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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.

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: Grand Sightseeing Bike Tour

4. 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 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, inspired by the Palace of Westminster, Heroes’ Square, St. Stephen's Basilica, and Matthias Church. Enjoy a visit to Margaret Island as you learn the meanings of these diverse sights from your tour guide. End by returning to Vienna for drop-off at your hotel.

Budapest: Sightseeing Danube River Cruise Ticket

6. 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: Guided Bike Tour

7. 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 E-Bike Tour

8. Budapest E-Bike Tour

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 to reach the Buda Castle District. Thanks to your e-bike, the trip up won’t be exhausting and when you arrive at the top you will be rewarded with magnificent panoramic views of the entire city. Head back down the hill and cross the Danube to the Pest side of the city. Cruise down the Danube Promenade, passing the Great Market Hall and Pest downtown before the tour concludes back at the Opera House.

Budapest: 1.5-Hour Sightseeing Cruise with Drink Options

9. 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

10. 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.

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We got there early and sat on top in the fresh air right at the front. There was a very good commentary and video. We had a complimentary glass of wine. The illuminations of the buildings are amazing and the sight of the parliament building unforgettable. There happened to be a full moon right behind it which made it even more magical. I fully recommend this company.

Easy to use/ride bikes. Tour guide was excellent - very knowledgable and friendly. We covered 13 miles across the tour so it was excellent value for money!

Long day but worth it, Budapest is really a beautiful city, will visit it again. Our tour guide from Vienna and from Budapest were really great.

Fun for kids and adults. Nice to listen to the earphones guide, even the teenager enjoyed:)

I recommend it to everyone! Great website buyer service! Great service on site!