1-Hour Sightseeing Cruise with Welcome Refreshment included

Experience the stunning city of Budapest like a true local with a sightseeing cruise along the picturesque River Danube. Sip on a complimentary welcome drink as you glide past some of the city's most notable landmarks, including the majestic National Parliament, the iconic Buda Castle, and the charming Várkert Bazár. Onboard, you'll have the option to head to the open deck for breathtaking views of the illuminated Vigadó Concert Hall or to relax in the comfort of the air-conditioned deck with panoramic windows. And, with the boat functioning as a floating coffee house or pub experience with its own bar, you can enjoy a refreshing drink or hot beverage as you take in the beautiful scenery.

Know before you go: 

  • There are no audio or live guides on board the boat, it functions as a floating coffee house or pub experience with its own bar
  • Seats are taken in the order of arrival; there are special seating options, but there are no assigned seats
  • The boat you'll be riding on is the M/S Neptun. Other boats may be used occasionally

Move on board the delight boat at the wharf of Budapest's Szent István Park and accept the welcome refreshment. Then take a cruise down the Danube, passing landmarks like the National Parliament, Buda Castle, and the recently restored Várkert Bazár.

View the floodlit monuments between the Margaret Bridge and the Rákóczi Bridge from the comfort of an air-conditioned deck with panoramic windows, or head to the open deck for stunning views of the Vigadó Concert Hall.

Though there is no audio or live guides on board, it functions as a floating coffee house or pub experience with its own bar. This allows you to experience the city more like a local.

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Unaccompanied minors
from €11
per person
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Departure: Dock 42, North side, Budapest
Duration: 1 hour
Conditions: A bar, WiFi
Free cancellation
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Children allowed
Meeting point
Meet at Dock 42, North side, which is located about 800m north from Margaret Bridge. Look for the illuminated Dock 42 sign and the LED panel. The vessel's name will be M/S Neptun, but occasionally other boats may do the service as well. Please use your phone's navigation software or Maps. Search for "DOCK 42" or "Portum Lines."
What places you will see

The Vigado Concert Hall and Buda Castle

What is included in activity

• Boat cruise through the very centre of Budapest
• Drink (soft drinks are available, as well as prosecco, mulled wine or a seasonal cocktail)
• Wi-Fi

What is not included

• Additional drinks and food (will be available for purchase on board)
• Live tour guide
• Commentary

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Reviews by travellers
4.8 out of 5
1681 reviews
Király M.
If you’re looking to get on probably one of the cheapest boat rides on the river, this is it. It’s very basic and does exactly what you need, which is to get closer pictures of the buildings at night. There were a lot of people and if you don’t line up early, you don’t get the front row seats outside. Check in and boarding was on time and orderly. Champagne was basic. Bathrooms were basic. I did appreciate the jazz music playing over the speakers, which added to the ambiance. I can see how ot...
2 days ago
Maria V.
It was a beautiful experience.
4 days ago
Gulyás S.
Fab boat tour. City is beautiful at night! Arrive early to be able to get a good seat as it was very busy but you are able to get up and walk around. Seating outside also. Highly recommended
10 days ago
Vászoly B.
staff were lovely and the menu was reasonably priced. try to get at the front of the line to grab a table on the top deck outside for the best view
11 days ago
Best end to my trip in Budapest. Lovely seeing the area when the night lights go up. I'd highly recommend evening/night tours as the city looks more vibrant with the night lights. Easy to find Dock42 but a bit of a walk along the dock so give yourself at least 10mins for a brisk walk or 15mins for a slower stroll to the meet up point. Don't hesitate taking the much later tours...there's still plenty of tourists around and it guarantees the night lights compared to just before sunset.
13 days ago
Nice, to do. If you take the sightseeing tour with the red double-decker hop on hop off bus, know that the boat is already included. I didn't know and paid for this when I could do without it. It doesn't last long but that's okay. When you go out, beware of taxis that ask for exaggerated and inflated sums to return to the center.
13 days ago
Szabó G.
Super experience! Council in the evening hours to better appreciate the illuminated Parliament
18 days ago
Anna H.
Relaxing cruise , really chilled out …. Everything ran like clockwork .
23 days ago
It was a nice experience. The only bad thing was that we had to be on the lower part of the boat and look through the windows that were a bit dirty, so I suggest to get there early to get the best seats. For the price I would still recommend it though. You get to see all of the main buildings illuminated at night and they are very beautiful.
23 days ago
I would definitely recommend this! The journey lasts an hour and you have the option to sit inside (great in the winter, as they have heating) or outside, which is perfect for pictures and have also a nice seating area. The welcome you with a glass of prosecco or a mocktail, I choose the non-alcoholic drink and it was really nice. The boat has free wi-fi, and you can order more drinks from the bare if you want.
25 days ago
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