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Budapest: Danube Cruise with Hungarian Dinner and Live Music

Activity provider: Hungaria Koncert Ltd.

Budapest: Danube Cruise with Hungarian Dinner and Live Music

Activity provider: Hungaria Koncert Ltd.

From US$ 58.05 per person

Make the most of your Budapest experience by combining a cruise with live music entertainment and a Hungarian dinner on the Danube River. Try all the 'must haves' aboard the unique Gróf Széchényi ship

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Relax on a boat cruise along the Danube
  • Take in the views of the illuminated Budapest from the river
  • Enjoy a buffet dinner of traditional Hungarian delicacies
  • Listen to live music and be serenaded by the Rajkó Folk Orchestra at your table
Full description

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 soup

Traditional beef paprikash with homemade dumplings

Hungarian strudel variations (dessert)


One welcome drink

One glass of beer, wine, mineral water, or a soft drink

  • Danube cruise aboard the Gróf Széchényi
  • Traditional Hungarian dinner (self service, buffet style)
  • 1 welcome drink (sparkling wine or a soft drink)
  • Live Hungarian folk music entertainment
  • 1 glass of beer, wine, mineral water, or a soft drink
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Look for the Gróf Széchenyi boat at Akadémia pontoon 1.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The cruise starting at 7:00 PM is 2 hours
  • The cruise starting at 10:00 PM is 1.5 hours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 533 reviews

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The most beautiful boat. With space ahead to watch the trip whenever you wanted - but the actual entry (under all Budapest's differently lit bridges) was breathtaking. Perfect service in every way and absolutely good food. A really nice experience. I have been on several of these evening boat tours - and this was the best.

October 17, 2022

Always a beautiful experience of a night cruise that allows you to enjoy very suggestive views of the whole city overlooking the Danube. The boat was a little dated but it had its own charm. The food in our room, on the other hand, is a little scarce: a vegetable soup, a kind of bread dumplings, goulash and strudel; we discovered (by ourselves) that in the other aft room, there was also a choice of vegetables and meat. The proposed music is pleasant, all in all a nice evening.

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October 1, 2022

It was absolutely fantastic experience. The city was lit with many lights so the views looked magnificent and magical. The live band was amazing but the dancers were spectacular . It lasted around 2 hours and it was a very chilled evening. You could walk around inside and outside the boat. Dinner was buffet. It was very tasty with quite a few choices for dietary needs. The staff were very friendly and attentive. Great experience, would definitely do again.

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September 16, 2022

Product ID: 401526