Book your desired option and after pickup from your Budapest hotel, travel by private vehicle to the Danube Palace or Pesti Vigado hall, depending on your chosen date. See the Itinerary for concert venues and dates.
On arrival, enjoy a 20- to 30-minute small-group tour of the venue. See its most notable features and hear historical tales about the building from your guide.
Be shown to your VIP seats — the best in the house — and absorb the expectant atmosphere as the 90-minute show approaches. Then, immerse yourself in the sweeping music of the Danube Symphony Orchestra, supported by singers from the Budapest Operetta Theatre.
The repertoire includes a variety of musical styles such as Hungarian gypsy music, Hungarian-related classical music, and operetta. Enjoy pieces by composers such as Brahms and Liszt including cimbalom (a dulcimer-style Hungarian instrument) solos, as well as performances by a professional ballet ensemble. Plus, savor traditional Hungarian folk music played by an authentic gypsy band. See the Itinerary for a sample program.
As part of your VIP package, sip on a glass of Champagne during the interval between the two 45-minute segments of the show, and receive a souvenir photo and Hungarian gift as a keepsake.
Afterward, enjoy a private transfer back to your hotel. Alternatively, if you have chosen to take a River Danube dinner cruise, be escorted to the nearby departure pier.
Here, board a comfortable sightseeing boat and gaze at Budapest’s illuminated skyline from the water. As you sail, enjoy a welcome drink and beverage of your choice, and savor a buffet dinner of Hungarian and international dishes, with additional drinks available (own expense). Plus, tap your feet to rousing live folk music from the acclaimed Rajkó Folk Ensemble.
Your evening finishes with a transfer back to your hotel.