- Enjoy a 1.5-hour folk show by either the Danube Folk Ensemble or the Hungaria Folk Ensemble and Orchestra
- Soak up the historical settings of Danube Palace or Budai Vigado and be entertained by traditional Hungarian music and dance!
- Take a 1.5-hour late night Danube River dinner cruise
- Admire Budapest's UNESCO World Heritage-listed urban panorama, including the Buda Castle Quarter
- Dine on a Hungarian buffet dinner and sip a glass of wine or beer as you admire the twinkling nighttime views
Recent Photos of This Tour
Le Pont des chaînesPhoto by: Véronique H
Gastronomie hongroisePhoto by: Véronique H
Le ParlementPhoto by: Véronique H
BuffetPhoto by: Véronique H
Bâteau croisièrePhoto by: Véronique H
Palais du DanubePhoto by: Véronique H
Duna PalotaPhoto by: Véronique H
FolkloreshowPhoto by: Henk K
What You Can Expect
No matter which group is scheduled to perform on your night, you can be sure you’ll be entertained by some of the best folk performers in Hungary – both groups were founded in the 1950s and have shown off their talents around Hungary and abroad! The 30 artists in each ensemble perform choreography based on authentic dances, some of which date back to isolated villages from hundreds of years ago.
As you watch and listen, gain an entertaining understanding of Hungary’s heritage through the music, dancing and costumes of the folk show. The show consists of two 40- to 45-minute sections with a brief intermission of ten to fifteen minutes.
When the performance is over, a host will show you to the pier on the Danube for your late night dinner cruise. On board the boat, enjoy a relaxing candlelit atmosphere as you sip a glass of Champagne, wine or beer and a hot buffet dinner of Hungarian and international dishes, presented with a creative touch by an award-winning food sculptor.
During the 1.5-hour cruise along the Danube, admire the twinkling nighttime views of Budapest’s famous UNESCO World Heritage-listed urban panorama, a series of sites that illustrate the city’s fascinating history and culture. Pass the Buda Castle Quarter, the Chain Bridge (Clark Ádám Square), the Gellért Baths and Mt Gellért with its Freedom Monument.
After dinner, head out to the open upper deck of the boat to enjoy more riverside views before returning to the departure point.
Spiced cottage cheese cream and traditional greaves cream
Alöfld-style goulash with noodles
Vegetable soup with tarragon and noodles
Hot Main Courses
Mini stuffed cabbage
Meatballs in tomato sauce
Turkey cutlets with vegetables in parsley sauce
Csongrád-style pork slices in garlic sauce
Steamed jasmine rice with corn
Grilled polenta with feta cheese
Corn salad in dill and yogurt dressing
Vinegary potato salad
Cucumber salad with sour cream dressing
Somló-style sponge cake pudding
Mini tiramisu cup
Blueberry fruit cream with chocolate sponge cake
1 glass of Champagne
1 glass of wine, beer or juice
1 bottle of mineral water
We did this our first night here and it really set the mood. The dances and music were the perfect start and it was fun to see that the dancers and musicians were having fun while performing. Budapest at night on the river is specatular! The dinner on the cruise was fantastic. A must do in my opinion!
This tour was amazing!
It was a great evening enjoying the music and dance of Hungry. It was awesome to enjoy dinner wirh my spouse on a leisure cruise with the beautiful sights on the river.
Fantastic all of it
Highly recommend this tour. I liked the cruise the best!
The evening Budapest Folklore Show and Danube Dinner cruise were better than we could have anticipated! We expected a tourist oriented type show with local talent, but the dancers and musicians were outstanding. The buffet dinner offered a variety of freshly prepared options served by an attentive staff while the boat traveled down and back up the Danube River in Budapest. The historic illuminated buildings provided a "not to be missed" option for our recent trip.
This tour was amazing!
Excellent - well worth it.
The folklore show wasn't as good as I thought it would be, but other people thought it was wonderful. Most of the dances seemed to be the same. The cruise and dinner down the Danube was excellent and would highly recommend it. It was lovely to see all the buildings lit up at night. The staff on the boat were very nice and helpful. The whole thing was very organised.