GET CLOSE TO THE BIG RIVER ♦ TAKE A GREAT ESCAPE FROM THE URBAN JUNGLE ♦ DISCOVER A HIDDEN PART OF BUDAPEST ♦ LAND ON A DESERTED ISLAND ♦ SEE THE CITY FROM A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE ♦ ENJOY A GREAT RIVER RECREATION!
Come and enjoy a great time on the water, discovering an attractive district of Budapest. The riverbank at Rómaifürdő is situated within easy reach of the city centre. This is where the tour starts from, following a brief safety instruction. Led by an experienced steersman, you will paddle up an attractive branch of the river to a minor island of the Danube to take a rest in a wonderful landscape setting. During the trip, you will hear about and see some of the wildlife of the riverside, the history and unique architecture of the floodplain and, depending on the water level, explore a deserted island or a hidden branch of the river. The easy part is returning, as it’s downstream and you can go with the flow! Suitable also for beginners, it is great fun for all who love active recreation!
After the trip there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy a relaxed time at some of the open-air bars along the riverbank.Main sights:
Danube riverscape, distant Budapest cityscape, pebbly beaches, unique riverside architecture, and fellow paddlersDuration / length of the trip:
approx. 4-5 hours / 14km (9 miles)Level of physical difficulty:
medium, with some challenge
There is need for some effort and physical fitness to move the canoe upstream (if you wish to paddle downstream only, please contact us for a quote). Comfortably, the upstream paddle will take approx. 2.5-3 hours including breaks as necessary. Returning downstream is nice and easy as we go with the flow.Safety
The trip with an experienced steersman is safe. In the unlikely event of capsizing, life jackets keep you safe, while drybags keep your valuables and spare clothes dry.Meeting:
at ‘Béke’ boathouse (1031 Budapest, Kalászi utca 41.)
The tour starts either at 9 am or 2 pm. When booking, please indicate your choice of time in the field of notes. Detailed instructions on getting to the location and contact of the guide will be sent via e-mail.Scheduled return
Arrival back to the starting point around 2 or 7 pm (depending on the starting time).Weather conditions
If the trip has to be cancelled due to the weather conditions, you can either choose an alternative date offered or get a full refund of the fee paid. The same applies when the water level is dangerously high.Available:
Mon-Sun from May to OctoberParticipation fee:
Adults: 8,500 HUF (approx. EUR 25)
Children under the age of 18: HUF 5,100 (approx. EUR 15)Minimum booking fee:
HUF 25,500 (approx. EUR 75)Notes
Canoes, paddles, life jackets and drybags will be provided.
In sunny weather we recommend bringing swimming suits, sun cream, and a hat or cap. On cloudy, colder days get prepared with some warmer clothes.
Please bring some snacks and sufficient drink with you.
Not recommended for children under 7, unless parents are experienced in canoeing.
If you have some experience in kayaking, you can also request the trip with touring kayaks (see below) at the same price.