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Budapest Danube River Evening Cruise

  • See Budapest's sights lit up against the night sky on a Danube River cruise 
  • Cruise along the UNESCO-listed riverbanks in a glass-covered vessel
  • Unobstructed photo ops from the water for Budapest's famous buildings 
Budapest Danube River Evening Cruise
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Take in the illuminated highlights of Budapest during a 1-hour evening cruise on the Danube River, which gives you some of the best opportunities to snap photos of the city's top landmarks lit up. Float past the UNESCO World Heritage–listed riverbanks in a glass-enclosed boat, toasting the sights with an included beverage (alcoholic or nonalcoholic). Highlights include the Chain Bridge, the Buda Castle District, the Hungarian Parliament, and others, which are all put into context with onboard film and audio guides available in multiple languages.

What to Expect

Make your way to the central Budapest pier (exact location provided after booking) ahead of your chosen departure time, and board the glass-covered boat for your 1-hour Danube River cruise. Find a seat in the enclosed cabin—perfect for variable weather—as the boat pulls away and cruises along the UNESCO World Heritage–listed riverbanks.

On the journey southward, listen to recorded commentary in your choice of 30 languages and enjoy an informative film on the Danube River's history. Sip a provided glass of wine, Champagne, beer, or a nonalcoholic beverage while taking in views of the Royal Palace, the Buda Castle district, the Parliament Building, the Chain Bridge, and Margaret Island. Along the way, snap photos of all of these famous landmarks, lit up for the night.

You'll return to the pier at the conclusion of your tour.

Reviews (165)
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Lovely Evening Cruise

The best was to appreciate the city of Budapest is at night with the beautiful building lit up in all their glory.

Thank Kerena P
Reviewed 3 days ago
Does what it says on the tin

A nice, quick tourist activity if you have an hour or two to kill in Budapest. There are several companies offering Danube river tours, but the Legenda boats are the nicest. The glass of bubbly was a nice touch too. If possible (depending on when...More

Thank ScottishNomad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Lovely evening cruise

Took this cruise recently during a midweek business trip. Firstly the dock is great, a nice seating area while you wait. The cruise itself was on Legendas new boat which is stunning. I could have a beer on board, head up to the deck and...More

1  Thank travelmanjon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sunset river cruise

Find out when the sunset is and book the tour in advance for best experience. Budapest is very beautiful at sunset, buildings and bridges are illuminated. Go to the boat's top deck for best views.

Thank LL P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sights at night are amazing

We booked this ahead online and I'm so glad we did. We got there about 30 minutes before our cruise and still had a wait to check in. Tip: Go earlier than we did if you want to get a seat on the outside upper...More

2  Thank TexasGal60
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September 9, 2018|
Response from STEVEN V | Reviewed this property |
No you can not.
September 3, 2018|
Response from mrsbsouthend | Reviewed this property |
I went with Legenda for our evening cruise - they have up to four boats a night even in October for their evening cruises, and even more during the day.
September 3, 2018|
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Response from gingerlee13 | Reviewed this property |
Check with the various river cruise lines.