Budapest Danube River Cruises

Our Offers: PUBLIC DANUBE RIVER CRUSIES PRIVATE DANUBE RIVER CRUISES WATER LIMOUSINE CRUISES VINTAGE YACHT CRUISES REDJET SPEEDBOAT CRUISE RIVERRIDE FLOATING BUS TOUR

PUBLIC DANUBE RIVER CRUSIES

Our capital, Budapest, is one of the best located cities geographically, as its downtown is divided by the river Danube, one of the city’s main attractions and natural beauty. Due to this, the best choice to discover the most popular sights, attractions and historical locations of Buda and Pest is aboard a magnificent ship, from where the whole city can be viewed without interruptions. Imagine gliding through the sun-kissed water as you learn about the history of Budapest aboard the breezy deck of the ship while feeling as you are part of the historical journey. Combining the best of two worlds, we offer the best dining experience aboard our magnificent ships. Choose from various options and enjoy the delicious cooking on deck while admiring the view of the capital.

  • Coffee & Cruise
    • Grabbing a coffee or a tea in the morning is a common routine for most people. Why not combine it with sightseeing on a river cruise in broad daylight?
    • Tour time: 12:00 pm
    • Duration: 1.5 hours
    • Price: 16 EUR/person
  • Cocktail & Cruise
    • Explore Budapest the classiest way possible, on a magnificent river cruise with a large glass of cocktail in your hand, watching the marvelous hills of Buda from the Danube. During the program you can try 2 drinks from the cocktail list: Cuba Libre, Old Fashioned, Mojito, Pina Colada, Sex on the Beach, Tequilla Sunrise, Gin
    • Tour times: 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 10:00 pm
    • Duration: 1.5-2 hours
    • Price: 28 EUR/person
  • Craft beer & Cruise
    • Europe's first beer tasting river cruise offers a truly unique experience in the most stunning part of Budapest: the River Take in the sights of this bustling city from the water. If you consider yourself a beer lover, this activity is definitely a must-do while in the city. During the program you can try 5 Hungarian beer specialities.
    • Tour times: 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 10:00 pm
    • Duration: 1.5-2 hours
    • Price: 32 EUR/person
  • Wine & Cruise
    • Experience the world-renowned Hungarian wine culture from first hand while having an unforgettable cruise on the river Two must have activities, double the pleasure. During the program you can try 7 different Hungarian wines.
    • Tour times: 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 4:0 pm, 7:00 pm, 10:00 pm
    • Duration: 1.5-2 hours
    • Price: 36.50 EUR/person
  • Lunch & Cruise
    • Spend your early afternoon in the company of some of the best Hungarian delicacies (buffet lunch), an international crowd and the beauty of the Danube panorama.
    • Tour times: 2:00 pm
    • Duration: 1.5 hours
    • Price: 45 EUR/person
  • Dinner & Cruise with live music
    • Explore the breathtaking spectacles as the Parliament, Chain Bridge and the Buda side with its’ Castle and the Citadel and taste all of the Hungarian gastro specialties with our buffet style dinner that are considered “must haves” in
    • Tour times: 7:00 pm, 10:00 pm
    • Duration: 1.5-2 hours
    • Price: 60 EUR/person

We reserve the right to change the menu

 

PRIVATE DANUBE RIVER CRUISES

Boat rental fee

  • In moving time: 320 EUR/hour
  • In standing time: 220 EUR/hour

3 course menus

  • Menu 3/A
    • Dry champagne, Goulash soup, Chicken breast with sage, goat cheese potato and broccoli steamed in butter, Strudel variations
    • Price: 25 EUR/person
  • Menu 3/B
    • Dry champagne, Potato soup with sausage and rosemary sour cream, Beef stew of „Nagycenk” with rosemary dumplings and steamed carrot, Somlói sponge cake
    • Price: 27.50 EUR/person
  • Menu 3/C
    • Dry champagne, Smoked poultry liver royal with homemade marinated tomato and with basil aubergine, Whole-roasted pork chops with white wine cabbage and with celery, Brownie with caramel dressing
    • Price: 29 EUR/person
  • Menu 3/D
    • Dry champagne, Mushroom cream soup made of four types of mushroom with toasted rye bread, Roasted duck confit with red cabbage puree and rosemary potato, Strudel variations
    • Price: 29 EUR/person
  • Menu 3/E
    • Dry champagne, Spicy tomato soup with cheese toast, Spinach royal with roasted courgette with parmesan and celery puree, Somlói sponge cake
    • Price: 25 EUR/person

 

4 course menus

  • Menu 4/A
    • Dry champagne and Spirit Dunai hajós, Marinated courgette canapé with ham rose and goat cheese liptauer, Seasonal vegetable cream soup with basil grated eggs, Chicken breast with butter potato and roasted bacon tomato, Cottage cheese dumpling with hints of citrus with biscuit crumbs and fruits
    • Price: 30 EUR/person
  • Menu 4/B
    • Dry champagne and Spirit Dunai hajós, Goat cheese served on aubergine tartare with green salad, Leek cream soup with white wine and smoked sausage, Rosemary spare ribs with pepper potato and onion steamed in butter, Brownie with butterscotch dressing
    • Price: 33.50 EUR/person
  • Menu 4/C
    • Dry champagne and Spirit Dunai hajós, Smoked trout filet with cep salad and horse radish celery cream, Broccoli cream soup with quail egg and mountain cheese of Bükk, Slowly roasted duck confit with Dödölle and cumin red cabbage puree, Créme brulée
    • Price: 43 EUR/person
  • Menu 4/D
    • Dry champagne and Spirit „Dunai hajós”, Cheese pâté with basil and ginger carrot puree, Mushroom cream soup with tarragon with cake toast, Pleated zucchini and fried tomatoes with sage mashed potato, Brownie with butterscotch dressing
    • 31.50 EUR/person

 

Buffet menus

  • Menu 1
    • Aperitif: Dry champagne
    • Welcome snack: Hungarian scone
    • Soup: Green pea soup with fresh parsley
    • Starters: Mimosa plate, cold mangalica with roasted sage corn cream, chicken breast roasted in mayonnaise with marinated pepper, sheep cheese with basil served with eggplant cream
    • Salads: Seasonal salad with two dressing variations, potato salad with Dijon mustard
    • Main courses: Mini stuffed cabbage, chicken stew
    • Side dishes: Dumplings, rice with oyster mushroom
    • Desserts: Mini pie variations and cup creams, seasonal fruit plate
    • Price: 29 EUR/person
  • Menu 2
    • Aperitif: Dry champagne and "Dunai hajós” pear spirit
    • Welcome snack: Hungarian scone
    • Soup: Goulash soup
    • Starters: Smoked trout with horseradish cheese cream, duck rilette with black cherry jam, greaves cream with hints of citrus, mangalica sausage and cucumber salad, aubergine tartare with goat cheese
    • Salads: Seasonal salad with two dressing variations, corn salad with basil, pasta salad with tomato
    • Main courses: Whole roast turkey breast with blue cheese dressing, Mini stuffed cabbage, beef stew with vegetables and mustard
    • Side dishes: Steamed jasmine rice, mashed potatoes, steamed vegetables
    • Desserts: Mini pie variations and cup creams, seasonal fruit plate
    • Price: 30.50 EUR/person
  • Menu 3
    • Aperitif: Dry champagne and „Dunai hajós” pear spirit
    • Welcome snack: Hungarian scone
    • Soup: Goulash soup „Alföld” style with homemade tiny dumplings
    • Starters: Poultry liver royal with elderberry red onion salad, mangalica ham with horseradish kohlrabi cream, catfish liptauer with roasted pepper, handmade cheese with apple compote
    • Salads: Seasonal salad with two dressing variations, cucumber salad with yoghurt, mushroom salad
    • Main courses: Duck confit with bacon-roasted apples, stuffed cabbage, deer ragout „Nagycenk” style
    • Side dishes: Tagliatelle with rosemary, semi-mashed potatoes with spring onions, seasonal grilled vegetable
    • Desserts: Mini cakes and cup creams, seasonal fruit plate
    • Price: 32 EUR/person
  • Menu 4
    • Aperitif: Dry champagne and „Dunai hajós” pear spirit
    • Welcome snack: Hungarian scone
    • Soup: Hungarian style potato soup with mangalica sausage
    • Starters: Smoked trout with horseradish cheese cream, duck rilette with black cherry jam, aubergine tartare with goat cheese, cold mangalica with roasted sage corn cream
    • Salads: Caesar salad, tomato salad with yoghurt, seasonal salad with two dressing variations
    • Main courses: Catfish filet with chive sour cream dressing, chicken stew with porcini, whole roast spare ribs with white wine cabbage, roasted tomato with almond broccoli
    • Side dishes: Homemade cottage cheese pasta, pasta grain with white wine, rosemary potato
    • Desserts: Mini cakes and cup creams, seasonal fruit plate
    • Price: 35 EUR/person
  • Menu 5
    • Aperitif: Dry champagne and „Dunai hajós” pear spirit
    • Welcome snack: Hungarian scone
    • Soup: „Palóc” soup of mangalica
    • Starters: Cold duck breast with apple puree, goat cheese with aubergine cream, poultry liver royal with elderberry red onion salad, catfish liptauer with roasted pepper
    • Salads: Caesae salad with bacon chips, mushroom salad with sesame seeds, shopska salad, seasonal salad with two dressing variations
    • Main courses: Pike perch filet with herb dressing, deer stew with carnation mushroom, chicken breast with sage and roasted pepper sauce, spinach lasagne
    • Side dishes: Roasted potato with parsley, rosemary penne, seasonal vegetable
    • Desserts: Mini desserts „Európa” style, cup creams, seasonal fruit plate
    • Price: 39.50 EUR/person
  • Menu 6
    • Aperitif: Kir Royal dry champagne, „Dunai hajós” pear spirit, orange juice
    • Welcome snack: Hungarian scone
    • Soup: Hungarian style fish soup with forest mushroom, mushroom cream soup with tarragon and toasted milk-loaf
    • Starters: Cold duck liver with black cherry jam, smoked trout filet with horseradish kohlrabi cream, aubergine tartare with goat cheese, cold mangalica with porcini cream, mozzarella of „Bükk” with truffles and mangalica ham
    • Salads: Seasonal salad with two dressing variations, cucumber salad with yoghurt and sheep cheese, tomato salad with olives, potato salad with Dijon mustard
    • Main courses: Slowly roasted duck confit with bacon roasted blueberry, veal paprikasch, pike perch filet with cognac shrimp sauce, mangalica spare ribs with Bavarian cabbage, spicy thian (vegetable gratin)
    • Side dishes: Roman cumin potato, seasonal vegetables steamed in butter, pasta with goat cheese, Spanish tomato rice
    • Desserts: Mini cakes „Európa” style, fruit cup creams, Hungarian cheese selection Seasonal fruit plate
    • Price: 55 EUR/person

 

Finger food variations

  • Variation 1
    • Smoked trout with horse radish cheese cream
    • Greaves cream with hints of citrus, mangalica sausage and cucumber salad
    • Aubergine tartare goat cheese
    • Duck rilette with black cherryjam
    • Mini smoked ham roll with parsley mushroom cream
    • Price: 13.50 EUR/pcs/person
  • Variation 2
    • Goat cheese with aubergine cream
    • Cold mangalica with roasted sage corn cream
    • Cold duck breast with apple puree
    • Chicken breast roasted in mayonnaise with marinated pepper
    • Sheep cheese with basil served with eggplant cream
    • Price: 13.50 EUR/pcs/person
  • Variation 3
    • Catfish liptauer with roasted pepper
    • Smoked spare ribs with onion jam
    • Mini mozzarella of „Bükk” with truffle and dried tomatoes
    • Calf with roasted pepper and capers
    • Poultry liver with royal elderberry red onion salad
    • Price: 13.50 EUR/pcs/person

 

Special lunch offer

  • The offer includes 1.5 hour cruising on the Danube with the traditional sightseeing route and buffet lunch with 1 welcome
  • Time of departure: between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm (latest start at 2:30 PM).
  • Buffet menu:
    • Aperitif: Dry champagne
    • Soup: Goulash soup
    • Starters: Mimosa plate, Chicken breast roasted in mayonnaise with marinated pepper, sheep cheese with basil served with eggplant cream
    • Salads: Seasonal salad with two dressing variations, potato salad with Dijon mustard
    • Main course: Stuffed cabbage
    • Desserts: Mini desserts à la Európa, seasonal fruit plate
  • Price: 42 EUR/person

We reserve the right to change the menu

 

Open bar

  • Alcohol free open bar
    • Unlimited consumption of Szentkirályi mineral water, Cappy juices, Coca-Cola products, Dreher alcohol free beer, coffee, tea
    • Price: 10 EUR/person/2 hours
  • Soft open bar
    • Unlimited consumption of Szentkirályi mineral water, Cappy juices, Coca-Cola products, Dreher beers, quality white  and red wines, sparkling wine, coffee, tea
    • Price: 16.50 EUR/person/2 hours
  • Full open bar
    • Unlimited consumption of Szentkirályi mineral water, Cappy juices, Coca-Cola products, Dreher beers, quality white and red wines, sparkling wine, short drinks, long drinks, coffee, tea
    • Price: 35 EUR/person/2 hours

 

Wine package

  • Package 1
    • ¼ bottle of wine + 1 bottle of water/person: 7 EUR/person
    • ½ bottle of wine + 1 bottle of water/person: 10 EUR/person
    • Red wines: Hilltop Prémium Merlot 2011
    • White wines: Tokaji Furmint Grand Selection 201
  • Package 2
    • ¼ bottle of wine + 1 bottle of water/person: 8.50 EUR/person
    • ½ bottle of wine ‚ 1 bottle of water/person: 11.50 EUR/person
    • Red wines: Szekszárdi Civilis Cuvée 2012
    • White wines: Apátsági Rajnai Rizling 2015
  • Package 3
    • ¼ bottle of wine + 1 bottle of water/person: 11.50 EUR/person
    • ½ bottle of wine + 1 bottle of water/person: 17.50 EUR/person
    • Red wines: Janus Cabernet Franc Selection 2011
    • White wines: Konyári Liliense 2014

The price applies for orders with a minimum of 20 guests. Please choose one menu for the whole group. We reserve the right to change the menu.


WATER LIMOUSINE CRUISES

Similarly to the water limousines in Venice, the boats satisfie the most exquisite needs with its comfortable and elegant design and luxury lounge feeling. They can board 10 passengers (2 boats are available). These elegantly furbished boats consist of a small closed cabin and an open platform in the back. The exterior is covered by mahogany and the interior is stylish, matching the appearance of the boat. The boats are equipped with comfortable leather seats and the cruising experience is completed by quality music and catering service on request.  You can enjoy the trip in a luxury boat with a two-person staff in elegant uniform.

  • Short tour
    • Private boat tour in the downtown of Budapest. Feel the real speed boat experience, shaping the gear at your
    • Duration: 25 minutes
    • Price: 135 EUR/boat
  • Long tour
    • Enjoy the unique World Heritage panorama, from the Margaret Island to the Palace of Arts, even on a unique
    • Duration: 50 minutes
    • Price: 245 EUR/boat
  • Guided tour
    • See all the iconic buildings along the beautiful river bank of Budapest and get to know more about them from our English speaking guide.
    • Duration: 50 minutes
    • Price:
      • Till sunset: 300 EUR/boat
      • After sunset: 335 EUR/boat 
  • Sunrise tour
    • Sunrise has a special charm, especially by the river. Quiet, lade back mornings in the heart of Budapest will enrich you with a special sunrise memory on our luxury boats.
    • Duration: 50 minutes
    • Price: 245 EUR/boat
  • Sunset tour
    • Budapest is amazng by night. We show you the marvelously illuminated face of the Hungarian capitol, including the beautiful Danube bridges, the Parliament building and the Buda Castle.
    • Duration: 50 minutes
    • Price: 280 EUR/boat
  • Boat tour with wine tasting
    • Enjoy tasty Hungarian wines with and introduction from a sommelier while you can admire the amazing banks of Budapest.
    • Duration: 1 hour + wine tasting
    • Price:
      • 1-5 persons: 480 EUR
      • 6-10 persons: 555 EUR/person
  • Waiting fee: 50 EUR/hour

 

VINTAGE YACHT CRUISES

Featuring elegant white and mahogany hues, this beautifully renovated German oldtimer pleasure boat can accommodate 12 passengers at a time, and anyone on board can enjoy several facilities for chilling out in style, like indoor and outdoor lounge areas equipped with graceful dining tables, as well as a spacious sun deck with comfortable mattresses to recline on; what’s more, the boat is equipped with central heating, a small galley, a nice bathroom with toilette, and a dining room. The yacht is available to rent for a variety of occasions, including sightseeing trips in Budapest or upriver cruises   to nearby waterfront towns, but the vessel can also be booked for dinner cruises, or wine-tasting events. . Maximum travel speed: 17 km/h.

  • Wine tasting cruise
    • 6 kinds of wines served by an experienced sommelier, complimentary cheese and fruit platter, mineral water. Thematic wine selections (choose your favorite): Hungarian wine regions, Hungarian grape varieties, white wines from Hungary, red wines from Hungary, international grape verieties on Hungarian terroir, wines of Tokaj (from dry to sweet), sparkling wines from Hungarian cellars
    • Duration: 2 hours
    • Language: English, German
    • Price: 69 EUR/person + boat rental
  • Pálinka tasting cruise
    • 6 kinds of high quality pálinkas served by a pálinka expert
    • Duration: 2 hours
    • Language: English, German
    • Price: 69 EUR/person + boat rentel
  • Cocktail tasting cruise
    • We will surprise you with the most edgy mixes from veggie to fruity and spicy next to the old favorites
    • Duration: 2 hours
    • Language: English, German
    • Price: 69 EUR/person + boat rental
  • Dinner cruise
    • Selected gourmet cold platters, unlimited beverage consumption (beer, wine and soft drinks)
    • Duration: 2 hours
    • Price: 69 EUR/person + boat rental
  • Gourmet dinner cruise
    • 4-course gourmet dinner, unlimited beverage consumption (beer, wine and soft drinks)
    • Duration: 3 hours
    • Price: 135 EUR/person + boat rental
  • Gourmet fine dining cruise
    • Michelin-category exclusive fine dining dinner (finger food, served menu and unlimited beverage consumption from beers, wines and soft drinks). Our catering partner works for Michelin stared restaurants and five star hotels including Hilton and Fours Seasons.
    • Duration: 3 hours
    • Price: Ask us for a tailor-made offer.
  • General rental rate: 335 EUR/boat/hour

 

REDJET SPEEDBOAT CRUISE

When you thought that you have seen Budapest from every angle possible, then comes the RedJet and the 360-degree turn. Experience the limitless speed on the board of the 440 horsepower RedJet and be the fastest on the Danube. Can you imagine riding with 80 km/hour when suddenly your boat makes a U-turn before reaching the Margaret Bridge or a 360-degree turn under the famous Chain Bridge? Scared? Bewildered? Come on, it’s awesome. You need to try it. The boat can turn very quickly, twirl or plunge into the water with its red rostral. The captains are really experienced well-qualified people who always - okay, sometimes not - make a sign before commencing the next trick. Before boarding they tell all necessary information about the Danube, the boat, the sights and safety rules. Thanks to the camera in the front, all screaming and laughter will be photo documented. There is no minimum age, but there is minimum height: 135 cm.

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Price: 27.50 EUR/person

 

RIVERRIDE FLOATING BUS TOUR

Is it a bus? Is it a boat? Actually it's both. Drive along Budapest's streets and see the sights, then splash into the River Danube. This unique tour of Budapest explores the city by land and water without the need to change vehicles. The bus leaves from Széchenyi István Square near the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, from where the tourist pass by Akadémia Street, Garibaldi Street, Nádor Street, and József Attila Street. After that the bus goes to the Synagogue on Dohány Street, from where it continues to Andrássy Avenue. During the way to Heroes’ Square, passengers can enjoy the view of many beautiful buildings like the famous Opera House. Turning to György Dózsa Road, the bus heads towards the Danube. While getting closer to the water you can hear some interesting facts about the Zoo and the history of the amphibious bus. The splash into the Danube provides an unforgettable experience for children and adults alike. After the splash we descend below the Parliament, meanwhile we present Margaret Island, Margaret Bridge, the Royal Palace, the Chain Bridge and of course the Danube which divides Budapest in half.

  • Duration: 1 hour and 35 minutes
  • Language: English, German
  • Audio guide: English, German, Russian, Italian, Spanish, French, Hebrew, Danish, Swedish, Romanian, Ukrainian
  • Price:
    • Adult: 28.50 EUR/person
    • Student/Junior: 19 EUR/person
  • FOC: Children under the age of 6 (up to 2 children with 1 adult); from the third child under the age of 6 a junior ticket is to be purchased
  • Private hire: Besides regular tours it is also possible to rent the floating bus. We present Budapest’s most beautiful sights on dry land and from the water according to our customers’ requests. Location of departure and arrival, the route and the duration - within certain limits - can be chosen Ask us for a tailor-made offer.