Water activity

Budapest: Evening Cruise including Drinks and Live Music

Activity provider: Hungaria Koncert Ltd.
Water activity

Budapest: Evening Cruise including Drinks and Live Music

Activity provider: Hungaria Koncert Ltd.

From US$ 18.17 per person

Join a night cruise and discover the lovely Hungarian capital with your favorite drinks. Starting from the center, admire the UNESCO-listed banks of the Danube aboard the elegant Gróf Széchényi ship.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Sip your favourite drink while exploring the capital
  • Feast your eyes on Budapest at night from the open-air upper deck
  • Listen to live Hungarian Folk music onboard
  • Start and arrive in the city center
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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.

  • Live Hungarian folk music performance
  • 1.5 or 2-hour sightseeing cruise (depending on starting time)
  • Drinks (if option selected)
  • Hotel pickup (if add-on is selected)
  • Guide
  • Drop-off

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Meeting point

Look for the big boat called "Gróf Széchenyi" written on the side.

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Important information

Not allowed

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Know before you go

  • The cruise starting at 7:00 PM is 2 hours
  • The cruise starting at 10 PM is 1.5 hours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 2126 reviews

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The panoramic views of Budapest were just stunning lit up like a candelabra. The waiting and bar staff on the boat were exceptionally friendly. The live music is atmospheric and was a wonderful spectacle to behold. However, you need to turn up earlier to guarantee a seat as I was standing for most of the evening but the staff were more than accomodating introducing me to the famous Polinka shot even! I didn't select the option to have dinner so I cannot comment on that aspect. Overall an exciting and spellbinding experience.

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March 15, 2023

We took the 2h night tour + 1 drink. It was really good, the tour is nice, you have great views of the river and the Parlament. There was live music inside, it gave a lot of energy to the room, they have a great repertoire (from Bella Ciao to Cielito Lindo) and you can ask for songs for a tip. The tour finishes where it starts and has a tram station right after crossing the street.

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March 11, 2023

Budapest at night is beautiful from the river and this is a nice boat. The only is you are paying a bit extra for a glass of Champaign which isn't worth it and the marketing states that the trip is two hours but actually you spend most the first hour at dock.

November 19, 2022

Product ID: 1745