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Celebrate St Stephen’s Day on August 20 with a Danube dinner cruise on this 3-hour Budapest experience. Glide past the Hungarian capital’s top attractions, including the Chain Bridge, Parliament Building and Buda Castle. Then enjoy a buffet dinner on board, complemented by unlimited drinks and live music. Finish the night on the ship’s upper deck to see the incredible fireworks show that only occurs once a year for the holiday.

Highlights

  • 3-hour St Stephen's Day celebration dinner cruise with fireworks
  • Enjoy unlimited drinks from the onboard bar as you cruise along the Danube River
  • Take in stunning views over the floodlit Hungarian Parliament Building, Castle District and Chain Bridge
  • Savor a delicious Hungarian buffet dinner
  • Listen to live music from members of the Hungária Folk Orchestra
  • Enjoy grandstand views of the annual St Stephen’s fireworks from the upper deck

What You Can Expect

St Stephen's Day Celebration Dinner Cruise with Fireworks

Enjoy fabulous views of the St Stephen's Day fireworks from the upper deck

Every August 20 Hungarians celebrate St Stephen’s Day, the anniversary of both Hungary’s founding and the canonization of their first king, Stephen I, in 1083. Budapest takes center stage for the country’s festivities, hosting a fireworks show, religious events and parades.

Hop aboard your boat along the banks of the Danube and settle in with a drink from the unlimited bar. Pass the illuminated Castle District, the Parliament Building and the historic Chain Bridge as you glide along the riverfront. You'll also spot Gellért Hill, crowned by the Liberty Statue, the Gellért Baths and other monuments, all impressively lit at night.

Traditional Hungarian fare will be served buffet-style as you go, complemented by a glass of local wine, beer or a soft drink. While dining, enjoy live Hungarian folk music performed by the Hungária Folk Orchestra.

Afterward, make your way to the open deck as the fireworks are launched from Gellért Hill. Soak up unparalleled views of the display as the fireworks illuminate the city sky.

After the show, your cruise will conclude with drop-off at your original departure point.

Itinerary

Sample Menu:

Buffet:
  • Spiced cottage cheese and traditional goose greaves (goose fat) cream
  • Goulash with dumplings
  • Cream of vegetable soup
  • Stuffed cabbage rolls
  • Roasted chicken breast marinated with basil and served with cheese sauce
  • Spicy pork ribs marinated with thyme and served with mustard sauce
  • Traditional paprika-seasoned chicken
  • Roasted sea fish served with chardonnay sauce
  • Grilled polenta with feta cheese
  • Homemade spinach dumplings served with mustard and mushroom sauce
  • Fresh seasonal salad with a selection of dressings
  • Italian pasta salad
  • Caesar salad
  • Hash browns and roasted potatoes
  • Grilled vegetables
  • Steamed jasmine rice with corn
Dessert:
  • Homemade strudel
  • Trifle-style sponge cake
  • Traditional European dessert and miniature tart platter
  • Seasonal fruit basket

Please note: all menus subject to change without notice
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