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

Budapest Danube River Dinner Cruise

Experience the beautiful sights of Budapest on a 1.5-hour cruise along the Danube River. You’ll see famous landmarks such as the Chain Bridge, which connects the eastern and western sides of the city, as well as Buda Castle. On board you can enjoy Champagne and wine, with the option of a traditional Hungarian dinner, served buffet-style. Live music will set the mood as you glide past the capital city’s stunning backdrop.


  • 1.5-hour Budapest sightseeing cruise on the Danube River
  • Admire Budapest’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed urban panorama, including the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue.
  • Feast on a Hungarian buffet dinner (if option selected) and drinks including wine and Champagne
  • Enjoy live music entertainment by the Hungária Folk Orchestra

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What You Can Expect

Budapest Danube River Dinner Cruise

Budapest Szechenyi Chain Bridge

Your evening will begin at Danube Palace in the center of Budapest. From there, a guide will show you the way to the river where your dinner cruise will be waiting for you. You can toast your fellow shipmates with a glass of wine or Champagne as you gaze out the windows to view Budapest’s panorama, given recognition by UNESCO as a World Heritage site.

Many of Budapest’s notable sights are showcased along the river, and you’ll have a front-row seat to admire the glowing Buda Castle and the Freedom Monument. You’ll also pass the Gellért Baths, where Hungarians and visitors alike come to swim and relax, as well as the Chain Bridge, a suspension bridge that spans the river and connects Buda and Pest.

If you’d like to dine aboard your Danube River cruise, select the option at checkout to include a traditional Hungarian meal with your ticket, which will be served buffet-style. (Please check the Itinerary section for a sample of the menu.) Live music from the Hungaria Folk Orchestra will also be provided as you take in all the sights, history and culture that this sparkling city has to offer.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

GREAT NIGHT the music made the night, the buffet was fine, lots of it, will do again when in budspest

Nica M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Everything was very nice!!!

Amaris J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

The view was amazing and the buffet was truly delicious with tons of options. Highly recommend

Ria Mariel C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

A wonderful evening. Cruise, food and service excellent. Got some fantastic photos of the Parliament Building lit up in the evening. Highly recommended.

Catherine F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed the cruise. Would definitely recommend.

Nancy W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

It was the high light of our Budapest trip! The music, food, wine, scenery everything was perfect!! I took the dinner cruise with my parents, husband and 4 year old son, every one loved it. The only negative feedback I'd say was it was hot inside the boat, or perhaps we were assigned a table closer to the buffet. it would have been nice if they could open the windows a bit to let some cool air in.. the price was very reasonable, great value!

Lynne P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

absolutely superb evening from start to finish. Very professional transfer drivers, excellent food, brilliant entertainment. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would advise anyone to experience this without hesitation

Marguerita T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Doing a night river cruise of Budapest is a must, so I was glad I booked this. Just a little apprehension at the start when the pick-up transfer from hotel was late - the cab driver was stuck in traffic - but he managed to get me to the harbour pick-up point on time. The local company, managed by a bevy of young ladies, are efficient, telling you exactly what you can expect. We only waited a short while before being led to a ferry that can take in 100-200 people bigger boats for 500-1000 in summer. My ticket covered drinks and dinner since it's my first night at Budapest which saved me the trouble of looking for food. Food is so-so but the drinks were good. And they even tried to sell you more booze on the cruise. The lit-up sights are fabulous, from Parliament House to Buda Castle, and especially the Palace of Arts. 1.5 to 2 hrs is just nice to cover all the major buildings up and down the Danube. There's string trio on board but any other entertainment takes the attention away from the real sights I feel. Highly recommended.

Stephen G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

The view of Budapest from this dinner cruise was outstanding. It was a wonderful way to spend our first evening in Budapest and being a bit jet lagged, it was very easy to do. The food was amazingly good as you will find is the case with most food in this truly beautiful city.

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