5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

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  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Duration:  1-2.5 hours
Attend an organ concert at St Stephen’s Basilica, famous throughout Hungary for its remarkable musical performances. Inside the beautiful Neoclassical church with excellent acoustics, enjoy an evening of classical music by masters such as Bach and Vivaldi, played by some of Hungary’s most esteemed musicians. Upgrade to include a late-night dinner cruise, and enjoy a buffet meal with Champagne and a drink as you cruise along the Danube River, soaking up UNESCO World Heritage-listed sights such as the Buda Castle Quarter.

Highlights

  • Ticket to an organ concert at St Stephen's Basilica in Budapest
  • Enjoy famous musical works, performed by some of Hungary’s most renowned musicians
  • Listen to classical pieces by prestigious composers including Bach, Beethoven, Schubert and Vivaldi
  • Choose from two different seating categories to suit your budget
  • Upgrade to include a Danube River dinner cruise after the concert
  • Savor a buffet meal with Champagne and wine and enjoy stunning nighttime views of Budapest (if option selected)

What You Can Expect

Budapest St Stephen's Basilica Organ Concert with Optional Danube River Dinner Cruise

Upgrade to a Danube River dinner cruise after the concert

Your evening concert takes place at St Stephen’s Basilica, one of the most beautiful Neoclassical buildings in Budapest and perhaps the most important church in Hungary.

Adapted by Miklos Teleki, one of Hungary’s most famous organ artists, the concert includes several arias performed by esteemed musicians such as Kolos Kováts, an award-winning oratorio singer, and Eleonóra Krusic, known for her European performances. Settle into your Category 1 (front-row) or Category 2 (middle-row) seat and enjoy the 70-minute performance (no intermission). You'll be wowed by the excellent acoustics of the church as you listen to some of history's most famous classical pieces such as Ave Maria and Agnus Dei.

Sample Concert:
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Fantasy in F minor K 608
  • Antonio Vivaldi: 4 Seasons - Winter (Largo)
  • Alessandro Stradella (1639-1682): Pieta Signore
  • Tommaso Albinoni (1671-1751): Adagio
  • Ferenc Liszt (1811-1886): Choral
  • Franz Schubert (1797-1828): Ave Maria
  • Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Fugue on the Theme B-A-C-H
  • Georges Bizet (1838-1875): Agnus Dei
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Badinerie from suite in B minor
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565
Concert plus Dinner:
Whether you fancy a late dinner or a scenic setting for after-dinner drinks, a Danube River cruise is a great ending to your night in Budapest. Following the concert, travel by taxi to Budai Vigadó to board a boat for your 1.5-hour late dinner cruise. Enjoy the candlelit atmosphere as you sip a glass of Champagne, followed by wine or beer, and enjoy a buffet dinner that's presented with a creative touch by an award-winning food sculptor (see sample menu in the Itinerary below).

After dinner, head to the open upper deck. The star of your cruise is Budapest's UNESCO World Heritage-listed urban panorama, a series of sites that illustrate the city’s history. Pass the Buda Castle Quarter, the Chain Bridge (Clark Ádám Square), the Gellért Baths and Mt Gellért with its Freedom Monument. Finish back at Budai Vigadó.

Itinerary

Sample Menu:
First courses (buffet selection):
  • Spiced cottage cheese cream and traditional greaves (traditional creamy bacon sauce)
  • Alföld-style goulash with noodles (slow-boiled beef and vegetable soup)
  • Vegetable soup with tarragon and noodles
Main courses (buffet selection):
  • Mini stuffed cabbage
  • Roasted chicken breast with basil and cheese sauce
  • Spicy pork slices rib with thyme and mustard sauce
  • Traditional Chicken with paprika
  • Roasted sea fish served with Chardonnay sauce
  • Grilled polenta with feta cheese
  • Homemade spinach dumplings served with mustard and mushroom sauce
Side dishes and salads (buffet selection):
  • Fresh seasonal salads with dressings
  • Italian pasta salad
  • Caesar’s salad
  • Sweet corn salad with mayonnaise
  • Hash-brown or roasted potatoes
  • Grilled vegetables
  • Steamed Jasmin rice with corn
Desserts (buffet selection):
  • Home-made strudel
  • Somló sponge cake (layers of sponge and cream)
  • Mini tarts
  • Dessert variations Európa style
  • Season fruit basket
Drinks (one of each option available):
  • 1 glass of Champagne
  • 1 glass of wine, beer, juice or soft drink and 1 bottle of mineral water

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

it is such a wonderful opportunity to see this amazing Basilica and hear a wonderful organ concert at the same time. Spend a little more and buy the more expensive tickets so you are near the front. The concert also included an amazing singer.
Excellent!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Beautiful church and a very nice concert.

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