When you come to Hungary one of the most important programs to enjoy is a river cruise in Budapest. The Danube is the river separating Buda from Pest and it is very important in the life of the people of Hungary.
In the old days, they even arranged balls on the ice! Now they no longer arrange such things, but with a boat, you can enjoy a nice trip on the Danube. There are many different options and ways to do such a trip, but we really do recommend that everyone try it out. It is for sure best to do it in the evening so that you can enjoy the illuminated buildings and bridges, but it is, of course, possible to do a river cruise in Budapest during daytime as well.
Enjoy a river cruise in Budapest
Here is a list presenting some of the river cruises in Budapest which we can help you book.
Lunch cruise at 14.00
This is a cruise lasting 90 minutes. On the boat, you will get to enjoy a beautiful view and a buffet dinner. You will get a welcome drink upon arrival and a bottle of water and a glass of water during the ride.
Price: 12300 HUF
Cocktail and beer cruise at 14.00, 16.00, 19.00 or 21.00
If you simply want to enjoy some good drinks while watching the beautiful Budapest panorama, then the daily 90 minute cocktail and beer cruise is ideal for you. The price includes either 3 beers or 2 cocktails, so you decide what you want to drink. You can of course buy extra drinks on board later.
Price: 8300 HUF
Dinner cruise at 19.00
This is the most popular cruise lasting 120 minutes. It has a dinner buffet, live gypsy music, and a welcome drink, a bottle of water and a glass of wine included.
Price: 16,500 HUF
Wine cruise at 14.00, 19.00 or 22.00
If you don’t want to eat a whole lot, but rather concentrate on tasting delicious and tasty Hungarian wine, then the Wine cruise at 19.00 is the right river cruise in Budapest for you. It lasts for 2 hours and you get to taste 7 different wines.
Price: 10600 HUF
Four-course dinner cruise at 19.45
This might be the best cruise available. It lasts for 2 1/2 hours, it has a four-course dinner included. You pick the courses yourself from a menu upon arrival. A welcome drink is included. Notice that tickets need to be picked up and paid for the day before the actual cruise.
Price: 23,900 HUF
Dinner cruise at 22.00
If you like to eat and want to see beauty in the darkness, then the river cruise at 22.00 is perfect for you. It is running almost daily between May and October. The river cruise lasts for 90 minutes. This cruise also has live music available since April 2016.
Price: 14,200 HUF
If you want to book any of these river cruises in Budapest simply use the forms beneath to do your booking. You will receive a confirmation from us within 24-48 hours. You will also receive an automatic reply to your email at once. If you do not receive that, please check your spam filter and add us to your friends to make sure that you will receive our confirmation email later.
Reserve a River Cruise in Budapest
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Why should you enjoy a Danube Cruise in Budapest?
A Danube Cruise is one of the best ways to see Budapest, especially by night. During the cruise, you will see the beauties of the National Theatre, a building most tourists normally miss out on, due to its location quite far south in Budapest. The cruise in Budapest is also quite a bit nicer than the river cruises in Prague, as there are no slow stops, channels in which you need to travel… you are just to sit back and simply enjoy Budapest at its most beautiful, from the Danube.