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Dinner and Cruise

Dinner and Cruise

The Budapest panorama was added to the World Heritage List by UNESCO. One of the reasons these sites were selected  is that the banks of the Danube at Budapest illustrate the various periods of the capital's history, and furthermore the city has one of the world's outstandingly beautiful urban cityscapes. The World Heritage site inscribed in 1987 stretched from the Chain Bridge (Clark Ádám Square) to the Technical University on the Buda side - an area containing the Gellért Baths, Mt. Gellért with its Freedom Monument and the Citadella, and also the building ensemble of the Buda Castle.

Budapest has many faces. This vibrant city calms down a little bit at nights, lights are lit up, and a new city comes out from the twilight. We created this program for those who would like to enjoy the wonderful view of the city swimming in lights in a romantic candlelight atmosphere, and have a romantic dinner on a boat with live music. The meals are prepared by Chef Molnárka Péter.

The salon music is performed by 3 members of the Zoltán Kodály Awarded Hungária Folk Orchestra, including the world-famous violinist Zsigmond Vidák who was awarded the Bronze Merit Cross of the Hungarian Republic.

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We will take you on a 1,5-hour-long cruise on one of our air-conditioned ships. After dinner you can also admire the panorama from the open upper deck of the ship.
Our Dinner & Cruise program with live music is also available without dinner. If you book a cruise only with drinks, you can enjoy the beautiful night panorama over a glass of champagne and another glass of soft drink, wine or beer.

Ticket prices

with dinner

Adult: 40 EUR
Student: 36 EUR

without dinner

Adult: 16 EUR
Student: 14 EUR





Cold entries
Spiced cottage cheese cream and traditional greaves cream

Alföld style goulash with small dumplings
Vegetable cream soup soup

Warm main courses
Mini stuffed cabbage
Traditional chicken leg „Paprikasch”
Roasted chicken breast with basil-cheese sauce
Spicy pork rib with thyme – mustard sauce
Roasted sea fish with Chardonnay sauce

Garnishes and vegetarian
Grilled polenta with feta cheese
Grilled vegetables
Homemade dumplings with spinach and mustard-mushroom sauce
Steamed jasmin rice with corn
Hash-brown potatoes
Steak potatoes

Fresh seasonal salads with dressings
Italian pasta salad
Caesar’s salad
Sweet corn salad with mayonnaise

Season fruit basket

Home-made strudel
Somló style sponge cake
Mini tarts
Dessert variations Európa style

1 Welcome drink, 1 glass of wine (or juice) and 1 bottle of mineral water

Beverage package

There is a possibility for extra drink consumption on the ships, not included in the price.
You can order this program with a Beverage package! One price. Zero worry!

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Free date Gift Voucher

Give the gift of an unforgettable experience!

We give you the opportunity to surprise your loved ones with a wonderful experience by purchasing a free date ticket for them to use whenever they like.

Dinner & Cruise with live music at 19.00 starts every day (except on 20th August and on 31st December)

Meeting point for Dinner & Cruise is inside the Danube Palace (Zrínyi Street 5.). Please be at the meeting point latest by 18.30.

Coordinates: 47° 30.0199' N, 019° 2.943' E





From: José Burgeon

Subject: cruise January 6th


The cruise was very pleasant and interesting. The photograph told me he will send me one or two pictures of the Danube at night, but I haven't received anything. Thank you and best regards.

José Burgeon
Belgian reporter

Here is the link to my article please :

"June 2013
Excellent, great way to start our holiday."

"June 2013
Excellent river cruise! The staff were very friendly and the boat was in tip top condition-very clean and well-maintained. We chose the best time of day for this excursion as we were able to see all the illuminations along the river. Great! We definitely recommend this cruise to all visitors to Budapest."

une 2013
It was a rainy night, but we still really enjoyed our cruise."

A Great Way to see "Paris of the East" Illuminations

Reviewed June 18, 2013
Our cruise started at around 7 pm when it was still light. The dinner buffet was all set when we got seated. There was ample food to go around and the selections were adequate. While there was no one dish that stood out as exemplary, there was no shortage as the food keeps coming out of the kitchen. It is like any other regular buffet with champagne. Waitpersons were all very attentive, filling our water glasses as needed.

After dinner, we were advised by our tour director that we could go up to the upper floor so we can have better view of what this evening cruise has to offer. She was right. This ordinary dinner cruise was enhanced and boosted by the spectacular view of The Parliament and other lighted buildings at night. It was the highlight of the evening! What a sight! This somehow balanced the exorbitant price for such an ordinary buffet.

4 star rating: Recommended
Reviewed by Elizabeth C, Australia, March 2013

An excellent way to begin our Budapest holiday! Very well organized, great food and entertainment made for a lovely night out!

A romantic evening
Reviewed May 1, 2013
My husband and I took a Danube Dinner Ship Cruise which included live Music. It was not only romantic but truly spectacular, with the night lights and panoramic views on both sides of the River. The Parliament building viewed from the boat was breathtaking. There was a wide choice of food and drinks and the band was excellent.
Visited April 2013

Dinner on the Danube.”
Reviewed January 13, 2013
Beautiful, grand and unspoilt. Had a wonderful dinner and cruise, just missed seeing most the trip as we were so busy with the wonderful food and stunning music going on inside.

Visited October 2012

“Remember to take a night cruise!”

We had a dinner cruise on the wintery February. Dinner was buffet styled with two alcoholic drinks on the lower deck which is covered, hence, we were protected from the chill. We had typical Hungarian dinner from goulash to strudels for desserts. There were some entertainers playing strings and singing. Above the deck of the cruise, we had an opportunity to take great pictures of the Parliment house, the Buda Castle and other night scenes of Budapest, braving the cold. Coming from a tropical country, it is an eye-opener to see ice sheets on the river and ice-breaking when the cruise passed through the river. The cruise lasted about an hour and half. The food was forgettable but the experience of the cruise on the Danube river was exceptional!

8 March 2012


All along the Danube is breath taking. A dinner cruise is well worth it! We went on the dinner with live music cruise at 1900hrs. It was 10400 Ft (around $50 for adults). Food was fantastic, music was great, and the sights amazing after nightfall!

Visited October 2012


This was excellent seeing all the sights along the Danube lit up. We only had drinks so can't comment on the meal but was worth it just for the trip.

Reviewed by jackie m, April 2013


Related information

Dinner & Cruise dates

Every day! Even on 24th December (click!) !

Except on 20th August
and on 31st December!

Dinner & Cruise prices

Type With Dinner Without dinner
Adult / Student

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