Budapest is mostly known for its pulsing and seemingly never ending night life, as well as the abundance of spring water and thermal baths. Strangely however what most people seem to be unaware of is the impressive history and raw beauty of the capital.
Budapest Danube Dinner Cruises
Who know there were so many Budapest River Cruise options available?
River Danube divides Budapest giving it an unbelievably charming embankment that is packed with sights of the city such as the Castle District, the House of Parliament or Gellért Hill along with Gellért Bath.
This was the first thing I noticed when visiting the heart of Eastern Europe which is why I did not hesitate for second before opting for a Budapest River Cruise.
We were walking about the embankment trying to pick the cruise best suited for our tastes when we came across a rather new looking purple and white boat that parked just by Elizabeth Bridge.
We were a little torn between a so called Piano & Battle Show and what seemed like a very loud and Hungarian river cruise: Folklore and Operetta Show. Truth be told my husband was mostly interested in a 25-minute speed boat ride and a Budapest River Cruise with UNLIMITED BEER. He did of course not get his way and we ended up boarding the Folklore cruise. :D
First of all, as this was our first ever Budapest River Cruise we were super excited and this exhilaration only grew when we were introduced to the setting. The tables were set in a very discreet yet pleasing manner, the lights were dimmed and there was some music playing in the background.
We were immediately greeted by a lady who walked us to our table. As we were walking towards our table I could not help hoping for a grand view. Getting great view is the point of a Budapest River Cruise, right?
We lucked out and ended up facing the beautiful hill on the Buda side of the city. The boat filled up quite quickly and we slowly made our way away from the dock.
Our Budapest River Cruise was on the roll!
At the beginning of the cruise our drink and main course orders were taken and it was only a little later that we were presented with our appetiser. 4 pastry baskets filled with all sorts of stuffing. We loved the one with the liver pate the most. Our starters were followed a delicious and creamy green pea soup. We had different mains, Alex went for the Beef stew and I had the fish. And so grateful to have done so! Because that way I could taste both.
The cherry on top of the cake was the dessert which was some creamy spongy something that is supposed to be very Hungarian. (I mean it is a Budapest River Cruise after all, duh) It was simply amazing!
In general, we love going to town, eating out, trying new things and we are always looking for something different. This is exactly why I was happy to be part of this Budapest River Cruise.
The food was great, the entertainment was superb and even though I am not much of a dancer, eventually even I ended up swaying a little to the folksongs that were performed. The best part of our Budapest River Cruise was the city itself though.
Budapest is simply breath taking. Visit it. Now. And do try a Budapest River Cruise.