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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 Day Trip from Vienna

3. 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: 4-Hour Guided Bus Tour with River Cruise

4. Budapest: 4-Hour Guided Bus Tour with River Cruise

Enjoy our 3-hour live guided city tour with professional guides and then an unforgettable sightseeing cruise on the Danube. Your tour begins with a 3-hour Grand City Tour of Budapest. You will pass by the iconic Parliament building before crossing the Danube River by the Margaret Bridge. The coach will take you to the Royal Castle area on the Buda side, where you will enjoy a short walk to the Fisherman’s Bastion and to see the exterior of Matthias Church. Next, the tour continues up the Gellért Hill, where you will have a photo stop and time to take in the great views over all of Budapest. After this stop the coach will take you across the Elizabeth Bridge and along Andrássy Avenue to Heroes’ Square. Pass by the Opera and St. Stephen’s Basilica on the way back to the Intercontinental Hotel - EUrama office where the bus tour ends in order to start the Danube cruise experience. The boat tour departs from dock 6 MAHART and includes 1 stop. Passing by the imposing building of the Parliament you can admire the panorama of the Margaret Island. The Castle District – the Royal Castle - the Matthias Church & the Fisherman’s Bastion are located on the Castle Hill, the Liberty Monument and the Citadel are on the Gellert Hill. Continuing the tour in the southern direction you can see the bridges of Budapest, the National Theatre, the Palace of Arts. Getting back you can see the universities of Budapest, the Central Market Hall. The tour ends in the city center.

Budapest: E-Bike Guided Tour and Castle Hill

5. 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: Boat Tour - Panorama Cruises with Premium Prosecco

6. Budapest: Boat Tour - Panorama Cruises with Premium Prosecco

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 E-Bike Tour

7. 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

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 Rafting Experience and Drink

9. Budapest: Danube River Rafting Experience and Drink

The extraordinary sightseeing experience on river Danube! Spend an unforgettable afternoon on the Danube river with sightseeing from a super stable raft boat. See the city from a special point of view, without the crowdedness of the most popular places. We start our ride from the Northern section of Budapest and as we paddle down along the twist of the river, we pass by all the main attractions, which are perfectly visible from the river. Among other notable buildings, you will see the magnificent Parliament, paddle under all the historical bridges, admire the ridges of the Buda hills as they rise above the city. At the end of our trip we arrive at an intimate bar on the river bank, surrounded by a natural reserve and calm waters. You are our guest for a refreshing beer or a soft drink at the bar! This is a fully guided tour so I will tell stories about the sights and their role in the history of Budapest. Before we set sail I teach you the basics of paddling and how to behave on the river. I provide safety vests and dry bags in which you can carry your most important belongings. The boat we use is made for white water adventures, so super stable and almost impossible to tip over. Please note that the starting point of the trip is at a different part of the city than the finish point. Both are easily reachable by public transport or taxis.

Budapest: Danube River Private Sightseeing Yacht Tour

10. Budapest: Danube River Private Sightseeing Yacht Tour

Join your personal guide on an old-timer, unique, and fully renovated ship for a private journey that will take you along the beautiful waters of the Danube River. Enjoy an unforgettable experience of Budapest's landmarks and city views, away from the crowds. Start your journey at the Hungarian Parliament and glide down the river as your captain points out all the major attractions, and explains the history and importance of all of them. Have a nice drink from a comfortable sun bed, as you relax and take in the beautiful Hungarian Capital. Admire the iconic sites that can be seen from the deck, such as Elizabeth Bridge, Chain Bridge, Buda Castle, the Parliament, Gellert Hill, Margaret Island, Margaret Bridge, Liberty Statue, National Theater, and more.

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What people are saying about Margaret Island

One-hour walk through the central area of the Danube that surrounds Budapest. The audio guide is quite complete, it describes aspects of the architecture, local history and some curiosities. The good thing about seeing the city at night is that you especially appreciate the significant buildings that are very well lit. I only regretted that Margarita Island was not skirted and that the guide was not always completely in sync with the tour.

Spectacular views from the boat, nothing cold. The only thing, however, is that not all headphones work and that sometimes the audio information is excessive and you lose sight of the views.

Nice way to see the city from a different point of view, from the fully illuminated Danube and having a drink comfortably seated, served by the staff while listening to the audio guide.

friendly staff, comfortable seats, nice ambience and a great view with interesting information about the Danube, Budapest and its history

Excellent activity. Guide was friendly and very knowledgeable of the city. Would really recommend.