Asista a un concierto de órgano en la Basílica de San Esteban, famosa en toda Hungría por sus extraordinarias actuaciones musicales. En el interior de la hermosa iglesia neoclásica con una excelente acústica, disfrute de una velada de música clásica por maestros como Bach y Vivaldi, interpretada por algunos de los músicos más reputados de Hungría. Opte por la opción superior, que incluye un crucero con cena por la noche y disfrute de una cena bufé con vino espumoso y una bebida mientras navega por el río Danubio y contempla sitios declarados Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la UNESCO, como el barrio del castillo de Buda.
Concert included three performers, including organist, flutist, and oratorio singer. All very good. Acoustics were amazing. Cruise, however, had a few issues. The walk from the basilica to the cruise ship was quite long. OK for us, but some people looked to struggle to get there. They said 5 or 10 minutes but it was more like 15 minutes, at a leisurely pace. Once on the ship, we were seated promptly, and left dock. Seeing the sights was tough, given the need to focus on getting food at the buffet, and also due to the bright lights inside, which made it hard to see outside without a lot of glare on the windows. For the buffet itself: 1. Make a point of getting there early to enjoy the full selection. I was one of the last, and several dishes were gone. 2. Food quality was 5 out of 10. Meats were good, veggies were store-bought frozen variety, steamed fish was mushy. 3. If you need gluten free foods, they have identified them on the little tags in front of each dish, if they arent missing several were. However, when asking the server about what was or was not gluten free, I was initially told that a number of items were GF by one server, and when my instinct said that was unlikely, I was told by another that they werent. Fortunately I only ate one small non-GF desert, but that could be really bad for a severe celiac. Point is, while the menu shows what is and isnt GF for most items, take great care in selecting what you eat if thats an issue for you. A couple of final notes: no safety instructions, so I would have no idea where life jackets are if they should be needed, and by request, apparently the live entertainment played the theme song for Titanic... which was great for a laugh near the end of the cruise! Kudos to Molnar Peter, a super-helpful and friendly member of the dinner staff. One extra star just because of him!
The music and the acoustics were great. The only downside when we went was that it was very warm inside the church. If you are interested in this one, I would advise buying the VIP for the sole reason that you get to sit up front. Otherwise, you get the very back of the church for general seating.
The organ concert played by Miklos Teleki was ABSOLUTELY fabulous 5 Stars. We have heard many organists over the years and he is the best. I would say that the meal on the Danube was just 3 stars but the cruise itself was lovely. I would recommend doing the organ concert separately and select a cruise with no food option as another separate event. I did not realize we could have the option of selecting the organ and cruise with a drink only.
Rick Steve's commentary about skipping a food cruise is right on. your food dollar is much better spent in a lovely restaurant rather than on this cruise. However, the cruise at night is a very good choice, esp. if it is a lovely night as we had
O concerto foi magnífico.Adoramos mas o jantar não foi o esperado.Porque? porque nos sentamos na mesa indicada e ,quando fomos nos servir,alguns pratos já tinham sido consumidos e não repostos sendo assim não conseguimos desfrutar destes pratos assim com as sobremesas que ,praticamente, não tivemos acesso pois acabaram logo e não foram repostas.Não gostamos deste erviço.
Os músicos não gostaram que não compramos o CD que eles estavam oferecendo e desdenharam da gorjeta que tentamos oferecer.Foram muito mal educados.
Em síntese, não indicaria esta parte do passeio para ninguém.