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Budapest River Sightseeing Cruise

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Witness the fantastic sights of one of the largest and most important cities in Europe as you cruise serenely on the Danube River, taking in all the Budapest has to offer. With unlimited use for 24 hours, you can take a ride at anytime of the day, and enjoy the 45-minute cruise at your own pace.


  • See iconic attractions like the Citadel, Buda Castle, and the Chain Bridge on this cruise.
  • Get audio guides in English or German during the cruise.
  • You have the option to use the ticket multiple times for the same cruise on the same day.
  • Snacks and free Wi-Fi are available on board.
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Why You Shouldn’t Miss This

Budapest has always been one of Europe’s major centres of commerce, art, research, and education. Constructed in 1 AD by the Celts, this military settlement grew steadily under the Romans who occupied it shortly after it was established. Thoroughly influenced by the Italian Renaissance, the city went through a massive revival during the reign of King Matthias Corvinus in the 14th and 15th centuries.

The Citadel (Citadella) is one of the city’s shining examples of architectural beauty. This mid-19th-century fortress was built atop Gellért Hill, which sits on the banks of the Danube. Buda Castle, also on the banks of the river, is an impressive feat of medieval architecture. The river serves as the border between Buda and Pest. The famous Chain Bridge that connects these two halves of the city can also be seen on the cruise.

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Your Experience

It would be an understatement to say that the dock from which your cruise begins is a scenic location in itself. Enjoy the amazing views here as you wait for your tour to commence. Put on your headphones as soon as you get on the boat and get detailed audio commentary describing all the places you will see on the cruise. Glide past iconic landmarks like the Chain Bridge, the Citadella, House of Parliament and the Great Market Hall. Snacks and Wi-Fi will be available on board.The tour will begin at dock 8A. You can take the cruise at anytime of day and as many times as you want over a 24-hour period. If you redeem your tickets at 4:00 PM, you will be able to use these tickets till the next day at 4:00 PM respectively.

With one variant, you will also have the ability to choose two drinks from a comprehensive collection of the best beers, champagne, wine and vodka. Situated on higher ground and extensively illuminated with lights, the Buda Castle presents a stunning sight at night. The Hungarian Parliament building is another eye-catching monument. Built in the Gothic Revival style of architecture, the building is made of white stone topped with a brick red roof.

You can also see the towering Matthias Church. It has a massive tower and is a prime example of neo-Gothic architecture of Europe. The tower is dotted with numerous Gothic statues and it is crowned with a large statue. The large windows are in the classic Gothic style. The roof of the building is in red brick, and is a wonderful contrast to the white stone. The seven towers of the Fisherman's Bastion can be seen situated close to the Matthias Church.

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  • 45-minute cruise on the Danube River
  • 24-hour pass, multiple access ticket
  • English and German audio guides
  • Free Wi-Fi
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  • Pick-up and drop-off services from hotel
  • Complimentary food and drinks
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Know Before You Go


  • 45-minute Sightseeing Cruise: Drinks are not included in this variant.
  • 45-minute Sightseeing Cruise with Drinks: Get drinks including beers, wines, soft drinks, champagnes, and more on board the boat.


The tour is available all day long on the selected date. The ticket can be used on multiple occasions during the same day. You can take the cruise at any time of day and as many times as you want over a 24-hour period. If you redeem your tickets at 4:00 PM, you will be able to use these tickets till the next day at 4:00 PM respectively.

The tour is available on all days of the week and one trip on the cruise for 45-minutes.

26th March to 4th November

  • Day Cruise - 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:30 PM, 4:30 PM

  • Night Cruise - 7:00 PM, 8:00 PM, 9:00 PM, 10:00 PM

5th November to 6th January

  • Day Cruise - 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM

7th January to 24th February

  • Day Cruise - 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM

25th February to 25th March

  • Day Cruise - 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:30 PM, 4:30 PM

  • Night Cruise - 7:00 PM

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Super Flexible Cancellation Policy

You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

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Ratings & Reviews
Out of 5
Very Good
Leigh Schultz
Reviewed in May, 2019

Got amazing pictures of Budapest on this cruise!

Cathy Reynolds
Reviewed in March, 2019

Personally would have loved if it included a tour guide but the audio devices worked just fine.

Dennis Franklin
Reviewed in December, 2018

The Cruise is a must to see the city's architectural delights at a leisurely pace

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My Tickets

You will receive an email confirmation with your Budapest Day and Night Sightseeing Cruise ticket voucher shortly. No need to print. Just state your order number with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

Meeting Point

Dock 8A Terminal, Vigadó Square, Budapest, Jane Haining rkp., 1052 Hungary

How to Get There

By Metro: Get onto train S21 at Budapest-Nyugati and get off at Zugló. Walk to the Zugló vasútállomás and board train 8E. Get down at Március 15. Tér and walk to Dock 8A Terminal. Alternatively trains 112 and 133E can also be boarded to reach this location.

By Bus: Get off at stop Petofi ter using buses 15, 115 or get off at Marcius 15. Ter using buses 5, 8E, 108E, 110, 112, 133E and 178.

By Tram: Get off at stop Marcius 15. ter using trams 2 and DH.


The ticket is valid for 24 hours on the day of the booking. You can take the cruise at any time of day and as many times as you want over a 24-hour period. If you redeem your tickets at 4:00 PM, you will be able to use these tickets till the next day at 4:00 PM respectively.

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Dock 8A, Budapest, Jane Haining rkp, 1051 Hungary, Budapest

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