- On 18.02.2018
- In Tips for travellers
Ways to discover Budapest
This post is for those visiting Hungarian capital to explore its hidden beauties.. Apparently Segway tour is not the only way to see Buda and Pest. We will point out pros and cons of main sightseeing means in the city.
Hop On Hop Off Bus
There are three companies operating this sightseeing bus system Big Bus, Sightseeing Co and Original Hop on Hop off. Whichever company you choose the offered product stays pretty much the same.
Great territory coverage, flexible schedule and audio guide explanation in the most of world’s languages may be marked in favor of doing a bus tour. On the other hand audio guide doesn’t provide personal experience leaving dozens of questions unanswered and even thought pre-made routes cover major Budapest sights you are still pretty much limited in your options.
Tip: Good to be used instead of public transport. Along with most important tourist sights hop on hop off buses cover most of the city’s central parts so can be convenient to go shopping, to the hotel or railway station.
You can choose from great variety of walking tours in Budapest. From food tasting and city sightseeing up to ghost and legends tours there are plenty of different options to choose. Live-guided tours go much deeper in details and bring interpersonal experience but take more time and effort.
Tip: Free Budapest walking Tour Company has 3 great tours to offer at no charge. Budapest walk that takes you to the main sights, Jewish district tour to the last European Jewish ghetto and Communist walk revealing life behind the Iron curtain.
Danube boats cruise
The last but not least are river trips on Danube. One can choose from various options. Diner cruise with live music is great option to consider. Silverline company has some awesome day and night cruises to offer.
The cheapest way to see Budapest from boat is to use city public transport. Ticket costs only 800 HUF and there are two Danube routes BKK (Budapest public transportation) has to offer.
Tip: To experience both bus and boat take a trip with River-ride Company. Their amphibian type bus will switch from roads to the river like there is no difference!