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Budapest: Nighttime or Daytime Sightseeing Cruise

1. Budapest: Nighttime or Daytime Sightseeing Cruise

Get a different perspective on Budapest's landmarks with a sightseeing cruise at night or during the day. Cruise under the city's beautiful bridges, see the riverside promenade, and check out other Budapest sights. During the cruise, pass under some of Budapest's most well-known bridges: the Chain Bridge with its guardian lions, the Elizabeth Bridge, and the Liberty Bridge, famous for connecting the Central Market Hall with the Gellert Spa. Cruise by the Danube Promenade and take in Vigadó Square. See the statue of Saint Gellért atop Gellert Hill, as well as the Royal Palace and the Parliament. Purchase a cold beer in the summer months or a warm tea in the winter months.

Budapest: Evening Cruise including Drinks and Live Music

2. Budapest: Evening Cruise including Drinks and Live Music

Cruise under all 6 of the main bridges of Budapest and explore many historically and culturally important sites on this city cruise. Customize your experience with your favorite drinks by choosing the option that suits you, including wine, beer, cocktails, and soft drinks. The unforgettable atmosphere will be guaranteed by live salon music performed by three musicians from the award-winning Rajkó Folk ensemble. Often cited as one of Europe's most beautiful cities, Budapest is even more stunning from the river. The Buda side is made of a string of World Heritage sites stretching from the Chain Bridge to the Technical University, and includes the Gellért Bath, Mt. Gellért with its Freedom Monument and the Citadella, the Buda Castle and the Fisherman’s Bastion. On the opposite side of the river, you can marvel at iconic buildings such as the House of Parliament and the St. Stephen’s Basilica. You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy drinks in the air-conditioned cabin and then head to the open-air upper deck to admire the panorama of Budapest by night. The performance also features a marvelous original Hungarian instrument, the famous “cimbalom”. The combination of string instruments and the cimbalom provides a uniquely Hungarian, unforgettable harmony and an outstanding atmosphere on-board. Wish to hear your favorite popular song in a whole new adaptation? During the performance, guests will have a chance to request their favorite songs.

Budapest: Daytime Sightseeing Boat Cruise

3. 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: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

4. Budapest: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Get a perfect introduction to Budapest on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. Cruise around in style, hopping on and off at the more than 20 stops along carefully designed routes. See the magnificent Basilica, the leafy and classical Andrassy Avenue, Chain Bridge, and much more. Listen to the audio commentary provided in 16 languages, visit the city's most famous landmarks, and join an optional walking tour of Pest. Experience Hungary's capital in all its glory with the Danube River cruise and witness Budapest from a different perspective. Ticket holders will also enjoy a guided walking tour through the stately Pest side of the city. All of the buses are air-conditioned during the summer and heated during the winter, providing you with the most comfortable and convenient way to explore Budapest.

Budapest: Premium Evening Cruise with Tokaj Frizzante

5. Budapest: Premium Evening Cruise with Tokaj Frizzante

Cruise through downtown Budapest on the Danube River and discover the Hungarian capital’s most important buildings while enjoying a glass of Tokaj Premium Frizzante or orange juice. Step aboard the fully refurbished sightseeing boat 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. Use your phone to scan QR codes under our boat tours to reveal information about the famous landmarks you see along the way. You can also purchase additional drinks from the stylish onboard bar. Take some fantastic photos from the water no matter what time of day you sail. Cruise beneath 6 of Budapest's bridges and admire views of notable buildings, including the illuminated Hungarian Parliament Building. Your tour finishes back at the meeting point.

Budapest: Downtown Budapest Cocktail Cruise Winter Edition

6. Budapest: Downtown Budapest Cocktail Cruise Winter Edition

Watch the sunset over Budapest on this river cruise along the Danube. Marvel at panoramic views of the city skyline at dusk as you savor three delicious cocktails.  Board the cruise and spend some time on the comfortable terrace or cool down on the air-conditioned lower deck. Warm up for a night out with a variety of cocktails. Spend the evening with your friends and family watching as the city lights up and the stars come out.

Budapest: Sightseeing Danube River Cruise Ticket

7. 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. 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: Danube Cruise with Hungarian Dinner and Live Music

8. Budapest: Danube Cruise with Hungarian Dinner and Live Music

Take a cruise on the majestic Danube River and explore Budapest from a different perspective. Enjoy a traditional Hungarian dinner, and live folk music as you take in the city's sights and lights. Depart from the city center, board the Gróf (Count) Széchényi, the biggest vintage ship currently on the Danube. Marvel at its elegant wooden interior and designer carpets, the perfect setting for your travel photos. Make life-long memories as you sail along the river, taking in the sights. Admire the Parliament, Chain Bridge, and Buda Castle and Citadel from the water. Relax and enjoy Hungarian specialties. Listen to live music performed by 4 members of the award-winning Rajkó Folk Orchestra. Listen to local and international favorites, and make sure to make a request for your party. The buffet dinner includes all the Hungarian must haves: Alföld style Goulash soupTraditional beef paprikash with homemade dumplingsHungarian strudel variations (dessert) Drinks: One welcome drinkOne glass of beer, wine, mineral water, or a soft drink

Budapest: Downtown Budget Sightseeing Cruise

9. Budapest: Downtown Budget Sightseeing Cruise

Embark on a boat trip down the famous River Danube as you get to see Budapest from the water. Cruise under the city's beautiful bridges, see the riverside promenade, and other sights on this sightseeing cruise. Enjoy a cruise which passes under some of Budapest's most well-known bridges. See the Chain Bridge with its guardian lions, as well as the Elizabeth Bridge with its large, bronze statue Encounter the Liberty Bridge, famous for connecting the Central Market Hall with the Gellert Spa. Pass by the picturesque Danube Promenade and take in the sights of Vigadó Square. Take in the city's sights from this unique vantage point on the water. Admire the statue of Saint Gellért atop Gellert Hill, as well other key Budapest landmarks like the Royal Palace and Parliament.

Budapest: Skyline Sightseeing Cruise with Parliament View

10. Budapest: Skyline Sightseeing Cruise with Parliament View

Pass under some of Budapest's most well-known bridges like the Elizabeth Bridge on this sightseeing cruise in Budapest. Enjoy views of the Danube Promenade. Hop aboard a comfortable boat and begin your Danube River cruise. See the Chain Bridge with its guardian lions, the Elizabeth Bridge with its large, bronze statue, and the Liberty Bridge, which is famous for connecting the Central Market Hall with the Gellert Spa. Take in the charm of the picturesque Danube Promenade and feel the thrill of seeing the Royal Palace and Parliament from the water. Feast your eyes on city sights like Vigadó Square and the statue of Saint Gellért atop Gellert Hill. Return to your starting point at the end of your cruise. 

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Really fun experience! We got 3 cocktails each, we ordered all of them at the start so it wasn’t a hassle trying to get the waiters attention as it’s super busy! Very nice views in the evening. The back of the boat is the perfect picture spot. Would very much so recommend this

Excellent trip of all the Cadtle Hill area. However, the map given out is not to scale or orientated very well. You also don’t receive the same discounts on cafes and tourist venues as you do if you but a ticket at the bus.

Beautiful experience! Thank you Kitti for your kindness and your exceptional service!! So happy to have made this choice and to have had kitti by our side!!

Wonderful. Very nice boat, drink included and headphones with audio guide, allows you to discover most of the beauties of Budapest in a truly relaxing way.

It didn't last 85 minutes but it was very nice and the music was good