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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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GPS TOURS

GPS TOURS

Be your own local Guide in Budapest!
Discover the most beautiful sights of Budapest in absolute freedom at your own pace either with our GPS-Naviguide or with your mobile phone powered with Budapest Magic Map a navigation and anl English speaking tour guide all in one.

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MISSION IMPOSSIBLE GAME

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE GAME

Discover Budapest with playing an exciting puzzle game. During the game by solving the puzzles you will explore the well known historic sights of the city and you will also learn about them. Finally by solving the last puzzle you can save the city. Complete the mission and save Budapest!

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Mission Impossible game2Mission Impossible: The Budapest Game

Discover Budapest with playing an exciting GPS puzzle game. During the game, you will explore the well known historic sights of the city by solving the puzzles. At the last location, you will be able to solve the Secret Sentence which is the defusion code of a bomb counter and you can defuse the bomb. Complete the mission and save Budapest!

„Hello Mr. Hunt
A group of terrorists have hidden 13 bombs at 13 historic Budapest locations. The Secret Service could get the GPS Navigation used by the terorrists and they have found out that each location provides one letter of the 13 letter defusion code and the encrypted GPS coordinates of another location. In possession of the 13 letters you can solve the defusion code find the location of the bomb counter and defuse all the 13 bombs at once.bomb countdown red Your mission should you decide to accept it is to find the 13 locations, collect the codes, solve the defusion code find the bomb counter 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 will get a GPS with the encrypted coordinates of the 13 Puzzle locations. Each puzzle location provides ONE OF THE 13 LETTER DEFUSION CODE (except Puzzle00 Game start) and 2 PUZZLES for the 2 GPS coordinates of the next puzzle location (one for the North latitude (N) and one for the East longitude (E) coordinates). As all the 13 locations are in Budapest the North latitude coordinates will always start with N47. and the East longitude ones with E19.0 so you will only have to find out the remaining part. The letters of the CODE can be found either on a statue, a memorial plaque or on a building. The solution of a puzzle is either a NUMBER or an ENGLISH WORD (a full word or a part of it). NB: if the solution of a puzzle is a name of a sight we always use the English version of the name. If the name has no English version we use the English phonetic transcription without accents and special characters. If the solution is a word you will have to encode it into a number with the dialing keypad of your phone. When you have got the encoded number you will have to sum it up with the number given in the puzzle. The result will be a 7 digit number for the N47. and a 6 digit number for the E19.0 coordinate. To get your 2 new coordinates put the 7 digit number after N47.for example N47.1234567 and the 6 digit number after E19.0 for example E19.0123456.
At the last location ( accessible only by foot!)  when you have got all the 13 letters you will have to arrange them in the right order to get the defusion code - an English sentence- that you have to encode into a number and following the instructions you will get the final 2 coordinates of the bomb counter location. Does it sound impossible? No, it isn’t. You can use the English language BUDAPEST POINTS POI-s (Point of Interest) that will provide you great help to solve the puzzles and if you are still in trouble you can click the „SOLUTION” button – provided for each puzzle- that gives you the solution with the coordinates of your next location.

Example

smartphone keypad2Puzzle
Code=the 1st letter of the name of the capital of Hungary (8)
N47.=2743575+a primary status city of a country (7)
E19.0=335611+a large human settlement (4)
The number in the brackets show the number of letters of the solution.

Solution
Code=BUDAPEST=B
A primary status city of a country = CAPITAL
Encode the letters into numbers with the keypad of your mobile phone
CAPITAL=2274825+2743575=5018400
The N latitude coordinates=N47.5018400
A large human settlement =CITY
Encode the letters into number with the keypad of your mobile phone
CITY=2489+335611=338100
The E longitude coordinates=E19.0338100

The coordinates of your next puzzle location = N47.5018400 E19.0338100

Game Options

You can play the game with 2 difficulty levels

Default Mode

bomb timerYou will have have to find each location one by one. At each location, you will have to collect one letter of the 13 letter defusion code and solve 2 puzzles to get the coordinates of the next location. At the last location, you will have to arrange the 13 letters in the right order to get the defusion code which is an English sentence. When you have got the defusion code you have to encode it into a number and following the instructions you will get the final 2 coordinates of the bomb counter location.

Light Mode

Simply select the Mission Impossible Game tour. The tour will take you to all the 13 Puzzle locations except the location of the bomb counter. At each location, you will have to find one letter of the 13 letter defusion code. At the last location, you will have to arrange the 13 letters in the right order to get the defusion code which is an English sentence. When you have got the defusion code you have to encode it into a number and following the instructions you will get the final 2 coordinates of the bomb counter location.

Game requirements

• Our GPS- Naviguide sat-nav programmed with the game
• Basic English
• A mobile phone – no data required you will only use the keypad for encoding letters into numbers
• A calculator is useful as you have to deal with long numbers ( you may have it in your phone)
• A pen and a piece of paper for your notes.

Booking the game

Simply book the GPS-Naviguide with your scooter rental either online or when picking up your scooter. GPS-Naviguide costs 5 EUR per day.

Game duration

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

Game start 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.