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Budapest Evening Sightseeing Cruise

Budapest Evening Sightseeing Cruise
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Tour snapshot
Admire Budapest’s skyline and landmarks on an Danube River evening cruise
Duration:
1h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
20
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Sightseeing in Budapest can mean lots of walking and standing, especially when ticket lines are involved. Enjoy some of the city’s top sights with less effort on this Danube River evening cruise. With a welcome drink in hand, take a seat and let landmarks such as the Chain Bridge and Parliament glide past. A choice of departures and offers extra flexibility.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Sit back on the open or inner deck to view the Parliament, bridges, and more
  • Enjoy a welcome drink when you embark
  • Choose from departure times to see the sights at sunset or lit up at night
What to expect
When booking, choose between departures times, with timings dependent on the season. Head to the river dock near Pest’s Szent Istvan Park to board the comfortable boat and enjoy a seasonal welcome drink or orange juice. Then, settle on the interior deck, which is heated in winter and air-conditioned in summer, or the open deck, where blankets are available. The boat also offers complimentary Wi-Fi and a bar where you can purchase drinks at your own expense. Then, admire Budapest’s UNESCO-listed Danube embankments while you cruise. Glide by the Hungarian Parliament, Buda district, and Chain Bridge, and on later evening departures, view the night-time illuminations. Your elegant evening experience finishes back at the starting dock.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Sit back on the open or inner deck to view the Parliament, bridges, and more
  • Enjoy a welcome drink when you embark
  • Choose from departure times to see the sights at sunset or lit up at night
What to expect
When booking, choose between departures times, with timings dependent on the season. Head to the river dock near Pest’s Szent Istvan Park to board the comfortable boat and enjoy a seasonal welcome drink or orange juice. Then, settle on the interior deck, which is heated in winter and air-conditioned in summer, or the open deck, where blankets are available. The boat also offers complimentary Wi-Fi and a bar where you can purchase drinks at your own expense. Then, admire Budapest’s UNESCO-listed Danube embankments while you cruise. Glide by the Hungarian Parliament, Buda district, and Chain Bridge, and on later evening departures, view the night-time illuminations. Your elegant evening experience finishes back at the starting dock.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 14765P6
Important information
Inclusions
  • A glass of prosecco, seasonal alcoholic welcome drink or soft drink
  • Onboard Wi-Fi
  • fast check-in with mobile voucher
  • take your best shots of Budapest's unbeatable panorama
Exclusions
  • Tour guide or audio guide
  • Food and drink (beyond what's mentioned)
Duration
1h
Departure details
  • Portum Lines, Budapest, Dock 42 port, Szent István park, 1138 Hungary DOCK 42 (Carl Lutz rakpart) - Portum Lines - vessels Neptun or Klara Use your phone's map for by searching for 'Portum Lines', here: goo.gl/maps/sS4sVvXaR6H85BNV8/ Please note that taxi scams are regular at Budapest. Suggest BOLT to and back from our port or other providers where app is available.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Seats are taken in the order of arrival; there are no assigned seats. Seating options available, you are free to change seats at any time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • A glass of prosecco, seasonal alcoholic welcome drink or soft drink
  • Onboard Wi-Fi
  • fast check-in with mobile voucher
  • take your best shots of Budapest's unbeatable panorama
Exclusions
  • Tour guide or audio guide
  • Food and drink (beyond what's mentioned)
Departure details
  • Portum Lines, Budapest, Dock 42 port, Szent István park, 1138 Hungary DOCK 42 (Carl Lutz rakpart) - Portum Lines - vessels Neptun or Klara Use your phone's map for by searching for 'Portum Lines', here: goo.gl/maps/sS4sVvXaR6H85BNV8/ Please note that taxi scams are regular at Budapest. Suggest BOLT to and back from our port or other providers where app is available.
Duration
1h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Seats are taken in the order of arrival; there are no assigned seats. Seating options available, you are free to change seats at any time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 10 Mar 2022
A note from Budapest Evening Sightseeing Cruise
Though masks are optional, they are recommended indoors.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Portum Lines
    Budapest, Dock 42 port, Szent István park, 1138 Hungary
    DOCK 42 (Carl Lutz rakpart) - Portum Lines - vessels Neptun or Klara Use your phone's map for by searching for 'Portum Lines', here: goo.gl/maps/sS4sVvXaR6H85BNV8/ Please note that taxi scams are regular at Budapest. Suggest BOLT to and back from our port or other providers where app is available.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Margaret Bridge
    Buda Castle
    Hungarian Parliament Building
    Pesti Vigado
    Castle Garden
    Gellert Hill
    Citadel
    Balna
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.0
820 reviews
Excellent
426
Very good
237
Average
85
Poor
24
Terrible
48

RossK-W
Stone, UK13 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
Booked last minute so we could see the landmarks lit at night from the river.
We were pretty much the last on the boat and as such we struggled to find seats together. I didn’t mind too much as I stood outside taking photos. *** TIP *** get there early if you want to guarantee good seats and to sit together. The cruise lasts an hour and for the money it’s good value so you can see the city from a different perspective.
Written 8 February 2022
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j b
8 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
We went on the evening cruise with a free glass of bubbly. The trip was well organised. The boat was warm inside with plenty of tables and chairs although for the majority of the trip, we sat outside. The views of the city lit up were simply breathtaking, the buildings are stunning in day light but by night they are magical. The boat trip lasted one hour and was just long enough. We felt we saw lots from the boat in one hour that would have taken us hours to walk ti and the view from the middle of the river was amazing. I would highly recommend this trip.
Written 20 April 2022
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shigidigi
Boston, MA69 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
I will caveat this review with the fact that at the last minute while standing on the dock, about to board, we did not go on the cruise. The ship looked nice, there were just so many people clustered about with no organization as to how to get on the boat (and in fairness we had read other reviews and arrived 30 mins early to queue but it didn't really make a difference) that it felt more chaotic than we were expecting.

Maybe this is also because we booked the 20:30 cruise to try and watch the sunset that it was extra busy. People wanted the outside seats (as did we because of air circulation while covid is still going on) and it was clear that unless we elbowed some people out of the way to fight tp get on first it wouldn't happen.

For the price, this cruise is the best deal in town, we just felt it wasn't worth it for the frenzy created by all those waiting to board. I'm sure the actual cruise would have been lovely.
Written 4 June 2022
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vonsch
You should not expect empty boat on a cruise that is available to the public, like the sightseeing cruise, especially when you select the most desired time. As we also offer a private cruise don't really see why you haven't opted for that. You waited on the street, we are not the police force to control the street. As we never use the full capacity of the boat providing a low review for a cruise not participated is your reflection. The seating were available, it was you decision not participate.
Written 7 June 2022
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Ddandr25
Milton Keynes, UK98 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
As most boats weren’t running because it was early in the season , early April , I just stumbled over this trip via trip advisor. What a pleasant suprise! It’s only €20 for the 2 of us for a 1 hour trip upon this spectacular river Danube. Go early when the lights come on you won’t be disappointed . Plus we got a glass of Prosecco too!
Spectacular sights of all the historical buildings , especially the Hungarian Parliament Palace was breathtaking ! .. advice to sit up stairs at the front by the rails as when the crowd surges to see this city in all its glory, you could well miss it all as people stood in front of us making it difficult to see them.. all in all a fabulous boat trip along the Danube which finished off our 3 fabulous days in the beautiful city..
Written 10 April 2022
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Kelly H
Paris, Ile-de-France, France7 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
The tour route was great but being on the boat felt like we were on a production line. They book the tours back to back so they close the bathrooms early right when you want to use them. I thought there was going to be an audio tour of some kind but there was nothing. (Maybe I was confused sorting through the different cruises before booking though). The free drinks were pretty bad... really sweet sparkling wine and the soft drinks were not very good.
Written 17 April 2022
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vonsch
The tour is non-guided as per the description, so expecting an audio guide is fair from being fair. The toilets are usable during the ride and not usable when the boat stops actually the same rules like on a train or a plane. Guess that 60 minutes is more than enough to use the toilets. As a result of this rule you were able to start on time, but you forgot to mention that. I understand that the welcome drink is not of your taste, guess you expected Dom Perignon or similar for a budget ride. Most of our guests are happy with the drinks still.
Written 18 April 2022
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Alina
Riga, Latvia6 contributions
Apr 2022
I definitely recommend enjoying this cruise in the evening. Charming view!
Journey time - 1 hour, 10 eur per person, the price also includes a drink (sweet sparkling wine or juice), cruise without audio guide. Good value for money!
Written 19 April 2022
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thekelly3
Burleigh Heads, Australia72 contributions
Jan 2020
Doing an evening sightseeing cruise is a must when visiting Budapest and this one was excellent and very well priced. We booked for 6 but ended up wanting to do it earlier so they allowed us to change the time with the payment of a small fee. You get a much better view from the outside of the boat so if you go in winter make sure you rug up as it is cold but well worth it. The other point to make is that the meeting point is a real hike if you intend to walk so allow enough time.
Written 20 January 2020
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Cathy335
Paris, France34 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
No information given about sights you pass,not even the name, leaving a lot of bemused tourists asking each other questions on deck . It is quite good for taking photos , although the photos we took from the river bank the night before were just as great. If you decide to take this trip, it is better not to book in advance, as if you have a disruption in the metro (for us it was a replacement bus on line 3) , they ask you to pay 60 percent of the price again,even when their boats are practically empty and it does not cost them a penny more. I would not recommend this trip to anyone.
Written 19 March 2022
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vonsch
Sorry, that you have missed the cruise, but still we are not running Budapest's public transportation system. The boat left on time, therefore you have accepted and used the gesture of goodwill - indicatated on the voucher - to amend to a later cruise. Running such an equipment is far from free - even when you believe so. Our tours are non-guided as per the description... still the sights are described on the webpage and telegram channel. On the other hand you pay for a budget cruise where all the terms and conditions are clearly described in plain language - still expect a luxury version for free ... so much about being fair.
Written 20 March 2022
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David G
Oswestry, UK3 contributions
Feb 2020
Started off bad, had to report to a booking office up town then follow a guide to take us all down to the boat, went to book in to collect tickets and majority of the people going on the cruise had gone so we had to run and catch up with them so we knew which boat to get on as there were numerous boats on the River Danube.This cruise was suppose to be 2 hour's, was only 1 your 40 mins, the cocktails tasted watered down and not very nice. I thought that there would of been commentary of the sights that we were seeing as we went past, so hardly recognized everything we saw. Only positive thing about this trip was the music which was played by 3 men playing a violin, cello and bass, they were excellent.
Written 18 February 2020
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Raquel
13 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Not recommended. There are better activities to do in Budapest and the service was not good.

There are boat trips every hour and we wanted to go one hour earlier. They did not answer any call to make changes in the reservation. When we arrived, there were lots of empty seats but they wanted us to pay 5e per person to change the time (more than half the original price, which was 9e)..
Written 10 October 2021
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vonsch
I am sorry about your experiences. For the facts: 1) we do not have boat trips every hour, 2) you had a voucher for a specific time and still you decided to take the cruise another time. This is called as last minute change, that has a fee - you are not forced to pay that, also not forced to join the cruise at another time than the original. Also, I am sure that you were informed abouth the fee before paying that and you made the decision to accept it. The same way you are not forced to modify your flight ticket, there are empty seats as well, whne they allow you to do so. All the details of your boat cruise is on the voucher, besides that you can get to the port via one click on all major map applications, you have a Telegram chatbot, etc. calling our customer line does not add extra value. Also, there are parallel callers sometimes.
Written 12 October 2021
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Very nice sight seeing cruise
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Waste money
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Very poor NYE experience
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New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise
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Average nothing Special
Tonight we did the 6pm evening cruise from dock 42 . You enter off the street, walk through a Boat under construct
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Worst boat experience I ever had...
Absolutely horrible! I don’t like to give bad reviewes, but things had to be done at this point! There was literall
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Terrible, rude customer service
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