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Organ Concert in the St. Stephen's Basilica with Optional Danube Cruise provided by Hungaria Koncert

Organ Concert in the St. Stephen's Basilica with Optional Danube Cruise

Organ Concert in the St. Stephen's Basilica with Optional Danube Cruise
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Tour snapshot
Discover the famed acoustics at St. Stephen’s Basilica
Duration:
2h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
15
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Watching an organ concert at St. Stephen’s Basilica is a magnificent way to experience the neoclassical church. Pre-booking tickets to the organ concert ensures your place at the popular weekly performance, with Category 1 seating that’s directly in front of the High Altar. Book organ concert tickets alone, or add a post-performance Danube River dinner or drinks cruise to see the city lights shining along the riverside.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • 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.
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Secure Category 1 seating by booking in advance
  • Optional Danube River dinner cruise includes a meal and drinks
  • Choose a Danube River drinks cruise to enjoy post-concert refreshments
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Secure Category 1 seating by booking in advance
  • Optional Danube River dinner cruise includes a meal and drinks
  • Choose a Danube River drinks cruise to enjoy post-concert refreshments
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5808ORGAN
Important information
Inclusions
  • Organ concert
  • 1.5hour dinner cruise with buffet style dinner (if option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Duration
2h 30m
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible. Please advise at time of booking if you require wheelchair assistance
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Set list: 1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Fantasie in F minor K 608 2. Alessandro Stradella (1639-1682): Pietà Signore 3. Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751): Adagio 4. Liszt Ferenc (1811-1886) – Camille Saint-Saёns (1835-1921): Legend in A major (St. Francis of Assisi's Sermon to the Birds) 5. Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Prelude and Fuge in G minor 6. Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901): Prayer of Fiesco from opera Simone Boccanegra 7. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Polonaise, Minuet and Badinerie from Suite in B minor BWV 1067 8. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Inclusions
  • Organ concert
  • 1.5hour dinner cruise with buffet style dinner (if option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible. Please advise at time of booking if you require wheelchair assistance
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Set list: 1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Fantasie in F minor K 608 2. Alessandro Stradella (1639-1682): Pietà Signore 3. Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751): Adagio 4. Liszt Ferenc (1811-1886) – Camille Saint-Saёns (1835-1921): Legend in A major (St. Francis of Assisi's Sermon to the Birds) 5. Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Prelude and Fuge in G minor 6. Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901): Prayer of Fiesco from opera Simone Boccanegra 7. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Polonaise, Minuet and Badinerie from Suite in B minor BWV 1067 8. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • 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
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • Start
    See Important Information for details
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    St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)
    Stop: 70 minutes - Admission included
    Take a seat in one of the most magnificent church of Hungary and enjoy a 70 minutes long Organ Concert.
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    Pass by
    Danube River
    Varhegy
    Halaszbastya
    Matthias Church
    Szechenyi Lanchid
    Hungarian Parliament Building
    St. Gellert Thermal Bath and Swimming Pool
    Gellert Hill
    Mupa Budapest
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.0
20 reviews
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John Z
Calgary, Canada754 contributions
We fond this concert in TS's Things to Do section and it looked very interesting. St Stephen's is a beautiful and huge Cathedral and we have taken many pictures of it from the outside and the inside. We have enjoyed the peaceful calm inside and have been blown away by the sound of the bells that left us shaking one Easter.

So, this organ concert was a standout thing that we thought we had to do.

We were offered a variety of music, all centred on the organ, solo, instrumental accompaniment and vocal. What kept this from being a 5 star experience was the weakness in the vocal performances, a former Budapest opera star in his 60's or 70's who had the timbre but no longer the depth and who was over powered by even the lightest touch on the organ.

Nit picky I know, but that is why I cannot give this a 5.

The whole thing was well organized and efficiently managed and a very good memory for us.

Recommended.
Written September 15, 2019
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Dear John Z Thank you for kindly shareing your experience with us. We are glad to read that you would recomend our programme. Kind regards Gabriella
Written September 26, 2019
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Gillian Frances B
8 contributions
Friends
You really need to be an organ enthusiast to appreciate this. We like classical music but found the small organ and one other musician was not enough to fill this beautiful church and could't really be called a concert.
Written July 9, 2019
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Ciel D
Huddersfield, UK19 contributions
Couples
We followed others' advice and only did the concert. There is no need to do the VIP front row seats; if you sit in the back you can admire the entire basilica while listening to the music, in the front row you are very close to the musicians though, so whatever your preference. This was a world-class concert, and something I'll never forget. Absolutely beautiful.
Written April 24, 2018
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Dear Ciel D, Thank you for your feedback, we are really glad to read that you enjoyed the concert. Actually, in the Basilica, we don't have VIP tickets anymore. I hope we will see you soon in any of our programs. Best regards, Gabriella
Written April 27, 2018
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Airliner1965
Arles, France116 contributions
This is a not to be done event. Despite the magnificence of the basilika nobody has informed us that the historical pipe organ is not the one the organist will play for the concert. They used instead a powerful electronic digital organ and they hide a couple of loudspeakers behind the Altar. We were extremely disappointed. The organist was a good artist but this kind of performance should be explained to the audience. We paid 30 euros for a fun fair organ set. If the real organ is being restaured then they must inform us. See the beautiful deaf instrument on the picture I have posted. What must have been the sound...
Written May 10, 2018
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Dear Airliner1965, thank you for your feedback. We are really sorry for your disappointment. Kindest regards, Gabriella
Written May 18, 2018
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Miguel Angel C
2 contributions
Couples
I feel I've been cheated. When you see advertised Organ Concert at the great Basilica you don't expect they are going to use a small electric church organ that you can find almost in every church in the world. You expect to listen to the big one, the real thing.
Feel very dissapointed and I'd like my money back.
Written August 1, 2019
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Dear Miguel Angel C, Thank you for your review! The big organ is only operating during certain ceremonies during the year! In our advertisement we do not say that the musicians are going to use the main organ because they will not use it during the concert . Hope we helped with our answer and see you very soon again in Budapest! Sophia
Written August 26, 2019
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Bendik-Nor
Oslo, Norway15 contributions
I am sorry to say that this organ concert was a disappointment. The organ player sounded like he was in a hurry, playing well known pieces like Adagio by Albinoni and Toccata by Bach much, much too fast, leaving no elegance in the performance. And - on the more loud/crescendo parts of the pieces, it sounded like he was eager to play as loud and noisy as possible for the organ.

But - the female soprano was magnificent
Written October 2, 2018
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Dear Bendik-Nor, Thank you for your honest feedback. Best regards, Gabriella
Written October 5, 2018
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02JULIE
Sheffield, UK63 contributions
What a wonderful way to finish our City break.
This was both exhilarating and spellbinding.
All three members, the organist, flutist and tenor, delivered beyond all expectations.
Fantastic acoustics.
Written December 1, 2019
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Thank you for your kind words, hope to see you again Budapest. Best regards, Gabriella
Written December 2, 2019
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katritariq
Tallinn, Estonia8 contributions
The building itself is magnificent and the imposing exterior does not unveil the beautiful interior. it was really really amazing and a bit enchanting. Keep a coat with you I was shivering both from emotions and the cold. If in doubt whether to go or not - then go. Alluring emotions crawl into you while listening to music and admiring the human creation around you
Written July 21, 2019
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Gennady S
46 contributions
The location is good and artists perform very well - but i was expecting a real big church organ, but it's not.
Disappointment...
Written March 21, 2019
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Azam Soukar
Dubai, United Arab Emirates442 contributions
This is excellent concert and highly recommended when you visit Budapest, it will make you feel better as well when you end it up by a Danube dinner.
Written August 12, 2018
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