Dinner & Cruise on the Danube in Budapest

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Dinner & Cruise on the Danube in Budapest
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Enjoy a relaxing evening in Budapest with this scenic Danube River cruise. Sip drinks including wine, Hungarian Sparkling wine and buffet style dinner. You’ll be entertained by live music as you admire the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Budapest panorama, which includes the Buda Castle Quarter, the Chain Bridge (Clark Ádám Square), the Gellért Baths and Gellért Hill with its' Liberty Statue.

You’ll be awed by the sparkling city lights while enjoying dinner with live music entertainment, performed by three members of the Hungária Folk Orchestra.
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In Brief

Location:
Budapest, Hungary
Country:
Hungary
Duration:
2 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Buffet dinner included
Romantic experience, perfect for couples
See the sights illuminated at night
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Stop At: Danube River, Budapest Hungary

On board, enjoy a relaxing candlelit atmosphere as you sip drinks including wine and Hungarian Sparkling wine as well as a hot buffet dinner of typical Hungarian dishes

Sit back and relax as you take in views of Budapest’s famous UNESCO World Heritage-listed urban panorama, a series of sites that illustrate the city’s fascinating history and culture.

Pass the Buda Castle Quarter, the Chain Bridge (Clark Ádám Square), the Gellért Baths and Gellért Hill with its' Liberty Statue. You’ll be awed by the sparkling city lights while enjoying live music entertainment, performed by three members of the Hungária Folk Orchestra.

Sample Menu

Cold entries
Spiced cottage cheese cream and traditional greaves cream

Soups
Alföld style goulash with small dumplings
Vegetable cream soup

Warm main courses
Mini stuffed cabbage
Traditional chicken leg „Paprikasch”
Roasted chicken breast with basil-cheese sauce
Spicy pork rib with thyme – mustard sauce
Roasted sea fish with Chardonnay sauce
Garnishes and vegetarian
Grilled polenta with feta cheese
Grilled vegetables
Homemade dumplings with spinach and mustard-mushroom sauce
Hash-brown potatoes
Steak potatoes
Dumplings

Salads
Fresh seasonal salads with dressings
Italian pasta salad
Caesar’s salad
Sweet corn salad with mayonnaise
Season fruit basket

Desserts
Home-made strudel
Somló style sponge cake
Mini tarts
Dessert variations Európa style

Welcome drink and two further drinks

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Szechenyi Chain Bridge, Szechenyi Lanchid, Budapest 1013 Hungary

You can admire it from the ship.

Pass By: Clark Adam Square (Clark Adam ter), Clark Adam ter, Budapest 1013 Hungary

You can admire it from the ship.

Pass By: Gellert Hill, Budapest Hungary

You can admire it from the ship.

Pass By: St. Gellert Thermal Bath and Swimming Pool, Kelenhegyi ut 4, Budapest 1118 Hungary

You can admire it from the ship.

Pass By: Varhegy, Szent Gyorgy Ter Square Buda Castle, Budapest 1014 Hungary

You can admire it from the ship.

Pass By: Balna, Fovam Ter 11-12, Budapest 1093 Hungary

You can admire it from the ship.

Pass By: National Theatre, Bajor Gizi park 1., Budapest 1095 Hungary

You can admire it from the ship.

Inclusions

  • Professional English-speaking host/hostess
  • Buffet style dinner
  • Drinks (1 glass of Sparkling wine or soft drink, 1 glass of wine/beer/soft drink and mineral water)
  • IF specified in option – hotel pick up & drop off
  • Live music entertainment
  • Souvenir photos - extra cost
  • 2 hour long Danube River cruise
  • Entry/Admission - Danube River

Exclusions

  • Additional drinks (available on board)
  • Gratuities

Departure Time

7:00 PM

Departure Point

Danube Palace, Budapest, Zrínyi u. 5, 1051 Hungary

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up guests from centrally located hotels in Budapest

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Loved our entire experience. Food outstanding and staff helpful and friendly. Would definitely recommend to others. I checked friends at the bottom as others did not fit but was actually a sister and my daughter....
• Submitted 07 Nov 2019
Very well organized. Prompt and courteous service. Beautiful sights. One of the best in Europe. Boat was clean and offered plenty of room. Entertainment was appropriate.
• Submitted 18 Oct 2019
We very much enjoyed the event. The food was excellent and views magnificent. Get there at sunset and you will get an awesome view of the Buda Castle and Chain Bridge - great picture opportunity. The food was excellent, and staff very professional. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to cruise the Danube!
• Submitted 11 Oct 2019
I would strongly suggest doing this. The scenery is beautiful. The dinner is all you can eat and the staff do a nice job taking care of you. They will try to sell you a picture and a CD of the guys that play live music. Other than that, no issues. We very much enjoyed the time. Having the hotel pick up and drop off was really nice as well.
• Submitted 02 Oct 2019
Me and my 2 BFFs did this tour with the dinner option because it was my friend's birthday. We had a wonderful time with drinks, food and live music. The view at night was just spectacular!
• Submitted 03 Sep 2019
We were picked up at our hotel and dropped near the boat where we were met by staff and told where to go. There was a wait on the quay before boarding the boat but this wasn't a problem as it was a lovely evening. We were shown to our table (circular tables for eight people). Drinks were served and the buffet was excellent. The live group on stage playing traditional music were very good and at the end they played at each table. The cruise itself was lovely with plenty of photo opportunities - especially if you went up to the top deck. The cruise lasted two hours then we were taken back to our hotel. A lovely evening.
• Submitted 26 Jul 2019
Brilliant. The staff were wonderful and welcoming. The food was delicious with so much variety. Lovely music playing during the dinner. Highly recommended this dinner cruise.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2019
The dinner cruise meal was plentiful and delicious. We enjoyed the pre-dinner champagne, served upon arrival. The tour narration was excellent.
• Submitted 11 Jul 2019
The scenery along the Danube river was very pretty. We didn’t get to see it when it was all lit up, but the sight were still amazing! Dinner was very pleasant with all that scenery.
• Submitted 08 Jul 2019
The whole experience was great. Staff, musicians, dinner and the view. Weather was perfect. Ended the evening our on the deck.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Drop off and pick up at our apartment was wonderful! Beautiful boat, views, and the food was delicious! Very nice staff!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
My mom and I went on this as a fun way to see the sights while enjoying dinner. We both enjoyed the food-Paprika Chicken was delicious! We had a table for two right by a window and had great views of the sights while cruising the river. We would both highly recommend this dinner cruise.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Service was great. The cruise was pleasant and the price was fair. Unparalleled views of the city at night.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner cruise on a recent visit to Budapest. The food and musical entertainment were both excellent. Due to the late sunset this time of year, we did not have a lot of time on the boat after the lights began to shine, but it was still a memorable experience that I would highly recommend. Since we were on a Viking river cruise, we were able to walk to the boat which made it especially nice.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
We were at our hotel reception 40 mins before pick up time, as our taxi still had not arrived our hotel receptionist rang the company and was told he would be there in 15 mins he eventuely arrived 25 mins later, by this time it was 1840 pm. The driver could not converse in English did not seem to know where the boat was located, after driving around for ages he was continually on his phone. Eventually we were dropped off at the end of a long line of boats still not knowing what one we wanted. We did find it in the end and they were waiting for us it was 1910pm and the should have sailed at 1900pm. As we arrived late we ended up on a table on our own so the atmosphere was somewhat lost. The staff on board were great, food excellent transfer back to hotel no problem. We did enjoy ourselves and the whole evening could have been brilliant but for the pick up. With Regards Ken Moir
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Fantastic cruise with dinner option. It was good to include the hotel transfer, only let down was we were delivered across the road from the boat - not great when it’s pouring with rain. The cruise was great, nice food and great entertainment with a 3 piece band. It was an awesome old paddle boat with gorgeous interior all making for a wonderful cruise and night.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
This was a great cruise because the boat is very big so we sat on the top deck and could see both sides of the river, all around. The commentary was not too loud, a big plus for me because I once went on a river cruise in London before that was painfully loud, not like this one which was perfect, loud enough to hear but soft enough to ignore if you didn't want to hear more.. There was also a wandering trio who played traditional and classical music, wandering around the top deck. We went for the drinks only option to keep costs down, there was a big band on a stage on the lower deck and lots of food, but personally we preferred to just watch the scenery from the top. You can see both sides of the river from the top, we saw lots of other boat cruises, some of those others were in very small boats, many of them had people stuck behind windows and seeing only one side of the river, but with this cruise neither of these was an issue. All in all a very pleasant evening. Final tip: Budapest is not that big. Instead of using the shuttle to pick you up, you can often just walk from your hotel/AirBnb to the pick-up point. We did this, which meant no queues, no and no waiting. The shuttle bus is free if you do want to use that option.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
A very serene and wonderful boat cruise of the River Danube with dinner and music. Service was more than adequate, food was nice and was served warm to hot! The most compliment had to be the pick up and drop off car service....the driver was very courteous and always carried a wonderful smile! Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a wonderful evening of food, drinks and music!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Well organized, very friendly staff, definitely worth every dollar spent!! Wonderful food, wonderful ambience etc etc...
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Without question, the highlight of our visit to Budapest. The beautiful ambiance of the ship's old- world wooden decor coupled with an absolutely amazing violinist who was accompanying by a violist and a cellist that played during entire dinner surrounded by Budapest's amazing light show as we cruised the Danube River. Truly romantic is a vast understatement! The reasonable fee included pick-up and delivery to our hotel. A very much appreciated service after our long day of travel from the United States. A highlight of our entire trip that included six European countries.
• Submitted 15 Apr 2019
Dinner was great (although a bit salty)! But no cold meals like what the other review stated. The round trip transportation from hotel to cruise is awesome! No wasting time, just get in the car and the driver bring you to the cruise. When you finish the cruise they get you right back in the car to the hotel! very smooth with no confusion or hassle!!
• Submitted 22 Mar 2019
Everything went perfect , the boat was brilliant , we were tabled with 6 others and had a great evening, food and drink was very good ,I will go as far to say as this was definitely our most enjoyable dinner and cruise
• Submitted 12 Mar 2019
All I have to say is that it was money well spent and every one in our party had a brilliant experience.
• Submitted 12 Mar 2019
I had an amazing first night in Budapest provided by Viator! I arrived in Budapest after an 8 hour ride in a motor coach from Prague, CR to Budapest, HU. My tour guide was excellent!!! He notified promptly of my pick up details. He was on time for my pick up and return. He was pleasant and provided a general orientation to the city of Budapest as he was driving to dinner/cruise site. Excellent cruise/dinner/and music. I highly recommend this Viator activity.
• Submitted 06 Mar 2019

In Brief

Location:
Budapest, Hungary
Country:
Hungary
Duration:
2 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Buffet dinner included
Romantic experience, perfect for couples
See the sights illuminated at night
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included