Budapest is a fabulous city. Ancient history, an imperial background, Europe’s biggest river and a stunning architecture. Budapest offers a lot of travel attractions and the most incredible is the cruise in Budapest. But there are a lot of attractions in Budapest, we will talk about some of them and finishing with some details about the Danube river cruise.
Towering over the Danube, Castle Hill contains many of Budapest’s most important medieval monuments and museums. The most spectacular of these impressive structures is the 18th-century Buda Castle, a massive 200-room palace that replaced a 13th-century castle built to protect the stronghold from Mongol and Tartar attacks. Although badly damaged in World War II, much of the exterior has been restored, and the restored portions of the interior house museums, including the Hungarian National Gallery in the main wing. In the south wing, the Budapest History Museum occupies four floors. In front of the castle overlooking the Danube stands a bronze equestrian statue of Prince Eugene of Savoy, a hero of Turkish attacks on the city. Castle Hill is worth exploring for its medieval lanes and it Romanesque, Gothic, and Baroque architecture. This entire historic complex is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Like much of the city, Buda Castle is spectacularly illuminated at night, and the castle courtyards remain open 24 hours a day. You can reach the castle on the restored historic Castle Funicular Railway, which departs from the Buda end of the Chain Bridge.
Today, it’s one of Budapest’s most popular sights; however, at the time of its construction, it was intended simply as part of the Millennial Exhibition held in the city in 1896. Built from cardboard and wood and designed by Ignac Alpar, the castle featured replicas of buildings throughout the Kingdom of Hungary. It was converted into stone during the early 1900s and now plays host to a number of festivals and events, as well as being home to the Hungarian Agricultural Museum. Europe’s largest synagogue (and the world’s second largest), The Great Synagogue was built in the Moorish Revival style in 1859. During WWII, the building suffered damage and misuse; it wasn’t until the 1990s that it would be restored to its former glory. Within the Synagogue’s complex, visitors will find the Jewish Cemetery – the resting place of thousands who died during the Holocaust – and the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park, dedicated to the Swedish diplomat who worked to save thousands from Nazi and Arrow Cross persecution.
Our sightseeing cruises offer menu or buffet meal, and you can always choose from two or more courses. You can try exotic dishes, but we can also satisfy your requirements in case you are vegetarian, perhaps if you would like to eat Hungarian or meat-free dishes. Are you still hungry? No problem! A good meal cannot end without a delicious dessert. Hungarian and also foreign groups often book a cruise as a site of a team building programme or a business meeting. We recommend our Hungarian Folklore Show if you are interested not only in sightseeing and Hungarian dishes, but also would like to get to know the traditional Hungarian dances with magnificent costumes. You can even try a good quality Hungarian brandy (called palinka). During this Folklore Show, our guests may receive a short training about some main steps of Hungarian dances even they are able to try them with the help of our professional dancers. Read extra info on cruise in Budapest.
One of the exciting moments of your tour with Budapest Sightseeing Cruise must be to sail under the famous Chain Bridge and see the Hungarian Parliament up close for the first time. Arguably the city’s finest ever architectural achievement, the Hungarian Parliament is the third largest parliament building in the entire world. The extraordinary beauty will probably have a lasting impact on you. In order to save the moment, we recommend taking a handful of photos. While cruising with us, free Wi-Fi is at your service. Our 75-minutes-long tour offers an audio guide for our guests in 11 languages. Besides our air-conditioned area, we also provide open-air comfort with a long terrace. A street food corner is also available and included in the ticket price. Enjoy our premium quality selection of panini, piadina, hot-dog, chocolate fondant or waffle. Sit back, relax and enjoy the breath-taking panorama of Budapest.