Budapest Cruise With Wine & Food Tasting🍷

Wine & Dine On a 2-Hour Danube Sightseeing Tour!

If you’re a wine lover looking for a unique and memorable experience, look no further than a Budapest cruise with wine and food tasting.

Hungary is home to some unique and quality wine producing regions, and our boat excursion will take you on a journey not only on the majestic Danube but through the country’s rich wine history.

What’s more, the 5 local wines are complemented with 5 delicious dishes, including traditional Hungarian food (see menu below).

A perfect program for you in Budapest!

Two young women toasting with a glass of white wine, on an excursion boat
Discover Local Wines & Food On A Boat Tour

The Excursion Offers You The Best Of Both Worlds:

  • A scenic excursion 2 times a day: in the evening (19.00-21.00) or between May – November: at night (22.00-23.30)
  • On a spacious panorama boat where you will sail under the grand bridges spanning the Danube allowing you a fantastic view of the attractions lying on the riverbanks.
  • 5 high-quality local wines to sip during the trip, each paired with food that parfectly compliment the wines See wine and food list here!
  • Tokaji cruise: This is a special, more budget-friendly tour focused on the Tokaj wine region famous for its dessert aszú and szamorodni wines. You will enjoy a glass of Tokaji wine during the 2-hour evening (departs at 19.00 every day) or the 1.5-hour nighttime cruise (departs at 22.00). It costs only 27 EUR (25 EUR for students).
  • The hostesses will share the most essential things to know about each wine you taste.
someone - possibly a man - holding a bottle of Tokaji Szamorodni wine in his hands
Szamorodni Dessert Wine From Tokaj

Price Of Wine Tasting Cruise With Food Pairing

  • Full price: tasting 5 wines + 5 dishes: 105 EUR
  • Students: tasting 5 wines + 5 dishes: 105 EUR,

Note: The age limit of alcohol consumption in Hungary is 18, you might need to prove your age with a valid ID.

What Will You Get?

  • 5 glasses of different Hungarian wines with short background information on each provided by the hostess – see the list and short description of wines below!
  • 5-course dinner, each dish paired with the appropriate wine
  • 2-hour or 1,5 hour (in case of the night cruise at 22.00) tour on the Danube on air-conditioned/heated panorama ships.
  • Live music and folklore show
  • All in all a wonderful sighseeing program that will make your visit to Budapest a memorable time.
beef stew with noodles and a glass of red wine
Beef Stew Paired with Red Wine

Date & Time Of Wine & Dine Cruises in Budapest 2024

We offer the Budapest cruise with wine tasting program 2 times a day, depending on season:

  • Evening cruise with wine tasting & folk dance show accompanied by live music at 19.00 –  21.00 (Every day, exc. on 14., Feb, 20. Aug, and 24., 31 Dec)
  • Night Cruise with Wine Tasting & Live Music at 22.00, –  23.30 between May – 31. October: every Friday and Saturday, exc. on 14., Feb, 20. Aug, and 24., 31 Dec)
a romantic couple on a cruise boat near the Chain Bridge
Wine Tasting Cruise Starting at 19.00 Every Day

Sights You Will See – Itinerary Of The Wine Cruise

Take our scenic Budapest city cruise with wine tasting on the Danube and see the famous sights in a relaxing way.

In good weather you can enjoy the view and the wines, take photos from the open deck of the ship.

In spring and summer you can catch the sunset on the evening cruise starting at 19.00. A most appropriate time to take amazing photos on the deck of the ship.

The ships are air-conditioned if you happen to be in Budapest during a sweltering period. In cold weather the heating is turned on to ensure your utmost convenience and enjoyment.

Blue Hour on river cruise
After Sunset – on the Danube

All cruises take the same route on the Danube taking you on a scenic tour that covers many of the must-see attractions of the Hungarian capital, including the:

  • Chain Bridge – the first permanent crossing over the Danube built in the 19. century
  • Parliament – dominates the pest side with its domed cupola and impressive size.
  • Margaret Bridge – takes you to Margaret Island a huge recrational area with landscaped parks, a music fountain, running tack, a small zoo, Japanese Garden, restaurants and street food joints.
  • Matthias Church
  • Buda Castle with the Royal Palace, museums and quaint, winding streets.
  • Fishermen’s Bastion – the white spires of this panorama lookout next to Mathhias Church overlook the Danube.
  • Gellért Hill with the Citadel Fortress and the Liberty Statue on its top.
  • Liberty Bridge
  • Whale (Bálna) building – a modern steel and glass construction in the shape of a whale that become symbolic of the neighbourhood.
  • Palace of Arts and the National Theatre – two more contemporay buildings lying on the Pest side. They look most striking illuminated at night.
the green Liberty Bridge illuminated at night as seen from aboat on the Danube, the Gellert Bath is visible in the background
Liberty Bridge
View of the Parliament from cruise
The Parliament At The Blue Hour – You Can Admire This View On The Evening Cruise
a cruise ship on the Danube near the Chain Bridge at night
The Chain Bridge & Buda Castle At Night

Why Go On A Wine Cruise Whit Wine Tasting In Budapest?

In conclusion, a wine-tasting experience aboard a Danube cruise in Budapest is truly unforgettable, and a must-try for any wine enthusiast.

From the legendary dessert wine, the Tokaji Aszú to the bold and flavorful reds of the region, you will savor some of the most exceptional wines in the world, and gain a deeper appreciation of Hungarian wine culture.

In addition, a sightseeing boat tour is the best way to see Budapest’s World Heritage protected panorama!

So why not reserve your spot today, and discover the world of Hungarian wines for yourself while delighting in the spectacular view of the city?

👉 Book a Wine Cruise

*Note: Places tend to sell out quickly in late spring, summer, early autumn and during holidays so please book in advance to secure your spot!

Two young woman toasting with glass of white wine

Tokaji/Prosecco Cruise

Departures: 19:00,

Duration: 120 min.

Price: From €29

half a dozen young people possibly on a boat party in Budapest, the illuminated Parliament building in the background

Wine Cruise with Live Piano Music

Departures:  19:15

Duration: 120 min.

Price: From €45

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Unlimited Prosecco Cruise

Unlimited Prosecco & Booze Cruise

Departures: 17:00, 19:00, 21:00

Duration: 85 min.

Price:  From €34.9

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Evening Cruise + Wine Tasting & Folk Show At 19.00

  • Every day at 19.00 – 21.00 (except on 14. February, 20. August, 24. December, 31. December)

The evening cruise lets you enjoy a 20-minute folk dance performance a perfect accompanying program for sampling wines.

Authentic folk melodies by a professional band, the Rajko Folk Orchestra, add to the atmosphere of the program.

You can experience the tunes of  a unique Hungarian instrument the cimbalom/hammered dulcimer.

folk orchestra on cruise
Folk Orchestra

TIP: The evening cruise is also ideal for catching the sunset on the Danube, casting the city in warm hues providing excellent photo opportunities.


  • With Bank Card, Credit Card.

After payment you automatically receive your E-Ticket.

On the tour you can taste 5 different wines from various Hungarian wine regions and wineries including the famous Tokaj region!

You can buy more wines or other drinks from the bar on board the ship.

You can also purchase Hungarian wines or other drinks to take home with you.

Lovely Couple Drinking Wine - on budapest cruise with wine tasting
Lovely Couple Drinking Wine

Wine Selection – From 5 Hungarian Wine Regions

You Will taste wines form the following five wine regions of Hungary:

  • Balatonfüred-Csopaki Wine Region (northern coast of Balaton)
  • Balatonboglár Wine Region – (southern coast of Balaton)
  • Villányi Wine Region (south-west) – played a pioneering role in the revival of Hungarian winemaking after the regime change
  • Nagy-Somlói Wine Region– the country’s smallest historic wine region
  • Tokaj-Hegyaljai Wine Region – the world’s first closed wine region, since 1737

Dinner Menu On The Wine Tasting Cruise

  • Eggplant cream
  • Duck breast with plums in balsamic vinegar, sweet potato mousse
  • Beef stew with Villányi Merlot
  • Hungarian stuffed cabbage with turkey meat
  • Somlói Cream dessert

TIP #1: If you would like to eat instead of sampling wines please consider booking our evening cruise with Hungarian dinner and folk show or the late night cruise with warm buffet dinner and live music.

TIP #2: Try a unique Street Food Cruise while in Budapest! Taste the locals’ favorite savoury snack, the Lángos or have Pizza with Unlimited Drinks (Beer, Soft Drinks, Tea, Coffee). Departs in the afternoon/early evening at 16.00, 18.00 and at night at 20.00, 22.00.

people on the Pizza and Beer cruise boat at Margaret bridge
At Margaret Bridge On The 6 pm Pizza/Lángos & Drinks Cruise
We've started to eat our pizzas and langos on the afternoon boat cruise
Two Pizzas And A Lángos With Sour Cream & Cheese

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