Evening Cruise on the Danube with Optional Drinks
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Stop At: Danube Palace, Zrinyi utca 5, Budapest 1051 Hungary
Duration: 5 minutes
Stop At: Danube River, Budapest Hungary
Meet your host near the Danube in central Budapest and board your sightseeing boat for your 2 hour cruise. Settle in the lower part, inside deck with its panoramic windows or head for the open deck to see and feel the full force of Budapest's impressive sights.
During your cruise enjoy the landmarks of Budapest. See the Parliament House and the UNESCO-listed Castle district with its’ Fishermen’s Bastion and Royal Palace. Admire Gellert Hill, the Liberty Liberty Statue and see the the famous Chain Bridge as your cruise passes below it.
To fit your needs we offer the following different types of cruises with live music entertainment to choose from:
- Wine Cruise (& Transfer) with 7 different wines for tasting with optional transfer
- Craft Beer & Cruise with 5 Hungarian beer specialities to try
- Cocktail & Cruise with 2 cocktails or 3 beers included
- Drink & Cruise with a glass of sparkling wine + another glass of soft drink/wine/beer
Duration: 2 hours
Pass By: Halaszbastya, Szentharomsag Ter, Budapest 1014 Hungary
Explore one of the most iconic landmark of Budapest from a new point of view!
Pass By: Matthias Church, Szentharomsag ter 2, Budapest 1014 Hungary
Watch for the one of a kind tower of this magical church!
Pass By: Szechenyi Chain Bridge, Budapest 1013 Hungary
Pass by under the oldest and one of the most beautiful bridges of Budapest.
Pass By: Hungarian Parliament Building, Kossuth Ter 1-3, Budapest 1055 Hungary
Admire the beauty of Europe's second largest Parliament from the river!
Pass By: Gellert Hill, Budapest Hungary
Pass by the most memorable landmark of Budapest which dominates the city's view!
Pass By: St. Gellert Thermal Bath and Swimming Pool, Kelenhegyi ut 4, Budapest 1118 Hungary
Feel free to imagine yourself being treated in one of the most prestigious Thermal Baths in Budapest!
Pass By: Mupa Budapest, Komor Marcell Utca 1., Budapest 1095 Hungary
Let yourself be amazed by the moden look of the "MÜPA", the Palace of Arts!
Pass By: Varhegy, Szent Gyorgy Ter Square Buda Castle, Budapest 1014 Hungary
Admire the beauty of the magnificient Castle Hill!
- In case "Wine Tasting with Transfer" option - pick up & drop off
- Drinks (depending on the option chosen)
- Live Music Entertainment
- Professional English-speaking host/hostess
- 2 hours Danube River Cruise
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum age is 18 years
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Please reconfirm to the supplier the hotel pick up name
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
Relaxing tour and seeing the river by night, great wines and an explanation of each during the tasting. Very Good.
I booked this cruise for myself and 3 friends. The pick up service from the hotel was on time with a very friendly and helpful courier who took us to the boat. All staff issuing tickets for the boat and staff on board were generally helpful and friendly. The staff also gave very clear instructions and had ordered out cab to take us back to the hotel all in the price of the cruise wine tasting toure. Only disappointments were as we entered the boat, a waiter was standing offering out glasses of white wine, but it then transpired that these were for diners only and not those attending the wine tasting cruise on the same boat. Shame as wine is cheap in Hungary:. When it came to the wine tasting experience, we were all seated at a very nice table with 10 other wine tasters. The real shame was the advertising of some savoury Hungarian snacks that would be on offer to go with the samples of wine - these turned out to be just a plate of plain bread sticks!!. The 6 wines we sampled out of the 7 on offer, tasted ok - samples were small and very slow service in between samples offered. The string quartet classical live music was delightful. I wish I had discovered sooner how to get out on deck as photography of the amazing surrounding was a feature I was very much looking forward to. The exit to the deck was not obvious as you had to find this by walking through diners having their dinner upstairs. Maybe helpful if for future travellors, the staff could proactively advise all about how to access the deck up stairs as not at all obvious and would have really added to my ability to take photographs of the wonderful surroundings!
The pickup and drop off was great! Drop off service is much needed as they do not hold back on the drinks. Very generous pours...I mean full glasses of 7 wines. The views were fantastic! Best view was on the first turn so be on deck for great photo opportunities.
The wine tasting cruise was disappointing. The boat was ok and the wines were actually quite good with generous pours. However the snacks in the tour description were nothing more than stale bread sticks. There was very little description on the wines and absolutely no description of the sights we were going by.
I give this trip 2 stars. For the wine and for the view. The boat was nice too. The rest of this evening was awful! It was not as expected. I am a single traveler. I thought it would be a lot of mingling while tasting. There was assigned seating and I was seated at a table with a group of Chinese people. The waitress who brought us our wine knew very little and couldnt answer any questions. She basically read the wine description on the placemat. She poured and left. She never walked around seeing if we needed more wine or if we wanted to buy a bottle. I waited about 15 mins between tastings and was afraid to go outside for fear of missing one. The complimentary Hungarian snacks was a basket of breadsticks!!!!!! So dont go on the cruise without eating first. The boat had a few things going on, a buffet dinner, wine tasting, and people just cruising. So it wasnt a very private space. This was so not worth 60!!!!!!!!
Really enjoyable, wine was nice, all the info was on the tablemat not someone talking about it, you are on a big boat, with people eating, or just sight seeing. Could see the sights or stay at the table and enjoy the live music. Ticket collection and the mad rush to get the boat..prevented 5* rating
Overall my wife and I thought the wine tasting cruise was good. The one thing we did not expect was to be seated at a ten person table on the main floor of the boat in a large room that can best be described as something out of a wedding reception. At first we thought we were kind of stuck sitting at the table waiting for each wine to get poured. We were trying to see out the glass windows on the main floor but there was a glare so it was not ideal. We realized pretty quick we could go upstairs and outside to enjoy the view so that is what we did. We just had to go back to our table every ten minutes to grab our next wine. There were a bunch of other tables around us where people sat that were mainly doing the dinner cruise. We are so glad we did not do the dinner cruise, the food was buffet style and did not look appetizing. Those people were also stuck sitting at the table the entire time to eat and in our opinion, were not able to take advantage of the views. The wines we had were alright, nothing spectacular, but it was different. We enjoyed being able to be outside on the boat. There are other boat tours that you are surrounded by glass and we were skeptical what that is like and if there is also a glare on the glass for those.
I sat with some very nice Canadians who took me under their wing, as I was a solo traveler. It was a beautiful evening on the Danube, the wine was excellent and I had a very enjoyable evening. I would highly recommend this tour from Viator.
We met infront if the Danube opera house and followed our leader to the boat, until then everything was fine. We then were put as a group in an area on the lower side of the deck. Our host, I believe her name was Mercedes, greeted us. After a while my colleague asked her what is upstairs and Mercedes told her 'Go and check', first inapropriate answer! after Mercedes came back to pour the wine I think she thought she was at an October fest, since she could not even pour the wine, we asked her to explain again what type of wine she was pouring and she barely answered, when asked again she rudely told us 'read the paper'... Probably it was her last day of work or had some personal problems... We will never know because we will not come back for sure! I have been organising tours in my country for wine tasting and this one was horrible! It could be a problem with the host since most people commented positively... we opted for this tour because of the positive comments we read on trip advisor... P.S the breadsticks are the only snacks offerred we ate them still, to toast for Mercedes : Not worth the 30 euros for 'wine tasting' its a pity since we were 3 agents checking to see if the activity was worthwhile. In the meantime we would like to congratulate the Music guys, because they are the ones who kept us a bit entertained, as well we would like to thank Sabina for replacing Mercedes, even though we are sure she was influenced by Mercedes against us.