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Budapest: Christmas & New Year Special Danube Dinner Cruises

3.9 / 5

77 reviews

Activity provider: Hungaria Koncert Ltd.

Budapest: Christmas & New Year Special Danube Dinner Cruises

Activity provider: Hungaria Koncert Ltd.

From US$ 102.71 per person

Make your winter holiday unforgettable by celebrating Christmas or New Year's Eve in Budapest in style with a splendid dinner cruise on the Danube, aboard the unique and elegant Gróf Széchényi ship.

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Duration 2 - 7 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a freshly prepared, tasty meal onboard the boat
  • Relax under the stars soaking in the festive atmosphere
  • Cruise past some of Budapest's most famous monuments
  • Dance the night away to local and international pop music
Full description

Make some special memories on your winter holiday as you spend an evening sailing along the Danube. Enjoy a freshly prepared, multi-course dinner as you take in the sights of the city and relax under the stars. Cruise past Budapest’s imperial monuments illuminated at the night. Indulge in good food, and enjoy the festive atmosphere thanks to international popular music and Hungarian favorites. The open bar drink selection includes wine, draught beer, mineral water, soft drinks, tea, coffee, and mulled wine.

Sample Christmas Dinner Menu: Soup Goulash soup; vegetable cream soup Main Courses Beef stew with home-made dumplings; roast chicken thighs with parsley potato; vegetable casserole; stuffed cabbage; vegetable couscous Desserts Somlói trifle; strudel selection; Beigli (traditional Hungarian Christmas cake with walnuts and poppy seeds) New Year's Eve Menu Options for 2022/23: Red Meat Menu (option A): On the table Blue cheese butter with herbs, mini buns Cold appetizer Poultry liver terrine with red onion chutney infused with Szabolcsi plum pálinka Warm appetizer Poultry soufflé with game sauce, cranberries, and bird salad;

French onion soup made using Balatonfelvidék sauvignon blanc reduction and parmesan cheese Main dish Sous-vide sirloin beef steak with wild mushroom sauce and French potato gratin Dessert Kaiserschmarnn with homemade jam Poultry Menu (option B): On the table Blue cheese butter with herbs, mini buns Cold appetizer Poultry liver terrine with red onion chutney infused with Szabolcsi plum pálinka Warm appetizer Poultry soufflé with game sauce, cranberries, and bird salad;

French onion soup made using Balatonfelvidék sauvignon blanc reduction and parmesan cheese Main dish Chicken breast supreme with wild mushroom sauce, French gratin potatoes Dessert Kaiserschmarnn with homemade jam Vegetarian Menu (option C): On the table Blue cheese butter with herbs, mini buns Cold appetizer

Sheep curd cream with red onion chutney infused with Szabolcsi plum pálinka Warm appetizer Cheese soufflé with game sauce, cranberries, and bird salad;

French onion soup made using Balatonfelvidék sauvignon blanc reduction and parmesan cheese Main Dish Forest mushroom risotto, with Tokaj wine reduction and parmesan Dessert Kaiserschmarnn with homemade jam

Includes
  • Sightseeing cruise
  • Dinner
  • Soft open bar with unlimited drinks
  • Live music
  • Folklore dance show
  • Raffle game (New Year's Eve cruise only)
  • DJ (New Year's Eve cruise only)
  • Special midnight menu (New Year's Eve cruise only)
  • Drop-off service (New Year's Eve cruise only)
  • Hotel pickup

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Look for Gróf Széchenyi Ship, Port Akadémia 3.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Please contact us and let us know of your menu selection after booking
  • Drop-off service for the New Year's Eve party cruise option is included in the price. Shuttle buses are leaving the dock every hour from 1 AM
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 77 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.9/5
  • Transportation
    3.7/5
  • Value for money
    3.3/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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Overall, a lovely experience. A couple of knock-down points. Realize that this was Christmas Eve, a major holiday in Hungary and the boat was packed. Still, we didn’t push away from the dock until 1935 (35” late) so the cruise was cut short in order to return in time for the 2200 departure. Short staffed lead to limited service, long food lines because of delays in restocking

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December 26, 2022

Experience was good. Could have been excellent but the rating dropped due to the entry arrangement. Stood in a very long queue and took long to get the seats on the cruise. We were 8 guests. Maintenance of the boat: the sitting table for 10 that we were allocated had no light on top, the lamp shade and the bulbs were missing. It was a dark corner.

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December 29, 2022

Everything was beautiful! The staff was polite and made you feel very comfortable. We also liked the food. There was enough for everyone, and there were drinks for every taste. Later was a dance program. Full of fun, creative and beautiful. The live music all evening long was a dream! We have never heard such professional musicians! Our special thanks for the violinist.

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December 28, 2021

Product ID: 58245