A river cruise in Budapest will let you see the most fascinating sights of the historical city of Budapest, which is often called the Pearl of the Danube or the Paris of East:
take a romantic cruise on the river Danube, and marvel at the genuine beauty, and century old grace of Budapest, Hungary. A river cruise, starting from the €10 Budget Cruise, is one of the highlights of many Budapest holidays without a doubt.
Upcoming Special Cruises in Budapest
- Romantic Dinner on the Danube in Budapest Cruises
- Wine Tasting Cruise Budapest – 7 tier Hungarian Wine Tasting cruise from €42
- Cocktail Cruise Budapest – 2 cocktails included in the Budapest cruise fee at €33
- Private Cruises in Budapest for small or large groups
- Package Deals – Tours Combined with a Budapest River Cruise
- Group Discounts: please ask for a quote at info [at] budapestrivercruise.com
We offer Budapest river cruises on a daily basis: there are several cruises every day of 1-2 hours. There is a wide range of options, from simple budget river cruises to high-end, fancy cruises. Programs with optional cruise dinners, live music, and drinks on board.
Various Budapest cruises – some only on certain days – leave in the morning or during the day hours at 12:30pm, 2pm, 4pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm, while the night cruise with disco on Budapest boat party cruise leaves at 9pm.
Please note that cruises with lunch, dinner or live show need to be booked in advance as seats are limited.
Budapest River Cruises: from 10 Euros to 195 Euros
Tickets to the Budapest river cruises start from a simple Day Cruise boat ride with a welcome drink at 10 Euros, up to 195 Euros for VIP river cruises (e.g. the cruise-dinner-music-drink-fireworks Fireworks Budapest River Cruise on Aug 20). Budapest features a wide range of Danube cruises, which suits all ages, styles and budget.
If you do not know which cruise would suit you best, let us help you: you can send your cruise inquiry to info [at] budapestrivercruise.com. From Party boats through Romantic Boats & Live Entertainment Ships to Budget Boat tours – you will surely find something which appeals to you. Prepare for a real highlight in your Budapest holiday!
On many of the river Danube cruises, you can opt for the 4-course menu, and have a romantic dinner while viewing the top notch attractions of Budapest (especially romantic after sunset when the attractions are nicely lit at night). The cruise lunch / dinner also includes a glass of wine (or fruit juice) and bottled water (0.33l / 11.6 oz). For further details see each Budapest cruise info page.
You can choose the late night river cruises starting at 10 pm (on most days, not every day), and booze cruises at 11 pm.
The boats are all well maintained, and well equipped (including AC in summer and heating in winter). They are also partly covered, you can stay on the deck or under the roof too.
There are river cruises with all kinds of boats and ships. The river cruises run on breezy summer days, rainy spring afternoons or cold winter nights too. Just look at what you will see: here is a huge panoramic photo of the river views and Budapest by Night! This is just a screenshot of the excellent 3D panoramic photo of Budapest Danube river, and the sights alongside, all beautifully lit. No wonder, it is part of the UNESCO World Heritage.
On special days, you can treat yourself to a really special river cruises in Budapest: Aug 20 Fireworks River Cruise (you can watch the spectacular fireworks by the Hungarian Parliament building from the boat on the river Danube), New Year’s Eve River Cruise in Budapest, etc.
To make your Budapest stay even more beautiful, check out the upcoming Concerts in Budapest.
Last updated Oct 12, 2023