Highlights of Budapest Wheelchair Accessible Driving Tour

On this memorable private half day Highlights of Budapest Wheelchair Accessible Driving Tour, you’ll enjoy a combination of the convenience of a private accessible van, as well as the opportunity to get out and experience several highlights of the city firsthand. Escorted by your private local tour guide, you’ll familiarize yourself with the most popular sites of the city, and learn about the fascinating history that goes with all of the spectacular architecture you’ll see along the way!

This accessible driving tour of Budapest begins with your friendly guide picking you up at your wheelchair friendly Budapest hotel in an accessible van equipped with a ramp. You’ll then head out to discover some of the best centrally located sites of the city. Your first stop will be the symbolic Heroes Square (Hősök tere), peppered with an iconic statue complex featuring famous historic Hungarian national leaders, as well as the Tomb of the Unknown Solider. Your guide will show you around this fascinating site, and share some fascinating anecdotes with you as you pass the different statues.

Next, you’ll sit back and relax for an enjoyable ride through the city center as you pass by the City Park, The Széchenyi Bath House and the spectacular Vajdahunyad castle. You’ll drive along the charming Andrassy Avenue, a lively broad street which is deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you make your way down the picturesque street, your private guide will point out several highlights, and share fascinating anecdotes about the city and the buildings you pass, including one of the most beautiful Neo-Renaissance buildings in Europe, the Hungarian State Opera House, as well as the House of Terror, and St. Stephen’s Basilica.

Your route along the city will also take you to the famous Széchenyi Square, which is the main square in the historical center of Pécs. In the Middle Ages it served as the market place of the town with the city hall and the parish church. Onboard your accessible van, you’ll cross the Danube River via the Chaine Bridge. Have your camera ready for a spectacular panorama view of the Danube!

The last stop of the day witll be the impressive Buda Castle! You’ll have a chance to get out of the accessible van and explore the castle district with your guide leading you around using wheelchair friendly paths. You’ll see the Fishermen’s Bastion and the historic Matthias Church here, before returning back to the start point of your accessible Budapest driving tour.

The Highlights of Budapest Accessible Driving Tour includes:

  • Accessible tour routes, confirmed to be wheelchair accessible
  • 4-hour guided private driving tour in an accessible van
  • Opportunities to get out and explore several sites firsthand
  • Lively commentary by your local English speaking tour guide
  • A memorable, firsthand sightseeing experience in Budapest!

 

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Tour Highlights

  • Andrássy Avenue
  • Heroes Square (Hősöktere)
  • The Hungarian State Opera House
  • Stephen Basilica
  • Széchenyi Square
  • Danube River
  • Buda Castle
  • Fishermen’s Bastion
  • Matthias Church

Accessibility Description

I gave the Highlights of Budapest Wheelchair Accessible Driving Tour a 5 Star Sage Accessibility Rating because the majority of the tour takes place in a fully accessible van equipped with a ramp. It includes very limited walking. For the stops along the way, you’ll experience mostly flat and smooth surfaces, with the exception of a few mild cobblestones.The tour has been designed to include accessible restrooms along the way.

The accessible van used for this tour is equipped with a wheelchair ramp to enter. It is suitable for manual wheelchairs, power chairs and mobility scooters alike.

During your stop at the historic Heroes Square, you’ll experience mostly flat and smooth (paved) surfaces. If you desire, you can also just drive by.

The area outside the Buda castle is mostly flat but you will encounter some mild cobblestones along the way. Your guide ill lead you using the most wheelchair friendly paths possible.

The spectacular Fisherman’s Bastion will be viewed from outside as it is not accessible

The area outside Matthias Church is flat and mostly smooth. You will encounter some mild cobblestones. While the main entrance has a few steps to enter, there is a flat entrance to the side for wheelchair users to enter.The main lebel inside is has wide, open walkways with smooth surfaces.

Tour Details:

Tour Duration: 4 hours

Cost:  €380 for 1-2 people, €410 for 3-4 people, €430 for 5-6 people, €450 for 7-8 people.

*€20 off if booked as part of an Accessible Budapest travel package.

Meeting place: Centrally located accessible Budapest hotel

Meeting time: Morning 9:00 am or Afternoon 1:00 pm

Days offered: Every day.

Maximum number of people on tour:8

Entrance Tickets: Not included. You can espect to pay EUR 5 per person in donation fee if you want to enter the Matthias Church

Cancellation Policy: 80% refund with at least 7 days’ notice, 50% refund with at least 4 days’ notice, and no refund with less than 4 days’ notice. Tours run rain or shine.

Not included: Snacks/meals, gratuities, and transportation costs.

 

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