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Budapest Danube River
Budapest Danube River

Budapest Danube River

The Basics

A Danube River cruise is a highlight of many Budapest sightseeing tours, and options include lunch or dinner cruises, wine-tasting cruises, and moonlight cocktail cruises. Alternatively, head out of the city to explore the scenic towns of the Danube Bend, including Esztergom, Visegrad, and Szentendre, before cruising back to Budapest along the river.

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Budapest Danube River Sightseeing Night Cruise by Legenda City Cruises
Budapest Danube River Sightseeing Night Cruise by Legenda City Cruises
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$20.14 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Spectacular views at night!
Thoroughly enjoyed. Absolutely a must-do thing in Budapest, particularly in the evening. I did it at 8:15pm. Spectacular views!
Lifang_Z, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Budapest

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I will remember this trip for a log time.
Ionut_N, Jun 2022
Budapest Danube River Sightseeing Night Cruise by Legenda City Cruises
It is nice because they have a waiting area. I liked that there are headphones for everyone and even in Romanian language. The glass is dirty and is hard to see through it.
star-4
Good tour
Munir_A, Jun 2022
Budapest Danube Bend Full-Day Tour with Lunch
Good tour and arrangements. The locations were scenic. Would have been nice if spent more in Slovakia
star-5
GREAT TOUR GUIDE
KENNY_C, Jun 2022
Private All Day Danube Bend Tour From Budapest with lunch, entrance fee, cruise
Our lady guide was very informative, knows her country and history very well. We had problems walking due to injuries and she was very helpful and accommodating. She gave us really good restaurant recommendations for dinner. Great goulash! Great service overall! Heartwarming hugs for good bye:) Highly recommended!
star-5
Edith was very...
Simon_H, Jun 2022
Budapest Night Walking Tour with Danube River Cruise
Edith was very knowledgeable and had very good information to share about Budapest. A great trip to do as an introduction to the city and a night river cruise must be done
star-5
Beautiful buildings lit up at night.
Mary_N, Jun 2022
Budapest Danube River Sightseeing Night Cruise by Legenda City Cruises
Lighted buildings at night. Employees were friendly. Boat was nice. Need railings on steps into and within boat.
star-5
Don’t miss the beauty and history of the countryside around Budapest!
Stephen_B, Jun 2022
Private All Day Danube Bend Tour From Budapest with lunch, entrance fee, cruise
This was a beautiful, informative and delightful tour of the Danube Bend. My guide, Nora, had a wealth of information and history of the area. The villages we visited were each special in their own way and we had a delicious lunch in a quaint restaurant under a grape arbor. Lots of fun places to shop. I highly recommend this tour if you want to explore the beautiful countryside outside of Budapest. Nora was a wonderful guide and very responsive to my needs and wishes!
star-5
Very nice day trip to Esztergom, Visegrád and Szentendre
Nikola_S, Jun 2022
Budapest Danube Bend Full-Day Tour with Lunch
Although the day was cloudy, it was a pleasant trip. Highlights were the views of Esztergom Basilica (both from the Slovak side of Danube and from the inside), stopping at the viewpoint above Visegrád, and free time in Szentendre. The guide Attila managed to keep people's attention with his stories all the time. Also, all praise for the hotel pick-up service. As for lunch, it was just average.
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Omg what a nice tour! It...
Patricia_H, May 2022
70 minutes Budapest Danube Sightseeing Cruise with welcome drink
Omg what a nice tour! It was really amazing! Is no way to get that view from any other places. Thanks
star-4
Perfect
JAMESW_H, May 2022
Budapest River Danube Sunset Cocktail Cruise
The river trip was perfect. The boat was on time. It was crowded. The cocktails were ordered and delivered timely. A perfect co Lysol cruise. Early enough for happy hour and then perfect Segway for dinner. Highly recommend
star-5
Definitely try the Tasting Platter
Artemiy_S, May 2022
Budapest Evening or Night Sightseeing Danube Cruise - Tasting Platter &Champagne
The cruise had a really nice atmosphere, the audio guide was great was music inbetween the speaking. We all got a tasting plater and It was supern good! A good way to experience the culture with both the views and the food! I reccomend getting one for such a good price! Thank you!
star-5
The highlight of our Budapest trip
Elizabete_S, Apr 2022
Budapest Danube River Sightseeing Night Cruise by Legenda City Cruises
We really enjoyed this Budapest Danube River Sightseeing Night Cruise, it is really great we decided to choose the latest ride. It was extremely romantic!
star-5
lovely view
Alejandro_A, May 2022
70 minutes Budapest Danube Sightseeing Cruise with welcome drink
The "welcome drink" is plain lemonade :) we somehow expected something adult-grade :D Other than that, great 👍🏻
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Boat tours operating on the river include panoramic cruise ships, amphibious coaches, and private small boats.

  • Cruises typically last one to two hours.

  • Bring warm clothing if traveling on an open-air boat—it can get chilly, especially at night.

  • Most boat cruises are wheelchair accessible, but it’s best to check in advance.

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How to Get There

Wherever you are in the city, it’s easy to get to the riverside. The most popular stretch of the river runs between the Green Bridge and Margaret Island. Cruises leave from both sides of the river, with most piers located close to the Chain Bridge.

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When to Get There

Danube River cruises run regularly year-round, but for the most atmospheric views, opt for a sunset sightseeing cruise or a night cruise. For an unforgettable experience, book a Christmas cruise and admire the waterfront illuminations as you tuck into a festive onboard lunch or dinner.

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Cruising Along the Danube

The Danube is Europe’s second longest river, running for 1,785 miles (2,872 kilometers) from the Black Forest region in Germany to the Black Sea on the east coast of Romania. In total, it passes through an incredible 10 countries and four capital cities. Multi-day cruises to and from Budapest are a popular choice, particularly in the summer and holiday seasons, with destinations such as Vienna and Salzburg in Austria, Passau and the Wachau Valley in Germany, and Bratislava in Slovakia.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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