Why Should You take the River Ride Budapest Bus Tour?

Budapest is a fascinating city that promises unique sightseeing experiences via landed exploration and water travel. We made a smart decision to sign up for the amphibious River Ride Budapest tour which combines the pleasure of knowing the city from varied lenses.

The tour typically begins at a central location in the city with a tour guide in-charge of the touristic experience. We mounted the coach as instructed while the guide regaled us with insights regarding the Budapest’s history and culture. We passed several important landmarks during this land journey including the famed Parliament building and Hungarian Academy of Sciences during our Budapest bus tour.

Also Read: Budapest Travel Guide

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That’s the cute big River ride Budapest bus

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The comfy and cute Riverride bus Budapest

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Whiz past some Budapest attractions on land

Thrill Begins when the Bus Floats down the Danube River…

But the more exciting part of the tour began when the coach descended into water and took us across the picturesque waters of the Danube River. The aquatic journey affords one breathtaking views of the cityscape.

We were particularly awestruck by view of the Buda Castle from out riverine vantage point. The majestic Chain Bridge we crossed under way also a lovely sight to behold, with the guide’s informative monologue keeping us abreast of its historic significance.

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Marvel at the various gorgeous sights

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Best moment to see the Parliament House from the confines of the bus

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Can you spot the water bus already?

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Glorious city views like no other

The RiverRide Budapest bus tour lasted for almost two hours and concluded at the original starting point. We were then able to resume our in-land sightseeing with a new perspective on the city’s cultural wealth. This amphibious tour (as it is popularly referred to), was unique, luxurious, and loads of fun.

The only thing to remember is that food, beverages, and smoking is not allowed on the coach. So, it is recommended that you board the coach when you’re well-fed and suitably equipped for a long ride across the city.

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And the Crew running the show so well!


The best part of the River Ride bus tour is that it allows you to view the same city structures and sights from multiple perspectives. This amounts to a nuanced appreciation of Budapest’s charming tourist sites. And that is achieved in the most fun-filled and innovative manner.

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Disclosure: We were invited by Riverride Budapest bus to experience the tour and write an unbiased review about it. As always, all opinions are our own.

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  • Reply Ann F. Snook-Moreau June 20, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    What a unique way to get around the city! I normally like to self-guide but taking a tour would ensure I see everything.

    • Reply Prerna Harsh June 21, 2018 at 6:25 pm

      We love self-guided tours as well but sometimes it’s fun to try these tours that offer an experience with a difference. 😉

  • Reply andrea June 21, 2018 at 12:22 am

    sounds like such a fun way to get to know the city and also explore. it is cool that you dont have to drive or anything.

    • Reply Prerna Harsh June 21, 2018 at 6:27 pm

      But most importantly, you ride a bus that floats on water. 🙂

  • Reply Jessica June 21, 2018 at 12:51 am

    How fun is this? I took something similar like this, when I went on vacation Definitely makes for fun sightseeing!

  • Reply Alison Rost June 21, 2018 at 3:11 am

    Well this is definitely something I’ve never experienced before! The bus floats down the river! WOW! All you need in a tour plus more. It would be so nice to experience this. I hope I get to visit Budapest soon!

  • Reply Tara June 21, 2018 at 6:29 am

    Amazing photos! Looks like a beautiful day for your River Ride Budapest Bus Tour. So many incredible things to see and do. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Sudipta Dev Chakraborti June 21, 2018 at 8:21 am

    Budapest is on my bucket list. The amphibian bus tour seems like a great way of discovering the beautiful city.

  • Reply Nessa June 21, 2018 at 11:30 am

    This is so much fun !! And your pictures are just beautiful ! Loved to see this and maybe one day, who knows ! I will keep your post in mind eheh

  • Reply Kayla June 21, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    Omg that looks like a super cool trip. I love the bus in particular, but I also have a thing for statues. Thank you for sharing.

    • Reply Prerna Harsh June 21, 2018 at 6:18 pm

      Well then you get the best of both land and waters – just hop into the bus and you are good to go! 🙂

  • Reply Nicole June 21, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    What a fun and great way to get around the city. I would love to visit Budapest one day. If I ever get to I will have to try this out. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply Prerna Harsh June 21, 2018 at 6:16 pm

      Yes Nicole. I hope you get to ride this fun bus! 🙂

  • Reply Gibbs June 21, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    The bus looks like fun. Always wanted to visit Budapest, perhaps one day.

  • Reply Adessa Marie Young June 22, 2018 at 1:17 am

    That ride on a water bus is a very unique and amazing experience. True enough it takes you into a different perspective of the city, and it looks really fun too!

  • Reply Hannah Marie June 22, 2018 at 10:42 am

    Makes more fine it is very unique ride.If I’ve given time to ride this I’ve rather enjoy it. looks very interesting thanks for sharing your post.

  • Reply Heather June 22, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    What a fun way to explore the city! I love that you can take to land or sea to experience even more of Budapest!

  • Reply Nina June 22, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    wow, what an amazing way to see Budapest 🙂 i love the photos you shared, it truly captured the beauty of the place and looks like yous had a blast 🙂

  • Reply Holly Hood June 22, 2018 at 10:12 pm

    Your pictures are amazing. That tour looks like a lot of fun. What a great way to catch all of the great sights.

  • Reply Angie Scheie June 23, 2018 at 4:32 am

    This looks so fun! What a way to see the Danube. I hope to visit Budapest someday, and will look this up if so!

  • Reply Annalisa Fran June 25, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    The water-bus is so cool! What a great idea, I’d like to have this in my city too… Bus tours are always a great time-saving way to walk around and see the highlight of a new place!

  • Reply Becca Wilson July 1, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    I have never taken a bus tour like this before. It looks like it would be an amazing way to see the area that you are visiting.

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