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  • Location:Budapest, Hungary
  • Duration:90 minutes (approx.)
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 dinner. You’ll be entertained by live music as you admire the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Budapest panorama, which includes the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue.


  • 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

Head to Danube Palace in central Budapest in the evening, where your friendly local host will escort you to the cruise ship for your 1.5-hour cruise on the Danube River.

On board, enjoy a relaxing candlelit atmosphere as you sip drinks including wine and Champagne. If you choose the dinner option, you'll also enjoy a hot buffet dinner of typical Hungarian dishes (sample menu can be found in the Itinerary section below).

Sit back and relax as you take in views of Budapest’s famous UNESCO World Heritage-listed urban panorama, a series of sites that illustrate the city’s fascinating history and culture.

Pass the Buda Castle Quarter, Andrássy Avenue, the Chain Bridge (Clark Ádám Square), the Gellért Baths and Mt Gellért with its Freedom Monument. You’ll be awed by the sparkling city lights while enjoying live music entertainment, performed by three members of the Hungária Folk Orchestra.

Sample Menu

Cold Main Course
Spiced cottage cheese cream and traditional greaves cream

Alföld-style goulash with small dumplings
Vegetable cream soup

Hot Main Courses
Mini stuffed cabbage
Roasted chicken breast with basil and cheese sauce
Spicy pork slices rib with thyme and mustard sauce
Traditional chicken with paprika
Roasted sea fish served with Chardonnay sauce


Grilled polenta with feta cheese
Homemade spinach dumplings served with mustard and mushroom sauce

Salads and Garnishes
Fresh seasonal salads with dressings
Italian pasta salad
Caesar’s salad
Sweet corn salad with mayonnaise
Hash-brown or roasted potatoes
Grilled vegetables
Steamed Jasmin rice with corn

Home-made strudel
Somló style sponge cake
Mini tarts
Dessert variations Európa style
Season fruit basket

1 glass of Champagne
1 glass of wine, beer or juice
Mineral water

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I really enjoyed the cruise. The dinner buffet was delicious, the staff was very polite, and the traditional musician were great. The views from the upper deck after dark are spectacular. Budapest sparkles after dark. The walk from the office to the dock is several blocks but it's well within walking distance. This is a great value and a definite must for your trip to Budapest.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

It is a beautiful dinner cruise. The live music made it more romantic. Very nice ambiance. Good food and lots of choices. Service on the boat is very good. The members of the boat crew made you feel an important person. I will recommend this cruise.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was a stunning evening on the river, with the floodlit buildings and busy boulevards alive with traffic. The buffet meal was a very good selection and well presented.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We really enjoyed this dinner cruise. Food was excellent and lots of it, staff helpful and friendly. Great value for money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent, except the boat did not go over the parliament building for its stunning night view. It stopped the tour a little earlier.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Lovely cruise, very nice dinner and entertainment. No problems with booking.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tour was well organised and food are good. Musicians playing in the boat were excellent. The views of Budapest at night was stunning. Highly recommended. The very minor downside was people met at the Pest side and have to go by bus to the boat station which is in the Buda side.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great experience. Nicely done trip, with great reception, friendly crew,fully prepared, good food and exceptional views.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was a wonderful cruise! The food was delicious! Also, the entertainment was great! I would highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Fabulous evening. When you meet you think omg so many people but there are several boats. Unless you are in a large group everyone gets a window seat. The musical trio were fantastic and the food was delicious. My husband and I really enjoyed ourselves . Would recommend.

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