Budapest Christmas Boat Rides

Budapest Christmas Boat Rides

Although the city of Budapest is a lot quieter during the three days of Christmas, especially on Dec 24, which is the most respected and intimate Christmas event in Budapest, the life on the river Danube does not stop for a moment.

Christmas Boat rides in Budapest

Christmas Boat rides in Budapest

If you wish to add a beautiful scenic river cruise to your Budapest itinerary, you can join the merry locals and foreigners on one of the nostalgia boat rides. The ships are heated!

If you do not mind the cold weather, you can even get up to the deck of the ship to toast, to pop the question, to take a deep breath and most of all, to let the UNESCO World Heritage attractions sink in. Let Christmas brings its full beauty, and warm lights to you.

Christmas Cruises in Budapest

Day Cruises in December

1pm Christmas Brunch Cruise: available on Dec 24, including buffet style brunch and unlimited drink package.

Christmas Cruise Budapest December

Christmas Cruise Budapest – Cameron Rogers Photography

2 pm Day Cruise + Guide on Budapest Sightseeing Boat with Audio Commentary (via ear phones), also includes 1 drink. Dates: Dec 1-31 (except on Dec 24). Boat: Duna Bella or Dolphin (heated in winter cruises)

2 pm Lunch Cruise of 1.5 hour: Budapest Lunch cruise on the Danube (also available with 2 drinks only). Dates: Dec 1 – 31 (also on Dec 24!). Boat: Millennium or Europa (heated in winter cruises)

Evening Cruises in December

6:30 pm Day Cruise + Guide on Budapest Sightseeing Boat with Audio Commentary (via ear phones), also includes 1 drink. Dates: Dec 1-31 (except on Dec 24). Boat: Legenda (heated in winter cruises)

7 pm Cruise with A La Carte Dinner + Music: A La Carte Dinner Cruise in Budapest with Live Music on Legenda Sightseeing Boat: 4 course a la carte dinner of your choice. Dates: Dec 1-31, Thu-Sun, (except Dec 24). Candles lit, band playing aboard, servers bringing your delicious festive foods and drinks. 1 glass of champagne awaits for guests. Boat: Legenda (heated in winter cruises). Hurry up to reserve for Christmas and NYE cruises!

Budapest Christmas Dinner Cruise

Budapest Christmas Dinner Cruise

7 pm Cruise with Buffet Style Dinner + Music: all inclusive dinner with 2 drinks on the buffet style dinner cruises of 1.5 hour. Dates: Dec 1-31 (except on Dec 24, 31). Boat: Millennium or Europa (heated in winter cruises) 7 pm Cruise with 2 Drinks: December 1-23, Dec 27-30: Budapest night boat trips in December and January: evening boat rides, after sunset with an optional buffet style dinner, or drink only, and live music. Dates: Dec 1-31 (except on Dec 24, 31). Boat: Millennium or Europa (heated in winter cruises)

7.30 pm Budapest Cruise with 4 Course Dinner + Piano Music: festive 3 hour cruise with Served Dinner of 4 options for the Main Course (Fish, Duck, Beef, Vegetarian) and live piano music. Dates: Dec 1 – 30, including Dec 24 the Budapest Christmas Eve cruise. Great value at €55 per person. 1 glass of sparkling wine also included in this price along with the 4 course served dinner, 3 hour cruise, live music. You can also upgrade for the cruise with unlimited drink package for 3 hours (€75 per person, including dinner, cruise, music plus unlimited wines, beers, soft drinks, hot drinks).

Night Cruises in December

Winter Budapest Cruises on the Danube in December

Winter Budapest Cruises – Dan Heap Photography

10 pm Cruise with Buffet Style Dinner: all inclusive dinner with 2 drinks on the buffet style dinner cruises of 1.5 hour. Dates: Dec 1-31 (except on Dec 24). Boat: Millennium or Europa (heated in winter cruises)

December 24, 25, 26 Cruises

Dec 24: Christmas Eve river rides offering daytime or evening cruises with sightseeing only or including dinner.

Dec 25: 3 options to choose from makes Dec 25 an easy way to plan ahead for the evening celebrations. A La Carte (2.5 hour), Served Dinner with 4 courses (3 hour), or buffet style dinner cruise are the main options. Click through to get more details on each:

Dec 26: Dec 26 night cruises in Budapest (cruise with drinks or with dinner, and live music on a heated ship. Discounts for students.) 3 dinner cruise programs to choose from makes Dec 26 flexible when it comes to finding your perfect cruise in Budapest. A La Carte (2.5 hour), Served Dinner with 4 courses (3 hour), or Buffet style dinner cruise are the main options. Follow the links to get more details on each Christmas cruise:

Christmas in Budapest Liberty Bridge

Christmas Budapest Bridge – Stella Papini Photography

These cruises are mini cruises in the city of Budapest, in and around the UNESCO World Heritage site inscribed in 1987 as the Bank of the Danube and the Buda Castle. You will cross under many beautiful bridges over the river Danube in Budapest, and be part of a boat sightseeing with beautiful sights along the riverfront: Buda Castle, Matthias Church, Fisherman’s Bastion, Gellert Baths and Hotel, National Theater, Palace of Arts, University of Economics, Central Market Hall, Pesti Vigado Concert Hall, Gresham Palace, St Istvan Cathedral, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and the beautiful bridges themselves, like the Liberty Bridge, the Chain Bridge, etc.

New Year Cruises in Budapest

Related Boat Cruises

To widen your horizon and see more of Europe at Christmas time, see the European Christmas market cruises.

 
Comments

Hello,

It is a great site on Budapest Christmas events. I would like to mention about your site on the travel blog I maintain. If you’re interested in guest blog or link exchange, please send me an email and I’ll provide you with more details.

Best Regards

BudapestChristmas

Hi Rachna, it makes me glad that you have found Budapest Christmas a good source. :)
I cannot wish Merry Christmas yet, but happy to help in planning activities. A short guest blog post might be interesting.

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