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  • Location:Budapest, Hungary
  • Duration:1-2.5 hours

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

Experience an organ concert at St. Stephen’s Basilica on your next trip to Budapest. The sound inside the dome of this neoclassical church makes it the perfect spot for Bach and Vivaldi, performed by some of Hungary’s most revered musicians. To continue the festivities, upgrade to a late-night dinner cruise on the Danube afterward, and toast to the beautiful view with a glass of Champagne. A traditional Hungarian meal is also available on board, served buffet-style. Along the way you’ll pass UNESCO World Heritage sights like the Buda Castle, lit up for the evening hours. 


  • 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)

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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 will begin in the impressive structure of St. Stephen’s Basilica. One of the most important churches in the country, it is also renowned for its acoustics, making it a popular spot for classical concerts.

Adapted by Miklos Teleki, a prominent Hungarian organist, the concert includes arias from award-winning oratorio singer Kolos Kováts and the revered Eleonóra Krusic. Take your place inside the beautiful neoclassical structure and enjoy the 70-minute performance. You’ll recognize notable pieces such as Agnus Dei and Ave Maria as the church acoustics ring in your ears.

Concert plus Dinner:
Then enjoy dinner or late-night drinks on a Danube River cruise to complete your evening in Budapest. You’ll be transported by taxi (ride included with your ticket) from St. Stephen’s to Budai Vigadó where your 90-minute cruise will be waiting. You’ll have a front row seat to admire the UNESCO World Heritage Budapest panorama while sipping Champagne or wine.  A buffet dinner will also be available with traditional Hungarian dishes and treats.

After dinner, grab your drink and climb to the upper deck. From the open-air view you’ll spot the glowing Chain Bridge, the Gellért Baths, the Freedom Monument atop Mount Gellért and the grand sprawl of Buda Castle. Your evening will conclude back at Budai Vigadó.


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
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 November 2015

Well organized, easy to get to seats, excellent performance, reasonable price. What more could you ask?

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Concert was wonderful in the huge cathedral! Dinner was good on the river boat, but it was the beautiful lit buildings along the Danube that stole the show - what a sight!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The concert was amazing. Sit in the front on the right hand side so you have a good view of the organist and how he plays the organ with both hands and feet.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We happened to be in Budapest on a Thursday. My wife and I sat on the front row and soaked in the ambiance of the beautiful building while listening to the rich sounds. We also purchased the optional Danube dinner cruise and loved that also. The views of Parliament and the Chain Bridge will forever be imprinted in my memory.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The concert and cruise were amazing! Highly recommended for anyone visiting Budapest.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

very interesting

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Basilica is a must see, concert was beautiful with a great acoustics. Cruise with a great night views, excellent gypsy band aboard, delicious food. It's a must do when in Budapest.
R and J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Absolutely beautiful music in the most amazing church

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Wonderful concert with 3 solo performers at The Basillica. Beautiful venue. Dinner was lovely and the staff were excellent. Of course, the views were beautiful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

A very good concert. Recommend get the front row seats.

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