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Dinner and Cruise

Dinner and Cruise with live music in Budapest

The Panorama of Budapest is not only an unforgettable experience, but an illustration of the capital's history. The banks - added to the World Heritage List of UNESCO - offer one of the world's most outstandingly beautiful urban cityscapes. The site, insribed in 1987, streches from the Chain Bridge to the Technical University on the Buda side; an area containing the Gellért Baths, the Gellért Hill with the Statue of Liberty and the Citadel, furthermore the building ensemble of the Buda Castle.

The vibrant city of Budapest has various faces. At night it calms down, the lights are lit, and a new city awakens after sunset. We created this program for those, who would like to enjoy the wonderful view of the city swimming in lights, accompanied by a real candlelight atmosphere with a romantic dinner and live music. The delicious meals on our boats, are prepared by Chef Molnárka Péter.

The salon music is performed by members of the Zoltán Kodály Awarded Rajkó Folk Orchestra. The performance also features a marvellous original Hungarian instrument, the famous “cimbalom”. The combination of string instruments and the cimbalom provides a uniquely Hungarian, unforgettable harmony and an outstanding atmosphere on-board.

Wish to hear your favourite popular song in a whole new adaptation?

During the performance, guests will have a chance to ask for their favourite songs from the artists to play.

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Our program takes you on a 2-hour-long cruise on one of our air-conditioned/heated  ships, on which you will also have the best view of the panorama from the upper deck of the ship.
Our 'Dinner & Cruise with Live Music' program is also available without dinner, if you book a cruise with drinks only. Enjoy the magnificient night sights over a glass of champagne and another glass of soft drink, wine or beer!

We are now offering pick-up and drop-off services for our evening cruises!

Our chauffeur will take you directly to the ship so you don't have to go the meeting point, after the cruise we'll take you back to your accommodation.

We kindly ask you, to check in at your receptionist one hour prior to you cruise start, to help us find you!

(check in at 18:00 o'clock - at the reception for the pick-up)

In case of booking tickets with pick up please add your Hotel name and Cell number in the Comment field during checkout process.


Ticket prices

with dinner

Adult: 54 EUR
Adult with pick-up drop off service: 68 EUR

Student: 50 EUR
Student with pick-up drop off service: 64 EUR

without dinner

Adult: 21 EUR
Adult with pick-up drop off service: 35 EUR

Student: 19 EUR
Student with pick-up drop off service: 33 EUR


Cold entries
Spiced cottage cheese cream and traditional greaves cream

Alföld style goulash with small dumplings
Vegetable cream 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
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

Open date Gift Voucher

Gift something unforgettable!

Surprise your loved ones with the splendid 'Open Date Gift Voucher' for one wonderful night, by purchasing a ticket for them to use whenever they prefer to!

We ask you kindly to contact us a few days before the chosen date so we can ensure their attendance.


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




Reviewed on August 30th, 2016.

"My husband and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary today. The dinner and cruise will stay in our memories for ever. It was a perfect evening. We couldn't fault it in any way. The boat was spotlessly clean including the toilet. White tablecloths and shiny cutlery. Great views from the Windows. The boat wasn't at all over crowded. A great variety of food and of good quality. We enjoyed the live music. We would highly recommend this cruise."

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


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Except on 20th August
and on 31st December!

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