Welcome the New Year in the magic lights over the river in Budapest. Best cruise offers: Dinner, Party, Show! Booking for Dec 31 is available for the special NYE cruises with Dinner and live entertainment. All seats will be booked up in advance (some NYE boats are already full house), so hurry up to secure your tickets now.

NYE Dinner, Party & Show


NYE Cruise with Dinner and Live Music

NYE Cruise & Show

€170 / Ticket

  • 7 pm to 5 am
  • 5 Course Gala Dinner
  • Unlimited Drink Package
  • Midnight Dinner
  • LED Performance Show
  • Live Brass Music
  • Shared Tables
  • Hotel Drop off after 1 am (hourly)
  • Heated Boat
  • Boat: please see confirmation
  • Dock: Buda side, by Szilagyi Dezso Sq.
  • Menu of Gala Dinner


NYE Dinner & Piano Music 


NYE Dinner Cruise Nimrod

NYE Cruise & Bar Piano

€173 / Ticket

  • 8 pm to 2 am
  • 4 Course Dinner incl.
  • 2 Glasses of Sparkling Wine
  • Live Entertainment
  • Bar Piano Battle
  • Enjoy your Own Table
  • Seats by the Window (Window seats sold out)
  • Heated Boat
  • Boat: Taltos Catamaran
  • Dock: Pest side, by Elizabeth Bridge
  • Menu on Piano Dinner Cruise
  • Drink List on Dinner & Piano


Budapest NYE Cruise & Magician Show


Jazz Magician NYE Budapest

Jazz & Magician Show

€150 / Ticket

  • 8.30 pm to 2 am
  • 4 Course Gala Dinner
  • Open Bar with Wines, Beers, Soft Drinks included
  • Live Jazz Music and Magician Show
  • Dancefloor on the upper deck
  • Guaranteed Window Seating
  • Professional Photographer (complimentary photos)
  • Dock: Pest side, at Vigado square


NYE Student Party Cruise

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Budapest Boat Party Booze Dance Cruise

NYE Student Party

€65 / Ticket

  • 8.30 pm to 3 am
  • Pre-Party in Ruin Bar
  • Cruising from 11pm
  • 4 Drink Coupons
  • Drink Bar on board
  • Live DJ
  • Pro Photographer
  • Heated Boat
  • Dock: Pest side, by Vigado Square


NYE Party & Booze Cruise

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Disco on Danube Booze Cruise Party Boat NYE Budapest

NYE Booze Cruise & Party

€120 / Ticket

  • 10.30pm to 3am
  • 4.5h Party Boat
  • Unlimited Beer/Wine/Prosecco/Long Drinks
  • Live DJ
  • 18+ Young & Crazy
  • Pro Photographer
  • Free Cloakroom
  • Heated Boat
  • Boat: Sophie & Tancsics
  • Dock: Pest side, by Elizabeth Bridge
  • Snacks at Bar



Dinner Cruise Danube Budapest Legenda

Dinner Cruise Danube Budapest Legenda

Sight, lights, live music, delicious dinner! All this packed in our Budapest dinner cruise! Secure your seat on the dinner cruise now.

NYE Dinner Cruise Budapest

  • 7.45 pm A La Carte Dinner Cruise in Budapest: Candlelit dinner cruise on Danube Legenda Boat in Budapest city. 2.5 hour cruise with servers, a la carte menu, live music. The perfect romantic candlelit dinner option for couples, favorite of friends and companies. Daily dinner cruise including Christmas, New Year’s Evening, New Year’s Day, Easter. Except on Dec 24 and Aug 20. From Nov to Feb the cruise starts at 7pm. The cruise ship is heated. The ship departs from a city central dock, Dock 7 near Vigado Square, Pest side.
  • 8 pm NYE Dinner Cruise with Bar Piano: the New Year’s Eve cruise is a special Dinner Cruise with live entertainment, bar piano battles and Frank Sinatra show. The NYE cruise offers 4 options for the main courses (fish, beef, duck and vegetarian, or vegan and gluten free for special request), but the starter, soup and dessert are set. The cruise departs from the city central dock at 8pm, 9.30 pm and at 11 pm, finishing at 1 am. The recently built Nimrod panorama catamaran offers a great experience during the 5 hour tour. You can shorten your cruise flexibly (the price is the same). Price including unlimited drink package is €165 per person. Piano battle of bar pianists and Frank Sinatra show are the highlights of this great Dinner Cruise on New Year’s Eve. The cruise ship is heated. The ship departs from Dock 11 near Elziabeth Bridge in the city center, Pest side.
  • 7 pm Budapest NYE Party Cruise is a good choice for those who wish to dance after midnight, and party while enjoying the unlimited drinks on a cruise on the river Danube & the Gala Dinner and Folk Show. The cruise party starts at 7 pm, the Gala Dinner is from 8 pm. The award winning Hungarian Gypsy band trio’s serves the party music from 9 pm. There is a feature length folk dance show included in the Party program (10 – 10.45pm, 11 – 11.45pm. At midnight, the traditional savory NYE dinner is served to the guests, Stuffed Cabbage with Minced Meat with sour cream (buffet style serving). The dance floor opens from about 0.55 am till dawn. The cruise ship is heated. The ship departs from various docks (more ships will be organized for this program, both on the Pest and the Buda side. The dock depends on the ships, confirmed in email after reservation).
  • 8 pm Budapest NYE Cruise with Show, is the New Year’s Eve cruise with Buffet Dinner on the river Danube with a long opera, operetta, dance (folk dance, belly dance, step dance) show for those who wish to spend their last day of the year with lots of music and dance. The 25 member Cruise Show is a spectacular evening. The Buffet dinner is served in the intervals of the show. You can opt for a simple buffet dinner ticket or a dinner + unlimited drink package upgrade. Not only will you get to know Hungary in operas, operettas and musicals, but also listen to Italian, Spanish songs, and well known pieces on the light and pleasurable side. The cruise ship is heated. Boarding is at 7.45 pm from a city central dock (Dock 8A, near Marcius 15 Square and Elizabeth Bridge)
  • Related programs from the special winter cruises: Christmas Eve Cruise Budapest: dinner cruise with drinks and live music on December 24, also cruises throughout December (take a look at our Budapest Cruise Calendar for daily cruises)
Dinner Cruises Budapest

Dinner Cruises Budapest – Richard Blundell Photography

New Year’s Eve Budapest river cruises get quickly full house every year. Unfortunately, drop in or email reservations are not accepted. For each cruise pre-paid booking is the exclusive way to make a reservation. Once you chose the NYE cruise that suits best your preferences, please fill in the booking form by clicking on the price button, then wait a few seconds until the payment page downloads.
Book your NYE dinner cruise now to avoid overbooked cruises.

Budapest Cruise at Night - the Parliament

Budapest Cruise at Night – the Parliament – Larry Myhre Photography

Picture the fairy tale riverfront of Budapest you will see during your dinner cruise: the two banks of the river Danube are spotted with brightly lit churches, the Buda Castle on the Castle Hill, the neo-Gothic turrets of the Hungarian Parliament, the palm leaved Statue of Liberty on the Gellert Hill, the cupolas of the Art Nouveau Gellert Baths, the elegant curves of the Gresham Palace (Fours Seasons Hotel) and the soaring domes of the majestic St Stephens Basilica behind them. You will be cruising in one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites with us, and one of the twinkling treasure boxes of the river Danube.

Budapest night views are charmingly romantic and breathtakingly beautiful as the city illuminates at night. Besides romance, the city is full of history, and telling tales of the faded glory, traces of the communist past. On New Year’s Eve, there is a modest Fireworks Show in the city center, which can be seen from the boats cruising on the river Danube on December 31.

We are confident to say that Budapest NYE Cruises are one of the most popular programs in Hungary, among locals and tourists alike. Each year most tickets get booked up by mid December.

Even if the top tier NYE cruise programs get sold out earlier than you decided to book, you may still enjoy Budapest on New Year’s Eve. Take a look at some other programs in the city in the New Year Budapest magazine.

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  • Malcolm Ross

    Good morning.  I want to book 4 places on the New Years Eve Dinner Cruise & we require 3 Beef main course and 1 Chicken man course but your booking site only allows me to book either Beef or Chicken , not a mixed option.  Can you please get back to me on this.



    • Budapest River Cruise

      Hello Malcolm, thank you for choosing Budapest to celebrate the New Year’s Eve. We hope you will have a great time!
      If you wish to book mixed preferences, please make 2 separate reservations under the same name. This ensures that you will be seated at the very same table. Alternatively, which is a simpler way, please make one reservation but add the special request in the comment box so that we can update your auto notification manually (overwriting the automatically generated digital voucher), specifying exactly how many and what menus you wish to book.

  • Karim

    I am planning to book this New Year’s Eve for my family. I have a teenage son of 13 years and I would like to bring him with us. He doesn’t drink alcohol and will be under my responsibility.

    Is he allowed? Can I proceed with the booking?

    Thank you

    • Budapest River Cruise

      Dear Karim, there will be 4 evening cruises in Budapest on the night of Dec 31.
      3 of them are perfectly suitable for a 13 year old teenager. The only exception is perhaps the Budapest New Year’s Eve Party cruise, as the party is better suited for visitors aged minimum 18 years old.

      The a la carte dinner cruise is basically the shortest program of 2.5 hours, and it is literally a dinner cruise with live music, ending early in the evening, which means that you can arrange a later program after the cruise.
      The NYE Dinner cruise with Bar Piano battle and Frank Sinatra show is a full evening NYE program, with lots of music, served dinner, but not heavily partying. So this is a perfect family choice for families with older children.
      The New Year’s Eve cruise and show features many artists who perform all evening, and self served buffet dinner. Also suitable for younger guests.

      You can see the full range of NYE http://budapestrivercruise.com/new-years-eve-budapest-river-cruise

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  • Morel Pascal

    We’ll be 2 families : 4 adults and 5 children (7y, 8y, 11y, 13y, 13y) and would like to know if the Evergreen NYE is ok witz children. Could you confirm this and give me price for the group?
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    • Budapest River Cruise

      Dear Pascal,
      thank you for your inquiry.
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      You can make your booking on the following page: http://budapestrivercruise.com/evergreen-new-years-eve-cruise

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  • Marinela Ilieva

    I am very very disappointed of the NYE 2017 dinner cruise with the folk orchestra. We were a group of 7 people and the reservation was made by one of them far in advance. The ship was very small, the number of people was higher that it should be, the air conditioning was not working properly and the windows were wet (condense), so nothing can be seen outside (in fact we booked this trip for the night sightseeing). The food was absolutely average. After 12 o’clock they said that the DJ will not be available on our ship and requested us to move to another ship taking our glasses with drinks (ha-ha).
    And all this for 165 euro per person. Something more – they said that if we pay cash we will have 5 euro discount, but it was not the case.
    I would not recommend this trip to anybody. It was not corresponding to the occasion. It was in fact worse than an average dinner, because the boat (it is definitely not a ship) was crowded and the food was bad.
    To be honest – only the orchestra was O.K.

    • Budapest River Cruise

      Dear Marinela,

      thank you for contacting us.
      We are truly sorry to hear about your complaint.
      I would like to kindly inform you that we will investigate the case thoroughly asap.
      We will be in touch with you soon.

      Thank you for your patience.

    • Budapest River Cruise

      Dear Marinela,

      thank you for bearing with us during the investigation.

      We have forwarded your complaint to our partner, as your friend made the booking on our partner’s website.

      Your experience must have been disappointing, which we would like to sincerely apologize for on our and our boat party partner’s behalf. We appreciate your invaluable feedback, and will strive to improve the services.

      Our partner will get back to you asap regarding the results of their investigation, but let us please inform you about a couple of important details:

      Various Boats
      The NYE Danube River Cruise program is a very popular program, a large number of visitors were all looking forward to celebrating the night on board.
      The musicians are the award winning Rajko Band members, and we have been working with their highly skilled Gypsy musicians for almost a decade now, therefore the demand for this NYE cruise has been very high in the last years with tickets selling out before 31 December.
      Due to the high number of guests, separate boats (from small ones to the biggest one, the Europe Conference Boat) were launched with the aim of avoiding any overcrowding, congestion and inconvenience of guests.
      You and your group were seated on a smaller ship, we are very sorry if you could not enjoy the lovely panorama from your seats, we have never had any similar complaint so far.

      Quality of the Meals
      We are terribly sorry to hear that the meals on the NYE cruise, which most guests definitely liked and appreciated, did not meet your expectations.
      Should you have let the hostesses know about your opinion regarding the chosen menu, you would have been given the opportunity to change the menu. Unfortunately, the staff and the hostesses were not received any feedback on board from you regarding such request.

      Moving to another boat
      The NYE Party Cruise takes place on several boats of various sizes, including one large boat. Indeed, there were separate, more spacious boats assigned to the party after the dinner, where dancing took place with live DJ music.
      All guests were informed and had the chance to move to the other boat if they wished to stay and dance from about midnight. This offered a higher quality after dinner option for all guests wishing to celebrate the New Year with dancing, and it was, as we hear, a very welcoming solution for guests.

      5 EUR Discount
      Our partner informed us that all guests received the 5 EUR discount if they paid the remaining fee in cash. Our partner had a detailed list regarding the pre-payments and the amounts needed to be paid on the spot.

      Once again, we are truly sorry that your planned evening didn’t end as you had expected, but we hope that you will have a much better experience in Budapest next time.

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