Although the centre of Budapest can be easily explored on foot while enjoying the beauty of the city, it is also worth trying one of the unique vehicles in service when you get tired from walking around the capital.
The amphibious River Ride bus is most special among the available sightseeing buses. Taking a detour from the route of traditional sightseeing buses, the special vehicle drives straight into the Danube to continue its journey as a sightseeing boat with visitors on board. This enables passengers to enjoy Budapest, the Queen of the Danube, from two wonderful perspectives. Budapest Card holders get to use the coach at a 10% discount.
Climbing uphill on foot is not the only option that visitors to Buda Castle can go for. The Buda Castle Hill Funicular takes passenger to Szent György Square from Clark Ádám Square, who can alternatively choose the electric Castle Bus, which takes a winding path uphill.
The Hill Funicular offers a breathtaking view of the Pest side, and holders of a Budapest Card can even use the electric Castle Bus free of charge with their city card. Please note, however, that free tickets for the Hill Funicular must be acquired in advance from the Budapestinfo Point at Deák Ferenc Square.
Those who feel adventurous can even choose to discover the capital in a tuk-tuk. Visitors can also enjoy thematic tours using the three-wheeled city convertibles. They can go wine tasting, try gastro tours or participate in adventures at night while discovering the city. Join the programmes with a 20% discount using your Budapest Card!
The Chairlift is the favourite means of transport for children and couples on a date. The 1-km journey through the Buda Hills offers an exceptional panorama – that is, if you are not afraid of heights. Travelling towards János Hill above the trees is a unique experience that holders of a Budapest Card can enjoy free of charge.
There are many special activities awaiting visitors in Budapest, but there are two which no one should miss out on. The classic cars of the Millennium Underground Railway, the first underground railway in Europe, are certainly worth a trip. Tramline 2 passing on the Danube bank offers a magnificent view of the UNESCO World Heritage Buda panorama. None of these extraordinary experiences will cost anything for holders of a Budapest Card, as the city card guarantees free public transport in the capital.
Full steam ahead!
This article was published in cooperation with BFTK (Budapest Festival & Tourism Center)