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The Danube River is the frame of all the best Budapest views, the dividing line that gives the city its dual character, and the second longest river in Europe. It richly deserves all the songs that celebrate it.

If it weren't for the Danube River, Budapest wouldn't have its famous series of bridges, including the Széchenyi Chain Bridge, adorned by lions, and the Liberty Bridge, adorned by turuls (Hungary's mythical eagles). So important were many of these bridges to the city's character, they were rebuilt by the inhabitants after their destruction in WWII.

And if it weren't for the Danube, there would be no Margaret Island, one of the city's most beloved sites for summer picnics and music festivals.

Beyond Budapest, the river curls into a series of highly picturesque curves, winding its way past a series of towns popular as trips from the capital. There's Esztergom with its religious history and impressive basilica, Viségrad with its hilltop castle, and Szentendre and Vác with their Southern European appeal. 

Practical Info

Pleasure boats ply the waters of the Danube in and around Budapest, and if you want to reach the Danube bend towns, there are regular ferries and hydrofoils.

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Budapest Danube River Dinner Cruise, Budapest, null
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Budapest Danube River Dinner Cruise

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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 ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $20.00
Danube Bend Day Trip from Budapest, Budapest, Dinner Cruises
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Danube Bend Day Trip from Budapest

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Take an excursion into Hungary's history on this popular Danube Bend full day trip. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, you'll visit the gorgeous old towns of ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $73.13
Big Bus Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Budapest, Day Trips
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Big Bus Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Experience 360-degree views of Budapest as you travel aboard an open-top, double-decker Big Bus. Audio commentary is available as you pass through the rich ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: Varies

From USD $28.57
Budapest Sightseeing Tour by Land and Water, Budapest, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Budapest Sightseeing Tour by Land and Water

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Take an unforgettable trip around Budapest, seeing the best sights from both land and water, on this comprehensive 1 hour 45-minute tour aboard an amphibious ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 1 hour 30 – 1 hour 40 minute (depending on the traffic).

From USD $31.99
Budapest Late Night Dinner Cruise on the Danube, Budapest, Duck Tours
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Budapest Late Night Dinner Cruise on the Danube

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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 ...  Read more

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

From USD $16.00
Budapest Wine Tasting Cruise, Budapest, Dinner Cruises
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Budapest Wine Tasting Cruise

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Combine the riverside sights of Budapest with wine tastings on this relaxing 2 hour early evening cruise! Sail along the Danube and watch the landmarks as you ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $22.85
Budapest Night Walking Tour and River Cruise, Budapest, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
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Budapest Night Walking Tour and River Cruise

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Take a stroll through Budapest, Paris of the East, on this relaxing evening walking tour, then cruise for an hour on the legendary River Danube. Your private ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $43.42
Danube River Lunch Cruise, Budapest, Night Tours
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Danube River Lunch Cruise

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Take in spectacular views of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Budapest panorama on a scenic Danube River daytime cruise. Enjoy drinks, including Champagne and ...  Read more

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

From USD $16.00
Szentendre Half Day Sightseeing Trip from Budapest, Budapest, Lunch Cruises
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Szentendre Half Day Sightseeing Trip from Budapest

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Venture to Szentendre, town of museums on a half day sightseeing trip from Budapest. Located at the South Gate of Danube Bend, the tiny town squares, ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $52.49
Budapest Supersaver: City Walking Tour and Danube River Dinner Cruise, Budapest, Day Trips
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Budapest Supersaver: City Walking Tour and Danube River Dinner Cruise

Make the most of Budapest with this Budapest Supersaver tour. Stretch your legs and see the sights on this 3-hour Budapest walking tour. Your local guide will ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $77.70
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