Craft Beer Cruise
Sample some of the most excellent beer from Hungary’s finest breweries as you glide serenely on the Danube River. Witness the marvelous sights along the river like the House of Parliament, Chain Bridge, and Buda Castle.
- Get introduced to five of Hungary’s top local brews.
- Choose either the strongest porter on the boat or a sweet black currant fruit beer as your final drink after sampling the first four.
- Click amazing photos of beautiful architectural wonders like the Chain Bridge, the Citadella, and Hotel Gellert.
- Enjoy live music at 7 PM and 10 PM.
Why You Shouldn’t Miss This
Budapest is filled with stunning bridges, magnificent gothic and Renaissance architecture, and relatively modern spectacles like the Hungarian Parliament Building. More than 100,000 people were part of the construction of the Parliament Building between 1896 and 1904. Since the building itself was lavishly built with about 40 million bricks, many precious stones, and 88 pounds of gold, the government allowed it to become a tourist attraction after World War 2. The Danube river divides the city into its two constituent halves: Buda and Pest. On the Buda side, you will see the famous Buda Castle and the Fisherman’s Bastion. Pest, on the other hand, is filled with beautiful urban buildings and historical landmarks. This cruise truly captures the spirit of Hungary’s capital.
The first craft beer tasting cruise of Budapest offers a carefully compiled selection from the best artisan beers of the country in a breathtaking setting. It’s the perfect introduction to the emerging Hungarian craft beer scene.
After you board your luxurious cruise boat near the Danube Palace, your beer tasting will begin. There are few experiences that can rival the pleasure of cruising on Hungary’s greatest river, sampling fine drinks from first-rate breweries and soaking up the picturesque sights of Budapest. Whether you’re a beer loving craft expert, or just wish to take your first steps in a rather uncharted territory, this cruise is sure to be a unique adventure for your palate. From the 5 famous local brews offered everyone will be able to find the one closest to their heart.
Upon the start of your cruise an attentive hostess will begin to serve you glasses of the acclaimed local brews accompanied by descriptive introductions to each one, so you’ll have a clear picture of what you’re sampling. You will also be able to ask questions about these brews and the Hungarian craft beer scene from your hostess.Amid the different beer types offered for tasting, you will be provided with local pastries to highlight each of the diverse flavours. You will be tasting 150ml from each of the 5 Hungarian beer specialities, carefully sorted from the light lager to the strong, dark porter to create the most indulging tasting experience.
The last glass of beer will be optional for all guests. Pick from the powerful “Flemish Porter” if you love your brews as heavy as possible or select the lighter, sweet-sour “Black Currant Beer” for a refreshingly fruity experience.
After the tasting you will be able to pick one from the sampled beers to receive a full pint for free. Take your beer upstairs to the open-air top deck of the boat and enjoy the rest of your trip in the most fabulous way possible.
The House of Parliament, widely considered to be one of the most magnificent structures in the world, can be seen from your cruise boat. You will also pass below several bridges along the way including the legendary Chain Bridge. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a final drink of your choice on the cruise as you listen to splendid music by a live band (live band is only available at 2 PM and 7 PM).
Sample Beer List
Lager: Fóti Zwickl
Wheat Beer: Rizmajer Wheat Beer
Hungarian Hoplager: Keserű Méz
IPA: Flying Rabbit
Optional: Porter: Flamand Porter or Fruit Beer: Stari Black Currant +1 pint for free
- Live music at 7:00 PM and 10:00 PM
- A soothing river cruise
- Option of tasting up to 5 different types of Hungarian Beer
- Pick-up and drop-off services / transport services in the transfers variant
- 1 pint of beer
Know Before You Go
- Without Transfers: No transport service from your hotel.
- With Transfers: Pickup and drop-off services included with the tour.
The tour is available throughout the day at the scheduled times - 12 PM, 2 PM, 4 PM, 7 PM, and 10 PM.
Please reach the meeting point at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure.
Please note that during the winter season, the tour runs only at 2 PM and 7 PM.
The cruise is open on all days of the week.
The duration of the trip is either 90 minutes or 120 minutes.
Danube Palace. Look for a yellow neo-baroque building on the corner of the 4 Season Hotel. 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.
Strict Cancellation Policy
The ticket cannot be cancelled or rescheduled
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.
Danube Palace (Inside Neo-Baroque theater hall), H-1051, Budapest, Zrínyi u. 5.
How to Get There
By Metro: The meeting point is located in close proximity to stations of both metro lines M2 and M3. You can take the S50 on line 3 and get off at Deak Ferenc ter. A 9-minute walk from there will lead you to the Danube Palace.
This tour is valid for the date selected at the time of booking.