Craft Beer Cruise Budapest

Note: Please see Covid-19 measures and rules!

Savour some of the best beers made by Hungarian craft breweries while taking a cruise on the Danube!

  • 6 Hungarian craft beers + 1 pint FREE
  • 1,5-hour or 2-hour boat cruise on the Danube
  • live music by a Gypsy orchestra
  • snacks

Date & Time:

Every day: 14.00, 16.00 (01. Apr – 30. Dec: except: 20. Aug, and  24., 31. Dec) and 19.00 (except: 14. Feb, 20. Aug, and  24., 31. Dec)

Duration: 1,5 – 2 hours. Please choose date in the calendar!

Price: 29 EUR, students: 27,50 EUR. Optional Pick-Up/Drop Off Service for +14 EUR!

Payment: with PayPal: from your PayPal balance, or using a Bank Card, Credit Card. (No need to have a PayPal account.)



3 young ladies on a tour boat's deck, the illuminated Royla Palace in the background



Every day at

  • 14. 00 – 15.30
  • 16.00 – 17.30 between 01. Apr- 30. Dec, except on 20. Aug and 24., 31. Dec
  • 19.00 – 21.00 (except: 14. Feb, 20. Aug, and 24., 31. Dec)


COVID-19 Measures:


Please note that due to the Covid-19 virus tickets are available in limited number!


We have taken the following measures on the ships to help prevent the spread of the virus:

  • Tables are placed at minimum 1,5 meter from each other
  • masks and hand disinfectants will be available on the ships – please use them!
  • our staff were in quaratine for 2 weeks prior starting work.


Meeting Place & Time:


  • Budapest, Széchenyi rkp. 6, 1054 – Port: Akademia 3. at 18.30 (between the Chain Bridge and the Parliament).
  • 30 minutes before the cruise starts.


Price: full price: 29 EUR/prs, student: 27,50 EUR/prs.


Pick-Up Drop Off Service


You can book a taxi transfer to the boarding point and back to your hotel after the program for plus 14 EUR.

Note: If you book the cruise with taxi Pick-Up Drop Off please be at your hotel’s reception 1 hour before the tour starts.




With Paypal: from your PayPal balance, or using a Bank Card, Credit Card. No need to create a PayPal account!

After payment you automatically receive your E-Ticket.


Please present it in print form or on your mobile/tablet to our staff at the meeting place, the Danube Palace (Zrínyi utca 5., district V. city centre).


Beers You Are Going To Taste


  • Helmut – Bavarian-style Wheat beer: Alc: 5,1 %, IBU: 9, Malt: Pilsner, White Wheat, Carahell, HOP: Magnum
  • Johnny Firpo – Blonde Ale: Alc: 4,8 %, IBU: 22,9, Malt: Pale Malt, HOP: Chinook, Mosaic
  • Balatonvilágosi – German Pilsner: Alc: 5 %, IBU: 29, Malt: Pilsner, Carahell, HOP: Magnum, Hellertau Blanc
  • Indian Summer – American IPA: Alc: 6,8 %, IBU: 70, Malt: Pale, Vienna, HOP: Magnum, Hellertau Blanc
  • Charlie Firpo – Rye Ale: Alc: 5,1 %, IBU: 30, Malt: Pale Malt, Red Rye, HOP: Magnum, Cascade, Citra, Amarillo
  • IPA Colada – Pineapple IPA: Alc: 7 %, IBU: 22,9, Malt: Pale Ale, HOP: Magnum, Chinook, Mosaic
  • Additional 1 pint bottle of your choice of any of the above beers for FREE!


Why Go?


  • 5 Hungarian craft beers in 0,3 l brown bottlesAfter decades of drinking unimpressive beers mass produced by big companies (Dreher, Soproni Ászok), today the craft beer scene is rapidly evolving in Hungary and beer lovers can choose from a wide palette of artisan brews made by a handful inventive microbreweries.
  • From spicey IPA-s, heavy porters, to lighter lagers or sweet fruit beers everyone will find something to her/his taste.
  • Budapest has also seen a boom in craft beer bars (Léhűtő, Élesztő, Legenda, Kandalló Pub or Marionett in the Marriott Budapest Hotel) where the most popular microbrews are on tap along with the newest favourites.
  • What’s more, the city hosts a couple of beer festivals each year if you cannot attend our beer cruise.
  • The craft beer cruise gives you a quick but all-round picture about the world of Hungarian specialty beers. Combined with a 2-hour sightseeing excursion on the Danube where you get to see the marvelous World Heritage listed cityscape it’s a fulfilling and great-value program.
  • Very good value for the money – for 27/25 EUR you can drink 5 x 100 ml top-quality beers + a 0,5 litre bottle of your choice of the any of the beers you sampled.
  • Snacks – bread sticks, salted peanuts – live music by an award-winner gypsy orchestra, the river cruise are all included in the price.


About The Beers




  • Type: Bavarian-style Wheat beer, A highly hopped, fruity, light unfiltered lager-type beer.
  • Alcohol: 5,1%
  • IBU: 9
  • Available: in flip-top 0,5 L bottles, Price in shops: cc. 500 HUF


This is a refreshing German wheat beer with high carbonation level and a dry finish.


It is smooth on the swallow and displays unique notes of yeast with banana and clove, ending with hints of

The colour is beautiful hazy yellow.


Crowned with butter-like foam, the finish is intense but smooth on the swallow. Brings out flavours best when chilled to 4¬7 degrees Celsius.


Johnny Firpo – Blonde Ale


  • Johnny Firpo beer in 0,33L brown bottleType: blonde ale
  • Alcohol: 4,8%
  • IBU: 22,9
  • Available: 0,5 L brown glass bottle , Price in shops: cc. 550-600 HUF


Blonde Ale is an American craft beer style produced by many microbreweries and pub breweries, especially by those that cannot brew lager beers.


This easily drinkable, malt-centred American craft beer often
displays interesting notes of fruit, hop or malt.


It is a well-balanced, pure and refreshing beer without any shrill flavours.


Johnny Firpo is an ideal companion to friendly conversations while italso matches our favourite character.


Highly recommended for summer evenings. A blondish, light unfiltered beer supplemented with American hop types, making it a perfect match for every occasion.


Johnny is the laid-back baby brother with a perfect aroma and a hop-based, full flavour dominated by notes of citrus and smooth on the swallow.


Balatonvilágosi – German Pilsner


  • Type: German Pilsner
  • Alcohol: 5%
  • IBU: 29
  • Available: in flip-top 0,5 L bottles, Price in shops: cc. 600 HUF.


Balatonvilagosi craft bee rin amber bottle with bright blue labelFirst brewed in Germany in the early 1870s, this beer gained popularity after World War 2 as German brewing schools began to emphasize modern technologies.


This is a classic, unfiltered light beer with a twist rendered by the application of Hellertau Blanc and Magnum hops.


With its usual golden yellow colour, it is a light, refreshing beer with an elegant flavour, easily offering a gateway to craft beers to everyone.


We recommend that you enjoy it on a lakeshore, a riverside or a beach, but it is equally refreshing in a city as we have added some summer sunshine in each bottle, too.


Indian Summer

Beer in 0,33L bottle with a label Indian Summer written on it


  • Type: American-style IPA (AIPA)
  • Alcohol: 6,5 %
  • Available: in 0.33 L bottle, Price in shops: cc. 700 HUF


While historic accounts differ regarding the origins of IPA, most agree that what subsequently became the IPA was a pale ale created for transportation to India in the late 1700s and early 1800s.


The American IPA is a modern craft beer from the US, created by reinterpreting the historical English brewing style with American ingredients and brewing attitude.


“IPA” is intentionally not explained as “India Pale Ale”, as none of these beers travelled to India and many of them are not pale in colour.


Indian Summer has the distinction of winning the golden prize medal at the European Craft Beer Cup in January 2019. It is a classic West Coast IPA base d on its geographical origin in the USA.


It has a bronze, dark amber colour and a flavour with bitter hints of grapefruit and orange thanks to Cascade Hop that also renders a slightly
sweet, resinous finish at the end of the swallow.


Charlie Firpo


Charlie Firpo beer in bottle with a mug full of beer to its left

  • Type: rye ale
  • Alcohol: 5,1%
  • IBU: 30
  • Available: in 0,33 L brown glass bottle, Price in shops: cc. 650 – 700 HUF


Charlie Firpo is an APA-based beer brewed from rye, an alternativeg rain and unusual brewing ingredient.


A striking flavour, the usual bitterness, all on a light malt basis…


Its characteristic aromas and remarkable flavours that show hints of rye are completed with an extra amount of non-traditional hop.


With a 5.1% alcohol level, this beer is going to be a major hit in the summer.


The colour is rye-brownish, the foam is long-lasting. Hedon’s flagship beer will soon become your favourite!


IPA Colada


  • Type: a light fruit beer made with 30 % black currant
  • Alcohol: 3,3%
  • Available: in 0,33 L brown glass bottle, Price in shops: cc. 650 HUF (rarely available)


A special IPA inspired by the New England Style that is very popular these days and is very different from the West Coast IPA style of
Indian Summer.


It relies more on the aroma of the hops and less on the overall bitterness.


The aroma Hops are the main the focus here. But it also boasts characteristics that set it apart from standard


We combined the intensely tropical fruity, hop-base with real pineapple purée to create a beer that relies on the fruity aroma ofits ingredients, with a multi-layered flavour characterised by lower bitterness and a medium bodied character.



Recommended to those who are curious about the fruity aroma of hop and find the tropical-pineapple flavour interesting.

They will not be disappointed, as they can reach a higher level of complexity through a carefully selected fruit pairing.


TIP: Quite a few brew pubs, cafes, and even hotels – Baltazár in Buda Castle, the Four Seasons Gresham Palace offer craft beers including Stari Beers so you can easily taste them while in Budapest.


Beer Festivals in Budapest


  • The Főzdefeszt, the 1st craft beer festival in Hungary held twice a year: in June then in September usually in City Park. Főzdefeszt offers the widest offer in craft beers at one place with usually 50+ artisan brewers present. In addition to great beers you can have some of the tastiest street food during the festival.
  • Czech Beer Festival – takes place in mid-summer, lots of Czech brews on tap with traditional Czech dishes and music.


TIP: Combine craft beer tasting with a live blues concert show in the city’s most original bar, the Krak’n Steampunk Saloon located on the Grand Boulevard.

5 great microbrews, concert and optional dinner are included for a memorable evening.


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