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Budapest Day or Evening Sightseeing River Cruise

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  • Prepare to see Budapest in a completely different light as you sail through the River Danube on this 70-minute sightseeing river cruise.
  • While both day and night cruises are available, a sunset cruise during the golden hour - with all of Budapest's attractions brightly illuminated - is a truly gorgeous sight to witness.
  • See the hidden sights of the riverbanks from a waterfront perspective. Choose the ticket option with drinks to sip on a beverage of your choice while enjoying the view.
  • Iconic bridges of the Danube will come into view - notably the Chain Bridge, with its guardian lions, the Margaret Bridge, and the Elisabeth Bridge.
  • Take in the sight of the beautiful city of Budapest lit up on a 120-minute cruise with 1 welcome drink by upgrading your tickets or opt for an audio guide available in 6 languages.

Inclusions

  • 60-min sightseeing cruise
  • 1 drink of choice (optional)
  • 120-min nighttime cruise with welcome drink (if option selected)
  • Complimentary multilingual 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
  • The Lower Wharf of Pest in the 5th district. Please check your booking confirmation for address & route details.
  • If you have opted for the audio guide, please bring your own earphones.
  • The drink options (if selected) include Beer – 1 pint, Wine – 1 glass, Sparkling wine – 1 glass, soft drinks, fruit juices, lemonade, still & sparkling water, alcohol-free coffees, or tea.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Day or Evening Budapest 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.
  • View the magnificent views of Budapest along with sipping a welcome drink of premium Prosecco or orange juice, and many premium cocktails.
  • With onboard film and audio guides available in multiple languages, you can learn about highlights such as the Chain Bridge, Buda Castle District, and the Hungarian Parliament.
  • You have the option to upgrade the ticket as per your choice, including three variants: Daytime Cruise with Tokaj Premium Frizzante, City Lights Cruise with Tokaj Premium Frizzante, and Live Music City Lights Cruise with Tokaj Premium Frizzante.

Inclusions

  • 1-hour cruise with Tokaj Premium Frizzante (optional)
  • Audio & online readable guide
  • Onboard film (optional)
  • 1.5-hour cruise with cocktails (optional)
  • 1.5-hour cruise with unlimited drinks (optional)

Exclusions

  • Hotel transfers
  • Meal inclusions
  • Board your cruise at Duna Cruises, Dock 10.
  • Address: Budapest Jane Haining rakpart 10. Dock 10, 1052 Hungary.
  • Landmark: Nearby the Elizabeth Bridge (white suspension bridge) on the Pest side. Look for Duna Cruises, Dock 10.

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  • This cruise accommodates a maximum of 100 people.
  • The operating hours are subject to change. Please check the calendar to see the operating hours on your intended day of visit.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Full-Day Access to Széchenyi Spa + Danube River Sightseeing Cruise

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  • Enjoy two must-try Budapest experiences, dive into Széchenyi Spa's charm, and sail the Danube, all in one ticket.
  • Delight in Széchenyi Spa's medicinal waters, enveloped by neo-baroque architectural elegance.
  • From the ticket options you can opt to upgrade to a private cabin or secure belongings with a dedicated locker.
  • Drift along the Danube for 60 to 70 minutes, absorbing Budapest's landmarks, during the daytime cruise.
  • See Chain Bridge and the Margaret Bridge, the famous bridges that were constructed across the Danube.

Inclusions

Széchenyi Spa

  • Full-day entrance ticket
  • Fast-track entry (optional)
  • Private cabin (optional)
  • Locker (optional)

Danube River Cruise

  • 75-min cruise during day/night

Exclusions

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)
  • Pets are not allowed for this experience.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Combo (Save 5%): Hungarian Parliament Guided Tour + River Danube 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.

Inclusions

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
  • 120-min night-time Budapest cruise (optional)
  • 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 3-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

  • 3-hour Danube River cruise
  • candle-lit dinner
  • 3 or 6-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 3-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

  • 3-hour Danube River cruise
  • Candle-lit dinner
  • 3 or 6-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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  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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1.5-Hour Budapest Party Boat Cruise with Unlimited Drinks

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  • Depart from the heart of the city and set sail on an 85-minute sightseeing cruise of Budapest.
  • Take in the breathtaking views of the Vigadó Concert Hall, National Parliament, and Buda Castle as you indulge in an unlimited supply of drinks onboard.
  • See the Várkert Bazár, which was recently restored to its former glory and is a perfect blend of art, history, and nature.
  • An assortment of bars, cafés, and restaurants that line the banks will show you a glimpse of the daily life here.

Inclusions

  • 85-minute sightseeing cruise
  • Unlimited drinks from drinks menu (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)

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  • Snacks
  • Cocktails and shots (can be purchased separately)
  • Board your cruise at Jane Haining Rakpart, Dock 11 (Next to the Elizabeth Bridge).
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  • The maximum capacity on board is 80 people.
  • This experience is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • Please Note: Passengers may not be allowed to board if they appear intoxicated upon arrival.
  • Click here to view the Drinks Menu.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Iconic landmarks by the Danube River | A visual feast from Budapest River cruises

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.

Things to know before booking your Budapest River cruise

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. 

  • Choosing between a day or evening sightseeing cruise depends on your priorities. If you have a whole day to spend in Budapest, you may choose a combo tour. Visit the Szechenyi Spa or take a tour of the Hungarian Parliament and go on an evening Danube River cruise. Choose Budapest sunset cocktail cruises for the best golden hour backdrop. To experience a slice of Budapest nightlife, book Budapest dinner cruises with drinks
  • Consider your pre or post-cruise plans before making a purchase. You can choose the one nearest to your accommodation. The Batthyany Square and Jane Haining rakpart is closer to the Buda Castle, while the Duna Cruises boarding point is near the Margaret Square. The Vigado Square is one of the most famous markets in the city, offering scores of shopping opportunities. 
  • There’s a cruise for every budget. The day or evening Budapest sightseeing cruises start around €7. You can choose a Budapest sightseeing cruise with drinks options for €16.50. A Danube evening cruise with unlimited drinks start from €32 while a Budapest party boat cruise cost 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.
  • If you are traveling with the elderly or are a visitor with mobility challenges, go for sightseeing cruises that allow guests in wheelchairs. Also, note that you must be at least above 17 years of age to book a Budapest cruise with drinks.

Which Budapest River cruise is best for you?

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If you are on a budget

Go for: Day or evening sightseeing cruises
Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours

  • Budapest sightseeing cruises start from €7. If you add an audio guide and drinks, they may range around €15 to €16.50. 
  • You can choose between a day or evening sightseeing tour with these tickets.

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Danube River Cruises

If you have a few hours on hand

Go for: Sightseeing cruises with add-ons
Duration: 1.5 to 3 hours

  • If you have half a day or a full day to spend in the city, you can choose a spa-day at Szechenyi Baths and go for an evening or night sightseeing cruise along the Danube. 
  • The evening cruises are also accompanied by live folklore performances and lavish 3-course dinners.

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If you are a culture enthusiast

Go for: Sightseeing audio-guided cruises or dinner cruises
Duration: 3 hours

  • If you want to dive deeper into the history of the iconic landmarks that pass you by as you float along the Danube River, choose sightseeing cruises that include audio guides.
  • You can also choose Budapest dinner cruises, which also include 3-course Hungarian dinners, fine wines, and live folklore performances, that invite you to immerse yourself in the city’s culture. 

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Danube River Cruises

If you want to explore beyond

Go for: Budapest combo cruises
Duration: Flexible

  • If you have a full day at your disposal, choose Budapest combo cruises, which include access to the Szechenyi Spa or a tour of the Hungarian parliament, along with a Danube River cruise.
  • You will also get a multilingual audio-guided tour of the Hungarian Parliament in around 23 languages for your convenience. 

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If you are a wine lover

Go for: Evening sightseeing cruises or dinner cruises
Duration: 1.5 to 3 hours

  • If you love drinking wine, book Budapest evening sightseeing cruises with drinks. They include unlimited amounts of Prosecco and may also include dinner with champagne, depending on the kind of tickets you choose. 
  • Note that children below 17 years of age are not allowed on this cruise. 

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If you want to try Hungarian cuisine

Go for: Dinner cruises
Duration: 3 hours

  • To try the best of Hungarian cuisine, book Budapest dinner cruises, which also include live folklore performances. If you want to experience Hungarian culture, choose these cruises. 
  • These dinner cruises also offer vegetarian options. 

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If you are a music aficionado

Go for: Dinner cruises
Duration: 3 hours

  • Book Budapest dinner cruises to enjoy live folklore performances or piano pieces on board. These cruises also include 3 to 6-course lavish, Hungarian cuisine and a private table. 
  • These folklore performances also bring you closer to Hungarian culture. You can learn about the backstory and origin of these songs. 

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If you want to experience Budapest nightlife

Go for: Party boat cruises
Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes to 3 hours

  • Budapest party cruises offer the best of Budapest nightlife. It is a cruise where you soar past illuminated landmarks as you enjoy unlimited drinks.
  • You can also choose a Budapest cocktail cruise, that is accompanied by live piano performances to enjoy the ambiance as you cruise along the Danube. 

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Sights Covered on Your Danube River Cruise in Budapest

Budapest is an iconic city. One of the biggest cities in Europe and a World Heritage Site, its buildings and ancient landmarks have never failed to inspire travelers. From beautiful bridges to grand castles, here are some of the attractions you will visit on your Danube River Cruise.

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Chain Bridge

The Széchenyi Chain Bridge, popularly known as Chain Bridge, is built across the Danube River. Opened in 1849, it was the first permanent bridge connecting the Buda and Pest sides. An architectural marvel, it was often regarded as a symbol of the city. Named after István Széchenyi, a revered Hungarian Statesman, the bridge was designed by English engineer William Tierney Clark and constructed by Scottish engineer Adam Clark. Today the wrought-iron chain suspension bridge is an important monument and tourist site.

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Margaret Bridge

Margaret Bridge is noted for its unusual three-way design. The bridge connects Buda and Pest while also linking Margaret Island. Designed by French engineer Ernest Goüin, the construction of the bridge commenced in 1872 and was completed in 1876 and stretches across a length of 607.5 meters. In 2009 the Bridge was renovated to give it a new look, and today it is a very famous landmark in Budapest.

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Margaret Island

Margaret Island is a tourist hotspot in the middle of the River Danube. The 2.5 kilometers Island can be accessed via Margaret Bridge and Árpád Bridge. It is a famous recreational area in the city with promenades, cycle paths, and picnic spots inside the Island. It also houses ruins dating back to the Middle Ages. Margaret Island is known for its parks, swimming pools, and musical fountains.

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Vigadó Square

Vigado Square in the Pest side of Budapest is a busy corner of the city. Here you will find the iconic concert hall Vigadó. The Concert Hall was damaged more than one time during wars, last renovated in 2014. The newest attraction in the area is the statue, Little Princess. Sitting on the fence separating the promenade and tram line, the Little Princess statue is a famous backdrop for tourist photos.

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Hungarian Parliament

The Hungarian parliament is a palatial neo-gothic style building on the banks of the River Danube, located on the Pest side of the city. Opened in 1902, it's the largest building in Hungary and a very popular tourist destination. The building has 691 rooms, and at 96 meters in height, it is one of the tallest buildings in the country. Inside the Central Hall of Parliament is where the Holy Crown of Hungary is kept.

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Fisherman’s Bastion

For the best panoramic views of Budapest, you should visit Fisherman's Bastion, established in 1851. It is one of the most well-known buildings in Budapest, located near Buda Castle. Built in the Neo-Romanesque style, the building's main facade is 140 meters long. The Bastion was first built in the 1700s and guarded by the guild of local fishermen, hence the name Fisherman's Bastion.

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Buda Castle

One of the most stunning palaces in all Europe, Buda Castle, belonged to the Hungarian Royalty. It is also known as the Royal Palace and Royal Castle. A majestic expression of baroque-style architecture, the grand palace today is a World Heritage Site. It is home to the Hungarian National Gallery and the Budapest History Museum. First built in 1265, the Castle was renovated in 1749 and 1769. During World War II, the Castle was almost destroyed, but thanks to restoration efforts, it retained its beauty.

Plan Your Visit

Duration of the Cruises
Getting There
What to Bring
Budapest River Cruises

Danube River Sightseeing Cruise – 75 Minutes

Danube Evening Cruise with Welcome Drink – 90 Minutes

Panoramic Cruise with Drinks and Live Folklore – 3 Hrs

Danube Cruise with Pizza and Unlimited Beer – 75 minutes

Panoramic Cruise with Drinks and Live Folklore - 3 hours

Dinner Cruise with Live Piano Show & 3-Course Menu - 3 hours

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Budapest has a hassle-free transportation system. In their own words, the city has one of the 'richest public transportation systems' among all European capitals.

By Bus: Bus routes 105, 110, 115, 133E, 5, and 8E will take you close to the river dock.

By Taxi: The basic fare of the taxi is 700 HUF. For every extra kilometer, you have to pay 300 HUF, and the waiting charge is 75 HUF per minute.

By Metro: Lines M1 and M3 will get you to the river dock.

By Tram: Route 2M is the closest to the river cruise.

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  • Casual clothes
  • Jeans
  • Raincoats, if you're visiting in June.
  • Swimwear and flip-flops for thermal baths.
  • Walking shoes, because there's a lot of walking involved visiting the historic streets and landmarks.
  • Warm clothes, gloves, if you're visiting between December to February.

Beyond Budapest river cruises

Hungarian Parliament
Szechenyi Baths

Frequently Asked Questions About Budapest River Cruises

Q. How do I book a Danube river cruise in Budapest?

A. You can book your Danube river cruise online.

Q. Which are the best Danube River Cruises in Budapest?

A. When it comes to Danube River Cruises, we recommend trying the sightseeing cruise, the cruise with live piano, or a combo ticket with multiple attractions.

Q. Are there any Danube river cruises?

A. Yes. There are many Danube river cruises in Budapest that offer sightseeing, complimentary drinks, meals, guided tours, and entertainment.

Q. What types of Danube river cruises can I book?

A. Choose from a 75-Minute Danube River Sightseeing Cruise, 90-Minute Danube Evening Cruise with Welcome Drink, 3-Hour Panoramic Cruise with Drinks and Live Folklore, 75-Minute Danube Cruise with Pizza and Unlimited Beer, and more.

Q. How long is the Danube river cruise?

A. Danube River Cruises take about 75 minutes to 3 Hours, depending on which cruise you choose.

Q. What will I see on a Danube river cruise?

A. On a Danube River Cruise, you can enjoy historic bridges like Margaret Bridge, Chain Bridge; sites like Margaret Island, Danube promenade; landmarks such as The Parliament house, Fisherman's Bastion, and the Buda Castle.

Q. Do the Danube River Cruises include hotel transfers?

A. Yes, the Danube River Cruises come with optional hotel transfers.

Q. How much are the Danube River Cruises?

A. Danube River Cruise tickets start as low as €11.