I landed in Budapest late in the afternoon with about 60 hours in hand. Intending to enjoy a taste of the Danube, I booked a river cruise on Viator.
The cruise was scheduled to begin from Dock 42 of Portum Lines at about 6.30pm. I reached the dock an hour before schedule and treated myself to a nice walk.
If you are booking through Viator, it would be advisable to keep with you a printout of the booking details (just in case). My ferry for the evening was named Fanny (I did have a good laugh about it as I boarded).
Picking up a glass of orange juice I settled into my seat at the bow of the boat while enjoying the glory of the setting sun.
I found the sunset cruises to be better than the late afternoon or night cruises - in addition to catching a glimpse of the panorama during the day time, one gets to experience the magical twilight and watch the city come to life as the darkness envelopes the skies.