Christmas Eve Cruise with Dinner and Live Music

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Be part of an amazing Christmas Eve experience on the 24th December and celebrate this special night the most magical way possible: On a 2 hour dinner cruise, the largest and most elegant event ship of the Danube, surrounded by the enchanting illuminated sights of Budapest, enjoying a delicious buffet dinner while being serenaded by live gypsy music.

Highlights
  • Join us on the biggest and most elegant cruise in Budapest
  • See beautiful holiday lights and experience the peaceful pleasure of Christmas Night
  • Live gypsy and folk music and Hungarian delicacies will enchant your palate

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Duration: 2:30 hour(s)
Available: Sun
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Budapest River Cruise (2 hour) / Hot Buffet Dinner / Welcome Drink / Glass of Wine, Beer or a Soft Drink served with Dinner / Live musical performance by Hungarian Folk Orchestra / English-speaking assistant
Christmas Dinner Cruise with Live Music
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The Panorama of Budapest is not only an unforgettable experience, but an illustration of the capital's history. The banks - added to the World Heritage List of UNESCO - offer one of the world's most outstandingly beautiful urban cityscapes. You will have the best view of the panorama from the upper deck of the spectacular EURÓPA ship after dinner!

Duration: 2:30 hour(s)
Available: Sun
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Budapest River Cruise (2 hour) / Hot Buffet Dinner / Welcome Drink / Glass of Wine, Beer or a Soft Drink served with Dinner / Live musical performance by Hungarian Folk Orchestra / English-speaking assistant

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Schedule

Starting time: 18:00 - 21:00 (Show more)
  • 17:30

    Check-in at Danube Palace

  • 18:00

    Christmas Cruise departs

    The vibrant city of Budapest has various faces. At night it calms down, the lights are lit, and a new city awakens after sunset. The delicious meals are prepared by Chef Molnérka Péter and your warm buffet dinner will be full of traditional Hungarian dishes as well as international favourites.

  • Enjoy live music on-board

    The salon music is performed by three members of the Kodály Zoltán Awarded Hungária Folk Orchestra, including the world-famous violinist Vidák Zsigmond (awarded with the Bronze Merit Cross of the Hungarian Republic).

  • Cruise along the river banks of Budapest (UNESCO heritage site)

    Stretching from the Chain Bridge to the Technical University on the Buda side; an area containing the Gellért Baths, the Gellért Hill with the Statue of Liberty and the Citadel, furthermore the building ensemble of the Buda Castle.

  • 20:00

    Boat docks

  • 20:30

    Check-in at Danube Palace

  • 21:00

    Christmas Cruise departs

    The vibrant city of Budapest has various faces. At night it calms down, the lights are lit, and a new city awakens after sunset. The delicious meals are prepared by Chef Molnérka Péter and your warm buffet dinner will be full of traditional Hungarian dishes as well as international favourites.

  • Enjoy live music on-board

    The salon music is performed by three members of the Kodály Zoltán Awarded Hungária Folk Orchestra, including the world-famous violinist Vidák Zsigmond (awarded with the Bronze Merit Cross of the Hungarian Republic).

  • Cruise along the river banks of Budapest (UNESCO heritage site)

    Stretching from the Chain Bridge to the Technical University on the Buda side; an area containing the Gellért Baths, the Gellért Hill with the Statue of Liberty and the Citadel, furthermore the building ensemble of the Buda Castle.

  • 23:00

    Boat docks

  • (For Check-In) Danube Palace (Duna Palota, Zrínyi Street 5) Time: 17:30:00

  • (For Check-Out) Európa Ship, Akademia port (47.501752, 19.045288) Time: 20:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Danube Palace (Duna Palota, Zrínyi Street 5) Time: 17:30:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Európa Ship, Akademia port (47.501752, 19.045288) Time: 20:00:00

  • (For Check-In) Danube Palace (Duna Palota, Zrínyi Street 5) Time: 20:30:00

  • (For Check-Out) Európa Ship, Akademia port (47.501752, 19.045288) Time: 23:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Danube Palace (Duna Palota, Zrínyi Street 5) Time: 20:30:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Európa Ship, Akademia port (47.501752, 19.045288) Time: 23:00:00

Description

Bring the spirit of Christmas a little closer with these special 2 hour long cruises starting 2 times on 24 December! Budapest is an unforgettable sight at night from the Danube, especially during Christmas time when the city is swimming in glorious lights of the holiday decorations. During this very special 2 hour cruise you will have a chance to see all of the important sights on each side of the river, like the Parliament, the Royal Palace, the Gellért Hill and of course the bridges with great historical importance, while surrounded by the magical Christmas atmosphere.

The buffet dinner consists of Hungarian and international specialties, vegetarian foods, and various delicious desserts. The meal also includes Hungarian traditional Christmas favourites, like the "Halászlé" or fish soup. You will be serenaded by three members of the world famous Hungaria Folk Ensemble and Orchestra playing traditional Hungarian and gypsy music on board.

The price includes buffet dinner, one welcome drink upon entry, another drink of your desire and a bottle of mineral water.

Menu

Cold entries

Spiced cottage cheese cream and traditional greaves cream

Soups

Alföld style goulash with small dumplings

From autumn to spring: Vegetable cream soup

Summer time: Cold fruit soup

Warm main courses

Mini stuffed cabbage

Traditional chicken leg "Paprikasch"

Roasted chicken breast with basil-cheese sauce

Spicy pork rib with thyme - mustard sauce

Roasted sea fish with Chardonnay sauce

Garnishes and vegetarian

Grilled polenta with feta cheese

Grilled vegetables

Homemade dumplings with spinach and mustard-mushroom sauce

Steamed jasmin rice with corn

Hash-brown potatoes

Steak potatoes

Dumplings

Salads

Fresh seasonal salads with dressings

Italian pasta salad

Caesar's salad

Sweet corn salad with mayonnaise

Desserts

Homemade strudel

Somló style sponge cake

Mini tarts

Dessert variations Európa style

Season fruit basket

Includes

  • Budapest River Cruise (2 hour)

  • Hot Buffet Dinner

  • Welcome Drink

  • Glass of Wine, Beer or a Soft Drink served with Dinner

  • Live musical performance by Hungarian Folk Orchestra

  • English-speaking assistant

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made within 1 business days of your activity (after 00:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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