Grand Budapest Scooter Tour

Explore Budapest's wonders in a delightful manner by cruising on a scooter. Admire the famous landmarks, breathtaking views, and delve into local history during an amazing 4-hour tour.

63.97 US$


Basic information

Included in the price:

  • Safety helmet
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Fuel
  • 3rd party liability insurance
  • Intercom radio with a headset
  • Easy-to-drive automatic scooter
  • Meals, drinks, and admission tickets are not included only if explicitly specified in the tour programme.

Free cancellation: Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

Reserve now & pay later: Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.

Duration 4 hours: Check availability to see starting times.

Live tour guide: English

Small group: Limited to 9 participants

Grand Budapest Scooter Tour

Discover the highlights of Budapest in a fun and exciting way riding on a scooter. Marvel at the iconic landmarks and astonishing views and learn about local history on a spectacular 4-hour tour.

About this activity

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund. Reserve now & pay later. Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today. Duration: 4 hours. Live tour guide: English. Small group: Limited to 9 participants.


Enjoy a spectacular tour of Budapest riding on a scooter and learn about historyZip through picturesque riverbanks and bridges and elegant avenuesMarvel at grand palaces and churches from the Austro-Hungarian EmpireTour through the cobblestone streets of the historic Buda Castle DistrictAdmire Budapest’s astonishing panorama from its famous hilltop lookouts

Our signature Grand Budapest Scooter Tour is a perfect option for you if you would like to explore the city highlights in a fun and exciting way riding a scooter. On this spectacular 4-hour tour, you will zip through Budapest’s picturesque riverbanks and bridges and elegant avenues, the cobblestone streets of its historic Castle District, and the winding roads of Buda hills, and marvel at grand palaces and churches from the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the astonishing views of the city. This unique experience will also give you an insight into Hungarian history and culture. It is a private tour exclusively for you and your group to make sure you ride your scooter at a comfortable pace to your riding skill and to provide you with a tailor-made experience. If you have a particular interest, you can ask the guide to customize the tour for you.

After a short riding lesson, start exploring the city on the Pest side, remarkable for its elegant 19th-century architecture. Drive along the picturesque Danube riverbanks and bridges, the elegant Andrassy Avenue, and wonder at the Opera House and grand 19th-century palaces. Visit the monumental Heroes’ Square and learn about Hungarian history in a nutshell, then tour through the charming City Park, passing by the Zoo, the Great Circus, Széchenyi Bath, and Vajdahunyad Castle. Marvel at St Stephen's Basilica and the Hungarian Parliament Building, the two largest and tallest buildings in Budapest, then cross the river Danube and explore the Buda side, famous for its medieval castle and astonishing hilltop views. Tour through the cobblestone streets of the historic Buda Castle District, visit the Royal Palace, the 700-year-old iconic Matthias Church, and wonder at the stunning view from Fisherman’s Bastion, the most famous lookout in Budapest. At last, drive along the winding roads of Gellert Hill up to the Citadel and Liberty Statue and admire the unparalleled view of Budapest.


  • Easy-to-drive automatic scooter
  • Safety helmet
  • Fuel
  • 3rd party liability insurance
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Intercom radio with a headset

Meals, drinks, and admission tickets are not included only if explicitly specified in the tour programme.

Not suitable for

  • People with mobility impairments
  • People without driver’s license
Select participants and date

Adult (Age 99 and younger)

Meeting point

Budapest Scooter Tour's office is located at 1053 Budapest Vámház körút 10. The office is located inside the house courtyard. In case the gate is closed ring doorbell number #2. The office is conveniently located in the city center between Kálvin tér and Fővám tér- Grand Central Market Hall. With public transport, take the Metro 3 (blue line) and get off Kálvin tér. Take the exit Vámház körút and walk 650 feet (200 meters) on the right hand side of the street in the direction of Fővám tér (Grand Central Market Hall, Szabadság híd ( Liberty Bridge "the green bridge"). You can also take the metro 4 (green line) or trams 2, 47, and 49, and get off Fővám tér and walk 330 feet (100 meters) in the direction of Kalvin tér on the left hand side of the street.

Important information

What to bring

  • Driver's license

Not allowed

  • High-heeled shoes
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Slippers

Know before you go

You will need:

  • Valid driving license
  • 50 cc scooter: car ("B") or moped (AM) license
  • 125 cc scooter: motorbike license EU "A1" "A2" or"A" category or international equivalent

Please note:

  • The driver is liable for all damages caused to the scooter at his/her fault up to a maximum of 500 EUR.
  • All scooters are insured against property damage that might be inflicted on a third party as a result of an accident involving the scooter.
  • Driver must be at least 18 years old or accompanied by an adult
  • 50 cc scooters are only for 1 person and you cannot carry additional passengers.

Amazing Views of Budapest: Exploring Landmarks of the Austro-Hungarian Empire

Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is a city that seamlessly blends history, culture, and breathtaking scenery. As you explore this charming city, you'll be treated to amazing views that tell the tale of the Austro-Hungarian Empire's grandeur.

One cannot talk about Budapest without mentioning the iconic Chain Bridge that spans the Danube River. With its majestic lion statues guarding each end, the bridge provides a perfect vantage point to admire the panoramic views of both Buda and Pest, the two distinct parts of the city.

Heading to Buda Castle, perched atop Castle Hill, offers not only a glimpse into Hungary's royal history but also a stunning panorama of the city below. The Fisherman's Bastion, with its fairy-tale-like towers, adds a touch of romanticism to the scene.

St. Stephen's Basilica, named after the first king of Hungary, is another architectural gem. Ascend to its dome for a 360-degree view of Budapest's skyline. The juxtaposition of historic buildings and the modern cityscape is a testament to Budapest's dynamic character.

As you stroll along the Danube Promenade, you'll be captivated by the sight of the Hungarian Parliament Building, a neo-Gothic masterpiece. Illuminated in the evening, it creates a postcard-worthy reflection on the river, showcasing Budapest's grandeur after sunset.

Exploring the landmarks of the Austro-Hungarian Empire is a journey through time. Heroes' Square, with its statues of historical leaders, pays tribute to the nation's past. The thermal baths, such as Gellért Baths, offer relaxation in architectural splendor, reflecting the empire's emphasis on leisure and well-being.

Bridging the Past and Present

Budapest's thermal baths are not just structures; they are a living testament to the Austro-Hungarian Empire's appreciation for leisure and wellness. Gellért Baths, with its Art Nouveau architecture, invites visitors to experience rejuvenation amidst historical grandeur.

The blend of Gothic, Renaissance, and Ottoman architectural styles in Budapest is a visual representation of the city's diverse history. The Matthias Church, a medieval masterpiece, stands as a reminder of the Ottoman occupation and subsequent Habsburg rule.

As you traverse the Andrassy Avenue, a UNESCO World Heritage site, lined with grand villas and the State Opera House, you'll feel the aristocratic ambiance that once permeated the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The avenue serves as a time capsule, preserving the elegance of a bygone era.


Q: What is the best time to visit Budapest for the views?

A: The best time to enjoy panoramic views of Budapest is during the golden hours—early morning or late afternoon. The soft sunlight enhances the beauty of the cityscape.

Q: Are there guided tours available for exploring the landmarks?

A: Yes, there are numerous guided tours that offer insightful narratives about Budapest's history and architecture. It's a great way to gain a deeper understanding of the Austro-Hungarian Empire's impact on the city.

Q: Can you recommend a specific vantage point for photography enthusiasts?

A: The Fisherman's Bastion on Castle Hill provides an excellent vantage point for capturing the city's beauty. Its towers and panoramic terraces offer unparalleled photo opportunities.

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11 reviews

A fantastic way to explore the city and its attractions. However, ensure you're comfortable riding motorcycles, even if they're just scooters. Two people on our tour had never ridden before, especially in another country's traffic. They both had minor crashes, and one had to go to the hospital as her knee was banged up fairly bad. Take a test ride first if you're not at ease. "Don't do it."


An excellent tour! Our guide ensured we were comfortable on the scooter and also kept us safe on the road. The tour covers all the main places to visit in Budapest, and our guide provided a detailed history of everything we explored.


Thank you; it was an amazing tour.


The Grand Scooter Tour is a must when visiting Budapest. The guide, Andy, made sure we visited all the key locations in Budapest while providing information throughout. We had never driven scooters before, but this was not an issue at all. We booked the tour as a group of four, and all of us agreed it was the best activity we did in Budapest. I would easily recommend this.

Luke – United Kingdom

A very nice way to discover Budapest with a really good guide who knows all the history of Budapest. A must-do without hesitation.

traveler – United States