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  • 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.

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

  • Budapest Daytime Sightseeing Cruise

    2. 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: 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 delicious 3 or 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 Marga...

    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!

  • Budapest: Danube Sightseeing Cruise 24-Hour Ticket

    4. Budapest: Danube Sightseeing Cruise 24-Hour 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, as your ticket is valid for 24 hours. 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...

    Cheap and easy tour. No opportunity to hop off at any point apart from our initial boarding, check with staff if this is what you want to do. We didn't want to get off so didn't bother us.

  • Budapest Day Trip from Vienna

    5. Budapest Day Trip from Vienna

    Experience the beautiful and historic city of Budapest with a day trip on a comfortable tour bus from Vienna. Take a comfortable ride through the plains of western Hungary to the city of Budapest, located on the scenic banks of the Danube River. Take an informative tour of the Buda and Pest districts, learning about their historical and cultural significance of the Hungarian capital along the way. Admire the most famous sights of the city, such as the majestic Buda Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and symbol of the city. See the Hungarian Parliament Building, a building inspired by the Palace of Westminster, and Heroes’ Square, St. Stephen's Basilica, Matthias Church, and enjoy a visit to Margaret Island as you learn the meanings of these diverse sights from your tour guide. At 17:00, return to Vienna and enjoy a drop off at your hotel.

    Wonderfully knowledgeable guides. It was a pleasure listening to them. We learnt a lot. It would be good to try and catch some more sights on foot. There are 7 hours of touring time,so plenty of opportunity.

  • Budapest E-Bike Tour with Coffee Stop

    6. Budapest E-Bike Tour with Coffee Stop

    This extensive tour will give you the chance to see all of Budapest’s best sights on comfortable e-bikes. Starting by the opulent Opera House, you’ll travel up Andrassy Avenue to the first historical site - Hero’s Square. Behind this stretches the tranquil City Park, where you’ll learn about some of the buildings in the park, including Vajdahunyad Castle and Szechenyi Thermal Bath. Continue to the center of town, travelling past the impressive St. Stephen’s Basilica and the nearby Liberty Square, where you can check out the Parliament. Cycle towards Margaret Bridge and take a detour off to Margaret Island, an entire park on an island, where you can relax while the guide will be on hand to answer questions and tell you stories from Budapest’s tumultuous past. Cross the river and stop at Batthyany Square to take a break for coffee and cake. Afterwards, make your way up the winding hill t...

    Monika was amazing! Her English was excellent and it was so interesting to learn about Budapest from her perspective. The pace was terrific, the e-bikes made it a breeze to tackle the hills of Buda and the city is incredibly beautiful! We feel like we saw in 4 hours, what would have taken us days to walk. The cakes offered on our break were delicious!

  • Budapest Private Bike Tour with Cafe Stop

    7. Budapest Private Bike Tour with Cafe Stop

    This 3.5 hour cycle tour can be tailored to suit your wishes, stopping at various major sights of the city including Heroes’ Square, where you will learn about the rich history and culture of Hungary, City Park and Vajdahunyad Castle (including a peek into Széchenyi bath house), the Opera House, St Stephen's Basilica, Liberty Square, and the Parliament. Other sights include the Danube Promenade, the Chain Bridge, inner central Pest, Margaret Bridge and Margaret Island, the Buda Castle District (Royal Palace, Fisherman’s Bastion, Matthias Church), the Grand Market Hall, National Museum and Great Synagogue. A coffee break with a traditional Hungarian pastry is included. Your experienced guide will always take the safest routes.

  • Budapest's Highlights by Bike with Goulash Meal

    8. Budapest's Highlights by Bike with Goulash Meal

    Discover Budapest's most attractive sites by bike including Andrássy Avenue, Heroes' Square, Széchenyi Thermal bath, St.Stephen Basilica, Chain Bridge, the Houses of Parliament, Margaret Island, and much more. Visit breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Sites with local English-speaking guides on 15 different scenic stops. Learn about the city of Budapest and the people that call the Hungarian city home. By the end of the tour, you will have a thorough understanding of Hungarians and their lifestyle. Digest Budapest's exciting history through entertaining stories and savor the city's appetizing cuisine. Exploring Budapest by bike is a great way to orientate yourself in the city, whether it's the beginning of your stay or the end of it. End the tour with an unforgettable Hungarian goulash in a cozy restaurant.

    Ana was an awesome guide and the trip covered most major attractions plus hidden gems such as the island. Perfect number of stops and great ride!

  • 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 Hung...

    Really informative bicycle tour; easy ride; great way to see the key attractions in Budapest allowing one to figure out what to explore in more detail. Very friendly tour guide.

  • Budapest 3-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour

    10. Budapest 3-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour

    This 3-hour private walking tour of Budapest can be tailored to suit your interests, with stops at various major sights of the city. Your guide can show you the Opera House, St. Stephen's Basilica, Liberty Square, and the Parliament. You might also like to include a few of the following: the Danube Promenade, the Chain Bridge, inner central Pest, Margaret Bridge and Margaret Island, the Buda Castle District (Royal Palace, Fisherman’s Bastion, Matthias Church), the Grand Market Hall, the National Museum, and the Great Synagogue. There will be a coffee break with a traditional Hungarian pastry along the way. Your experienced guide will bring this fascinating city to life for you with stories about the sites you visit.

    My tour guide was absolutely amazing. friendly easy to converse with and knowledgeable, she made seeing and navigating through the city easy.

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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

Perfect romantic setting with great food and good music❤ Highly recommended. Only minus was that you do not get a non-alcoholic wine / beer on the boat.

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