Water activity

Budapest: Sightseeing Danube River Cruise Ticket

Water activity

Budapest: Sightseeing Danube River Cruise Ticket

From US$ 13.03 per person

Cruise along the Danube River through Budapest, and sit back and enjoy the views on the relaxing ride. Explore more during the cruise’s stop, taking your time to see the city’s iconic sights.

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Duration 1 hour
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Host or greeter
English, German
Audio guide included
English, German


  • Relax on an hour-long cruise on the Danube River
  • Admire views of the Elizabeth Bridge, the Chain-Bridge, and the Margaret Bridge
  • Enjoy a walk around Margaret Island on a stop during the cruise
Full description
Your sightseeing cruise begins at Dock no.6 Mahart Terminal, where you’ll board the boat for the hour-long cruise. An audio guide is available onboard, in both English and German. There is one stopover during the cruise, and you can get off to see the sights of the city, taking your time, your ticket is valid for 1 hour. You’ll pass by the imposing building of the Parliament as you cruise along the Danube River, and you’ll enjoy panoramic views of Margaret Island as well. See the attractions of Castle District, including the Royal Castle, the Matthias Church, and the Fisherman’s Bastion. On Gellért Hill you’ll see the Liberty Monument and the Citadel. The tour continues in a southerly direction, and you’ll have views of the bridges of Budapest, the National Theater, and the Palace of Arts. On the return cruise, you’ll see the universities of Budapest and the Central Market Hall, before the tour ends back at Vigadó Square, in the city center.
  • Audio guide in English and German
  • Ticket valid for 24 hours
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Meals and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

The boat tour starts downtown at Vigadó Square, dock no. 6 Mahart terminal. The dock can be found halfway between Elisabeth and Chain Bridge.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • In case of extreme water levels (too high or too low), the tour will be canceled
  • There are no stops after 7:00 PM between November and February
  • The tickets are not seated reservations on the ship and sometimes it will be a full house. In such cases, you have to wait for the next boat's departure
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.7 /5

based on 96 reviews

Review summary

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Would do it again!

Seeing Budapest at night it's a MUST to do.. it's absolutely gorgeous so i highly recommend. So honestly i didn't give so much attention to the details. Now, taking into consideration that we booked this cruise with only a few hours before and it was quite a good price, i won't complain about the conditions. Is not the best boat nor the most clean one, but for sure it does it's job for 1 hour. It was a very nice tour, there was also a tape in English and German that gave us a lot of explaining so it was also very educational, with lot of details and it was exactly linked with the route. We booked the cruise from 9 PM, but got there at about 8:40 when was about to leave the boat that was scheduled at 8:30pm, so we took that one instead. All went smoothly, had no problem, we also found very easy the dock from where the boat left. I would take it again.

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August 8, 2017

Our tour was booked for 6pm and we started queuing at half 5 but at quarter past 6 the boat left without us and about 15 other people. We were told they had accidentally oversold the tour and we could either wait an hour for the next one or get a refund. We waited an hour because it was our last day and it was ok, the boat was very basic but the sights were nice especially as it was dark and everything was lit up. Get what you pay for.

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February 22, 2023

Delay of 1 hour when we are asked to be there 30min in advance so waiting 1h30 before departure. Non-functional guide audios.

February 22, 2023

Product ID: 55733