Budapest is a Danube River cruise port in Europe. Most operated are the Danube cruise itineraries from Budapest and Bucharest and the reverse from Bucharest to Budapest. The longest itineraries are from Holland - Amsterdam to Budapest, and the reverse. They include cruising on the rivers Danube, Main and Rhine.
Budapest is the Hungary's capital and largest city, as well as the country's commercial, industrial and transportation centre. Its population is about 2 million. The city also has has the Europe's largest Jewish community. On November 17, 1873 it became a single city occupying both banks of Danube River, with the unification of Obuda, Buda and Pest.
The city of Budapest was originally a Celtic settlement. During the Roman Empire, it became the capital of Lower Pannonia. In the 9th century Hungarians arrived. Their first settlement was pillaged by the Mongols in 124–242. Next dark period was the Battle of Mohacs and the following 150 year Ottoman rule. Budapest became the second capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (together with Vienna).
Among the city's landmarks are the Buda Castle Quarter, the Heroes' Square, the Millennium Underground Railway, its 118 geothermal springs (world's largest thermal water cave system), the Dohány Street Synagogue (world's 2nd largest), the Hungarian Parliament Building (world's 3rd largest).
Budapest is Hungary's main (largest) river cruise port and among the country's most important tourism industry contributors. Each year, the city attracts around 4,4 million tourists, ranking it the world's 25th most popular and the Europe's 6th most popular city tour destination.
Highlights: St. Matthias church, Fisherman's Bastion, Gellert hill (Buda), Hero's Square, Parliament building (Pest)
Budapest cruise terminal
Budapest port’s parking area has max capacity of 100 cars. The distance from the port nad the city center is approx 5 km (3 ml). The nearest airport is the Ferihegy International Airport - at approx 20-min drive distance from the cruise ship terminal.
Popular tourist attractions located near the port are the Buda Castle, old bridges (called hidak), St Stephen’s Basilica (height 96 m / 315 ft), many bathhouses with therapeutic spring water.
- Among the hotels located near the port are Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal (5-star), Hotel Rila (budget priced), Parliament Hotel, K+K Opera Hotel.
- Pop[ular restaurants located near the port are Gerbaud House, Fatal Restaurant, Karpatia Etterem.
- Pop[ular shopping centers located near the port are Folk Arts Gallery (hand-made souvenirs, wooden toys, traditional Hungarian dolls) and the Arkad shopping mall.
Port Budapest cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Budapest, Hungary. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
The Budapest cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Budapest, Hungary.
If you lose the Budapest location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.