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Budapest: 1-Hour Sightseeing Cruise with Welcome Drink

1. Budapest: 1-Hour Sightseeing Cruise with Welcome Drink

Discover Budapest on a sightseeing cruise along the River Danube. Relax as you pass by some of the city's most notable landmarks as you sip on a complimentary welcome drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic). Climb aboard the pleasure boat at the pier of Budapest's Szent István Park and receive your welcome beverage. Then, cruise down the River Danube, and pass monuments such as the National Parliament, Buda Castle, and the Várkert Bazár, recently restored to its original splendor. Head to the open deck for perfect views of the illuminated Vigadó Concert Hall, or look at the floodlit monuments between the Margaret Bridge and Rákóczi Bridge from the comfort of an air-conditioned deck with panoramic windows. Experience the city more like a local - although there are no audio or live guides on board the boat, it functions as a floating coffee house or pub experience with its own bar 

Budapest: 1-Hour Evening Sightseeing Cruise with Drink

2. Budapest: 1-Hour Evening Sightseeing Cruise with Drink

Enjoy this 1-hour evening sightseeing cruise on the legendary blue Danube and sail between the Buda and Pest sides of magical Budapest. Board the boat directly at the pier in central Budapest, and sip a drink of your choice. Sip a glass of champagne, wine, beer, a soft drink or mineral water along with a complimentary special Duna Bella lemonade. During the cruise you’ll see the majestic Chain Bridge and Elisabeth Bridge, admire the massive Budapest Parliament Building, see the Buda Castle on the hill and circle the Margaret Island. You’ll learn about the main sights from the 30-language audio guide. Once the tour has concluded, the boat will take you back to the pier in central Budapest.

Budapest: Danube Cruise with Hungarian Dinner and Live Music

3. Budapest: Danube Cruise with Hungarian Dinner and Live Music

Take a cruise on the majestic Danube River and explore Budapest from a different perspective. Enjoy a traditional Hungarian dinner, and live folk music as you take in the city's sights and lights. Depart from the city center, board the Gróf (Count) Széchényi, the biggest vintage ship currently on the Danube. Marvel at its elegant wooden interior and designer carpets, the perfect setting for your travel photos. Make life-long memories as you sail along the river, taking in the sights. Admire the Parliament, Chain Bridge, and Buda Castle and Citadel from the water. Relax and enjoy Hungarian specialties. Listen to live music performed by 4 members of the award-winning Rajkó Folk Orchestra. Listen to local and international favorites, and make sure to make a request for your party. The dinner service, served at your table, includes: One plate of Alföld style Goulash soupTraditional chicken paprikashHungarian strudel variations (dessert) Drinks: One welcome drinkOne glass of beer, wine, mineral water, or a soft drink

Budapest: Candlelit Dinner River Cruise with Live Music

4. Budapest: Candlelit Dinner River Cruise with Live Music

Spend a magical evening as you feast on a catered candle-lit dinner aboard one of the most elegant and modern cruises in Budapest. Listen to live music, enjoy a festive welcome drink, and admire the city’s sparkling historical sites along the Danube River. Once you board the boat, be led to your table to receive your complimentary welcome drink. Then, sit back and relax as you enjoy your catered 4-course dinner while listening to live music performed by local Hungarian artists. As you dine, benefit from retractable windows that ensure the best possible photo opportunities of the iconic Hungarian Parliament, which shines like a topaz jewel at night. Continue along the waters and marvel at the nighttime views of the enchanting Buda Castle, the grand Statue of Liberty, and the impressive Citadella on top of Gellért Hill. Sail past other famous landmarks along the river like Margaret Island, the Palace of Arts (MUPA), the National Theatre, and the Vigado Concert Hall. Glide under the illuminated Chain, Margit, and Erzsébet Bridges and watch as the Pest promenade comes to life with the sounds of street musicians and people dining on the patio-lined restaurants.

Budapest: Walking Tour of Buda Castle with a Historian

5. Budapest: Walking Tour of Buda Castle with a Historian

On this amazing 2.5-hour walking tour, get acquainted with the historical core of Buda, the oldest part of Budapest. Experience more than 1100 years of Hungarian history coming alive in front of you through your history buff tour guide's presentations, and learn all about the local significance of the Buda Castle: a district where thousands of people live and many more go for romantic strolls, enjoying the superb views and lights. You will walk through the winding alleys and experience breathtaking views from the ramparts. Be ready for the fascinating historical stories about Buda Castle from the Middle Ages to World War II.  Explore the whole complex of the Buda Castle District including the Royal Palace, Savoy Terrace, Matthias Fountain, Palace Gardens, Alexander Palace, the Hungarian Presidential Palace, Matthias Church, and get panoramic views of the Parliament & the Pest side from Fisherman's Bastion. As an added bonus to round off your experience, enjoy delicious coffee during the coffee stop.

Budapest: 1.5-Hour Fun Segway Sightseeing

6. Budapest: 1.5-Hour Fun Segway Sightseeing

Your 1.5-hour Downtown Segway Tour starts with a training session. Your experienced tour guide will help you get used to the Segway and how to control it. Get the hang of it, and set off exploring Downtown, the historic district of the city. See attractions like the Hungarian Parliament, St. Stephen Basilica, Liberty Square, the Hungarian State Opera, the Shoes on the Danube Memorial, the 'Central Park' of Budapest's Downtown - Erzsébet square, and Chain Bridge. Glide along the waterfront, have fun, and enjoy your speedy Segway, pausing to take in stunning views of the Buda Castle and Fisherman's Bastion as well as the Chain Bridge. Tour is a private tour to keep the experience intimate as you glide past each historical site, hearing entertaining anecdotes and facts about the history of Budapest. Your guide will give you plenty of photo-ops, stopping frequently at the most instagramable spots, and they will introduce you to the most interesting stories about Budapest and even real Budapest experts will learn a lot.

Budapest: Castle District Walk with Café Stop

7. Budapest: Castle District Walk with Café Stop

This private small-group walking tour provides an insight into the fascinating history of Buda Castle District, from medieval days to the present. Your guide will explain how Castle Hill was originally designed, and how the area was used by a number of different cultures over the centuries. During this 2.5-hour tour you’ll see the major landmarks and monuments of the district, including the Royal Palace, the Presidential Palace, Disz Square, Holy Trinity Square, Hess Andras Square, and the Fisherman’s Bastion. You’ll have the opportunity to admire the interior of Matthias Church, and hear the stories behind the fascinating sites. You’ll also enjoy a break for coffee and cake at a cosy café in the Castle District.

All In One 3-Hour Walking Tour with Coffee Stop

8. All In One 3-Hour Walking Tour with Coffee Stop

Experience everything Budapest has to offer on this packed walking tour. The tour begins at the Opera House, then take a short ride on the Millennium metro to Heroes Square' and Budapest's city park. Once there you will learn about Hungarian history and culture through the line of kings displayed in chronological order. Then, walk through the park to visit Vajdahunyad Castle, a complex built for the World Expo in 1896. Afterwards, stop by Szechenyi Bath House to learn about the country's unique bathing culture. Hop back on the metro and stop by Andrassy Blvd. Next, continue toward Elizabeth Square and St. Stephen’s Basilica before taking a break in a café for a taste of Hungary’s most famous pastry. Once refreshed, take a trip toward the downtown area with a stop at Vaci Street and Vorosmarty Square. Finally, climb the steps up to the Royal Palace and walk through the old cobblestone streets toward the finishing point in front of the Matthias Church and Fisherman’s Bastion.

Budapest: Private Walking Tour of the Castle District

9. Budapest: Private Walking Tour of the Castle District

Meet your guide in the historical Castle District, your private guide will lead you along the area’s cobbled medieval streets to see the main sights. The guide will bring the past of this fascinating area to life, relating stories and legends of the Castle District, and showing you hidden areas that are often overlooked on other tours. You’ll gain an insight into the historical events that have shaped the Castle District over the centuries. Learn how the area was originally laid out and built, and how it has been used over the centuries by many different cultures. See the Royal Palace, the Presidential Palace, Disz Square, Holy Trinity Square, Hess András Square, and the Fisherman’s Bastion. You’ll also have the opportunity to see inside Matthias Church, and hear about its interesting past. There will be a coffee break with a traditional Hungarian pastry along the way.

Budapest: Best of City Highlights Walking Tour

10. Budapest: Best of City Highlights Walking Tour

Visit both must-see monuments and insider local spots on this guided walking trip through the colorful streets of Budapest. Following alongside a local guide, learn the stories and history of the city while exploring on foot. Taking off from near the Matthias Church at the center of the city, hit the Budapest streets. Immerse yourself in local life as you pass street food vendors, bars, and coffee shops. Spot the characteristic Szimpla Kert, a romkocsma (ruin pub). Learn more about why Budapest is called the European party capital as you continue to the Fisherman’s Bastion, a neo-Gothic terrace situated on the Buda bank of the Danube on Castle Hill. Get a better idea of day-to-day life and culture in the city by vising the Szechenyi Thermal Baths, a medicinal spa bath frequented day and night. Marvel at an oasis of luxury spa treatments, saunas, and massages. As you continue to make your round-trip around the city, your guide will reveal the secrets and interesting facts about the Hungarian Parliament building, Buda Castle, Matthias Church, the Chain Bridge, and more. 

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What people are saying about Buda Castle

The boat was fantastic and provided a truly unique dining experience. The Hungarian food was delicious and plentiful. The crew all polite and friendly. The 3piece Hungarian band played at tables beautifully. A wonderful evening and very good value.

Cruise at 20:30 - perfect time. optimal cruise time. A glass of champagne for the cruise. Overall a very nice attraction at a good price

Beautiful experience, the boat left on time, on board we were offered an alcoholic drink.

The music could be a little bit louder but overall price ratio really good

Your pretty little evening cruise that highlights the main monuments