Enjoy a beautiful Budapest Christmas Cruise to make your 2023 Budapest Christmas trip unforgettable. Cruises are at midday, in the afternoon and in the evening, starting from €14 per person up to the more festive dinner cruises (from €90 per person). For private cruises at Christmas or group discounts please contact us at info [at] budapestrivercruise.com.

Christmas Dinner & Piano

Christmas Piano Cruise

Christmas Piano Cruise

  • 3h Cruise on Danube
  • 4 Course Served Dinner
  • 4 Main Course Options
  • 1 Welcome Drink
  • Live Piano Music
  • Own Table
  • Window Seats for €35 pp
  • Heated Winter Boat
  • Boat: Taltos
  • Dock: City Center by Elizabeth Bridge
  • Group discounts available
  • Menu of Dinner 


Christmas Dinner & Gypsy Music

Budapest Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner Cruise with Gypsy Music

Christmas Cruise & Gypsy

  • 2h Cruise on Danube
  • Buffet Dinner
  • Drink Package
  • Gypsy Band
  • Folk Music and Folk Dancers
  • Heated Cruise Boat
  • Boat: Count Szechenyi
  • Shared Tables of 10
  • Dock: City Center by Chain Bridge
  • Group discounts available
  • Menu of Dinner

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Dec 24 – Christmas Eve Cruises

Budapest Danube by Night BRC

Christmas Eve Cruises

  • Heated Christmas Boat
  • City Central Docks
  • Student Discount
  • Digital Ticket

Budapest Christmas Cruise 2023

Budapest Buda Castle Night Cruise BRC (2)

Budapest Night Cruise BRC

During the Christmas season in Budapest, there are daily city cruises on the river Danube (all December), and some special Xmas Cruises on the following days:

As you can expect, the most popular time of winter visits in Budapest is Xmas and NYE, and we are glad to make our visitors truly happy and enchanted by the beautiful river views of Budapest, chosen amongst the UNESCO World Heritage sites. True Christmas sights and atmosphere!

River Cruises on Dec 24, 2023

Budapest Matthias Church and Chain Bridge Night BRC

Budapest Matthias Church and Chain Bridge Night BRC

December 24 tends to be a quiet day in Budapest, when most people celebrate with their families. Come and join us on the festive cruise ship on this special evening!

Special evening ships run  – as well as day time cruises – on Dec 24 in Budapest city. Cruises are available from shorter boat trips at €14 to fancier Danube cruises with Dinner & Live Music at €95.

If you are thinking of a day cruise on December 24 in Budapest, please check out the available day cruises (groups please contact info [at] budapestrivercruise.com for a special deal):

12:30 pm Budapest Day Cruise with Coffee or Soft Drinks: 1 hour boat trip on the river Danube in the city of Budapest. Enjoy the winter landscape, the UNESCO World Heritage site and the attractions in broad daylight. More info and booking: Day Cruise Budapest Midday Boat .

Fishermans Bastion Budapest Winter Cruise Sights

Fishermans Bastion Budapest Winter – Phil Cork Photography

Evening Cruises on the Danube on Dec 24 in Budapest are as follows:

Christmas Evening Cruise on Dec 24, in Budapest: Budapest Christmas Eve Cruise. This 2 hour Christmas cruise is in a beautiful and spacious cruise ship (heated), passing by the fascinating historical attractions in Budapest, all illuminated with special lights. Students are entitled to discounts, and the cruise is free for children under 6, which makes our Christmas cruises ideal for families visiting Budapest in December. For group discounts please contact info [at] budapestrivercruise.com

7 pm Christmas Eve Cruise with a festive buffet style Xmas Dinner and 2 Drinks (more drinks can be bought aboard). Enjoy the 2 hour boat cruise in the Christmassy treasure box of the river Danube, in the heart of Budapest. Marvel at the night lit beauties, and feel the warmth of Christmas. Students are entitled to discounts, and the cruise is free for children under 6. For group discounts please contact info [at] budapestrivercruise.com. More info and booking: Budapest Christmas Eve Cruise

River Cruises on Dec 25, 2023

Christmas Budapest Liberty Bridge River Danube

Christmas Budapest: Liberty Bridge – Stella Papini Photography

The 4.45 pm Early Evening Dinner Cruise edition is available from Dec 3 to Jan 8.

7 pm Christmas Cruise on Dec 25, 2023 in Budapest: Budapest Christmas Day Cruise. This 2 hour evening cruise is with a buffet style Dinner and 2 Drinks. Students are entitled to discounts, kids under 6 can take part in the boat tour for free of charge.

7pm Ala Carte Dinner Cruise in Budapest: Budapest Christmas Day Cruise

7.30pm Festive Piano Dinner Cruise in Budapest: Budapest Christmas Day Cruise

River Cruises on Dec 26, 2023

On Dec 26 we run our regular night cruises in Budapest, which also means that no surcharge will be included for the price of a boat cruise on Boxing Day. This is a really good value option for those who are on a Christmas holiday in Budapest (free for Kids under 6, reduced prices for Students, Groups can contact us for a personal quote).

The 4.45 pm Early Evening Dinner Cruise edition is available from Dec 3 to Jan 8.

7 pm Evening Cruise on Dec 26: the boat cruise at 7 pm, can be booked as a relaxed Budapest Evening Cruise with 2 Drinks or as a more elevated Budapest Dinner Cruise with a buffet-style dinner. Both options are available with a Student discount (with a valid Student ID).

More about Budapest Christmas events and traditions on Budapest Christmas guide

Budapest Christmas River Trips

Budapest Christmas River Trips – Luca Martino Photography

6 Responses to Budapest Christmas Cruise 2023

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  • Monisha Srihari

    Hi, we are a group of 4 people visiting Budapest on December 24th, 2019. When we made booking, we booked for 3 people instead of 4 for cruise on December 26th, 2019 (6 PM cruise). But 6PM cruise is full now and we are unable to book ticket for another person on the same cruise. Is it possible to book on the same cruise for another friend?

  • Cindy Chng

    I have made payment for the Christmas Cruise for 2 pax on 24 Dec 9pm. There is confirmation on payment from PayPal but I could not return to your webpage with any confirmation.

    • Budapest River Cruise

      Hello Cindy,

      thank you for your comment.

      Your booking is valid and complete, the confirmation email (which is the cruise ticket) was sent to you this morning.

      Have a great time on this fantastic Christmas Dinner Cruise in Budapest!

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