Budapest, Hungary

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Overview

Soak in the holiday spirit on a 2-hour Christmas cruise on the River Danube in Budapest. Choose to enjoy a buffet dinner or taste classic Hungarian wines as you sail on the famous river, taking in the views of Budapest’s illuminated landmarks and seasonal lights along the way. Dinner or seven wine tastings, plus a welcome drink and live music from members of the acclaimed Hungária Folk Orchestra are included.
  • 2-hour Christmas River Danube cruise in Budapest
  • Soak in the festive atmosphere on an evening cruise
  • Admire the city lights and seasonal illuminations from the water
  • Enjoy a buffet dinner or a tasting of seven Hungarian wines
  • Enjoy live music from Rajkó Folk Orchestra musicians
  • Pick between two departure times
Select your tour option of dinner or winetasting at checkout, and then travel independently to Budapest’s Danube Palace concert hall on the River Danube in time for departure on the day of your tour.

Step aboard your cruise boat, and enjoy a welcome drink on the scenic open deck. Then, absorb the festive atmosphere and Budapest’s lights and Christmas illuminations reflected in the water as you sail along the legendary river.

If you have chosen the dinner option, savor a candlelit buffet dinner with a glass of wine, water, and additional drinks (own expense). Choose from dishes prepared by a well-regarded chef, enjoying everything from classic Hungarian foods and international entrées to yummy desserts.

If you have chosen the winetasting option, sample seven of Hungary’s top wines. If you wish, pair them with dishes (own expense) from an à la carte menu.

As you relax, listen to salon music from three members of the Hungária Folk Orchestra, a troupe awarded the coveted Kodály Zoltán prize. Sway along to the rousing melodies, which features the zither-like cimbalom, Hungary’s national folk instrument.

After two hours, your experience concludes at the departure point, leaving you to enjoy the rest of your evening independently.

Itinerary

Christmas Cruise Sample Dinner Menu:

Cold entrees:
  • Spiced cottage cheese cream and traditional greaves cream
Soups:
  • Alföld style goulash with small dumplings
  • Vegetable cream soup
Main courses:
  • Mini stuffed cabbage
  • Chicken Paprikasch
  • Roasted chicken breast with basil-cheese sauce
  • Spicy pork rib with thyme-mustard sauce
  • Roasted sea fish with Chardonnay sauce

Garnishes and Vegetarian dishes:
  • Grilled polenta with feta cheese
  • Grilled vegetables
  • Homemade dumplings with spinach and mustard-mushroom sauce 
  • Hash brown potatoes
  • Steak potatoes
  • Dumplings
Salads:
  • Fresh seasonal salads with dressings
  • Italian pasta salad
  • Caesar salad 
  • Sweetcorn salad with mayonnaise
Desserts:
  • Homemade strudel
  • Somló-style sponge cake
  • Mini tarts
  • Európa-style dessert
  • Seasonal fruit
Drinks:
  • 1 welcome drink
  • 1 glass of wine (or juice)
  • 1 bottle of mineral water 

Christmas Cruise Wine Tasting Menu:
  • Tokaji Furmint Grand Selection
  • Hilltop Premium Merlot
  • Juhász Blue Frankish Rosé
  • Bodri Szekszárdi Civilis Cuvée
  • Bárdos Pincészet Pinot Grigio
  • Tokaji Szamorodni Sweet
  • Tokaji Aszu 3 Puttonyos
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