak away the afternoon in Budapest's famous Gellert Bath (optional). In the late afternoon meet your driver for the return trip to Vienna.

If you plan to stay in Budapest overnight you can use this tour one-way. Transfer hassle-free from your hotel In Vienna to your hotel in Budapest (door-to-door service).

Enjoy the exclusive service and personal atmosphere of a private tour: Your knowledgeable guide is ready to respond to (almost) your every request and requirement. Decide for yourself what you want to see and how much time to spend at each location. Lots of photo opportunities!

VEHICLE OPTIONS & PRICES

  • Minivan - seats 4-5 people comfortably
    • Mercedes Vito, Volkswagen Caravelle
    • Price: € 940
  • Deluxe Van - seats 6-8 people comfortably
    • Mercedes Sprinter
    • Price: € 1140

INCLUSIONS

  • Hotel Pick-Up in Vienna
  • Transfer to Budapest in chosen vehicle
  • Accompaniment by friendly English-speaking driver
  • 3h Highlight City Tour of Budapest with a local expert guide
  • Return to Vienna and Hotel Drop-Off

EXCLUSIONS

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • If you need to cancel your tour, refunds will be provided based on the following timeline:
    • Cancellation at least 10 days before tour date: 85% of the total price
    • Cancellation between 3 and 9 days before tour date: 50% of the total price
    • Cancellation within 2 days before tour date or no-show: no restitution
Tour Itinerary

Itinerary

Hotel Pick-up
7:30am
Tour start - Travel across Lower Austria, past Györ to Budapest
9:00am
Stop for coffee and cake (at own expense) - ca. 30 minutes
10:30am
City Tour of Budapest with local expert guide - ca. 3 hours
1:30pm
Free time in Pest for lunch & shopping - ca. 3 hours
4:30pm
Departure for Vienna (short stop on the way back)
ca. 7:30pm
Arrival in Vienna
Hotel Drop-off
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Reviews (20)

SS62019
Reviewed October 29, 2019
Private tour to Budapest
We had a great time on our private tour to Budapest. This was a family trip (all adults), it was the first time our father travelled to Europe and this tour did not disappoint. Our driver Markus was on time picking us up from our hotel. He was very friendly. The van was very comfortable (it even had iPads on the back of the seats), we have wifi service, Markus offered us water for the ride and pointed out interesting facts during our ride from Vienna to Budapest. When we arrived to Budapest we met up with Anita our Budapest tour guide. Anita, was friendly, professional and knowledgeable. The way she explained details was not only easy to understand but enjoyable. Both Markus and Anita showed personal interest about us and made our day great!. The tour was at a comfortable pace, it did not feel rush and you are practically driven all over the most important parts in Budapest. There is also time to explore the cites walking. At the end of Anita's guided tour there was plenty of time to have lunch and some shopping. We had a great time with Anita! On our drive back to Vienna, again Markus was very pleasant and once we got to our hotel in Vienna, he even offered to drive us somewhere in the city if we need it to. However, we were already kind of tired by this time :-) but it was very much appreciated. I usually don't have high expectations on anything I book because I would rather be pleasantly surprised than being disappointed, but in this case we all were pleasantly surprised with the way we were treated in a friendly and professional manner and that the tour was so interesting and we learned so much that we want to go back! Perhaps a day tour to Salzburg! :-) Thank you A la Carte for organizing tours like this and thank you to Markus and Anita for a great time!.

Date of the tour October, 2019
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gewilliams
Reviewed July 08, 2019
Trip to Budapest
We had a memorable trip to Budapest this summer 2019. Our van came on time. The driver and the guide were very courteous, informative, and very accommodating.When we got to Budapest the local guide took over. She was very informative too, just a bit hurried because the walking tour was under time constraint. It was a good thing we were wearing comfortable walking shoes and we had water because it was very hot that day. The best part of our tour was when Markus our guide took us as close to the Parliament Building as possible. Without doing this, we would not have seen the Parliament building up close and we would have missed the Danube promenade commemorating the shooting of the Jews by the Cross Nazis while they were made to leave their shoes by the bank of the Danube river before they fell into the water. You can see the steel replica of the shoes glued onto the pavement. It was a really great trip.

Date of the tour June, 2019
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Joseph G
Reviewed April 22, 2019
Excellent tours! Highly recommended!
Ulrich and his team did a terrific job and we highly recommend them. This was our first trip to Vienna and we ended up booking Vienna a la Carte for three different tours including a fantastic day long trip to Budapest. Ulrich and his guides are very knowledgable and we would definitely book them again on our next trip to Vienna. Joseph and Lauren G.

Date of the tour April, 2012
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