Budapest is an awesome travel location to visit. Ancient history, an imperial background, Europe’s biggest river and a stunning architecture. Budapest offers a lot of travel attractions and the most famous is the Budapest sightseeing cruise. 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.
The Museum of Fine Arts is not only Budapest’s most important art gallery, it houses one of the largest collections of works by the Old Masters to be found in Europe. The extensive array of Italian, Spanish and Dutch paintings are on display in a spectacular, classically influenced 19th century building with long rooms for the larger paintings, cabinets for smaller and more intimate items, together with architecturally interesting space such as the Renaissance Hall. Established in 1870 after Hungary inherited a fine collection of paintings, drawings and prints, the museum is divided in six excellent departments: Egyptian Art, Ancient Art, the Old Sculpture Gallery, the Old Painter Gallery, the Modern Collection, and the Graphics Collection. The adjacent Palace of Art is the city’s leading contemporary art museum and hosts many temporary exhibits, so be sure to check for current offerings. (Note that this is not to be confused with the Palace of Arts, a high-tech arts center that houses the Ludwig Museum, a contemporary art collection with works by Picasso, David Hockney and numerous Hungarian Masters.).
Hungary’s Parliament Building was built in 1902 and is the third largest parliament building in the world. Standing on the banks of the river Danube, in Pest, it’s an impressive edifice built in the Gothic Revival style and is worth visiting both for its stunning architecture and political significance. Tours of the building’s interior are available in a number of languages, while outside there’s a recently renovated square and a monument to the victims of the 1956 revolution in Hungary. A fairytale castle on the Buda side of the city, the Fisherman’s Bastion is a lookout point affording stunning panoramic views across the Danube towards the Hungarian Parliament Building and Pest. Built in 1902, in the neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque styles, it’s an incredibly photogenic part of the city and is free to visit.
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 details on Budapest river cruise.
The Hungarian Parliament is one of its kind. When you browse through tourist websites, recommendations, and reviews, you will be assured that this Parliament is mentioned among the most beautiful government buildings ever. So sit back, relax and enjoy this unique experience! A drink of your choice is included in the pricing, so enjoy your champagne, beer, wine, water or soft drink. As a present, you will be served one glass of “Duna Bella” lemonade as well. The Budapest Sightseeing Cruise continues its route toward Margaret Bridge and the lovely Margaret Island. It is said to be the green lung of Budapest with its giant parks and sports venues. It is optional to get off the cruise and spend one and a half hour on the island, to enjoy the fresh air and the lovely atmosphere. If you wish to stay and look around, we provide support with an exclusive Margaret Island map packed with recommendations.