Enjoy a midday Budapest day cruise on the river Danube from 12 pm to 1.30 pm for only EUR 14.5 per person. A perfect way to enjoy a relaxing sightseeing tour before lunch, while feasting the eyes.
The Budapest day river cruise sets sail at 12pm, before your lunch (note: we also have a more special Budapest lunch cruise at 2 pm on offer): this value Budapest river cruise is currently priced at 14.5 Euros.
The daily Midday river Danube cruise does not only offer a unique experience, and an excellent tour of Budapest, but also offers refreshments (soft drinks, coffee, tea) at very cheap prices at the ship bar (pay as you order).
Prices of the Budapest Midday Cruise
Adults: €14.5 per person
Students: €13.5 per person
Free for children under 6.
Free Midday Cruise Ticket for guests of the Dinner Cruise & Gypsy Music program.
Inclusions of the 12 pm Budapest River Cruise
- 1.5h Cruise on the Danube from 12pm
- 1 Hot Drink (Coffee or Tea) or 1 Soft Drink
- Further drinks and snacks (nachos, bread with dips and spreads) are available at an affordable price at the Cruise Bar
- Views over the Unesco World Heritage sites by the banks of the river Danube in Budapest
- Student discount available
- Free for children under 6 of age
- E-Ticket via email (no printing needed)
Schedule of the Budapest Midday Cruise
The 12pm Budapest Cruise runs every day from 12pm to 1.30pm between Apr 1 and Oct 28.
You can upgrade your existing cruise booking with a return Taxi Transfer for the price of €14 per person. Taxi Transfer can be added min. 2 hours before the cruise starts.
Hotel pick up: 30-40 minutes before the cruise starts at the reception of your hotel.
Drop off after the cruise: at your hotel, or any other destination in Budapest upon request.
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Budapest attractions seen from your Midday Budapest river cruise
On the Buda side, you can marvel at the green and steep Gellert Hill, the modest Art Nouveau facade of the Gellert Baths (which is all the more opulent with Art Nouveau decor from within), you may even spot the Cave Church at the foot of the hill. Of course, it would be hard to miss the Citadel, the 19th century fortification built by the Austrians to keep a hawk eye on the rebellious Hungarians who thought that the Austro-Hungarian Empire would be better without the Austrians… Next to the Citadel, the female figure holding a leaf is the communist Hungary’s answer to the New York Statue of Liberty – the model was a Hungarian working woman.
On the exciting Castle Hill, you will see the Buda Castle Royal Palace, which has shed its baroque exterior during, and unfortunately, after the WW2 (baroque richness was looked down on by the communists). The beautiful neo-Gothic Matthias Church with its colourful tiles stands out from the crowd of churches in Budapest, while the white turrets of the Fisherman’s Bastion may seem like a Walt Disney castle (of course built many decades before the cartoons).
These amazing sights in Budapest are all part of the UNESCO World heritage as a sweeping view: Budapest, including the banks of the Danube and the Buda Castle Quarter. By the way, there are 8 UNESCO world heritage sites in Hungary, all over the country, so you will definitely see one of them during this fascinating Budapest river cruise.
On the Pest side you will see the majestic Hungarian Parliament building, the Art Nouveau facade of the Gresham Palace (Four Seasons Hotel Budapest) and behind them, one of the tallest buildings on the flat Pest side, the huge domes of the St Stephen’s Basilica.
Needless to say, we will cruise under the beautiful bridges over the river Danube: the Margaret Bridge, the Chain Bridge by the Tunnel, the more modern Elisabeth Bridge (white metal, built in the 1960s as the old beautiful bridge was blown up in WW2), the Liberty Bridge (green metal, historical), the simply designed Petofi Bridge and the modern and cool Rakoczi Bridge.
We will also pass by (in some of our river cruise offers, stop by) the Margaret Island.
The cruise on the river Danube starting at 12:00 lasts 1.5 hour.