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clock-o90 minutes (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Take in the beautiful Budapest panorama on a 90-minute river cruise along the Danube River. Your ticket includes a glass of Sparkling wine and wine or beer to sip on while you admire the view, as well as the choice of a buffet lunch with traditional Hungarian dishes and treats. Snap photos of the Chain Bridge, Gellért Hill and more as you experience why this city’s landscape was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • 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 Sparkling wine
  • Dine on a Hungarian buffet lunch (if option selected)
Your tour will begin at the Danube Palace, where a friendly guide will escort you to your cruise boat about a 5-minute walk away. You’ll be welcomed aboard with a glass of Sparkling wine as you take off on a 90-minute excursion across the water. The Danube is renowned for its world-class views, flowing straight through the center of Hungary’s capital city.

Your glass of Sparkling wine will be followed by a choice of wine, beer or a soft drink. Then sit back and admire the panorama of the city, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Along the way you’ll spot landmarks like the Hungarian House of Parliament, the Gellért Baths and the National Theatre. Don’t forget to snap a photo of the grand sprawl of the Royal Castle on the Buda side of the city.

If you select the lunch option, you’ll sample traditional Hungarian dishes, served buffet-style on board. (A sample menu can be found below in the Itinerary section.) The chef, a world-renowned food sculptor, adds a creative flair to the meal.

Itinerary

Sample Menu
Cold Main CourseSpiced cottage cheese cream and traditional greaves cream
SoupsAlföld-style goulash with noodlesVegetable soup with tarragon and noodles
Hot Main CoursesMini stuffed cabbageMeatballs in tomato sauceTurkey cutlets with vegetables in parsley sauceCsongrád-style pork slices in garlic sauceChicken paprika
Side Dishes Boiled potatoesPotato sconesNoodlesSteamed jasmine rice with corn
VegetarianGrilled polenta with feta cheeseGrilled vegetables
SaladsCorn salad in dill and yogurt dressingVinegary potato saladCucumber salad with sour cream dressingCaesar saladSeasonal fruit
DessertsSomló-style sponge cake puddingMini tiramisu cupBlueberry fruit cream with chocolate sponge cakeChocolate mousseHomemade strudel
Drinks1 glass of Sparkling wine 1 glass of wine, beer or juice / Mineral water

Reviews

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S
, Mar 2018

Lovely boat, staff very helpful and friendly and food was very good 5

C
, Mar 2018

This was an excellent tour,
We were collected by a private taxi on time and was given a great commentary whilst on the way to the vessel.
We were given a glass of champagne on boarding and was shown to our table.
Once we set sail we were offered a free drink either Beer, Wine.
The buffet was quite extensive with varied food on table .
Lots of salad, fresh food and chicken, beef, pork.
The sweets were really good and a great selection.
The tour lasted approx. 1.5 hours and went through 6 bridges with great views of the Parliament buildings, Citadel, Churches etc with running commentary.
I would thoroughly recommend this tour.

R
, Feb 2018

Danube River lunch cruise was wonderful!!!

A
, Feb 2018

Excellent trip, we were lucky to have fantastic sunshine which made for some fabulous views of the sites from the boat. The buffet was far better than I had expected, good standard of food which was hot and plentiful. The hosts that guided us from the meeting point to the boat were not overly friendly and did not provide much information however once on the boat our waiter was excellent. There was some commentary in English but this was difficult to hear as they continued to play music at the same time. The cruise was roughly 90 mins in duration as the 20min walk from the meeting point to boat seemed to be part of the 2hr trip. Definitely worth including to get some great views of Budapest.

M
, Feb 2018

Pick up and drop off on time and friendly driver. The cruise itself is good with 2 complimentary drinks and explanatory of each buildings. The ship itself is quite good not very old. Value for money and recommended for those with time constraint.

N
, Dec 2017

Excellent food and really interesting. Wish it had been longer

a
, Oct 2017

It is a nice cruise, if it's your first time in Budapest. The lunch was acceptable.

D
, Oct 2017

Really a nice lunch ride. Food was quite good and plentiful. The meeting place was a bit hard to find, and then a half mile walk to the boat. Why not just meet at the boat? Overall a nice way to spend an early afternoon.

M
, Oct 2017

Wonderful cruise through downtown on the Danube and enjoying a wonderful Hungarian buffet. The city takes on a completely different look from the water. Not to be missed.

d
, Aug 2017

Value for money is excellent, but we would've liked it more if you could sit outside. We were sitting downstairs in the restaurant and you could look outside well, but it would be much better if we had beter view from upper deck or something. The windows also were scratched and bit dirty, so I couldn't take great photos. The food and service was really nice though, you get A LOT! of food. All in all well worth the money! Not too short not too long.


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