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Budapest: 3-Hour New Year’s Eve Boat Cruise

3.4 / 5

24 reviews

Activity provider: Portum Lines Cruising

Budapest: 3-Hour New Year’s Eve Boat Cruise

Activity provider: Portum Lines Cruising

From US$ 126.31 per person

Celebrate your New Year's evening in style on a boat, make a toast in front of the Parliament with your best friends and loved ones.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Celebrate New Year's Eve in style on a boat in Budapest
  • Savor a cold and hot buffet of snacks
  • Enjoy unlimited local house wine, local beer, or soft drinks
Full description

Take this opportunity to spend New Year's Eve on a boat in the middle of the Danube during one of the nicest evenings in beautiful Budapest. If you are longing for an elegant New Year's Eve dinner, Hungarian folk music, and a romantic full-dress evening, then please do not book this program. This will be a simple, informal New Year’s Eve boat cruise without any formalities or mandatory events. Due to the popularity of the program, you might be seated with other nice folks. (When you make the booking as a part of the group please indicate in the order.) There is no table reservation, and the cloakroom is also out of service for the night. The cruise will start at 9:30 PM and last until 2:00 AM the next day. After leaving the dock at Szent István Park, you will see everything on Margaret Island (Margisziget) that is worth seeing, then head south until the (new) National Theatre and arrive back at Parliament at around midnight.

The Champagne will be prepared by that time, so you can enjoy the first moments of the New Year with a glass of Champagne. Following the Hungarian National Anthem, you will sail about half an hour to an hour in Budapest before returning to the port.

  • Buffet of cold and hot snacks
  • Unlimited local wine, beer and soft drinks
  • One glass of Champagne
  • Other drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Dock 42, north side, located about 800 meters North of Margaret bridge. Boat: Fanny or Neptun

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing

Know before you go

  • Be prepared for the weather as it might get really cold so dress warmly
  • Preferred seating cannot be guaranteed in addition to a table reservation service and cloakroom
  • The boat has both open and closed compartments, there is no seating plan
  • Amendments are not possible. No refund will be offered if you miss or a late for the tour.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.4 /5

based on 24 reviews

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Great boat tour on New Year's Eve to Gellert Hill and back again, the turn of the year in front of the Parliament building was simply unforgettable. Otherwise very well organized, but departure is not until 10 p.m. Gastronomically there is room for improvement, small but sufficient selection at the buffet, self-service drinks, all in all perhaps a bit lacking in style. For us it was absolutely ok, we can recommend the trip. Many Thanks.

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January 2, 2022

Good food and experience. I think the only bad thing is that they made you share a table for lunch and you were at the same table with another couple or group. In our case it was not a problem because we had a good group but they never told us. It lacked music and more New Year's atmosphere but the boat and the really nice experience.

January 2, 2022

pleasant cruise

boarding was very easy, the tables were well prepared, the drinks at will, the cruise was very pleasant despite the cold outside to take photos. The negative sides are at the buffet level, it was a little small and without much choice for the world on board. The mist on the windows that did not allow to see outside. However we were seven and everyone was very happy with this eve.

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January 7, 2019

Product ID: 132126