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  • Budapest: 1-Hour Sightseeing Cruise with Welcome Drink

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

    Climb aboard a pleasure boat at the pier of Budapest's Szent István Park and get a welcome beverage of a seasonal cocktail (mulled wine during winter) or soft drink. 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 

    Little cruise in the beautiful views, great value for the money. Inside the boat is a really classy bar with its big windows, but the drinks are actually cheap.

  • 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.

    There was no Donau lemonade as written in description, but the rest was great! Worths every second!!

  • Budapest Daytime Sightseeing Cruise

    3. Budapest Daytime Sightseeing Cruise

    Enjoy this 70-minute-long 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 the 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. Afterwards you’ll board the boat for the return trip to ce...

    Amazing boat, audio guide is super and the hosts are very friendly. Great value for money as you get 2 drinks for free and more than an hour going around the Danube in this amazing city

  • Budapest: Evening Cruise including Drinks and Live Music

    4. Budapest: Evening Cruise including Drinks and Live Music

    Hop on the evening cruise and discover the gorgeous Hungarian capital while sipping your favourite drink. Cruise under all 6 of the main bridges of Budapest, and explore many historically and culturally important sites. The unforgettable atmosphere will be guaranteed by live salon music performed by three musicians from the Hungaria 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-condi...

    A little chaotic boarding and a slow service start, but recovered during the trip

  • Budapest: Dinner Cruise with Live Music

    5. Budapest: Dinner Cruise with Live Music

    Feast on a sumptuous dinner buffet as you cruise along the Danube River in the romantic atmosphere of Budapest at night. You’ll be surrounded by the welcoming lights of this alluring city on this cruise.  This program has been created for those who would like to enjoy the evening views of the city in an enchanting atmosphere, accompanied by live music, and while having a romantic dinner on board. Embark on a journey with sights such as the iconic House of Parliament, the historic Chain Bridge or the Buda Castle and the Fisherman’s Bastion up on the Castle Hill. The salon music is performed by 3 members of the Rajkó Folk Orchestra and Ensemble and 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 ...

    Great atmosphere provided by the live gipsy musicians! Phenomenal performance on the violins and chello as well as on the cimballom! We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and I have asked for a serenade just for my wife! Amazing performance! Don’t forget to tip! The food was the the most amazing but tasty and good selection! Exceptional views from either side of the boat!

  • Budapest Parliament 45-Minute Guided Tour

    6. Budapest Parliament 45-Minute Guided Tour

    On this 45-minute guided tour you’ll visit the interior of the magnificent House of Parliament in Budapest. Built in the Gothic Revival style, it is the third-largest Parliament building in the world. The building was designed by the renowned Hungarian architect, Imre Steindl, whose inspiration was the Palace of Westminster. It stretches along the Pest side of the Danube River from the Chain Bridge to the Margaret Bridge, and is 268 meters in length. Your guide will show you the splendid session room, the richly decorated central staircase, and the great vaulted hall. You’ll have the opportunity to visit the cupola room as well, which houses the Hungarian Crown Jewels and the Hungarian Holy Crown.

    Brilliant day out, lasted 45minutes, very knowledgeable. The parliament is breath taking!

  • Budapest Dinner Cruise and Folk Show

    7. Budapest Dinner Cruise 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. Welcome drinks will be waiting for you as you board before departure. This is a guaranteed fine dining night cruise that divides the once separate cities of Buda and Pest in the most beautiful capital 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 ...

    From the start of evening until the end it was brilliant . The 4 course dining was really good food came out hot and not rushed . A welcome drink on arrival sparkling wine . We paid for unlimited drinks and stuck with the sparkling wine but could have had white wine red wine beers or soft drinks . No sooner we finished a bottle another was brought to us . Entertainment was very enjoyable and we all had a great time

  • Budapest: MonsteRoller E-Scooter Tour

    8. Budapest: MonsteRoller E-Scooter Tour

    Turn the city of Budapest into your playground and choose from 5 small-group electric scooter tour options for up to 15 people. Your guided e-scooter tour will take you around the city with a freedom like no other mode of transportation - with a serious fun factor. Choose between 5 different routes. Three of the routes explore Budapest along a theme which the 2-hour tour is based on to curate your tour. Alternatively, choose to take the express 1.5-hour tour which takes you to the best of the city, or take your time with an extensive 3-hour tour of the city. MonsterRoller electric scooters feature 9.5 inch wide wheels, a low platform and zero emissions. The handling feels more like surfing than riding and makes them easier to ride than a bicycle but as stable and robust as a scooter.

    Bianca, our guide, was exceptional and very knowledgeable. Recommend her highly.

  • Budapest: 3-Hour Dinner Cruise and Piano Battle Show

    9. Budapest: 3-Hour Dinner Cruise and Piano Battle Show

    Enjoy a 3-hour dinner cruise in Budapest along on the Danube River. A welcome drink will be waiting for you on board before departure. You’ll be served a 4-course meal and enjoy the entertainment of 2 pianists in a unique piano battle show. The hostess on board provides commentary about the melodies played during the piano battle. The cruise begins under the Elizabeth Bridge on the Pest side. You’ll head towards the Margaret Bridge where the boat turns and cruises to the last bridge of the city. At this point you’ll be able to see the National Theater and the Palace of Arts. From here, the boat turns once again and heads back to the starting point. During this cruise you’ll have views of many monuments and landmarks, including the Hungarian Technical and Economic University, Eötvös Lóránd University of Science, the National Theater, the Palace of Arts, the University of Corvinus, Pest...

    What an amazing experience!!! The food, the music and service were excelent The views from the cruise of the city were so beautiful. I recomend it a lot

  • Danube Bend & Szentendre with Lunch: Day Tour from Budapest

    10. Danube Bend & Szentendre with Lunch: Day Tour from Budapest

    This full day tour of the mighty Danube is ideal for people who want to combine history with nature and would like to enjoy some of the most beautiful countryside in Hungary. You will see historic monuments and art memorials while your guide provides a lively narrative of Hungarian life. You will visit the 750-year-old Royal Residence at Visegrád where you will learn about life in the Middle Ages while enjoying spectacular views of the Danube Valley. At Esztergom, the northern gate of Budapest, you will pause at the largest cathedral in the country and see the burial sites of famous cardinals as you gaze across the water towards Slovakia. Cross the river and border into Slovakia to see the stunning view from the opposite side.  You will stop at an artists' village in Szentendre, a baroque city located where the Danube River meets the Pilis Mountains. Wander the narrow streets to soak ...

    A very nice trip with breathtaking views. Definitely worth its price. Travelling was comfortable in a small group with a friendly tour leader. The lunch included is very good and at a great location!

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What people are saying about Budapest

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4.2 / 5

based on 12,254 reviews

The staff were incredibly professional and effective. The soup was very good and the rest of the food was okay. Great atmosphere with the art deco design of the boat, but I had good laugh when the musicians started playing "My heart will go on". Luckily no icebergs! Overall a very enjoyable trip.

Little cruise in the beautiful views, great value for the money. Inside the boat is a really classy bar with its big windows, but the drinks are actually cheap.

Danube cruise seems like a must in Budapest and doing it while eating a delicious dinner makes it a 10x better experience. Defenitely recommend it!

Very friendly staff. The 4-course menu was high quality and very tasty. Price-equivalent ratio excellent. I can absolutely recommend this dinner.

Very good experience. Learnt a lot about Hungary and was beautiful at night