Boat Party In Budapest

Music, Drinks & Fun Time On The Danube

If you really want to get the most of your visit to the Hungarian capital one activity stands out above the rest: Budapest boat party aka booze cruise/party cruise.

In this guide, we’ll take you on a journey through the best boat party in Budapest, ensuring that your night on the Danube River is nothing short of unforgettable.

Drinks, party music, dancing in great company under the stars on a cruise boat! What more you can ask for an unforgettable night in Budapest?

half a dozen young people possibly on a boat party in Budapest, the illuminated Parliament building in the background
Party Time On a Cruise Boat

A Few Words About Boat Parties In Budapest

Since we are not really fan of wild, unbridled parties where you drink yourself to uncosciouness we’ve only listed the milder booze cruises where you can get wasted but the party atmopshere is still within acceptable limits.

On most of the party cruises the majority guests are around 18 – 24 years of age.

#1 – Unlimited Booze Cruise / Pizza & Beer

By Silverline Cruises

Departure: 17.00 / 19.00 / 21.00

From €34.9

Duration: 80 min.

3 mean and a young lady on a booze cruise in Budapest during the day
Nice background For a Pic
Friends toasting with alcohol on a ship

Unlimited Booze Cruise

Departures: 17:00 / 19:00 / 21:00

Duration: 80 min. – Price34.9

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Summary

In our opinion, based on our experiences, Silverline Cruises is one of the most reliable and best river tour providers in Budapest.

They organize a wide variety of boat cruises catering to every need and budget.

Their dinner cruises are the best in Budapest (you can choose from 4 or 7 course gourmet dinner with pian music or folk show).

It’s no suprise then that their party cruises come highly recommended and offer great value for the price.

Unlimited Drinks – List:

During the 80-minute river excursion you’ll get unlimied drinks both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options:

  • Wines: Soltész Italian Riesling – Dry white, Soltész Rosé Cuvée – Dry rosé, Varsányi Kékfrankos – Dry red, Dubicz Muscat Ottonel – Sweet white
  • Draught beers: Borsodi (Hun) , Staropramen (Cze) , Hoegaarden wheat (Bel)
  • Sparkling wine (sweet & dry)
  • Pepsi soft drink: Pepsi/Pepsi Max (0.33l), 7Up Zero (0.33l), Mirinda Orange (0.33l), Canada Dry (0.33l), Lipton Ice Tea Lemon / Peach (0.5l), Szentkirályi still / sparkling (0.5l)
  • Tea & coffee

TIP: This cruise can be also booked with pizza or lángos (a Hungarian deep fried, pastry) with unlimited drinks or with 3 cocktails. Read our account of the Pizza & Lángos cruise we took in July.

Book Booze Cruise

a purple and white two-deck sightseeing boat of Silveline on the Danube during the day
6 young people on the open deck of a booze cruise boat

Highlights:

  • ✅ Unlimited Drinks for only 34.9 EUR (nighttime cruises cost 5 EUR more)
  • ✅ 6 departure times, the first at 16.00/4 pm the last one at 21.30/9.30 pm – offering you the choice of daytime or nighttime cruising.
  • ✅ 80-minute trip that covers all the amazing sights of Budapest on the banks of the Danube (see Itinerary in the Cruise Details below). Plenty of time to have some nice drinks, chatting and taking photos.
  • ✅ Kind, polite English-speaking staff that are ready to help you with anything. The staff of Silveline Cruises is highly trained, helpful and the best compared to the staff of other river tour operators.
  • ✅ Street food option: you can choose to have pizza or a locals’ staple: lángos on the cruise.
  • ✅ Party atmopshere with a variety of pop-rock hits

Cruise Details:

  • Company/Cruise Organiser: Silverline Cruises
  • Ship size: 2-level catamaran ship Nimród, has space for 100 guests,
  • Schedule: every day at 16.00, 17.30, 18.00. 20.00 and 21.30
  • Boarding Time: starts 30 minute before departure time
  • Duration: 80 minutes
  • Itinerary: Elizabeth Bridge – Chain- Bridge (Pest end) – Parliament – Margaret Bridge (Pest end) – Margaret Island – Margaret Bridge (Buda end) – Church of St. Anne – Chain Bridge (Buda end)- Buda Castle – Elizabeth Bridge – Gellért Hill – Liberty Bridge – Gellért Bath – Petőfi Bridge – National Theatre – Palace of Arts: then back on the same route to the pier at Elizabeth Bridge.
  • Inclusions: unlimited drinks (wines, sparkling wine, beer, soft drinks, coffee, tea), party music, 80-min sightseeing cruise
  • Guiding: no guiding
  • Wheelchair accessability: no

Meeting Point/Getting There:

  • Jane Haining Rakpart, Dock 11., Budapest 1052, on the Danube Promenade next to Elizabeth bridge (See on Google Maps)
  • Getting there: Trams 2, 2B, 23 Vigadó tér or Március 15. tér stops, M1, M2, M3 metro at Deák F. tér station (10-15 min walk), M3 metro (blue line) Ferenciek tere station (5-min walk)

Why Go On This Boat Party In Budapest?

A boat tour is a nice way to see as many sights of the city as possible during a relatively short time. It1s especially a great sightseeing option on a rainy day or in cold/hot wether when you don’t feel like walking great distances.

For 32 EUR (37 EUR on the night cruises) you can drink as much you want, have a fantastic time with other tourists and witness the striking sometimes quirky beauty of Budapest.

Great value for your money. What’s more if something comes up and you won’t be able do go you can cancle for free up to 48 hours.

two women with long hair on the open deck of a party boat in Budapest in daylight

What People Who Took The Unlimited Booze Cruise Have Said In Their Reviews?

#2 – Evening/Night Cruise With Unlimited Prosecco (Optional Snack)

By Duna-Weser Kft.

Departure: 17.30 / 17.45 / 19.15 – 20.30 / 21.00

From €24.80

Duration: 75 min.

two people toasting with a glass of rose and white prosecco (only the hands holding the glasses can be seen, with the Parliament in the background
Unlimited Drinks: Prosecco, Spritzer, Lemonade

Summary

Enjoy endless high-quality sparkling wine or lemonade while passing by the symbolic landmarks of Budapest on one its most popular Danube boat tours.

Admire the view from the spacious open-air terrace or through panoramic windows .

Capture photos as an audio guide points out key sights.

Optional: add light food with homemade rosemary focaccia and three dips: tuna, zakusca (East-European vegatable spread made from roast abergine, bell peppers, onion, tomato paste)and feta cheese cream with herbs.

host handing a glass of orange colored drink to a middle-aged man on the open terrace of a boat, Elizabeth bridge and Gelléert Hill in the background in daytime
view of the Parliament building from the open deck of the Rubin party boat in the evening, a couple guests sitting around tables

Highlights:

  • ✅ Unlimited refills of quality prosecco: dry and semi-sweet, mixed spritzer drinks, lemonade for those who prefer alcholol-free drinks
  • ✅ Optional snack: rosemary seasoned foccacia with 3 types of dips: tuna, zakuska, and feta cream with herbs,
  • ✅ 5 departure times, the first at 17.30/5.30 pm the last one at 21.00/9 pm – offering you the choic eof daytime or nighttime cruising.
  • ✅ 75-minute river tour with audio commentary in English- just a right duration to taking in all the attractions while sipping your drink and/or nibbling a tasty light dinner
  • ✅ Food option for + 10 EUR: you can choose to have snacks: herb-seasoned foccacia with 3 kinds of dip
  • ✅ Relax to pleasant lounge musi

Good To Know: The boarding point for the unlimited prosecco cruise is a bit farther from Budapest city centre and other popular boat tour boarding spots. It’s at a 500-m walk from the Pest head of Margaret Bridge. See how to get there below.

Cruise Details:

  • Company/Cruise Organiser: Duna Weser Kft (also known as Rubin Group)
  • Ship size: Ludwig Party Boat, 3 levels, panorama terrace on top, space for 300 people
  • Schedule: every day at 16.00, 17.30, 18.00. 20.00 and 21.30
  • Boarding Time: starts 30 minute before departure time
  • Duration: 85 minutes
  • Itinerary:
  • Inclusions: unlimited drinks of prosecco (sweet c semi-sweet, various spritzer drinks, homemade lemonade, optional snack (if you choose this option), party music, 75-min sightseeing cruise
  • Guiding: audio guiding
  • Wheelchair accessability: yes

Meeting Point/Getting There:

  • Szent István park 5, Budapest 1137., 1052, 500 m walk from Margaret Bridge in Pest (See on Google Maps), look for the big red “0” zero sign in the port
  • Getting there: Trams 4, 6, or 2 Jászai Mari tér stop, 500-600 m walk from there

Why Go On The Unlimited Prosecco Cruise?

This is no doubt one of the most popular and highest rated river tours in Budapest with more than 7,000 reviews on Get Your Guide.

That many people can’t go wrong so if you’re looking for a good-quality boat excurison with drinks at affordable price then choose this one.

a young female bar mixer mixing a long drink in a glass pitcher on board a boat in daytime, the Parliament can be seen behind her back
Professional Mixers Create The Drinks On The Boat

What People Who Took The Unlimited Prosecco Cruise Have Said In Their Reviews?

Easy to find meeting point and prosecco was flowing nicely with a guide to sights and music was well worth the money in the end.

Michelle s – United Kingdom – GetYourGuide.com

Music was a bit loud on the upper deck The guides were very kind and refills were very quick. The sites are beautiful at night with all the lights with plenty of photo opportunities. I’d recommend the company as the experience was fun and enjoyable!

Haley – United States – GetYourGuide.com

Very good birthday treat for myself and a friend. Nice Prosecco and also we enjoyed the bread with dips option. Water also provided on request. Easy to find the meeting point. Friendly helpful staff. Decent commentary. A different view of the city from the water.

GetYourGuide traveler – United Kingdom
Foccacia bread pieces with 3 dips in paper dishes on a paper box tray
Foccacia Bread With 3 Spreads
The green and black party boat of Budapest named Ludwig
Ludwig Boat: Venue Of The Party Cruise

#3 – Budapest Boat Party On The Danube + After Clubbing (Skip-The-Line Entry)

By Budapest Boat Party (BP Party Boat Kft.)

Departure: Fridays & Saturdays at 21.30

From €33

Duration: 2.5 Hours

partying youngsters possibly on a boat on the Danube

Summary

If you feel that you absolutely must go on an all-out party on the river Danube then we recommend this one, named not so creatively but fittingly: Budapest Boat Party.

The two and half hour party cruise with a DJ on board launches into the night in Budapest every Friday and Saturday at 21.30.

You can book the program with:

  • Basic party ticket (you can buy drinks on the boat): 33 EUR, or with
  • a 0.7L bottle sprkling wine (33.EUR), with a
  • Drink package (3 premium drinks and 2 shots): 40 EUR, or with
  • Unlimited booze – drink all you can beer, wine, sparkling wine, and long drinks (vodka, rum, gin, whisky + mixer for 45 EUR

After the cruise the staff will walk you to a bus that will take you for clubbing in th city centre. VIP Entry is included so you won’t have to stand in queue at the club entrance.

The ramp leading to the entrance of the Zsófia Party Boat in Budapest, Buda Castle illuminated for the night in the right sid eof the photo
Entrance To The Party Boat (Zsófia Event Boat)
party people on board a cruise boat at night, the lit up Parliament can be seen to the left of the boat
Boat Party In Full Swing Under The Starry Night Of The City

Highlights:

  • Fantastic, vibrant party atmosphere combined with sightseeing on the Danube
  • Modern, spacious ship with secure cloak room for your belongings
  • Value for the price: wide selection of drinks from the on board bars, awesome staff, muisc and dancing
  • Bus transfer to an afterparty in a city centre club
  • All in all an amazing night in Budapest at great price

Cruise Details:

  • Company/Cruise Organiser: Budapest Boat Party (BP Party Boat Ltd.)
  • Ship size: modern, comfortabke ship accommodating 250 people
  • Schedule: Fridays and Saturdays at 21.30 / 9.30 pm
  • Boarding Time: starts 30 minute before departure time
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Itinerary:
  • Inclusions: 2.5 hour boat party, drinks (based on the option chosen), bus transfer to a downtown club, VIP entry
  • Guiding: no
  • Wheelchair accessability: yes

Meeting Point/Getting There:

  • Zsófia Rendezvényhajó (Zsófia Event Boat), Dock No. 6, Petőfi tér 9, 1052, a short walk from Elizabeth Bridge in Pest (See on Google Maps)
  • Getting there: Trams 4, 6, or 2 Jászai Mari tér stop, 500-600 m walk from there

What People Who Took The Budapest Boat Party Have Said In Their Reviews?

The boat holds about 250 people in one event, it sounds a lot but when on board it’s really spread out. It has great music, secure cloak room for your belongings and nice toilets. We received a wrist band and our own bar but only spirit and mixer was available. I had booked with the understanding we could also receive cocktails.

Hannah – United Kingdom

Of course, the people you are there with and the weather have to be right. Both were a 10/10 for us and so the boat tour was absolutely awesome! I can only recommend the flat rate! The club visit was also awesome. All in all, a successful event that I would definitely recommend.

GetYourGuide Traveller – Germany

Great experience 10/10 highly recommend great views and great value for money on the drinks for the €45 option

GetYourGuide Traveller – Ireland

It was really good fun, good way to socialise, loved the party bus after. Only thing I would say is the music was too quiet

GetYourGuide Traveller – United Kingdom

Some Negatives Mentioned In Reviews:

  • Toilets weren’t clean
  • Music was a bit quiet (too loud according to others)
a party boat sailing by the lit up Parliament at night
two men in baseball cap drinking prosecco from the bottle and looking at the Parliament building on a Danube cruise party

#4 – Sunset Cocktail Cruise – 3 Coktails

By Silverline Cruises

Departure: 16.00 / 18.00 / 20.00 / 22.30 –

From €34.9

Duration: 80 min.

5 different cockatils on a round tabletop on the open deck of a cruise boat at sunset, Elizabeth Bridge can be seen in the background
side view friends holding sangria drinks

Sunset Cocktail Cruise

Departures: 17:00 / 19:00 / 21:00

Duration: 80 min. – Price from €34.9

3 Cocktails of Your Choice

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Summary

This river tour by Silverline Cruises departs 6 times a day so no matter in wich season you take it you can time it to witness the sunset and enjoy a different face of Budapest mellowed by the warm rays of thesetting sun.

What’s more, you can enjoy the sunset by 3 delicious cocktails that you pick from a list of 15 cocktails. A mix of old and latest pop and rock hits will be playing through the sound sytem during the 80-minute excursion.

Lay back in your seat with a cocktail in your hand and delight in the scenic view while the boat travel up to Margaret bridge turns then sails down till Rákóczi Bridge then heads back to the dock at Elizabeth Bridge.

You’ll see all the amazing landmarks Budapest is known for: Parliament, Chain Bridge, Buda Castle and its many historic buildings, Liberty Bridge, the Whale Complex, National Theatre and the Palac eof Arts, just to name a few.

3 young ladies sitting on the open upper deck of a cruise ship, while sailing past the Whale building late in the afternoon in sumemr
Whale/Bálna Shopping Centre
Margaret Bridge just after sunset, the decor lights are already on
Margaret Bridge Just After Sunset

Cocktail List – You’ll Choose 3

  • Mojito (rum, sugar syrup, sparkling water, mint, lime slices)
  • Pina Colada (rum, pineapple juice, coconut syrup, cream)
  • Dark & Stormy (spiced rum, lime slices, brown sugar, ginger beer)
  • Sex on the Beach (vodka, Peachtree liqueur, orange juice, cranberry juice)
  • Fleur (vodka, strawberry puree, lime juice, sugar syrup, sparkling wine)
  • Tequila Sunrise (tequila, orange juice, grenadine syrup)
  • Godfather (scotch whisky, amaretto liqueur)
  • Orgasm (Baileys, amaretto liqueur, coconut syrup, cream)
  • Aperol Spritz (Aperol, prosecco, sparkling water, orange slice)
  • Hugo (prosecco, sparkling water, elderberry syrup, mint, lime slices)
  • Beefeater Gin with J.Gasco Lemonade, lime slices, mint
  • Beefeater Pink Gin with J.Gasco Sodarose Evia, strawberry
  • Malfy Arancia Gin with J.Gasco Indian tonic, orange slices
  • Ophir Oriental Spiced Gin with J.Gasco Indian tonic, lemon slices
  • Seven Hills Tokaj Gin with J.Gasco Indian tonic, blackcurrant
two young ladies drinking cocktails on board a sightseeing boat during the day, the Royal Palace of Buda Castle blurred in the background
5 different cockatils on a round tabletop on the open deck of a cruise boat at sunset, Elizabeth Bridge can be seen in the background

Sunset Cocktail Cruise

Departures: 17:00 / 19:00 / 21:00

Duration: 80 min. – Price from €34.9

3 Cocktails of Your Choice

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2 yung women and a bearded man drinking cocktail on a cruise boat in Budapest at daytime
Having Great Time On A Cocktail Cruise
5 various cocktails in different shape glasses on a square table onboard a ship at around sunset
Refreshing Cocktails

Highlights – Sunset Cocktail Cruise

Cruise Details:

  • Company/Cruise Organiser: Silverline Cruises
  • Ship size: 2-level catamaran ship Nimród, has space for 100 guests,
  • Schedule: every day at 16.00, 17.30, 18.00. 20.00 and 21.30
  • Boarding Time: starts 15 minute before departure time
  • Duration: 80 minutes
  • Itinerary: Elizabeth Bridge – Chain- Bridge (Pest end) – Parliament – Margaret Bridge (Pest end) – Margaret Island – Margaret Bridge (Buda end) – Church of St. Anne – Chain Bridge (Buda end)- Buda Castle – Elizabeth Bridge – Gellért Hill – Liberty Bridge – Gellért Bath – Petőfi Bridge – National Theatre – Palace of Arts: then back on the same route to the pier at Elizabeth Bridge.
  • Inclusions: 3 cocktails of your choice from a cocktail menu, party music, 80-min sightseeing cruise
  • Guiding: no guiding
  • Wheelchair accessability: no

Meeting Point/Getting There:

  • Jane Haining Rakpart, Dock 11., Budapest 1052, on the Danube Promenade next to Elizabeth bridge (See on Google Maps)
  • Getting there: Trams 2, 2B, 23 Vigadó tér or Március 15. tér stops, M1, M2, M3 metro at Deák F. tér station (10-15 min walk), M3 metro (blue line) Ferenciek tere station (5-min walk)

What People Who Took The Sunset Cocktail Cruise Have Said In Their Reviews?

Really enjoyed our cruise. We were expecting pre made cocktails and very little choice, but were pleasantly surprised by the large menu & freshly made drinks. Staff were friendly & attentive and the cruise itself was wonderful, beautiful views. Would definitely recommend!

Alexandra – United Kingdom

Had a great time! Group of 4 women. Cocktails were fab, good choice. Enjoyed music and staff were great. Very well organised, table service which worked really well and didn’t have to wait long for drinks. Amazing value for money considering cocktails are around £8 in budapest and you get 3 on this cruise.

Lisa – United Kingdom

Amazing cruise. Comfortable seats, servers were brilliant always making sure we had our cocktails, couldn’t fault it one bit, great views at sunset

GetYourGuide Traveller – Ireland

FAQ- Boat Party In Budapest

Q: Is there food on party cruises?

A: Some cruises offer snacks or light meals – like the one with unlimited prosecco , but the focus is typically on drinks and entertainment.

Q: Can I bring my own alcohol?

A: Outside alcohol is generally not allowed on party cruises, as they have their own bars onboard.

Q: How much is the ticket for a Budapest Boat Party/cruise with drinks?

A: The price of Party cruises, drink cruises usually is around 25 – 35 EUR depending on drinks included, time of departure (night cruises usually cost a bit more). Some party cruises offer several drink package options besides the basic price.

Q: What should I wear to a boat party in Budapest?

A: Dress comfortably and according to the cruise’s theme. Most boat parties have a casual to semi-formal dress code.

Q: Are these cruises suitable for families?

A: Party cruises starting late at night are designed for adults looking for a fun nightlife experience. If you’re traveling with family, consider a daytime sightseeing cruise with or without drinks instead.

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