Budapest cruise

budapest cruise

An overview of the best cruises on the Danube

There are a lot of nice ways to explore the Hungarian Capital. But the best one is… taking a Budapest cruise along the Danube. You can’t leave the city without having been on a cruise. It offers you the best view in town of both Buda and Pest. And if that’s not enough: you can just sit down and relax and enjoy the ride.

There are a lot of options when it comes to a cruise on the Danube. Check them all out on this page.

Check in the table underneath the Top 5 of most popular cruises. That means the cruises which are booked most via this website. In order of popularity:

Duna Bella plus£11.7Info & book now >>70 minutes cruise including a drink and with optional 90 minutes stop on Margaret Island.
Danube Legend evening Cruise£16.3Info & book now >>1-hour long evening sightseeing cruise including a drink.
1-Day Unlimited Cruise Ticket £9.5Info & book now >>45-minute cruise with 24-hour unlimited during day and night.
1-Hour sightseeing cruise with drink£7.8Info & book now >>1-hour sightseeing cruise with a seasonal cocktail or soft drink.
Candlelit Dinner Cruise £60.8Info & book now >>2,5-hour cruise with candlelit dinner accompanied by live music.

Check the more detailed information about all this cruises underneath.

Nice daytime cruise

day cruise budapest

If you want to enjoy a nice of just over an hour? Than take the Duna Bella Plus tour. You will enjoy a 70 minutes beautiful boat tour on the Danube. You can chose to have an optional stop for 90 minutes on Margaret Island, where the are many things to do. For example you can go for walk, have a picnic on the grass or enjoy the musical fountain.

Included in this tour:

  • An audio guide with interesting background information about Budapest.
  • A glass of lemonade and a drink of your choice (beer, wine, champagne or soft drink)
  • Optional 1 hour and 30 minutes stop on Margaret Island

The prices for this cruise are:

Child (10 – 14 years)£ 8.36
Child (0 – 9 years)For free

If you want a relaxed morning or afternoon in Budapest, than this option is a good choice for you.

Tip: Be on time when the weather is nice, so you can have a seat outside on the deck.

More information or you want to book? Check everything here.

evening cruise budapest

Evening sightseeing cruise

Budapest during night is at least as beautifil as it is during day. The way the Hungarian Parliament Building and the Chain Bridge are illuminated is quite magical. Going on a boat when the sun has set is hence a good idea. And that for only 10 pounds.

Included in this trip:

  • a 45 minute boat trip
  • audio guide with background information about Budapest
  • you get a 24-hour unlimited-use ticket, which you can also use during day

The prices for this cruise are:

Adult£ 9.47
Students (with ID)£ 7.75
Children (age <6)For free

More information or you want to book? Check everything here.

Candlelit Dinner Cruise

This cruise is for those who would like to have a romantic or a very special night out. While enjoying the view of the Budapest swimming in lights, accompanied by a real candlelight atmosphere. During this romantic cruise you will have dinner and enjoy live music.

This Budapest cruise is including:

  • 2,5 hours boat trip
  • Delicious 4-course dinner
  • Live music performance
  • 1 welcome drink, one glass of wine (or juice) and a bottle of mineral water

The prices for this cruise are:

Adult (13+)£ 60.84
Students (with ID)£ 44.17

More information or you want to book? Check everything here.

Full-Day Szentendre Cruise

cruise szentendre

Szentendre is a beautiful picturesque village close to Budapest. This charming and colourful place is a baroque village from the 18th century. It’s a nice day out from the city. For only 12 pounds you can make a full-day trip to this special place.

Included in this trip:

  • Cruise to Szentendre and back.
  • Sail to the Danube Bend, at the meeting point of the Danube River and the Pilis hills.
  • Spend 5 hours free time in Szentendre.

The prices for this cruise are:

Adult£ 9,91
Seniors (65+) & Students (with ID)£ 7,44
Infant (age <1)For free

Please be aware that on the boat you will not get an audio guide. The boat is more just a means of transport to Szentendre while enjoying a cruise on the Danube. Also this cruise only sails from April up to and including October.

More information or you want to book? Check everything here.

Budapest beer or wine cruise

Maybe you didn’t know it yet, but Hungary has some excellent beers and wines. Now where is better place to taste them than during a cruise on the Danube?!

Included in this trip:

  • Two hour boat trip
  • Listen to live music
  • 7 different limited wines, or 150ml from 5 Hungarian beer specialities and 1 pint of beer

Cruise the Danube and taste a carefully compiled selection of the best artisan beers or wines from all the famous wine regions of Hungary.

Looking for a hotel?
Check out my two personal favourites: TG Design suites Aparthotel & Hotel Rum (which is Buda-side of the city). Other hotels which are popular, have good ratings and are located very well are Roombach Hotel and AnVa House.

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