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Budapest Day or Evening Danube River Sightseeing Cruise

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  • Prepare to see Budapest in a completely different light as you sail through the River Danube on this 1-hour sightseeing river cruise.
  • Iconic bridges of the Danube will come into view, notably the Chain Bridge, with its guardian lions, the Margaret Bridge, and the Elisabeth Bridge.
  • Glide by the architectural marvels like the neo-Gothic Matthias Church and the historic Buda Castle District on this Budapest cruise.
  • Choose a daytime cruise or a magical Budapest night cruise under the stars with an audio guide.

Inclusions

  • 1-hour daytime, evening, or nighttime River Danube cruise (optional)
  • Audio guide (optional)

Main Budapest attractions covered:

  • Chain Bridge
  • Bronze Shoes Memorial
  • Parliament
  • Margaret Island
  • Fisherman’s Bastion
  • Buda Castle
  • Castle Garden Bazaar
  • Elizabeth Bridge
  • Gellért Hill
  • National Theatre
  • Central Market Hall
  • Tip: After your cruise, unwind in the warm, mineral-rich waters of Széchenyi Baths or Gellért Baths, a perfect way to relax after a day of sightseeing.
  • Children aged 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Budapest Day or Evening Danube River Sightseeing Cruise with Drinks

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  • Hop aboard a cruise on the Danube River which offers some of the best opportunities to capture the city's illuminated landmarks.
  • Pass by popular landmarks like the Hungarian Parliament, Buda Castle, Margaret Island, and Castle Garden Bazaar among others to see what Budapest is all about.
  • Keep an eye out for the Chain Bridge, an engineering marvel, and learn interesting facts about it on the audio commentary.
  • The 1-hour cruise along the Danube River is a great way to see its iconic sights while unwinding with a refreshing cocktail of your choice.
  • Choose the perfect option to match your sailing style and opt for a daytime or evening cruise for a memorable experience.

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  • 1-hour to 2-hour daytime or evening cruise (with options)
  • Welcome drinks or unlimited cocktails (based on the option selected)
  • Audio commentary
  • Live music (evening cruise option)
  • Inner City Parish Church
  • Chain Bridge
  • Bronze Shoes Memorial
  • Parliament
  • Margaret Island
  • Fisherman’s Bastion
  • Buda Castle
  • Castle Garden Bazaar
  • Elizabeth Bridge
  • Gellért Hill
  • Statue of Liberty
  • National Theatre
  • Central Market Hall
  • Tip: For some post-cruise shopping therapy, head to Váci Street, a pedestrian-only street known for its upscale shops, cafes, and restaurants.
  • Children aged 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Your guide dogs are welcome at the venue.
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  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Budapest Evening Danube River Sightseeing Cruise with Unlimited Prosecco

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  • No Negroni Sbagliato, but this Budapest cruise sure has some Prosecco in it. Dive straight to a night out with unlimited sparkling glasses of Prosecco.
  • Cruise the majestic Danube for 1.5 hours, witnessing the historical tapestry of Buda and Pest, 2 halves united by a glittering river.
  • Get ready to frame unforgettable memories! Spot iconic landmarks like Gellert Hill, the Castle District, the Citadel, and the Hungarian National Theatre.
  • Raise a glass of bubbly happiness! Your glass of Prosecco will keep flowing on this cruise.

Inclusions

  • 1.5-hour Danube sightseeing cruise
  • Unlimited Prosecco

Exclusions

  • Food
  • Audio guide
  • Tip: Learn some basic Hungarian phrases: "Jó napot" (Good day), "Köszszönöm" (Thank you), and "Kérem" (Please), they go a long way.
  • This experience is not wheelchair accessible.
  • This experience is restricted for children aged 17 and under.
  • Service dogs are allowed on this cruise.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Combo (Save 5%): Full-Day Access to Széchenyi Spa + Danube River Sightseeing Cruise

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  • Indulge in Budapest's finest with one ticket: soak up in Széchenyi Spa and cruise the Danube for a double dose of delight!
  • Heal in Széchenyi Spa's medicinal waters, surrounded by neo-baroque beauty. Opt for a private cabin or secure your belongings in a dedicated locker.
  • Set sail in Budapest, gliding past the Chain Bridge and Buda Castle. Wave to the Parliament and Fisherman's Bastion as you cruise through history!
  • Soak in the city's charm by day or see it illuminated under the night sky from the open deck—choose the perfect cruise time for you.

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Széchenyi Spa

  • Full-day entrance ticket
  • Access to sauna & steam cabins
  • Private cabin (optional)
  • Locker (optional)

Danube River Cruise

  • 60-min sightseeing cruise during day, evening or night (as per option selected)
  • Complimentary audio guide

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Széchenyi Spa

  • Swimming cap at Széchenyi Spa
  • Swimsuit (Available for rent or purchase)
  • Towels (Available for rent or purchase)

Danube River Cruise

  • Snacks and drinks (available for purchase onboard)
  • Bring along your earphones to enjoy the audio commentary on the Danube cruise.
  • Pets are not allowed for this experience.
  • Children aged 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Combo (Save 5%): Hungarian Parliament Guided Tour + Danube River Sightseeing Cruise Tickets

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  • Save big with this combo with a 45-minute tour of the Hungarian Parliament and a River Danube cruise.
  • Dive into Hungary's rich history with an immersive audio tour of the third-largest parliament in the world.
  • Marvel at the ornate Main Staircase, the illustrious Dome Hall, the Chamber of Peers, and the Grand Stairway.
  • Embark on a 60 to 70-minute cruise on the Danube River, taking in the riverbanks and the architecture of Budapest's famous bridges.
  • Opt for an upgrade to see the city's stunning riverscape during nighttime.

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Hungarian Parliament Audio Tour

  • Entry to the Hungarian Parliament building
  • Access to the Main Staircase, the Dome Hall, the Chamber of Peers & the Grand Stairway
  • 45-minute audio guided tour
  • Audio guide available in 23 languages
  • Headphones

River Danube Sightseeing Cruise

  • 60 to 70-min Budapest cruise
  • Please arrive in front of Gróf Széchenyi Ship, Id. Antall József rkp., 1051, Port Academia dock 3.

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Hungarian Parliament Audio Tour

  • The audio guide is available in English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Polish, Slovak, Croatian, Hebrew, Romanian, Serbian, Ukrainian Korean, Portuguese, Arabic, Slovenian, Czech, Chinese, Japanese, Bulgarian, Turkish, Hungarian.
  • It is recommended to be appropriately dressed during this tour.
  • The guided route is subject to change based on the Hungarian National Assembly schedule or other state events.
  • Large bags, packages, or objects capable of causing personal injury, such as pocket knives, knives, gas spray, etc. are not permitted inside.
  • Photography is allowed during the tour except in the Dome Hall.
  • This tour is wheelchair accessible.

River Danube Sightseeing Cruise

  • The boats have panoramic windows and open-air decks for unaltered views.
  • Pets are not allowed on this cruise.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Budapest Dinner Cruise with Folklore Show

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  • Settle into a memorable evening with a delightful cruise on the emblematic Danube River.
  • Take in a breathtaking view of Budapest illuminated with shimmering lights and colors.
  • Get a glimpse into Hungarian culture through a traditional folkloric and operetta dance show.
  • Feel the authentic Hungarian vibe with singers, dancers, violins, contrabass, and cimbalom.
  • Relish a delicious 4-course or 6-course menu (both international and Hungarian cuisine with vegetarian options) for dinner.
  • If you want to enhance the night's experience, upgrade your ticket to include window seating.

Inclusions

  • 2.5-hour Danube River cruise
  • candle-lit dinner
  • 4 or 7-course menu
  • window seating (optional)
  • live folklore entertainment
  • private table

Exclusions

  • Guide
  • Hotel transfers

Your boarding point is at Budapest River Cruises - Silverline, 1051 Budapest, Petőfi tér, Dock 11.

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  • Tip: If you're prone to motion sickness, board the cruise prepared and have medication handy.
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited.
  • Note that oversized luggage is not allowed on board.
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  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Budapest Dinner Cruise with Piano Battle Show

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  • View the illuminated sights of Budapest after dark on a smooth sailing cruise.
  • Indulge in the romantic atmosphere as you float peacefully on the emblematic Danube.
  • Get a slice of Hungarian cuisine during a sumptuous 4/7-course dinner.
  • Witness an epic piano battle and be moved by melodic and romantic tunes.
  • Add to the spirit of the night by opting for window seating.

Inclusions

  • 2.5-hour Danube River cruise
  • Candle-lit dinner
  • 4 or 7-course menu
  • Window seating (optional)
  • Live piano battle show
  • Private table

Your boarding point is at Budapest River Cruises - Silverline, 1051 Budapest, Petőfi tér, Dock 11

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Iconic landmarks by the Danube River

Glide along the Danube River and view the city’s historic sights from a unique perspective on Budapest River cruises. Whether you want to watch the sunset while sipping on a cocktail, indulge in a lavish, candlelight dinner at night, or enjoy a live folklore performance, hopping on a Budapest River cruise lets you do all that and beyond. If you are planning to spend a full day in the city, you can choose cruise combos, that include visits to the Szechenyi Spa, the Buda Castle, and more. 

Read on to discover your best Budapest River cruise options, ticket prices, what to expect, and more to plan a hassle-free tour of the city.

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Things to know before booking your Budapest River boat tour

Confused about the plethora of Budapest River cruise options? Don’t worry! Here are a few things to consider before choosing the cruise that best suits your needs. 

  • Budapest day sightseeing cruises offer stunning photography opportunities, as they sail across the Danube. Choose Budapest sunset cocktail cruises for the best golden hour backdrop. To experience a slice of Budapest nightlife, book Budapest dinner cruises with drinks
  • There’s a cruise for every budget. The cheapest day sightseeing cruises start around €7. It is the most affordable option, however, it only allows you to listen to an audio guide. If you want added facilities, you can choose a Budapest sightseeing cruise with drinks options for €16.50. A Danube evening cruise with unlimited drinks starts from €32 while a Budapest party boat cruise costs around €37. You can also choose luxurious options like Budapest dinner cruises with live entertainment that range around €79 to €95, depending on the number of dinner courses.
  • There are multiple boarding points along the Danube. You can choose the one nearest to your accommodation. The Batthyany Square and Jane Haining rakpart are closer to the Buda Castle, while the Duna Cruises boarding point is near Margaret Square. The Vigado Square is one of the most famous markets in the city, offering scores of shopping opportunities.
  • All Budapest cruise boats are luxurious 2-story boats with modern features and a sleek outer build. No matter the route you choose, you can enjoy scenic views from the top decks.

Which Budapest River cruise is best for you?

Danube River Cruises

Sightseeing cruises

Best suited for: Visitors on a budget, or with a few hours on hand
Average duration: 1 hour 20 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes

  • If you want to dive deeper into the history of the iconic landmarks that pass you by, choose sightseeing cruises that include audio guides. Some sightseeing cruises also include live folklore performances, cocktails, and lavish dinner options on board. 
  • You can also choose Budapest combo cruises to get up close to the landmarks that float by.

Recommended cruises:

  • Budapest Evening Danube River Sightseeing Cruise with Unlimited Prosecco
  • Budapest Danube River City Highlights Cruise with Audio Guide
Danube River Cruises

Evening cruises

Best suited for: Travellers who love sunsets and wines
Average duration: 1 hour 20 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Evening cruises offer the best sunset photo opportunities. The iconic landmarks are illuminated with the sun’s last rays and look majestic across the Danube River. 
  • These cruises also offer unlimited prosecco and cocktails on board. You can sit on the open decks, sip on the finest Hungarian wines, and sail along the Danube.

Recommended cruises:

  • Budapest Danube River Sunset Cocktail Sightseeing Cruise
  • Budapest Evening Danube River Sightseeing Cruise with Unlimited Prosecco
Danube River Cruises

Dinner cruises

Best suited for: Visitors looking to experience Hungarian culture
Average duration: 3 hours

  • To try the best of Hungarian cuisine, book Budapest dinner cruises, which offer 3 to 6-course lavish dishes, a private table, and live folklore performances. These dinner cruises also include vegetarian options. 
  • These folklore performances also bring you closer to Hungarian culture.

Recommended cruises:

  • Budapest Dinner Cruise with Folklore Show
  • Budapest Dinner Cruise with Piano Battle Show
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Party Boat cruises

Best suited for: Visitors in a group looking to experience Budapest’s nightlife
Average duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Budapest party cruises offer the best of the city’s nightlife. It is a cruise where you soar past illuminated landmarks as you enjoy unlimited drinks. 
  • Depending on the kind of party cruises you book, you can also enjoy a pizza with your drinks. Teenagers below 17 years of age are not allowed on Budapest Party Boat cruises. 

Recommended cruises:

  • Budapest Party Boat Cruise with Unlimited Drinks
  • Budapest Party Boat Cruise with Pizza & Unlimited Drinks

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City highlights cruise with audio guide
Sightseeing cruise
Vigado Square
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Day or evening sightseeing cruise with drinks
Sightseeing cruise
Duna Cruises Dock No. 10
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1:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Tokaj Premium Frizzante (optional)
Evening sightseeing cruise with unlimited prosecco
Evening cruise
Silverline Cruises Kft.
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5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Unlimited prosecco
Sunset cocktail sightseeing cruise
Evening cruise
Jane Haining Rakpart, Dock No. 11
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5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
3 cocktails
Dinner cruise with folklore show
Dinner cruise
Petofi Ter, Dock No. 11
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7:30 pm
3 or 6-course menu & live folklore show
Dinner cruise with piano battle show
Dinner cruise
Petofi Ter, Dock No. 12
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7:30 pm
3 or 6-course menu with live piano
Party boat cruise with unlimited drinks
Party boat cruise
Vidago Square, Dock No. 11
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5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
Danube cocktail cruise with live music
Evening cruise
Jane Haining rkp. 11, 1052
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5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
3 cocktails with live performances
Evening Danube cruise and dinner with champagne
Evening cruise
Jane Haining rkp., 1051 Magyarorszag
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7:30 pm
3-course meal, welcome drinks, & live performances

Budapest River cruise map

Budapest River Cruises

About the Danube River

The Danube River is Europe’s second-longest river, meandering through 10 countries. Originating in Germany's Black Forest, it flows southeastward, carving its way through Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, and others before emptying into the Black Sea. Renowned for its scenic beauty, the Danube's banks are dotted with historic cities and charming villages. 

The Danube River is not just a geographical feature but also a cultural and historical artery that has shaped the identity of the regions it traverses. Along its banks, you'll find architectural marvels like Budapest's Parliament Building, medieval fortresses like the Iron Gate, and charming villages steeped in tradition.

Your guide to checking in and boarding Budapest Danube River cruises

No matter the cruise you choose, you shall begin your journey from one of these piers. Every boarding point is strategically located in the city hotspots, making it easier for you to explore the shopping corners, night markets, food streets, and more.

Vigado Square

This historic square situated along the Danube Promenade is known for its vibrant restaurants, cafes, and shopping centers. Look out for its beautifully designed architecture. 
Nearest landmarks: Vigado Concert Hall and Budapest Vigado
Closest metro station: Deak Ferenc ter, around 500 meters away

Jane Haining Rakpart, Dock 11

This riverside promenade offers stunning views of the Danube River and the Buda Castle.
Nearest landmarks:
Buda Castle, Fisherman's Bastion, and Matthias Church
Closest metro station: Batthyany Square, around 700 meters away

Batthyany Square

This historic vibrant square, situated on the Buda side of the city is famous for its iconic shopping centers, cafes, and restaurants.
Nearest landmarks: Batthyany Square Market Hall and Batthyany Church
Closest metro station: Batthyany Square, situated right next to the port

Antall Jozsef Rakpart, Port Academia, Dock 3

This port serves as a starting point for river cruises, offering access to various sightseeing tours along the Danube.
Nearest landmarks: Hungarian Parliament Building and shoes along the Danube Bank memorial
Closest metro station: Kossuth Lajos ter, around 500 meters away.

5 steps to a smooth and stress-free Danube River cruise experience

  1. Check the ticket details: As soon as you receive the payment confirmation, check your email inbox for a copy of the ticket voucher. 
  2. Arrive early: It is best to arrive at least 15 minutes before the cruise begins to settle in comfortably. 
  3. Carry a valid ID: Make sure to carry a valid ID proof when going on a Budapest River cruise, especially if you are planning to go on a sightseeing cruise with drinks or a Party Boat cruise.  
  4. Collect the boarding pass: Note that your mobile voucher is not a boarding ticket. You have to display your voucher and a valid ID at the boarding point and collect your boarding pass. 
  5. Cruise away: When you receive your boarding pass, make sure to check it to confirm what’s included in your ticket. After collecting your boarding pass, you can get on the boat and explore away.

Plan your Danube River cruise experience

Timings
Best time to go on a cruise
Getting there
Food & drinks
Facilities
Rules & regulations
Visitor tips
Sightseeing cruises
  • Average duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • General timings: Most day sightseeing cruises run between 12 PM and 5 PM while evening sightseeing cruises run from 5 PM to 9 PM. Check your mobile voucher for the exact time slot.
Dinner cruises
  • Average duration: 3 hours
  • General timings: Most dinner cruises begin at 7:30 PM and run until 9 PM and include live folklore shows. Check your mobile voucher for more details. 
Party Boat cruises
  • Average duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • General timings: Party Boat cruises operate between 5 PM and 9 PM. Take a look at your mobile voucher for the exact time slot.
Best time to go on a Budapest River cruise
Best time of the day

For clear skies and unobstructed views, choose day sightseeing cruises. While day cruises have their charm, we recommend a sunset cruise for gorgeous golden-hour photo opportunities. If you want live entertainment on board, you can opt for dinner cruises.

Best time in a year
  • March to May: These months offer mild temperatures, lighter crowds, and beautiful cherry blossoms along the bank of the Danube River. 
  • June to August: The longer daylight hours during these months offer perfect conditions for day sightseeing.
  • September to November: During this period, the temperatures are mild. You can witness gorgeous fall foliage along the Danube banks. 
  • December to February: Enjoy the festive atmosphere, witness special events, and immerse yourself in the unique charm of Budapest’s snow-covered landmarks on a Christmas cruise.
Budapest River Cruises
Vigado Square
  • By metro: M2
  • By tram: Line 19
  • By bus: 108E
Jane Haining Rakpart, Dock 11
  • By bus: 133E, 5, 7, 8E, and 9
  • By train: Number H5 and H7
  • By light rail: Line 2 and 2B
Batthyany Square
  • By metro: M2
  • By tram: Line 19
  • By bus: Line 990
Antall Jozsef Rakpart, Port Academia, Dock 3
  • By bus: Number 105, 15, 210b, 72, and 9
  • By train: H5 and H7
  • By metro: Line M2 and M3
  • By light rail: Line 2, 23, and 2B
Budapest dinner cruises
Budapest River Cruises facilities on board
  • Open decks: The Budapest River cruises feature vast open decks to ensure that you can catch unobstructed views of the scenic Danube River and the iconic landmarks on its banks. 
  • Seating arrangements: There are tables and chairs on the decks and interiors of Budapest River cruises. You can relax under the sun, enjoy drinks, or have dinner at these tables. 
  • Restrooms: There are accessible washroom facilities on board for your convenience. 
  • First-aid kits: The Budapest River cruises ensure that there are first-aid kits and staff available on board to help you in case of medical emergencies.
  • Life jackets: These Danube River cruises in Budapest also have life jackets on board to ensure your safety. 
  • Live music (on dinner cruises): Depending on the type of cruise you book, you can enjoy a 3 or 6-course candlelight dinner on board.
Budapest River Cruises rules and regulations
  • Arrive early: We recommend you arrive at least 15 to 30 minutes before departure to ensure that you can settle in comfortably before embarking on your Budapest River cruise.
  • Follow boarding procedures: Bring a valid ID, download your mobile voucher, and show it at the boarding gate to avail yourself of your boarding pass. 
  • Inform dietary restrictions: If you have any dietary requirements or food allergies, please inform the staff as soon as you board the cruise. 
  • No outside food and drinks: Do not bring food and drinks from the outside on board. Most Budapest day or evening sightseeing cruises offer prosecco and cocktails on board, while Budapest dinner cruises offer a 3 or 6-course meal. 
  • Note the pet policy: Most Budapest cruises do not allow pets, except for service animals on board. 
  • Avoid large suitcases: Do not bring large suitcases or backpacks on board.
Tips to note when going on Budapest River Cruises
  • Book evening cruises: The golden hour casts beautiful sun rays over the iconic sights along the Danube River. Booking an evening cruise will make for gorgeous photo opportunities and allow you to soak in the views. 
  • Try Hungarian cuisine: Budapest River cruises allow you to experience a slice of Hungarian culture by offering a 3 or 6-course dinner on its evening cruises. They also offer live folklore shows to acquaint you with their heritage. 
  • Carry a valid ID: Make sure to carry a valid ID to get your boarding pass from the boarding point before embarking on your journey.
  • Support local businesses: The boarding points like Vigado Square and Batthyany Square are lined with historic restaurants, cafes, and shopping centers. You can purchase them and support local owners. 
  • Reserve tickets in advance: Book Budapest River cruise tickets in advance to ensure that you get guaranteed access to the cruise no matter the crowd on the day of your visit. 

Frequently asked questions about Budapest River cruises

What are the different types of Budapest River cruises?

There are a variety of Budapest River cruises- sightseeing, dinner, sunset, and evening cruises. Depending on your likes, you can choose among these options. Make sure to book tickets in advance to reserve your spot.

How much do Budapest River cruises cost?

Budapest River cruises are available online starting from . The dinner and Party Boat cruises range from €32 to €49.

What is the best time to go on a Budapest River cruise?

April to August are the best months to go on a Budapest River cruise. The temperatures are bearable and the longer daylight hours ensure that you can enjoy your sightseeing cruises to the fullest.

What can I see on a Budapest River cruise?

Matthias Church, Fisherman’s Bastion, Buda Castle, Erzsebet Bridge, Gellert Thermal Bath, Petofi Bridge, Central Market Hall, Szechenyi Chain Bridge, shoes on the Danube bank, and Hungarian Parliament building are some iconic landmarks that you can see as you sail along the Danube River.

How long are typical Budapest River cruises?

Most Budapest sightseeing cruises, evening cruises, and Party Boat cruises run for around 1 hour and 20 minutes. The Budapest dinner cruises last for around 3 hours and include live folklore performances.

What kind of food and drinks are offered on Budapest River cruises?

While most Budapest day and evening sightseeing cruises do not offer lunch options, they offer unlimited prosecco and cocktails, depending on the ticket option you choose. Budapest dinner cruises offer live entertainment and a 3 or 6-course meal on board.

Are Budapest River cruises suitable for children?

You can bring your children on Budapest River cruises. Only Party Boat cruises have mandated that a visitor must be above 17 years of age to get on board.

Is there a dress code for Budapest River cruises?

While there is no strict dress code to abide by to cruise along the Danube River, we recommend you stick to smart casuals.

Can I bring luggage on my Budapest River cruise?

Please avoid bringing large backpacks and suitcases on board. There is limited storage space on Budapest River cruise boats.

Are there accessibility considerations on Budapest River cruises?

While most Budapest River cruises accommodate visitors in wheelchairs, please check your mobile vouchers for more details.