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Budapest: Dinner & Cruise on the Danube with Live Music provided by Hungaria Koncert

Budapest: Dinner & Cruise on the Danube with Live Music

Budapest: Dinner & Cruise on the Danube with Live Music
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Enjoy a special view of Budapest from an evening Danube cruise
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
300
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Budapest’s UNESCO-listed Danube banks are especially impressive at sunset and after dark, and this evening cruise lets you enjoy them in comfort, from the water. Savor unobstructed views of the main landmarks as they glide past and light up in their evening illuminations, and enjoy two drinks, including a sparkling wine, plus live music, on route. You can also select the buffet style dinner option to have it included on the cruise.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Spot the Parliament and other attractions with ease, and see them light up
  • Enjoy two drinks and live music as you sightsee
What to expect
Book your preferred tour option, meet your guide in central Budapest, and stroll to the Danube River dock to board your ship. Relax as you're served with a glass of sparkling wine. Then, soak in the sights as you cruise by the UNESCO-listed embankments. Gaze at the Parliament, Buda Castle district, and Chain Bridge, and watch the sights light up with their evening illuminations. Enjoy the live onboard folk music from the Hungaria Folk Orchestra, and if you wish, head to the open deck to enjoy the views. Buffet style dinner plus your choice of wine, beer, or soda is included. Your cruise finishes back at the original starting point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Spot the Parliament and other attractions with ease, and see them light up
  • Enjoy two drinks and live music as you sightsee
What to expect
Book your preferred tour option, meet your guide in central Budapest, and stroll to the Danube River dock to board your ship. Relax as you're served with a glass of sparkling wine. Then, soak in the sights as you cruise by the UNESCO-listed embankments. Gaze at the Parliament, Buda Castle district, and Chain Bridge, and watch the sights light up with their evening illuminations. Enjoy the live onboard folk music from the Hungaria Folk Orchestra, and if you wish, head to the open deck to enjoy the views. Buffet style dinner plus your choice of wine, beer, or soda is included. Your cruise finishes back at the original starting point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5808DINNER
Important information
Inclusions
  • Live music entertainment
  • Danube cruise
  • Restroom on board
  • WiFi on board
  • Self service buffet style warm dinner with traditional meals or table served selection of trafitional meals.
  • One welcome drink and one glass of beer/wine/soft drink
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pick up is only included if corresponding ticket option is booked!
Exclusions
  • Additional drinks (available for purchase from the bar)
  • Gratuities
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Akadémia (1. ponton), Budapest, 1051 Hungary First dock right next to the Chain Bridge (Parliament's side), easy acces by tram no.2
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 300 travelers
Inclusions
  • Live music entertainment
  • Danube cruise
  • Restroom on board
  • WiFi on board
  • Self service buffet style warm dinner with traditional meals or table served selection of trafitional meals.
  • One welcome drink and one glass of beer/wine/soft drink
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pick up is only included if corresponding ticket option is booked!
Exclusions
  • Additional drinks (available for purchase from the bar)
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Akadémia (1. ponton), Budapest, 1051 Hungary First dock right next to the Chain Bridge (Parliament's side), easy acces by tram no.2
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 300 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
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4.5
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Josh M
Pittsburgh, PA1 contribution
Couples
The cruise included lovely views of the city lit up at night. Extra drinks are cheaper than at bars in the city and the service was very friendly. We did not get dinner so I can't speak about the food. The front viewing area gets slightly crowded passing parliament and the palace, but otherwise a fun and inexpensive evening.
Written August 13, 2021
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Ecaterina U
1 contribution
Couples
The Akademia cruise was fantastic - an elegant, swaying tour of Budapest's landmark buildings in the most romantic setting (strings quartet, vintage like decor). The staff is extremely professional, helpful and accommodating. If you are a wine enthusiast, ask for Valentin, he will not only recommend the best wine for your occasion, but he will also tell you the story behind it. He is a great wine connoisseur!
Written May 26, 2022
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Brambleman
London, UK69 contributions
Budapest is a beautiful city made all the more beautiful when lit up at night. We opted for a cruise which offered a buffet dinner. We always assumed that the food wouldn't be very special and it proved to be the case. Not much choice and even less if you are vegetarian and it was just stodgy gnocchi. However we expected this because if we had wanted fine dining we would have paid more for an a la carte dinner. However, considering we were a captive audience on a boat, the drinks were very reasonably priced and two were included.
Overall it was a great cruise to see the sights, just make a decision beforehand whether you want no food option, buffet, or restaurant style.
Written October 3, 2021
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Taylor W
7 contributions
Couples
When booking this trip I was a little unsure weather to book this one or not as there was another trip which was a little pricer and that I was sort of set on... I worked out the pros and cons of each but this boat trip had a buffet with wider range of food which swayed my decision. On arrival I was pleasantly surprised as we were met with a large modern boat friendly staff and a glass of champagne!
There was also a live band playing classical music. The drink selection was good and there was a few free options although other drinks such as cocktails we’re reasonably priced. The food was very nice a large range including national Hungarian dishes and also lots of Desert options. The views were exceptional, I would definitely recommend seeing Budapest at night all lit up. There was also a photographer who took everybody’s photo which you had a chance to buy at the end which was 3000 forint . The band also came around and played a Piece for everyone individually although they offer you a CD to buy which is quite pricey and you feel obligated to buy so I would recommend enjoying there music when they play for the table by your side..
The view is fantastic from all seats on the boat a they have large windows but if you want a window set I would recommend getting there early... all in qall I’m glad that I chose this trip and not the other and it was definitely a bonus that we save on money as well!
Written March 13, 2020
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Written March 16, 2020
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Elise Vurma
Tallinn, Estonia4 contributions
Wonderful experience on an old boat, with live classical music. The best part was the band who even came to us and played individually your chosen song. All the waiters and waitresses were very friendly and helpful. As my boyfriend was temporarily in a wheelchair - 4 boys basically carries him upstairs (smaller staircase straight out of the Titanic movie). Food selection wasn’t big, but enough - gnocchis, goulash and a turkey stew with local noodles with Hungarian sweet pie with different tastes for breakfast. The food needed a bit more salt and pepper to our taste - but that’s very usual in buffet restaurants as you need to cook for everyone. We recommend taking the buffet without drinks as you can buy them separately. For us 2x2 drinks was just the right amount!
Written September 26, 2021
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Elliejayeee10
Stafford, UK42 contributions
It was quite expensive for a buffet meal, however the service was good, and the live music was quite entertaining when we were going. It did take a while to get going properly ( with the boat starting) we got 2 drinks included with the price and the food and the bar was open which after the 2 was extra. I enjoyed myself whilst on holiday. I guess it could be worse
Written February 23, 2022
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Andreea B
1 contribution
Family
We really enjoyed this Cruise. I recommend it to everyone if you want to eat some delicious traditionals meals while looking at the Parliament and listening to some music. The trip is 2h long and you should do it by night when you can see the city lights. We were served by Csabi who was really nice and answered all our questions. Everything was excellent
Written August 8, 2022
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sulomvo58
felixstowe106 contributions
We booked this trip from one of the official agents while walking along the Danube, a group of six for the price of £38.00 each. We were asked to travel down to the jetty at 19-15 pm to embark. We were not to sure what to expect but once on the boat we were amazed, we were given a drink (preseco)when being shown to our table which was decorated (a large round table) an orchestra was playing and the ambiance was amazing. Food was self service and an amazing amount of choice. Waiters served the tables with drinks to which everybody received three drinks free of charge, The cruise lasted three hours and was worth every penny. To sum up an amazing night
Written March 9, 2020
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Written March 16, 2020
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Jason L
1 contribution
Couples
Great traditional atmosphere, violins play as you dine. Food was mediocre, it was a self-service buffet style service, was not very hot and instructions were not clear (we had to ask if we could get food), there was only half a buffet at the front of the boat, we had to walk to the back to get the rest, it says 3 free drinks, but this does not include anything additional from the menu. The tour of the river was fantastic, a nice chilled cruse with good views.
Csabi was good at service (if you want a free drink).

Overall, a good experience as a traditional boat ride down the river for views, the violinists were fantastic at creating a good atmosphere but the food and service overall could have been better, more instructions on where and what food was included in the £100 price. Additionally 4x drinks cost us another £35. This was not a 3 course meal, it was a self serve buffet, and there was no dessert left at the end.
Written July 10, 2022
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Isabelle R
1 contribution
Couples
Wow, this was the best experience. We were going to book the 4 course cruise but we really didn’t need to this was perfect for us! We boarded the boat in the pouring rain :( worried if this would affect the experience, however, the service, food, music and general atmosphere couldn’t be faulted - loved every minute. Our waiter David was funny, charming and very attentive (absolute legend, give this man a raise!!!). The musicians made me feel like I was on the titanic, made us feel special and very VERY romantic.
Written April 22, 2022
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Dear Isabelle, thank you very much for the kind words, we are so happy to hear about your experience and that even the unfortunate weather could not overshadow a great time! Hope to have you with us again during sunnier times! :)
Written April 23, 2022
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