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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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$21.00
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$21.00
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Ages 0-99, max of 120 per group
Duration: 1h
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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.

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Budapest Danube River Sightseeing Night Cruise by Legenda City Cruises price starts from $20.90. 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
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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.

minnihandbag
minnihandbag
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Nice cruise
Went on this cruise today. Had pre booked my ticket. Went along to the pier and we were allowed to board about ten
R3871OMdominikk
R3871OMdominikk
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Nice views and great food
Beautiful views and the food was really nice. Would recommend for couples. Perfect for a romantic meal.
Steven S
Steven S
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Pretty good
Good food, lots of options. Nice romantic way to start a mini-break. Great views. Try and book a window seat.
F727GHphilippes
F727GHphilippes
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Fabulous candle light diner on the Danube
Everything was great , the view, the dishes, the service This is a great experience to share with your loved one
Jacob M
Jacob M
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Incredible dining experience down the Danube river!
What an incredible experience worth every penny! brilliant entertainment, amazing food, service and atmosphere acco
C9977BBalexn
C9977BBalexn
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Very Dependent on Weather
Just a huge note: the experience is VERY dependent on the weather - we went when it was very foggy, we could barely
Anthony W
Anthony W
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River cruise
We’ll organise. Food great. Service great. Live music. Nice and relaxing 👍 very professional. All went so smoothly
Cae3528
Cae3528
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Great Dinner Cruise
I kept seeing dinner cruises on the “top things to do in Budapest” lists and I was a little hesitant for fear that
clio43
clio43
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A must when visiting Budapest
Excellent way to view Budapest. Staff were very attentive and the meal was delicious. Great value for money and a m
foley_coyle
foley_coyle
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Very good boat cruise
Very nice cruise, good information provided boat was very clean and tidy, staff were very pleasant and accommodatin
katieedge11
katieedge11
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Better than we hoped for
This was excellent! We were lucky enough to be seated next to the window where we had a perfect view all night. The
madlior
madlior
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Good
Way better than we thought. Food - good. Sights - good. Quality of boat - good. Music - good. Thank you.
145russellc
145russellc
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Perfect birthday dinner
Romantic birthday dinner cruise. Small intimate boat, very comfortable. Fully enclosed with floor to ceiling curved
Tinad21
Tinad21
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Delightful and so glad we booked
Beautiful evening. A must if visiting Budapest. So lovely and a glorious way to see the delights whilst enjoying ni
VickyD25
VickyD25
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Great Trip and Fab Food
This was our last night in Budapest and it was great! Food was fantastic and the boat was toasty - would highly rec
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Sofia H
12 contributions
May 2022 • 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
Aug 2022
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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Angharad
Plymouth, UK48 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
It was really nice to do a boat trip on the Danube and see all the sights but the commentary wasn’t great, it was done as if the river was talking rather than just pointing out facts. If you sit on the right hand side you go closer to the parliament building for good photos.

It was a bit disorganised with the free drink and collecting the glass, they got to our row after 40 mins on the boat and then wanted the glass back minutes later!

Would book in person or direct on their website as the tickets were cheaper and there was a student rate available in person.
Written January 22, 2023
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terry T
1 contribution
Jul 2022
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
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Written September 18, 2022
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Pathfinder444540
6 contributions
Aug 2022 • 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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Brian W
4 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
I only had 1 evening to see the historic locations in Budapest along the Danube and this 1 hr tour was perfect. I sat up top in the open air so I could get clear pics from both sides of the boat. A little cold in mid-October but not bad. The boarding was easy. Soon after cast off I had a choice of beer or wine. You don’t get to select anything specific and they serve it to you. Beer was chilled and something light. Ladies had white wine. Both were acceptable. The headphones gave us guided tour while we watched a large screen on the bow. Info was useful and scripted well. It also had video of inside of bldgs we passed on the river which saved time from visiting each. If you just want a quick, inexpensive, easy and relaxing view of landmarks along the Danube, book this tour.
Written October 10, 2022
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Mohammod R
London, UK165 contributions
The boat was amazing. It was a freezing January night and I was worried. However, the boat is heated and fully covered so you will certainly feel warm.

The location is opposite marriott Hotel pier 7, so it wasn't hard to find.

The headphones worked perfectly fine for me and even though the price is little higher then other places, there is good reviews for a reason. The other boat rides may be as good because they all take you around the see the main monuments but I really liked this. The company is also excellent, communication is very quick and clear clear. I was impressed!

Evening time is the best when all the main monuments are lit up. Some fantastic shots can be taken and the history you learn is something else.

I would certainly recommend. A night to see places that you may need a few days to visit, and it takes an hour!
Written January 15, 2023
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Matthew H
7 contributions
Boat was nice but the pre-recorded audio tour was really poor. Too quiet to hear through headphones and in an old and outdated style, which would have been informative if it wasn’t so hard to listen to. This tour really needs a human tour guide to keep control of the loud and rowdy passengers and bring the history to life. Felt sorry for the staff who tried their best. Wouldn’t recommend
Written January 7, 2023
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KPR
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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