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Budapest Danube River Sightseeing Night Cruise by Legenda City Cruises

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  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


View Budapest’s floodlit landmarks by boat on a Danube River evening cruise. Settle on the glass-enclosed vessel, and admire the cityscapes as you cruise by the UNESCO-listed riverbanks, glass in hand. Admire the Hungarian Parliament and Buda Castle district twinkling with lights, and sail under the illuminated Chain Bridge and other bridges. Your choice of Champagne, wine, beer, soda, or mineral water, Wi-Fi, and onboard film and commentary included.
  • Cruise by the UNESCO-listed riverbanks past sights like the Buda Castle district
  • Enjoy your choice of a glass of Champagne, wine, beer, soda, or mineral water
  • Choice of departure times throughout the evening
  • Onboard film and recorded commentary in 30 languages, plus Wi-Fi included

What's Included

  • Audio Guide - 30 languages
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Soda/Pop
  • Food

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Legenda City Cruises, Budapest, kikötő, es, Jane Haining rkp. 7, 1052 Hungary

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.


Book your preferred departure time, and travel independently to the departure pier in central Budapest.

Admire the glass-topped vessel and step aboard. Find a seat in the cabin and enjoy your first views of Budapest from the water as you set sail along the famous river.

Cruise southward past the UNESCO-listed Danube riversides, absorbing the lamplit waterfronts of Buda and Pest, and sailing under the floodlit Elizabeth Bridge and Liberty Bridge.

Admire the panoramic views of the Buda Castle district, making out the twinkling Royal Palace, and learn about the sights from the onboard film and recorded commentary (available in 30 languages). Along the way, sip on your choice of a glass of Champagne, wine, beer, soda, or mineral water, and if you wish, use the onboard Wi-Fi.

Have your camera ready to capture the floodlit spires of the Hungarian Parliament building, and glide under the Chain Bridge, its archways and suspension chains aglitter with lights.

Finally, see Margaret Island before enjoying a second chance to take photos of the Chain Bridge and Parliament as you cruise past them again.

Your experience ends when the boat arrives back at the departure pier.

Danube River (Pass By)

We cruise along the river Danube

Buda Castle (Pass By)

Outside view

Elisabeth Bridge (Pass By)

Outside view

Gellert Hill (Pass By)

Outside view

Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid) (Pass By)

Outside view

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 120 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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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 sanitization during Budapest Danube River Sightseeing Night Cruise by Legenda City Cruises?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

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Traveler Tips

We were unfortunate with the weather but that is always a risk during shoulder season.
The sights on both sides of the river in the night are well lit up and give amazing opportunity for photographers
There are headphones in many languages so you can hear all about the attractions as you cruise by.
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Spectacular views at night!
Lifang_Z, Jun 2022
Thoroughly enjoyed. Absolutely a must-do thing in Budapest, particularly in the evening. I did it at 8:15pm. Spectacular views!
Some of the audio guide...
Manasi_S, Jun 2022
Some of the audio guide equipment on board was out of order. It felt like the drinks were watered down. The beautiful views of the city were the saving grace for this activity.
Average only if they can improve the audio
CHEETONG_L, Jun 2022
Okay. The individual audio guide player is not working properly. Hard to hear the Audio guide. Xxxxxxxxxxx
I will remember this trip for a log time.
Ionut_N, Jun 2022
It is nice because they have a waiting area. I liked that there are headphones for everyone and even in Romanian language. The glass is dirty and is hard to see through it.
Unable to locate dock
Daniel_B, Jun 2022
As instructed on the description we used a bolt taxi to Portum Lines we attempted to put dock 42 into the search for the taxi but wasn’t successful so we just got dropped off at the Portum Lines. From there we couldn’t find dock 42, we found 0 1 and 2 then found 6 after a 10 minute walk and gave up that we were far away from where we should be
Beautiful buildings lit up at night.
Mary_N, Jun 2022
Lighted buildings at night. Employees were friendly. Boat was nice. Need railings on steps into and within boat.
A must do in Budapest
Pietro_N, Jun 2022
Fantastic experience. The film with the explanations in many languages is great. The views of this wonderful City are unforgettable. Nice to have a free drink as well. Highly recommended.
I would recommend to everyone.
ERNESTO_T, Jun 2022
Seeing Budapest at night was an unforgettable experience. The Parliament was something out of this world.
Budapest Memoir
Dhananjaya_S, Jun 2022
One of the best memorable part of our Budapest trip was the Danube river sightseeing night cruise by Legenda City Cruises who were very professional and polite.
extremely rlmantic
ruchir_s, Jun 2022
we took the night cruise which starts at 10:15. Always try to get seats on the upper deck. We didn't know this, so by the time we reached the upper deck, almost all the seats were occupied. Anyways, it was just an unforgettable experience
No value for money
Enya_d, May 2022
Very crowdy, no personal attention, clearly a money-making business. Drinks wete very low standars as well.
Marta_B, May 2022
Had problems with scanning QR ticket , but they checked reservation and let us in… night ride, very beautiful experience. Will be coming again
Great Experience
Ritesh_S, May 2022
Must go if you are in Budapest. If you don’t want to spend too much, this trip without the dinner is good option else the one with dinner will also be a great experience.
A magical evening
Andrea_I, May 2022
Seeing the amazing architecture of Budapest all lit up at night from the river is just magical. I can’t think of a better way to introduce yourself to the gorgeous city.
Evening Cruise on the Danube
Catherine_T, May 2022
Cruising the Danube in the evening is a magical experience. The important buildings and bridges on the river are lit up which is very pretty.
dany_b, May 2022
The cruise on the Danube was really great and it is so pretty and peacefull. I regret there are tv screens that reflected in some of my nice photos.
Beautiful ride you must do
Marina_G, May 2022
It was a lovely and romantic ride. It is absolutely stunning with the different monuments lit up at night.
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Great experience
Avirup_C, May 2022
The view was superb, the commentary was excellent, and the staffs were very helpful. The evening views of Buda and Pest were amazing.
Don't miss out on this one!
AnaMaria_P, Apr 2022
Beautiful scenery and great storytelling. Don't hesitate to listen to the audio, it is written and narated in a very beautiful way which compliments the whole experience.
Breathtaking & unforgettable experience
Yasuko_T, Apr 2022
The night view from the cruise boat was amazing and made me speechless. I could see all the historic building beautifully lit up in front of my eyes. The audio guide was nicely synched with the view as we go along and very informative. I learnt a lot about Budapest history on this cruise. All the staff are very friendly and efficient too. I would definitely recommend this night cruise.


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