Budapest river cruises on Christmas

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Christmas cruise in Budapest | Celebrations over the Danube River 

Go on a Budapest Christmas cruise for a unique close to the year. See the glittering lights of the city reflected in the gentle ripples of the Danube, and experience a festive atmosphere that warms your heart. 

Why go on a Christmas Cruise in Budapest?

Top 5 reasons to go on a Christmas Cruise in Budapest
  • Cruise over Europe’s second-longest river: Budapest’s Christmas cruises pass over the Danube River, the second-longest river in Europe.
  • Experience a festive atmosphere: Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit with the Christmas cruise's festive ambiance. The boat is adorned with dazzling decorations, and the air is filled with the sounds of cheerful carols.
  • Witness Budapest at night: Budapest at night is picture-perfect. Christmas cruises over the Danube River pass by beautiful monuments along the waterfront lit up by Christmas lights.
  • Savor delicious Hungarian meals: Some Christmas cruises in Budapest come with delicious Hungarian four-course meals served at a private table lit with candles.

What does a Christmas cruise include?

Christmas Cruise with 4-Course Dinner, Piano Battle Show & More
New Year's Eve Cruise on the Danube with Unlimited Drinks
Christmas Cruise in Budapest
  • 3-hour Danube river cruise
  • Welcome champagne
  • 4-course menu
  • Private table with candle lighting
  • Live piano show
  • Drinks package (optional)
  • Window seat (optional)
Christmas Cruise in Budapest
  • 3-hour Danube river cruise
  • Onboard DJ
  • View of fireworks above the Parliament
  • Cruise with 5 cocktails (optional)
  • Cruise with unlimited drinks (optional)
  • Click here to know more about each of the drinks menu.

Plan your visit

Boarding points
Christmas Cruise in Budapest Timings

Christmas Cruise with 4-Course Dinner, Piano Battle Show & More:

  • Timings: 7:30 PM & 10:30 PM
  • Boarding: Starts at 6:55 PM
  • Closed on: Every day apart from 24th and 25th December
  • Duration: 3 hours

Budapest New Year's Eve Cruise on the Danube with Unlimited Drinks:

  • Timings: 10 PM
  • Closed on: Every day except 31st December
  • Duration: 3 hours

Boarding point: Silverline Cruises kft.
Address: Budapest, Jane Haining Rakpart, Dokk 11, 1052 Hungary
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Getting there:

Christmas Cruise in Budapest tips
  • Book early: The holiday season is bustling, and Budapest's Christmas cruises are no exception. Secure your spot by booking your tickets early to avoid missing out on this experience.
  • Carry an ID: Please carry a valid photo ID with your mobile voucher to the boarding point for hassle-free entry.
  • Dress for winter wonderland: Budapest in winter is a picturesque snow globe, and your cruise experience will be no different. Bundle up in layers, don your coziest scarf and mittens, and embrace the chill as you sail through the city's glittering lights.
  • Choose the right cruise: Some cruises feature live entertainment and meals, while others focus on the mesmerizing cityscape. Pick the package that suits your ideal Christmas celebration.
  • Arrive early: Plan your arrival 35 minutes early to soak in the pre-cruise atmosphere and ensure a smooth boarding process.

Frequently asked questions about Budapest Christmas cruise tickets

What does a Christmas cruise in Budapest involve?

Christmas cruises in Budapest can include unlimited drinks or a four-course Hungarian menu with a welcome champagne and a live piano show, depending on the kind of ticket you choose.

How long is a Budapest Christmas Cruise?

Christmas cruises in Budapest generally last for three hours.

Does a Budapest Christmas Cruise involve alcohol?

Yes, Christmas cruises in Budapest involve alcohol.

Can I go on a Christmas Cruise in Budapest alone?

Yes, you can go on a Christmas cruise in Budapest alone. Embrace the festive spirit solo and create memories with fellow travelers and locals that will warm your heart.

Can I bring kids on a Christmas Cruise in Budapest?

Yes, you can bring kids on a Budapest Christmas cruise. The cruises are family-friendly, offering a magical experience for kids with dazzling lights and a joyful atmosphere. It's the perfect holiday treat for the whole family.

Is there a dress code for Christmas Cruise in Budapest?

While festive sweaters and cozy layers are perfect for the winter chill, there's no formal dress code for a Budapest Christmas Cruise. Just come as you are and let the holiday spirit guide your fashion choices!

What can I see on a Christmas Cruise in Budapest?
  • You can see the following on a Christmas cruise in Budapest:
    -Chain Bridge
    -The Parliament
    -Buda Castle
    -Margaret Bridge
    -Rákóczi Bridge
    -Castle District