Budapest River Cruise

4 July – Last Day

Budapest is Eastern Europe’s liveliest and most cosmopolitan city. We did a guided tour of the city sights including the Royal Palace of Buda, hilltop castle complex with Fisherman’s Bastion and the Matthias Church, and the Chain Bridge linking Buda and Pest.

Buda is on the left and Pest on the right. The Danube runs through this city.

9:00 – 12:45 – Guided tour of Budapest with a few stops where we could take photos, such as Fisherman’s Bastion, Heroes Square and Gellert Hill.

Hősök tere – Heroes’ Square
Sightseeing by bus


St Gellert
Liberty Statue on St Gellert hill – Gellért-hegy
St Matthias Church
St Matthias Church

14:00 – A small group of us took a tour of the ship’s engine rooms both at the front and aft.


15:30 – A small group were given a tour of the kitchen by the chef, which has only eight staff.


19:00 – 21:30 – We enjoyed a traditional Hungarian farewell dinner, followed by Roma folk dancing and music.


22:00 – Finally, the ship took us for a night-time cruise along the Danube, passing under the city’s numerous bridges, while enjoying a cocktail and listening to a running commentary and  music. A truly wonderful way to end the Europe river cruise.

night cruise
Night cruise of Budapest


Day by day

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