Where we sail in Hungary

    River cruises to Hungary serve up castle-crowned cities, history-filled streets and rural village retreats. Budapest is the city that goes biggest, which is no surprise given that it’s the capital. It’s on the western banks of the Danube – which draws a squiggly line down the middle of the country – and boasts famous thermal baths, ruin bars and grand, Romanesque and Gothic architecture. In the south, close to the Croatian border, the town of Mohacs offers a more traditional view of Hungarian life, thanks to its daintier size.

    Heading north

    Switch your attention to the northern border, where Hungary nudges Slovakia, and you’ll see Esztergom. Its grand basilica is a real eye-catcher, and the surrounding streets are great for authentic Hungarian fare. You’ll leave the river behind when you drop anchor in Kalocsa – the port’s separate from the actual town, which is a short drive inland. It’s got a reputation as the planet’s paprika capital, and has a striking custard-coloured palace in its centre.


    Hungary river cruises place some must-try daytrips at your fingertips. Roam the streets of Budapest on a tour of its architectural best bits, or head out for dinner and drinks in the evening. It’s a great jumping off point for exploring the ranches and wetlands of the Great Hungarian Plain – this vast area covers more than half of the country. The churches and war memorials of Mohacs pay a lot of attention to Hungary’s history books, and you can visit the biggest basilica in the country on a train ride to Ezstergom.

    TUI River Cruise Packages

    Our River Cruise packages take care of all aspects of your getaway without the hassle...


    Both flights are included in the package.


    All tranfers between the ship and airport are covered.


    A Full Board Plus package is included, covering 3 meals and drinks at mealtimes.


    £120 worth of excursion credit per person, per week are included, as standard.


    Booking your river cruise with TUI has never been easier, thanks to our European river cruise deals. Grab one of our offers, and you can discover everywhere from Amsterdam to Budapest for less. The best bit? Your flights, transfers, three meals with drinks per day, your tips, and your luggage allowance are all part of the package. You can secure your sailing with a low deposit from £125pp, too, and take advantage of our handy Direct Debit scheme. And don’t forget, you’ll get £120pp shore experiences credit, per week, to spend on extra onshore activities, like wine tastings and sightseeing with a local expert – perfect for getting to the heart of every destination you visit. So, what are you waiting for? Take a look at our European river cruises sailing along the Rhine, the Main, the Moselle, the Danube, and the Dutch and Belgian waterways.