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

Danube River Lunch Cruise

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 October 2015

We found the meeting point a little hard to find as the booking form said Danube Palace but the actual place is not signed as such. The sign was in Hungarian. We asked around and finally found the meeting point. We arrived at the boat a short walk away and were greeted with a glass of champagne. We had our own table for lunch. The lunch was a huge buffet and there were so many dishes to try. They were all delicious. The staff on board were very friendly and helpful. So glad we took this trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

this was fantastic and such a relaxing experience - even the food and drink given on boat was surprisingly delicious - not overcrowded at all and staff on boat were friendly and hospitable -would highly reccommend on a sunny and hot day - also great value for money! :

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We are a family of six and really enjoyed our cruise along the Danube, the boat was spacious and commentary just enough and the food was very good.

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.

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