Budapest cruise – 5 top attractions in Budapest

Budapest is a fabulous travel destination. 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.

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.).

Thanks to its abundance of thermal baths, Budapest has earned the nickname ‘City of Spas’. There are many great baths in the Hungarian capital, but Szechenyi gets our vote for its stunning architecture and open-air bathing: visitors can relax in two outdoor thermal pools, surrounded by neo-Baroque and neo-Renaissance architecture. Located on the historic Andrassy Avenue, the Hungarian State Opera House is widely viewed as one of the world’s most beautiful. The building has played host to world-class operatic performances as well as ballets, concerts and more; for anyone not wanting to catch a show, guided tours of the building take place on a daily basis, with the option to add on a ‘mini-concert’. From July 2017 – May 24, 2018 the Hungarian State Opera House will undergo renovations in its auditorium, meaning there will be no performances during this time. However, the building will remain open for tours, and the Opera Shop and Cafe will also stay in business.

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.

Budapest is truly a gem of the Eastern European region. Created by uniting three separate settlements (Buda, Obuda, and Pest) around River Danube, Budapest is a city definitely worth one week of visit, though, for those of you arriving for a weekend getaway, squeezing in only a day or two, we suggest booking a tour with Cruise Budapest. This way you are offered the unique opportunity to sail by all the historical sites and famous monuments (bridges, buildings and squares) all at once while enjoying the romantic atmosphere and the air-conditioned comfort of our cruise. History, culture, cuisine, stunning architecture and warm Hungarian hospitality – it would be a crime to miss out a visit to Budapest.

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