A must-do while in Budapest
My friends and I booked this river cruise tour either the night before or day of the tour; they were very accommodating considering our last minute plans. There were 7 of us and we fit very comfortably on the pontoon boat with the bartender and captain.
It was a one hour, evening tour on the Danube River, perfect for capturing the sunset.
Our first drink was free then we were able to continue ordering drinks until the end of the tour.
The bartender, who was the son of the captain, was very knowledgeable of his city and was happy to answer any questions we asked.
Gorgeous, one of a kind picture opportunities. So glad they were able to fit us in, would do it again in a heartbeat.
Bring a sweater or jacket; River is chilly in the fall.
We had visitors from the U.S. and took them on the Dry Martini sunset tour, and it was wonderful. Sandro and Mate were friendly and willing and able to answer any questions we had about the city and Hungary in general. The boat itself is very nice and comfortable. I would highly recommend a private tour on the Dry Martini to anyone who wants to get out on the river but doesn’t want to fight the crowds on the bigger boats.
Simply outstanding. Chose to have the boat to ourselves for our 41st wedding anniversary. Everything down to smallest detail. Music selection was such we thought it was our playlist. Drink menu great. History and general conversation was superb
The Best Boat Tour in Paris, Prague, or Budapest!
We booked the tour for our family of 4 which includes 2 adult children. We booked the boat 90 minutes from 7:15 to 8:45 which allowed us to see Budapest in sunlight, dusk, & dark. The boat is new, spacious, & unlike Riva boats, there are no exhaust fumes! The captain & crew Mate/bartender are a family with the sone speaking fluent English including a great sense of humor & an insatiable curiosity. The Martini’s were literally the best we had in any of the 4 countries visited on this trip! They even sourced an excellent meats & cheeses tray.
Most importantly, they guided us up & down the Danube ensuring we saw & heard about all of the best sites. In addition, we were given plenty of photo op moments at the best places. This boat & crew were so fun, our family rated it the best activity we had during the entire trip.
A most memorable Danube Ride
All of us ( 9 family members-led by the family patriarch celebrating his 94th birthday)have been waiting a very long time to visit beautiful Budapest and take a trip on the mighty Danube. With wheelchair in hand, we were worried about how we were going to do this right! Well we did it right thanks to the Dry Martini Boat tour! We had a a very comfortable pontoon boat at our disposal. For a full 90 minutes, we were treated to a lovey trip down the Danube. Having toured Buda and Pest for 3 days, we all felt that you really can’t appreciate the history of the city until you take in the spectacular vistas from waterside! The private tour was very affordable and well worth the price. Our 2 crew members took great care of us-especially our patriarch- a career naval officer had royal treatment. Some advice, be sure to see Budapest from river and, if you want to do it right do it on the Dry Martini Tour Boat!!
Romantic surprise on the Danube
I booked the Golden and Blue hour trip as a romantic surprise for my girlfriend. For all other boats there were long waiting lines so it was nice to skip all lines and take a private tour for just the two of us. The crew cheerfully greeted us and helped me set the scene for a very special evening.
The trip was amazing and the views to the city astounishing. The boat was actually bigger than I had excepted from the pictures and the ride was very enjoyable and smooth. Absolutely recommendable!
What a fantastic trip!!
Spent a fantastic hour with the 2 guys from Dry Martini on the dusk trip to watch the lights turn on down the Danube.
What a fantastic sight this was, I would advise that this is the best choice of trip if you can arrange as the views are magnificent as day turns to night.
Lovely trip had by all, excellent hosts, quality boat and i must add that the drinks prices were extremely good also.
Thank you guys!!! We will be back!
Highlight of our trip to Budapest!
This is definitely the way to see Budapest at sunset. I was looking for a boat trip when organising a long weekend to Budapest with friends when I came across Dry Martini and I am so glad I did. We had a fabulous sunset cruise going up and down the Danube at a relaxed pace , drinks and cameras in hand as the sun set over this beautiful city . Sit up at the bar or chill on the back seats , your choice. Then it was take your seats as we experienced the boat at speed up and down the Danube again , great fun. The guys were really friendly and it was great to chat to them about their city.
Everyone came off the boat buzzing and at the end of a great weekend this was voted the highlight, thank you Dry Martini! If you are a group like us ( 4 couples) don’t go for a large boat ,where you sit in rows on the deck , book Dry Martini and see Budapest in style . You won’t regret it !
Best part of the weekend!!
I cannot recommend this trip enough!! There are so many boat companies in Budapest, and so many 'booze cruise' types of trips...it's really hard to find a good one, and something a little more unique. From the minute I emailed Sandor it was a great experience. They were so helpful and were happy to answer my many questions!
The boat itself is so cool and really stylish. The drinks were amazing and perfectly made! The team on the boat were great fun and up for a laugh. We had a hen do of 10 girls and it really was the highlight of the trip...we were whizzing along the river, with music blasting...we were loving life!!
Seriously can't recommend it enough!
A fun time!
We took the Dry Martini out with a group of six because it was recommended by the four seasons Hotel, and had an amazing 90 minutes of fun! Mate, the first mate, was a great host, while his father expertly captained the boat. Our drink was never empty. We had plenty of time to relax and slowly enjoy the sights, and then they revved it up and zoomed off with 250 hp. The music was tremendous! A great time and highly recommended!
Best view in town and first class experience
This was a trip belonging to the extra class. My girlfriend and me intended to have a romantic and private boat trip on the Danube by night. Dry Martini was therefore the best decision we could ever make. When we arrived at the dock the crew consisting of father and son welcomed us warmly and offered us a drink at the bar. The whole boat is equipped very classy and highlighted by indirect lighting. When we left the dock and drove through the river this breathtaking view of the beauty Budapest showed up. I’m already here for 4 months and I have seen several nice viewpoints but this one is by far the most beautiful view ever. Moreover, the crew could give us interesting information about the history, buildings and politics of Budapest. The second half of the trip my girlfriend and me spent on the couch in the front and we were enjoying our drink in the airstream in combination with this amazing experience on a private and calm boat on the Danube. For speed junkies: the boat can even go very fast.
In conclusion I have to say that this was an unforgettable experience and worth every cent. My girlfriend and I had a wonderful and romantic night but I can surely imagine that you will have an amazing time with a bigger group too. I really recommend this trip to everybody who wants to enjoy Budapest in a private atmosphere, with a friendly crew, good drinks, classy boat and the stunning view of Budapest’s riverside. I would always do it again and prefer this kind of a trip to the commercial ones with tons of other people and uncomfortable seats...
Thumbs up DRY MARTINI
Best experience ever!
This is a must do when you come to Budapest!
Client is king on board of this private boat tour. The captain and his son, being the bartender, are very friendly and no effort is too much for them. On top, very nice drinks are served. As i have already done several boat tours on the Danube, I can tell you, this will be the one which will show you the best spots, all accompanied by good drinks and your own music! Once in a lifetime experience! Thanks a lot guys! /Bruxelles/
Absolutely not believe you can find a better private boat than this on the Danube
……..Anyway, I'm proud I booked Dry Martini, I think my big brother and companions are very satisfied. I strongly recommend Dry Martini to all friends who travel to Budapest. If I would take a boat trip with other friends on the Danube in Budapest in the future, I only selected Dry Martini. Dry Martini is a sense of happiness. Dry Martini is decent! /Shanghai/
Very pleasant boat tour!
the captain decided to take us in the last minute because it stopped raining (lucky us!). It is a small boat but perfect for a small crowd. Although the weather was chill, there were some blankets and jackets on board. AND!! there is a bar!!! While you enjoy the night view of Buda & Pest, you could also have some drinks. In overall, me & my customers all like this tour a lot. We will recommend you to take on this private tour. It is totally worth! The other thing i have to mention is that Adam, who is the captain's assistant, is very friendly and helpful during the tour! /Tajvan/
Outstanding and unforgetable.
The only way to see Buda and Pest. With a glass of wine and a cruise on the Danube.
You just have to do it to appreciate it.
One of the best things I have ever done in 40 years of travelling the world .
Hang the expense, just do it ! /Vienna/
Memorable Girls night out!!!
We (10 girls) took the golden blue tour early September for a Hen Do. Although the weather wasn't great (a bit rainy) we had a great tour! The views were wonderful, the crew was very nice, music perfect (and we could play our own music from our phones). The bride-to-be felt as a princess and we had a lot of fun (and drinks) . Thanks a lot Dry Martini!!! /Paris/
Must do in Budapest..
We had an amazing time on our one hour cruise.They were very prompt in answering all our messages. We took an evening cruise...which is the best time as you get too see budapest both in light and when it is a little dark.During the later part he took the boat really fast much to the delight of my teenager ..we got some amazing pictures ..don't take one of those large cruises..take a private cruise like this..you will have an experience of a lifetime! /Delhi/
Family Cruise on the Danube - Excellent Service!
We rented Dry Martini Party boat for a sunset cruise with our family from Boulder, Colorado. We truly enjoyed it as the staff was professional and the experience was amazing! If you are visiting Budapest and enjoy a unique experience we highly recommend renting the boat for an hour instead of joining one of the larger boat companies for a tourist trip. Both the crew and the boat are top-notch and reserving was super easy with online payment option. Brian & Zsofia & Logan - Boulder, Colorado, USA
Unforgettable Cruise along the famous river of Budapest
I had booked the boat cruise during the late evening hours on Thursday with a good friend of mine. When we arrived to the boat dock, we were taken immediately very politely. The driver and the staff were both really friendly. They told us in very good English all the big sights along the trip and in addition the bartender of the boat served us delicious drinks of our taste.
The boat trip was an unforgettable experience that in my opinion every visitor in Budapest should at least once do. /Helsinki/
Unmissable private boat trip in The Danube
From boarding to disembarking we were made to feel so welcome.
A complimentary drink of choice from the bar before we set sail. A truly wonderful way to view this magnificent city from the Danube.
Why take the bus when you can take a Rolls Royce... great for groups of upto 10 people.
I fully recommend this at some point during a stay in Budapest!! /United Kingdom/