The Happy Pioneer Tour - Half Day Adventure and Game in Buda, great for Families

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Budapest, Budapest

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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We will travel to the the Children’s Railway on the scenic, hillside cogwheel railway. At the station we’ll visit an exhibition about the history of the railway and see how children take all the responsibility for running the service.

Having bought the tickets (your children can buy them if they like) we’ll go on a joy ride on the open-sided (in summer) train running through the woods of this national park, and you can see how the children run the system.

We will get off at the fourth stop and take a short walk through the woods to the Erzsébet Lookout Tower on János Hill to have a unsurpassed views of the whole city.
After an ice-cream break we’ll come back down to the city on the panoramic two-seater chairlift, another popular attraction for locals and visitors alike.

What's Included

An ice-cream or soft drink


Chairlift ticket

Local guide

Lookout Tower entrance ticket

What's Not Included

Other food or drink

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 1 - 99

Additional Info

  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Service animals allowed

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Deak Ferenc Square
We meet centrally and then, head to the beautiful hills of Buda.

The square is named for Ferenc Deák, "The Wise Man of the Nation". It's a major intersection and transport junction in Budapest. Three lines of the Budapest Metro each converge on the station under the square. Tram lines 47 and 49 also originate from the square, as well as several bus lines.

• Admission Ticket Free

Szell Kalman Square
Széll Kálmán tér is the starting hub for the many paths leading into the hills of buda. The originally anonymous area became Széll Kálmán tér (Széll Kálmán Square) in 1929, named after the Hungarian prime minister Kálmán Széll. Following the Soviet occupation and the Communist takeover in the country, the square was renamed to Moszkva tér in 1951 under the Rákosi regime. Following the fall of communist regimes in Eastern Europe, it was debated whether it should be renamed again to the original Széll Kálmán, but initially the name remained.

• Admission Ticket Free

Szechenyi Hill
In 1948-1949, the famous pioneer railway (now known as the Children's Railway) was built, with several stops and terminals on the surrounding hills. The railway was designed to develop tourism and train future railwaymen, but was also used for propaganda purposes during the period.

Excursions were organised for schoolchildren from all over the country, making the area a nationally popular family destination, especially for families with young children.

• Admission Ticket Free

János Hill is the highest point of Budapest with a height of 528 m (1,732 ft), located in the western part of the city. János-hegy belongs to Buda Hills and it is connected to the popular tourist sight Normafa.

• Admission Ticket Free

Elizabeth Lookout
The Elizabeth Lookout is a historic lookout tower on János Hill above Budapest. Built in 1911, the tower was named after Empress Elisabeth, wife of Emperor Franz Joseph I. Frigyes Schulek was the architect.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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