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Candlelit Dinner Cruise by Legenda City Cruises, Budapest

By Legenda
Couples seeking a romantic activity for some quality time together will love this evening cruise on the Danube River. After a busy day of sightseeing, sit back and relax as you cruise past some of Budapest's most beautiful attractions, lit up at night. Enjoy a 4-course dinner by candlelight, and be entertained with live Hungarian music.
from
$75.97
per adult
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$75.97
per adult

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Ages 3-99, max of 64 per group
Duration:2h 30m
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Ticket type:Mobile
English

Highlights
  • A 4-course dinner (three courses for kids) is included
  • Be welcomed on board with a complimentary wine, beer, or champagne
  • A great way to see Budapest from a different perspective
  • Ideal for couples, but also suitable for friends, families, and solo travelers

  • 4-course dinner for adults
  • 3-course dinner for children
  • Welcome drink
  • Live music performance
  • 2.5 hours Budapest Night Cruise
  • Dinner
What's not included
  • Extra Beverages and Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)


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

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 35015P4

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This activity does not include a guide
  • 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 64 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 Candlelit Dinner Cruise by Legenda City Cruises, Budapest?
How much is Candlelit Dinner Cruise by Legenda City Cruises, Budapest?
Candlelit Dinner Cruise by Legenda City Cruises, Budapest price starts from $74.79. Discover and book Candlelit Dinner Cruise by Legenda City Cruises, Budapest on Tripadvisor
What is the Candlelit Dinner Cruise by Legenda City Cruises, Budapest cancellation policy?
Candlelit Dinner Cruise by Legenda City Cruises, Budapest cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Candlelit Dinner Cruise by Legenda City Cruises, Budapest on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Candlelit Dinner Cruise by Legenda City Cruises, Budapest?
Candlelit Dinner Cruise by Legenda City Cruises, Budapest is hosted by Legenda. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Legenda on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Candlelit Dinner Cruise by Legenda City Cruises, Budapest 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: 35015P4

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

Lady183
Lady183
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Beautiful views
I enjoyed the river cruise in the evening the city all lit up was beautiful especially the parliament building. Me
Nikki G
Nikki G
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Legend of a tour
This is the second river cruise we have done and it far exceeded our expectations. The people are friendly and help
josephmR7117RS
josephmR7117RS
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Amazing experience
The cruise was nice and the story about Buda and Pest and how they grew together and apart was a nice trip through
Curious53542288888
Curious53542288888
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Very nice experience.
Cruising on a Danube river was very nice experience especially when we were passing by Parliament. Staff were very
margon172
margon172
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Evening cruise
Good experience, nice wine and the view from the top was amazing!I would recommend going in the evening, just wrap
W8623AValex_
W8623AValex_
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Valuable for money
Too crowdy boat. If you would be lucky, you'll sit inside in six row from Windows. Some multilingual terminals wil
Companion05079300164
Companion05079300164
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Average tour company but nice way to see the city
Headsets didn’t work properly and the tour is run by a bunch of teenage girls who are giggly and they talk too quie
X2641XCbeverlys
X2641XCbeverlys
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Excellent sight seeing trip!
Great evening cruise! The boarding was a little chaotic with people anxious to board first. Otherwise, great experi
A4278RJdanielar
A4278RJdanielar
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Good experience
Nice boat, beautiful view, warm inside, good for kids. Left 10 minutes late, that is a minus. And that is all.
Jason W
Jason W
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Excellent experience
The boat was very clean and warm inside there is plenty of room for every body. The experience of the cruise down t
916chelseyh
916chelseyh
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Good
Nice experience, one free drink included. Sparkling wine was nice. No music playing however there was headsets wi
Trail68525787962
Trail68525787962
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Would not recommend
The TV/audio tour stopped working numerous times. Half way through the cruise it stopped altogether. None of the st
bgy0yam
bgy0yam
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River Cruise
Easy to book last minute and easy to find on the river front. Wonderful views and informative narrative.
SB_World_Travelers
SB_World_Travelers
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Great tour!
70 minutes of a nice story through history of Budapest! Staff is great. They serve tea, wine and beer. Good experi
G4937CEmelanies
G4937CEmelanies
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Budapest at night
The nighttime cruise was simply beautiful. You see Budapest in a totally different way. The scenes were breathtaki
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Bronagh M
Dublin, Ireland11 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
This was absolutely breathtakingly beautiful. We went on the dinner cruise our first night in Budapest and it really set the mood for the entire trip. If you can go at nighttime when the city is lit up I would highly recommend. The food was delicious, the staff were so friendly and the views were breathtakingly beautiful. A perfect couples experience - we were just blown away!
Written October 1, 2022
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Louise F
Amsterdam, The Netherlands388 contributions
My mother and I both agreed that the candlelit dinner cruise was the highlight of our time in Budapest. The best photos of my trip are from this boat trip. Getting to see the main sights of Budapest at dusk and at night was made even more special by the music and delicious food onboard.

It was so well organised. The staff were friendly and efficient. The musical duo consisted of a man on a keyboard and a woman singing. They were great! The food exceeded my expectations (the desert was the best I had in Budapest).

If you’re skeptical about booking, my advice is to do it. It’s not a tourist trap - the quality of the food was high and it’s a lovely memorable experience.
Written July 9, 2022
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Ashley W
7 contributions
I took my husband on this dinner cruise for his 40th birthday.
We had a really lovely time. The atmosphere was very relaxed, the river and sights of Budapest are beautiful at night.
As many reviews have said, the food was better than expected. Not mind blowing, but we enjoyed all the courses.
The live music was good and the staff were very helpful and friendly.
I had told the front of house that it was my husbands birthday, and to our surprise they got the singer to sing happy birthday to him and put a candle in his desert. He was suitably embarrassed!
All in all we both had a really lovely evening and would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Budapest.
Written September 10, 2022
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MrsV-from-P
Gloucestershire, UK286 contributions
My recommendation is to avoid this, take a nighttime cruise with drink for max 45 mins and then book yourself a table for dinner. It’ll cost you less and you’ll enjoy it more.

Booked for my husbands 50th birthday meal (belated due to covid!), I thought a candle lit meal on the Danube would be romantic and memorable.

It wasn’t!

We had a set table, which was under a bunched up plastic roof cover, I had to argue to get us moved, which they did eventually.

The welcome drink was lukewarm ‘champagne’ and they were at pains to tell you the rest of the drinks were chargeable.

We set off late and then after 30 mins had to return to the dock to collect latecomers?! Food was desperately slow, music was awful (think twangy noodling guitars in a pseudo Shadows style) and the service was dire.

Starter (scallops) was one and a half tiny scallops with a smudge of sauce, consommé was overly salty, main course took over 2 hours to come out and was lukewarm with the dessert being the best course.

The view was lovely the first time, but you literally do the same loop multiple times, passing party boats booming dance music from the decks.

We couldn’t wait to get off :-(
Written August 3, 2021
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Keith G
5 contributions
Jun 2022
My wife and I booked on to this as part of our 30th Wedding Anniversary celebration, having read reviews of all the different dinner cruises and it did not disappoint. It is one of the more expensive but the experience was first class, the food was fresh, tasty and very well presented and the wine on offer was good quality at a reasonable price. Our waitress (Nora) was very attentive and really welcoming/friendly and the 2 and a half hours just seemed to fly-by. I would fully recommend this dinner cruise.
Written June 11, 2022
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Tammy B
Kokkedal, Denmark6 contributions
Apr 2022
The food was delicious. The staff was very polite. The views of the shoreline were beautiful. The ship started to depart on time, but had to dock again to collect tardy passengers, which is admirable, as it was only a few minutes.

WORD OF WARNING…if you are placed in front of the piano player (electronic piano), ask to be moved immediately. Candlelight dinners should be soft music. My friend and I literally had to shout at each other to communicate. The piano player was banging away and it was L-O-U-D. We asked politely for the piano music to be turned down, but they didn’t. It was unbearable. My ears were ringing an hour afterwords.
Also, be cautious that they don't try to charge you for drinks, etc. that you didn't order.
Written May 2, 2022
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yossmiller
Zichron Yaakov, Israel181 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
First i have to say, that i took the cruise, this time, without the dinner, since some years ago, i took it with , and was disappointed. It was a buffe service.The first people anjoyed it , part of the quests remaind with rests or with nothing.
Second , now in sommer time, the darkness comes after 21:00 hours, meaning that the first cruise, at 19:00 , looses the charm of the enlighten buildings along the Danube and Buda.
So, my advise is, to take the late one, and in advance. I was not lucky to catch it.
The views are fascinating at night and the music arise a charming atmosphere.
The only problem with the popular and good performers is their “ stickiness” ti each table too personally( for the tip off course ).
Written June 24, 2022
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Greg H
6 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Was a very lovely evening. We weren’t crammed in like some other cruises, so lots of space between couples. The food was prepared quickly - only thing is by the time some tables were getting a course, others had already finished that course - but it doesn’t really matter! The live music was brilliant , a real mixture of slow romantic songs and upbeat ones too. And of course stunning views of the main Budapest sites
Written September 1, 2022
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PeterMirfield
Mirfield, UK243 contributions
This dinner cruise is not to be missed and is the best way to see Budapest all lit up at night.
You receive a glass of bubbles when you board and in the course of the two and a half hour cruise you go up and down the Danube.
During our cruise there were a couple singing and playing guitar, ideal background music for the dinner and it help set the ambiance.
The dinner is a four course affair with choices from a menu. There is no need to pre-book food as your order is taken shortly after you board. There is also an extensive drinks menu with cocktails, wine and soft drinks.
I have to say that the quality and presentation of the food was amazing. It would put some Michelin star restaurants to shame and it’s even more impressive when you consider its all freshly cooked on board. The staff are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble.
However the star of the show has to be Budapest lit up at night along the banks of the Danube. It looks amazing.
If you are in Budapest you have to take this dinner cruise, it’s not cheap but it’s worth every penny and I would go again in a heat beat. Absolutely brilliant.
Written May 20, 2022
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Vatthewss
London, UK1 contribution
Feb 2022 • Couples
Such an incredible way of experiencing panoramic views of Budapest at night. The food was delicious with wine pairings suggested (served by the bottle). The staff were attentive and there was live music throughout the evening from the moment we stepped on board.

I was a little worried about being cold, but thankfully it was very well heated. Try and get a window seat if possible as there are two middle rows of tables—still with a great view, but people in the way of photographs and more window glare from this angle.

Get there 20 minutes early to get seated and enjoy the sweet glass of Hungarian champagne. From the cruise, it’s a short walk to bars and the Ferris wheel if you wanted views from above too!
Written February 14, 2022
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