Budapest

View of Danube River and Parliament Building, Budapest
View of Danube River and Parliament Building, Budapest

Bustling and beautiful Budapest is an explorer’s dream destination. Straddling the magnificent Danube River, Hungary’s historic capital is split into two distinct districts: Buda, with its steep hills, streets and alleys; and low-lying Pest, where architectural and cultural treasures are in abundance. Exploring Budapest on either side of the water is an unforgettable experience, with unique and fascinating attractions to discover at every turn, but if you have time it’s well worth hopping back and forth via the impressive bridges to take in as many of the city’s spectacular sights as you can.

The highlights of the Buda side include the Ottoman-era thermal baths located at the foot of the majestic Gellért Hill; the ornate Royal Palace; Matthias Church, which – with its soaring rococo spire – is the crowning glory of Budapest’s cityscape; and much more. The awe-inspiring Parliament building – a neo-gothic, neo-Romanesque and neo-baroque architectural wonder perched on the Danube’s banks – beckons you to explore the Pest side of the river. Here you can also uncover the charms of the pretty Jewish Quarter – which is home to the incredible Great Synagogue – and the Palace District; stop-by the striking St Stephen’s Basillica; and visit a number of fantastic galleries and museums. [ReadMore]

As well as a plethora of historic attractions, Budapest also boasts plenty of trendy cafés, superb restaurants and bars and a number of busy shopping streets where you can indulge in a little retail therapy – just as you would expect from a city that today is considered one of the world’s major metropolises.  

Cruises to Budapest

Beautiful landscape of the Wachau valley, near Vienna, Danube river, Austria Beautiful landscape of the Wachau valley, near Vienna, Danube river, Austria

Cities and Scenery of the Historic Danube & Main • R2104

 Mainz
Brabant
Sat 01 May 2021
12 nights
  • Embark on an epic journey spanning four countries and discover some of the Danube and Main’s most scenic regions, as well as cities bursting with rich history and culture.
  • In Germany, uncover the fairytale-esque castles, palaces and churches of Miltenberg, Wertheim, Würzburg and Passau; explore Regensburg’s medieval heart; and enjoy smoky beers in Bamberg.
  • Experience scenic cruising of the gorgeous Wachau Valley, and immerse yourself in the charms of Vienna; discover the attractions of Bratislava; and see Budapest by night.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Brabant cruising the Delta Danube Brabant cruising the Delta Danube

Eastern European Discovery to the Danube Delta • R2105

 Budapest
Brabant
Thu 13 May 2021
14 nights
  • Embark on an epic voyage across Europe, sailing to the Danube Delta and back via diverse destinations and regions of spectacular beauty in five countries.
  • Enjoy Serbian tradition, cuisine and culture in Belgrade and Novi Sad; cruise the astonishing Iron Gates gorge; and uncover the gems of Ruse, Bulgaria’s ‘Little Vienna’.
  • Take a boat tour safari of the breathtaking Danube Delta; visit Vukovar in Croatia; and in Hungary, learn of Kalocsa’s ‘red gold’ before revelling in the delights of Budapest.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Ariel view of Budapest, Hungary Ariel view of Budapest, Hungary

Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube • R2106

 Budapest
Brabant
Thu 27 May 2021
7 nights
  • This epic journey packs in the best of the Danube, combining cultural, historical and architectural delights with the scenery of beautifully unspoilt landscapes.
  • Succumb to the charms of Hungary’s capital, with time to explore both the ‘Buda’ and ‘Pest’ sides; and uncover attractions aplenty in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava.
  • In Austria, you’ll get to engage with the beauty, history and musical heritage of Vienna; experience unforgettable scenic cruising of the Wachau Valley; and visit colourful Emmersdorf and Melk.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Flock of white pelicans in the Danube Delta Flock of white pelicans in the Danube Delta

Eastern European Discovery to the Danube Delta • R2107

 Budapest
Brabant
Thu 03 Jun 2021
14 nights
  • Embark on an epic voyage across Europe, sailing to the Danube Delta and back via diverse destinations and regions of spectacular beauty in five countries.
  • Enjoy Serbian tradition, cuisine and culture in Belgrade and Novi Sad; cruise the astonishing Iron Gates gorge; and uncover the gems of Ruse, Bulgaria’s ‘Little Vienna’.
  • Take a boat tour safari of the breathtaking Danube Delta; visit Vukovar in Croatia; and in Hungary, learn of Kalocsa’s ‘red gold’ before revelling in the delights of Budapest.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Parliament building on the river Danube, Budapest, Hungary, evening Parliament building on the river Danube, Budapest, Hungary, evening

Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube • R2108

 Budapest
Brabant
Thu 17 Jun 2021
7 nights
  • This epic journey packs in the best of the Danube, combining cultural, historical and architectural delights with the scenery of beautifully unspoilt landscapes.
  • Succumb to the charms of Hungary’s capital, with time to explore both the ‘Buda’ and ‘Pest’ sides; and uncover attractions aplenty in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava.
  • In Austria, you’ll get to engage with the beauty, history and musical heritage of Vienna; experience unforgettable scenic cruising of the Wachau Valley; and visit colourful Emmersdorf and Melk.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Scenic views into Wachau valley, Danube river Scenic views into Wachau valley, Danube river

Historic Voyage from the Danube to the Rhine • R2109

 Budapest
Brabant
Thu 24 Jun 2021
13 nights
  • Sailing to scenic regions and historic cities in four countries via the Danube and Rhine, you’re in for an unforgettable, immensely rewarding voyage.
  • See the night-lights of Budapest, and explore the Hungarian capital by day too; discover the attractions of Bratislava; and revel in scenic cruising of the gorgeous Wachau Valley.
  • Take in the charms of Passau, Regensburg and Würzburg on the Main, before finally visiting Rüdesheim – famed for its history and wines – and enchanting Koblenz on the Rhine.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
View of the historic Melk Abbey, Austria View of the historic Melk Abbey, Austria

Cities and Scenery of the Historic Danube & Main • R2121

 Mainz
Brabant
Wed 22 Sep 2021
12 nights
  • Embark on an epic journey spanning four countries and discover some of the Danube and Main’s most scenic regions, as well as cities bursting with rich history and culture.
  • In Germany, uncover the fairytale-esque castles, palaces and churches of Miltenberg, Wertheim, Würzburg and Passau; explore Regensburg’s medieval heart; and enjoy smoky beers in Bamberg.
  • Experience scenic cruising of the gorgeous Wachau Valley, and immerse yourself in the charms of Vienna; discover the attractions of Bratislava; and see Budapest by night.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Boat trip on the Danube Delta Boat trip on the Danube Delta

Eastern European Discovery to the Danube Delta • R2122

 Budapest
Brabant
Mon 04 Oct 2021
14 nights
  • Embark on an epic voyage across Europe, sailing to the Danube Delta and back via diverse destinations and regions of spectacular beauty in five countries.
  • Enjoy Serbian tradition, cuisine and culture in Belgrade and Novi Sad; cruise the astonishing Iron Gates gorge; and uncover the gems of Ruse, Bulgaria’s ‘Little Vienna’.
  • Take a boat tour safari of the breathtaking Danube Delta; visit Vukovar in Croatia; and in Hungary, learn of Kalocsa’s ‘red gold’ before revelling in the delights of Budapest.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Landscape of the Wachau valley, River Danube Landscape of the Wachau valley, River Danube

The Complete Danube • R212223

 Budapest
Brabant
Mon 04 Oct 2021
21 nights
  • Embark on an epic exploration of the complete Danube and immerse yourself in the beauty, history and cultures of inspirational regions and destinations in eight different countries.
  • Enjoy a traditional Serbian folklore show in Belgrade; uncover Ruse’s Bulgarian delights; sail the extraordinary Iron Gates gorge; and explore the Danube Delta, Romania’s natural wonderland.
  • On the return journey, highlights include chances to see Budapest’s iconic attractions; witness the scenic splendour of the Wachau Valley; and engage with Vienna’s legendary musical heritage.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Ariel view of Vienna, Austria and the river Danube Ariel view of Vienna, Austria and the river Danube

Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube • R2123

 Budapest
Brabant
Mon 18 Oct 2021
7 nights
  • This epic journey packs in the best of the Danube, combining cultural, historical and architectural delights with the scenery of beautifully unspoilt landscapes.
  • Succumb to the charms of Hungary’s capital, with time to explore both the ‘Buda’ and ‘Pest’ sides; and uncover attractions aplenty in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava.
  • In Austria, you’ll get to engage with the beauty, history and musical heritage of Vienna; experience unforgettable scenic cruising of the Wachau Valley; and visit colourful Emmersdorf and Melk.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
View of the saint sava cathedral in Belgrade, Serbia View of the saint sava cathedral in Belgrade, Serbia

The Autumnal Danube • R2124

 Budapest
Brabant
Mon 25 Oct 2021
9 nights
  • This epic journey packs in the best of the Danube, combining cultural, historical and architectural delights with the scenery of beautifully unspoilt landscapes.
  • Succumb to the charms of Hungary’s capital, with time to explore both the ‘Buda’ and ‘Pest’ sides; and uncover attractions aplenty in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava.
  • In Austria, you’ll get to engage with the beauty, history and musical heritage of Vienna; experience unforgettable scenic cruising of the Wachau Valley; and visit colourful Emmersdorf and Melk.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.