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  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Duration:  Approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes
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 sightseeing boat and view Budapest’s great riverside sights from the air-conditioned cabin or open, upper deck. Enjoy two cocktails or three beers as you drift by the UNESCO-listed sights, from the monumental Parliament House to the picturesque Royal Palace (Buda Castle) and the Chain Bridge. Sip on your drinks and soak up the sights — there’s no better way to enjoy the sights of Budapest.


  • 1.5-hour afternoon cocktail and beer cruise along the Danube River
  • Sip on two cocktails, three beers or non-alcoholic drinks as you cruise
  • Admire Parliament House, the Castle District, Chain Bridge and other Budapest landmarks from the water
  • Select drinks from a tempting cocktail list that includes mojitos, piña coladas and more
  • Enjoy the extra choice of warming grog or mulled wine on a winter cruise
  • Buy additional cocktails and other drinks from the onboard bar, if you wish

What You Can Expect

Budapest Cocktail and Beer Cruise

Enjoy drinks while cruising through beautiful Budapest!

Meet your host in central Budapest and walk to your sightseeing boat on the nearby banks of the Danube. Then, take a seat in the lower, air-conditioned inside deck with its panoramic windows, or on the upper deck to see the sights in the open air.

As you cruise, gaze out at the beautiful city and its UNESCO World Heritage-listed landmarks from the water. Your route takes you past the main riverside sights, including the majestic neo-Gothic Parliament House, and under the mighty Chain Bridge, the first permanent stone bridge to link the Buda and Pest neighborhoods.

Look out, too, for the cobbled hills of the Castle District, home to the Royal Palace and picturebook Fishermen’s Bastion. Other must-see sights include rocky Gellert Hill, crowned by Gellert Citadel and Gellert Baths, and he Gresham Palace, a magnificent 20th-century Art Nouveau building on the Pest riverbank that’s now a luxury hotel.

During your cruise, enjoy your choice of complimentary drinks — either two classic cocktails or three glasses of beer. There are also non-alcoholic options available, if you prefer. If you choose cocktails, take your pick from the impressively long list that includes just about everything from mojitos and piña coladas to Cubu Libres,Tequila Sunrises and more. If your cruise takes place during the winter months, you can even choose from a mug of warming grog (hot liqueur with water) or mulled wine, too. Then, as the sights slip by and you relax into your cruise, feel free to buy additional cocktails, beers or other drinks from the reasonably priced, onboard bar.

After just over 1.5 hours on the water, glide back to the original starting point, where your beer and cocktail cruise comes to an end.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent way to see Budapest from the river. My best pictures from my trip were taken on this cruise. Drinks were excellent.

4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

Very nice short cruise.

3 star rating: Worth doing September 2014

I enjoyed the sights and cocktails. Worth doing. No commentary was disapppointing. Waited 30 mins at meeting place and as just walked to boat and left there.

3 star rating: Worth doing September 2014

the budapest cocktail and beer cruise is worth doing, i chose the coctail cruise and was given a nice this of cocktails to choose from, it is a good way to spend a hour on the danube, while looking at all the sites from the river.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better January 2015

I was disappointed as we spent a lot of intervals moored up, not even moving. I read that there were hot cocktails available in the winter months but there were none. Also the music was terrible. However the views of parliament and the bridges at night were incredible and the staff were polite.

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