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Budapest: Candlelit Dinner River Cruise with Live Music

1. Budapest: Candlelit Dinner River Cruise with Live Music

Spend a magical evening as you feast on a catered candle-lit dinner aboard one of the most elegant and modern cruises in Budapest. Listen to live music, enjoy a festive welcome drink, and admire the city’s sparkling historical sites along the Danube River. Once you board the boat, be led to your table to receive your complimentary welcome drink. Then, sit back and relax as you enjoy your delicious 3 or 4-course dinner while listening to live music performed by local Hungarian artists. As you dine, benefit from retractable windows that ensure the best possible photo opportunities of the iconic Hungarian Parliament, which shines like a topaz jewel at night. Continue along the waters and marvel at the nighttime views of the enchanting Buda Castle, the grand Statue of Liberty, and the impressive Citadella on top of Gellért Hill. Sail past other famous landmarks along the river like Margaret Island, the Palace of Arts (MUPA), the National Theatre, and the Vigado Concert Hall. Glide under the illuminated Chain, Margit, and Erzsébet Bridges and watch as the Pest promenade comes to life with the sounds of street musicians and people dining on the patio-lined restaurants.

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Budapest: 3-Hour Live Guided Sightseeing Tour

2. Budapest: 3-Hour Live Guided Sightseeing Tour

Learn about 1,000 years of Hungarian history as you see the city's most important sites! This 3-hour guided city tour begins at the Chain Bridge. On the drive to the Buda side of the Danube, you’ll pass by the spectacular Parliament Building and cross the River by the Margaret Bridge. Your first stop is in the Castle District for a short walk to see the area’s main attractions. You’ll visit Matthias Church and the Fishermen’s Bastion, the perfect spot for enjoying spectacular views of the surrounding area. Following your visit to the Castle District, the tour continues with a drive to the Citadel atop Gellért Hill. You’ll marvel at the panoramic views of the city from here. You’ll then travel over the Elizabeth Bridge to the Pest side to see the famous Central Market Hall and Europe’s largest synagogue, followed by a drive to the city park. Along the way, pass the largest thermal spa in Europe and the Budapest Zoo, then stop at Heroes’ Square, where you’ll find statues of famed Hungarian kings and dukes. The tour continues from here down Andrássy Avenue to downtown Pest, passing the Opera House and St. Stephen’s Basilica.

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Budapest: Scenic Tuk Tuk Tour

3. Budapest: Scenic Tuk Tuk Tour

Start out in the heart of Budapest and head to the top of Gellért Hill on a 2-hour tuk tuk tour. See the Citadel, the Philosopher's Garden, the Castle Garden Bazaar, the Chain Bridge, the Gresham Palace and lots more. Sit back and enjoy the commentary by your driver/guide as you take in the best of Budapest. If you've already chosen the places you’d like to visit, or want some suggestions, the tuk tuk driver will be happy to accommodate and show you the beauty of Budapest. The tuk tuk is equipped with a tablet for access to PocketGuide, the audio tour app, free of charge. And of course, you can also download it to your phone.

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From Budapest: Danube Bend Full-Day Private Tour with Lunch

4. From Budapest: Danube Bend Full-Day Private Tour with Lunch

This 8-hour private tour departs from Budapest by air-conditioned minibus to explore 3 pearls of the Danube Bend. One of the most famous rivers in the world, the River Danube flows for 1,785 miles through the European continent, passing some of its most majestic cities. In Hungary, a curve in the river near the city of Visegrád has been given the name the Danube Bend. Flanked by the Transdanubian Mountains on one side and the North Hungarian Mountains on the other, it is a spectacular region rich in forests and limestone caves and home to an abundant viticulture On this tour you will explore 3 historic places of the Danube Bend with your personal guide. Drive to the handsome city of Esztergom, former capital of Hungary from the 10th to the 13th-Century and situated on the border with Slovakia. Its cathedral, the Esztergom Basilica, is the largest church in Hungary. Continue to Visegrád, a small castle town on the right bank of the Danube. Here you will explore the remains of the Royal Palace and visit the citadel of Visegrád Castle. Take some souvenir photos of the Danube Bend from the castle’s fantastic elevated vantage point. You will enjoy a 3-course lunch in a local restaurant at Visegrád before continuing to the medieval town of Szentendre. Well known for its art scene, you will stroll through the charming streets, lined with contemporary art galleries, craft shops and boutique stores. From May through the end of September, you can return to Budapest from Szentendre on a boat cruise along the Danube if required. The boat leaves Szentendre at 17:00. There is no boat on Monday. The boat cruise is optional, so you can decide it on the spot, whether to return by boat or by car with your tour guide. 

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Budapest: e-Bike Tour

5. Budapest: e-Bike Tour

Ride through Budapest on a comfortable premium e-bike. Follow your guide through the Castle District, past the Parliament building and St. Stephen's Basilica, and along Andrássy Avenue. Start your e-bike tour by riding up to the Citadel on the Gellért Hill. Take in views of the city before continuing to Castle District. See Budapest’s monuments, Matthias Church, the Buda Castle, and views of the Parliament building and St. Stephen's Basilica from the towers of Fisherman's Bastion. Cross the Danube for a closer look at the Parliament building and a ride along the 2.5 km long Andrássy Avenue. Pass the Opera House before stopping at Heroes’ Square. Before crossing the Danube, see the Vajdahunyad Castle and the famous Széchenyi Spa. Bike through Margaret Island, and ride along the Danube before returning to the starting point.

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Budapest: Half-Day Highlights Small Group Private Tour

6. Budapest: Half-Day Highlights Small Group Private Tour

Book a private guide and driver in Budapest for up to 6 people and see the sights you want to see. Traveling in comfortable air-conditioned minivans (other vehicles are available for larger groups on request), you will visit the classic sites of the city, such as the Citadella, Liberty Statue, Buda Castle and more. Learn about life in the imperial city during the days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and discover what life was like behind the Iron Curtain during the Communist era. Go to the Romanesque Matthias Church in front of the Fishermen's Bastion of the Castle District, and get close-up views of its soaring tower. Travel down Andrássy út (Andrássy Avenue), Budapest’s most iconic boulevard. Pause at the vast Heroes’ Square to see the Millennium Memorial. Continue to City Park, part of Budapest’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, and discover the oldest underground train line in the city, part of the 2nd oldest underground system in the world.

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Budapest in a Day Private Luxury Sightseeing Tour

7. Budapest in a Day Private Luxury Sightseeing Tour

Take a fascinating full-day tour of Hungary’s capital city, and see all the sights that make Budapest so famous. Visit UNESCO World Heritage monuments, and discover hidden treasures on a tailor-made trip by luxury Mercedes or Audi vehicle. Following a pick-up from your hotel or private residence, explore the history and culture of the city through the eyes of a local guide. Go in search of hidden gems, alongside world-famous attractions, such as Heroes’ Square. Hear stories from Budapest’s tumultuous history, and experience the pleasant atmosphere of its beautiful parks. Go to Szechenyi Baths to marvel at Europe’s largest medicinal baths, and explore picturesque Vajdahunyad Castle. See the opulent State Opera House, and the splendid façade of St. Stephen’s Basilica. Ascend Castle Hill to look at the 700-year-old Matthias Church. Then, enjoy panoramic views from the terrace and towers of the Fisherman’s Bastion. Get a spectacular panorama of the River Danube and the Pest side at the summit of Gellert Hill. Learn the legend of Bishop Gellért, and the history of the citadel and Statue of Liberty. Transfer back to the city center to visit the largest indoor market in Budapest. Along the way, enjoy a traditional lunch, and some free time to shop. In the afternoon, explore the Jewish Quarter to see Europe’s largest synagogue. Then, transfer back to your hotel in style.

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What people are saying about Citadella

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based on 751 reviews

Absolutely fantastic experience, don’t let bad reviews put you off, it’s worth every penny - the mrs LOVED it. Sure the portion sizes aren’t MASSIVE but it’s advertised as ‘a la carte’ so what do you expect? It certainly filled us up! The music was a nice touch and not at all too loud. Top tip would be to request a window seat near the bar end (which we were fortunate to get lucky with).

This was an amazing way to experience the beautiful Budapest at night! We loved the atmosphere in the boat, the live music and the delicious food. We took the 4 courses option, which includes: an appetiser, a soup, a main dish, a dessert and a welcome drink. We had window seats, which made the experience even more charming. Would definitely recommend!

I couldn't recommend this experience enough. Food was fantastic, the musicians were talented and music relevant to the atmosphere. There was no rushing, very relaxed with amazing views up and down the banks of the Danube.

The candle-lit dinner cruise was a great experience — the service was excellent, the music was quiet enough to be able to enjoy the others’ company and the departure and arrival on time. Would highly recommend!

Food was delicious and music was enjoyable and relaxing. Nice scenic ride. We were a family of three.