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Budapest: Dinner Cruise with Live Music and Folk Dance Show

Activity provider: Hungaria Koncert Ltd.

Budapest: Dinner Cruise with Live Music and Folk Dance Show

Activity provider: Hungaria Koncert Ltd.

From US$ 78.42 per person

See the many faces of Budapest while having a delicious dinner on a splendid Danube river cruise. Enjoy stunning views of the city illuminated at night to the sounds of live music onboard.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Experience Budapest at night with a lively and entertaining Danube River cruise
  • Enjoy a Hungarian folklore dance show and live music on board
  • Savor a traditional Hungarian dinner at the unlimited buffet
  • Spot the iconic House of Parliament, Chain Bridge, and Buda Castle
  • See the traditional cimbalom instrument in action
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Feast on a sumptuous dinner buffet as you cruise by boat along the Danube River in the romantic atmosphere of Budapest at night. Listen to live music, and see the city's illuminated skyline as you go.

Enjoy the evening views of the city accompanied by live music, while having a romantic dinner on board. Start and end your journey at the Academia ferry terminal. Spot sights like the iconic House of Parliament, the historic Chain Bridge, Buda Castle, and Fisherman’s Bastion on Castle Hill.

Relax while listening to live salon music is performed by 3 members of the Rajkó Folk Orchestra and Ensemble. The performance will feature the marvelous original Hungarian instrument, the famous “cimbalom”.

The unlimited buffet dinner includes:

Soups: Alföld style Goulash soup, vegetable broth

Salad: Fresh seasonal salad with two types of dressing

Main courses: Traditional chicken paprikash, Roasted pork with grilled vegetables, Stuffed cabbage Hungarian style, Eggplant tower in tomato sauce

Garnishes: Dumplings, Grilled vegetables, Hash brown

Desserts: Homemade strudel selection, Trifle

Drinks: one welcome drink and a glass of beer, wine, mineral water, or a soft drink. You will also be given a complimentary bottle of water.

  • Evening boat cruise on the Danube
  • Hot buffet dinner
  • Live music
  • Folklore dance show
  • Bottle of water
  • Welcome drink, plus an optional drink (beer, wine, or soft drink)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off, if option selected
  • Guide service

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Meeting point

Meet at Akadémia (1. ponton) and look for the the Gróf Széchenyi boat.

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Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 1400 reviews

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The cruise was really incredible, dinner is a buffet but in my opinion it wasn't as bad as I read in other reviews (by the way, contrary to what I've seen in other comments, in our case they did replace the food when it ran out ). If you paid the same amount of money for food in a restaurant in the city you would get better, of course, but here you pay for the experience. We were at the top of the boat, I don't know if it will be the same at the bottom, but there wasn't much space to go outside to see the views. In any case, that wasn't a problem as people didn't spend much time outside, everyone was back at their tables within 10 minutes (I guess it was partly because of the cold since it was November). I liked the music a lot but without a doubt the best thing was the dance show, the dancers, dressed in traditional Hungarian costumes, were very funny and the dances were great.

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November 15, 2022

Positive experience, worth it. Very friendly staff, great atmosphere, nice music and dancers. Seeing the city lit up at night was a great experience. The only flaw was the eating, after a long queue, when our turn came there was little and nothing. Those who arrive late are badly accommodated.

September 13, 2022

Views were spectacular once you got out on deck after the food. Food was very good. Up there with the best of buffet food. We were asked to arrive 30 mins before. Stood in a queue as boarding didn't begin until 10 mins before departure. A minor irritation. Music was not really my thing. Others seemed to enjoy it. Some a bit too much.

August 7, 2022

Product ID: 1593