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Budapest: Danube Cruise with Hungarian Dinner and Live Music

Activity provider: Hungaria Koncert Ltd.
Water activity

Budapest: Danube Cruise with Hungarian Dinner and Live Music

Activity provider: Hungaria Koncert Ltd.

From US$ 59.18 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
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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 dock 3.

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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

4.1 /5

based on 651 reviews

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Absolutely incredible experience. It was very emotional, the concert was incredible, great value for money and the staff were amazing. A beautiful boat with stunning views and the food was divine. You got a song choice and a special serenade at your table too. Very romantic and special. The best night we had in Budapest. Highly, highly recommend. It was great that you could just relax and go as you please from the food, to the bar, to your table, to watching the music closely, to the outside deck with your drink and back. We didn't want it to end! My only negative, very mild, criticism that it felt like we had to be fast with the courses so that all of the strudel and bread hadn't gone before we were full. The goulash soup and stew was incredible. Beautiful wines and cocktails and a comfy and intimate setting with a welcome drink and amazing staff. Great that we could include hotel pick up too!

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March 25, 2023

We loved the river boat cruise. We got to see the beautiful sights on the Danube River on our first night in the city. We also enjoyed some delicious Hungarian food. We loved the beautiful violin trio that played during the trip. Incredibly talented and truly brought the environment to the next level. It was a wonderful experience!

March 25, 2023

The cruise was very enjoyable and seeing the beautiful buildings on the Danube all lit up was breathtaking. Music was quite good and entertaining. Service was very good. The ship itself was pretty nice. Food was pretty mediocre but the glass if Champaign was a nice touch. Overall enjoyable.

March 25, 2023

Product ID: 401526