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Budapest: City Highlights Cruise with Welcome Drink

Budapest: City Highlights Cruise with Welcome Drink

Discover Budapest on a romantic sightseeing cruise along the River Danube. See the old buildings - depending on the time day - lit up and get the best views while sipping a complimentary glass of welcome drink (alcoholic/non-alcoholic). Climb aboard the boat at the pier at Dock 42 port next to Budapest's Szent István Park and receive your welcome drink upon arrival. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride as you cruise along the calm Danube River. See the stunning city of Budapest from a whole new perspective and admire the skyline. Sail down the river and marvel at passing monuments such as the National Parliament, Buda Castle, and the recently restored Várkert Bazár. Head to the open deck for perfect views of the illuminated Vigadó Concert Hall, or look at the floodlit monuments - depending on the time day - between the Margaret Bridge and Rákóczi Bridge from the comfort of the deck either with panoramic windows or open air. You are free to change places at any time (since Budapest uses the illumination to commemorate certain events like Earth Hour, Fight Against Breast Cancer, and national events, the light may vary in color and intensity). The tour is not guided, experience the city more like a local - the boat functions as a floating coffee house or pub experience with its own bar available during the cruise. Feeling thirsty? No worries, treat yourself to another drink from the pub onboard or have a hot cup of coffee from the coffee house if you like. Finally, end your cruise sailing back to the pier with long-lasting memories and great pictures.

Budapest: Evening Sightseeing Cruise with Unlimited Prosecco

Budapest: Evening Sightseeing Cruise with Unlimited Prosecco

Discover Budapest at night on a boat trip along the Danube River. Sip on unlimited glasses of high-quality prosecco or homemade lemonade as you admire the Hungarian capital's top sights from the water. See the Hungarian Parliament Building, Liberty Bridge, and much more. Learn about the landmarks from the included audio guide. Board the boat on the Pest side of the river. Check in, choose your seat and settle down with a welcome drink of Hungarian sparkling wine, spritzer, or homemade lemonade. Take in the amazing views of Budapest's key attractions from your seat as you listen to the recorded English commentary. When you get thirsty, visit the bar for unlimited free refills on your sparkling wine, spritzer, or lemonade, or buy other drinks if you prefer. Head to the top deck to capture incredible photos of Budapest from the water or you on the boat. Relax as you enjoy the views, drinks, and music. Choose our Dip 'n' Crust option and snack on 3 different types of dips paired with homemade rosemary focaccia. Experience our chef's delicious truffle pasta straight out of a giant Parmesan wheel on the boat. Enjoy the fresh meal while cruising in the most enchanting city in Europe. Once you've indulged, return to the dock.

Budapest: Nighttime or Daytime Sightseeing Cruise

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

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: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

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

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. Marvel at Budapest's beautiful panorama and explore the landmarks along the Danube with the ONLINE AUDIO GUIDE. This guide, accessible via a QR code onboard, is designed to be used on your OWN PHONE and is available in 10+ languages. It provides both readable and listenable content to enhance your experience. Please remember to bring your OWN EARPHONES. If you need any help with the audio guide, our staff will be happy to assist you. Take some fantastic photos of the attractions and enjoy delicious drinks at the stylish onboard bar with table service! Finish your boat tour by gliding back to the meeting point where it all began.

Budapest: Skyline Sightseeing Cruise with Parliament View

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. 

Budapest: Full-Day Gellért Spa Ticket

Budapest: Full-Day Gellért Spa Ticket

Make your visit to Budapest complete by visiting one of its world-famous thermal spas. Treat yourself in a historic and luxurious setting as you enjoy the water's healing properties. The Gellért Spa is popular with the locals, and overlooks the Danube River. The spa is famous for the Art Nouveau style of its main hall and gallery, and the spa's glass roof creates the most peaceful bath atmosphere in Budapest.

Budapest: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour & Extras

Budapest: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour & Extras

Discover Budapest on your own terms with a 24, 48, or 72-hour pass for the hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus with a boat and walking tour. See sights such as the Hungarian Parliament, Buda Castle, and Chain Bridge. Explore the Citadel, and see the Jewish Synagogue, Memorial, and Museum on Dohány Street. Set off on a 1-hour cruise of the Danube River to enjoy panoramic views of the imperial city by day and night, including the vast Gothic Revival façade of the Hungarian Parliament Building complex. Explore both Buda and Pest, hopping off at any of the 27 stops along the route. Your ticket includes a fantastic discount booklet, that provides great discounts at some of the city's most popular attractions, as well as a walking tour. Listen to informative commentary in multiple languages as you explore. Red Route Stops: Stop 1. St Stephen's Basilica Stop 2. Chain Bridge (Pest) Stop 3. Jozsef Attila Street Stop 4. Dohany Street Synagogue Stop 5. Astoria (temporarily closed) Stop 6. Andrassy Avenue Stop 7. Hungarian State Opera House Stop 8. Liszt Ferenc Square Stop 9. Heroes' Square Stop 10. Keleti Railway Station Stop 11. New York Palace Stop 12. Astoria (temporarily closed) Stop 13. Parisi Passage Cafe Stop 14. Gellert Square Stop 15. Castle Garden Stop 16. Funicular Stop 17. Batthyany Square Stop 18. Margaret Bridge (Buda) Stop 19. WestEnd Shopping Centre Stop 20. Parliament Green Route Stops: Stop 1. St. Stephen's Basilica Stop 2. Marcius 15. Square Stop 3. Great Market Hall Stop 4. National Museum Stop 5. Astoria Stop 6. Anker Lane Stop 7. WestEnd Shopping Centre

Budapest: Floating Bus Tour by Land and Water

Budapest: Floating Bus Tour by Land and Water

Explore Budapest by land and water without the need to change vehicles on this floating bus tour. See the best sights of the city from a comfortable bus seat, first along its busy streets, and then from the water of the Danube. Roar with joy as your bus takes a dive in the Danube, the iconic river of Budapest. Admire the views of the elegant city while being gently rocked on the rippling waves. After the watery adventure, get ready to soak in the sights from the deck of a luxury coach. Climb back onto the river shore and find yourself once again in the hustle and bustle of the busy metropolis. Instead of choosing between touring the Hungarian capital on 4 wheels or marveling at the imperial buildings from the deck of a pleasure boat, enjoy the best of both worlds.

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Overall rating

4.3
(28,806 reviews)

Great experience, enjoyed the boat trip on a beautiful sunny day on the Danube. The boat was impressive, the staff were welcoming and our glasses were never allowed to be empty. Recommended for a fun activity.

Booked the 8:30 slot which was perfect to see all the lights it was beautiful, great service regular top ups, some music which was a nice touch

Amamzing views. Go for the 9pm and you see everything lit up. Glasses always filled. Skip the pasta. Nice idea but overdone. Eat before/after

Nice to see the Budapest sights at night, boat tour wasn’t too busy which was nice and there was an exciting atmosphere

The views were great and the seats were comfortable. Wine was good.