Shipping has an important role in Budapest as the Danube splits the city. The river runs right through the heart of the Hungarian capital. That’s why shipping is an important part of a Budapest sightseeing program. The range of sightseeing cruises is complemented by the Legenda sightseeing cruises, which, in addition to the usual day sightseeing cruises, offer evening cruises and evening cruises with dinner. The biggest benefit of the company is that it makes its programs available to travelers in 30 languages (as opposed to the average of 12 languages).
Daytime sightseeing cruise
„Duna Bella” is a Daytime sightseeing cruise on the Danube, which splits the capital. This is a pleasant and meaningful stay on board and on Margaret Island. This 1-hour 10-minute daytime Danube river cruise is available in 30-languages on-board guides. It also includes one glass of optional drink: champagne, wine, beer, soft drinks, mineral water and 1 glass of “Duna Bella” lemonade. All ships have Wi-Fi access on board. Duna Bella + offers an extra 45 minutes’ walk on the beautiful Margaret Island. The adult tickets cost 4200 HUF, the student tickets cost 3800 HUF and the children tickets cost 2600 HUF. Children under the age of 10 can travel free of charge. This is a very good offer, including all the convenient aspects of what a tourist needs. The ships operate all year round, every 45 minutes during the summer season and 2-4 times a day in winter (November to February).
Evening river cruise
The above mentioned evening sightseeing cruise is the Dunai Legenda. This is a one-hour evening Danube river cruise in the illuminated capital: sound and light play of the beautiful river. As well as drinking quality drinks, you can witness the legends of Budapest come to life. One-off beverage offer: champagne, beer, wine, soft drink or mineral water as desired. There is a 30-language movie guided tour. The adult tickets cost 5900 HUF, the student tickets cost 4800 HUF and the children tickets cost 3000 HUF. Children under the age of 10 can travel free of charge. Dunai Legenda is also available all year with various departure times: at 5pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:15pm, 9pm, and 9:30 pm.
The candlelight dinner on the Danube is a very romantic program. Spend an unforgettable evening on the company’s newest ship! The candlelit dinner is made even more charming by the magic of Budapest, by the experienced chefs, the kind service and the cozy live music. This tour is a very heart-warming experience regardless of the season. The exclusive dinner costs 21,900 HUF per person, which includes the following: a 2 and a half hour boat trip, champagne as a welcome drink, live music, 4-course dinner, and drinks. This program is also available for kids. The price is 15,900, including a 3-course kids menu as well. The prices may not seem favorable at first, but a restaurant dinner combined with a sumptuous cruise will result in a realistic price. It is a higher class cruise, but definitely worth the money. The restaurant atmosphere is guaranteed and perfectly combined with the amazing view of Budapest’s illuminated bridges and buildings. The dinner sightseeing cruise as one of the best Danube river cruises is available all year, starting at 7 pm or 7:45 pm.
The fleet consists of 4 two-story ships: Gondola (2018), Delfin I(2006), Delfin II(2007), Legenda(2004). Based on the experience gained since the launch in 1990 and the feedback and needs of the guests, the new ships have been built, the first of which (Legend) came into service in the summer of 2004. Each ship is tailored to customer requirements. The guests can enjoy the tour in complete comfort. A full glass panorama deck can be opened in good weather. The technical equipment is of the highest quality available, and the programs can be heard in thirty languages using a computer-controlled system. The capacity of the fleet is maximum 160 in winter and it can be expanded to 250 in the summer. Each ship has a kitchen and bar on board so they are perfect venues for organizing events. Moreover, the interior is heated in winter.
It is very convenient that tickets can be booked online even though you should always check the company’s website for the current schedule: https://legenda.hu/en/timetable.
Legenda’s fleet offers a wide variety of sightseeing cruises. Surely everyone will find something to suit their wallet and their desires. Legenda Ltd. is lovated at Dock 7 Jane Haining embankment, Budapest. So do not hesitate, give it a try! It’s worth it!