Budapest River Cruise - Book Now!

Experience a breathtaking panoramic sightseeing tour of Budapest aboard a Danube River cruise, where you'll be captivated by the iconic landmarks and monuments lining both shores. Listen to fascinating insights provided by a multilingual audio guide as you savor your favorite beverage during the journey.

16.5 US$

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Included in the price:

  • Glass of wine, beer, sparkling wine, soft drink, or mineral water
  • Cruise from central Budapest
  • Audio guide
  • Glass of Duna Bella lemonade
  • Free WiFi on board

Free cancellation: Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

Reserve now & pay later: Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.

Covid-19 precautions: Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.

Duration 70 minutes: Check availability to see starting times.

Audio guide included: Spanish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Croatian, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Arabic, Latvian, Lettish, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Thai, Chinese, Czech, Korean, Romanian, Turkish, Swedish

Budapest: Daytime Sightseeing Boat Cruise

Enjoy a unique panoramic sightseeing tour of Budapest with a delightful daytime cruise on the Danube River. Gaze upon the iconic landmarks and monuments that adorn both the Buda and Pest sides of this magical city. Sip on your favorite beverage while listening to fascinating stories about the attractions you pass through the multilingual audio guide.

Step aboard at the central pier in Budapest and treat yourself to a glass of champagne, wine, beer, soft drink, or mineral water. Additionally, you'll be served a complimentary special Duna Bella lemonade, adding a refreshing touch to your experience.

During the 70-minute cruise, you'll be captivated by the majestic Chain Bridge and Elisabeth Bridge. Marvel at the grandeur of the Budapest Parliament Building and the historical Buda Castle perched on a hill. As you sail along, you'll also circle the serene Margaret Island.

An optional stop at Margaret Island is available during the summer months, allowing you to explore this lush green oasis. Receive a free map of the island, complete with recommended walking tours and information about its attractions.

This cruise offers a memorable way to discover Budapest's architectural wonders while enjoying the comforts of free Wi-Fi on board.

Experience Highlights:

  • Discover Budapest's top sights on a daytime cruise
  • Learn about the landmarks from a multilingual audio guide
  • Savor a drink of your choice during the journey
  • Complimentary special Duna Bella lemonade provided

Join this unforgettable cruise and get ready to be enchanted by the beauty of Budapest from the tranquil waters of the Danube River.

  • Daytime cruise departing from central Budapest
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • Choice of a glass of wine, beer, sparkling wine, soft drink, or mineral water
  • Complimentary special Duna Bella lemonade
  • Audio guide available in 30 languages

Embark on a scenic adventure and book your spot now!

Meeting Point:

Dock 7, Jane Haining rakpart, 1052 Budapest
Closest tram stop: Petőfi tér (10-minute walk from the Ferenciek tere Metro stop)

Important Information:

Due to current travel and health issues, Legenda City Cruises will operate on a reduced schedule and without the Margaret Island stop. The maximum capacity per departure is limited to 80 passengers, ensuring everyone onboard can be seated separately. For those with reservations on cancelled cruises, modifications or refunds are available upon request. Your understanding is greatly appreciated.

Customer Reviews:

Rated 4.6/5 based on 2295 reviews

Transportation: 4.8/5

Value for Money: 4.6/5

Service: 4.6/5

Organization: 4.6/5

"This was a fabulous experience on the Danube. Everything from booking to boarding to the cruise itself was perfect. The staff were very well organised, courteous and helpful. We enjoyed the selection of drinks provided and the audio description was very informative and clear. Highly recommended." - Darrell, United Kingdom/

"Audio guide, informative; without being protracted. One of the only boat tours stopping at Margaret Island (take a swimming costume as pools with slides available). Margaret Island worth a visit (check out the musical fountain & numerous choices of wheeled transport available to hire)." - Andrew, Germany/

"Really gorgeous cruise, really friendly staff and a good tempo to watch all the sights. We got 2 free drinks, and the audioguide gave enough information, but not too much. There’s a possibility to hop off the boat at Margaret Island and get on the next boat back to the start. We‘d recommend this tour. Price Performance top! Do it, it’s worth the time and money!" - Monika, Germany/

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What is the best time of year to go to Budapest?

Budapest, the stunning capital of Hungary, is a city that offers a plethora of attractions and experiences year-round. However, the best time to visit largely depends on your preferences and what you're looking to get out of your trip. Each season in Budapest has its unique charm and activities to offer.

Spring (March to May)

Spring is a lovely time to visit Budapest as the city starts to bloom, and the weather becomes milder. The temperatures are comfortable, and you can enjoy exploring the city's outdoor attractions, such as the Buda Castle, Fisherman's Bastion, and Margaret Island, without the overwhelming crowds that come later in the year.

The Spring Festival, usually held in March and April, is a significant cultural event in Budapest, featuring music, art, and theater performances, making it a great time for culture enthusiasts to visit.

Summer (June to August)

Summer is the peak tourist season in Budapest due to the warm and sunny weather. This is the best time for outdoor activities like cruising on the Danube River, enjoying open-air concerts, and relaxing in the famous thermal baths of Budapest.

However, be prepared for larger crowds and higher prices during the summer months. To avoid the busiest periods, consider planning your visit in June or late August when the weather is still pleasant but with slightly fewer tourists.

Fall (September to November)

Autumn is a magical time to experience Budapest's beauty as the city is covered in vibrant colors from the changing leaves. The weather remains pleasant, making it an ideal time for sightseeing, walking tours, and visiting outdoor attractions.

The Budapest International Wine Festival, held in September, is a highlight for wine enthusiasts, offering the chance to taste a wide variety of Hungarian wines and indulge in local gastronomy.

Winter (December to February)

Winter in Budapest is cold, but it has its own enchanting atmosphere, especially during the Christmas season. The city is beautifully decorated with lights, and Christmas markets pop up all over the place, offering traditional foods, handcrafted gifts, and a warm festive ambiance.

January and February are the coldest months, but you can enjoy the advantage of fewer tourists and lower accommodation rates. Plus, you can experience the famous thermal baths in a cozy setting, making the chill outside more bearable.


Q: Is Budapest an expensive city to visit?

A: Budapest is generally more budget-friendly compared to other European capitals. While some attractions and activities can be pricey, you can find affordable accommodation, delicious street food, and free or low-cost sightseeing options.

Q: Do I need to learn Hungarian to visit Budapest?

A: While Hungarian is the official language, many people in Budapest speak English, especially in tourist areas. Learning a few basic Hungarian phrases can be helpful, but English should suffice for most of your travel needs.

Q: Are the thermal baths worth experiencing?

A: Absolutely! Visiting the thermal baths is a must-do experience in Budapest. The city's thermal waters are rich in minerals and offer a relaxing and rejuvenating experience, especially during the colder months.

Q: How is the public transportation in Budapest?

A: Budapest has an efficient and extensive public transportation system, including buses, trams, and a metro. You can easily get around the city using public transport, and it's a cost-effective way to explore the various attractions.

Q: Is it safe to visit Budapest?

A: Budapest is generally considered a safe city for travelers. Like in any major city, be cautious of pickpocketing in crowded areas and take basic precautions to ensure your safety.

Q: What are some must-visit attractions in Budapest?

A: Some must-visit attractions include the Buda Castle, Hungarian Parliament Building, Fisherman's Bastion, St. Stephen's Basilica, Heroes' Square, and the Great Market Hall. Don't miss a relaxing cruise on the Danube River, offering breathtaking views of the city's landmarks.

In conclusion, Budapest is a city that can be enjoyed year-round, each season offering a different and unique experience. Consider your preferences and interests, and choose the time of year that suits you best for a memorable and rewarding visit to this remarkable European capital.

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2295 reviews

Boat was clean, audio tour was good. Worth the time to see everything from the perspective of the Danube.

traveler – Slovakia

Really nice audio-guide explanations and overall experience.

traveler – Canada

A very pleasant way to spend an hour on the beautiful Danube. The audio tour was quite interesting. It was also nice to have the option to stop at Margaret Island for 45 minutes. Our only complaint is that the drinks were not great. My kids requested Fanta since it was offered as an option. What they got tasted nothing like Fanta.

traveler – Romania

Fabulous trip on an awesome boat... two drinks included... friendly staff and great value for money.

traveler – Australia

Nice value for money. :) With 1 welcome drink and another lemon drink towards the end of the trip. I am with my 73-year-old Aunt, so this is a good idea not only for families with children but also for seniors.

Violeta – Romania