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Budapest: Danube Cruise with Hungarian Dinner and Live Music

1. Budapest: Danube Cruise with Hungarian Dinner and Live Music

Take a cruise on the majestic Danube River and explore Budapest from a different perspective. Enjoy a traditional Hungarian dinner, and live folk music as you take in the city's sights and lights. Depart from the city center, board the Gróf (Count) Széchényi, the biggest vintage ship currently on the Danube. Marvel at its elegant wooden interior and designer carpets, the perfect setting for your travel photos. Make life-long memories as you sail along the river, taking in the sights. Admire the Parliament, Chain Bridge, and Buda Castle and Citadel from the water. Relax and enjoy Hungarian specialties. Listen to live music performed by 4 members of the award-winning Rajkó Folk Orchestra. Listen to local and international favorites, and make sure to make a request for your party. The buffet dinner includes all the Hungarian must haves: Alföld style Goulash soupTraditional chicken paprikashHungarian strudel variations (dessert) Drinks: One welcome drinkOne glass of beer, wine, mineral water, or a soft drink

Budapest: Candlelit Dinner River Cruise with Live Music

2. Budapest: Candlelit Dinner River Cruise with Live Music

Spend a magical evening as you feast on a catered candle-lit dinner aboard one of the most elegant and modern cruises in Budapest. Listen to live music, enjoy a festive welcome drink, and admire the city’s sparkling historical sites along the Danube River. Once you board the boat, be led to your table to receive your complimentary welcome drink. Then, sit back and relax as you enjoy your catered 4-course dinner while listening to live music performed by local Hungarian artists. As you dine, benefit from retractable windows that ensure the best possible photo opportunities of the iconic Hungarian Parliament, which shines like a topaz jewel at night. Continue along the waters and marvel at the nighttime views of the enchanting Buda Castle, the grand Statue of Liberty, and the impressive Citadella on top of Gellért Hill. Sail past other famous landmarks along the river like Margaret Island, the Palace of Arts (MUPA), the National Theatre, and the Vigado Concert Hall. Glide under the illuminated Chain, Margit, and Erzsébet Bridges and watch as the Pest promenade comes to life with the sounds of street musicians and people dining on the patio-lined restaurants.

Budapest: Evening Cruise including Drinks and Live Music

3. Budapest: Evening Cruise including Drinks and Live Music

Cruise under all 6 of the main bridges of Budapest and explore many historically and culturally important sites on this city cruise. Customize your experience with your favorite drinks by choosing the option that suits you, including wine, beer, cocktails, and soft drinks. The unforgettable atmosphere will be guaranteed by live salon music performed by three musicians from the award-winning Rajkó Folk ensemble. Often cited as one of Europe's most beautiful cities, Budapest is even more stunning from the river. The Buda side is made of a string of World Heritage sites stretching from the Chain Bridge to the Technical University, and includes the Gellért Bath, Mt. Gellért with its Freedom Monument and the Citadella, the Buda Castle and the Fisherman’s Bastion. On the opposite side of the river, you can marvel at iconic buildings such as the House of Parliament and the St. Stephen’s Basilica. You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy drinks in the air-conditioned cabin and then head to the open-air upper deck to admire the panorama of Budapest by night. The performance also features a marvelous original Hungarian instrument, the famous “cimbalom”. The combination of string instruments and the cimbalom provides a uniquely Hungarian, unforgettable harmony and an outstanding atmosphere on-board. Wish to hear your favorite popular song in a whole new adaptation? During the performance, guests will have a chance to request their favorite songs.

Budapest: Boat Party on the River Danube

4. Budapest: Boat Party on the River Danube

Cruise along Budapest’s famous Danube River and see the city’s iconic sights lit up at night while drinking and dancing with international party-goers. Meet your friendly crew at the boat before you set sail along the river where an evening of fun awaits. During the cruise, sail past a selection of Budapest’s most iconic landmarks including the impressive Parliament Building, the National Theater, and everything in between the Margit and Lágymányosi bridges. Soak up the sights, and the epic atmosphere, as you dance to chart-topping hits while a professional photographer captures the night. You’ll also receive a selection of drinks to enjoy, depending on the option chosen when booking. At the end of an unforgettable experience, follow the cruise staff to your party bus which will take you to a downtown club where you will receive guaranteed entry.

Budapest: Dinner Cruise with Live Music and Folk Dance Show

5. Budapest: Dinner Cruise with Live Music and Folk Dance Show

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 brothSalad: Fresh seasonal salad with two types of dressingMain courses: Traditional chicken paprikash, Roasted pork with grilled vegetables, Stuffed cabbage Hungarian style, Eggplant tower in tomato sauceGarnishes: Dumplings, Grilled vegetables, Hash brownDesserts: 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.

Budapest: 4-Hour Guided Bus Tour with River Cruise

6. Budapest: 4-Hour Guided Bus Tour with River Cruise

Enjoy our 3-hour live guided city tour with professional guides and then an unforgettable sightseeing cruise on the Danube. Your tour begins with a 3-hour Grand City Tour of Budapest. You will pass by the iconic Parliament building before crossing the Danube River by the Margaret Bridge. The coach will take you to the Royal Castle area on the Buda side, where you will enjoy a short walk to the Fisherman’s Bastion and to see the exterior of Matthias Church. Next, the tour continues up the Gellért Hill, where you will have a photo stop and time to take in the great views over all of Budapest. After this stop the coach will take you across the Elizabeth Bridge and along Andrássy Avenue to Heroes’ Square. Pass by the Opera and St. Stephen’s Basilica on the way back to the Intercontinental Hotel - EUrama office where the bus tour ends in order to start the Danube cruise experience. The boat tour departs from dock 6 MAHART and includes 1 stop. Passing by the imposing building of the Parliament you can admire the panorama of the Margaret Island. The Castle District – the Royal Castle - the Matthias Church & the Fisherman’s Bastion are located on the Castle Hill, the Liberty Monument and the Citadel are on the Gellert Hill. Continuing the tour in the southern direction you can see the bridges of Budapest, the National Theatre, the Palace of Arts. Getting back you can see the universities of Budapest, the Central Market Hall. The tour ends in the city center.

Budapest: Sightseeing Cruise on the Danube with Live Music

7. Budapest: Sightseeing Cruise on the Danube with Live Music

Discover why Budapest is called the Pearl of the Danube aboard the exclusive Gróf Széchényi ship. The boat takes you beneath six bridges of Budapest while introducing you to Budapest's most famous sights. Hop on board and set out to see sights like the mighty House of Parliament, the Chain Bridge, the Buda Castle, the Fisherman’s Bastion up on the Hill of Buda, and the Gellért mountain, crowned by the majestic Citadella. The ship's wooden interior, designer carpets, and on-board bar add a sense of comfort and luxury to your cruise. Don't forget to explore the lower floor for the engine room during your time on board. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the riverbank of the Danube as you cruise past the city's beautiful historical buildings.

Budapest: 1.5-Hour Lunch and Cruise with Live Music

8. Budapest: 1.5-Hour Lunch and Cruise with Live Music

Glide along the waters of the Danube River on this 1.5-hour lunch cruise, starting at 14:00 each afternoon. Take in the sights of Budapest's beautiful urban city-scapes, stretching from the Széchenyi Chain Bridge to the Buda Castle with iconic locations such as the House of Parliament or the Fisherman’s Bastion on the Castle Hill. During your afternoon trip you will be treated to a warm buffet lunch. After lunch, step up onto the open upper deck of the ship to enjoy your panoramic view. Menu: Gluten Free (G), Lactose free (L), Vegetarian (V) Cold entries: Spiced cottage cheese cream (G, V) and traditional greaves cream (G, L) Soups: Alföld style goulash with small dumplings  From autumn to spring: Vegetable cream (G L V) Summer time: Cold fruit soup (G L V) Warm main courses: Mini stuffed cabbage (G) Traditional chicken leg “Paprikasch” (G) Roasted chicken breast with basil-cheese sauce (G) Spicy pork rib with thyme – mustard sauce (G L) Roasted sea fish with Chardonnay sauce (G) Garnishes and vegetarian: Grilled vegetables (G L V) Steamed jasmin rice with corn (G L V) Hash-brown potatoes (G L V) Steamed potatoes (G L V) Salads: Fresh seasonal salads with dressings (G V) Sweet corn salad with mayonnaise (G V) Desserts: Dessert variations Európa style (G) Seasonal fruit basket (G L V) Drinks: 1 Glass of wine (or juice) & 1 bottle of mineral water

Budapest: 1.5-Hour Sightseeing Cruise with Drink Options

9. Budapest: 1.5-Hour Sightseeing Cruise with Drink Options

Hop on the Daylight Cruise and discover the gorgeous Hungarian capital while sipping your favourite drink. Cruise under all 6 of the main bridges of Budapest, and explore many historically and culturally interesting spots. There is a wide range of tasty long drinks and local craft beers with a brilliant panorama. After a short tour of your own, board the Budapest sightseeing Danube river cruise. Enjoy the lovely panorama of the Danube river from a perfect point of view, the river.  Select the drinks option that works best for you and relax as you set sail. The ship will be cruising for 90 minutes, showing you most of Budapest's highlights. You will sail out from the city center, heading north to see the Parliament and Margaret Island. After a quick turn, you will sail under the Chain Bridge and by the Buda Castle, the wonderful Castle District with the National Gallery and the Budapest History Museum. On your right you will also see the Fisherman's Bastion, the charming Mathias Church and the Gellért Hill. On your left the stunning view of the Hungarian Scientific Academy will be visible. As you sail down, the color changing building of the Palace of Arts will be revealed alongside the National Theatre Hall. Here the ship takes a turn and climbs back all the way to the starting point. As you are getting ready to depart, enjoy the last sips of your drink, and get ready for an amazing day ahead. Long Drink menu for Cocktail & Cruise option: Cuba Libre Old Fashioned Mojito Pina Colada Sex on the Beach Tequilla Sunrise Gin Fizz Beer sampling list for Craft Beer option: Lager: Fóti Zwickl Wheat beer: Rizmajer Wheat Beer Hungarian Hoplager: Keserű Méz IPA: Flying Rabbit Porter: Flamand Porter or Fruit beer: Stari Black Currant Sample Wine list for Wine & Cruise option: Tokaji Furmint Grand Selection Hilltop Premium Merlot Juhász Blue Frankish Rosé Bodri Szekszárdi Civilis Cuvée Bárdos Pincészet Pinot Grigio Tokaji Szamorodni Sweet Tokaji Aszu 3 Puttonyos

Budapest: Danube River Private Sightseeing Yacht Tour

10. Budapest: Danube River Private Sightseeing Yacht Tour

Join your personal guide on an old-timer, unique, and fully renovated ship for a private journey that will take you along the beautiful waters of the Danube River. Enjoy an unforgettable experience of Budapest's landmarks and city views, away from the crowds. Start your journey at the Hungarian Parliament and glide down the river as your captain points out all the major attractions, and explains the history and importance of all of them. Have a nice drink from a comfortable sun bed, as you relax and take in the beautiful Hungarian Capital. Admire the iconic sites that can be seen from the deck, such as Elizabeth Bridge, Chain Bridge, Buda Castle, the Parliament, Gellert Hill, Margaret Island, Margaret Bridge, Liberty Statue, National Theater, and more.

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What people are saying about National Theater, Budapest

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Had a lovely experience on this candlelight dinner cruise with live music and a complimentary drink on arrival . The hosts and everyone was really nice and helpful. The food was a 10 and the view was magical , the night was made even more special when they acknowledged that we were celebrating a birthday and had a special display for us. The tour hosts even waited for us when we arrived a little late at the meeting up venue .

Loved every second! The atmosphere was great, the tables were lovely, the food was absolutely fresh, tasty and plentiful and the musicians entertained in every genre with great repertoire. Thank you, we loved it

We enjoyed this so much, beautiful views along the Danube, lovely food and drinks , entertaining music and helpful staff. A really lovely evening.

A surreal boat trip! Beautiful 4 course meal on a glass boat taking in all the sights! One of our best parts of our trip! Very romantic

Amazing food and fabulous service in amongst the most amazing views. Relaxing and magical.