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.
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
Enjoy live onboard music from a Hungaria Folk Ensemble band
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.
Reviews by Viator travelers
Old ship with cheap drinks
, Oct 2018
The sightseeing scene is without a doubt beautiful, BUT if you're walking through the city at night save the money for this tour. They offer super cheap drinks and the deck space is not enough for all the people on board.
taking the sunset cruise was one of the highlights of our short trip to budapest. we didn't do the dinner, just the drinks, but i think next time we'll add in the dinner. unfortunately for us it rained so hard to get great pix because couldn't be outside. but seeing the lights of budapest while listening to the music played by the 3 piece band made for an enchanting night.
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.
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.
Cool night, but the trip was a great way to see the sights. Drinks were good, but staff seemed enthralled with a large Bachelorette party. They got all the service. Hard to find wait staff for drinks. Good value, though.
I personally think it was poorly organised. We had a central meeting place and had to walk for about 10-15 mins, when it would have been easier to meet at the boat. Whilst I realise you wish to have as many people on board as possible, I thought it was overcrowded and and too many option different drink packages available on one boat so seemed to be a bit confusing. I suggest it would have been better to maybe have one free drink on arrival then go to the bar after that.
We met at the collection point and once assembled we had to walked approximately 1km to board the boat. The walk was along footpaths across a busy road, down a flight of stairs and along a dirt path that was uneven and dusty. Glad I didn't get dressed up in heals.
Once we were on board the boat - we only took the cocktail option and was directed upstairs. The poor girl doing the drinks was under the pump and it took ages to get our first drink. The view was lovely and the length of the cruise was just right.