Cruising The Danube River – Budapest, Hungary

Our short sojourn in Budapest ended with an amazing experience of a sunset cruise. Derick and I decided to take the cruise after we toured around the city because we were leaving the following day. Although exhausted, the cruise was the perfect way to relax our tired feet while having a few glass of wine as we enjoyed the rest of the night.

Related post: Exploring Budapest: ‘The Pearl Of The Danube’

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We bought our cruise tickets from the hotel. Which was very convenient because we don’t have to go somewhere else. Actually the cruise has two options, its either you have dinner on board or drinks which includes a selection of wines. We chose the latter because our main purpose was to watch the sunset and we can’t do that if we were having dinner inside the boat. The wines were serve at the roof deck which has a good viewing area.

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The sunset cruise started few minutes before sundown. As we started to sail the sky began to change its color as well. The spectacular view of the Danube with the sunset as backdrop was the main highlight of the cruise. Then eventually darkness took over and the city lights became evident.

Definitely the views from the Danube river during sunset is a spectacular sight you wouldn’t want to miss.

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Check out our video below!

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60 thoughts on “Cruising The Danube River – Budapest, Hungary

  1. Joy, planning to book dinner cruise, I saw one from Legenda, pero parang medyo mahal. Haha. Pinagiisipan ko pang mabuti if worth it ba. Okay na ba if cruise lang?

    May I ask saang hotel kayo nastay sa Budapest? Thank you 🙂


  2. So beautiful shots. Budapest is a pearl when it comes to architecture and you captured it so well. I have been there 10+ times and, shame on me, have never done the cruise!! I will have to, the views are splendid

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  3. That looks like such a gorgeous way to spend your last evening in Budapest! I think you definitely made the right choice staying on deck rather than having dinner inside. Definitely something to consider when I eventually get to Hungary!

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  4. What an amazing sunset you got to see! I was here actually but the weather was nothing like this, making it impossible to get awesome pictures like you! The city at night is truly beautiful and I would love to do this next time I go back!!

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  5. Got here thru female travel bloggers at nakakatuwa naman, pinay! 🙂 I love your photos and ang romantic naman, sunset cruise. Sana dumating din ang panahon at makabisita kami diyan 🙂

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    1. Hi Iva! Sorry for the late reply, pero naka pag comment na ako sa blog site mo. Natutuwa din ako pag merong Pinay from other country ang bumisita dito sa blog ko.

      Indeed Budapest is a romantic place. I hope you’ll get the chance to see the city up close and personal. Salamat, Iva! 🙂


    1. Hello, Blair! Salamat sa pagbisita ulit sa aking blog. Oo nga sayang talaga ang ating Pasig River. Sana magawan pa ng paraan ng ating government. I hope you do get a chance to see Budapest and experience the sunset cruise. 🙂


  6. The Danube seems so beautiful! I would love to take a cruise there. And I would definitely do like you did and choose to sit outside to watch the sunset. It’s a once in a lifetime experience.

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  7. Your photos are spectacular! You’ve really managed to capture the light at the golden hour, definitely inspiring me to do this at some point!

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  8. Wow! That’s one incredible ride. Wherever there’s a river or canal a cruise is a must! Its the best way to see the overall city. Good that you chose the option without dinner, so you got to see some fab views!

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    1. Dapat kana atong Mactan Bridge butangan na ug mga lights para ug magabii na nice mag-cruise ba. Unya tanggalon ng mga squatters naa sa kilid-kilid. Hahaha Sige lang Janine makasuway ra ka ug cruise sa laing nasud unya. 🙂


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