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Danube Cruise in Budapest

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Budapest, Hungary

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Take in the beautiful Budapest panorama on a sightseeing cruise along the Danube River. Snap photos of the Chain Bridge, Gellért Hill and more as you experience why this city’s landscape was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Multiple upgrade choices include options for a buffet lunch with traditional Hungarian dishes, an onboard winetasting session, and onboard winetasting session with round-trip transfers.
  • Afternoon sightseeing cruise on the Danube River in Budapest
  • Pass famous places such as Gellért Baths and the Budapest Parliament
  • Dine on a Hungarian buffet lunch
  • Upgrade to include drinks, including wine, beer, and sparkling wine
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Professional English-speaking host/hostess
ONLY IF specified option selected and paid - hotel pick up & drop off
1,5 hour long Danube River cruise
Drinks based on option choice
Please note that buffet style lunch is only included in "Lunch & Cruise"
Gratuities
Additional drinks (available on board)

Departure Point

Gróf Széchenyi Ship, Budapest, Széchenyi rkp. 6, 1054 Hungary

Traveler pickup is offered
IMPORTANT - If pickup is not stated in the chosen option means this service is not included. In this case please be at the starting point 30 minutes prior to the starting time of the event.

(Our center is based in Duna Palota/Danube Palace - 1051 Budapest, 5 Zrínyi Street)

In case pickup option is selected make sure to do the following:

• Be ready at the reception of your accommodation- 30-40 MINS PRIOR to the start and note that the exact time of your pick up is based on the traffic/popularity of the service
• In case you are staying in an accommodation without a reception desk, please wait outside of your accommodation
• Provide your phone number, the exact address, name of your accommodation within the city limits of Budapest.
• Keep your phone charged and turned on, on the day of your activity. In case your phone does not have coverage in Hungary and roaming services are not enabled, please make sure to check your emails frequently for updates.
• Answer your phone when our colleagues are calling you on the day of your activity or reply to the email sent in case you are not available via phone.
• If you would not like to use the drop off service we are not able to provide a partial refund.
• You are entitled to a refund in case your complaints reflect the errors of the organising company and in case you have made a phone call to one of the below mentioned phone numbers at the site and time of your issue.
• This service is NOT a private transfer, hence we are not able to guarantee exclusivity during your transfer. We are not able to take responsibility from any delays caused by other guests.
• Please note: Fulfilment of last minute pick-up, drop-off requests received on the day of the program are not guaranteed and based on the available drivers.
Please note: In case the aforementioned conditions are not met, we are not liable to provide a refund.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your tour will begin with pickup at your Budapest hotel, where a friendly guide will escort you to your cruise boat. Then, take off on a sightseeing cruise. The Danube is renowned for its world-class views, flowing straight through the center of Hungary’s capital city.

Sit back and admire the panorama of the city, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Along the way, you’ll spot landmarks like the Hungarian House of Parliament, the Gellért Baths and the National Theatre. Don’t forget to snap a photo of the grand sprawl of the Royal Castle on the Buda side of the city.

Then, sample traditional Hungarian dishes served buffet-style on board. The chef, a world-renowned food sculptor, adds a creative flair to the meal.

Upgrade your experience to include, wine, beer, and other drinks.
Itinerary
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Budapest
Your tour will start in the city centre. Our port is located between Széchenyi Chain Bridge and the Parliament (near to the Shoes Memorial): 1054 Budapest, Széchenyi rkp. 6 – Port Akadémia 3
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Danube River
Let the waving of the river calm you down and the pleasant breeze refresh you while you can admire the beauty of this incredible city
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Szechenyi Lanchid
Admire the beauty of the oldest bridge of Budapest
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Buda Castle
Have a chance to see the baroque style castle district that was referred to as the Royal Palace or Royal Castle and gave home to Hungarian kings.
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Matthias Church
Watch for the one of a kind tower of this magical church decorated with colorful tiles!
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Halaszbastya
Explore one of the most iconic landmark of Budapest from a new point of view!
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St. Gellert Thermal Bath and Swimming Pool
Feel free to imagine yourself being treated in the most prestigious Thermal Spa of the city!
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Hungarian Parliament Building
Have a look at the most beatiful building of Budapest!
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Margaret Bridge
Pass by under the bridge which connects the sides of the city with the adorable Margaret Island.
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Gellert Hill
Look up to the hill which dominates to scenery of Budapest
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Balna
Percieve this modern whale shaped building and its' terrace from aboard.
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Mupa Budapest
Let youself be amazed by the modern look of the "MÜPA", the palace of arts
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • MENU
  • Cold entries: Spiced cottage cheese cream and traditional greaves cream
  • Soups: Alföld style goulash with small dumplings, Vegetable cream soup
  • Warm main courses: Mini stuffed cabbage, Traditional chicken leg „Paprikasch”, Roasted chicken breast with basil-cheese sauce, Spicy pork rib with thyme – mustard sauce, Roasted sea fish with Chardonnay sauce
  • Garnishes and vegetarian: Grilled polenta with feta cheese, Grilled vegetables, Homemade dumplings with spinach and mustard-mushroom sauce, Hash-brown potatoes, Steak potatoes, Dumplings
  • Salads: Fresh seasonal salads with dressings, Italian pasta salad, Caesar’s salad, Sweet corn salad with mayonnaise, Season fruit basket
  • Desserts: Home-made strudel, Somló style sponge cake, Mini tarts, Dessert variations Európa style
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Hungaria Koncert Kft.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Danube Cruise in Budapest?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Danube Cruise in Budapest.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Danube Cruise in Budapest?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Danube Cruise in Budapest.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Danube Cruise in Budapest?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Danube Cruise in Budapest.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Danube Cruise in Budapest?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Danube Cruise in Budapest.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Danube Cruise in Budapest?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Danube Cruise in Budapest.

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Traveler Tips


  • "No way to pay until Monday, but we'd be three hours away, back in Vienna at a conference." See review

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Danube delight
CarlDiane_visit
, Mar 2020
Relaxing, food was good, staff was friendly and helpful. Great way to see the sites along the river.
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star-3
Cruise was okay, parking was a bust
Karen B
, Oct 2019
The food was okay, nothing to get excited about other than the apple strudel bites. It was very hot on the boat, no ventilation to speak of. The windows weren't opened. We were driving in from Vienna for the cruise, so we needed parking. I was told to park at the university and there wasn't any obvious way to pay for parking, there weren't any signs to such and no signs to requiring a permit. I asked the agency about parking and they said that would be fine. Well we returned to a parking ticket that was as you can imaging 100% in Hungarian. We went on a Friday so we discovered our ticket on a Friday night. No way to pay until Monday, but we'd be three hours away, back in Vienna at a conference. There was an account number listed, but nothing that looked official on the ticket, so we weren't entirely sure it was real. Contacted the touring agency who just said that they were sorry our trip was ending this way. Well we were too. Touring agency did not offer to pay for the ticket we incurred as a result of listening to their advice. We will have to pay through a banking transfer which is going to cost us $50 just for the transfer, not to include the fine. UGH. Not happy at all. I told the touring agency they should make a note about this for future situations and all they could say was that they would try to remember. Really????? UGH, Not happy.
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RIVER CRUISE
nickmorris33
, Sep 2019
Made a repeat trip to Budapest and made reservations for a lunch time cruise but was unable to print tickets. Tried a few times but still unable to print. On the day in question I phoned there office to be told they confirmed my booking but I had to collect these from an office within a local hotel. They seemed unwilling to advise me of the pier number or the name of the boat. Although the cruise was enjoyable and the food tasty the lead up to boarding was a farce.
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star-5
Comfortable and quite enjoyable
DeniseG2698
, Apr 2019
It was wonderful to see Budapest from the cruise while enjoying a nice buffet. It was fun but the recording of the guide could be a bit louder, we hardly understood anything.
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Lunchtime cruise
Lawrence R
, Apr 2019
Not what a expected at all, very disappointing. Recorded voice information which wasn't very informative. We didn't know which side of the river to look. Verypoor
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Lovely boat, staff very helpful and...
Simon S
, Mar 2018
Lovely boat, staff very helpful and friendly and food was very good 5
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This was an excellent tour, We...
COLIN R
, Mar 2018
This was an excellent tour, We were collected by a private taxi on time and was given a great commentary whilst on the way to the vessel. We were given a glass of champagne on boarding and was shown to our table. Once we set sail we were offered a free drink either Beer, Wine. The buffet was quite extensive with varied food on table . Lots of salad, fresh food and chicken, beef, pork. The sweets were really good and a great selection. The tour lasted approx. 1.5 hours and went through 6 bridges with great views of the Parliament buildings, Citadel, Churches etc with running commentary. I would thoroughly recommend this tour.
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Excellent trip, we were lucky to...
Alyson Z
, Feb 2018
Excellent trip, we were lucky to have fantastic sunshine which made for some fabulous views of the sites from the boat. The buffet was far better than I had expected, good standard of food which was hot and plentiful. The hosts that guided us from the meeting point to the boat were not overly friendly and did not provide much information however once on the boat our waiter was excellent. There was some commentary in English but this was difficult to hear as they continued to play music at the same time. The cruise was roughly 90 mins in duration as the 20min walk from the meeting point to boat seemed to be part of the 2hr trip. Definitely worth including to get some great views of Budapest.
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Pick up and drop off on time and...
Michelle H
, Feb 2018
Pick up and drop off on time and friendly driver. The cruise itself is good with 2 complimentary drinks and explanatory of each buildings. The ship itself is quite good not very old. Value for money and recommended for those with time constraint.
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Excellent food and really interesting...
Nicholas M
, Dec 2017
Excellent food and really interesting. Wish it had been longer
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