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Budapest River Cruises

About Budapest

Hungary’s fascinating and culturally immersive capital is separated into its component ‘Buda’ and ‘Pest’ sides by the Danube River and is a mainstay of practically all river cruises which explore this iconic waterway. Buda’s home to the majority of the city’s historical attractions, while Pest is a more lively and cosmopolitan counterpart. Budapest is one of Europe’s largest cities, packed full of elegant attractions and iconic landmarks. Of course, there’s a wide choice of excursions available which are expertly tailored to take in all the absolute must-sees.

Exploring Budapest

 As you approach the city and catch sight of its iconic Parliament Building on the banks you’d be forgiven for thinking that it was built specifically with the delight of cruisers in mind. The Neo-Gothic masterpiece was inspired by London’s Houses of Parliament and, as well as functioning in a modern-day political capacity, it is also one of the city’s key landmarks. A guided tour will tell you all about its history and give you the chance to see more of its incredible architecture.

The Castle Hill area in Buda is another of the city’s most popular areas in the heart of the city’s medieval district. Cobbled streets, baroque architecture and scenic squares all contribute to the atmosphere and cultural delights. Fisherman’s Bastion is a must-see, a 19th-century folly which boasts fairy-tale turrets and towers, as well as exceptional views.

Matthias Church is the key attraction to be found on the area’s main square and is a beautiful piece of architecture, used as the venue for numerous coronations of Hungarian kings-past. Though it suffered intensive damage during the Second World War, its interiors were rebuilt with previously unseen medieval areas exposed and plenty more to see, making it a fantastic attraction.

The Hungarian State Opera House is another incredible landmark, dating back to 1884 and built in the style of perhaps the world’s most famous venue of its kind, the Vienna Opera House. Whether you’ve time to take in a performance or not, the building is a breath-taking piece of Neo-Renaissance architecture. It is possible to take a tour, but many visitors agree that a performance is the best way to appreciate the reason that this building was built for. Also built in the neo-Renaissance style, St Stephen’s Basilica is another incredible building, which took 14 years to complete. Its 300-foot dome is undoubtedly the most striking feature, with plenty more architectural wonders to witness, both inside and out.

Budapest tips

If a Budapest bargain is what you’re after, be sure to head for the Great Market Hall, where you’ll find such national exports as Hungarian pottery and lace. If you’re in search of some local fare, try goulash soup, with a Gundel pancake for dessert.

Suggested Read: Port in focus: Budapest

Budapest Itineraries

Vienna

Magnificient Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest

4 sailing dates May 2020 to May 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest, Hungary

FREE flights and overseas transfers plus HUGE savings of up to £1,300 per couple!

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Budapest

Cruise the Heart of Europe - Cologne to Budapest

6 sailing dates May 2020 to October 2021
14 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Hungary , Budapest, Hungary

2021 JUST RELEASED! Includes HUGE savings of up to £400 per couple!

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Bratislava

Blue Danube Discovery - Budapest to Nuremberg

10 sailing dates November 2020 to December 2021
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary, Hungary to Germany , Nurnberg

FREE flights and overseas transfers plus HUGE savings of up to £1,300 per couple!

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Belgrade

Budapest to the Black Sea - Eastbound

10 sailing dates May 2020 to August 2021
11 Nights From Budapest, Hungary, Hungary to Romania , Bucharest
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Vienna

15 Day Magnificent Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam

10 sailing dates June 2020 to October 2020
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary, Hungary to , Amsterdam

Includes HUGE savings of up to £3,000 per couple! Limited time only!

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Vienna

Romantic Danube - Vilshofen to Budapest

130 sailing dates May 2020 to December 2021
7 Nights From Vilshofen, to Hungary , Budapest, Hungary

FREE flights and overseas transfers plus HUGE savings of up to £1,300 per couple!

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Vidin

Budapest To Giurgiu

1 sailing date May 2022
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary, Hungary to , Giurgiu, Romania
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Krems

Vienna Roundtrip

1 sailing date May 2022
7 Nights From Vienna, Austria, Austria to Vienna, Austria
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Vienna

Vilshofen to Budapest

1 sailing date April 2022
7 Nights From Vilshofen, Germany to Hungary , Budapest, Hungary
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Budapest

Vienna Roundtrip

1 sailing date May 2022
7 Nights From Vienna, Austria, Austria to Vienna, Austria
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Budapest

Vienna Roundtrip

1 sailing date April 2022
7 Nights From Vienna, Austria, Austria to Vienna, Austria
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Melk

Budapest To Vilshofen

1 sailing date May 2022
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary, Hungary to Germany , Vilshofen
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Linz

Vilshofen to Budapest

1 sailing date May 2022
7 Nights From Vilshofen, Germany to Hungary , Budapest, Hungary
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Budapest

Vilshofen to Budapest

1 sailing date July 2020
10 Nights From Vilshofen, Germany to Hungary , Budapest, Hungary
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Linz

Vilshofen to Budapest

1 sailing date September 2020
10 Nights From Vilshofen, Germany to Hungary , Budapest, Hungary
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Linz

Vilshofen to Budapest

1 sailing date August 2020
10 Nights From Vienna, Austria, Austria to Hungary , Budapest, Hungary
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Melk

Vienna To Budapest

1 sailing date August 2021
7 Nights From Vienna, Austria, Austria to Hungary , Budapest, Hungary
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Belgrade

Budapest to the Black Sea - Westbound

8 sailing dates May 2020 to August 2021
12 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to Hungary , Budapest, Hungary
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Bratislava

Budapest To Vienna

1 sailing date August 2021
7 Nights From Budapest, Hungary, Hungary to Austria , Vienna, Austria
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Vienna

Vienna Roundtrip

1 sailing date April 2022
7 Nights From Vienna, Austria, Austria to Vienna, Austria
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