Budapest - Best Tours & Trips 2019
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Relaxed A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full on For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
Mixed You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.
Group Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ship Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Private Guided Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Self Guided / Independent Tour A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.
Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Price Per Day
Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.
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Good for Singles Trips that specifically cater to travelers looking to meet other singles.
No Single Supplement Trips where single supplement is usually not required for solo travelers.
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Continents & Regions
- Visit the concentration camp at Auschwitz, now a museum honoring the victims of the Holocaust
- See the 13th century Matthias Coronation Church and the Citadel on Mount Gellert.
- See historical sights including the Monument of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
- Voyage to the charming artist’s town of Szentendre
- Enjoy a panoramic tour taking you along the Ring Boulevard, past Emperor Franz Josef’s Hofburg Palace and the ornate State Opera to a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the Cathedral of St. Stephen’s
- Visit the quaint towns of Duernstein and Telc en route to Prague
- See the 14th-century Charles Bridge and explore the charming Old Town in Prague
- Helsinki Tour
- Danube Bend
- Hofburg Palace (Vienna)
- St. Martin’s Cathedral (Bratislava)
- Matthias Coronation Church (Budapest)
- Gypsy Concert (On Board – Budapest)
- Old Town with Concert (Osijek)
- Petrovaradin Fortress (Novi Sad)
- Kalemegdan Fortress (Belgrade)
- Iron Gates Gorge
- Baba Vida Fortress (Vidin)
- Palace of Parliament (Bucharest)
- Optional Dracula’s Castle Extension
- Discover Budapest
- Enjoy Danube cruise
- Experience the wine tasting at House of Hungarian Wines
- Explore and admire the collections of Budapest’s many museums
- Discover Italy
- Florence, we head straight to Piazzale Michelangelo, an impressive site in the city
- City tour of Rome
- See the he Vatican City is a principal centre of Christianity in the world
- Visit and admission to the St Mark´s Basilica, admire the technique of crafting Murano Glass
- See the Innsbruck, time to stroll in the historic centre
- City tour in: Vienna, Budapest, Prague
- Boat: Danube River in Budapest, Vltava River in Prague
- Discover Austria and its exciting attractions
- Explore Frankfurt the historic center
- Explore Bratislava
- Enjoy riding along the Danube Bike Path
- Discover the Old City in Passau
- Visit 'Donau Auen' National Park
- Enjoy a casual bike tour of the main sights and explore Budapest
- Visit Munich, the capital of the state of Bavaria
- Explore Salzburg, birthplace of the famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- Discover the musical city of Vienna; home to many famous composers
- Admire the incredible architecture and experience a warm welcome in Budapest
- Get to know the captivating history of Bratislava, capital of Slovakia
- Appreciate the architectural diversity in Prague
- Step back in time as you visit Budapest's picturesque Castle District.
- Enjoy your included city tour and learn all about the city's fascinating history!
- Soak your stresses away in a steamy thermal bath.
- Cruise down the Danube River and see the city from a brand new perspective.
- Cross the famous 19th-century Chain Bridge from Buda into Pest!
- Cycle along the scenic paths of the Danube River Valley for an immersion into the cultures of Austria, Slovakia and Hungary
- Discover the ancient history of Arabian horse breeding during a visit to an equestrian museum and stud farm
- With a local historian, embark on a walking field trip of the Old Town Bratislava to learn about its history and landmarks
- 7-night river cruise
- exclusive Imperial Evening palace event in Vienna
- visit to Vienna Prater
- bicycle ride along the Danube
- castle games in Slovakia
- lessons in making strüdel & marzipan
- magical Hellbrunn Castle & 'Sound of Music' sightseeing in Salzburg
- Experience the cultures of Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary and Poland.
- Take a poignant journey through history at the camps of Auschwitz.
- Local experts provide informative guided tours of Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Krakow and Warsaw.
- The fairy-tale city of Prague reveals the remarkable Hradcany Castle.
- Come to know Vienna and its lavish Schonbrunn Palace.
- You’ll also see the 13th century Matthias Coronation Church (Budapest) and the Citadel on Mount Gellert
- Enjoy the scenic Danube Bend
- See the beautiful Cathedral of St. Stephen’s (Vienna)
- See the 14th-century Charles Bridge
- Explore Helsinki Tour
- Enjoy unlimited wine and beer with every dinner onboard your cruise ship.
- Attend the Captain's Gala Dinner.
- Visit King Ludwig II's ornate Linderhof Palace.
- Take a walking tour of Passau, a 2,000-year-old fairy-tale city.
- Board a cruise to view Budapest’s stunning night skyline.
- Discover Slovakia’s remarkable capital, Bratislava.
- Take a city tour of Munich, featuring the world-famous Glockenspiel.
- Explore Regensburg, home of the first stone bridge built over the Danube.
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Top Budapest Experiences
Climbing Gellert Hill for beautiful views of the city and enormous parliament building
Exploring the enormous Grand Market Hall and purchasing handmade goods
Grabbing a drink at one of the many “ruin bars”
Visiting the macabre Terror Museum
Walking across the main bridges for unique views of the Danube
Enjoying local Hungarian food, in particular goulash and paprika chicken
Learning about the salon culture of Budapest, which was very similar to Paris at the turn of the century
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Budapest Tours and Travel Guide
Budapest Attractions & Landmarks GuideEnchanting Budapest is a city of beautiful bridges, lively nightlife, fascinating art, and history. Sharing many similarities with Paris, from city design to turn of the century salon culture, Budapest's modern history is just as captivating as her ancient roots. Something of a gateway between east and west, exploring Budapest reveals new discoveries with each visit.
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