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Budapest: 1-Hour Sightseeing Cruise with Welcome Drink

1. Budapest: 1-Hour Sightseeing Cruise with Welcome Drink

Discover Budapest on a sightseeing cruise along the River Danube. Relax as you pass by some of the city's most notable landmarks as you sip on a complimentary welcome drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic). Climb aboard the pleasure boat at the pier of Budapest's Szent István Park and receive your welcome beverage. Then, cruise down the River Danube, and pass monuments such as the National Parliament, Buda Castle, and the Várkert Bazár, recently restored to its original splendor. Head to the open deck for perfect views of the illuminated Vigadó Concert Hall, or look at the floodlit monuments between the Margaret Bridge and Rákóczi Bridge from the comfort of an air-conditioned deck with panoramic windows. Experience the city more like a local - although there are no audio or live guides on board the boat, it functions as a floating coffee house or pub experience with its own bar 

Budapest: 1-Hour Evening Sightseeing Cruise with Drink

2. Budapest: 1-Hour Evening Sightseeing Cruise with Drink

Enjoy this 1-hour evening sightseeing cruise on the legendary blue Danube and sail between the Buda and Pest sides of magical Budapest. Board the boat directly at the pier in central Budapest, and sip a drink of your choice. Sip a glass of champagne, wine, beer, a soft drink or mineral water along with a complimentary special Duna Bella lemonade. During the cruise you’ll see the majestic Chain Bridge and Elisabeth Bridge, admire the massive Budapest Parliament Building, see the Buda Castle on the hill and circle the Margaret Island. You’ll learn about the main sights from the 30-language audio guide. Once the tour has concluded, the boat will take you back to the pier in central Budapest.

Budapest: Sightseeing Cruise with Welcome Drink

3. Budapest: Sightseeing Cruise with Welcome Drink

Cruise under the city's beautiful bridges, see the riverside promenade, and check out other Budapest sights on this sightseeing cruise. Cruise under some of Budapest's most well-known bridges: the Chain Bridge with its guardian lions, the Elizabeth Bridge, and the Liberty Bridge, famous for connecting the Central Market Hall with the Gellert Spa. Pass by the Danube Promenade and take in Vigadó Square. See the statue of Saint Gellért atop Gellert Hill, as well as the Royal Palace and the Parliament. Sip a cold beer in the summer months or a warm tea in the winter months.

Budapest: Daytime Sightseeing Boat Cruise

4. Budapest: Daytime Sightseeing Boat Cruise

Enjoy this daytime sightseeing cruise on the legendary blue Danube and sail between the Buda and Pest sides of magical Budapest. Board the boat directly at the pier in central Budapest, and sip a drink of your choice. You can choose a glass of champagne, wine, beer, a soft drink, or mineral water along with a complimentary special Duna Bella lemonade. During the cruise, you’ll see the majestic Chain Bridge and Elisabeth Bridge, admire the massive Budapest Parliament Building, see the Buda Castle on the hill, and circle Margaret Island. You’ll learn about the main sights from the 30-language audio guide. In the summer, you can make an optional stop at the cool and green Margaret Island, if you like. You’ll receive a free map of the small island with recommended walking tours and information about sights to see. Afterward, you’ll board the boat for the return trip to central Budapest.

Budapest: Danube Cruise with Hungarian Dinner and Live Music

5. Budapest: Danube Cruise with Hungarian Dinner and Live Music

Take a cruise on the majestic Danube River and explore Budapest from a different perspective. Enjoy a traditional Hungarian dinner, and live folk music as you take in the city's sights and lights. Depart from the city center, board the Gróf (Count) Széchényi, the biggest vintage ship currently on the Danube. Marvel at its elegant wooden interior and designer carpets, the perfect setting for your travel photos. Make life-long memories as you sail along the river, taking in the sights. Admire the Parliament, Chain Bridge, and Buda Castle and Citadel from the water. Relax and enjoy Hungarian specialties. Listen to live music performed by 4 members of the award-winning Rajkó Folk Orchestra. Listen to local and international favorites, and make sure to make a request for your party. The dinner service, served at your table, includes: One plate of Alföld style Goulash soupTraditional chicken paprikashHungarian strudel variations (dessert) Drinks: One welcome drinkOne glass of beer, wine, mineral water, or a soft drink

Budapest: Evening Cruise including Drinks and Live Music

6. Budapest: Evening Cruise including Drinks and Live Music

Cruise under all 6 of the main bridges of Budapest and explore many historically and culturally important sites on this city cruise. Customize your experience with your favorite drinks by choosing the option that suits you, including wine, beer, cocktails, and soft drinks. The unforgettable atmosphere will be guaranteed by live salon music performed by three musicians from the award-winning Rajkó Folk ensemble. Often cited as one of Europe's most beautiful cities, Budapest is even more stunning from the river. The Buda side is made of a string of World Heritage sites stretching from the Chain Bridge to the Technical University, and includes the Gellért Bath, Mt. Gellért with its Freedom Monument and the Citadella, the Buda Castle and the Fisherman’s Bastion. On the opposite side of the river, you can marvel at iconic buildings such as the House of Parliament and the St. Stephen’s Basilica. You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy drinks in the air-conditioned cabin and then head to the open-air upper deck to admire the panorama of Budapest by night. The performance also features a marvelous original Hungarian instrument, the famous “cimbalom”. The combination of string instruments and the cimbalom provides a uniquely Hungarian, unforgettable harmony and an outstanding atmosphere on-board. Wish to hear your favorite popular song in a whole new adaptation? During the performance, guests will have a chance to request their favorite songs.

Budapest: Danube Sunset Cocktail Cruise

7. Budapest: Danube Sunset Cocktail Cruise

Watch the sunset on a river cruise during this Budapest tour. Marvel at panoramic views of the city skyline at dusk as you savor 3 delicious cocktails. If the cocktail selection isn't to your liking, choose 3 non-shot drinks instead from the drink list on board. Board the cruise and spend some time on the comfortable terrace or cool down in the air-conditioned lower deck, which is heated in the winter. Warm up for a night out with a variety of cocktails. Enjoy watching as the city lights up and the stars come out with your friends and family.

Budapest: Dinner Cruise with Operetta and Folk Show

8. Budapest: Dinner Cruise with Operetta and Folk Show

Climb aboard a pleasure boat for an exclusive dinner cruise through Budapest. Sail along the majestic River Danube and enjoy a meal prepared by the ship's chef. Enjoy live gypsy music and the folklore performance throughout this exciting evening. Experience an enchanting evening in Budapest as you sail along the Danube. See the sights as you tuck into a meal of local and international food, then sit back and relax with live gypsy music and an authentic folklore show by professional dancers. Join a fine dining night cruise that divides the once-separate cities of Buda and Pest in the most beautiful capital city in Europe. (Vegetarian dishes and special dietary requirements can be catered for on request) Menu: Starter Spring salad with honey-mustard dressing Burchée bites filled with a selection of traditional creams, served with rocket salad; Amuse-bouche; Cheese plate Soup Goulash Soup; Seasonal soup Main Course Duck leg confit with au gratin potato and steamed red cabbage; Beef stew served with homemade egg barley; Grilled chicken fillet with jasmine rice served with butter sauce; Grilled cod fillet on green bean bed and gratin potato with Hollandaise sauce; Grilled Halloumi Cheese served with fresh garden salad Dessert Flan cake with forest fruit ragout; Creamy dessert cup; Cheese plate If you choose the program with drink package you can enjoy the drinks that you can see below: Wines from Hungary Waldorf Manufacture’s wines, from Mihály Figula’s and Zoltán Günzer’s winery Viktória Cuvée 2016, Figula Mihály, Balatonfüred Vencel Rosé 2016, Günzer Zoltán, Villány Vilmos Cuvée, Günzer Zoltán, Villány Thummerer Egri Muskotály 2015, Noszvaj Champagne Sparkling Wine (sweet & dry from BB Manufactory) Bottled Beers Staropramen Borsodi Soft Drinks Fruit Juices Fizzy Drinks Mineral Water Hot Drinks Coffee selection Tea selection

Budapest by Land and Water: Floating Bus Tour

9. Budapest by Land and Water: Floating Bus Tour

This unique tour of Budapest explores the city by land and water without the need to change vehicles! Until now you could choose between touring the beautiful Hungarian capital on 4 wheels, or marveling at the imperial buildings from the deck of a pleasure boat. Now you don't need to choose. RiverRide is a special 1-hour and 40-minute sightseeing tour in which you can see the sights of Budapest from a comfortable coach seat, first along its busy streets, and then from the water of the famous Blue Danube. Shriek with delight as you bus takes a dive in the Danube, the iconic river of Budapest, and one of the most famous rivers in the world. You will never forget the magic of admiring the views of the elegant city while being gently rocked on the rippling waves. But taking everything in from the deck of a luxury coach makes the experience even more special. After the watery adventure, climb back onto the river shore and find yourself once again in the hustle and bustle of the busy metropolis. Tours depart 4 times a day from April through October and 3 times a day from November through March.

Budapest: Boat Party on the River Danube with Drinks

10. Budapest: Boat Party on the River Danube with Drinks

Cruise along Budapest’s famous Danube River and see the city’s iconic sights lit up at night while drinking and dancing on an open deck with international partygoers. Meet your friendly crew at the boat before they set sail along the river where an evening of fun awaits. During the cruise, sail past a selection of Budapest’s most iconic landmarks including the impressive Parliament Building, the National Theater, and everything in between the Margit and Lágymányosi bridges. Soak up the sights, and the epic atmosphere, as you dance to chart-topping hits while a professional photographer captures the night. You’ll also receive a selection of drinks to enjoy, depending on the option chosen when booking. At the end of an unforgettable experience follow the cruise staff to a nearby club where you will receive guaranteed free entry.

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What people are saying about Budapest

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 12,254 reviews

Fantastic tour, definitely worth seeing Budapest at night it looks absolutely stunning

The cruise was comfortable and the dinner was very good. The music was also decent.

It was really fun and a really nice way to see Budapest and it's famous sights.

Well worth it - lovely cruise with a glass of champagne

Absolutely brilliant and very good value for money