1. Hungary
  2. Central Hungary
  3. Budapest
  4. Danube River, Hungary

Budapest: Evening Cruise including Drinks and Live Music

Product ID: 1745
Hop on the evening cruise and discover the gorgeous Hungarian capital while sipping your favorite drink. Start from the city center and cruise along the Danube river while exploring many historically and culturally important sites.
About this activity
Duration: 90 - 120 minutes
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Host or greeter
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup optional

One hour before the tour starts at the reception of your hotel. (Please note that your chauffeur may arrive around 21:30). In case you are staying in an accommodation without a reception desk, please wait outside of your accommodation for your chauffeur.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Sip your favourite drink while exploring the capital
  • Feast your eyes on Budapest at night from the open-air upper deck
  • Listen to live Hungarian Folk music onboard
  • Start and arrive in the city center
Full description
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-conditioned cabin and then head to the open-air upper deck to admire the panorama of Budapest by night.

The performance also 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 favorite popular song in a whole new adaptation? During the performance, guests will have a chance to request their favorite songs.
  • Live Hungarian folk music performance
  • 1 welcome drink, 1 glass of wine/beer/juice, if the cruise with drinks option is selected
  • 100ml tastings from 5 Hungarian beer specialties and 1 pint of beer as a gift, if the craft beer option is selected
  • 2 cocktails, if the cocktail option is selected
  • 80ml tastings from 7 different types of Hungarian wines, if the wine option is selected
What’s Not Included
  • Guide
  • Pickup and drop off service

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• This service is not a private transfer, hence exclusivity during your transfer cannot be guaranteed. Responsibility from any delays caused by other guests cannot be taken
• Please note: In case the aforementioned conditions are not met, the local tour operator is not liable to provide a refund
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 1774 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.1 / 5
  • Organization
    3.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.4 / 5
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We booked this event on line for my birthday. We were pleased we booked it before we travelled, it worked perfectly. We had a lovely evening, the beers were nice and we had a bottle of fizz. The music was great and the guys came round asking for requests. Would highly recommend this evening. The sights along the river at night are fantastic.

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14 March 2020

This was a pleasant trip. it started off so slow we could have walked quicker, but in the end it did go a little further down the Danube than we had gone - it would have been better if it had gone further! Drink prices on the boat were fair, not overpriced like some tend to be and overall a good experience.

12 March 2020

What an amazing evening. The staff were friendly and courteous; it was all very well organised. The cruise lasted two hours, starting near the famed Shoes on the Danube, taking us past Parliament then back by the Citadel for a round trip. Our tour was at 7pm and Budapest at night was even more beautiful than it is during the day. The cruise was relaxing and fun, with brilliant value for money. Plus, there were plenty of opportunities to take fantastic photos. Everything was accompanied by live music, which ranged from traditional Hungarian to TV pop culture (A Game of Thrones was a favourite)! The atmosphere was so cosy and relaxed. I would heartily recommend this boat tour to any tourist visiting the city.

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9 March 2020

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Hungaria Koncert Ltd.

Product ID: 1745