• Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
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Sip cocktails as you admire evening views of Budapest from the water on this 2-hour River Danube sunset cocktail cruise. Step aboard a comfortable cruise boat and enjoy two large complimentary cocktails and live folk music as you sail along the twilit river. See landmarks including the Buda Castle District and Parliament building ablaze with lights, and pass under six illuminated bridges, including the Chain Bridge. Upgrade to include hotel pickup and drop-off.


  • 2-hour River Danube sunset cocktail cruise in Budapest
  • Admire evening views of Budapest’s landmarks from the water
  • Sail by the illuminated Parliament and under the Chain Bridge
  • Sip two large complimentary cocktails from the onboard menu
  • Purchase additional drinks or à la carte dishes if you wish
  • Enjoy live onboard music from a Hungaria Folk Ensemble band
  • Upgrade to include Budapest hotel pickup and drop-off

What You Can Expect

Sunset Cocktail Cruise on River Danube

Sunset Danube Cruise

Choose your preferred tour option on booking. Then, enjoy a hotel pickup and transfer to the departure point near the River Danube, or make your own way there, depending on your selection.

Settle on the open-air, upper deck or comfortable interior cabin of the cruise boat, and admire Budapest from the water as you choose the first of your two complimentary large cocktails from the menu (see Itinerary). Other drinks and à la carte dishes can be purchased (own expense).

Choose anything from a Mojito to a Gin Fizz, and sip your drink as your boat sails along the Danube. Watch the sun set, and admire the UNESCO-listed landmarks including the Parliament and Buda Castle District as their evening lights flicker on.

Take photos as you cruise under the 19th-century Chain Bridge and five other bridges, and enjoy foot-tapping live music from members of the Hungaria Folk Ensemble played on the interior deck. Listen to folk melodies and popular favorites, and enjoy a solo played on the cimbalom, Hungary’s traditional, zither-like instrument.

Savor the last views of the illuminated sights as your boat docks, and then finish your 2-hour experience when you disembark or transfer back to your hotel.


Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

We had an absolutely wonderful time. It was the highlight of our trip. Our children loved it and the views were incredible. The crew couldnt have been nicer and the music was delightful.

Sam M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Lovely activity too, Do note that it is a bit of walk from the meeting point to the boat. The musicians on the boat were awesome! played for the duration of the trip and even took requests! Lovely drinks and staff were really friendly.

kmaria1202 United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Excellent and relaxing! While Budapest offers much amazing scenery, the views from the river can't be beat!! The cocktail service was a little slow, and our cruise wasn't full, so I'd imagine that could be a problem on a busy day. But we were pleased with everything about the cruise - the length of time, the friendly wait staff, the strings trio, and of course the gorgeous views of Budapest from the middle of the Danube. I'd consider this cruise again if I returned to Budapest.

Gherlan George

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Nice and romantic experience. I reccomend. No visit to Budapest is complete without a Danube cruise. Beautifull sunset if you're lucky as we were....

Thomas H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

The scenery was beautiful, the live music was wonderful. The only drawback was the bar staff, very rude, seemed to be having a bad day. Otherwise a fun trip and I would recommend it. We have booked other events with Viator and they have always made things easy for us. Good company to deal with.

Lynne S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Brilliant cruise with a lovely band playing which added to the atmosphere. Great value for money.

Angelo S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

My wife and I had a wonderful time. We had a beautiful view of both Buda and Pest from the upper deck of a very clean boat. The vessel was very roomy providing an excellent opportunity to see all of the beautiful sights along the Danube. The weather was excellent and the sun was just setting as the cruise began. My words will never describe the beauty of this city. It must be viewed in person and this cruise was the perfect means.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Both me and my wife enjoyed this cruise with 2 drinks each. you can have anything from coke, beer, cocktail, red wine Our 7pm cruise was rescheduled to the 10pm as we missed the Sunset cruise by 10 mins. Just make sure you're there at their meeting point at Duna Palota opoosite the famous OTKERT restaurant and bar. Duna Palota Danube Palace is behind Four Seasons Gresham Palace near the roundabout opposite the entrance of the Chain Bridge. Cheers!

Nathalie Nasser

4 star rating: Recommended June 2018

Nice one, you can see all budapest with spectacular views.. recommended!


4 star rating: Recommended November 2017

Lovely cruise down the Danube to see all the sights. There was also a band on board to keep you entertained and the cocktails were great

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