• Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Soak up Hungarian scenery and culture with a 3-hour Danube dinner cruise and folklore concert. You’ll first enjoy over an hour of music and dancing at the Danube Palace or the Hungarian Heritage House with one of the most highly regarded folk ensembles in the country. Afterward you’ll take a cruise along the Danube, sipping wine and sampling a Hungarian buffet dinner. You’ll enjoy a sparkling view of Budapest’s panorama, which has rightfully earned its title as a UNESCO World Heritage site.


  • Enjoy a 1.5-hour folk show by either the Danube Folk Ensemble or the Hungaria Folk Ensemble and Orchestra
  • Soak up the historical settings of Danube Palace or Budai Vigado and be entertained by traditional Hungarian music and dance!
  • Take a 1.5-hour late night Danube River dinner cruise
  • Admire Budapest's UNESCO World Heritage-listed urban panorama, including the Buda Castle Quarter
  • Dine on a Hungarian buffet dinner and sip a glass of wine or beer as you admire the twinkling nighttime views

What You Can Expect

Budapest Folklore Show and Danube Dinner Cruise

Budapest Folklore Show

Your night out in Budapest will begin with performances from either the Danube Folk Ensemble or the Hungaria Folk Ensemble and Orchestra. Both groups began in the 1950s, with 30 artists comprising each ensemble. The choreography is based on traditional dances originating hundreds of years ago as an integral part of village life. As you take your seat in either the neo-Baroque Danube Palace (Duna Palota) or the Hungarian Heritage House (Budai Vigado), you’ll discover Hungary’s rich history in the music, dancing and costumes of the folk performance. Be prepared, though—it might make you want to get up and move to the rhythm!

Afterward, a guide will lead you to the romantic waters of the Danube where your late-night dinner cruise awaits you. Try some authentic Hungarian fare with the hot buffet dinner served on board, as well as wine, beer and Sparkling wine to toast the beautiful view. Candlelight will set the mood indoors as you make your way past sites such as the Chain Bridge, Buda Castle and the Gellért Baths, all landmarks that contribute to Budapest’s celebrated UNESCO World Heritage-listed panorama.

The cruise lasts a little over an hour, and provides the perfect opportunity to view the glowing backdrop of the city at night. After your meal, take your drink to the fresh air of the upper deck to appreciate the scenery before the end of the tour.

There is also a possibility to enjoy the Folklore & Cruise program if you are not hungry, join us for a Drink & Cruise to relax on our boats while having a couple of drinks. Drink Cruise includes one welcome drink and an optional beverage.

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Customer Reviews

Rosa N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

The show was fantastic!!!! The dinner was wonferful!!! The Danube River cruise was amazing!!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Was excelent show and very very elegant dinner with a good services

brid m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

had a wonderful night at the show. the theater is on the right facing st stephen church just behind four seasons hotel. had a fabulous time on the cruise well worth doing it. opinions of drink or dinner on the boat

Lisha v

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

The best part was the show - crazy energy and talent. I have no idea how they keep that level of energy up for an hour and a half!

Sonia B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Delightful. The whole experience. What a friendly group of highly talented musicians, wonderful enthusiastic dancers. No-one could ask for more. I want to repeat the experience.

Carlene S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

we didn't get the folklore dance but enjoyed the organ concert at St. Stephen's Basilica was very enjoyable. The river dinner was very tasty. The lights of Budapest at night was beautiful.

Agnes R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Fantastic show and unforgettable cruise dinner !
Tour very good organised. We liked everything about the tour. We booked balcony seats which I think was the best choice. We were able to see very well show.
Food provided on the cruise was excellent. For us it unforgettable night seeing Budapest at night so beautifully illuminated.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Excellent folk dance troupe in a charming theatre! Classical musicians on the dinner cruise played the entire time. The Hungarian buffet was very good, especially for a banquet. I had read some reviews that said the food wasn't good but we all enjoyed it. My only complaint was that we walked between the concert and boat which was only 10 minutes away half mile but far to walk for my mother and another person who had to walk slowly. One of the tour guides stayed with us and was very kind. The boat waited until we got there. Although we were picked up at our hotel, Viator doesn't take you back after the event. Fortunately, our hotel was close by. All in all, this was a delightful evening!

Marjorie C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Absolutely worth it. Great Folklore show. Very professionnel and enjoyable. The cruise was also well organised and the views at night of the lit up monuments are a must! Dinner on the cruise was very correct as well. All round fantastic.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

I wasn't sure about this show but I am thrilled that I booked it....a must see! The Danube Palace Theatre is a small intimate venue, absolutely beautiful! The Folklore show was amazing. This show is a class act and the dancers are just outstanding. The Danube River Cruise was a nice touch to the evening...a perfect way to see the Danube at night. The dinner was actually very good. I highly recommend chosing the hotel pickup....The Palace is a little difficult to find and it was nice having someone drop us off and pick us up right after the cruise.

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