4 619 Reviews

Add your review

  • Hours:
  • Admission: Free

The Danube River is the frame of all the best Budapest views, the dividing line that gives the city its dual character, and the second longest river in Europe. It richly deserves all the songs that celebrate it.

If it weren't for the Danube River, Budapest wouldn't have its famous series of bridges, including the Széchenyi Chain Bridge, adorned by lions, and the Liberty Bridge, adorned by turuls (Hungary's mythical eagles). So important were many of these bridges to the city's character, they were rebuilt by the inhabitants after their destruction in WWII.

And if it weren't for the Danube, there would be no Margaret Island, one of the city's most beloved sites for summer picnics and music festivals.

Beyond Budapest, the river curls into a series of highly picturesque curves, winding its way past a series of towns popular as trips from the capital. There's Esztergom with its religious history and impressive basilica, Viségrad with its hilltop castle, and Szentendre and Vác with their Southern European appeal. 

Practical Info

Pleasure boats ply the waters of the Danube in and around Budapest, and if you want to reach the Danube bend towns, there are regular ferries and hydrofoils.

Tours & Tickets

See all

Budapest Danube River Dinner Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 147 Reviews

Enjoy a relaxing night out in Budapest with this scenic Danube River cruise. Sip drinks including wine and Champagne and choose an optional Hungarian buffet ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $20.05

Danube Bend Day Trip from Budapest

4 star rating: Recommended 284 Reviews

Take an excursion into Hungary's history on this popular Danube Bend full day trip. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, you'll visit the gorgeous old towns of ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.19

Budapest Folklore Show and Danube Dinner Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 22 Reviews

Your best evening in Budapest will be spent on this combination folklore show and Danube dinner cruise tour! First experience an authentic piece of Hungarian ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $63.28

Danube River Lunch Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 26 Reviews

Take in spectacular views of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Budapest panorama on a scenic Danube River daytime cruise. Enjoy drinks, including Champagne and ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $17.45

Budapest Late Night Dinner Cruise on the Danube

4 star rating: Recommended 37 Reviews

Whether you fancy a late dinner or a wonderful spot for after-dinner drinks, take this Danube River cruise for a relaxing night out in Budapest. Sip wine and ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $17.54

Budapest St Stephen's Basilica Organ Concert with Optional Danube River Dinner Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Attend an organ concert at St Stephen’s Basilica, famous throughout Hungary for its remarkable musical performances. Inside the beautiful Neoclassical church ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 1-2.5 hours

From USD $28.19

Budapest Night Walking Tour and River Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 84 Reviews

Take a stroll through Budapest, Paris of the East, on this relaxing evening walking tour, then cruise for an hour on the legendary River Danube. Your private ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.60

Budapest Cocktail and Beer Cruise

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

If sipping a refreshing drink as you cruise the Danube River sounds like heaven, then this 1.5-hour cocktail and beer cruise is just the ticket! Board a ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: Approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes

From USD $23.81

Danube Symphony Orchestra Cimbalom Concert with Optional Danube River Dinner Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Enjoy a Danube Symphony Orchestra concert at elegant Danube Palace in Budapest, choosing seats in the front or middle rows. Enhanced by a typical Hungarian ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: Varies

From USD $32.58

Budapest City Tour with Danube River Sightseeing Cruise Ticket

Admire Budapest from land and water with this combined city tour and Danube cruise ticket. Traveling on foot and by air-conditioned minivan, admire top ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.64

See all Danube River Tours & Tickets

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message