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Budapest: Dinner & Cruise on the Danube with Live Music

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Overview

Experience the beautiful sights of Budapest on a cruise along the Danube River. See famous landmarks such as the Chain Bridge, which connects the eastern and western sides of the city, as well as Buda Castle. On board you can enjoy wine and Hungarian sparkling wine and a buffet-style dinner included on the cruise, based on the tour option selected. Live music sets the mood as you glide past the capital city’s stunning backdrop.
  • Budapest sightseeing cruise on the Danube River
  • Admire Budapest’s UNESCO-listed panorama, including the Buda Castle Quarter and Gellert Hill
  • Enjoy live music entertainment by the Hungária Folk Orchestra
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Live music entertainment
Danube cruise
Restroom on board
WiFi on board
Dinner
Alcoholic Beverages
Air-conditioned vehicle
Pick up is only included if corresponding ticket option is booked!
Additional drinks (available for purchase from the bar)
Gratuities
Akadémia (1. ponton) , Budapest, 1051 Hungary

First dock right next to the Chain Bridge (Parliament's side), easy acces by tram no.2

This activity will end right where it started.
Your evening begins in the center of Budapest. From there, a guide shows you the way to the river where your dinner cruise is waiting for you. You can toast your fellow shipmates with a glass of wine or sparkling wine as you gaze out the windows to view Budapest’s panorama, given recognition by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Many of Budapest’s notable sights are showcased along the river, and you have a front-row seat to admire the glowing Buda Castle and the Freedom Monument. You also pass the Gellért Baths, where Hungarians and visitors alike come to swim and relax, as well as the Chain Bridge, a suspension bridge that spans the river and connects Buda and Pest.

Buffet style dinner with a drink included.

Live music from the Hungaria Folk Orchestra is also provided as you take in all the sights, history, and culture that this sparkling city has to offer.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 300 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Hungaria Koncert Kft.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Budapest: Dinner & Cruise on the Danube with Live Music?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Budapest: Dinner & Cruise on the Danube with Live Music.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Budapest: Dinner & Cruise on the Danube with Live Music?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Budapest: Dinner & Cruise on the Danube with Live Music.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Budapest: Dinner & Cruise on the Danube with Live Music?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Budapest: Dinner & Cruise on the Danube with Live Music.

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  • "Skip the taxi pick up and hire more wait staff." See review
  • "No wasting time, just get in the car and the driver bring you to the cruise." See review
  • "Get there at sunset and you will get an awesome view of the Buda Castle and Chain Bridge - great picture opportunity." See review

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star-1
Bad experience
Jason_T
, Aug 2022
Really it was not a great experience at all. First of all the cruise was to start at 7 pm and the boat set sail after 7:30. This delay caused us to miss seeing the parliament building lit up at night which is the highlight of the cruise There was a very small assortment of food compared to other similar type cruises we have been on and most of the food was cold At the end we rushed off the boat for them to prepare for the next group. One positive was the entertainment. The musicians and dancers were amazing. Performance was well done.
star-3
We paid extra for...
Elizabeth_A
, Aug 2022
We paid extra for transportation to and from the boat. A taxi arrived at our hotel o take us to the ship, but there was no return taxi, so we had to pay for that ride.
star-2
Not worth the money.
Birgit_A
, Jul 2022
The food wasn't good. I had otderd serving by the table, it was selfserving. We celebrated my husband's 70:th birthday. We will remember it for a long time but not in a positiv way. The boattour was ok.
star-5
A perfect evening
Phil_R
, Jul 2022
This dinner cruise was one of the highlights of our trip to Budapest. The crew was courteous, the musicians were very good, the food was tasty, the boat charming and the views! You haven’t seen Budapest until you’ve seen it from the water with a trio playing Liszt in the background.
star-3
Underwhelming
Nichola_M
, Jul 2022
Not sure if we went on a different cruise to the other reviews on here? The welcome on board was great, but it went downhill after that. Our waitress (no idea of her name as she didn't introduce herself) was abrupt and hard to get hold of. We managed to get 1 drink all night, never offered another one. The food was OK, but typical buffet, plenty of it but quite unappetising. The music started well, but you were pressured at you table to buy a CD and made to feel bad for not getting one. It was our 25th wedding anniversary and we were left totally under whelmed by the whole experience. We would not recommend.
star-4
Fantastic cruise on the Danube
MINHCHAU_N
, Jul 2022
The spectacular lights from the sky and buildings seen from the boat. Staff was attentive and helpful. Our table even got a a gift from the waiter. I was skeptical about buffet food but it was surprisingly good and abundant. Music was also great. Highly recommended.
star-5
Unbearable Evening on the Danube!
Brian_D
, Jul 2022
Certainly one of the best ways to see the City is by a cruise on the Danube River at night. Food was delicious and the service impeccable.
star-5
Great experience
William_O
, Jun 2022
Traveling from US with wife… overall great experience with beautiful view of city at night… and good value. Food was good and ordered a nice bottle of Hungarian cuvee (extra cost) Valentino was a great server.
star-2
Nice but to short, expensive and too less food
Brent_C
, Jun 2022
Nice but way to expensive for only 2 hours and one drink, we didn't even had the time for dessert and if we had, there weren't any left anymore so way too less food!
star-5
Relaxing, entertaining and worthwhile
Erica_S
, Jun 2022
The Dinner Cruise was absolutely amazing. The food was delicious, the music was exciting and the staff was great and attentive. The views, of course, were beautiful. My only suggestion would be to start the cruise later like either at 7:30 or 8:00 so that the guests can enjoy seeing the city lit up. Other than that, great experience.
star-5
Fanatic views!!
Ashlee_S
, Jun 2022
Communication was very good! They picked us up, and took us to the cruise! Beautiful! You must see the city from the Danube!!
star-5
Excellent
Kelly_S
, Jun 2022
Fantastic evening!!! Great food, service and music! Highly recommend you won’t be disappointed. 5* 😁
star-5
Great staff and food,...
Tamas_W
, May 2022
Great staff and food, ship was beautiful and the views of the city was amazing. I would definitely go again!
star-5
It was a memorable...
Edy_M
, May 2022
It was a memorable experience. The information via Mail and SMS was previously sended by the organisator. The pick up from the hotel was on time and the driver recogniced us soon he saw us. The staff welcome us on board and bring us friendly to our seat. Another responsible waiter also introduced himself and explained about drinks and other request. The dinner was good. The hungarian gulash tasted better then the one we tried on the market hall. The Evening view from the boat was astonish. This tour is definitely highly recomended! Thank You!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Wonderful
Christopher_A
, May 2022
What a thoroughly enjoyable evening! The selection of wines you served were quite delicious and the evening was brilliant fun. Whilst educational for those of all levels of experience, enjoying a glass or two with a competitive edge was great. Thank you again.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
Great views but could't stay inside because of the smell from the food
Razvan_S
, Apr 2022
Me, my wife and another couple booked this cruise based on the good reviews it had on Viator but our experience was not that great. Although the views from the deck were beautiful , inside was a different story. One of the biggest problems was the smell of the food inside . it was not that great and we had to spend most of the time outside so we don't get sick from the smell. the food was eatable but low quality. we didn't have problems with the service or music. For the people that want a cruise on the Danube, just get a simple cruise without food . you get the same view and can spend the money left on a proper dinner.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry to hear about your experience
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
Disappointed
Ian_L
, Apr 2022
Pick up at hotel was good however when on board only interaction with guests by staff was showing to table There was no introduction no information it was like being herded onto boat No information we were setting off no information as to landmarks when passing them nothing No announcement food was being served then it was like a cattle market people joining queue from wherever no organisation Overall experience very poor showing for what was paid Will not be using again or recommending to others Avoid if you want to waste money
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Dear Ian, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! This program is a non guided cruise, however your feedback on the dinner's organization and anouncements is really valuable for us.
star-5
Stunning Cruise
Marta_P
, Apr 2022
Stunning Cruise experience along the Danube going through the Parliament until Margarita Island and then up the river until the green bridge and back to the pier. Live musicians (1 violin, 1 viola and 1 violonchelo) that play from classic to all kinds of music under request. Average buffet with nice hungarian dishes (food is not the best but average). Really enjoyed it with my friends!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you for the kind words!
star-4
Phenomenal experience but dress lightly!
Marton_P
, Apr 2022
Great experience I'd highly recommend it to anyone! During booking we've received an exceptional service from Viator, Anna was super nice and helpful from booking to the event she made sure everything went swimmingly. The only reason for the 4 star is because on the boat it was extremely hot, which was quite uncomfortable during dinner, but the sight and the experience was phenomenal. The food and music was great, would definitely do it again. The two hours cruise is just enough, not too short or not too long. Been able to comfortably have our dinner and still have time to go outside on the boat to take pictures and chill. Thanks ever so much!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you so much for the kind words and review! We are happy to hear it was an almost flawless experience
star-3
Great experience, not enough food for everyone
Diogo_G
, Apr 2022
It was lovely experience, loved the live music, the view, it is definitely worth it. We chose to try the hungarian food, it was buffet style and we managed to get some left over soup and strudel, unfortunately until we wait there was nothing left from the main course! I guess some people go twice, while there is nothing left for some which either they need to cook more or change something about it! We asked the waiter and he brought one plate for both to share. Other than that, it was great experience!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you for taking the time to write to us, we apologize for the inconveniences caused by other costumers. We take all feedback and suggestion seriously and we always aim to provide better service, thank you for letting us know!

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