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Top 6 Budapest River Cruises

Cruising River Danube, the fairytale watercourse cutting through Budapest is a quintessential experience once you step foot in Budapest. Locals often say that the best way to feel the romance in Budapest is to take a Cruise on the Danube. Not only is it romantic, it offers breathtaking views of the prime attractions of Budapest lined along with shore like the - Budapest Buda Castle, Hungarian Parliament, Matthias Church, Fisherman’s Bastion, Gellert Hill, Gellert Spa, Gresham Palace, Hungarian Academy of Sciences and many historical bridges , buildings and churches.

Hop aboard a cruise of your choice and view Budapest from a central perspective. Pamper yourself with world class service onboard while passing through years of history and culture during your comfortable journey.

Types of Cruises in Budapest


Budapest Danube Cruise

When you think river cruise, you think of dinner cruises, maybe a brunch cruise or a plain ol’ sightseeing cruise. Well, Budapest offers you all of these but it also has some really exciting ones that I have never heard of before. They have a Pizza & Beer Cruise, a Craft Beer Cruise, a Piano battle cruise and a cruise with Operetta & Folklore !! Agreed they are all cruises in the end, but the experience inside the cruise is what makes all the difference and these unique Danube River Cruises are nonpareil !

Top 6 Budapest Cruises


Based on Tripadvisor ranking and Headout customer rankings, here's a compilation of the Top 6 Budapest Cruises you can opt for.

1

Dinner Cruise on the Danube with Operetta & Folklore Show

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Take a gulp of Hungarian Folk and Culture on a luxurious catamaran while cruising down River Danube. The performance by 30 talented Hungarians in their folk ensemble is the perfect accompaniment to the unparalleled sights on the littoral ; not to forget your 4- course authentic dinner. The Hungarian capital is all the more beautiful at night and this dinner cruise will allow you to experience the twinkling atmosphere and dazzling sights. Pick your choice of poison from an extensive beverage menu and sip your drink and toast to the performances and sights that are sure to floor you! Don’t forget to wear your dance shoes during this cruise because the Hungarian tunes are sure to make you tap your feet and groove to the Hungarian folk.

Price: €52


Cruise Features

  • Sights seen: This tour covers iconic locations like Chain Bridge, Buda Castle,Gellért Baths, Budapest Parliament and all the other buildings lining the shores of Danube.
  • Duration: There is a 3 hour variant and 1.5 hour variant
  • Inclusions
    • 4 course dinner
    • Alcohol available ( extra payable)
    • Entertainment onboard - Folklore and Operetta show

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Dinner Cruise on the Danube with Live Piano Battle Show

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Enjoy an enchanting cruise feasting the city’s panorama in the glowing backdrop of Budapest at night. Heighten your senses further with the accompaniment of two duelling pianists and a scrumptious 4 meal course prepared by a chef on board. Sip your glass of complimentary sparkling wine o beer and enjoy the musical battle and the host’s engaging commentary running you through the melodies played by the pianists. The cruise will take you through the important landmarks lining the shore of Danube, so be prepared to experience Budapest from a central perspective with soothing music floating by and a delicious meal in front of you.

Price: €52


Cruise Features

  • Sights seen: This tour covers iconic locations like Chain Bridge, Buda Castle,Gellért Baths, Budapest Parliament and all the other buildings lining the shores of Danube.
  • Duration: There is a 3 hour variant and 1.5 hour variant
  • Inclusions
    • 4 course dinner
    • Complimentary alcohol
    • Entertainment onboard - Live piano

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3

Craft Beer Cruise

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When you’re in Budapest, you ought to be drinking beer. Lots and lots of beer. Whether you’re a craft beer lover or not, one of the 5 craft brews you try onboard are sure to steal your heart. As you seat yourself, a host will artfully display a carefully compiled selection of 5 Hungarian beers. Learn about the beers while you sample them and bite into the local pastries to enhance your beer tasting experience . Enjoy the palette of light lager to strong porters before you opt for a free pint of your favourite. Take your pint upto the open air deck and enjoy the breeze in your hair while you sip your beer and consume fabulous views.

Note, only those 18 years old or older will be served beer on the cruise.

Price: €26


Cruise Features

  • Sights seen: This tour covers iconic locations like Chain Bridge, Buda Castle,Gellért Baths, Budapest Parliament and all the other buildings lining the shores of Danube.
  • Duration: There is a 90 minute variant and 120 minute variant.
  • Inclusions
    • 5 beers of 150ml each
    • Local pastries
    • Beer Sample List :
      - Lager: Fóti Zwickl
      - Wheat Beer: Rizmajer Wheat Beer
      - Hungarian Hoplager: Keserű Méz
      - IPA: Flying Rabbit
      - Porter: Flamand Porter / Fruit Beer: Stari Black Currant
    • Live Gypsy Band (on 7pm cruise only)

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4

Pizza & Beer Budapest Cruise

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This cruise is one of the most economical and popular cruises in Budapest so make sure you book your tickets in advance as they sell out pretty soon. The rave reviews on Tripadvisor will reiterate my point. Savour your choice of pizza and wash it down with your favourite chilled beer while you marvel on the iconic views of Budapest. Though there is no live entertainment onboard, I assure you, you won’t need any because the food and beer will grip you enough, not to mention the fantastic views. It is the ideal choice for a lazy afternoon where you don’t feel like doing anything but laze. So, laze in style with comfort food and local brews.

Note, only those 18 years old or older will be served beer on the cruise.

Price: €27


Cruise Features

  • Sights seen: This tour covers iconic locations like Chain Bridge, Buda Castle,Matthias Church, Gellért Baths, Budapest Parliament and all the other buildings lining the shores of Danube.
  • Duration: This cruise lasts for 75 minutes
  • Inclusions
    • Unlimited beer and soft drinks
    • free Wi-Fi on board
    • Pizza List :
      - Ham & Corn Pizza (tomato sauce, ham, sweet corn, cheese, mushroom)
      - Hawaii Pizza (tomato sauce, pineapple, ham, cheese)
      - Hungarian Pizza (tomato sauce, spicy sausage, red onion, cheese)
      - Margarita Pizza (tomato sauce, cheese)
      - Salami Pizza (tomato sauce, salami, cheese)

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5

Lunch Cruise On the Danube

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Hop aboard an air conditioned cruise and enjoy a delectable open buffet lunch prepared by the acclaimed food sculptor, Chef Molnárka Péter. Your Hungarian meal with comprise of cold entreés, soups, salads, warm main course, garnishes, desserts and 2 drinks of your choice. Keep your camera ready because your meals will be nothing short of #foodporn worthy. Sit by the window, indulge in your meal and admire the breathtaking panoramas of Pest and Buda.

Price: €36


Cruise Features

  • Sights seen: This tour covers iconic locations like Chain Bridge, Buda Castle, National Theatre, Matthias Church, Gellért Baths, Budapest Parliament and all the other buildings lining the shores of Danube.
  • Duration: This cruise lasts for 90 minutes
  • Inclusions
    • Buffet Lunch
    • 2 drinks of your choice - beer, wine, soda
    • Hotel Transfers option

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6

Budapest Sightseeing Cruise

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If you have 75 minutes in hand and want a quick tour of Budapest from the river, this sightseeing cruise won’t disappoint. It’s a no frills tour but will tick off all the important landmarks and sights to give you a wholesome RIver Danube Cruise. You will go to places that cannot be reached on foot and glide under all 6 bridges of importance around Budapest. See the locals getting on with their daily life and soak in the sombre sun if you take this tour during the day. If you opt for the evening slot, you will see beautifully illuminated streets and monuments and the party animals of the city pub hopping their way through the night.

Price: €36


Cruise Features

  • Sights seen: This tour covers iconic locations like Chain Bridge, Margaret Bridge, Elisabeth Bridge, Liberty Bridge, Rákóczi Bridge,Petőfi Bridge, Árpád Bridge, Buda Castle, National Theatre, Matthias Church, Szent Gellért, Citadella , Gellért Hill, Gellért Baths, Vigadó Square, Budapest Parliament and all the other buildings lining the shores of Danube.
  • Duration: This cruise lasts for 75 minutes
  • Inclusions
    • Live commentary in German and English + Audio guide for Hungarian, Italian, Russian, Spanish and French

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