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Budapest Danube River Sightseeing Night Cruise by Legenda City Cruises
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Budapest Danube River Sightseeing Night Cruise by Legenda City Cruises

By Legenda
Take in the illuminated highlights of Budapest during an 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.
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$18.93
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Ages 0-99, max of 120 per group
Duration:
1h
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Ticket type:
Mobile
German, Norwegian, Russian, Swedish, Korean, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Danish, Dutch

Highlights
  • Cruise along the UNESCO-listed riverbanks in a glass-covered vessel
  • Unobstructed photo ops from the water for Budapest's famous buildings 
  • Glass of Champagne, wine, beer, or nonalcoholic beverage included 
  • Enclosed boat means the cruise is suitable for all weather conditions 

  • Audio Guide - 30 languages
  • beer, sparkling wine, white wine, red wine
  • Still and sparkling water, Coke, Zero Coke, Ginger, Sprite, Orange Juice, Apple Juice ...
What's not included
  • Food

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 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. Return to the pier at the conclusion of your tour.

Departure details
  • Legenda City Cruises, Budapest, kikötő, es, Jane Haining rkp. 7, 1052 Hungary
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 35015P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 120 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Budapest Danube River Sightseeing Night Cruise by Legenda City Cruises?
How much is Budapest Danube River Sightseeing Night Cruise by Legenda City Cruises?
Budapest Danube River Sightseeing Night Cruise by Legenda City Cruises price starts from $20.16. Discover and book Budapest Danube River Sightseeing Night Cruise by Legenda City Cruises on Tripadvisor
What is the Budapest Danube River Sightseeing Night Cruise by Legenda City Cruises cancellation policy?
Budapest Danube River Sightseeing Night Cruise by Legenda City Cruises cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Budapest Danube River Sightseeing Night Cruise by Legenda City Cruises on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Budapest Danube River Sightseeing Night Cruise by Legenda City Cruises?
Budapest Danube River Sightseeing Night Cruise by Legenda City Cruises is hosted by Legenda. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Legenda on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Budapest Danube River Sightseeing Night Cruise by Legenda City Cruises on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 35015P1

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Legenda City Cruises
    Budapest, kikötő, es, Jane Haining rkp. 7, 1052 Hungary
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Danube River
    Buda Castle
    Elisabeth Bridge
    Gellert Hill
    Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid)
    Budapest University of Technology and Economics
    Balna
    Szechenyi Lanchid
    Matthias Church
    Hungarian Parliament Building
    Margaret Bridge
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Justin M
Justin M
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Great trip
A great way to see the sights of the Danube and get some history of Buda and Pest via the commentary. On departure
ionad971
ionad971
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Fabulous
The food and staff are faultless..great views...well worth the money I would do it again if we return to Budapest w
HarryEscardi
HarryEscardi
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You just have to fo it...
Great Food was good and the 4 courses made up for any shortfall in the Starters and soup sections Recommend the f
954kierank
954kierank
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Great evening of food n entertainment
Great food, good music in a lovely setting, very enjoyable. We'll worth an evening of your trip to see beautiful B
Gallikgalli
Gallikgalli
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One of the best things we did
Excellent cruise with lovely food and drink and friendly staff. The views as the sun went down we’re amazing. Defin
mariaf933
mariaf933
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An absolute MUST on a visit to Budapest
This trip is an absolute MUST when visiting Budapest. What a brilliant experience. I was travelling alone so was a
T3999PKcraigw
T3999PKcraigw
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Must do in Budapest
Fantastic boat, staff very efficient and attentive, food was very good, great value for money and the views of the
Joanne2068
Joanne2068
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Excellent
Amazing evening! Great food, fun music. Staff were friendly and helpful. The sites looked amazing at night.would de
tracybNorthEast
tracybNorthEast
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Highly recommended!
Don't be in any doubt....book this! The boat, Staff and food are all brilliant! The full glass roof and sides mean
582hannae
582hannae
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Incredible
My mom and I came to Budapest for a visit from Szeged and chose to take a friend who lives in the city. We were all
Jordan P
Jordan P
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A fun option
Was a great way to experience Budapest at night. I'm not very used to fancy cuisine but the food was really good! I
amandamU6231GR
amandamU6231GR
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Well worth booking
This was a brilliant experience, brilliant for couples or group of friends or family , brilliant service and the fo
iliana712
iliana712
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Worth every penny!
This was such a wonderful way to end our trip! It was very romantic, the food was great, wonderful music, and just
T3604NFashleyw
T3604NFashleyw
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A lovely relaxing evening
I took my husband on this dinner cruise for his 40th birthday. We had a really lovely time. The atmosphere was ver
Coffeelover456
Coffeelover456
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The best holiday excursion I have ever purchased!!
I'm a 24 year old and this cruise left me genuinely crying tears of joy. We did this cruise on our last day and it
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Sofia H
12 contributions
Solo
I highly recommend going at the end of or after sunset, the city is all lit up at night and the views were beautiful. Excellent champagne offered as the free drink and the audio guide gave interesting historical details, though many of them didn’t work. You can see the landmarks from anywhere on the boat, though I would recommend arriving a bit early to get a seat beside the window/railing if you want no one in between you and the view. Great value for money
Written May 27, 2022
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Ruby K
Sligo, Ireland444 contributions
I had originally booked the fireworks cruise that was unfortunately cancelled by the government due to a storm warning, Legenda promptly got in contact to explain this and offer full refund or change to an evening cruise, I went on the evening cruise and was very happy with the cruise, I would definitely recommend the evening cruise it was lovely to see the city lit up at night especially the parliament building.
The whole experience was excellent and very well organised and professional.
The staff were very friendly and welcoming, sandwiches before boarding were a nice touch and a drink onboard.
I really enjoyed the audio guide it was very informative and interesting and the cruise was great with wonderful views.
I would highly recommend Legenda cruise.
Written September 7, 2022
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Lesley M
Troon, UK5 contributions
The timing of the cruise at 8.00pm in July was perfect. The cooler evening temperature , the breeze and the golden hour of light made this an excellent experience. A drink was offered promptly as we left the dock. The sound quality in the headphones was not always 100% but I would recommend that they are used. A lovely evening and value for money.
Written July 25, 2022
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terry T
1 contribution
We travelled with Viking on a Danube River cruise which should have begun from Budapest and finished at Regensburg. When we arrived at Budapest airport we needed to wait for over an hour for other passengers to arrive and then we were told that we would not be docking in Budapest but would need to travel by bus to a mooring at Komarom, more than 85 kilometres from Budapest. The next day we travelled back to visit Budapest for what was a short visit and that was it. The boat left Komarom the day after and we never got to see the beautiful views of Budapest from the river. We only had one full daytime cruising but generally we were moving along the river at night. The moorings were often doubled up with our balcony being against another boat making our balcony unusable at these times unless you're okay with looking into someone's bedroom. When we made our final stop, some distance from Regensburg, we had another long bus journey to visit the city. That night we moved further back down the river and then had to depart at 3 a.m. to get out flight from Munich. We paid over £9k for the cruise which seems a lot for what was a series of glorified bus journeys. We also booked on the basis of no gratuities needed, yet Viking still took £30 to cover. To top it all off we had contracted COVID the day after we returned (no testing was done when arriving for your holiday). Having said all this the accommodation, service and food were all very good otherwise perhaps two stars would have been adequate.
Written September 17, 2022
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Miklos H
This review refers to an other cruise company. Legenda City Cruises has nothing to do with Viking Danube Cruises. Please, remove this review from our site. Thank you.
Written September 18, 2022
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Pathfinder444540
6 contributions
Family
This was one of the best ways to see the sites. Chose your time wisely, so you can take advantage of the sunset and then the beautiful buildings lit up along the Danube as it starts to get dark.

The staff was friendly and the cruise was a perfect amount of time...one hour. Get there a bit early, so as soon as they allow you down the ramp for boarding, you can be one of the first to pick an open window seat once onboard.

Best decision was to book....you will not be disappointed. This was even marked as one of the best ways to see Budapest by our teenager!
Written August 27, 2022
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Kayleigh Rubins
Bedford, UK10 contributions
The boat trip was a favourite experience of ours whilst in Budapest and ie oils definitely recommend. We went on the 21:30 tour as we wanted to see the city lights of an evening- it did not disappoint.
The boat tour company seemed very organised and it was a stress free, simple experience booking / finding the dock and boarding.
The headphones were a bit dodgy but I just swapped them out for another pair.

Highly recommend if you’re visiting Budapest.
Written May 27, 2022
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88jeanetteb
Browns Bay, New Zealand3 contributions
Couples
Really enjoyed our Legenda 1 hour cruise, I’m glad we did the tour and not the dinner as it gave us time to concentrate on the scenery and take pictures of course. I also liked listening to the dialogue provided during the tour, it was great to have the video to give this context, the hop on hop off busses could learn a lot form you guys as it was really helpful to see the building on the screen and then be able to look for it out on the harbour. Thank you Legenda cruise team you did a great job. The 8pm time slot was awesome as we were on board just as the light was fading and then once dark the lights of the buildings and bridges weee beautiful
Written September 3, 2022
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Brittany_11_10
Los Angeles, CA1,605 contributions
For the most part, the sunset river cruise with Legenda was good. The cruise itself was perfectly fine, with an audio guide and interesting commentary about the city, the architecture, etc., complimentary drinks (beer, wine, and juice), and pleasant onboard staff.

I suppose the only irritating aspect wasn't really about Legenda itself but rather the other sightseers. I know by now that people are rude and inconsiderate everywhere in the world, in all situations, and I really shouldn't continue to be surprised by this. But people, if we're passing by, say, the Parliament Building, and you didn't arrive onboard early enough to get a "good" seat, it's quite rude to stand in front of those people seated in the good seats (I'm talking the outside seats) to take photos--and stay there basically the whole time the ferry passes by the building. Anyway, not on Legenda, but maybe they can have a "stay in your own darn seat" policy :)
Written November 12, 2021
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Natalie A
Rishon Lezion, Israel17 contributions
Well..at first we arrived and thought wow..what a great experience.
We took the 2.5 ours cruise with romantic dinner that cost us 65 euros! (With only one welcome drink..got to pay if you want more drinks)
The sights we saw a long the cruise were pretty poor since the boat goes back and forth all the time just to let you “enjoy” the terrible food in the meantime! The only beautiful sight we came across is the parliament building which looks beautiful at night but that you can watch also from land.
First dish was very small! The soup was cold and tasted terrible! The main dish was poor as well. The desert was the only nice thing to eat there.
Not worth the money nor the food!
We finished the cruise and went to eat in a restaurant.
Felt like a tourist trap that we fall into.
Written October 9, 2021
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Holly V
7 contributions
This was the first thing we did when we got to the city! What a fun way to see the city for the first time. We took the night cruise and it was absolutely gorgeous. The view of the city lit up at night is gorgeous - the city gleams golden and seeing it across the water is spectactular!

We stayed outside even though it was cold. The audio guides are tied down to the seats; the headphones are quite worn out. This doesn't make it easy to listen to the commentary if you want to get up and take pictures while listening to the commentary. They serve two drinks during the cruise. The quality of the boat itself is average but the cruise is magical, simply by virtue of being on the Danube.
Written April 30, 2022
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