Private Day Trip to Budapest from Vienna

(21 Reviews)
Duration:   12h 00 min


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 private day trip and see for yourself!

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

Upon arrival your guide will take you on a 3-hour private city tour covering the city's most beautiful sights. First, you'll explore Buda's medieval castle district on foot. 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 Danube River by car you reach Pest, also named Paris-of-the east, where you'll see Hungary's beautiful parliament, Heroe's Square, elegant Andrassy Avenue, Budapest's Opera House and lively Vaci Street street in the city center. After the city tour treat yourself to a delicious Hungarian meal in one of Pest's 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. In the late afternoon meet up with your guide for the return trip to Vienna.

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!


  • Start time 7:30am
  • Duration 12 hours


  • Hotel Pick-Up in Vienna
  • Professional guide
  • Roundtrip transportation in private vehicle
  • 3h Highlight City Tour of Budapest
  • Hotel Drop-Off


  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities


  • You can cancel your tour up to 24 hours before tour start free of charge. No refunds for later cancellations or no-shows.
Tour Itinerary


Hotel Pick-up
Tour start - Travel across Lower Austria, past Györ to Budapest
Stop for coffee and cake (at own expense) - ca. 30 minutes
City Tour of Budapest with local expert guide - ca. 3 hours
Free time in Pest for lunch & shopping - ca. 3 hours
Departure for Vienna (short stop on the way back)
ca. 7:30pm
Arrival in Vienna
Hotel Drop-off
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Reviews (21)

Reviewed October 17, 2022
Our day in Budapest
Our trip was wonderful and so easy. Josef was a fantastic driver and Nora was a great guide. It was a picture perfect day.

Date of the tour October, 2022
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
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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