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 Welcome to The Original Budapest Scooter Tour official website!

The Best Way to Discover Budapest

Budapest is one of the most beautiful cities in the world with spectacular views, great architecture, history, culture, and lifestyle. It's a fairly big city with a few hills the best way to discover it with a scooter. Whether you would like to do a guided scooter tour or rent a scooter to explore the city on your own you are at the right place. We know Budapest and will share our knowledge with you. Go ahead and book now!

SCOOTER RENTAL

SCOOTER RENTAL

Weather you are in Budapest on holiday or business the best way moving around in our city is riding a scooter. Forget traffic jams, the nearly impossible and expensive parking, the packed public transport, rent a scooter and explore our beautiful city with fun and in total  freedom.

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GUIDED TOURS

GUIDED TOURS

A bus tour is boring? Are you looking for something with more fun? Explore Budapest a unique and exciting way on our guided scooter tours and have a great fun! Just relax and enjoy the ride your tour guide takes care of you and gives you a comprehensive information on the sights during the whole tour.

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SELF-GUIDED TOURS

SELF-GUIDED TOURS

Discover Budapest in absolute freedom at your own pace with Budapest Magic Map a virtual English speaking tour guide and navigation all in one.

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MISSION IMPOSSIBLE GAME

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE GAME

Complete an impossible mission and find the bombs hidden in Budapest! Discover Budapest by playing an exciting puzzle game. Enjoy the thrill of solving puzzles while you explore the well known attractions of the city.

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Mission Impossible game2Mission Impossible: The Budapest Game

Discover Budapest by playing an exciting puzzle game. Find 13 bombs hidden by terrorists at 13 well-known Budapest attractions, and defuse them by solving the puzzle. Complete the impossible mission and save Budapest!

Hello Mr Hunt!
A group of terrorists has hidden 13 bombs at 13 well-known Budapest attractions. We have found out that each bomb location hides one letter of the 13-letter defuse code and the encrypted GPS coordinates of another bomb location. The bobomb countdown redmbs can only be defused at once by finding the detonator whose location is encrypted in the 13-letter defuse code. Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to find the 13 bombs, solve thdefuse code, find the detonator and defuse the bombs. As always, should you or any member of your IM Force be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions...This tape will self-destruct in 7 seconds.

 

 Game description

gps navoconYou have to find the 13 bomb locations by solving puzzles which contain their encrypted GPS coordinates and collect the 13 letters of the defuse code which could be either on a statue, a memorial plaque or a building. When you have collected all the 13 codes, you have to solve the defuse code, a secret sentence that you can get if you arrange the letters in the correct order. Finally, you have to find the detonator, whose GPS coordinates are encrypted in the secret sentence, and defuse all the 13 bombs at once. To find a bomb location you have to solve two puzzles which contain its encrypted North latitude and East longitude GPS coordinates. The puzzles are English words that you have to convert into numbers by the dialling keypad of your mobile phone then transform them into GPS coordinates according to the given instructions. As all the 13 locations are in Budapest, the North latitude coordinates start always with 47. and the East longitude ones with 19.0 so you will have to figure out only the remaining part, which is a 7 digit number in case of the North latitude and 6 digit number in case of the East longitude coordinate. When you have decoded the GPS coordinates insert them into Google Maps and you will get the location.
Does it sound impossible? No, it isn’t. BUDAPEST MAGIC MAP, your virtual tour guide helps you to solve the puzzles, and if you are still in trouble, you can find the solution next to the puzzle.

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HOW TO CONVERT LETTERS INTO NUMBERS WITH THE DIALLING KEYPAD OF YOUR MOBILE PHONE

Open the phone application, then press the dialling keypad button. You will see that the numbers from 2 to 9 are dedicated also to letters: 2 (ABC) 3(DEF) 4(GHI) 5 (JKL) 6 (MNO) 7 (PQRS) 8 (TUV) 9 (WXYZ). For example, the word CITY can be converted into a number as follows: C=2 I=4 T=8 Y=9 =2489

HOW TO FIND A LOCATION WITH GOOGLE MAPS USING GPS COORDINATES

To find a location on Google Maps using GPS coordinates, make sure you use the right format. Type the coordinates into the Google Maps search box starting with the North latitude coordinate, then the East longitude coordinate separated with a comma without space. ( e.g 47.5018400,19.0338100) and press search. You will see a pin show up at your coordinates. Press directions, then press start for navigation.

 

EXAMPLE OF A PUZZLE

In this example, we decode the encrypted coordinates of Matthias church =47.5018400,19.0338100

The North Latitude coordinate
47.XXXXXXX= 4790915+the primary status city of a country(7)

The East longitude coordinate
19.0XXXXXX=335611+a large urban area (4)
The number in the brackets shows the number of letters of the solution.

Solution
The primary status city of a country = CAPITAL
Convert the letters into numbers with the dialling keypad of your mobile phone and add it to the number given in the puzzle
CAPITAL=C=2 A=2 P=7 I=4 T=8 A=2 L=5=2274825+4790915=5018400
The North latitude coordinates=47.5018400

A large human settlement =CITY
Encode the letters into number with the dialling keypad of your mobile phone and add it to the number given in the puzzle
CITY=C=2 I=4 T=8 Y=9=2489+335611=338100
The East longitude coordinates=19.0338100

The GPS coordinates are: 47.5018400,19.0338100

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Game requirements

  • A mobile phone with Google Maps. You will also have to use the dialling keypad and the calculator of your phone
  • An Internet connection and data
  • Basic English
  • A piece of paper and a pen is also useful to make notes

 

Game duration

The game duration is approximately 4-5 hours but you can spend as much time as you like.

Game starting location

You can start the game at any location

Number of Players

You can play the game either alone or in a group or even competing against others.

ENJOY THE GAME!

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Riding a scooter

People who can ride a bicycle well most probably would be able to ride a scooter as well. According to our experience after a few minutes of flat rides, you can get your confidence riding a scooter safely. Each tour starts with a technical briefing explaining to you the handling of the scooter and gives you safety instructions. If required we can also give you short practicing before we start the tour.

Participation

Participants must be at least 18 years old (or accompanied by a parent), must hold a valid driver’s license and must be able to drive a scooter safely. Participation on the tours is at your own risk

Driver’s licenses and scooters

50 cc single-seat scooter: Car license (B) or moped license (AM) or international equivalent is required. According to Hungarian law, it is prohibited tor ride with a passenger on 50 cc scooters.
125 cc double seat scooter: motorcycle license ( EU A1 category or above ) or international equivalent is required. You can also drive it with a passenger.

Riding with a passenger on 125 cc scooter

If you are in possession of a motorcycle license you can book the tour riding with a passenger in double on 125 cc scooter (subject to availability). In case the tour guide can also take one passenger on his scooter

Insurance

The scooters are provided only with 3-rd party liability insurance that covers only the damages to a 3-rd party caused at your fault. It does not cover the damages of your scooter or medical expenses in case of an accident. In case you make the damage to the scooter at your fault you must cover it. We advise you to make travel insurance that covers your medical expenses in case of an accident.

Tour difficulty levels

We classify the tours in 3 difficulty levels to give you an idea of what level of the driving skill is required to complete the full tour program safely at the given time.

Easy

short distance tours with less traffic, lower speed (25-30 km/h) and less difficult route (eg: when a tour starts with a long flat ride you can more easily improve your confidence till you get to the hills)

Medium

short distance tours with more traffic, higher speed (30-40 km/h) and more difficult route (eg: when the tour starts with a long drive on the hills)

Advanced

long-distance tours with medium/ top speed (40-50 km/h), driving on busy roads in and outside the city or driving after dark.

Public Tour

Public tours are shared tours. Also, other participants can book the same tour and you will tour together with them.

Private tour

Private tours are exclusively for you. When you book a private tour there are no other participants that tour is only for you. It gives you also an extra comfort touring at your own desired pace and if you have a particular request you can discuss it with the tour guide who will do his best to customize the tour itinerary for you.

Tour duration

Tour duration is the approximate duration of the tour including the time for check-in, technical briefing and practicing.

Tour itinerary

We do our best to provide you the itinerary as published in the tour program, however, we reserve the right to change the tour itinerary in case of road closures and unforeseen circumstances.

Tour guide & Language

All tours are provided with an English speaking tour guide.

What’s included in the tour price

English speaking tour guide, a scooter with a safety helmet, 3-rd party liability insurance gas, intercom radio with a headset. Meals and entrance fees are generally not included in the tour price unless specifically indicated as included

Add-ons

We may provide you extra services which you can book along with the tour on the top of the basic tour price.

Reservations

All tours require advance reservations. You can reserve online up to 24 hours before the tour starts. For reservations within 24 hours please call our mobile +36 309845100

Payments

In our office, we accept payments in cash in Euro (EUR) or Hungarian Forints (HUF). We also accept major credit cards. Online booking can be paid only with Paypal. Paypal lets you use your credit card for payments.

Cancellations

We provide a full refund for cancellations up to 48 hours before the tour. No refund for cancellations within 48 hours

Check-in

You must show up at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the tour start for check-in and must present your driver’s license.

Meeting point

All tours start and finish at Budapest Scooter Tour office 1053 Budapest Vamhaz körút 10

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

I have never driven a scooter can I do it?
Most probably if you have a good bicycle experience which is essential to drive a scooter. If you book our guided tours you will be asked about your driving experience and if it is necessary the tour guide will provide you with a short training before the tour.

Are the scooters automatic or they are with gears?
All our scooters are automatic, they have no gears. You just have to pull the gas to start.

What kind of driver's licence do I need to drive a scooter in Hungary?
To drive a 50 cc scooter you need a regular car ( EU"B") or moped  (EU"AM") licence or international equivalent
To drive a 125 cc scooter you need a motorcycle licence minimum EU A1 category or international equivalent

Can I take a passenger on 50 CC scooter?
According to Hungarian law, you cannot take a passenger on 50 CC scooters. If you would like to take a passenger you have to drive a 125 CC scooter. To drive a 125 CC scooter you require a motorcycle licence eligible for 125 CC (European Union category min. A1 or higher)

Shall I be fined by the Police if I take a passenger on 50 CC scooter?
If you take a passenger on 50 CC scooter, - although it is unlikely - there is a risk that you can be fined by the Police. The fine can be about 30 EUR /HUF 10.000

Do I need an international licence to drive a scooter in Hungary?
If you are from the European Union (EU), or European Economic Area (EEA) your driver’s licence is fully accepted. If you are outside from EU or EEA we can only accept your licence if it clearly indicates eligibility of vehicle categories. To avoid inconveniences you are kindly advised to check with your local authorities if you require an international driver’s licence in Hungary as many countries have bilateral agreements with the EU or Hungary regarding the acceptance of driver’s licences. You can obtain an international drivers licence from the local authorities (police, automobile associations) depending on your country, usually for a small fee.

Can I drink alcohol while driving?
Absolutely not. In Hungary, there is zero-tolerance for alcohol during driving.

Do I have to wear a helmet on a scooter?
Yes in Hungary it is compulsory to wear a helmet while driving a scooter.

Where can I park the scooter?
In Hungary you can park the scooters on the sidewalks free of charge. The only rule is that you have to leave at least 1,5 m path for the pedestrians.

Can I drive a scooter on the bicycle path?
No, it is forbidden to drive the scooter on the bicycle path although most scooter drivers do that.

Can I drive a scooter on the Bus Lane?
Yes, you can drive a scooter on dedicated bus lanes which is very useful during peak hours.

Can I drive a scooter on motorways or freeways?
It depends on what category scooter you drive. 50 CC scooters are forbidden on motorways and freeways. 125 CC scooters are allowed to use the motorways and freeways but you have to buy a ticket in advance.

Do I have to pay for the use of the motorways or freeways?
Yes, if you would like to drive a 125 CC or above category on motorways or freeways you have to buy a ticket in advance. The minimum 10-day ticket cost 5 EUR (HUF 1.490) that is valid for all the motorways and freeways in Hungary. You can but the ticket at petrol stations.

What kind of insurance is provided for the scooters?
All our scooters are provided with the so-called Compulsory 3-rd party Liability Insurance. This insurance covers your liability towards third parties in case of an accident –occurred due to your fault – that involves damage in a third party vehicle or injuries of persons. This insurance does not cover the damage of your scooter or injuries of the driver. If damage occurred in your scooter due another driver’s fault than his insurance should cover the damages of the scooter, therefore in case of an accident it is essential to inform Budapest Scooter Tour immediately and if it is necessary to inform also the Police.

Can you provide waiver insurance for Collision Damages (CDW) or Theft (THP) and Personal Insurance?
Unfortunately, we cannot provide nor waiver insurance for collision damage (CDW) or theft (THP as in Hungary no such insurance available for scooters, neither personal insurance. We recommend obtaining a Travel Insurance in your country before your trip. However, all our scooters are provided with a lock and you will be advised all necessary measures to avoid damages or theft of the scooter.

What is my liability?
You are liable for any damage, theft or loss of the scooter. You are only exempted from your liability in case damage was a fault of another driver and his responsibility was officially declared and reported. According to our terms, your liability is limited up to a maximum of 500 Euros.

How do you calculate the damage costs?
The damage costs are calculated according to our tariffs representing the costs of the spare parts, labor and delivery costs. In most cases, the damage costs can be calculated immediately but in some cases, we have to consult the repair shop to give you the final cost. These tariffs are available in our office.

Do you provide road assistance for rentals?
In case of technical problems or breakdown, we take all measures to help you as soon as possible. Smaller technical issues can be solved on the spot or if it is cannot be solved on the spot we provide you with another scooter if possible. This assistance we provide free of charge within the city.

What is a deposit and how can I provide it?
The deposit is your guarantee for the damages, theft or loss of the scooter. The amount of the deposit is indicated in our general terms. The deposit will be immediately refunded after the termination of rental if the scooter was returned undamaged. You can provide the deposit in 3 different ways:
1. You can pay the deposit with cash or credit card at the check-in
2. You can provide the deposit via Paypal payment at check-in. After the termination of the rental, the deposit will be fully refunded to your original account.
3. You can deposit your Passport or National ID (if you are from the EU or EEA).

Do you provide the scooters filled up with petrol?
Yes, we provide you with the scooter with a full tank of fuel and you have to return it also with a full tank. If you fail to refill the scooter before you return it we have to charge you a 10 EUR Refill Service Charge. If you do not want to hassle with refilling you can buy our reasonable Fuel Package in advance and you can bring back the scooter with an empty tank.

What kind of petrol is used for the scooters?
The scooters filled up with 95 unleaded petrol.

How much petrol does scooter consume?
The scooters feature low consumption generally 2.5-3 litres of petrol for 100 km.

Is there any daily mileage limitation?
No, there is no mileage limitation, we provide the scooters with unlimited mileage

I would like driving a scooter but have doubts about driving in a big city
Honestly, driving a scooter anywhere involves a bit more risk simply because you are on two wheels and you are more exposed to road and weather conditions. Although Budapest is a fairly big city the traffic is far better than in some other big cities and local drivers are aware of two-wheel vehicles on the roads.

Is it difficult to find directions in Budapest?
Obviously, when you are in an unknown place for the first time it might seem difficult to find directions. We are going to give you instructions and some useful hints on where to go and what to see in the city and you will be provided with a free map. Our scooters are equipped with a mobile phone-GPS holder so you can use your phone for navigation.  Alternatively, a GPS with preloaded sightseeing tours and  200+ attractions is also available for rental.

Do you deliver the scooters to the hotel or airport?

We do not provide delivery of scooters but our office is conveniently located in the city centre, easily accessible with public transportation from all parts of the city.

What are the payment options?
In our shop, you can pay with cash in Euros or Hungarian Forints and we also accept major credit cards.  The security deposit can be paid with Paypal.

Can I book your services online?
Yes, you can. On our website, we provide online booking.