Early Afternoon Budapest Cruises – 14:00

The Perfect Sightseeing For The Whole Family During The Day!

If you are looking for a family-friendly sightseeing program in Budapest then we highly recommend one of our lunch time river cruises.

A spacious panorama ship will take you on a 1,5-hour excursion on the Danube allowing you to see all the notable landmarks standing in Buda and Pest.

A 3-course warm lunch served buffet style make this an even more pleasant program. If you want to skip lunch, no problem.

You can have a glass of wine or craft beer that you can sip leisurely during the 1.5-hour trip.

2 couples sitting at the end of the cruise boat's deck. The green Liberty bridge and the Gellért Hill in the background on a cloudy spring afternoon.

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Our 11-yr and 6-yr old boys sitting at a table in a panorama cruise ship. Buda Castle can be seen through the window in the background.
Me with our 6-yrs old sun on the upper deck of the cruise ship on a cloudy afternoon in March

Date & Time:

  • 01. May – 31. October 2023: Every Friday and Saturday at 14.00 – 15.30
A blonde 6-yr old son eating lunch on the cruise
Our son enjoying his meal
stuffed cabbage in a stainless steel serving container
Stuffed Cabbage

Prices – With 3-Course Buffet Lunch

See lunch menu below

  • Adult: 52 EUR
  • Student 49 EUR
  • Children (6-: 35 EUR

Included Are:

  • Buffet lunch
  • Welcome drink (glass of sparkling wine/fruit juice)
  • Mineral water (1 bottle)
  • A drink of your choice (1 non-alcoholic drink)
  • 1,5 hour boat tour

Payment: with PayPal: from your PayPal balance, or using a Bank Card, Credit Card.

You will receive an E-ticket automatically after payment in e-mail.

Meeting Point – Next To The Chain bridge In Pest

  • Akadémia Port – Dock Nr.3 – 1052 Budapest, Id. Antall József rkp. – Gróf Széchenyi Ship, at 13.30

Getting There

The meeting point is between the Chain Bridge and the Parliament building in the Pest side. You can easily reach it from any point of Budapest both by walk and public transport.

Tram 2 has a stop at Chain Bridge and the Parliament, and M2 (red line ) metro also stops at the Parliament/Kossuth tér.

the Chain Bridge, the cupola of the Parliament and the hotels in Pest as seen from the deck of a cruise boat on the Danube
The view from the cruise ship
View of the Pest end of the white Elizabeth bridge and the green twin towers of the Inner City Parish Church on a slightly cloudy afternoon
Elizabeth Bridge & the Inner City of Parish Church in Pest

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What Will You See During The Cruise?

The Danube runs majestically through the center of Budapest, creating one of the finest panoramas in Europe

The two river sides Buda and Pest offer a dazzling combination of new and old. Landmarks are dotting the embankments steep in centuries of history.

The early afternoon cruise is a perfect program to see the city during the daylight hours. Families with children will no doubt have a fantastic time since the cruise is only 1,5-hour long.

It flys by whiele you will take pictures and enjoy the warm lunch meal of 3 courses.

You Will See

  • Royal Palace perched on the Castle Hill in Buda,
  • Gellért Hill with the Cutadel Fortress and the Statue of Liberty
  • Gellért Bath – a grandiose thermal bath with indorr and outdoor pools
  • Parliament building that dominates the Pest side right next to the
  • renewed Chain Bridge – the 1st permannet bridge on the Danube built in the 19th century

We welcome you with a drink – a glass of sparkling wine or fruit juice – on on our air-conditioned or heated ship.

Then you can enjoy a buffet lunch or wine tasting/craft beer tasting.

Audio guiding tells you all about the landmarks you will pass during the tour.

Buffet Lunch Menu

Help yourself to tasty warm food from the buffet table and enjoy your meal at the comfort of your table. the menu offers a taste of Hungarian specialties, like goulash and stuffed cabbage as well as other popular dishes.

Meaning of symbols: G: gluten-free, L: lactose-free, Vn: vegan, vegetarian, V: vegetarian


  • Goulash soup (G, L)
  • Seasonal creamed vegetables soup (Vn, G, L)

Hot Main Courses

  • Chicken brest fillet served in gravy (G, L) with ragout (G, L) 
  • Beef stew with Villány red wine (G, L)
  • Stuffed cabbage from turkey (G, L)
  • Oven-baked vegetables (G, V)
  • Vegetable couscous (L, Vn)
goulash soup in a small round white bowl with a spoon placed on the right

Side Dishes

  • Rice (G, L, Vn)
  • Dumplings (L, V)
  • Roast potatoes sprinkled with chopped parsley (G, L, Vn)


  • Variation of strudel (L, Vn)
  • Somló sponge cake (V)
  • Fruit bowl


  • Mixed salad with pesto (L, G, Vn)
  • Pasta salad with yoghurt dressing (L, G, V)
a selection of strudel slices on a round glass tray

Extra side

  • Cucumber salad with sour cream (L, G, Vn)

More Boat Tours

  • Wine & Cruise – taste 7 fine Hungarian wines on our boat tours starting at 14.00, 16.00 and 19.00.
  • Cocktail and Beer Cruise – enjoy 2 cocktails or 3 mugs of beer while touring the river Danube
  • Evening Cruise with Dinner – 2-hour tour with buffet dinner and live music between 19.00 – 21.00.
  • Late Night Budapest Cruise with Dinner or Drinks

Terms & Conditions

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