{Travel} Cruising on the Danube River 

The Danube River is the second largest river in Europe running through 11 countries. It flows from the Black Forest to Black Sea covering over 1700 miles across Europe. I was fortunate to see the Danube River from my visits to Vienna in Austria and Bratislava in Slovakia. Most recently I visit Budapest in Hungary where I took a night boat cruise. Napoleon once described the Danube River as the ‘Queen of European Rivers‘ and honestly it’s not hard to see why. If you’re ever in any of the 11 countries this river crosses, make sure to take a cruise. The experience alone is enough to have me reminiscing about the beauty on its Banks.

Danube River

Cruising on the Danube River in Budapest

Taking a cruise on the Danube River was one of the most exciting experiences of my recent visit to Budapest. If you’re ever in Budapest but short on time and want to see lots then cruising is the best way. I go as far as claiming that cruising on the Danube River fueled my passion for Cruising on the Thames River. Whilst cruising on a river is nothing compared to cruise across the Atlantic I think it definitely is a start. I am not even looking to book a cruise to explore more cities across Europe.

What I loved about cruising on the Danube at night was the amazing views it offered. I am sure during the best it is just as spectacular but I feel as though the night adds more romance to it. I got to explore the banks of Buda and of Pest all in one night all within 90 minutes. As much as I love my hop on and hop off bus tours, I also feel the cruising gives you a different view of popular sights.

During the cruise I was able to cross off some of the items we’d listed on our Budapest itinerary and some we found on foot. Amongst others, we were able to see; The Chain Bridge, Parliament, Margaret Island and Elizabeth Bridge.

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  1. April 17, 2017 / 5:47 pm

    Wow looks like a beautiful place to visits, I think I have to add Budapest to the list of places I want to visits. My travel list is getting pretty long lol… hey It can happen right 🙂

  2. April 16, 2017 / 6:42 pm

    It sure was fun I can confirm that

  3. Hayley
    April 15, 2017 / 6:44 pm

    This looks so lovely, I would love to go to Budapest one day.

    • April 16, 2017 / 6:42 pm

      Thanks and I hope you do one day

  4. April 14, 2017 / 5:42 pm

    Ooo me and my girls are thinking of going to Budapest in November. Might be a little cold for a cruise then but the views look amazing!

    • April 16, 2017 / 6:41 pm

      It was cold in February but totally worth it so go if you ever get a chance

    • April 16, 2017 / 6:41 pm

      Hope you do Stella

  5. Louise O'Brien
    April 14, 2017 / 1:49 pm

    I have never been on a cruise on that river but will really think about it in the future X

    • April 16, 2017 / 6:41 pm

      It’s a lovely experience to try at least once

  6. Sushmita Thakare Jain
    April 14, 2017 / 12:30 pm

    The Pictures are amazing would love to check out the place anytime. Hope to visit sometime! 🙂

    • April 16, 2017 / 6:40 pm

      Wishing you the best and hope you do get the chance

  7. April 14, 2017 / 3:22 am

    This looks like a beautiful place to visit. I love those images you shared.

    • April 16, 2017 / 6:40 pm

      Thank you Crystal

  8. Mummy's Monkey
    April 13, 2017 / 9:50 pm

    I would love to visit Budapest. It looks like such a beautiful city

    • April 16, 2017 / 6:40 pm

      It is worth the visit and taking the night cruise

  9. April 13, 2017 / 8:51 pm

    This looks so amazing! Budapest is definitely on my list of places to visit. So beautiful.

    • April 16, 2017 / 6:40 pm

      It is beautiful place to visit

  10. April 13, 2017 / 5:27 pm

    I adore river cruises.The ganges river cruise in Kolkata is tunning too.Iw illd efinitely check out Danube river cruise when I visit Budapest

    • April 16, 2017 / 6:39 pm

      Glad to hear it and I too would love to experience a river cruise in Kolkata

  11. Donna
    April 13, 2017 / 5:13 pm

    Oh wow I would adore this trip! it looks fabulous. It is on my list of places to go. Great article x

    • April 16, 2017 / 6:39 pm

      Thanks Donna, hope you grab a chance soon

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