Budapest River Cruises

The difference is Scenic

Once on board your Scenic Space-Ship, relax into your River Cruise journey assured that every detail of your experience has been thoughtfully arranged for you

While on board a Scenic Space-Ship on one of our River Cruises featuring Budapest, enjoy your private balcony suite fitted with Scenic Sun-Lounges and the 32 inch Samsung HD TVs linked to Mac mini computers and complimentary Wi-Fi internet access for your convenience. Sample the fare at the spectacular on board the River Café and relax with a glass of the best in hand on our stunning Port Laurent-marbled Panorama Lounge.

We believe true luxury is all-inclusive, and there’s no need to spend a cent extra on your European cruise with us. Your personal butler will attend to your needs and our on board Cruise Director is there to guide and assist. Your all-inclusive Scenic Space-Ship is a floating luxury hotel abundant with a range of indoor and outdoor relaxation and recreation areas, a range of dining experiences from casual fare to fine-dining offerings, and every amenity desired, all yours to enjoy at your liberty as you experience the best art, history, food, wine and architecture Europe has to offer.

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Enjoy a truly unforgettable experience

Our Scenic European River Cruises guests have access to exclusive wonder moments.

We’ll take you to all the must-see jewels of Europe, and along the way you’ll also discover the many hidden gems of the region, allowing you to experience the wonder of Europe’s immense history in a manner entirely unique.

Our seasoned team of Journey Designers have thoughtfully crafted a selection of tailored experiences for the European river cruises especially for you. Perhaps plan to follow a busy day with one at a more relaxed tempo or allow yourself to truly unwind throughout your cruise. We’ve divided our vast list of Freechoice excursions into active, moderate and relaxed paces so you can choose which best suit your requirements and interests.


Offering true freedom of choice in your Budapest river cruises experience, Scenic offers both on-board and onshore all-inclusive Freechoice experiences so you can enjoy cruising the enchanting European rivers of the region at your own pace and comfort.

While in Budapest, take a guided tour through the city’s contradictory charms, breathing in its vast history and overwhelmingly beautiful architecture.

Or you might relax and unwind in the famed therapeutic thermal Baths and Spa, or if feeling adventurous, you might brave the 10 kilometres of labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock.

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Unique to Scenic, our Enrich experiences are multi-sensory cultural activities completely inaccessible to the ordinary traveller.

Depending on which European River Cruise experience you choose, your Enrich experiences vary from a medieval feast and entertainment in the fairy-tale Marksburg Castle on the Rhine Gorge, or a private, opulent concert in Vienna’s Palais Liechtenstein.

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Discover the beauty of Budapest

What’s in a name? Budapest is known by several alias, all alluding to its immense beauty and sophistication. The Pearl of the Danube, the Heart of Europe, the Paris of Middle Europe, the Queen of the Danube – Budapest is clearly a treasured jewel on our European River Cruising itineraries.

Straddling the stunning Danube river, Hungary’s glittering capital derives its name from the two cities that face-off across the river like a beautiful mirror reflecting each other’s glory. and our Budapest River Cruises will immerse you in Buda, sitting high on a hill, home to its famed eponymous Castle, and Pest the flat area on the other side of the Danube that offers many exquisite travelling delights.

Budapest has a complex history and its breathtaking architecture and natural beauty is wonderfully preserved given its turbulent past.

Our Budapest River Cruises will deliver you many wonder moments as you explore Budapest's extensive World Heritage Sites including the beautiful banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, the elegant shopping precinct of Andrassy Avenue, and the Millennium Underground Railway. You will unwind in one of the 80 geothermal springs, a natural wonder cherished by the locals who enjoy ‘taking the water’ daily.

Discover grand palaces and castles on Europe’s most tempting waterways, the Rhine, Main & Danube on a luxurious 15 day river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam. Our vast range of European River Cruising options include the must-see Budapest along with other jewels of Europe in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium and Prague, offer you an elegant insight into the wider region.

If you love the magic of Christmas, our Christmas Wonderland River Cruises that visit Budapest will delight you with all the festive trimmings of the season.

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