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Budapest: Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise

1. Budapest: Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise

Enjoy a 3-hour dinner cruise in Budapest along the Danube River. A welcome drink will be waiting for you on board before departure. You will 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, Pesti Vigadó, the Ministry of the Interior, Kossuth Square, the Parliament Building, Margaret Island, Matthias Church, the Royal Palace, the Fisherman’s Bastion, and the Statue of Liberty. 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

Budapest: Evening Cruise including Drinks and Live Music

2. Budapest: Evening Cruise including Drinks and Live Music

Cruise under all 6 of the main bridges of Budapest and explore many historically and culturally important sites on this city cruise. Customize your experience with your favorite drinks by choosing the option that suits you, including wine, beer, cocktails, and soft drinks. The unforgettable atmosphere will be guaranteed by live salon music performed by three musicians from the award-winning Rajkó 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.

Budapest: Live Music Cruise with Glass of Premium Prosecco

3. Budapest: Live Music Cruise with Glass of Premium Prosecco

Cruise through downtown Budapest on the Danube River during a sightseeing cruise paired with some catchy tunes by a live music trio. Discover the Hungarian capital’s most important buildings while enjoying a glass of premium Prosecco or orange juice. Step aboard the fully refurbished sightseeing ship, and soak up the modern yet classic décor that has retained the luxurious feel of the ’60s and ’70s. Find a seat that suits you best, stay cozy in the enclosed deck, or get some fresh air on the open terrace. Use your phone to scan QR codes on the ship to reveal information about the famous landmarks you see along the way. You can also purchase additional drinks from the stylish onboard bar. Take some fantastic photos from the water no matter what time of day you sail. Cruise beneath 6 of Budapest's bridges and admire views of notable buildings, including the illuminated Hungarian Parliament Building. Your tour finishes back at the meeting point.

Budapest: Guided Bike Tour

4. Budapest: Guided Bike Tour

There is no easier way to explore Budapest than this guided English bicycle tour. Ride down to Duna Corso, the Chain Bridge and climb the Castle District to enjoy the view and travel back in time. Descend to the Danube to ride along the river and chill out on the Margaret Island before visiting the House of Parliament, Freedom Square and St. Stephen’s Basilica. After a trip on Andrássy avenue, seeing the Opera house and the House of Terror on the way, the tour reaches the Heroes square and City Park before returning back to the office.

Budapest Full-Day Private Guide Services

5. Budapest Full-Day Private Guide Services

Book a private guide in Budapest and see the sights you want to see. Suitable for everyone, from individual travellers to coach parties, tours can explore the classic sites of the city, or be themed around subjects from Hungarian history to culture, gastronomy, adventure, and even programs designed especially for ladies. A guide will assist you to get the most out of your day. For first-time visitors, a Budapest highlights tour can include all or some of the historic monuments of Liberty Square, the Citadella, Buda Castle, Heroes’ Square and Café Gerbaud. Alternatively, concentrate on a specific area, such as the 13th-century Castle District or the Great Market Hall. Theme your tour based on Hungarian cuisine, or life behind the Iron Curtain. Learn how to capture the monuments using your digital camera, or visit one of the city’s thermal spas. Guides speak English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Hungarian, and on request can also be arranged in Polish, Russian and Czech. They specializes in incentive tours for business and leisure travelers, and can put together a full-day itinerary based on culture, wine, soft adventure, and more.

Budapest: Early Evening 3-Course Danube Dinner Cruise

6. Budapest: Early Evening 3-Course Danube Dinner Cruise

Spend a magical early evening on the Danube as you feast on a catered a la carte dinner aboard one of the most elegant and modern cruises in Budapest. Enjoy a festive welcome drink and admire the city’s sparkling historical sites, from the Palace of Arts to the Buda Castle. Once you board the boat, be led to your table to start your trip with a welcome drink. Choose between Champagne, wine, beer, a soft drink, or mineral water. Then, sit back and relax as you enjoy your catered 3-course meal while listening to background music. As you dine, benefit from retractable windows that ensure the best possible photo opportunities of the iconic Hungarian Parliament, which shines like a topaz jewel at night. Marvel at nighttime views of Buda Castle, the Liberty Statue, and the Citadella on top of Gellért Hill. Sail past other famous landmarks along the river like Margaret Island, the Palace of Arts (Müpa), the National Theatre, and the Vigado Concert Hall. Glide under the illuminated Chain, Margit, and Erzsébet Bridges and watch as the Pest promenade comes to life with the sounds of street musicians and people dining on the patio-lined restaurants.

Budapest Half-Day Tour: Life Behind the Iron Curtain

7. Budapest Half-Day Tour: Life Behind the Iron Curtain

Take a private full-day tour of sites in Budapest that memorialize Hungary’s time behind the Iron Curtain, and learn about life during that era. Visit the Citadella to learn about the siege of Budapest toward the end of World War II, which was the beginning of the story of the country’s occupation. Admire the Liberty Statue, or Freedom Statue, the huge monument erected in 1947 on Gellert Hill. The Liberty Statue was originally dedicated to the Russian troops, and with a pedestal 26 meters high and the statue another 14 meters it is probably the tallest of its kind in Europe. It’s now considered a universal symbol of freedom and is an important feature in the city’s panorama. You’ll also visit the Terror House, a museum dedicated to those who fell victim during the Communist era (audio-guide included). Other monuments that your guide will show you include statues of famous personalities of the era, including Marx, Lenin, and Ostapenko. The Memorial of the Hungarian-Soviet Friendship, and many others erected from 1945-1989, were relocated from the city to the open-air museum of Memento Park. The collection of 42 pieces includes the 6-meter-high statue of the Liberation Army Soldier as well. Finish the tour with a more joyful memory of the era with a ride on the Children’s Railway in the Buda hills. Originally known as the Pioneer’s Railway, it opened in 1949, operated by children aged 10-14 years.

Budapest Self Guided Scooter Tour

8. Budapest Self Guided Scooter Tour

Combine adventure and culture and discover Budapest on a scooter. Explore the city at your own pace with Budapest Magic Map, our virtual guide and navigation app that you can use on your mobile phone. Learn about the history of over 200 attractions and watch narrated videos of the most famous ones.  Pass by Hungarian Soldiers’ Memorial, Buda Castle Tunnel, Hungarian National Gallery, National Széchenyi Library, Buda Riverbank Panoramic View, Zsolnay Fountain, Danubius Fountain, Rózsavölgyi House, Anker Palace, Underground Railway Museum, Klauzal Square Market Hall, and more. Enhance your experience by watching 360-degree street view images of key attractions like Chain Bridge, Matthias Church, Dohany Street Synagogue, Liberty Bridge, Elisabeth Bridge, Gellert Hill Cave Church, Vörösmarty Square, Szimpla Kert, Great Synagogue, and Soviet War Memorial. Enjoy an app integrated with the Google Maps app of your phone to navigate to the sights with ease. You can also try out the included self-guided tours. For safe driving, your scooter comes equipped with a phone holder as well.

Budapest’s Gellért Hill: Self-Guided City Discovery Game

9. Budapest’s Gellért Hill: Self-Guided City Discovery Game

Solve riddles via a web app in your phone’s browser – and discover Budapest's Gellért Hill in a whole new way with this unique interactive activity. The game involves solving 15 ingenious puzzles while learning secret stories on the side. Each riddle takes you from one undiscovered location to the next. You’ll unlock local recommendations and fun facts – including facts some locals don't even know. Learn why Gellért Hill is a must-see for anyone visiting the Hungarian capital, with stunning views over the Danube and many historical buildings. Come across modern street art and classical masterpieces, and explore local parks, the Philosopher’s Garden, Liberty Statue, Cave Church, Gellért Hotel and Bath. This game is suitable for friends, couples, professional teams and families with kids. The tour is self-guided, so you can enjoy it at your own pace. Curious facts: Get to know more about the city, discover the secrets of the main attractions, and learn about curious facts that you won't read elsewhere. Find monuments and hidden secrets: Our local creator created an interactive walk through the city. Cryptic indications make you wind through the cities streets, inviting you to pay attention to details, as you usually won't notice. Once you've arrived at the next stop, you will have to solve a question: open your eyes and mind and use your location to find the right answer! Enjoy: While doing this discovery trail, you will get to know the city from another point of view. Even locals discover new facts while doing secret city trails!

Budapest: Half-Day Highlights Small Group Private Tour

10. Budapest: Half-Day Highlights Small Group Private Tour

Book a private guide and driver in Budapest for up to 6 people and see the sights you want to see. Traveling in comfortable air-conditioned minivans (other vehicles are available for larger groups on request), you will visit the classic sites of the city, such as the Citadella, Liberty Statue, Buda Castle and more. Learn about life in the imperial city during the days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and discover what life was like behind the Iron Curtain during the Communist era. Go to the Romanesque Matthias Church in front of the Fishermen's Bastion of the Castle District, and get close-up views of its soaring tower. Travel down Andrássy út (Andrássy Avenue), Budapest’s most iconic boulevard. Pause at the vast Heroes’ Square to see the Millennium Memorial. Continue to City Park, part of Budapest’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, and discover the oldest underground train line in the city, part of the 2nd oldest underground system in the world.

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What people are saying about Liberty Statue, Budapest

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4.2 / 5

based on 2,078 reviews

The cruise was extremely affordable but gave a glimpse of every landmark in Budapest with the best view. The boat was stunning (the prettiest that we saw at the docks) with a lovely lounge deck too!

Worth a try. Had a great experience with a reasonable cost during the night. Interior was old school classic style and you can have good spots to capture pictures and have a great view.

Muito bom, adoramos a vista noturna dos principais pontos turísticos de Budapeste! Os músicos e dançarinos são ótimos animados

It was a very nice boat trip. I can only recommend.

beautiful music and the boat was stunning as well!