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Christmas Cruise Budapest December

A nice winter boat ride on the river Danube in Budapest, the Mulled Wine Boat Tour will make your Christmas holiday in Hungary even more festive. As the sun sets early in December, you will see the sights lit up along the river Danube in this 90 minute boat tour in a heated ship.

Mulled Wine Boat Tour Budapest

Mulled Wine Boat Tour Budapest

Booking Boat Tour

The tour also gives an option to sip on Grogs, or for those who do not enjoy hot alcoholic drinks, the price includes cocktails or beers.

Ideal way to rest your legs for a while. You can watch the sights from the heated ship, or climb atop the deck and take in the views with your hot mulled wine to keep you warm.

Budapest Boat Tour on Danube River

Budapest Boat Tour on Danube – Global Ranger

 

Budapest Christmas Mug

Budapest Christmas Mug

Needless to say enjoying a mug of mulled wine at the Budapest Christmas markets is an excellent program, especially while the music is on, and the bands play on the stage of the Budapest Christmas Market on Vorosmarty Square, or when the light painting goes live on the facade of St Stephen’s Basilica where the other major Christmas Market attracts thousands of visitors in winter. You can even take away the red mug of the Budapest Christmas Fair as a nice memory.

Christmas Boat rides in Budapest

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

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 €52 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 (€69 per person, including dinner, cruise, music plus unlimited wines, beers, soft drinks, hot drinks).

8 pm Budapest Folk Cruise with 4 Course Dinner + Piano Music: an entertaining 3 hour cruise with Served Dinner, and live show (2 hour bar piano music + 1 hour Folk dance show). Dates: Dec 1 – 30, including Dec 24 the Budapest Christmas Eve cruise. Great gift and price at €52 per person. 1 glass of spumante also included in this ticket, along with the 4 course dinner, 3 hour cruise, live show. You can also upgrade for the cruise with unlimited drink package for 3 hours (€69 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 (3 hour cruise with served 4 course dinner – a la carte main course choices -, and live piano music on a heated ship. Window seating will be guaranteed for early bookers.)
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.

Taking a European Xmas Cruise on the river Danube must be a real treat and one of the best gifts for your loved ones. True, the Christmas cruises are quite pricey, especially compared with a cheap Budapest Christmas holiday, but they surely are unforgettable. No wonder, Viking river cruises are probably the most well known high quality river cruises in Europe.

In this video you can see Budapest, one of the major ports of the river Danube Christmas cruises including Germany and Austria too. Europe’s Christmas markets are where the spirit and romance of the holidays come alive. Karine from Viking River cruise explores some fairy tale settings of Europe’s Christmas Markets, culminating in Budapest.

If you want to splurge on an XXL festive river cruise, and explore more of the top European Christmas markets, this video will entice you. For a more budget Christmas trip, just fly direct to Budapest, rent an apartment, a great hotel room (possibly with a view over the river), or a dirt cheap hostel, and enjoy the merry Christmas atmosphere in our city, Budapest. There are many river cruises in Budapest, also available during the Christmas holiday.

More details about the local river cruises in Budapest:

Christmas Cruising in Budapest

Dec 24: Christmas Eve river rides

Dec 25: Christmas Day dinner cruise on the Danube

Dec 26: Dec 26 night cruises in Budapest

New Year Cruises in Budapest

Dec 31: New Year’s Eve cruise in Budapest on December 31

Jan 1: New Year’s Day cruise in Budapest on January 1