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 & Piano Music

NYE Dinner and Piano Music

Sold out

€239 / Ticket

  • 6 pm to 1 am
  • 5 Course Dinner
  • 1 Welcome Drink
  • Optional Drink Package Upgrade
  • Live Entertainment
  • Bar Piano Battle
  • Private Table
  • Optional Window seats Upgrade
  • Heated Boat
  • Boat: Taltos Catamaran
  • Dock: Pest side, by Elizabeth Bridge
  • Menu on Piano Dinner Cruise


Premium NYE Boat Party

Disco on Danube Booze Cruise Party Boat NYE Budapest

NYE Booze Cruise & Party

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€175/ Ticket

  • 10pm to 3am
  • 5h Party Boat, 3h Cruising
  • Unlimited Beer/Wine/Prosecco/Mixers
  • Unlimited Food (Snacks)
  • Live DJ
  • Pro Photographer
  • 18+ Friendly People
  • Heated Boat (Sofia)
  • Dock: Pest side, by Elizabeth Bridge
  • Snacks at Bar
  • Note: it’s a youthful party cruise without a sit down dinner


NYE Dinner & Retro Party

NYE Cruise Sailor Boat Budapest

NYE Cruise: Dinner & Party

Last few seats!

€165/ Ticket

  • 5h NYE Dinner Boat
  • 4 Drinks (2 Wines, 2 Prosecco)
  • Buffet dinner
  • Retro Disco & DJ
  • Heated Boat
  • Cosy Size (70 Guests)
  • Dock: Pest side
  • Midnight meal
  • Available: on NewYearBudapest.com


NYE Cruise & Unlimited Drinks

Budapest NYE Cruise with Unlimited Drinks

Budapest NYE Cruise with Unlimited Drinks

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€160/ Ticket

  • 10pm to 2am
  • 4 Hours program with Cruising
  • Sandwich/ Finger food
  • Unlimited Wine/Sparkling Wine/Beer/Soft Drinks
  • Music on board
  • Heated Boat
  • Midnight Sparkling Wine
  • City Centre Dock


NYE Dinner, Party & Show

NYE Cruise with Dinner and Live Music

NYE Cruise & Show

€259/ Ticket


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 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, favourite 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.
  • 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 recently built Nimrod panorama catamaran offers a great experience during the tour. The cruise ship is heated. The ship departs from Dock 11 near Elizabeth Bridge in the city center, Pest side.
  • 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 with live music, the Gala Dinner is served while the award winning Hungarian Gypsy band trio entertains the guests on board. After dinner guests can enjoy live music, drinks and live DJ. At midnight, the traditional savoury NYE dinner is served to the guests (buffet style serving). The dance floor opens from about 0.55 am till dawn. The cruise ship is heated.
  • Related programmes 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.


Last updated: Dec 13, 2023

40 Responses to New Year’s Eve Budapest River Cruise 2023 – 2024

  • Amritpal singh

    Hi there, I’ve paid the amount of 2 tickets and gave my email address…but I haven’t received the tickets or receipts ….please throw some light on it.
    There’s no contact details on the website as well.

    • Budapest Cruise

      Hello Amritpal,
      Thank you for choosing us.
      I would like to confirm that we have received your booking, and the confirmation email has automatically been sent to your given email address.
      It looks like that there was a typing error which has been corrected now and we have re-sent your tickets.
      Please check the junk/spam folder of your mailbox too.
      Could you please let us know if you have received it?
      Have a nice time on board!

  • Stephania gellel

    can we take kids on new year’s eve cruise pls

    • Budapest Cruise

      Dear Stephania,
      Thank you for contacting us.
      Yes, children can join the New Year’s Eve cruises, however some cruise option offers no special rate for children on Dec 31.
      Please let me know if I can help more.
      Have a wonderful New Year celebration in Budapest!

  • Razvan Betea Pirva

    hello , i would like to speak with someone on the phone regarding the NYE CRUISE , can you help me with a phone number ?

    • Budapest River Cruise

      Hello Razva, Kindly send your inquiry to our contact email address at info [at] budapestrivercruise [dot] com.
      We do not have recorded messages over the phone so for transparency kindly send us an email with any question you may have.

      Covid – negative PCR tests will be accepted and checked before boarding
      Payment – prepayment is needed, all seats are expected to be booked up, the cruises are on full house on Dec 31, normally no tickets left at the door by the day.

  • Jennyfer

    Hello,I would like to know if there are still seats available for the NYE party and show or only to the party.

    Thank you

    • Budapest River Cruise

      Hello Jennifer, yes, there are available seats for the Budapest New Year’s Eve Party Cruise which is a program with dinner and entertainment

      There are available tickets for the Boat Party Cruise as well which is more like a disco party cruise.
      Please let us know if I can help more.

  • Victoria

    Hi. We want to buy tickets for the party. Our child is 3 years old. Is she allowed?

    • Budapest River Cruise

      Hello Victoria, we have contacted you via email.

  • Philip

    Really looks like an amazing experience I would like to try someday… hope that the covid-19-situation is more settled so it will be possible this new years

  • […] you want to dine somewhere and enjoy and nice show, you can spend the last night of 2019 on the Budapest River Cruise. They are preparing a special night with a gala dinner and then party on the boat. Their offer […]

  • Linda Dalatu

    Me and three friends are considering celebrating new years eve on a boat. Can you tell me something about the age gab? We are 24-27.
    kind regard,

  • Ibolya

    Thank you for your advices.
    Most of my queries were answered so I will organise our bookings asap.

  • Ibolya

    Thank you for all your information answering my questions.
    Yes, I presume that we are looking at at the Party and Show cruise.  I really would like the evening to be a fantastic reflection of Hungarian hospitality and quality.  My sister and I are Hungarian (had Hungarian parents but born in Australia) and my sisters children are coming to Hungary for the first time.  I really want them to have a great time ands experience – which I am sure will be the case.

    How many people sit at the tables? are they round? can we chose a boat that we can go outside to look at the views?

    I looked at the booking programme and noticed that I could only make a dinner selection for the Beef selection for 4 people.  We are a group of 9 who all chose the beef.  How do I make sure that we all sit together?
    thank you, Ibolya

    • Budapest River Cruise

      Dear Ibolya,
      Seating is at round, shared tables of usually 8-10 persons (you can see some photos here: https://budapestrivercruise.com/budapest-new-years-eve-cruise-party)
      Regarding the meal choice: it’s not a problem if you cannot choose the meal for all your guests in the booking form, it is also perfect if you let us know the selected menus via email after making the booking.
      Of course, your group will be seated to one table regardless of your meal choices.

  • Ibolya

    Good day,
    My party of 9 is from Australia and wish to book a NYE cruise.  We have looked at the one with 5 course meal; midnight supper and drinks included for 179E.  I would like to find out whether the NYE fireworks can be viewed clearly from the boAt? also can we stand outside to see the views of the riverbanks before dinner or after?  We will be staying on Ráköczi ut. Will we be able to get a bus shuttle from the cruise to our apartment?

    I am concerned about the earlier comment about the size of the boat, overcrowding of seating; not being able to see out of the boat.  Have these matters been dealt with?  0ur party is tall (170-190cm) and big sporty build and being squashed would not be ideal.
    I look forward to your advices.  Thank you.

    • Budapest River Cruise

      Dear Ibolya,
      thank you for inquiry.
      Please note that there will be no official fireworks show in Budapest on New Year’s Eve, but traditionally there are some fireworks throughout the city. Most probably some of them will be visible from the NYE boats too, but we cannot guarantee the fireworks show (the city officially does not organize them).
      That said, most privately organized fireworks displays are close to the river Danube, so they will be easily seen from the boats. But the Fireworks Shows are more modest than the spectacular, national Aug 20 Fireworks.
      Thank you for your understanding.
      Outside area:
      This depends on the actual NYE program you choose, as they are held in different boats. But most of the boats have some outside area (though usually not big enough to allow everyone being there at the same time).
      Transfer to hotel:
      The NYE Party & Show Cruise (https://budapestrivercruise.com/budapest-new-years-eve-cruise-party) includes bus transfer from the dock back to your accommodation after the cruise. The buses run every hour on a schedule from 1am. If you choose another NYE cruise, the hostesses on board will be happy to arrange you a reliable taxi.
      Size of the boat:
      There are several ships running on New Year’s Eve, but in all cases the regulations are strictly kept regarding the maximum number of guests on board, avoiding overcrowding. Nevertheless please note that all NYE cruises will run of full house, as they are extremely popular programs (usually booked up a few days or even weeks in advance).
      Should you need any further questions or need assistance with your booking, please do not hesitate to contact us via email: info [at] budapestrivercruise.com

  • Thiago Santana

    Good evening,

    My wife and I intend to go to budabespe in the new year of 2019 and 2020 (12/31/2019).
    We would like to enjoy a Dinner and enjoy a ballad.
    Which package do you recommend? You travel only in the 2.

    • Thiago Santana

      I wish there was a package with all services included.

      • Budapest River Cruise

        Dear Thiago,
        I’m glad to confirm that all NYE dinner cruises include some kind of live music (folk, piano, salon).
        Should you need any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us via info [at] budapestrivercruise.com

  • Hello,

    My wife and I plan to spend New Year’s Eve in Budapest in 2019. Our question is about the tables: we will have a table for us or it will be a shared table?

    • Budapest River Cruise

      Dear Renato,
      thank you for your inquiry.
      We can guarantee your own table on the A La Carte Cruise and the Piano Cruise on NYE, but there will be shared tables on the Gala Dinner Cruise.

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  • Lucinda De Gray

    My 2 friends have a booking already is it possible to be added to this booking please?

    • Budapest River Cruise

      Hello Lucinda,

      thank you for your comment.

      I am afraid, I do not know which NYE program you meant.

      If you wish to join your friend on a cruise, please use the comment section when making the reservation and let us know about the exisiting booking.

      I hope I could be of help.

  • 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.

  • 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?
    Thank you in advance,
    Pascal Morel

    • Budapest River Cruise

      Dear Pascal,
      thank you for your inquiry.
      Yes, the Evergreen Cruise is recommended for families as well. The adult price is €109 per person, and there is a discounted children price for children under 12 years old: €69.
      You can make your booking on the following page: https://budapestrivercruise.com/evergreen-new-years-eve-cruise

  • Rencontre Amoureuse

    Today, I went to the beach with my kids. I found a
    sea shell and gave it to my 4 yeasr old daughter aand said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the shell
    to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and iit pinched her ear.

    She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is completely
    off topic but I had to tell someone!

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  • 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 https://budapestrivercruise.com/new-years-eve-budapest-river-cruise

  • 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.

  • lynsey

    I would like to book the new year cruise can you see the fireworks going off at midnight?

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