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Budapest Day or Evening Danube River Sightseeing Cruise

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Enjoy Budapest's beauty on a 1-hour Danube River cruise. Choose day or night for stunning views of sunset and city lights.


  • Explore Budapest from the water, cruising past iconic landmarks like the Chain Bridge & Buda Castle.

  • Spot the Hungarian Parliament Building, Fisherman's Bastion, and other historic landmarks along the way.

  • Look for hidden gems from the water, including the Margaret Island green space and the Castle Garden Bazaar.

  • Choose from a day or night-time cruise with an audio guide or upgrade for a 2-hour nighttime cruise with a welcome drink.

  • Did you know? Budapest's Shoes on the Danube memorial symbolizes victims of WWII who were shot into the river.


  • 1-hour daytime, evening, or nighttime River Danube cruise (optional)

  • 2-hour nighttime cruise (optional)

  • Audio guide (optional)

  • 1 welcome drink (optional)

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Greece
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Romania
  • Portugal
  • Poland
  • United States
  • Germany
Guests from Spain, Italy, Greece and over 44 countries have loved this experience
Charlotte Reinacher



Apr, 2024

It said everywhere to stay seated because there wouls be service on board, none of the 5+ staff members on board came to take my order. The audio guide is only available if you download an app and a file on that app on the spot: which you cannot do without using data or wifi. At least there was a bit of info on the screens (not in sync with cruise and very minimal). The views were worth the money, but will not book again.
Agnel Rajendran



Apr, 2024

Danube river cruise is a must do activity in Budapest. Especially in the night, it is magical when the historical buildings are lighted. The cruise takes about an hour. It is better to come early before your time slot and stand in the queue so that you get the best seats in the ferry. Buying the tickets from headout was fairly easy. With the map, it was easy to locate the boarding point.
laura lippolis



Apr, 2024

The booked experience was really good! The staff courteous. The boat was "indoors" and at night on the Danube was really a plus. Inside there is a very good bar and very clean toilets. The guide for the attractions is not vocal but available on the monitor in English
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Ares Garcia Isus



Mar, 2024

I really enjoyed this experience! As negative points I would say that there are two: being an enclosed space and with so many people the glass of the boat fogs up and makes it difficult to see clearly the landscape. And the other negative point is the lack of availability to go to the upper part of the boat to see the views from an open air place. Go very early, before the time you will be given in the reservation, so you can sit next to the windows. Overall, a very good guided tour and a very good service-price ratio.
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Patricia Jane Munday



Mar, 2024

It was brilliant value for money and lasted just the right amount of time to see the key sights along both banks of the river. It was good to have the inside and outside seating options

Cruise Along the Danube

Marvel at the wonderful sights of Budapest on the Danube as you enjoy this 1-hour cruise. See the hidden nature of the riverbanks from this sightseeing cruise that one can only see from the water. Bridges over the River Danube were built in many rounds. Take in the fascinating architecture of the Chain Bridge and the Margaret Bridge. Passing by Margaret Island will allow you to see locals walking and jogging on this calm and relaxing favorite getaway within the city.

Sail Past Famous Bridges

The evening sightseeing cruise will continue under two famous bridges, including the Chain Bridge with illuminated guardian lions on either street side. See the beauty of the Buda castle, the residence of Hungarian Kings, and the opulence of the Matthias Church, characterized by its neo-Gothic style. On the Buda side of the river, you can see the statue of Szent Gellért after whom the hill was named. On top of the hill, you will see the beautiful Hungarian woman, Citadella, standing proud with her arms open. Imagine these sights in the soft glow of the lights at night. To further enhance your experience add a drink of your choice to your cruise.


Main Budapest attractions covered:

  • Chain Bridge

  • Bronze Shoes Memorial

  • Parliament

  • Margaret Island

  • Fisherman’s Bastion

  • Buda Castle

  • Castle Garden Bazaar

  • Elizabeth Bridge

  • Gellért Hill

  • National Theatre

  • Central Market Hall

What to bring

  • Don’t forget your trusty earphones for an immersive audio guide experience.

Additional information

  • Children aged 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • The alcoholic drink options (if selected) include 1 serving of beer, wine, and sparkling wine.

  • The non-alcohol drink options include soft drinks, fruit juices, lemonade, coffee, tea, still or sparkling water.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the boarding point.

  • Please arrive at the boarding point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Boarding point

  • Please check your final voucher for the boarding point details and specific instructions.
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