Budapest: 1-Hour Evening Sightseeing Cruise with Drink
Enjoy an evening sightseeing tour of Budapest on a Danube River cruise, taking in the landmarks and monuments on both shores. Hear about the attractions you pass from a multilingual audio guide and sip your favorite beverage along the way.
About this activity
Duration: 1 hour
Host or greeter: English
Audio guide included in Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Latvian, Lettish, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Russian, Hebrew
Starting location: Elizabeth Bridge, Budapest
Main sites passed: Chain Bridge, Hungarian Parliament Building, Margaret Bridge, Buda Castle
Arrive back at: Elizabeth Bridge, Budapest
See the top sights of Budapest on an evening cruise
Learn about the highlights from a multilingual audio guide
Enjoy a drink of your choice
Make use of the free Wi-Fi on board
Enjoy this 1-hour evening sightseeing cruise on the legendary blue Danube and sail between the Buda and Pest sides of magical Budapest. Board the boat directly at the pier in central Budapest, and sip a drink of your choice. Sip a glass of champagne, wine, beer, a soft drink or mineral water along with a complimentary special Duna Bella lemonade. During the cruise, you’ll see the majestic Chain Bridge and Elisabeth Bridge, admire the massive Budapest Parliament Building, see the Buda Castle on the hill and circle the Margaret Island. You’ll learn about the main sights from the 30-language audio guide. Once the tour has concluded, the boat will take you back to the pier in central Budapest.
Free Wi-Fi onboard
Glass of champagne, wine, beer, soft drink, or mineral water
Glass of Duna Bella lemonade
Meeting point: Board the boat at Dock 7, Jane Haining rakpart, Budapest. The dock is located near the tram stop Petőfi tér which is a 10-minute walk from the Ferenciek Tere Metro stop. Look for Legenda City Cruises.
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Overall rating: 4.4/5 based on 3477 reviews
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We enjoyed our nighttime audio-guided cruise with the beautiful lights of Budapest. The white wine drink was okay, however, it was cheap-tasting. There was no lemonade offered as was listed as included with this tour. There are 2 levels on the boat. We sat on the top level (about 20 rows, 2 seats to a row) where we could see everything perfectly from there.
Date of review: June 22, 2023
Reviewer: Anne from Hungary
Verified booking: Yes
It was great - very comfortable seating downstairs. And the waiter service was brilliant. There was also a proper waiting room that you could sit in prior to boarding. I didn’t see other boat tours having the same facility. Overall - better to pay that little bit extra to get the comfort and a speedy boat. Totally recommend.
Date of review: June 15, 2023
Reviewer: Agnes from the United Kingdom
Verified booking: Yes
Enjoyed the cruise, windows were dirty which was a shame for those not sitting near the open areas. Also did not receive the lemonade advertised on the booking which was a real shame. However, good views of the parliament and it was nice to have the option to listen to the information on what we were actually going past.
Date of review: June 5, 2023
Reviewer: Mia from the United Kingdom
Verified booking: Yes
What can you do in Budapest in the evening?
Budapest, the vibrant capital city of Hungary, offers a plethora of activities and attractions to enjoy during the evening hours. Whether you're into cultural experiences, lively nightlife, or simply exploring the city's beautiful sights after dark, Budapest has something to offer for everyone. Here are some exciting things you can do in Budapest in the evening:
1. Visit the Buda Castle
Explore the iconic Buda Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, illuminated against the night sky. The castle offers breathtaking views of the city, making it an ideal spot for evening walks and photo opportunities.
2. Cruise the Danube River
A Danube River cruise is a must-do in Budapest, especially in the evening when the city's landmarks are beautifully lit up. Enjoy a romantic dinner cruise or opt for a lively party boat to experience the city from a unique perspective.
3. Relax in the Széchenyi Baths
Unwind and rejuvenate in the Széchenyi Thermal Baths, which stay open late in the evening. The thermal waters are soothing, and the atmosphere is particularly magical under the moonlight.
4. Stroll along the Danube Promenade
Take a leisurely stroll along the Danube Promenade on the Pest side of the city. Admire the historical landmarks, such as the Hungarian Parliament Building and the Shoes on the Danube Bank memorial, which pay tribute to the city's complex history.
5. Experience Ruin Bars
Indulge in Budapest's famous ruin bars, which are unique and quirky watering holes set up in abandoned buildings and courtyards. These bars offer a one-of-a-kind nightlife experience with a lively atmosphere, music, and an array of drinks to choose from.
6. Enjoy Hungarian Cuisine
Try out traditional Hungarian dishes at local restaurants and bistros. From hearty goulash to delectable chimney cakes, Budapest's culinary scene won't disappoint.
7. Attend a Classical Concert
Budapest is renowned for its classical music heritage, and attending a concert in one of the beautiful historic venues, such as the Hungarian State Opera House or the Palace of Arts, can be a memorable experience.
8. Party in the Ruin Pubs
If you're in the mood for a lively party, head to the popular ruin pubs, especially in the Jewish Quarter. These vibrant and eccentric bars offer an exciting blend of music, drinks, and a unique party atmosphere.
9. Watch a Light Show
Witness the impressive light shows at various landmarks, like the Buda Castle or St. Stephen's Basilica. These light displays showcase the beauty of Budapest's architecture in a whole new way.
10. Explore the Night Markets
During certain times of the year, Budapest hosts night markets, where you can find an array of handicrafts, souvenirs, and local products. These markets often feature live music and delicious street food to enjoy.
Q: Is Budapest safe at night?
A: Budapest is generally safe at night, but it's always essential to remain vigilant and take standard safety precautions. Stick to well-lit areas, avoid dark alleys, and keep an eye on your belongings in crowded places.
Q: What is the legal drinking age in Budapest?
A: The legal drinking age in Hungary, including Budapest, is 18 years old. You may be asked for identification when purchasing alcohol or entering certain bars and clubs.
Q: What is the best way to get around Budapest in the evening?
A: Budapest has an excellent public transportation system, including trams, buses, and metro lines, which operate until late at night. Taxis and ride-sharing services are also readily available.
Q: Are there any dress codes for the ruin pubs or clubs in Budapest?
A: While some high-end clubs and restaurants might have a dress code, most ruin pubs and casual bars in Budapest have a relaxed atmosphere, allowing visitors to dress casually and comfortably.
Q: Can I use credit cards in Budapest during the evening?
A: Credit cards are widely accepted in Budapest, especially in tourist areas, restaurants, and shops. However, it's always a good idea to carry some cash for smaller establishments or street vendors that may not accept cards.
Whether you prefer a relaxed evening at the baths or an energetic night out at the ruin pubs, Budapest has an exciting array of activities to keep you entertained and make your evenings in the city truly unforgettable.