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

1. 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: Candlelit Dinner River Cruise with Live Music

2. 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: 3-Hour New Year’s Eve Boat Cruise

3. 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: Margaret Island Day Spa Entry Ticket

4. 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

5. 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.

Budapest: E-Bike Guided Tour and Castle Hill

6. Budapest: E-Bike Guided Tour and Castle Hill

Explore the beautiful city of Budapest in the most relaxed way possible, by E-bike. Follow your local, enthusiastic guide to some of the most famous sights in the city and learn interesting facts about each location.  Ride your bike to the Chain Bridge and climb up to the stunning Castle Hill, where you can experience incredible views over the city. Descend back down to the Danube and journey alongside the famous river. Spend some time on Margaret Island, before you visit the Hungarian Parliament Building. Travel to Freedom Square and admire St. Stephen's Basilica. Venture down Andrassy Avenue and view the Hungarian State Opera House and the House of Terror on the way. End your tour at Hősök tere, one of the major squares in Budapest, and spend some time in City Park before you return to the office. 

Budapest: Sightseeing Cruise with Welcome Drink

7. Budapest: Sightseeing Cruise with Welcome Drink

Cruise thorugh downtown of Budapest on the Danube and discover the Hungarian capital’s most important buildings on this cruise. Select a daytime tour with a Hungarian craft beer or homemade lemonade welcome drink or an evening tour with premium prosecco or homemade lemonade. 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: 1.5-Hour Sightseeing Cruise with Drink Options

8. Budapest: 1.5-Hour Sightseeing Cruise with Drink Options

Hop on the Daylight 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 interesting spots. There is a wide range of tasty long drinks and local craft beers with a brilliant panorama. After a short tour of your own, board the Budapest sightseeing Danube river cruise. Enjoy the lovely panorama of the Danube river from a perfect point of view, the river.  Select the drinks option that works best for you and relax as you set sail. The ship will be cruising for 90 minutes, showing you most of Budapest's highlights. You will sail out from the city center, heading north to see the Parliament and Margaret Island. After a quick turn, you will sail under the Chain Bridge and by the Buda Castle, the wonderful Castle District with the National Gallery and the Budapest History Museum. On your right you will also see the Fisherman's Bastion, the charming Mathias Church and the Gellért Hill. On your left the stunning view of the Hungarian Scientific Academy will be visible. As you sail down, the color changing building of the Palace of Arts will be revealed alongside the National Theatre Hall. Here the ship takes a turn and climbs back all the way to the starting point. As you are getting ready to depart, enjoy the last sips of your drink, and get ready for an amazing day ahead. Long Drink menu for Cocktail & Cruise option: Cuba Libre Old Fashioned Mojito Pina Colada Sex on the Beach Tequilla Sunrise Gin Fizz Beer sampling list for Craft Beer option: Lager: Fóti Zwickl Wheat beer: Rizmajer Wheat Beer Hungarian Hoplager: Keserű Méz IPA: Flying Rabbit Porter: Flamand Porter or Fruit beer: Stari Black Currant Sample Wine list for Wine & Cruise option: Tokaji Furmint Grand Selection Hilltop Premium Merlot Juhász Blue Frankish Rosé Bodri Szekszárdi Civilis Cuvée Bárdos Pincészet Pinot Grigio Tokaji Szamorodni Sweet Tokaji Aszu 3 Puttonyos

Budapest: Danube River Views Bike Ride

9. Budapest: Danube River Views Bike Ride

Ride along Budapest's streets by bicycle on an innovative and entertaining jaunt around the Hungarian capital. Cycle along the banks of the River Danube and cruise along Andrassy Avenue; a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Check out the magnificent St. Stephen's Basilica. View Liberty Square and the Parliament building, then cross the Margit Bridge to Buda on the river's west bank. Learn about the history of Buda, a site of several sieges and conquests during the Ottoman expansion which almost decimated the city's population completely. Pass the Széchenyi Chain Bridge and the Elisabeth Bridge, which both hold fascinating stories of their own! Zip over to Clark Adam Square, the famous Hotel Gellért, and the Rudas Thermal Baths. Then cycle to Pest across Elisabeth Bridge and discover Pest downtown. The tour concludes back at Andrassy Avenue, where you can visit the majestic 19th-century Hungarian State Opera House; one of the era's most celebrated examples of European architecture. This 3-hour cycle tour is an excellent way to get a taste of the Hungarian capital's highlights before venturing out on your own to explore.

From Budapest: Szentendre Bike Hire with Boat & Train Return

10. From Budapest: Szentendre Bike Hire with Boat & Train Return

Take a bicycle in the Jewish Quarter of Budapest and ride through the City Center to the Danube. Bicycle ways and small downtown roads are awaiting you. You pass the main sights of Budapest like St. Stephen's Basilica, the Financial District, and Liberty Square before reaching the Parliament. Enjoy the stunning view of the river bank. A safe bicycle way will lead you on Margaret Bridge to Margarete Island, the green lunge of Budapest. The island is closed for private car traffic and offers plenty of attractions. Cross the Island to the north and at Arpad Bridge, you can pass under the bridge to a bicycle way leading you to Buda and directly into Oldbuda. Expect a short ride on cobblestones in an amazing relaxed atmosphere. You will follow the signage of the Danube Bicycle Trail, Eurovelo 6 to Roman Beach. Famous recreational area for summer evenings & weekends for the locals. Restaurants and bars at the Danube. Depending on the water level beaches! Follow through a magic forest and pass Lupa-Lake, an artificial lake with crystal clear water. The entrance is from the south-western side. Swimming, waterskiing, diving, etc. An entrance fee is required. Continue on a newly built bicycle way to Szentendre, an idyllic city at the Danube Bank. Here you will also find beaches, bars, and restaurants. Park the bicycle at the river and take a walk in the pedestrian areas. On Weekends (Fri-Sat-Sun) at 17:00 hrs (5 p.m.) a boat leaves back to Downtown Budapest. Approximately 1-hour ride. Be prepared to arrive well in advance, in order to load the bicycles and get you a nice seat. The boat is only available on weekends and can be canceled because of water levels in the Danube. Alternatively, there is an excellent regional train connection to Budapest, Margaret Bridge, and Batthyany Square. The train takes bicycles as well.

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What people are saying about Margaret Island

Excellent experience, it allows you to spend a romantic and different evening by letting you fully enjoy the breathtaking views that Budapest offers at night. Great food, very nice staff and really very enjoyable music. Highly recommended!

A breathtakingly beautiful ship with a lovely crew. The drinks are delicious, elegant and beautifully served. You can tell they pay attention to detail and presentation, which is very rare nowadays!

Beautiful island must see! Spa is fabulous! Staff lovely good value for money! Lovely food in hotel!

Great experience overall, excellent service and delicious drinks

Quality of service was amazing. I really enjoyed my time.