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  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Duration:  90 minutes (approx.)
Take in spectacular views of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Budapest panorama on a scenic Danube River daytime cruise. Enjoy drinks, including Champagne and wine or beer, plus an optional Hungarian buffet lunch if you choose. Pass several beautiful bridges and get great photo ops of all the famous city sights like the Buda Castle Quarter, the Palace of Arts and Gellért Hill with its Liberty Statue.


  • 1.5-hour afternoon sightseeing cruise on the Danube River in Budapest
  • Pass famous places such as Gellért Baths and the Budapest Parliament
  • Relax as you sip drinks, including wine and Champagne
  • Dine on a Hungarian buffet lunch (if option selected)

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What You Can Expect

Danube River Lunch Cruise

Budapest Danube Lunch Cruise

Meet your friendly local host at the Danube Palace in central Budapest for a 5-minute walk to the riverboat. With a warm welcome aboard, get ready to enjoy your 1.5-hour afternoon sightseeing cruise on the Danube River, which flows right through the center of this historical capital city.

Relax as you take in the gorgeous sights of Budapest, admiring the UNESCO World Heritage-listed panorama as you sip a glass of Champagne, followed by your choice of wine, beer or juice. Pass bridges such as the Margaret, Erzsébet and Chain Bridge, and view cultural landmarks like the National Theatre, Parliament, Buda Castle Quarter and Gellért Baths.

If you choose the lunch option, enjoy a buffet meal of typical Hungarian and international dishes plus a glass of Champagne, a glass of wine and a bottle of mineral water. The chef, a world-renowned food sculptor, adds a colorful and creative touch to the delicious dishes (sample menu can be found in the Itinerary section below).


Sample Menu

Cold Main Course
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

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
Seasonal fruit

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

Highly recommended, short 90 min trip but just right to sample , the Danube and budapest

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Loved it!! Went with 3 friends for lunch cruise and it was great. Everyone had a really good time. The food was absolutely delicious and the staff were so friendly.
Fantastic trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Very well organised your, boat lovely and clean, food and drinks excellent. We both had a lovely afternoon cruising on the Danube. Well worth an afternoon of your time

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Really a great trip. The food was excellent and plentiful and the staff were very cordial. We highly recommendit both both value and a fun thing to

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

The ride and lunch was great on the Danube.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Went on the lunch cruise on Valentine's day, boat was nicely decorated adding to the atmosphere. Food was excellent and there was plenty of choice. Views from the boat were superb. Would recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Excellent trip and very well organised and great value. When booking the trip, it gave the option of whether or not it was a gift. As it was a present for my husbands 30th and selected yes and included a birthday message. During the cruise the staff came out with a dessert with a candle in it singing happy birthday which was a lovely surprise.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

I loved it. There was a welcome glass of champagne and the buffet was superb. The cruise itself gave you ample opportunity to see and take pictures of the most interesting parts of Budapest. Great value for the money, just a great time.

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