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 54
Prices: River Cruise & live Music, but no dinner: Euro 22

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, 46 EUR
Prices: Cruise without Dinner, 20 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 + Gala 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 54
  • Danube Cruise with live Music (no dinner): Euro 22

Prices of the Budapest Dinner Cruise (Students, Children)

  • Danube Dinner Cruise with live Music: Euro 50
  • Danube Cruise with live Music (no dinner): Euro 20

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: 10 pm Budapest Cruise 2019

The 10 pm cruises are only available on certain days. Please see the dates for the late night cruises in 2019.

2019, January Cruises: 1, 4, 5 at 10 pm
2019, February Cruise: 23 at 10 pm
2019, March Cruises: almost every night at 10 pm, namely March 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 23, 28, 30
2019, April Cruises: almost every night at 10 pm, namely April 4, 6, 11, 13, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27
2019, May Cruises: every night at 10 pm
2019, June Cruises: every night at 10 pm
2019, July Cruises: every night at 10 pm
2019, August Cruises: every night at 10 pm, except on August 20 when the Budapest Fireworks Cruise runs
2019, September Cruises: every night at 10 pm (exception: no cruise on Sep 29)
2019, October Cruises: every night at 10 pm
2019, November Cruises: 1, 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30 at 10 pm
2019, December Cruises: 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 at 10 pm

December Special Cruises: Dec 24 Christmas Eve Dinner Cruise in Budapest, Dec 25 Budapest Danube Cruise on Christmas Day, December 31: a whole night boat party: the Danube cruise on New Year’s Eve (open bar, show, etc.) and just to start the New Year with peace of mind: the New Year’s Day Budapest Cruise

Please note that the 10 pm Danube cruise is only 1.5 hour long. 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
  • live Salon Music.

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 46
River Cruise without Dinner: Euro 20

Prices of the Budapest Dinner Cruise (Students, Children)

River Cruise with dinner, 42 EUR
River Cruise without Dinner, 18.5 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 (Peter Molnarka). Please see the rich and versatile menu below, which healthily mixes fresh tasty vegetables and high quality meats too (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)

The 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 120 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, the Budapest dinner river cruise runs from 7pm to 9pm, and some nights from 10 pm to 11.30 pm. The 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).

The dinner cruise guests are greeted at the ticket office of the Duna Palota (Danube Palace) at 5 Zrinyi utca Street, District V. (5th district).
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 – 9 pm and 10 pm – 11.30 pm):

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
  • Seasonal Soups: Vegetable cream soup from fall to spring cruises, Fruit Soup in summer cruises. Both soups are an ideal option for vegetarians. Fresh tasty Hungarian vegetables and fruits give a wonderful characteristic flavor to the soup

Taste of Local Toppings on the Budapest river tour

For a cold starter, take a gastronomical adventure: try two of the local specialties used as sandwich toppings in Hungary

  • Korozott: Quark with Sweet Paprika, Caraway, Onion and Butter – usually eaten topped on fresh rolls with fresh vegetables (tomato, peppers, onions, cucumber) – ideal vegetarian option
  • Tepertokrem: Pork Cracklings Cream (slightly chunky texture) with mustard, salt and pepper – hearty sandwich cream for pork lovers

Main courses on the Budapest river cruise

Budapest Lunch Cruise

Budapest River Dinner Cruise

  • Roasted Sea Fish with Chardonnay Sauce
  • Roasted Chicken Breast with Basil & Cheese Sauce
  • Pork Rib with Thyme and Mustard Sauce: slightly spicy pork ribs
  • 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 – Hungarian specialty
  • Chicken Leg Paprika: traditional Hungarian Chicken Paprika (csirkepaprikas) usually made with chicken legs with tomatoes, peppers, onions and sweet paprika – Hungarian specialty
  • Vegetarian Courses: Homemade Dumplings with Spinach and Mustard & Mushroom Sauce, Grilled Vegetables, etc. (please see below)

 

Side dishes on the Budapest river trip

  • Grilled / Steamed Vegetables
  • Homemade Dumplings with Spinach and Mustard & Mushroom Sauce
  • Grilled Polenta Terrine with Feta Cheese
  • Hash-brown Potatoes / Potato Lángos
  • Noodles / Dumplings
  • Steamed Jasmine Rice with Corn
  • Boiled Potatoes

Vegetarian dishes on the Budapest Danube cruise

  • Grilled Polenta Terrine with Feta Cheese
  • Homemade Dumplings with Spinach and Mustard & Mushroom Sauce
  • Grilled Vegetables
  • Soup of the Season: Vegetable Soup (Fall, Winter, Spring), cold Fruit Soup (Summer)
  • Steamed Jasmine Rice with Corn
  • Salads: see below
Desserts on the Budapest Lunch Cruise

Desserts on the Budapest Late Night Cruise

Salads, Fresh Greens on the Budapest Cruise

  • Salad of the Season with various Dressings
  • Corn Salad with Mayo Dressing
  • Italian Pasta Salad
  • Caesar Salad

Desserts on the boat tour in Budapest

  • 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
  • Home-made Strudel
  • Mini Tarts
  • Fresh Fruits of the Season
  • Dessert Variations Europa style

Drinks included in the price:

  • 1 Glass of Wine (or juice)
  • 1 bottle of mineral water

 

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).

 

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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