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Chain Bridge (Széchenyi Lanchid) Tours and Activities

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Budapest’s Chain Bridge (Széchenyi Lanchid) was the city’s first – and is still its most famous – crossing of the Danube, connecting Baroque Buda on the western river bank with the wide boulevards of Pest on the east. Opened in 1849, the bridge is 375 meters long and 16 meters wide; it is made of made of stone slabs and suspended in place by two massive linked iron chains. Originally a toll bridge, it was designed by English engineer Alan Clark, who also had a hand in Hammersmith Bridge across the River Thames in London. The stone lions guarding both ends of the Chain Bridge were carved by János Marschalkó and added in 1852.

From the Buda side of the Chain Bridge a road tunnel leads northwards underneath Castle Hill; as the bridge united the east and west sides of the city it was indirectly responsible for Budapest’s rapid flowering as a major metropolis in the late 19th century. Continuing to play a large part in the city’s history, the bridge was blown up by the Nazis in World War II to halt the progress of Russian troops across the Danube. It was one of the first structures in Budapest to be rebuilt after the war and today it remains a potent symbol of the city and Hungary’s independence; the bridge was the scene of fierce demonstrations during the 1989 protests against Communist occupation. Walking across it at night gives views of Buda Castle and Parliament House gloriously floodlit across the river.

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Candlelit Dinner Cruise by Legenda City Cruises, Budapest

Candlelit Dinner Cruise by Legenda City Cruises, Budapest

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Experience the romance of the Danube River by night on this candlelight dinner cruise. Cruise past the city's many beautiful illuminated sites as you dine on a 4-course dinner, passing by the Chain Bridge, the Elisabeth Bridge, and the Hungarian Parliament along the way. Local musicians are also on board to add zest to the experience by performing live Hungarian music.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$87.40
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$87.40
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Budapest Danube River Evening Sightseeing Cruise by Legenda City Cruises

Budapest Danube River Evening Sightseeing Cruise by Legenda City Cruises

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View Budapest’s floodlit landmarks by boat on a Danube River evening cruise. Settle on the glass-enclosed vessel, and admire the cityscapes as you cruise by the UNESCO-listed riverbanks, glass in hand. Admire the Hungarian Parliament and Buda Castle district twinkling with lights, and sail under the illuminated Chain Bridge and other bridges. Your choice of Champagne, wine, beer, soda, or mineral water, Wi-Fi, and onboard film and commentary included.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$23.04
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$23.04
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All-Day (7 hours) PRIVATE City Tour of Budapest With Lunch And Cruise

All-Day (7 hours) PRIVATE City Tour of Budapest With Lunch And Cruise

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Discover the best of Budapest with this full-day private tour. Spend the first part of the day exploring the city by private transport and visiting sites such as City Park, St. Stephen’s Basilica,  Parliament, and the Castle area. After hours of exploring, enjoy a 3-course meal at a local restaurant before hopping aboard a 2-hour cruise along the Danube with a stop at Margaret Island.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$106.59
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$106.59
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Budapest Bike Tour

Budapest Bike Tour

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Saddle up for a comprehensive 3-hour tour of Budapest by bike. You’ll hit the streets with a private guide, wheeling past top attractions like Heroes’ Square, City Park, the Parliament Building and the Great Market Hall, many of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Learn about the rich history of this vibrant capital city while cruising along the charming streets and bike paths. This tour is limited to 15 people in order to keep the experience as intimate as possible.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.52
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$29.52
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Evening Cruise on the Danube with Optional Drinks

Evening Cruise on the Danube with Optional Drinks

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Sip and sightsee along the Danube on this evening cruise in Budapest. Choose from multiple cruise options to suit your preferences and admire the stunning views of Buda Castle, the Parliament House, and the Citadel. Additional drinks are available for purchase on board as the evening continues along Budapest’s sparkling panorama.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$9.66
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Dinner & Cruise on the Danube in Budapest

Dinner & Cruise on the Danube in Budapest

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Experience the beautiful sights of Budapest on a cruise along the Danube River. See famous landmarks such as the Chain Bridge, which connects the eastern and western sides of the city, as well as Buda Castle. On board you can enjoy wine and Hungarian sparkling wine and a buffet-style dinner included on the cruise, based on the tour option selected. Live music sets the mood as you glide past the capital city’s stunning backdrop.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.33
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$22.33
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Budapest Private Tuk Tuk Tour with Wine Tasting and Cheese Platter

Budapest Private Tuk Tuk Tour with Wine Tasting and Cheese Platter

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Discover Budapest the way you wish on a private chauffeured tuk tuk. Board a cabriolet Piaggio tuk tuk with a driver and agree a customized itinerary. Then, relax as you fly by famous sights and explore hidden corners, learning about their history on route. Cross Margaret Island, stop for photos, and finish with a wine and cheese tasting at a wine bar. Hotel or central pickup and drop-off, and choice of departure times included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.34
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$95.34
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Budapest Essentials Private Tour Highlights and Hidden Sights

Budapest Essentials Private Tour Highlights and Hidden Sights

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This 3-hour tour is perfect for visitors with limited time and for those who would like to get a good introduction to our city. During the tour we visit some of Budapest's most popular attractions - like the Chain Bridge, St. Stephen's Cathedral, Parliament - as well as some lesser-known locations - Shoes on the Danube, Liberty Square etc. By the end of this tour you will be confident with public transport of Budapest as well as the must visit places, best restaurants and museums. WE ARE AVAILABLE ALL DAY BETWEEN 9:00 AM AND 7:00 PM. PLEASE LET US KNOW WHAT TIME YOU WOULD LIKE TO START THE TOUR!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.44
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$48.44
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Budapest Tuk Tuk City Tour

Budapest Tuk Tuk City Tour

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Hop into a soft-top tuk-tuk with a driver-guide and explore Budapest by three wheels on this shared tour. Most commonly found in Asia, tuk-tuks are perfect for navigating Budapest’s streets and discovering hidden places inaccessible to bigger vehicles. Breeze by the landmarks, stop for photos, and absorb the atmosphere on a flexible itinerary. Downtown pickup and drop-off included, with a choice of multiple departure times.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.95
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$95.95
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City Sightseeing Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Boat Ride

City Sightseeing Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Boat Ride

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Discover Budapest’s most beloved attractions on a hop-on hop-off bus tour, valid for 24, 48, or 72 hours from the first time of use. Find a seat inside or amid the fresh air of the upper deck, and pass landmarks like the Parliament building, the UNESCO-listed Royal Palace, and the Hungarian State Opera House, hopping on and off whenever you like. For a more comprehensive experience, upgrade your ticket to include a cruise and a night tour.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes to 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.59
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Gay Night Life in Budapest

Gay Night Life in Budapest

I am a local professional tour guide for several years now in Budapest which makes me fit to familiarize you with the amazing gay night scene of our capital. I thought that after many years of parties and experiencing the night life of Budapest, time has come to share my passion for the city on a higher level! I would like to show you the vibrant gay scene of Budapest by highlighting the most iconic night bars in the city, and share with you how they have changed the face of gay life in our capital. At the same time, you will have the chance to get yourself familiarized with some important monuments of Budapest. They are even more beautiful at night! On the other hand, I can make you recommendations about the best restaurants, bars, and saunas in Budapest. Don’t hesitate to ask questions! I would like to make your stay informative and entertaining at the same time. By the end of your tour, you will definitely feel a part of the vibrant nightlife of Budapest. :)
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.24
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$42.24

Big Bus Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Big Bus Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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This Big Bus hop-on hop-off tour of Budapest is one of the easiest ways to get around the city while you’re traveling. Book your 1-, 2-, or 3-day ticket and explore at your own pace. The route stops at many key areas of Budapest, including Heroes’ Square, the Hungarian Parliament Building, St. Stephen’s Basilica, and the Hungarian State Opera House. The bus offers recorded commentary about Budapest's sights in several languages.
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  • 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$18.10
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$18.10
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Budapest All in One Walking Tour with Cafe Stop

Budapest All in One Walking Tour with Cafe Stop

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Stretch your legs and see the sights on this Budapest walking tour. Your local guide leads you to the jewels of the city, including UNESCO World Heritage sites like Heroes’ Square, where iconic statues of the Seven Chieftains of the Magyars sit, as well as the beautiful Buda Castle. Take a break with a delicious Hungarian dessert and a hot drink. This walking tour is limited to 10 people, keeping the experience intimate as you discover all that this incredible city has to offer.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.96
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Budapest Private Tuk Tuk Half-Day Tour

Budapest Private Tuk Tuk Half-Day Tour

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Add a fun twist to your sightseeing tour in Budapest and see the sights aboard a motorized tuk-tuk. Glide around the Buda Castle District; hop off to take photos of Heroes’ Square, Matthias Church, and the Garden of Philosophy; and see the Chain Bridge, St. Stephen's Basilica, and the Hungarian Parliament building.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$145.95
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$145.95
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Danube Cruise in Budapest

Danube Cruise in Budapest

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Take in the beautiful Budapest panorama on a sightseeing cruise along the Danube River. Snap photos of the Chain Bridge, Gellért Hill and more as you experience why this city’s landscape was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Multiple upgrade choices include options for a buffet lunch with traditional Hungarian dishes, an onboard winetasting session, and onboard winetasting session with round-trip transfers.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$9.29
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Budapest: Night Cruise on the Danube with Guaranteed Seats

Budapest: Night Cruise on the Danube with Guaranteed Seats

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Budapest dazzles at night, so get a romantic new perspective on the Hungarian capital with this popular evening cruise. Glide down the Danube River past illuminated landmarks like the impressive Parliament Building, sparkling bridges, lively Pest promenade, and Buda Castle. Kick off the festive, hour-long voyage with a welcome drink of sparkling wine, and learn about passing sights through recorded English commentary.
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  • 55 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$18.10
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$18.10
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Private Budapest City Tour by Car

Private Budapest City Tour by Car

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Fitting in Budapest’s major landmarks all in one day can be extremely overwhelming if you’re walking on foot. Opt instead for this private Budapest city tour by car, and ride comfortably around and get an extensive overview of the city. Plus, hotel pickup and drop-off are included, too.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$270.00
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$270.00
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Budapest Night Walking Tour with Danube River Cruise

Budapest Night Walking Tour with Danube River Cruise

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See the best of Budapest by foot and by boat on this comprehensive evening tour. Stroll through the city streets on a walking tour with your guide before boarding an optional sightseeing cruise along the Danube River. Pass landmarks like the Chain Bridge and Gellért Spa, and see the Buda Castle aglow at night. This tour is limited to 15 people to keep the experience as intimate as it is unique.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.96
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$47.96
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Budapest Greatest Hits - Full Day Private Tour

Budapest Greatest Hits - Full Day Private Tour

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Experience, see, and taste the best of Budapest on a private 8-hour tour. A comprehensive itinerary (with complimentary public transportation) is already prepared for you, but you can customize what you do based on your personal preferences.  Whatever you decide, experience the city at your own pace and engage with your guide. Sample Hungarian food and wine at a local market hall, street food stand, and 19th century confectionery.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$201.55
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$201.55
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Grand Segway Tour of Budapest - Private Tour with Coffee Stop

Grand Segway Tour of Budapest - Private Tour with Coffee Stop

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Explore the beautiful city of Budapest on a private Segway tour. Discover the city’s main highlights such as Fisherman’s Bastion, the Parliament, the Opera House, St. Stephen’s Basilica and more as you cruise through the streets with ease. Stop along the way for photo opportunities and learn about each location from your informative guide during this 3-hour tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.52
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Private Daytime Helicopter Flight in Budapest

Private Daytime Helicopter Flight in Budapest

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Experience Budapest from a new perspective on a private daytime helicopter flight. Take to the skies in your own piloted helicopter and swoop low over the landmarks, including the Parliament building, Royal Palace, and St. Stephen’s Basilica. Plus, fly along the Danube, hovering over its bridges and hilltop Gellert Citadel to the south. Private return transfers from your hotel and a pre-flight glass of Champagne included.
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  • 25 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$504.48
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All-Day (7 hours) PRIVATE City Tour of Budapest With Lunch And Cruise

All-Day (7 hours) PRIVATE City Tour of Budapest With Lunch And Cruise

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Maximize your time in Budapest on a comprehensive semi-private day tour. The day includes hotel pickup and drop-off, enabling you to focus on the sights rather than organizing your own transportation. The comfortable bus tour of the main attractions, such as the Castle District and City Park, is followed by a traditional three-course lunch. Once you’ve eaten your fill, see the city from the best possible vantage point on a two-hour cruise along the Danube with your guide.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$223.28
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$223.28
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Private Budapest Bike Tour with Cafe Stop

Private Budapest Bike Tour with Cafe Stop

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See the best of Budapest on a 3.5-hour bike tour led by a private guide. Wheel around the bike paths and cobblestone streets to pass UNESCO-listed Buda Castle District, the iconic statues in Heroes’ Square, the impressive Parliament Building and more. Your guide will provide anecdotes and historical background as you go, giving context to all the major landmarks surrounding you. You’ll also enjoy a stop to rest your legs with a hot beverage and Hungarian treat during the tour.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$92.24
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$92.24
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Scenic Flight above Budapest by Private Plane

Scenic Flight above Budapest by Private Plane

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Experience a birds-eye view of Budapest on a thrilling sightseeing flight. You are served a glass of Hungarian sparkling wine before hopping aboard a private, 4-passenger plane to witness spectacular views of the city. Fly over the Parliament Building, Buda Castle, and the famous Chain Bridge, and enjoy aerial views of Fisherman’s Bastion and the statues at Memento Park.
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  • 25 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$264.31
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Chain Bridge (Széchenyi Lanchid) costs USD 9.29. Guided Chain Bridge (Széchenyi Lanchid) tours start around USD 9.29 per person. See all 136 Chain Bridge (Széchenyi Lanchid) tickets and tours on Viator.
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