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Margaret Island: Our most recommended tours and activities

Budapest: 1-Hour Evening Sightseeing Cruise with Drink

1. 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: Daytime Sightseeing Boat Cruise

2. Budapest: Daytime Sightseeing Boat Cruise

Enjoy this 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 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. Afterward, you’ll board the boat for the return trip to central Budapest.

Budapest: Candlelit Dinner River Cruise with Live Music

3. Budapest: Candlelit Dinner River Cruise with Live Music

Spend a magical evening as you feast on a catered candle-lit dinner aboard one of the most elegant and modern cruises in Budapest. Listen to live music, enjoy a festive welcome drink, and admire the city’s sparkling historical sites along the Danube River. Once you board the boat, be led to your table to receive your complimentary welcome drink. Then, sit back and relax as you enjoy your catered 4-course dinner while listening to live music performed by local Hungarian artists. 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. Continue along the waters and marvel at the nighttime views of the enchanting Buda Castle, the grand Statue of Liberty, and the impressive Citadella on top of Gellért Hill. Sail past other famous landmarks along the river like Margaret Island, the Palace of Arts (MUPA), 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: 24, 48 and 72-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

4. Budapest: 24, 48 and 72-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Get a perfect introduction to Budapest on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. Cruise around in style, hopping on and off at the more than 20 stops along carefully designed routes. See the magnificent Basilica, the leafy and classical Andrassy Avenue, Chain Bridge, and much more. Listen to the audio commentary provided in 16 languages, visit the city's most famous landmarks, and join an optional walking tour of Pest. Experience Hungary's capital in all its glory with the Danube River cruise and witness Budapest from a different perspective. Ticket holders will also enjoy a guided walking tour through the stately Pest side of the city. All of the buses are air-conditioned during the summer and heated during the winter, providing you with the most comfortable and convenient way to explore Budapest.

Budapest: Premium Prosecco Boat Cruises & Live Music Option

5. Budapest: Premium Prosecco Boat Cruises & Live Music Option

Cruise through downtown Budapest on the Danube and discover the Hungarian capital’s most important buildings on this cruise. Select a Daytime or an Evening Cruise with premium Prosecco or orange juice. Step aboard the elegant, 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. Scan QR codes on the ship to reveal interesting information about the famous landmarks along the way. Listen to relaxing lounge music and read the online tour guide. Have the option to purchase a drink at the stylish onboard bar. Take some fantastic photos from the water no matter what time of day that you sail. Finish your tour by gliding back to the meeting point where you began.

Budapest: 3-Hour New Year’s Eve Boat Cruise

6. Budapest: 3-Hour New Year’s Eve Boat Cruise

Take this opportunity to spend New Year's Eve on a boat in the middle of the Danube during one of the nicest evenings in beautiful Budapest. If you are longing for an elegant New Year's Eve dinner, Hungarian folk music, and a romantic full-dress evening, then please do not book this program. This will be a simple, informal New Year’s Eve boat cruise without any formalities or mandatory events. Due to the popularity of the program, you might be seated with other nice folks. (When you make the booking as a part of the group please indicate in the order.) There is no table reservation, and the cloakroom is also out of service for the night. The cruise will start at 9:30 PM and last until 2:00 AM the next day. After leaving the dock at Szent István Park, you will see everything on Margaret Island (Margisziget) that is worth seeing, then head south until the (new) National Theatre and arrive back at Parliament at around midnight. The Champagne will be prepared by that time, so you can enjoy the first moments of the New Year with a glass of Champagne. Following the Hungarian National Anthem, you will sail about half an hour to an hour in Budapest before returning to the port.

Budapest: Grand Sightseeing Bike Tour

7. Budapest: Grand Sightseeing Bike Tour

Tour Budapest by bike on this guided sightseeing tour. See the city's landmarks as you ride along the banks of the Danube River. Enjoy the view from the Castle District in Buda and see Neo-renaissance down Andrássy Avenue. Meet your guide at the activity provider's office and hop on your bike to being your sightseeing tour. Ride down Duna Corso to the Chain Bridge and climb the Castle District in Buda to take in the stunning view of Pest. Descend to the Danube to ride along the river, chill out on the Margaret Island, and visit the House of Parliament, Freedom Square, and St. Stephen’s Basilica. After a ride on the UNESCO-listed Andrássy avenue to pass the Opera house and the House of Terror, reach Heroes' Square and the City Park, before going back to the activity provider's office.

Budapest: Margaret Island Day Spa Entry Ticket

8. Budapest: Margaret Island Day Spa Entry Ticket

Pamper yourself at the prestigious Thermal Margaret Island for a day. The spa is the wellness center of the Ensana hotel which is located in the middle of the biggest island on the Danube. Enjoy the natural surroundings and take a break from the hubbub of the city. With your ticket, you will have access to the extensive spa facilities including multiple indoor and outdoor thermal pools, the sauna. Enjoy the warm sunshine and the natural beauty of Margaret Island. With a total of 7 different pools and twelve massage rooms, your relaxation is guaranteed.

Budapest: Sightseeing Danube River Cruise Ticket

9. Budapest: Sightseeing Danube River Cruise Ticket

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.

New Year's Eve 5 Cocktail Cruise

10. New Year's Eve 5 Cocktail Cruise

On New Year’s Eve, we invite you to our fantastic party boat to a truly special Budapest New Year's Eve celebration. Cruise on the waves of River Danube between the magical, floodlit riversides of Buda and Pest. New Year’s Eve is a special occasion for everyone. If you would like to spend it in an elegant and comfortable environment, join us on our outstanding cocktail cruise! Take in the views of Budapest's monuments along the shore lit up at night time. While enjoying the gorgeous panorama, guests can indulge in 5, freshly prepared cocktails on board. Choose from our finest cocktails: Cuba Libre, Mojito, Aperol Spritz, Pina Colada, Wiking Cocktail, Tequila Sunrise, Sex on the Beach, Rabbit in the hole, Bear in the bush, Gin Tonic, Malibu Apple, Jager bomb, Vodka Orange, Vodka Soda, and Whiskey Cola. Our Budapest New Year’s Eve 5 Cocktail Cruise guarantees an unforgettable experience for our guests.

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What people are saying about Margaret Island

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Tour time was changed, so they gave us a reserved table and an extra drink. Boat was very nice. Background music was nice and not too loud.

A surreal boat trip! Beautiful 4 course meal on a glass boat taking in all the sights! One of our best parts of our trip! Very romantic

We enjoyed it so much, lovely recording for foreigners available. I would totally recommend!

Amazing food and fabulous service in amongst the most amazing views. Relaxing and magical.

A very pleasant way to see Budapest most popular spots.