Budapest, Hungary
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clock-o1 hour 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Savor cocktails as you view Budapest’s city lights on this 1.5-hour late-evening River Danube cruise. Settle aboard a spacious boat and enjoy two cocktails and live folk music as you glide along the starlit river. Admire the floodlit Parliament building and twinkling Castle District from the open or interior deck, and sail under the famous Chain Bridge, and other bridges. Your cruise includes two large cocktails and optional hotel transfers (additional cost).
  • 1.5-hour River Danube moonlight cocktail cruise in Budapest
  • Admire Budapest’s illuminated skyline from the water
  • Cruise by the floodlit Parliament and under the Chain Bridge
  • Savor two large complimentary cocktails from the onboard list
  • Enjoy live folk music and other tunes from a folk ensemble
  • Upgrade to include return hotel transfers
Choose your desired tour option when you book. Then, enjoy a hotel transfer or travel independently to the departure point near the River Danube, according to your selection.
Step aboard the spacious cruise boat, and find a spot on the open-air, upper deck or in the heated interior cabin. Absorb Budapest’s illuminated skyline from the water, and select the first of two complimentary large cocktails from the menu (see Itinerary). Other drinks and à la carte dishes can also be purchased (own expense).
Choose anything from a Cuba Libre to a Pina Colada, and sip your cocktail as your boat glides along the Danube. Enjoy the evening breezes and unobstructed views from the upper deck, and admire floodlit landmarks like the Parliament and Buda Castle District shining against the night sky.

Snap photos as you sail under the famous Chain Bridge and five other bridges, and visit the interior deck to enjoy rousing live folk music and popular melodies, including a cimbalom (Hungarian zither-like instrument) solo, from Hungaria Folk Ensemble musicians.
Finally, enjoy the last views of the city lights as your boat docks, and finish your 1.5-hour cruise experience when you disembark or transfer back to your hotel.


Moonlight Cruise Cocktail List:

• Cuba Libre
• Old Fashioned Mojito
• Pina Colada
• Sex on the Beach
• Tequila Sunrise
• Gin Fizz


Viator Traveller's Reviews

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, Jul 2018

We enjoyed the view from the boat during our trip. The band was good however not many people stayed to listen to it, the atmosphere was not great, most people went straight up to look at the view. The cocktails were not up to much, tasteless. What really spoiled our night was that we stood waiting for our transport to the boat for over half an hour, we eventually went to reception and the young man rang the contact number we had. A mini bus came and took us to the boat, we just made it, the driver was very nice and assured us we would get there in time. Had we not rang I don't think we would have got there. We were on a pedestrianised street but did wait where we were instructed on our confirmation letter. This was the second trip that week where we had been let down, so distressing. it did spoil it for us as we were quite looking forward to it. Very disappointed.

, Sep 2017

I was worried initially, as we had to go to an address to pick up the tickets. This was up a side street and there was quite a crowd outside. A young woman came out, held a brochure above her head and then said something we couldn't hear, we couldn't see the brochure either, because, as it was a moonlight cruise, it was dark! As most people started to follow her, we presumed we should as well. We were led over a busy road, through a packed bar at the base of the Chain bridge and along the riverbank and eventually queued up to get on the boat. Once on, we found it difficult to get a seat on top as they had all been taken, and it was a warm night. We did get a seat outside on the next deck down, and that was fine as the tour goes up and down the Danube. There was one poor woman producing cocktails and she was very good, albeit rushed off her feet. The buildings, especially the Parliament lit up were magical and the trip was worth the effort for those. One word of warning, which no-one had pointed out, by the time you get off the boat, the Metro has closed for the night so you may need to make alternate arrangements.

, Aug 2017

I brought the cocktail cruise for my friends 21st Birth present in hope the experience would be memorable and special however overall I was disappointed. It had no organisation and there was lack of communication between the staff and guests.

, Jul 2017

Great tour, really enjoyed seeing the sights at night!

, Jul 2017

As this was my Daughters first visit to Budapest I booked this as her farewell and last memory of the holiday.
The weather could not have been more perfect and the cruise was pretty much everything I had expected and my daughter loved it. Especially the musicians. It had its humorous side, such as the barman trying to show off mixing a Mojito as he no doubt thought Tom Cruise would have done in the film Cocktail, in the event he'd have had more luck mixing cement lol.. was fun to watch though:
With hindsight I would definitely have booked the Dining experience as this looked fabulous, even though you need to dress for it:
On the whole Viator are my first choice for excursions as in 99 of cases they have always worked out great:
Highly recommended

, Jun 2017

Very enjoyable, transfer from hotel and return was very prompt and reliable. Very relaxing and enjoyed our cocktails. Service was very good.

, Apr 2017

It was fantastic! Beautiful boat tour of a beautiful city. The free cocktails were a bonus, we really just wanted to see Budapest and all its beauty at night. The live band was lovely, and though we stayed on the top deck a lot and didnt hear much of the tour guide, it was an amazing experience.

, Dec 2016

This tour was very misleading, when we booked it said we were paying for two cocktails, live music and a tour guide. We were seated in the "pesk room, then were served one drink that tasty white badly, we had no tour guide and there was no live music anywhere near where we were or that we could hear

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