Hungary is a popular choice for a river cruise, as many people want to experience beautiful Budapest from its best vantage point - the Danube River. Regarded as one of the most attractive cities in the world, Budapest ‘the pearl of the Danube’ is the true gem of Hungary. Straddling both banks of the Danube River, the city is connected by seven bridges, with ancient Buda on the right bank and Pest on the left. See the grand neo-Gothic parliament building, and the massive hilltop castle complex and turreted Fisherman’s Bastion. Further along the river lie Pécs and Kalocsa. Pécs is a charming city rich in Turkish architecture with historical buildings, art exhibitions and religious buildings; while Kalocsa, known for its paprika production, is dominated by the majestic Archbishop’s Palace, a Baroque-style monument built in the 1760s. One of the oldest countries in Europe, Hungary is an enticing mix of elegant cities, charming villages, glorious lakes and natural thermal spas. Explore it on an Avalon Waterways river cruise for a truly unique holiday.
Highlights of our Hungarian river cruises
Visit the hilltop castle complex and turreted Fisherman’s Bastion; and explore the city’s huge, bustling indoor market.
A charming city of interesting museums and monuments.
Spice up your visit with a trip to the paprika museum, and the majestic Archbishop’s Palace.