Hungarian Dance Performance and Danube Dinner Cruise
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Hungarian Dance Performance and Danube Dinner Cruise

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Stop At: Danube Palace, Zrinyi utca 5, Budapest 1051 Hungary

Begin your evening in Budapest at either the Danube Palace (Duna Palota), a neo-Baroque building from the 1890s. Sit back and relax as one of two folk groups – either the Danube Folk Ensemble or the Rajko 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.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Danube River, Budapest Hungary

When the performance is over, a host will show you to the pier on the Danube for your late night dinner cruise. On board the boat, enjoy a relaxing candlelit atmosphere as you sip a glass of Hungarian Sparkling wine, wine or beer and 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.

Sample Menu:

Cold entries

Spiced cottage cheese cream and traditional greaves cream


Alföld style goulash with small dumplings

Vegetable cream 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

Hash-brown potatoes

Steak potatoes



Fresh seasonal salads with dressings

Italian pasta salad

Caesar’s salad

Sweet corn salad with mayonnaise

Season fruit basket


Home-made strudel

Somló style sponge cake

Mini tarts

Dessert variations Európa style


1 glass of Sparkling wine

1 glass of wine, beer or juice

1 bottle of mineral water

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Varhegy, Szent Gyorgy Ter Square Buda Castle, Budapest 1014 Hungary

During the cruise you can admire it.

Pass By: Clark Adam Square (Clark Adam ter), Clark Adam ter, Budapest 1013 Hungary

During the cruise you can admire it.

Pass By: Gellert Hill, Budapest Hungary

During the cruise you can admire it.

Pass By: St. Gellert Thermal Bath and Swimming Pool, Kelenhegyi ut 4, Budapest 1118 Hungary

During the cruise you can admire it.

Pass By: Szechenyi Chain Bridge, Budapest 1013 Hungary

During the cruise you can admire it.

Pass By: Hungaria Koncert, Duna Palota, Budapest 1051 Hungary

The program is organized by the Hungaria Koncert Ltd.

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  • Professional host/hostess
  • Seating in your chosen category
  • 1.5-hour river cruise on the Danube
  • 3-course hot buffet dinner with 1 glass of Sparkling wine, 1 glass of wine and 1 bottle of mineral water (if dinner cruise option selected)
  • 2 drinks (1 glass of Sparkling wine, 1 glass of wine, beer or juice on board if drink cruise option selected)
  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Entry/Admission - Danube Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Danube River
Not included
  • Gratuities
  • 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 reconfirm to the supplier the hotel pick up name
3 | 2019-09-09

The dance performance was very long. Would have preferred to be on the dinner cruise for longer. THe food was good on the dinner cruise but when you are last in the row for the buffet, there was not enough for all guests and I think that was not well organised. Even the desert buffet did not provide enough for everybody

Cris P
5 | 2019-07-03

The hotel pick up was on time and the drivers were charming and delightful. I was traveling alone so that meant a lot. The dancers and the musicians at the Palace show were excellent! Entertaining and proficient at their craft. The dinner cruise was enchanting. I could not stop smiling--maybe it was the 2 (free) glasses of champagne. Seriously, the river, the lighted building and bridges were so magical. Also, big surprise live music on both decks of dinner cruise boat! Would love to do it again with my husband.

Florence Y.K. W
3 | 2018-08-23

The folklore show was really good I’ll recommend my friend to see this show in Budapest. Dinner cruise was quite disappointed because I was arranged for the seats next to the door to balcony. When the people go through that door make the noise all night long. I was feel very uncomfortable during the cruise. Although I had asked the staff to change the table for us. But they said the boat was fully booked. But I found the half of boat has empty table. That’s why I felt staffs were not helpful to me.

Thomas H
2 | 2018-08-03

The folklore show was wonderful but other things took away from our experience. First, our cab driver was late so we missed the first part of the show. When we arrived, the staff were not very helpful in directing us to the theater entrance up a few flights of stairs. When we got to the theater door we were denied entrance as they did not want to disturb the audience which should have included us. Once allowed entry, we were comfortable and the rest of the show was wonderful, the theater beautiful. When the show ended we were to go to the building entrance to meet up with our group. We were led on foot through the chilly rain for a ten-minute walk to the boat. The boat, food and music were very impressive. However, once we got off the boat, we were to meet with our individual drivers. There were four drivers in conversation. We all stood in the rain wondering where to go. We approached the drivers after several minutes and asked who was to drive us home. They were all unsure as to who they were to pick up and had to finally check their cell phones to see our names. Still standing in the chilly rain, they finally rounded up the riders and we walked a block to the vehicle. Needless to say, we were pretty wet by that time. These drivers should have had a list of their riders and been watching for us. This really took away from a fun evening.

1 | 2018-08-01

We attended the folklore show and it was lovely. The musicians were fabulous and the dancers were quite professional. The problem with this excursion was the dinner cruise. The food was dismal. The authentic Hungarian cuisine offered was not authentic. The meat was dry, doesn't matter if you chose the chicken or beef and there was no beef in the goulash. I would rate the food at best 2 out of 10. In my opinion, attend the show and skip the dinner cruise.

Cornelia M
1 | 2018-06-03

It is nearly a year ago that we went on this tour. I decided not to post comment since the experience were so negative. But since I am reviewing this year's tours on Viator I believed maybe I should tell the Viator team that the description of the tour is confusing and we for example thought we were going to a concert and then a meal....but it was only drinks...and since we did other things during the day, we were very hungry and therefore skipped the 'boat trip with commentary' to go and have a meal in town. The walk between the theatre and the boat was also very disorganised and a bit chaotic. I would suggest that Viator offers a 'private' tour version of this experience - I am suing the private tour options mostly and find it the absolute best way to travel in new destinations.

ashok , the Kiwi Indian
4 | 2018-04-03

The twin city sights at night time are amazing to look at from the river! Don't miss it !!

4 | 2018-01-02

The Folklore show was good the so called palace was stinky and old. The Dinner Cruise is nice not amazing.

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