Budapest nighttime river cruise - reserve now!

Experience the stunning sights of Budapest as you cruise along the Danube River for an enchanting 1-hour evening sightseeing tour. Indulge in a seasonal cocktail or a refreshing soft drink as you glide past iconic landmarks such as Buda Castle and the Vigado Concert Hall.

12.1 US$

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Included in the price:

  • 1 welcome drink
  • Boat cruise through downtown Budapest
  • Wi-Fi
  • Live tour guide
  • Audio guide
  • Commentary
  • Additional food and drinks (available for purchase 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 1 hour: Check availability to see starting times.

Host or greeter: English

Budapest: 1-Hour Sightseeing Cruise with Welcome Drink

Experience a delightful 1-hour sightseeing cruise along the iconic River Danube in Budapest. Revel in the beauty of this enchanting city from the water as you glide past remarkable landmarks, including the majestic Buda Castle and the elegant Vigadó Concert Hall.

Your journey begins at the picturesque pier of Budapest's Szent István Park. Embark on the pleasure boat and be greeted with a refreshing welcome drink, which could be a glass of Prosecco, a seasonal welcome beverage, or a soft drink.

As you sail along the Danube, admire the splendid Hungarian Parliament Building, the historic Buda Castle, and the recently restored Várkert Bazár. Capture the illuminated beauty of the Vigadó Concert Hall from the open deck, or opt for the comfort of the air-conditioned deck with panoramic windows, allowing you to appreciate the floodlit monuments between Margaret Bridge and Rákóczi Bridge.

The cruise provides a unique local experience, functioning as a floating coffee house or pub with its own bar. While there are no audio or live guides on board, you can relish the ambiance and the company of fellow travelers.

Partake in this remarkable cruise, savoring the sights of Budapest, its iconic landmarks, and the enchanting riverside atmosphere.

  • Admire the illuminated landmarks of Budapest on a leisurely Danube River cruise.
  • Sip on a welcome drink of your choice upon boarding the boat.
  • Experience panoramic views from the open deck and enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Effortless check-in process with your mobile voucher.


Your memorable journey takes you past:

  • Margaret Bridge
  • Hungarian Parliament Building
  • Buda Castle
  • Vigadó Concert Hall
  • Gellert Hill
  • Margaret Bridge

Note: Itineraries are subject to change and may vary.

Meeting Point:

Meet at Dock 42, North side, located approximately 800m north from Margaret Bridge. Look for the illuminated Dock 42 sign and LED panel. The vessel's name will be M/S Neptun, although occasionally other boats may also provide the service. Please use navigation software or Maps and search for "DOCK 42" or "Portum Lines."

Important Information:

  • Pets are not allowed, except for assistance dogs.
  • Food and drinks available on board.
  • Unaccompanied minors are not permitted.


  • No audio or live guides are available on board; the cruise offers a unique floating coffee house or pub experience with its own bar.
  • Seating is first-come, first-served, with special options available.
  • The boat used may be M/S Neptun or occasionally other vessels.
  • Weather conditions may change rapidly.

Customer Reviews:

Rated 4.4/5 based on 12,179 reviews

Guests have praised:

  • The value and experience of the cruise.
  • The nighttime beauty of Budapest.
  • Optimal viewing spots when arriving early.

Some guests noted:

  • The cruise primarily offers a serene sightseeing experience.
  • No detailed guides about the area are provided.

Book your spot now to embark on an unforgettable Danube River cruise experience!/

Note: Prices and availability may vary, please check the latest details before booking./

Exploring Budapest Nightlife: What to Do in the City After Dark

Budapest, the vibrant capital of Hungary, comes to life in a different way when the sun sets. The city's rich history, stunning architecture, and lively atmosphere extend into the night, offering a plethora of activities and experiences for night owls and party enthusiasts. Whether you're interested in cultural pursuits, dining, entertainment, or simply strolling around, Budapest has something for everyone after dark.

Nighttime Danube River Cruise

One of the most enchanting ways to experience Budapest's beauty at night is by taking a Danube River cruise. As you glide along the river, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the illuminated Parliament building, Buda Castle, and other iconic landmarks that line the waterfront.

Visit Ruin Bars

Budapest is famous for its unique ruin bars, which are quirky and atmospheric watering holes set up in abandoned buildings. These bars are a hub of creativity and often host live music performances, art exhibitions, and a diverse crowd of locals and tourists alike.

Enjoy Hungarian Cuisine

No trip to Budapest is complete without indulging in its delicious cuisine. Many restaurants offer traditional Hungarian dishes that are a feast for the senses. Whether you're savoring goulash, chimney cake, or langos, you'll find a variety of options to satisfy your taste buds.

Party in the Jewish Quarter

The Jewish Quarter is a hotspot for nightlife in Budapest. It's dotted with bars, clubs, and pubs that cater to different tastes in music and ambiance. From trendy cocktail lounges to thumping dance floors, this district has it all for those looking to dance the night away.

Soak in the Széchenyi Baths

If relaxation is what you seek, a nighttime visit to the Széchenyi Thermal Bath is a must. The warm thermal waters and steamy pools create a soothing and tranquil atmosphere that's perfect for unwinding under the stars.

Experience the Budapest Eye

For a unique perspective of the city at night, take a ride on the Budapest Eye, a towering Ferris wheel that provides panoramic views of the illuminated cityscape. It's a romantic and memorable way to see the city from above.

Attend a Cultural Performance

Budapest has a rich cultural scene, and you can catch a variety of performances in the evening. From classical concerts to contemporary theater productions, experiencing the arts in Budapest can be a sophisticated and enlightening activity.

Explore Night Markets

For a touch of local charm and shopping, explore the night markets that often pop up in different parts of the city. These markets offer an array of handmade crafts, artisanal products, and local delicacies.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Is Budapest safe at night?

A: Generally, Budapest is considered safe at night, especially in well-frequented areas. However, it's still wise to exercise caution, avoid poorly lit areas, and keep an eye on your belongings, as you would in any major city.

Q: How late do the ruin bars stay open?

A: Ruin bars in Budapest typically stay open until the early hours of the morning, especially on weekends. Closing times can vary, but many bars keep the party going until around 4 or 5 am.

Q: Can I explore Budapest on foot at night?

A: Yes, walking around Budapest at night can be a delightful experience, especially in well-lit and bustling areas. Just be aware of your surroundings and use common sense while navigating the city streets.

Q: Are English and other languages spoken in Budapest?

A: Yes, English is widely spoken in Budapest, especially in tourist areas, hotels, and restaurants. You can also find signage and information in multiple languages to assist visitors.

Q: How do I get around the city at night?

A: Budapest has a well-developed public transportation system that includes buses, trams, and a metro line that operates until late at night. Taxis and rideshare services are also available for convenient nighttime travel.

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12179 reviews

Using this ticket to see the stunning Hungarian Parliament is absolutely worth it. It's truly beautiful!

Lily – United States

The trip was thoroughly enjoyable and provided great value for the money. The complimentary welcome wine was a nice touch, and additional drinks were available for purchase with table service on board. The illuminated Danube River at night is a delightful sight, and you can step outside for better photo opportunities.

曾DAVID – Taiwan

Absolutely fantastic! The nighttime views of Budapest were incredible.

Nicole – United States

Incredibly enjoyable! Everything ran on schedule, and the view was breathtaking.

Louisa – United Kingdom

A one-hour trip with a glass of wine for just £9 - what's not to love?!

Diana – Spain