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  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Duration:  90 minutes (approx.)
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 Champagne, and enjoy an optional Hungarian buffet dinner if you wish. The star of your cruise is your view of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Budapest panorama, which includes the Buda Castle Quarter.


  • 1.5-hour late night Danube River cruise in Budapest
  • Admire Budapest’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed urban panorama, including the Buda Castle Quarter
  • Feast on a Hungarian buffet dinner (if option selected)
  • Sip a glass of Champagne and enjoy wine or beer as you admire the twinkling nighttime views

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What You Can Expect

Budapest Late Night Dinner Cruise on the Danube

Budapest Late Night Dinner Cruise

Depending on the date of your cruise (check your confirmation voucher for details), head to Danube Palace or Budai Vígado, where your friendly local host will escort you to the river boat for your 1.5-hour night cruise on the Danube River.

On board, enjoy a relaxing candlelit atmosphere as you sip a glass of Champagne, followed by wine or beer. If you choose the dinner option, you'll also enjoy a hot buffet dinner of Hungarian and international dishes, presented with a creative touch by an award-winning food sculptor (sample menu can be found in the Itinerary section below).

Sit back and relax as you take in the twinkling nighttime 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, the Chain Bridge (Clark Ádám Square), the Gellért Baths and Mt Gellért with its Freedom Monument.

After dinner, head out to the open upper deck of the boat to enjoy more views.


Sample Menu:
Cold Appetizer
Spiced cottage cheese cream and traditional greaves cream

Alföld-style goulash with noodles
Vegetable soup with tarragon and noodles

Hot Main Courses
Mini stuffed cabbage
Meatballs in tomato sauce
Turkey cutlets with vegetables in parsley sauce
Csongrád-style pork slices in garlic sauce
Chicken paprika

Side Dishes
Boiled potatoes
Potato scones
Steamed jasmine rice with corn
Seasonal fruit

Grilled polenta with feta cheese
Grilled vegetables

Corn salad in dill and yogurt dressing
Vinegary potato salad
Cucumber salad with sour cream dressing
Caesar salad

Somló-style sponge cake pudding
Mini tiramisu cup
Blueberry fruit cream with chocolate sponge cake
Chocolate mousse
Homemade strudel

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

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The late night dinner cruise on the Danube completely excelled my expectations and more. The staff were so pleasant, friendly and helpful. It was very well organised. The selections of wine were very good and the food was plentiful and delicious. The staff even went above and beyond to make my friend feel special on her birthday by bringing out a cake with having being given little notice. The scenery is spectacular. All in all if you are going to do one thing in Budapest, make it this one! : Thanks to all the staff

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour was great. Beautiful scenary. Just wish it was a little warmer that evening.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The cruise was completely marvellous and we saw the city at night in it most beautiful spendor. The service was excellent and the boat was very nice, relaxing music , very romantic. The group of people was huge and you have to walk to like 5 blocks to get to the boat But everyone fitted perfectly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Awesome experience on this cruise on river Danube. The city looks absolutely stunning in the night, great for night photography. Also, the cruise is very good with nice decor and good food. Plus the group we had on our table was very friendly and we had a very pleasant conversation. I would highly recommend this to anyone taking a trip to this beautiful city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This was amazing we actually did this twice

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

A lovely way to spend an evening. Beautiful views along the Danube with many buildings flood lite. A good selection of food on the buffet, both meat eaters and vegetarians were provided for. Drinks were extra apart from the welcome drink and were reasonable in terms of the wine less so for spirits. The staff were very attentive and helpful. It was particularly helpful when they sorted taxis at the end of the evening to pick up from the final stop. Well worth the money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Food was surprisingly good and plentiful. The view along the river is good. The cruise would have been better if there is comments along the cruise letting us know what we were looking at.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This was great experience, so beautiful night view with live classic music and food. Especially music of 3 players was excellent. Unforgettable memory. I believe Viator cordinated nice late night cruise, I would like to visit Budapest again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Booked for my Son and Future daughter in law as a birthday present. Asked for a cake to be brought to table as surprise with candle. It was a easy transaction. Nothing went wrong. Everyone was helpful and they thoroughly enjoyed it. 110% Happy with this tour. Was absolutely brilliant they tell me and it was without doubt the highlight of their 4 day trip! Food and hospitality really good. If going definitely book the evening cruise with food. Sometimes a buffet leaves you hungry or its not quite up to standard but this was not the case.....a must for any Budapest trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Great value for the price! The landmarks along the Danube are fantastic to see at night. Great for photo taking while cruising the Danube. 2 drinks included in the tour I took, although there is a dinner and cruise available.

My big criticism is there needs to be better instructions on how to find the meeting place. It was not clear on the voucher. A map would have been of great assistance, as it seems counter intuitive to meet for a boat ride at a building that is NOT anywhere along the riverbank.

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