Budapest Danube Cruise & Dinner

One of the best things to do in Budapest at night is to treat yourself with a Budapest Danube cruise with dinner and live music.

Budapest Danube Cruise

Budapest Danube Cruise

The 1.5 hour sightseeing tour on the river Danube is combined with a delicious dinner and live entertainment  on board: Sight, lights, live music, delicious dinner!

The dinner cruise can be booked with dinner, and without dinner, and there are adult, and student prices too for our special Danube cruise. Our Danube cruises range from cheap Euro 9 boat tours to Euro 69 for VIP cruises on special days. Learn more about the Budapest river cruises or place your booking now.

Book your 7pm dinner cruise now via our ticket agency partner.

The Danube dinner cruise in the city of Budapest starts at 7 pm (from Monday to Sunday), and we have occasional late night dinner cruises at 10 pm. See the dates below.
Book your dinner cruise now to avoid overbooked cruises.

Budapest Cruise at Night - the Parliament

Budapest Cruise at Night – the Parliament (by Larry Myhre)

Picture the magical night Danube embankment with some of the best sights of Budapest: historical churches, the Buda Castle on the Castle Hill, the majestic neo-Gothic turrets of the Hungarian Parliament, the Statue of Liberty and the Citadel fortification atop the Gellert Hill, the cupolas of the Art Nouveau Gellert Baths, the enchanting facade of the Gresham Palace and the huge domes of the St Istvan Basilica looking over the shoulders of the Gresham Palace. You will be cruising in one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites on our Budapest Danube cruise with dinner.

Incredible!

Incredible indeed: most tourists in Budapest are absolutely flabbergasted by the Budapest night views: the charmingly romantic and unforgettably beautiful city lights by night.

Dinner Cruises at Night: 7 pm and 10 pm

Depending on your night programme, you can schedule your Budapest river cruise @7pm or @10pm. The prices of the dinner cruises are slightly different as there is no live music on the late night 10 pm dinner cruise.

Book your 7pm dinner cruise now via our ticket agency partner.

Prices: River Cruise with Dinner & live Music: Euro 38.57
Prices: River Cruise & live Music, but no dinner: Euro 16.79

Don’t miss the boat, or the boat tour in Budapest. Locals and tourists alike love the dinner river cruises in Budapest!

Book your 10pm dinner cruise now via our ticket agency partner.

Prices: River Cruise with dinner, 31.78 EUR
Prices: Cruise without Dinner, 13.93 EUR

2 in 1 Package Deals with the Danube Dinner Cruise in Budapest

Are You interested in package deals? Here are some Budapest deals you may like:

Danube Dinner Cruise with Music + Budapest Baths Ticket:

save Euro 1.8 in the package deal. Booking via our ticket agency partner.

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Danube Dinner Cruise with Music + Hungarian Folk Show:

save Euro 2.7 in the package deal. Booking via our Hungarian Folk partner.

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Danube Dinner Cruise with Music + Organ Concert in the Basilica:

save Euro 2.7 in the package deal. Booking via our ticket agency partner.

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Danube Dinner Cruise with Music + Symphony Concert at the Danube Palace:

save Euro 2.7 in the package deal. Booking via our ticket agency partner.

Budapest Dinner Cruise at 7 pm

The Danube dinner cruises in the city of Budapest run on a daily basis from Monday to Sunday at 7pm. The cruise ship leaves from the Chain Bridge (note: the meeting point is not at the Chain Bridge, but in the Danube Palace, a 2 min walk from the river, behind the Gresham Palace).

Book your 7pm dinner cruise now via our ticket agency partner.

The 7 pm river cruise includes: the river cruise, the dinner, the live music. We run our dinner cruises all year round (the boats are heated in winter time and cooled with AC in summer time), and all week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, at 7 pm in the evening (in summer, you can see the sunset and the night lights too!)

Palace of Arts and the National Theater Budapest by night

Palace of Arts and the National Theater Budapest by night

Prices of the Budapest Dinner Cruise (Adults)

  • Danube Dinner Cruise with live Music: Euro 37.3
  • Danube Cruise with live Music (no dinner): Euro 16.15

Prices of the Budapest Dinner Cruise (Students, Children)

  • Danube Dinner Cruise with live Music: Euro 34.25
  • Danube Cruise with live Music (no dinner): Euro 15 EUR

Budapest Dinner Cruise at 10 pm

The late night Danube dinner cruises in the city of Budapest start at 10 pm. The 10 pm river cruise runs most days from April to October. In winter time we usually launch the boat tour with dinner once a week.

Book your 10pm dinner cruise now via our ticket agency partner.

Dates for the 10 pm Danube cruise (the 7 pm cruise is every day)

Please note that the 10 pm Danube cruise does not include live music. Accordingly, the river cruise tickets of the 10 pm Danube cruise are a bit cheaper than the highly popular 7 pm cruises (and less packed than the 7pm dinner cruises).

The 10pm night river cruise includes:

  • the night river cruise on the Danube,
  • the buffet style dinner with lots of options to choose from (several main courses, desserts, soups, salads, etc.)
  • the drinks.

We run our 10 pm Danube cruises all year round on certain days (the boats are heated in winter time and cooled with AC in summer time).

Budapest Danube cruise dinner

Budapest Danube cruise dinner

Prices of the Budapest Dinner Cruise (Adults) 10 pm

River Cruise with Dinner: Euro 32.4
River Cruise without Dinner: Euro 13.85
Package Deal: River Cruise with dinner + Budapest Card: Euro 56.15

Prices of the Budapest Dinner Cruise (Students, Children)

River Cruise with dinner, 31.9 EUR
River Cruise without Dinner, 12.7 EUR
Package Deal: River Cruise with dinner + Budapest Card, 56.15 EUR

Note: the late night boat tour is linked to the Hungarian Folk dance shows of the Danube Palace, when many guests would like to finish off the evening with a spectacular night cruise (note: the meeting point is not at the Chain Bridge, but in the Danube Palace or the Budai Vigado Concert Hall, a 2 min walk from the river – your confirmation email will let you know about the details of your booked river cruise and you can also ask further questions or add comments by directly replying to the confirmation email of your order).

Delicious Dinner on the Budapest Dinner Cruise

And the palate: our exquisite Budapest dinner cruises are composed by a gourmet chef (Kloter Gregor Grex, Gault Millau rated Chef). Please see the rich and versatile menu below, which healthily mixes fresh tasty vegetables and high quality meatstoo (our vegetarian guests are also very satisfied, though Budapest is said to be the heaven of meat eaters).

Romantic Budapest Danube Cruise

Romantic Budapest Danube Cruise

Nostalgia Boats with Open Deck (AC in summer, heating in winter time)

Our nostalgia boats (Attila and Europa) will take you on one of the finest dinner experiences in Budapest: the night river cruise is 1.5 hour, and you are guaranteed to enjoy every minute of our 90 minute cruise from the Margaret Island down to the Rakoczi Bridge in the south and back to the Chain Bridge.

This well paced boat trip will let you feel the beauty of the night lit Budapest on your skin: the dinner cruise is reported to be the highlight of many tourists’ Budapest visit. If you ask fellow tourists or read dinner cruise reviews, you will hear ‘it was incredible, awesome, fantastic, exciting, romantic, unforgettable’ and most would use the term ‘beautiful’. Beauty indeed. Plus you will have a great dinner (buffet style) and live music!

Booking the Dinner Cruise Online

The 90 minute Dinner & Cruise Budapest night river cruises, which can be booked through our ticket agency BudapestRiverCruise.com, include a gentle ride on the river Danube right in the heart of the city, between Buda and Pest with many of the best sights Budapest can offer: the 19th century palaces, churches, residential houses, historical bridges, the turreted Hungarian Parliament, the green slopes of the Gellert Hill and the Castle Hill with the Buda Castle on top, the bustling bars along the river Danube, etc.). But a video of our night cruise attractions will let you in on more:

The drinks are included in the price of the river cruises, and if you want to enjoy a candle lit dinner on the boat, you can book a seat for a Dinner too.

Palace of Arts by Rakoczi Bridge Budapest

Palace of Arts by Rakoczi Bridge Budapest

When are the Budapest dinner river cruises?

Each night, we run our Budapest dinner river cruise from 7pm to 8.30pm, and some nights from 10 pm to 11:30 pm. Our boats are air conditioned in the summer, and heated in cold weather, so we run our river cruises all year round.

Port of the dinner Danube river cruise

The meeting point of the Danube river cruise is close to the Chain Bridge, which you usually see on all postcards, just behind the Gresham Palace (the Art Nouveau palace of the Four Seasons Hotel Budapest).

We will meet with our dinner cruise guests at the ticket office of the Duna Palota (Danube Palace) at 5 Zrínyi utca Street, District V. (5th district). The 10 pm dinner cruises leave either from the Danube Palace or from the Vigado Concert Hall on the Buda side.
Please arrive in time for the river cruise at 6.30pm (or 9:30 pm( the latest. See map.

How can I book my Budapest night river cruise?

You can book your river cruise via our ticket agency BudapestRiverCruise.com,

Menu – Budapest Danube Dinner & Cruise?

This is the Menu of the Dinner & Cruise with Live Music boat tour in Budapest (7.00 pm – 8.30 pm and 10 pm – 11:30 pm):

Starters / Appetizers – Dinner & Cruise, Budapest river cruise:

Soups on the Budapest river tour

  • Goulash soup with noodles – Alfold style goulash is one of the most traditional Hungarian soups, rich in meats and vegetables
  • Tarragon vegetable soup with noodles – Tarkonyos zoldseg leves is an ideal option for vegetarians. Fresh tasty Hungarian vegetables give a wonderful characteristic flavor to the soup

Main courses / Entrée – Dinner & Cruise, Budapest river cruise:
Budapest River Dinner Cruise<

  • Mini stuffed cabbage: toltott kaposzta is a Hungarian style sweet and sour dish, the cabbage leaves are stuffed with a seasoned mixture of minced pork & rice, cooked in a rich sauce of stew sauce with lots of Hungarian pickled sauerkraut, usually served with sour cream topping
  • Meatballs in tomato sauce
  • Turkey cutlets with vegetables in parsley sauce
  • Pork slices in garlic sauce in Csongrád style: rich in garlic, the pork cutlets will melt in your mouth.
  • Chicken Breast Paprika: a healthier version of the traditional Hungarian Chicken Paprika (csirkepaprikas) usually made with chicken legs. The Chicken breast makes the paprika stew lighter.

Side Dishes – Dinner & Cruise, Budapest river cruise:

  • Boiled potatoes
  • Potato Noodles
  • Noodles
  • Steamed jasmine rice with corn

Salads – Dinner & Cruise, Budapest river cruise:

  • Corn salad in dill and yoghurt dressing
  • Vinaigrette potato salad
  • Cucumber salad with sour cream dressing
  • Caesar salad

Desserts – Dinner & Cruise, Budapest river cruise:

  • Sponge cake pudding in Somló style (Somloi Galuska) is a huge favorite in Hungary, a sweet delicacy with some rum, sultanas, sponge cake, dark chocolate, topped with whipped cream
  • Mini tiramisu cup
  • Blueberry fruit cream with chocolate sponge cake: healthy blueberries and sweet chocolate – who could resist?
  • Chocolate mousse

Drinks – Dinner & Cruise, Budapest river cruise:
The price of the Dinner & Cruise includes a glass of wine (or juice) + 1 bottle of water (0,33) or soft drink. If you are in the mood of drinking more, or clinking with champagne to celebrate and anniversary or birthday, you can buy additional drinks at our Dinner Cruise Drink Bar.

About the Music on the Budapest Night Cruises

Essentially, the music of the Danube dinner cruise is salon music. But who is the live band playing on the Danube dinner cruise?

The live music for the romantic night lit views is salon music played by some of the best Hungarian musicians, who are the players of the often world touring Rajko Orchestra (Gypsy Band), including the award winning violinist Zsigmond Vidak (awarded by the Bronze Merit Cross of the Hungarian Republic).

 

2 comments

  1. PATRICIA CHUJMAN

    I´ll be in Budpest for the end of the year and I´d like to book a dinner cruise for Dec 31.
    Is that possible?

    Thanks

    Patricia

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