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I am not great culture vulture but thought that whilst in Hungary it would be the correct place to listen to a symphony orchestra and I can honestly say I am pleased I did. I booked a package via Viator which encompassed the orchestra concert followed by a late night dinner cruise on the Danube.
The Danube Palace has such ornate decor in the auditorium, it is mind blowing really. The Orchestra played for an hour and a half with a fifteen minute break. Their music was amazing and interspersed with a little bit of humour from the conductor.
Following the concert we waited in the lobby to be escorted for the ten minute walk to the boat. What a magical experience that was, to travel down the Danube with all the major buildings and bridges lit up and looking so majestic and beautiful. The food on board was plentiful and varied, with hot meat dishes, soups, salads and desserts, there was so much no one needed to worry about getting fed. Wines are offered on board at additional cost you receive a glass of bubbles on arrival and small bottles of water on your table gratis, they also come round after the meal with local liqueurs to tempt you at further cost. The boat ride is only an hour and a half and they are keen to get you of the boat at the end. However this whole evening really was a magical experience that wasn't even marred by our subsequent 3km walk home due to the chain bridge being closed!!
Only did the concert which was very good. A wide selection of music and a great orchestra.
This was indeed a surprise the venue was very good and the concert was superbe would highly recommend it.
You must go this trip in your life.The concert is perfect.The Danube River dinner cruise is amazing and romantic.
this was a bucket list item for me and worth it. Loved the personality of the conductor and audience interaction. The music was wonderful.
The concert was very nice, in a nice theatre. The Danube river cruise was fantastic. The food was good and varied. The only complaint I make is that the food was not labelled so my vegetarian friend found it difficult to choose vegetarian options.
I stayed for a week in Budapest during August 2014. The concert I attended was wonderful. The concert hall was really beautiful and the musicians very talented. The orchestra played a selection of classical pieces. Most pieces were well known and played with verve and enthusiasm.
Later we walked to the ship which took us on a trip down the Danube. I paid for a dinner and was so pleased I had. There was a very good selection of dishes in buffet style and the quality was excellent. The view of the buildings on the banks of the Danube at night is stunning and should not be missed.
I would fully recommend this tour
A good evening of old warhorses. I went primarily to hear a cimbalom and it was good
Lots of fun
This is not a chamber orchestra or the world,s fanciest performance, but the music was excellent and the conductor was engaging and funny
The dinner after the performance on the river cruise is a must-do: perfect night
The music played was just lovely but we were expecting a more opulent setting. The concert was held in a building in need of some TLC, the room was basic and very hot and the wine offered was barely drinkable.
It also would have been nice if the orchestra had acknowledged the audience by greeting us at the beginning of the concert and the return after the intermission. It also seemed strange that the orchestra came on, sat down and began to chat to each other as if we were not there. I think a more professional approach would have made it a much more enjoyable experience.
it was a good concert and the staff was able to accommodate my handicapped friend
Although this trip was average I would not recommend customers to use Viator as the company does not address complaints .