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Danube river

A Danube river cruise is one of the best way to see Budapest, the capital of Hungary.

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Danube river, Budapest - Day and night cruises

The Chain Bridge over the Danube river by night

The Danube river is the second-longest river in Europe after the Volga in Russia. One of the best way to see the city is a river cruise. The views of the city’s riverside attractions including its World Heritage sites are breathtaking both during the day and at night.

At any time of the year suggestive river cruises are organized but most travel experts agree that the best times to take a Danube cruise are spring (April and May) and autumn ( September and October) when temperature are milder and it is not too cold or too hot. 

The Danube river crosses ten countries and on it lie four European capital cities: Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade and  Bratislava.

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Best Danube river Tours

Tickets for Budapest RiverRide: Floating Bus Experience


By land and water - this is the most fun way to see the Pearl of the Danube

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Budapest: Daytime Sightseeing Boat Cruise


Enjoy a panoramic sightseeing tour of Budapest on a Danube River cruise, taking in the landmarks and monuments on both shores. Hear about the attractions you pass from a multilingual audio guide and sip your favorite beverage along the way.

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Budapest: Nighttime Sightseeing Cruise


See the dazzling sights of Budapest from the River Danube at night on this sightseeing cruise. Admire Budapest's most famous bridges, take in panoramic views of the city, and enjoy a welcome drink.

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Budapest: 4-Hour Guided Bus Tour with River Cruise


See the best of the Hungarian capital on a bus tour with a live guide and an unforgettable 55-minute river cruise. Get to see beautiful Budapest and its magnificent sights from land and water, without the hassle of walking through the crowds.

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What is thew Danube River famous for?

The Danube  is the second-longest river in Europe, after the Volga in Russia. It flows through much of Central and Southeastern Europe, from the Black Forest into the Black Sea. the Danube flows southeast for 2,850 km (1,770 mi), passing through or bordering Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova and Ukraine before draining into the Black Sea.

The Danube divides Budapest into two parts. Is there a difference between Buda and Pest?

Buda is the historic centre made up of wonderful palaces, castles and monuments, which collect in them the history of the city. Pest is the modern part where the population is concentrated, also rich in great beauty.

General informations

Useful information for your visit to the Danube River.


The river crosses the city of Budapest and divided it in two parts.




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