Your trip to Budapest isn’t complete without a cruise along the River Danube. From hour long trips to multi-day tours, there’s all kinds of options for exploring the city and beyond, so grab your camera and prepare for a fun-filled adventure out on the water.
To see the landmarks of Budapest, take a sightseeing cruise along the Danube. On your guided tour you’ll see the city’s two parts, ‘Buda’ and ‘Pest’, finding all about the Hungarian capital’s history along the way. See Buda Castle, Matthias Church, Gellert Hill, Fisherman’s Bastion and Hungarian Parliament, passing under historical bridges as you sail along the river. Some tours go all the way to Margaret Island, where you can go for a walk and take photographs before getting back in the boat and making your way back to the city.
There’s lots of alternative cruises to choose from, including evening cruises serving dinner, drinks and live entertainment as you cruise past Budapest’s landmarks lit up in the darkness. If you’re up for a lively night of celebrations, take the party boat that leaves late in the evening and returns in the early hours.
For a bigger adventure, you can travel hundreds of miles along the river, taking in multiple countries, from Bratislava to Hungary, Germany and Romania, all in one trip. Stopping at towns and cities including Budapest along the way, it’s the ultimate cruise along the Danube, but you’ll need to plan ahead.