Budapest Boat Tours & Cruises

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Nighttime or Daytime Sightseeing Cruise: Discover Budapest in a New Light
Nighttime or Daytime Sightseeing Cruise: Discover Budapest in a New Light
Discover the dazzling beauty of Budapest at night with our enchanting sightseeing cruise along the River Danube, featuring panoramic views of the city
from €9.9
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2160 reviews
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70-Minute Sightseeing Cruise on Danube with Drink (Daytime & Nighttime)
70-Minute Sightseeing Cruise on Danube with Drink (Daytime & Nighttime)
70-minute 30-language audio-guide river cruise on the Danube with 1 drink of your choice included
from €15
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Budapest Unlimited Prosecco Cruise
Budapest Unlimited Prosecco Cruise
A boat ride along the nighttime Danube...the unrivaled view of Budapest. Enjoy sipping on an unlimited supply of premium prosecco during your journey.
from €24.8
per person
3016 reviews
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Danube cruise Budapest with dinner and Piano Battle Show - Weekdays
Danube cruise Budapest with dinner and Piano Battle Show - Weekdays
Enjoy a captivating Danube River cruise featuring exceptional piano performances, delicious international and Hungarian cuisine, and stunning views.
€91
per person
969 reviews
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Evening Cruise with Optional Drinks and Live Music
Evening Cruise with Optional Drinks and Live Music
Join a night cruise and discover the lovely Hungarian capital with your favorite drinks. Starting from the center, admire the UNESCO-listed banks of the Danube aboard the elegant Gróf Széchényi ship.
from €21
per person
3104 reviews
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Cocktail Cruise Downtown Budapest
Cocktail Cruise Downtown Budapest
The cruise takes place during sunset, providing our guests with the most fabulous views of the illuminated Budapest. While enjoying the gorgeous panorama, guests can indulge in 3, freshly prepared cocktails on board. (3 cocktails included in the price)
€39.9
per person
803 reviews
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Unlimited Booze Cruise Downtown Budapest
Unlimited Booze Cruise Downtown Budapest
See the highlights of Budapest at a faster pace than a walking tour, and benefit from the luxury of having access to an open bar with this sightseeing boat tour.
from €39.9
per person
283 reviews
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Castle District & Pest Driving Tour with Danube River Cruise
Castle District & Pest Driving Tour with Danube River Cruise
See the majestic sights of both historic Buda and Pest on a 3-hour city tour, viewing important monuments, historical landmarks, and enjoying incredible views. After a city tour of the beautiful Hungarian capital, take a cruise on the Danube River.
€45
per person
409 reviews
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Premium Daytime Cruise with Tokaj Frizzante
Premium Daytime Cruise with Tokaj Frizzante
Admire Budapest from the Danube River with this elegant sightseeing cruise. Experience a daytime boat tour and enjoy the views from the panoramic deck or inner cabin while you sip on a welcome drink.
from €17.5
per person
684 reviews
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Private City Tuk-Tuk Tour & Boat Cruise
Private City Tuk-Tuk Tour & Boat Cruise
Discover all the highlights of Budapest on this personalized tuk-tuk tour catered to your interests and needs.
€119
per person
149 reviews
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 Budapest: Boat Party on the River Danube
Budapest: Boat Party on the River Danube
Combine partying with sightseeing on this 2-hour cruise along the Danube with various drink packages.
from €33
per person
1736 reviews
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Danube river walk: hot and soft drinks in a bar cruise
Danube river walk: hot and soft drinks in a bar cruise
A pleasant cruise on the Danube where you see all the main sights and bridges lit up. You can sit inside or go up on deck to take photos.
€48
per person
84 reviews
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Dinner Cruise with Folklore and Operetta Show - Weekend
Dinner Cruise with Folklore and Operetta Show - Weekend
Spend an unforgettable evening cruising along the embankment of the Danube River and enjoy a live folklore
€97
per person
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Cocktail and Cruise
Cocktail and Cruise
Explore Budapest the classiest way possible, on a magnificent river cruise, with a large glass of cocktail in your hand, watching the marvelous hills of Buda from the Danube!
€37
per person
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The Danube River Sightseeing Cruise With Live Music
The Danube River Sightseeing Cruise With Live Music
See Budapest's most famous sights from the comfort of the Gróf Széchényi ship on this Danube River cruise. Enjoy live music, stop at the on-board bar, and visit the ship's unique engine room.
€18
per person
1568 reviews
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Cruise with live music and a Cocktail
Cruise with live music and a Cocktail
Sip a posh cocktail in a comfortable boat chamber with AC, marveling the сhanging views of Budapest around!
€38
per person
404 reviews
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Budapest Dinner Cruise with Folklore and Operetta Show
Budapest Dinner Cruise with Folklore and Operetta Show
On this Budapest dinner cruise in addition to our enthusiastic band of musicians, folklore dancers dressed in traditional Hungarian costumes guarantee your absolute comfort and diversion. Wine and dine with utter elegance and do not be surprised, that as the evening nears its end.
€91
per person
1344 reviews
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Budapest: Danube Drinks and Piano Show - Weekdays
Budapest: Danube Drinks and Piano Show - Weekdays
Enjoy romantic, candlelit evening views of Budapest accompanied by live music on this river cruise down the Danube.
€45
per person
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Unlimited Booze Cruise Downtown Budapest
Unlimited Booze Cruise Downtown Budapest
Partake in a 85-minute panoramic sightseeing tour in the fabulous capital city of Hungary. During the tour guests can marvel at the historical sights and landmarks of Budapest. The cruise departs from the heart of the city.
from €40
per person
630 reviews
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1-Hour Private Boat Cruise
1-Hour Private Boat Cruise
Enjoy the magnificent sights of Budapest on a private boat.
€225
per group
862 reviews
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Stag Party Boat with Beer and Wine
Stag Party Boat with Beer and Wine
Rent a brand-new boat for your bachelor or bachelorette party. You will travel for an hour through Budapest with free beer, wine, champagne and a shot whilst taking in the beautiful surroundings.
€400
per group
99 reviews
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Hungarian Dinner Cruise on the Danube
Hungarian Dinner Cruise on the Danube
Combine a cruise on the Danube River with a Hungarian dinner and live music to get the most out of your time in Budapest.
€69
per person
1078 reviews
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Craft Beer and Cruise
Craft Beer and Cruise
Witness the House of Parliament, the Chain Bridge and the iconic Buda Castle with the Fisherman's Bastion on the Castle Hill.
€400
per person
89 reviews
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Dinner & Cruise on the Danube with Folklore Dance Show & Live Music
Dinner & Cruise on the Danube with Folklore Dance Show & Live Music
Journey down the Grand Canal and some of the smaller waterways of the city to see historic bridges and palaces from the water.
€89
per person
639 reviews
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Full-Day Danube Bend Bus/Boat Tour with Lunch
Full-Day Danube Bend Bus/Boat Tour with Lunch
Jump into Hungarian history along the Danube Bend. Visit Esztergom and Szentendre, and pay a short visit to Slovakia with the return to Budapest along the Danube River.
from €86
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Szentendre Half-Day
Szentendre Half-Day
Explore the riverside town of Szentendre on a tour of the Danube Bend from Budapest. Wander down streets beloved by artists to see well-preserved houses. Return to the capital by boat or bus.
from €57
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Cruise and Tokaj wine
Cruise and Tokaj wine
A great combination of pleasures: a boat cruise along the Danube, panoramas of the city, live music and a glass of fine TOKAJ wine.
€35
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Boros D.
Nice musical dinner cruise in head to head (advice: if you want a table of 2, arrive early). Hungarian buffet with soup and main dishes and dessert (advice: go there from the start otherwise it's a queue!). Musicians bring a nice touch and on demand they move to play everything! spectacle of the monuments of Budapest illuminated and you can go on the bridge at mealtimes to contemplate them. To recommend.
3 days ago
Steven M.
Had a really lovely hour on the boat. It’s a short trip but worth it. The staff are not the most pleasant , but they are on a tight schedule getting people on and off on time. I really disliked how people jostled and pushed to get on the boat, I suppose not everyone has manners. I would say just sit and watch the view, far too many people taking photos then head down to edit for Instagram. Missing the view! Also, when we arrived at the pier, the times of the boats trips did not match our tickets so that was a bit concerning. I would recommend overall 😀
3 days ago
Charlotte
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.
4 days ago
Katharina
It was very funny, good music on the ship, super nice staff, beer and wine always got to the table quickly, as a result they drank quite a lot :) In the evening it is a super nice view of the sights, everything is well lit. Highly recommended.
4 days ago
Molnár J.
Nice cruise on the Danube with Hungarian folklore that allows us to learn a little more about this culture. As for the meal, we had chosen the 3-course plus drink option. It's clearly not haute cuisine but we had dinner.
4 days ago
Nemes B.
Exactly what I thought it would be if not better! the restaurant/ main area was really lovely, had a lovely atmosphere and the food was good, just the right portion size for 4 courses and the duck we chose for the main course was really delicious. The piano music throughout the meal was great - The paino battle was cheesy but that was all part of the fun. The staff were really helpful, friendly and attentive and overall we really enjoyed our night
4 days ago
Mészáros L.
Amazing views, inside the boat was nice and warm, and the drink selection was good (the hot mulled wine in particular, if you’re a fan.) The only reason it’s 4 not 5 stars is because the drinks come in plastic cups rather than glasses. A small thing, but the photo in the advertisement shows you get glasses.
4 days ago
Josiah J.
We booked this cruise for our first night in Budapest and was not disappointed! It is the perfect way to see all of beautiful buildings/bridges. We selected the cocktail option and we’re very satisfied as they were delicious (strong too so a little tipsy by the end of the night!) There was some entertainment too which involved some traditional dancing, this was lovely to watch. Would definitely recommend this cruise, all the staff were also very helpful and friendly!
4 days ago

Boat Tour Itinerary & Attractions

Taking a river cruise in Budapest means you'll see many of the city's landmarks from the Danube River. These include:

  • National Theatre
  • Buda Castle
  • Margaret Island
  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • Gellert Hill
  • Hungarian Parliament
  • Matthias Church
  • Fisherman’s Bastion
  • Gellért Spa
  • Historic bridges
  • Palace of Arts

The cruise usually starts and ends near the Margaret and Liberty Bridges, giving a comprehensive view of Budapest's key buildings.

Note that the city lights are turned off at 23:00 from March 26 to October 29 and at 22:00 from October 30 to March 31. Keep this in mind to enjoy the night-time views during your cruise.

Types of River Cruises in Budapest

Sunset Cruises

Picture the calm beauty of Budapest when the sun sets, turning the sky orange and pink. On a sunset cruise, you'll see this lovely sight with cool drinks and gentle live music, making the evening special. For more about this charming trip, check out Budapest Sunset Cruises.

Night Cruises

As Budapest transitions from dusk to nightfall, the city's landmarks come alive with brilliant lights, reflecting beautifully off the Danube's waters. A night cruise offers a front-row seat to this dazzling display, perfect for those who love the vibrant nightlife. To witness the city's nocturnal beauty, book Budapest Night Cruises.

Dinner Cruises

Merge the pleasure of fine dining with the awe-inspiring views of Budapest's illuminated skyline on a dinner cruise. Whether it's a romantic date or a festive celebration, cruising along the Danube with a sumptuous meal is sure to elevate your evening. For an unforgettable dining experience on the water, see Budapest Dinner Cruises.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best Budapest Cruises & boat tours?

Which places provide the best boat tours in Budapest for couples?

Which places provide the best boat tours in Budapest for groups?

Which places provide the best boat tours in Budapest for travelers on a budget?

What Cruises & Boat Rides in Budapest are 1 hour or less?

What are other things to do than Cruises & boat tours that are worth visiting in Budapest?

Besides cruising the Danube, immerse yourself in Budapest's rich tapestry through Private Tours, discover the countryside with Day Trips, or combine dining and sightseeing with a Dinner Cruise.

What is the average price of a Danube river cruise in Budapest?

Typically, you can hop on a cruise for about €10 to €30 per person, offering a range of experiences to fit various budgets.

How long is the Budapest Danube river cruise?

Cruises can last from a swift 1 hour to a more leisurely 3 hours, depending on the experience you choose.

What is the best month to cruise the Danube?

September shines as an ideal month for Danube cruising, offering pleasant weather and less crowded sights.

What to pack for a Danube river cruise?

Essentials include comfortable footwear for deck walks, a camera for those scenic shots, and layers for changing weather.

What to wear on a Danube river cruise in September?

Opt for layered clothing to adapt to the day's warmth and cooler evenings, and don't forget a light jacket.

Where do river cruises dock in Budapest?

Cruises typically dock at central points along the Danube, providing easy access to Budapest's main attractions.

Are Danube river cruises safe?

Yes, cruise operators prioritize your safety with stringent onboard security protocols, ensuring a worry-free experience

Frequently Asked Questions

What must see in Budapest in 3 days?

    Day 1: Explore The Hungarian Parliament building
    Day 2: Explore The Margaret island
    Day 3: Explore The river Danube

Is Budapest friendly to tourists?

Budapest is one of the world's most peaceful and safest city.

What is the average cost of a Danube river cruise in Budapest?

On average cruise prices start around €10 to €30 per person.

How long is the Danube river cruise in Budapest?

It takes about 1 to 3 Hours, depending on the ticket you choose.

Is it worth doing a Danube river cruise in Budapest?

Is a Budapest river cruise worth it? A Budapest river cruise is a leisurely way to see the city center and its sights from a different perspective.

You can choose to cruise during the day or at night, and there are even romantic dinner cruises available.

Cruising down the Danube is a great way to relax and take in the cityscape.

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