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Budapest Day and Night Sightseeing Cruise provided by Dock 8A

Budapest Day and Night Sightseeing Cruise

Budapest Day and Night Sightseeing Cruise
3.5
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What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
About
If you want to enjoy a sightseeing cruise in Budapest, without a rigid itinerary, opt for this flexible Danube River cruise with several daily departures, offered day or night. After you set out on the river, you can enjoy stunning, panoramic views of the Hungarian capital. Learn about the city as you cruise with audio commentary, and pass must-see attractions like the Buda Castle and must-see House of Parliament.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 50m
  • 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.
Available languages
German, English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 50m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Cruise along the scenic Danube River on this Budapest sightseeing cruise
Pass must-see riverfront sights, like Margaret Island and the Citadel
Easily fit a cruise into your itinerary, with unlimited use for 24 hours
Leave from centrally-located Dock 8A, just steps from the Elisabeth Bridge
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 45086P3
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Day and Night Cruise. • English & German Audio Guide.
Exclusions
Food and shot drinks • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Gratuities
Duration
50m
Departure details
Blue River, Budapest, Jane Haining rkp., 1052 Hungary On the riverbank, between pier 8 and pier 9 You will find Blue River port. That is our waiting area with a bar, the boat waits there for boarding.
Inclusions
Day and Night Cruise. • English & German Audio Guide.
Exclusions
Food and shot drinks • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Gratuities
Departure details
Blue River, Budapest, Jane Haining rkp., 1052 Hungary On the riverbank, between pier 8 and pier 9 You will find Blue River port. That is our waiting area with a bar, the boat waits there for boarding.
Duration
50m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Blue River
    Budapest, Jane Haining rkp., 1052 Hungary
    On the riverbank, between pier 8 and pier 9 You will find Blue River port. That is our waiting area with a bar, the boat waits there for boarding.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Dock 8A
    Stop: 50 minutes
    Unlimited use for 24 hours. Day and Night Cruise. English & German audio guide. DAY CRUISE Cruise in Budapest! Lay back and relax on our wavy, breezy cruise on the river Danube. NIGHT CRUISE Budapest is gorgeous at night! Enjoy the illuminated sights while floating down the Danube.
    Read more
  • You'll end at
    Blue River
    Budapest, Jane Haining rkp., 1052 Hungary
    On the riverbank, between pier 8 and pier 9 You will find Blue River port. That is our waiting area with a bar, the boat waits there for boarding.
    See address & details
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3.5
39 reviews
Excellent
13
Very good
13
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
11

apars0n
Manchester, UK576 contributions
Good way to see the sights at night
Dec 2019
3000HUF is a reasonable price for what was advertised as a 55 minute night cruise, but was actually slightly shorter in time (and length as it bypasses Magrit island in the evenings). Unfortunately the commentary was not available outside and I really wanted to experience the sights from the deck rather than the interior of the ship.
Nevertheless, a good way to see the illuminated buildings of Budapest (and I think you are able to go on another trip within 24 hours if you wish)
Written 5 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nita Jane Ong C
4 contributions
Budapest Night Cruise
Sep 2019
The cruise at night with lighted buildings & castle & the Parliament was an experience that cannot be missed. But there was a couple behind us that kept on talking loud & on his cell phone so we could not hear or understand the narration which could have been very informational about Budapest & Hungary. It was very annoying!!! I even asked the man to talk somewhere but he did not even acknowledge my request. I suggest that in the ticket information, have people see an agreement of "NO TALKING" during the cruise. It is very rude!
Written 14 November 2019
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Alison L
Lincoln, UK89 contributions
Lovely way to see the city
Oct 2019
We booked a 2 day hop on hop off ticket at one of the stalls near the river and the girl was very helpful. I originally wanted an evening cruise and just checked the price but it was the same price for the 2 day ticket. We were also able to book the time for our evening cruise for the next night and we were told not to worry if we missed it as we could go on at any time.

We decided to go straight to the dock and see the city in the daytime to get more of an idea of where things were (and our feet hurt from the walking). There is a waiting area with a bar and toilets (very clean).

The boat trip took about an hour and stopped at Margaret Island to drop off/pick up but we decided to stay on. If we were to go back to Budapest then i think we would get off and explore the island as it has a lot more to see than we realised. The commentary was interesting and gave us an idea of the history of the city.

We went back the next evening for the cruise to see the city lit up. It gets very busy so we turned up 20 mins early and because we booked a time we were allowed on straight away. It was chilly at the front but well worth it-the city is stunning when illuminated. We had a slightly different route as we didn't stop at Margaret Island so we saw more of the city. The commentary was mainly the same but there was an extra bit to cover the different sites.

Well worth the money and see the city without getting blisters!!
Written 11 November 2019
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Eden.levin
21 contributions
Went in the evening and back in the next noon
Oct 2019
Originally we wanted to go only at noon but when we discovered that it is for 24 hours we decided to take the night ride as well. I didn't try the bathroom but it was really nice sitting on the dock at the 2nd level. We heard the explanation pretty good in English and German. All and all we really enjoyed.
Written 27 October 2019
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Dear Edenlevin, Thank You for Your review. Have a nice day! Zsófi
Written 8 November 2019
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JoanCYardleyPA
PAUSA184 contributions
This is a beautiful cruise but beware the dangerous texting PILOT!
Sep 2019
This was the night boat cruise attached to our Hop ON Hop Off tickets--with the company that says "official--look for the giraffe. We were appalled that our young, hip, pilot was texting and looking at his cellphone 80% of the time that were were on this boat, in the dark with many other boats in the water! We were so afraid and furious that we took a photo of him texting at the wheel and sent it to the company with a note. Never heard back from them. Shameful!
Written 23 September 2019
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Freier Traveller
1 contribution
Mediocre
Aug 2019 • Friends
Nothing special particularly in comparison with other boat cruises in other cities. Very noisy and foggy ship. Very few seats with front view. The back seats are too close to the smoke and noise of the funnel. The overall journey is too short (2-3 bridges and 5-6 monuments).
Written 20 August 2019
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BlueRiverDock8A
Dear FreierTraveller, Thank You for the review. Unfortunately we could not cruise in the past days according to our normal route, since the Hungarian National Holiday' fireworks preparations were made on the Danube. Sorry for Your inconvenience. Have a nice day, Zsófi
Written 21 August 2019
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Beech23
12 contributions
Can't go wrong with a cruise on the Danube
Aug 2019
There are plenty of cruises to choose from at different times of the day. You honestly can't go wrong with a cruise in the evening, seeing all the beautiful buildings lit up and enjoying the evening vibe.
We were really lucky to get a fantastic moon behind the parliament building shot - amazing scene.
The on-board commentary was informative, ok sometimes a little out of sync but no big issue. I still learnt new facts.
Easy to find boarding point and cruise pretty much the full 50 minutes.
The only reason this isn't five stars is because you have to accept their change of timings. We were booked for 9pm but that time slot became full and we were pushed to 9.30 sailing. Again, annoying if you haven't accounted for it but, on reflection, if you're on holiday you just go with it. Staff pleasant enough, not overly engaging but got the job done. Overall, good price, would recommend.
Written 18 August 2019
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BlueRiverDock8A
Dear Matthew r, Thank You for the detailed review. We are happy for feedbacks like Yours. Have a nice day! Zsófi
Written 21 August 2019
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Dragan Raicici
1 contribution
Good ride
Aug 2019 • Friends
It was as expected. The view was nice abd there was a recording in English, Hungarian and German explaining the surroundings.
Written 10 August 2019
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chchristo
11 contributions
VFM
Aug 2019 • Couples
Took the last cruise (22.00) on 02 August 2019.
we reached the dock by 21.45 and waited inside the ship-bar for our boat to come. we we embarked on our boat on about 22.10 and sat on a bench on the open deck.
the cruise was quite fine. there was a pre-recorded naration in both english and german about the buildings that we were seing and some general information about budapest's history. if you have not "studied" before your trip it is a nice introduction to the city. if you have looked for information about the city by yourself prior the trip, you will not learn many new things.
For 11 euro it was quite vfm since we saw all these amazing buildings lightened.
Written 4 August 2019
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Marius
Sokna, Norway15 contributions
Worst experience in Budapest
I'll start off with the negative feedback since this was a really bad experience.
Negative:
- The staff on the boat was not friendly or service minded.
- The info given on the terminal boat was really bad, little to none info was given by a rude lady.
- The boarding was chaotic, with too little info again.

The positive:
- The amazing view of Budapest architecture from the river.
- Friendly staff on shore.

Stay away.
Written 25 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Tiberiu_Baranyi
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River cruise in Budapest
Last autumn in Budapest we spontaneously decided that we'll take a boat cruise on the Danube. So we picked the fir
TDWKent
TDWKent
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Terrible
If I could give this company zero stars I would. We were booked for a 2pm cruise and were encouraged to have drinks
MikeC C
MikeC C
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Worst experience ever
We booked a 4.30pm cruise with two drinks included, arrived on time and boarded the boat 10 minutes late, all was g
DaveThomasLeicester
DaveThomasLeicester
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One of many river boat trips
Many companies advertise all sorts of Danube trips and cruises. This one is well priced and you do not have to have
Ladyroose
Ladyroose
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Be part of the magic
We took the boat ride with my boyfriend on the river called Duna. There is a ticket with 2 drinks included, it is a
L3546
L3546
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Worst experience ever
We weren't told the two stops weren't in use, and when we complained afterwards, we were met with the worst attitud
joeandclairem
joeandclairem
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Evening Boat Trip.....ripped off😡
Did some research about evening boat trips up the Danube. Opted for this. On arrival at the pier told we'd have 30
Visitamos
Visitamos
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Basic, not great quick and short "cruise"
Wanted to admit a river cruiser and the was a rep for the company selling tickets (9 euro each). Seemed decent so w
santo t
santo t
00
Nice Hop On Hop Off river cruise
Strolling near Dock 8A and found this Hop On Hop Off Boat Tour, it is really affordable trip, relax river cruise wi
ElskeK3
ElskeK3
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All right
The boat tour is okay. You can see everything and the boat is okay. The tour is a bit boring and you can't always h
Sarellard
Sarellard
00
A quick journey but suited us perfect
We travelled with two young babies. Its hard to find info online about whether tours are suitable for babies / bugg
IriniSky
IriniSky
00
Nice cruise to see all attractions from the river
No need for pre-registration. We took only the cruise for 6000 forints, it is always more expensive to pay in euros
Krissy53
Krissy53
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Great River Trip
Great company, well organised and great value for money. We paid around £8.00 for an hours night time river cruise
Estev0
Estev0
00
Took a 1 hour boat trip
Decided to do this 1 hour cruise on the Danube this afternoon. Took the 3.30pm cruise. The deal includes 2 drinks o
Zoe H
Zoe H
00
Really good boat trip and great value!
I thought the boat trip was brilliant, we arrived 20 minutes before the departure time, we gave us time to get a dr
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