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Budapest: Day or Evening Danube Sightseeing Cruise with Optional Welcome Drink

Rated 4.3 out of 5.0 from 2704 reviews.
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1 hr 10 mins

Bask in the beauty of Budapest as you cruise on the River Danube in this 70-minute sightseeing cruise. Choose an experience either during the day or enjoy the glowing sunset and shimmering lights on a charming night cruise.


  • Discover the hidden parts of Budapest that can be accessed only on a boat along the River Danube.

  • Choose from a day cruise or an exquisite night-time cruise where you can see the sunset melt into the night with the entire riverbank illuminated.

  • Fancy a drink as you take in the incredible views of the riverscape? Upgrade to include a drink of your choice.

  • Enjoy breathtaking views as you pass by sites like the Buda Castle, Parliament, and Matthias Church.

  • Witness the magnificence of the bridges in Budapest, such as the Margaret Bridge, the Elisabeth Bridge, and the Chain Bridge.

  • Upgrade your tickets to enjoy a 120 minutes nighttime cruise with a welcome drink, surrounded by the illuminated city of Budapest.


  • 70-min Budapest cruise

  • 1 drink of choice (optional): Beer – 1 pint, Wine – 1 glass, Sparkling wine – 1 glass, Soft drinks, Fruit juices, Lemonade, Still & sparkling water, Alcohol-free coffees, Tea

  • 120-min night-time Budapest cruise (optional)

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

ratings & reviews

2.7K Ratings
Enrica Centrone


Dec, 2023
Great experience at a fair price! Mini cruise on the Danube with breathtaking views, a drink included and nice music! Recommend!
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Dec, 2023
They say that you have to be there half an hour before and when you get to the beach they make you wait outside in the cold, we had no audio guide...the good thing was to get to know Budapest from the Danube.
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Nov, 2023
Average experience, the view from deck was really nice, but from the inside there was not a nice view from all tables. Too crowded, too loud and different music from both back and forth of the ship (we were seated somewhere in between, thus tthe confusion), too many people passing through the corridor, that didn't let the guests seated in the inner side watch the view outside. We hat to seat outside in the cold, in order to see something. The drink was literally 2 sips. I would recommend it in better weather conditions, or a more upgraded tour.
Jaime Sanchez-Carpintero


Nov, 2023
A long time standing. There was no choice of drinks. We didn't want champagne and the juice was of poor quality. Otherwise, very good.
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Kathleen Murphy


Nov, 2023
The cruise along the river in Budapest was stunning. The only thing I would change is I would of booked to have the dinner on the cruise as you are on the top deck for this with better views etc.

Cruise Along the Danube

Marvel at the wonderful sights of Budapest on the Danube as you enjoy this wonderful 70-minute cruise on a newly renovated boat.

See the hidden nature of the riverbanks from this sightseeing cruise - things that one can only see from the water. Bridges over the River Danube were built in many rounds. Take in the fascinating architecture of the Chain Bridge and the Margaret Bridge. Passing by Margaret Island will give you an opportunity to see locals walking and jogging on this calm and relaxing favorite getaway within the city.

Sail Past Famous Bridges

The sightseeing cruise will continue under two very famous bridges, one of which is the Chain Bridge with the guardian lions from the street sides, beautifully illuminated during the evening hours. Passing the Danube Promenade on Vigadó Square is truly enjoyable and will take you to the next modern bridge over the river Danube - Elisabeth Bridge. Be mesmerized by the beauty of the Buda castle, the residence of Hungarian Kings, and feel the opulence of the Matthias Church, characterized by its neo-Gothic style.

The dominant white color of the bridge connects the city into one. Above the bridge on the Buda side of the river, you can see the statue of Szent Gellért after whom the hill was named. On top of the hill, you will see the beautiful Hungarian woman, Citadella, standing proud with her arms open. Imagine these sights in the soft glow of the lights at night - how beautiful and mesmerizing. To further enhance your experience add a drink of your choice to your cruise ticket!


  • Main Budapest attractions covered:

  • Inner City Parish Church

  • Chain Bridge

  • Bronze Shoes Memorial

  • Parliament

  • Margaret Island

  • Fisherman’s Bastion

  • Buda Castle

  • Castle Garden Bazaar

  • Elizabeth Bridge

  • Gellért Hill

  • Statue of Liberty

  • National Theatre

  • Central Market Hall


Schedule till June 1

  • Daytime cruise: starts at 11am, 1pm, 3pm & 5pm

  • Nighttime cruise: starts at 7pm & 9pm

  • Click here to view detailed schedule

Schedule from June 1

  • Daytime cruise: starts at 11am, 1pm, 3pm & 5pm, 6pm & 7pm

  • Nighttime cruise: starts at 8pm, 9pm & 10pm (10pm timeslots are only available between Jun 1 - Aug 31)

  • Click here to view detailed schedule

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the boarding point.

  • Please arrive at the boarding point 30 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Boarding Point

  • Board your cruise at Budapest River Cruises - Silverline.

  • Address: Budapest, Jane Haining Rakpart, Dokk 11, 1052 Hungary

Get Directions to the Boarding Point

Getting There

By Bus:

  • The closest bus stop is Március 15. tér. It is a quick 5 minutes walk to the attraction.

  • Board buses 5, 7, 8E, 107 to get you there.

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