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Danube River Cruise with Buffet Lunch

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1 hr 30 mins
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Spend an afternoon on the clear waters of the Danube, as you enjoy some of the finest food in all of Hungary. Unwind completely as you sail on the river in a gorgeous cruise ship. Witness the beauty of Hungary from an all new perspective!


  • Relish a tasty lunch on your cruise boat.
  • Glide over the water in a modern and stylish cruise ship.
  • Visit some of the most famous attractions in Hungary.

strict cancellation policy

This experience cannot be cancelled, amended or rescheduled.

why you shouldn’t miss this

One of the largest cities in Europe, Budapest is the union of the two towns on either side of the Danube River, Buda and Pest. Its history dates back to 106 AD, when the Romans first settled in the region. Remnants of this ancient city and its influence can still be seen in the numerous Romanesque monuments scattered throughout the city. One of the iconic landmarks is the Hungarian Parliament Building. Considered to be one of the most beautiful Parliament buildings in the world, it consists of two identical halls, one for official purposes, and another for visitors. It is one of the tallest building in Budapest, a distinction it shares with St. Stephen’s Basilica, a Neoclassical church. The two towers of the Basilica house 6 bells that are rung twice every year. The Buda Castle complex, along with the Matthias Church is also another popular attraction in the city.

your experience

You will meet your co-passengers at the meeting point in the heart of the city. The cruise will begin at 2 PM. The boat will depart from a point close to the famous Chain Bridge, which is believed to be the first ever bridge in the city. You will see the iconic Hungarian Parliament and its incredible Neo-Gothic architecture. The St. Stephen's Basilica and the Great Market Hall can be seen across the river. All the while, you can enjoy lunch straight from the kitchen of Peter Molnarka, a renowned chef in Budapest. The ship will turn around at Margaret Island. You can catch a sight of the hilly Buda region, and see the majestic Buda Castle with its green dome as well as the towering Matthias Church in the distance. The central tower is a prime example of Gothic architecture. The Buda Castle complex nestled in the hills is a wonderful confluence of nature and manmade structures. Your cruise ship will pass under six bridges during the cruise, and at the end of the 90-minute tour, you would have experienced a majority of Budapest’s best sights.

Having a delicious open buffet lunch combined with the sightseeing cruise on the Danube. This program takes you on a one-and-a-half hour long ship cruise on one of our air-conditioned or heated ships, including an open buffet lunch and two drinks. The meals on our boats are prepared by Chef Molnárka Péter, including various Hungarian dishes, cold entreés, international favourites, vegetarian meals, desserts and much more.

The friendly hostesses will escort you from the meeting place to the dock, and we will return to the starting point. If you are not hungry, come and join us on our Drink & Cruise to enjoy a couple of drinks. The panorama of the city is best from the open upper deck of the boats. Photography is allowed, giving you opportunity to let your artist's eye wander.


Cold entrees:

  • Spiced cottage cheese cream and traditional greaves cream


  • Alföld style goulash with small dumplings
  • From autumn to spring: Vegetable cream soup
  • Summer time: Cold fruit 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
  • Steamed jasmin rice with corn
  • Hash-brown potatoes
  • Steak potatoes
  • Dumplings


  • Fresh seasonal salads with dressings
  • Italian pasta salad
  • Caesar’s salad
  • Sweet corn salad with mayonnaise


  • Home-made strudel
  • Somló style sponge cake
  • Mini tarts
  • Dessert variations Európa style
  • Season fruit basket

know before you go


  • Without Transfers: No transport service from your hotel.
  • With Transfers: Pickup and drop-off services included with the tour.


Mondays to Sundays - 2 PM

Duration: 90 minutes

Please note, the meeting time is 1:30 PM.

Meeting Point:

Danube Palace. Look for a yellow neo-baroque building on the corner of the Gresham Palace. At the end of the street, you will see the Basilica. There will be a board with the tour's name outside and a person to greet you.

If you have chosen the 'With Transfers' option, please be present at your hotel reception at least 30-40 minutes before the cruise begins and please ensure that your mobile phone is on so the tour operator may reach you.

my tickets

You will receive an email confirmation along with your mobile voucher shortly. You can show your mobile or printed voucher along with some valid photo ID before boarding the cruise boat.

Meeting Point

Inside the Neo Baroque theater hall, Danube Palace (1051 Zrínyi street 5).

How to Get There

By Metro: Get onto train 5, 7, 110, 112, or 178, and get off at the Ferenciek tere M station. A simple 5 minute walk from there will take you to the meeting point for the cruise.


This tour is valid for the date selected at the time of booking.

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