Budapest Cruises & boat tours

Our most recommended Budapest Cruises & boat tours

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 (a glass of prosecco, a seasonal welcome drink, or a soft drink). 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: Evening Sightseeing Cruise and Unlimited Prosecco

2. Budapest: Evening Sightseeing Cruise and Unlimited Prosecco

Discover Budapest at night on a boat trip along the Danube River. Sip on unlimited glasses of high-quality prosecco or homemade lemonade as you admire the Hungarian capital's top sights from the water. See the Hungarian Parliament Building, Liberty Bridge, and much more, and learn about the landmarks from the included audio guide. Choose whether to include a local food platter in your cruise experience. Board the boat on the Pest side of the river. Check in, choose your seat and settle down with a welcome drink of Hungarian sparkling wine, spritzer, or homemade lemonade. Take in the amazing views of Budapest's key attractions from your seat as you listen to the recorded English commentary. When you get thirsty, visit the bar for unlimited free refills on your sparkling wine, spritzer, or lemonade, or buy other drinks if you prefer. Head to the top deck to capture incredible photos of Budapest from the water or you on the boat. Relax as you enjoy the views, drinks, and lounge music. If you choose the option with food, tuck into an assorted platter of Hungarian specialties: cured Mangalica ham, 2 types of homemade sausage, handcrafted hard cheese, marinated fresh goat cheese, grilled red peppers, pickled vegetables, and ciabatta bites. Once you've indulged, return to the dock.

Budapest: Nighttime Sightseeing Cruise

3. 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.

Budapest: 1-Hour Evening Sightseeing Cruise with Drink

4. 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: New Year's Eve Gala & Dinner Cruise

5. Budapest: New Year's Eve Gala & Dinner Cruise

Exquisite Budapest New Year’s Eve Cruise, magical, golden panorama, and a festive piano show guarantee the captivating, joyful atmosphere of this special night. Enjoy an outstanding dinner cruise in an exclusive and luxurious environment. Set sail and be greeted with a welcome cocktail, before feasting on a festive, 5-course dinner. Listen to an enchanting piano show that ensures the celebratory atmosphere of the cruise the whole night.  Enjoy a 5-course menu that offers plenty of choices for you to select from. Even if you prefer international or Hungarian taste you'll find the best options. Are you vegetarian or Vegan? No problem, the variety of dishes allows you to find your type even if you have a food intolerance. The 5-course menu consists of: Amuse-bouche Starter: Spring salad with honey mustard dressing/Buchée bites filled with a selection of traditional creams Soup: Hungarian Goulash Soup/seasonal Cream Soup Main course: Beef stew served with homemade egg barely and pickles/Marinated chicken breast slices served on a creamy risotto bed and truffle oil/Baked cod fillet with sautéed vegetables and chive-mayonnaise sauce/Duck leg confit with steamed red cabbage and cheesy potato casserole with onion/Grilled cheese, fresh garden salad, and balsamic vinegar Dessert: Breezy tapioca pudding made with coconut milk and served with honey and forest fruit coulis/Chocolate brownie with salted caramel sauce After the exquisite dinner, anchor in front of the floodlit House of Parliament until it clocks midnight and toast for an already fantastic New Year. The midnight champagne will be followed by one of the plenty of Hungarian traditions to have good luck, health, wealth, and of course, happiness for the next year.

Budapest: 70-Minute Sightseeing Cruise on the Danube

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

Embark on a boat trip down the famous River Danube as you get to see Budapest from the water. Cruise under the city's beautiful bridges, see the riverside promenade, and other sights on this sightseeing cruise. Enjoy a cruise which passes under some of Budapest's most well-known bridges. See the Chain Bridge with its guardian lions, as well as the Elizabeth Bridge with its large, bronze statue Encounter the Liberty Bridge, famous for connecting the Central Market Hall with the Gellert Spa. Pass by the picturesque Danube Promenade and take in the sights of Vigadó Square. Take in the city's sights from this unique vantage point on the water. Admire the statue of Saint Gellért atop Gellert Hill, as well other key Budapest landmarks like the Royal Palace and Parliament.

Budapest: Danube Cruise with Hungarian Dinner and Live Music

7. 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 buffet dinner includes all the Hungarian must haves: Alföld style Goulash soupTraditional chicken paprikashHungarian strudel variations (dessert) Drinks: One welcome drinkOne glass of beer, wine, mineral water, or a soft drink

Budapest: Christmas & New Year Special Danube Dinner Cruises

8. Budapest: Christmas & New Year Special Danube Dinner Cruises

Make some special memories on your winter holiday as you spend an evening sailing along the Danube. Enjoy a freshly prepared, multi-course dinner as you take in the sights of the city and relax under the stars. Cruise past Budapest’s imperial monuments illuminated at the night. Indulge in good food, enjoy the festive atmosphere thanks to international popular music and Hungarian favorites. Sample Dinner Menu: Starters/salads: Cold poultry terrine, fresh mixed salad with balsamic vinegar dressing and crumbled goat cheese, caesar salad with chicken breast, soups Hungarian Fish Soup "Baja" style (Carp), vegetable soup with tarragon. Main courses: Hungarian cabbage stew “Székely” style, Carpathian style filet of pikeperch with hash browns, chestnut filled turkey rolls, grilled vegetables and baked goods (mini buns, mini croissant, sliced bread mix). Desserts: rum mousse with prunes, Beigli selection, traditional Hungarian Christmas cake roll with walnut/poppy/chestnut fillings. Open bar drink selection: wine, draught beer, mineral water, soft drinks, tea, coffee, mulled wine, punch, non-alcoholic punch.

Budapest: Danube Sunset Cocktail Cruise

9. 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. The cocktail menu includes:Cuba LibreMojitoAperol SpritzPina ColadaWiking CocktailTequila SunriseSex on the BeachRabbit in the HoleBear in the HushGin and TonicMalibu AppleJager bombVodka OrangeVodka SodaWhisky Cola Enjoy watching as the city lights up and the stars come out with your friends and family.

Budapest: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus with Cruise and Walking Tour

10. Budapest: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus with Cruise and Walking Tour

Discover Budapest on your own terms with a 24, 48, or 72-hour pass for the hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus with a boat and walking tour. See sights such as the Hungarian Parliament, Buda Castle, and Chain Bridge. Explore the Citadel, and see the Jewish Synagogue, Memorial, and Museum on Dohány Street. Set off on a 1-hour cruise of the Danube River to enjoy panoramic views of the imperial city by day and night, including the vast Gothic Revival façade of the Hungarian Parliament Building complex. Explore both Buda and Pest, hopping off at any of the 19 stops along the route. Your ticket includes a fantastic discount booklet, that provides great discounts at some of the city's most popular attractions, as well as a walking tour. Listen to informative commentary in multiple languages as you explore. Red Route Stops: Stop 1. St Stephen's Basilica Stop 2. Chain Bridge (Pest) Stop 5. Kalvin Square Stop 8. Opera Stop 9. Liszt Ferenc Square Stop 10. Heroes Square Stop 11. Keleti Railway Station Stop 19. Margaret Bridge (Buda) Stop 20. WestEnd Shopping Centre Stop 21. Parliament

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4.2 / 5

based on 12,254 reviews

Really enjoyable evening river cruise, plenty of space for everyone. We sat on the top deck and were quite far back in the queue, it was no issue. Lovely staff on board and the prosecco was constantly being filled up so very good value for money.

This is the best experience and activity in Budapest ! The service is amazing !!! I love it and I would do it again !!!

Lovely views and kept the drinks topped up. Worth the money and would definitely do it again.

Very informative guide! Thank you for showing this beautiful place.

Cheap wine but good experience, always topped up and friendly staff