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Budapest: 3-Hour New Year’s Eve Boat Cruise

3.4 / 5

24 reviews

Activity provider: Portum Lines Cruising

Budapest: 3-Hour New Year’s Eve Boat Cruise

Activity provider: Portum Lines Cruising

From US$ 117.91 per person

Celebrate your New Year's evening in style on a boat, make a toast in front of the Parliament with your best friends and loved ones.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Celebrate New Year's Eve in style on a boat in Budapest
  • Savor a cold and hot buffet of snacks
  • Enjoy unlimited local house wine, local beer, or soft drinks
Full description
Take this opportunity to spend New Years' Eve on a boat in the middle of the Danube during one of the nicest evenings in beautiful Budapest. If you are longing for an elegant New Year's Eve dinner, Hungarian folk music and a romantic full-dress evening, then please do not book this program. This will be a simple, informal New Year’s Eve boat cruise without any formalities or mandatory events. The cruise will start at 9:30 PM and last until 2:00 AM the next day. After leaving the dock at Szent István Park, you will see everything on Margaret Island (Margisziget) that is worth seeing, then head south until the (new) National Theatre and arrive back to Parliament at around midnight. The Champagne will be prepared by that time, so you can enjoy the first moments of the New Year with a glass of Champagne. Following the Hungarian National Anthem, you will sail about half an hour to an hour in Budapest before returning to the port. You'll be treated to a spread of food, starting off with freshly baked breadsticks and rye-rolls with butter, butterhead lettuce salad, and a cheese plate with local and French cheeses. Enjoy a house-made chicken or pumpkin cream soup. Moving on to the main course, choose between beef stew with buttered dumplings, pork chops with caramelized shallots and fried potatoes, or vegan paella with vegetables, served alongside sweet potatoes with herbs, cold pesto fusilli salad, and grilled vegetables. Finish things off with decadent pull-apart bread with walnuts and vanilla sauce. Please note the menu might be subject to change.
  • Buffet of cold and hot snacks
  • Unlimited local wine, beer and soft drinks
  • One glass of Champagne
  • Other drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Dock 42, north side, located about 800 meters North of Margaret bridge. Boat: Fanny or Neptun

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Be prepared for the weather as it might get really cold so dress warmly
  • Preferred seating cannot be guaranteed in addition to a table reservation service and cloakroom
  • The boat has both open and closed compartments, there is no seating plan
  • Amendments are not possible. No refund will be offered if you miss or a late for the tour.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.4 /5

based on 24 reviews

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pleasant cruise

boarding was very easy, the tables were well prepared, the drinks at will, the cruise was very pleasant despite the cold outside to take photos. The negative sides are at the buffet level, it was a little small and without much choice for the world on board. The mist on the windows that did not allow to see outside. However we were seven and everyone was very happy with this eve.

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January 7, 2019

Ottima esperienza, bella location, cibo buono ma con non molta scelta. Personale accogliente. Il giro è durato 3 ore come previsione partendo alle 21.45pm rientrando alle 1.00am. Intrattenimento assente nell’attesa della mezzanotte. Un capodanno ed esperienza sicuramente da provare. Danubio e Budapest di notte bellissimo.

January 2, 2022


Großartige Bootstour in der Silvesternacht bis zum Gellertberg und wieder zurück, der Jahreswechsel vor dem Parlamentsgebäude war einfach unvergesslich. Sonst sehr gut organisiert, Abfahrt dennoch erst um 22 Uhr. Gastronomisch ist Luft nach oben, kleine aber ausreichende Auswahl am Buffett, Getränke in Selbstbedienung, insgesamt vielleicht etwas stillos. Für uns war das absolut ok, wir können die Fahrt weiterempfehlen. Vielen Dank.

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January 2, 2022


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