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Celebrate St Stephen’s Day on August 20 with a Danube dinner cruise on this 3-hour Budapest experience. Glide past the Hungarian capital’s top attractions, including the Chain Bridge, Parliament Building and Buda Castle. Then enjoy a buffet dinner on board, complemented by unlimited drinks and live music. Finish the night on the ship’s upper deck to see the incredible fireworks show that only occurs once a year for the holiday.

Highlights

  • 3-hour St Stephen's Day celebration dinner cruise with fireworks
  • Enjoy unlimited drinks from the onboard bar as you cruise along the Danube River
  • Take in stunning views over the floodlit Hungarian Parliament Building, Castle District and Chain Bridge
  • Savor a delicious Hungarian buffet dinner
  • Listen to live music from members of the Hungária Folk Orchestra
  • Enjoy grandstand views of the annual St Stephen’s fireworks from the upper deck
  • The special cruise on 20th August, during the fireworks is going to be organised on the Europa ship, one of the largest and prettiest event ships on the Danube. The great open deck of the ship grants the perfect view one could wish for on this special occasion!

What You Can Expect

St Stephen's Day Celebration Dinner Cruise with Fireworks

Europa Ship

Every August 20 Hungarians celebrate St Stephen’s Day, the anniversary of both Hungary’s founding and the canonization of their first king, Stephen I, in 1083. Budapest takes center stage for the country’s festivities, hosting a fireworks show, religious events and parades.

Hop aboard your boat along the banks of the Danube and settle in with a drink from the unlimited bar. Pass the illuminated Castle District, the Parliament Building and the historic Chain Bridge as you glide along the riverfront. You'll also spot Gellért Hill, crowned by the Liberty Statue, the Gellért Baths and other monuments, all impressively lit at night.

Traditional Hungarian fare will be served buffet-style as you go, complemented by a glass of local wine, beer or a soft drink. While dining, enjoy live Hungarian folk music performed by the Hungária Folk Orchestra.

Afterward, make your way to the open deck as the fireworks are launched from Gellért Hill. Soak up unparalleled views of the display as the fireworks illuminate the city sky.

After the show, your cruise will conclude with drop-off at your original departure point.

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Customer Reviews

lutib Australia

3 star rating: Worth doing August 2016

This would have been a magical tour but for the lack of air-conditioning or fresh air. It was a hot night and where the dining room was had no air-condtioning and no windows or doors to open for air. The waiters had perspiration falling off them and their shirts soaked.
We ate quickly and went up on the deck to cool down. Standing for 1.5 hours was not a pleasure.
I am sure had it been a cooler night, the outcome would have been more pleasurable.
Suggest the installation of Windows that open or air-con.

Michael C

1 star rating: I do not recommend this August 2015

While the food and customer service were great, for the price we paid and the poor time management it could have been much better. First, we departed and ate an hour after we arrived because we were waiting for a party of 7 to arrive. I wouldn't have mind waiting but they did not open the buffet for everyone and did not supply bread to hold us over. Second, we arrived back to the dock nearly 25 minutes later which meant people missed shuttles back to their hotels.

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