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Budapest: 1-Hour Evening Sightseeing Cruise with Drink

1. Budapest: 1-Hour Evening Sightseeing Cruise with Drink

Enjoy this 1-hour evening sightseeing cruise on the legendary blue Danube and sail between the Buda and Pest sides of magical Budapest. Board the boat directly at the pier in central Budapest, and sip a drink of your choice. Sip a glass of champagne, wine, beer, a soft drink or mineral water along with a complimentary special Duna Bella lemonade. During the cruise you’ll see the majestic Chain Bridge and Elisabeth Bridge, admire the massive Budapest Parliament Building, see the Buda Castle on the hill and circle the Margaret Island. You’ll learn about the main sights from the 30-language audio guide. Once the tour has concluded, the boat will take you back to the pier in central Budapest.

Budapest: Nighttime Sightseeing Cruise with Welcome Drink

2. Budapest: Nighttime Sightseeing Cruise with Welcome Drink

Get a different perspective on Budapest's landmarks with a sightseeing cruise at nighttime. Receive a cold lemonade as welcome drink after boarding, then 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. Sip a cold beer in the summer months or a warm tea in the winter months. Street food and further drinks are also available to purchase at the onboard bar.

Budapest: 3-Course Dinner Cruise and Piano Battle Show

3. Budapest: 3-Course Dinner Cruise and Piano Battle Show

Enjoy a 3-hour dinner cruise in Budapest along the Danube River. You’ll be served drinks or a 2, 3, or 6-course meal and enjoy the entertainment of 2 pianists in a unique Piano Battle Show. The hostess onboard provides commentary about the melodies played during the piano battle. The cruise begins under the Elizabeth Bridge on the Pest side. You’ll head towards the Margaret Bridge where the boat turns and cruises to the last bridge of the city. At this point, you’ll be able to see the National Theater and the Palace of Arts. From here, the boat turns once again and heads back to the starting point. During this cruise, you’ll have views of many monuments and landmarks, including the Hungarian Technical and Economic University, Eötvös Lóránd University of Science, the National Theater, the Palace of Arts, the University of Corvinus, Pesti Vigadó, the Ministry of the Interior, Kossuth Square, the Parliament Building, Margaret Island, Matthias Church, the Royal Palace, the Fisherman’s Bastion, and the Statue of Liberty. Dinner Menu: Starters: 1. Amuse-bouche 2. Buchée bites filled with traditional spreads Soups: 1. Hungarian Goulash Soup 2. Seasonal Cream Soup Main Courses: 1. Baked cod fillet with sautéed vegetables and chive-mayonnaise sauce 2. Marinated chicken breast slices served on a creamy risotto bed and truffle oil 3. Duck leg confit with steamed red cabbage and cheesy potato casserole with onion 4. Beef stew served with homemade egg barely and pickles 5. Grilled cheese, fresh garden salad and balsamic vinegar Desserts: 1. Chocolate brownie with salted caramel sauce 2. Breezy tapioca pudding made with coconut milk and served with honey and forest fruit coulis 3. Cheese plate The "Show with 3 Drinks Only" option includes 3 glasses of Wine or Beer or Prosecco or Soft drinks The 2-course menu includes the following menu items: 1 Soup + 1 Dessert The 3-course menu includes the following menu items: 1 Soup + 1 Main Course + 1 Dessert The 6-course menu includes the following menu items: 2 Starters + 1 Soup + 1 Main Course + 1 Dessert + 1 Cheese Plate

Budapest: Candlelit Dinner River Cruise with Live Music

4. 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 catered 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.

Budapest: Sightseeing Cruise with Pizza and Unlimited Beer

5. Budapest: Sightseeing Cruise with Pizza and Unlimited Beer

Embark on a sightseeing cruise along the Danube River while tucking into your favorite pizza with unlimited beer and soft drinks. Begin your tour under the Elizabeth Bridge on the Pest side of the city. Glide as far as the Margaret Bridge, where the boat turns and takes you as far as the last bridge in Budapest. From here, take in the views of the National Theater and the Palace of Arts before the boat turns once again and heads back to the starting point. Please choose from the following pizza options at the checkout: Ham and Corn Pizza (tomato sauce, ham, mushroom, sweet corn, and cheese) Hawaiian Pizza (tomato sauce, pineapple, ham, and cheese) Hungarian Pizza (tomato sauce, spicy sausage slices, red onion, sausage, and cheese) Four Cheese Pizza (tomato sauce, basil, and 4 different kinds of cheese) Salami Pizza (tomato sauce, salami, and cheese) Enjoy Unlimited beer or soft drinks during the cruise Coca Cola, Cola Light, Fanta, Sprite Beer (beer/non-alcoholic beer/dark beer)

Budapest: 3-Hour Grand City Tour and Castle Walk

6. Budapest: 3-Hour Grand City Tour and Castle Walk

Join a tour of Budapest to see the major sights with a guide aboard an air-conditioned bus. Catch a glimpse of the Parliament, Heroes' Square, St Stephen's Basilica, and more. Walk on the streets of Buda Castle, admiring its medieval ruins and Royal Palace. Soak up panoramic views from Gellért Hill. Pass by the iconic Parliament building before crossing the Danube River by the Margaret Bridge. Head to the Royal Castle area on the Buda side and hop off the bus for a short walk to the Fisherman’s Bastion. See the exterior of Matthias Church, one of the oldest churches in the Buda Castle district. Next, continue up Gellért Hill, and make a photo stop. Soak in panoramic views of Budapest and the Danube. Get back on the bus to be driven across the Elizabeth Bridge and along Andrássy Avenue to Heroes’ Square. Pass by the Opera and St. Stephen’s Basilica on the way back to the Intercontinental Hotel, where the tour ends.

Budapest's Highlights by Bike with Goulash Meal

7. Budapest's Highlights by Bike with Goulash Meal

Discover Budapest's most attractive sites by bike including Andrássy Avenue, Heroes' Square, Széchenyi Thermal bath, St.Stephen Basilica, Chain Bridge, the Houses of Parliament and much more. Visit breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Sites with local English-speaking guides on 15 different scenic stops. Learn about the city of Budapest and the people that call the Hungarian city home. By the end of the tour, you will have a thorough understanding of Hungarians and their lifestyle. Digest Budapest's exciting history through entertaining stories and savor the city's appetizing cuisine. Exploring Budapest by bike is a great way to orientate yourself in the city, whether it's the beginning of your stay or the end of it. End the tour with an unforgettable Hungarian goulash in a cozy restaurant.

Budapest: 2-Course Danube Dinner Cruise with Piano Show

8. Budapest: 2-Course Danube Dinner Cruise with Piano Show

Glide over the Danube river and take in the city sights as they turn on their lights for the night with this Budapest sightseeing cruise. Listen to two skilled pianists shop off their skills while dining on a delicious meal.  Hop aboard the comfortable and spacious ship at the centrally-located dock under the Elizabeth Bridge on the Pest side of the city. Sit down and relax as you hostess shares commentary about the the melodies played during the piano battle. Head towards Margaret Bridge where the boat turns and cruises all the way to the last bridge in the city. View monuments and landmarks like the Hungarian Technical and Economic University, Eötvös Lóránd University of Science, the National Theater, and the Palace of Arts. Glide past the University of Corvinus, Pesti Vigadó, the Ministry of the Interior, Kossuth Square, the Parliament Building, Margaret Island, Matthias Church, the Royal Palace, the Fisherman’s Bastion, and the Statue of Liberty. Delight your senses with Hungarian goulash soup or seasonal cream soup and a breezy tapioca pudding made with coconut milk and served with honey and forest fruit coulis, or a rich chocolate brownie with salted caramel sauce. Purchase drinks at the bar like Borsodi and Staropramen draught beers or wines like Varsányi Sauvignon blanc, Kék Frankos, and Szombat rosé. Buy a glass of something bubby like BB dry and sweet champagne or an array of soft drinks. Have the option to purchase coffee, tea, lemonade or still and sparkling water. Return to your starting point at the end of the cruise.

Budapest: Sightseeing Danube River Cruise Ticket

9. Budapest: Sightseeing Danube River Cruise Ticket

Your sightseeing cruise begins at Dock no.6 Mahart Terminal, where you’ll board the boat for the hour-long cruise. An audio guide is available onboard, in both English and German. There is one stopover during the cruise, and you can get off to see the sights of the city, taking your time, your ticket is valid for 1 hour. You’ll pass by the imposing building of the Parliament as you cruise along the Danube River, and you’ll enjoy panoramic views of Margaret Island as well. See the attractions of Castle District, including the Royal Castle, the Matthias Church, and the Fisherman’s Bastion. On Gellért Hill you’ll see the Liberty Monument and the Citadel. The tour continues in a southerly direction, and you’ll have views of the bridges of Budapest, the National Theater, and the Palace of Arts. On the return cruise, you’ll see the universities of Budapest and the Central Market Hall, before the tour ends back at Vigadó Square, in the city center.

Budapest: Danube River Views Bike Ride

10. Budapest: Danube River Views Bike Ride

Ride along Budapest's streets by bicycle on an innovative and entertaining jaunt around the Hungarian capital. Cycle along the banks of the River Danube and cruise along Andrassy Avenue; a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Check out the magnificent St. Stephen's Basilica. View Liberty Square and the Parliament building, then cross the Margit Bridge to Buda on the river's west bank. Learn about the history of Buda, a site of several sieges and conquests during the Ottoman expansion which almost decimated the city's population completely. Pass the Széchenyi Chain Bridge and the Elisabeth Bridge, which both hold fascinating stories of their own! Zip over to Clark Adam Square, the famous Hotel Gellért, and the Rudas Thermal Baths. Then cycle to Pest across Elisabeth Bridge and discover Pest downtown. The tour concludes back at Andrassy Avenue, where you can visit the majestic 19th-century Hungarian State Opera House; one of the era's most celebrated examples of European architecture. This 3-hour cycle tour is an excellent way to get a taste of the Hungarian capital's highlights before venturing out on your own to explore.

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What people are saying about Elizabeth Bridge, Budapest

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 2,607 reviews

First class experience, booking was easy, and arrangements, boarding etc all fine. We took the 21.30 one hour cruise and it was just perfect, still a bit light as we commenced then darkness fell and everywhere illuminated along the Danube. The Parliament building looked fantastic, like a Disney fantasy, as did many other buildings in Buda and Pest. The drink included, alongside video display and many languages on headsets were all appreciated. A must see/do experience when visiting Budapest!!

We saw all the main monuments of Budapest during our night cruise. The audio guide was great and we learned a lot about the history of the city. It was also nice that we could listen to the information in our mother tongue. The staff was very nice and friendly.

Enjoyable way to enjoy the Danube River & see the beautiful buildings at night. Gorgeous weather, comfortable boat, happy customers.

Very nice tour on the Danube, time chosen after 8 p.m. because the buildings are beautiful during the day and then with lighting.

We loved the candlelight dinner. The view was magnificent. Food delicious and attentive, courteous staff. Highly recommended!