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Evening Cruise on the Danube with Optional Drinks

Budapest, Hungary

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Sip and sightsee along the Danube on this evening cruise in Budapest. Choose from multiple cruise options to suit your preferences and admire the stunning views of Buda Castle, the Parliament House, and the Citadel. Additional drinks are available for purchase on board as the evening continues along Budapest’s sparkling panorama.
  • Early evening Budapest drinks cruise on the Danube
  • Admire Parliament House, the Castle District, the Chain Bridge and more from the water
  • Choose between various drink options including wine, cocktails, and craft beer
  • Opt for craft beer or cocktail tasting to suit your preferences

What's Included

  • Drinks - in case specified in purchased option
  • Live music entertainment
  • 7pm - 2 hour long Danube River cruise
  • Food and additional drinks (available on board)
  • Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Akadémia (1. ponton)
    Budapest, 1051 Hungary

    First dock right next to the Chain Bridge (Parliament's side)

Departure Time

7:00 PM

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Your host meets you in central Budapest before leading you to the boat awaiting you on the Danube. Head to the upper deck for fresh air or take a seat by the large viewing windows of the deck down below.

As you take off along the water, you are poured a flight of Hungarian wines. Each tasting promises the flavourful notes from the country’s best organic winemakers produced without additives.

As you sip and sample, lookout to enjoy the view of Budapest’s panorama. See the majestic domes of the Gellért Baths, the Parliament Building, and the regal glow of the Royal Palace. Snap some photos as you sail under the Chain Bridge, and spot additional landmarks like the arcade of Fisherman’s Bastion and the Citadel. Then continue to wine taste, cleansing your palette with a serving of Hungarian snacks, included with this ticket.

After you've sampled all of the wines, you’re welcome to purchase additional drinks on board. Sweet dessert wines are available, among others. Then make your final toast as the boat returns to land at its original departure point.

Alternatively, choose a craft beer or cocktail cruise to suit your preferences. Soft drinks are available on request.

Budapest (Pass By)

Your tour will start in the city centre. Our port is located between Széchenyi Chain Bridge and the Parliament (near to the Shoes Memorial): 1054 Budapest, Széchenyi rkp. 6 – Port Akadémia 3

Danube River

Board your sightseeing boat for your 2 hour cruise. Settle in the lower part, inside deck with its panoramic windows or head for the open deck to see and feel the full force of Budapest's impressive sights. To fit your needs we offer the following different types of cruises with live music entertainment to choose from: - Wine Cruise (& Transfer) with 7 different wines for tasting with optional transfer - Craft Beer & Cruise with 5 Hungarian beer specialities to try - Cocktail & Cruise with 2 cocktails or 3 beers included - Drink & Cruise with a glass of sparkling wine + another glass of soft drink/wine/beer

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please reconfirm to the supplier the hotel pick up name
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Evening Cruise on the Danube with Optional Drinks?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Evening Cruise on the Danube with Optional Drinks?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Evening Cruise on the Danube with Optional Drinks?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Evening Cruise on the Danube with Optional Drinks?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Traveler Tips

If you come during the winter months, even early winter, make sure you wear really warm clothing as the wind chill when the boat moves along the river can be really, really cold.
Only advise is try to get an early cruise its a little foggy at night to see anything.
233 reviews
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Beautiful views but slow moving ship
Kayla_H, Jun 2022
This was the same as the dinner cruise it us just the option that doesn’t include dinner. There were not enough seats for people outside and we left 40 minutes late and returned 20-30 minutes late. You do get a welcome drink which is a glass of sweet wine. The boat moved very slowly and it seemed other boats were moving past us at a much faster pace. The views at night are beautiful and I do recommend doing a nighttime cruise but not via this company.
Good experience
Mansi_B, May 2022
It was a nice experience to see the beautiful buildings from the river. The wine tasting was nice as well. Just felt the employees were not very friendly/a little rude. Also I picked the evening cruise thinking the lights on the buildings would be on by then, but it was still to early so the lights actually did not come on till the cruise was almost over. Wish the timing of the cruise was adjusted based on the time of year/when sunset would be.
Beautiful evening on the Danube
Barry_B, May 2022
Warm welcome on boarding, beautiful music, well looked after by Csaby looking forward to a second trip. Highly recommend
Look for another option
March_B, May 2022
It was nice, but the music was loud, the wine was very average and it was all inside so hard to see the views. Wish I had done more research.
Mike_B, May 2022
This is worth doing. It be mindful it takes about 2hrs and drags a bit as the boat is a little slow. Plenty to see and staff onboard very helpful. There is a bar onboard with a decent range of drinks. We didn’t eat so can’t comment on the food. This is a pretty good river cruise. It is not a boat trip. It is an evening cruise
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you Mike for your kind words!
Very crowded, slow moving boat, with long wait times in the bar as well. Drinks were okay.
Christian_H, May 2022
Very crowded, slow moving boat, with long wait times in the bar as well. Drinks were okay. View as well.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Cruising until confronted by racist staff
DAVINDER_C, May 2022
The trip itself was worth the money but the service was disgusting. As the only identifiable Sikh man on the boat I was constantly ignored by the bar staff. I asked for 2 coffees and was told they couldn’t take my order. Everyone else around (white) got served and the staff were stood there chatting to each other. The captain apologised but it ruined the trip
The reservation process...
Velislava_T, Apr 2022
The reservation process was easy. The staff was perfect, helpful and very nice. It was a wonderful trip
1 traveler found this review helpful
Too much cigarette smoke
Sharon_S, Apr 2022
If you plan on enjoying the view from the outside deck, you will be in a cloud of cigarette smoke. I had to retreat to an inside table where I couldn’t see anything.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Dear Sharon, sorry to hear about this unpleasant experience. The boat has several accessible balconies to all guests.
Great boat trip experience
Alzbeta_K, Apr 2022
Nice boat, loved the interior, live music was excellent. Great deal for 2 hours trip with beautiful evening views
Response from Host, Apr 2022
We are glad to hear, thank you!
Must do
Lorraine_K, Apr 2022
Great fun and good value for money. The entertainment was very good and the time flew by. I would definitely recommend it
Response from Host, Apr 2022
That's really good to hear, thank you for the review!
Rhianne_H, Apr 2022
Arrived 30 mins prior as directed but most seats gone, ended up in the middle so could barely see anything. Queued for 30 mins to get a drink - missed parliament! Service was poor and very busy. A shame but would recommend reserving a table seat.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Holiday seasons like Easter weekend can get really busy indeed. As the boat takes turn on the Danube it passes the Parliament at least two times during the two hours. We hope next time you will enjoy your cruise more!
Lovely views
Rebecca_C, Apr 2022
Lovely views of the buildings in the evening. Would recommend the trip. Great value for money too, drinks well priced on board.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you Rebecca, we are very happy to hear you enjoyed yourself!
Great boat trip, would recommend!
JacobcollinsHD, Mar 2022
Really great boat trip down the Danube River, we chose the cheapest option which really was enough here. The views were stunning and the band (although pretty much begging for a tip) were great too! From seeing the food on our walk around the boat we wouldnt recommend this option...
Too long boattrip
Isa_S, Jan 2022
The music and service were nice. Unfortunately we didn’t saw something new of the city, what we didn’t saw already when we were waiting for the boat.
Great night
Dave_M, Dec 2021
easy to find boat location, very welcoming staff, drinks on boat very good very smooth ride , great to see engine room
1 traveler found this review helpful
Worth it!
Vasiliki_K, Dec 2021
Really enjoyed it, Great music, beautiful and clean, enjoyed the drinks, very polite and friendly staff. Definitely recommend it. I would have probably enjoyed a slightly less bring indoors lighting, in order to enjoy the beautiful monuments in a cozier atmosphere.
Bit of a tourist trap
Evan_O, Nov 2021
It took a really long time to get our drinks and the staff weren't very friendly or welcoming but the views were nice
Cocktails not worth it
Kamal_B, Nov 2021
Booked the cruise with two cocktails. Took over 35 minutes to get one drink. Then asked for a cola and it was flat. Told the bar lady it was flat to give me another and she went into a huff. Cocktails were not very tasty at all.
Great evening on a lovely boat!
michael_f, Nov 2021
Good value for money Lovely boat Very busy and chaotic but really happy the staff managed to find us a great table so very grateful Great live music!


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