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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

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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 Champagne 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.

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Customer Reviews

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.

prasadbelgur India

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We did enjoy the folklore show, which was outstanding with great performers. The dinner cruise after the show was also very good with some good food.

Marianda S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Service was excellent. No problems with entering, ect. Recommended for everyone who visit Budapest.

Kathryn K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The energy and enthusiasm of this dance troupe was amazing! They genuinely seemed pleased to be sharing their talents and heritage with the audience. We saw them on our first night in Budapest and it was the perfect way to begin our visit. Don't miss this one!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

One of the most outstanding and memorable excursion on our vacation in Europe! The show was a class act and inspiring followed by a dinner that was top notch with incredible views from the cruise ship!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

What a wonderful show ! I would highly recommend this to anyone in Budapest. Outstanding performance.

Alan R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great music, high energy performance.

Abdul W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The show was great and the Danube cruise dinner too. I booked this for a family of 5. All enjoyed it. Food was great and included open buffet with music band.

Erik Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We loved the music and and cruise. It was affordable and enjoyable for everyone in my group. The only problem was we were unable to ever reach this company by telephone to find out the location....the hall. There are 2 different halls and we kept calling for 2 days. Either the telephone number is wrong on the sheet we printed or no one was ever available. Think the number was wrong. Our hotel manager finally contacted the telephone company and got another number that finally worked.

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