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Danube Promenade: Our most recommended tours and activities

Budapest: 70-Minute Sightseeing Cruise on the Danube

1. Budapest: 70-Minute Sightseeing Cruise on the Danube

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.

Budapest: Nighttime Sightseeing Cruise

2. Budapest: Nighttime Sightseeing Cruise

Get a different perspective on Budapest's landmarks with a sightseeing cruise at nighttime. Cruise under the city's beautiful bridges, see the riverside promenade, and check out other Budapest sights. During the cruise, pass 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. Cruise 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. Purchase a cold beer in the summer months or a warm tea in the winter months.

3-Hour Orientation Walking Tour of Buda and Pest

3. 3-Hour Orientation Walking Tour of Buda and Pest

Enjoy a 3-hour walking tour of the twin cities of Buda and Pest, taking in all the most beautiful views and sights the city has to offer. On the way, you'll get an insider's perspective from a local guide who will answer any questions you might have. Discover the local culture of Budapest, and sample the historic delights of the amazing city.  The walking tour covers sights such as Saint Stephen's Basilica, Elizabeth Square, Matthias Church, Buda Castle, and the Royal Palace.  While the tour is mainly on foot, you will also use public transport to cross the Danube from Pest to the Buda side. Your guide will give you a highly personalized visit. Learn about the city’s long and often turbulent history, as well as its contemporary culture. Perfect for all types of travelers, including older and younger tourists, this is a fantastic way to experience this vibrant city.

Budapest: Guided Bike Tour

4. Budapest: Guided Bike Tour

There is no easier way to explore Budapest than this guided English bicycle tour. Ride down to Duna Corso, the Chain Bridge and climb the Castle District to enjoy the view and travel back in time. Descend to the Danube to ride along the river and chill out on the Margaret Island before visiting the House of Parliament, Freedom Square and St. Stephen’s Basilica. After a trip on Andrássy avenue, seeing the Opera house and the House of Terror on the way, the tour reaches the Heroes square and City Park before returning back to the office.

Budapest: Standup Paddleboarding Tour

5. Budapest: Standup Paddleboarding Tour

Start with a short introduction to your equipment and how to paddle your board. Then you'll get out on the river to enjoy nature, the sun, the fresh air, and the calm waters of the Danube River.  On this tour, you will be going on a sunset trip on your stand up paddle (SUP) board from Lupa Island all the way to Romai. You will be able to see some of the city’s hidden parts from the water and enjoy the sound of nature as you float by. This is also the perfect time to meet new people. The water is clean and the temperature is around 20 degrees Celsius during summer, so during the tour, it’s also possible to go for a short swim if you wish.

Budapest E-Bike Tour

6. Budapest E-Bike Tour

This extensive tour will give you the chance to see all of Budapest’s best sights on comfortable e-bikes. Starting by the opulent Opera House, you’ll travel up Andrassy Avenue to the first historical site - Hero’s Square. Behind this stretches the tranquil City Park, where you’ll learn about some of the buildings in the park, including Vajdahunyad Castle and Szechenyi Thermal Bath. Continue to the center of town, travelling past the impressive St. Stephen’s Basilica and the nearby Liberty Square, where you can check out the Parliament. Cycle towards Margaret Bridge and take a detour off to Margaret Island, an entire park on an island, where you can relax while the guide will be on hand to answer questions and tell you stories from Budapest’s tumultuous past. Cross the river and stop at Batthyany Square to take a break for coffee and cake. Afterwards, make your way up the winding hill to reach the Buda Castle District. Thanks to your e-bike, the trip up won’t be exhausting and when you arrive at the top you will be rewarded with magnificent panoramic views of the entire city. Head back down the hill and cross the Danube to the Pest side of the city. Cruise down the Danube Promenade, passing the Great Market Hall and Pest downtown before the tour concludes back at the Opera House.

Budapest: 3-Hour Walking Tour of Pest with a Historian

7. Budapest: 3-Hour Walking Tour of Pest with a Historian

On this amazing 3-hour walking tour, discover the essence of Pest, the Eastern and younger side of Budapest. Learn about the history of Pest, about the different mentality of Pest and Buda residents, and receive an account of how is it to live there today. Your guide is not afraid to answer any question and enter any topic about Budapest and Hungary. Explore the inner city of Budapest and visit various places including the Danube Promenade, the Art Nouveau splendor of Gresham Palace, the historic Academy of Sciences, the cobblestones of Zrínyi street, Saint Stephen's Basilica, Andrássy Street, Hungarian State Opera, and the Millenium Underground. Discover 1000 years of Hungarian history at Hero's Square. Visit St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest's largest church inside (entrance ticket included).

Budapest: Night Walking Tour with Danube River Cruise

8. Budapest: Night Walking Tour with Danube River Cruise

Discover Budapest at night and go for a cruise on this unique tour of the Hungarian capital. Take in the city's magnificent buildings at night for a completely different view of the city. Walk along a path that is specially designed to pass by city's most stunning nighttime sites. Learn all about these grandiose sites and hear the fascinating stories which surround them. Trace the Hungarian's lineage along with the development of their language, culture, and country over the course of 1,000 years. Cap off the evening with a 1-hour boat cruise along the Danube and enjoy a beverage under the starry night sky.

Budapest: City Bike Tour with Coffee Stop

9. Budapest: City Bike Tour with Coffee Stop

Explore Budapest by bike and see the Hungarian capital's sights while learning about its fascinating history. Starting from the Andrassy Boulevard, you’ll pass the Opera House and then take a ride up to Heroes’ Square to learn about Hungarian history and culture. Then see the Vajdahunyad Castle complex, built to display Hungarian architecture for the 1896 World Expo, and Szechenyi Bathhouse. Next you’ll see St. Stephen’s Basilica and Liberty Square. The square is home to the last Soviet memorial and imposing Hungarian Parliament. From the riverbank you can enjoy the UNESCO World Heritage beautiful panorama over the Castle District: Matthias Church, Royal Palace and the Fisherman’s Bastion where your guide will explain in details about the sights. You will then cross the Margit Bridge over to the Buda side. Here you’ll ride along the banks of the Danube taking in the Chain Bridge, Clark Adam Square, Elizabeth Bridge, Rudas baths and the famous Gellert hotel and baths before crossing the Liberty Bridge back over to the Pest side to see the Grand Market Hall, before turning back onto Andrassy Boulevard and checking out the Opera House before finishing the tour.

Budapest 3-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour

10. Budapest 3-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour

This 3-hour private walking tour of Budapest can be tailored to suit your interests, with stops at various major sights of the city. Your guide can show you the Opera House, St. Stephen's Basilica, Liberty Square, and the Parliament. You might also like to include a few of the following: the Danube Promenade, the Chain Bridge, inner central Pest, Margaret Bridge and Margaret Island, the Buda Castle District (Royal Palace, Fisherman’s Bastion, Matthias Church), the Grand Market Hall, the National Museum, and the Great Synagogue. There will be a coffee break with a traditional Hungarian pastry along the way. Your experienced guide will bring this fascinating city to life for you with stories about the sites you visit.

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What people are saying about Danube Promenade

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 651 reviews

Great cruise covering area from south end of Margaret Bridge to MUPA building. Some queueing to get on but well organised with reps on quayside, departed just after 7pm as it was going dusk, passing Parliament at dusk then back during darkness (early Sep). Stopped at Batthyány tér pier opposite Parliament for anyone wanting to get off. Some commentary on what we were passing in English, cost just over £10 each for a little over an hour, absolute bargain. Recommend getting there about 30 min in advance to get choice of seat. There was a bar but we didn't use it. Seats upstairs under cover but with open sides.

Easy to use/ride bikes. Tour guide was excellent - very knowledgable and friendly. We covered 13 miles across the tour so it was excellent value for money!

Great experience and fairly priced to go view the sites of Budapest! Highly recommend a tour here

Very good and have a good history and description of famous landmarks!

Really good cruise, lovely scenery and perfect weather for it!