Your best evening in Budapest will be spent on this combination folklore show and Danube dinner cruise tour! First experience an authentic piece of Hungarian culture at a folklore performance at Danube Palace (Duna Palota), where you’ll enjoy 1.5 hours of music and dancing by one of the best professional folk ensembles in Hungary. Then take a Danube River cruise, on which you’ll sip wine and enjoy a late Hungarian buffet dinner while admiring nighttime views of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Budapest panorama, which includes the Buda Castle Quarter.
- Romantic experience, perfect for couples
- Choice of seating available
- See the sights illuminated at night
- Buffet dinner included
Begin your evening in Budapest at Danube Palace (Duna Palota), a neo-Baroque building from the 1890s, where you’ll be ushered to your seat for the folk show. Sit back and relax as one of two folk groups – either the Danube Folk Ensemble or the Hungaria Folk Ensemble and Orchestra – take the stage.
No matter which group is scheduled to perform on your night, you can be sure you’ll be entertained by some of the best folk performers in Hungary – both groups were founded in the 1950s and have shown off their talents around Hungary and abroad! The 30 artists in each ensemble perform choreography based on authentic dances, some of which date back to isolated villages from hundreds of years ago.
As you watch and listen, gain an entertaining understanding of Hungary’s heritage through the music, dancing and costumes of the folk show. The show consists of two 40- to 45-minute sections with a brief intermission of ten to fifteen minutes.
When the performance is over, a host will show you to the pier on the Danube for your late night dinner cruise, which begins at 10pm. On board the boat, enjoy a relaxing candlelit atmosphere as you sip a glass of Champagne, wine or beer and feast on a hot buffet dinner of Hungarian and international dishes, presented with a creative touch by an award-winning food sculptor.
During the 1.5-hour cruise along the Danube, admire the twinkling nighttime views of Budapest’s famous UNESCO World Heritage-listed urban panorama, a series of sites that illustrate the city’s fascinating history and culture. Pass the Buda Castle Quarter, the Chain Bridge (Clark Ádám Square), the Gellért Baths and Mt Gellért with its Freedom Monument.
After dinner, head out to the open upper deck of the boat to enjoy more riverside views before returning to the departure point.
Spiced cottage cheese cream and traditional greaves cream
Alöfld-style goulash with noodles
Vegetable soup with tarragon and noodles
Hot Main Courses
Mini stuffed cabbage
Meatballs in tomato sauce
Turkey cutlets with vegetables in parsley sauce
Csongrád-style pork slices in garlic sauce
Steamed jasmine rice with corn
Grilled polenta with feta cheese
Corn salad in dill and yogurt dressing
Vinegary potato salad
Cucumber salad with sour cream dressing
Somló-style sponge cake pudding
Mini tiramisu cup
Blueberry fruit cream with chocolate sponge cake
1 glass of Champagne
1 glass of wine, beer or juice
1 bottle of mineral water
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Budapest Danube Dinner Cruise
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Departure Point:Danube Palace (Duna Palota) in central Budapest
- Folklore show starts at 8pm
- Cruise departs at 10pm
Return Details:Returns to original departure point at approximately 11:30pm
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Combo tour with category A seating in the central section (rows 5-13) of the Danube Palace
Combo tour with category B seating in the front (rows 1-4) or balcony section of the Danube Palace
Budapest Folklore Show
- Professional host/hostess
- Ticket to folklore show
- Seating in your chosen category
- 1.5-hour river cruise on the Danube
- 3-course hot buffet dinner with 1 glass of Champagne, 1 glass of wine and 1 bottle of mineral water
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible. Please advise at time of booking if you require wheelchair assistance; the local tour operator will arrange a taxi service for you at Danube Palace
- Please note: The stage at Danube Palace is approx. 3 feet (1 meter) high, above the seats in rows 1 to 4; the view from these rows is not as good as the higher-priced rows 5 to 13
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