Travelling by Boat
MAHART Passnave Passenger Shipping Ltd is the biggest and oldest shipping company in Hungary. Water passenger transport in Hungary has traditionally been focused primarily on the Danube, an international waterway, the Lake Balaton and the River Tisza during its more than 100 years of history. Range of services consists of river passenger transport, organizing events on boats, the operation of the Admirál restaurant on Belgrád Quay and numerous ports on the Danube and the Tisza, and the activities of the MAHART Tours Travel Agency. The fleet of 20 boats and 9 hydrofoils carries nearly 1 million passengers and guests on their decks each year. In addition to the scheduled excursion liners starting from Budapest to Esztergom, Visegrád, Szentendre and Százhalombatta and to regional boat service from Esztergom to the capital, Mahart Passnave also offers recreation opportunities and entertainment programs on its boats for children and adults alike. Danube Corso sightseeing cruise boat and our ferry service to the Margaret island are also very popular with visitors to Hungary. International and domestic scheduled hyrdrofoil service in the Danube Bend area, which MAHART launched in 1963 between Wien and Budapest, is one of the main activities.
Organizing Sightseeing tours and boat-trips on demand in Budapest and to the famous towns of the Danube bend. They also make weddings, press conferences, business meetings memorable on their ships. On request live music, folklore programmes, operetta shows, live instrumental background music, etc. are also available.