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Celebrate Christmas Eve in Budapest with a magical cruise on this 2-hour evening journey along the Danube River. Enjoy a 3-course buffet dinner, and soak up the Christmastime romance of this historical city as you glide past beautifully illuminated sights such as Parliament House, Chain Bridge, Gellért Hill and the cobbled Castle District. Sip on complimentary drinks including Champagne, wine and beer, and enjoy live music played by musicians from the Hungária Folk Orchestra, all in a wonderfully festive atmosphere.

Description:
Make your own way to the Danube Palace in central Budapest according to whether you've chosen a 6pm or 9pm cruise. Meet your friendly host and walk to your boat moored nearby for your cruise on the Danube River.

Settle in the cozy cabin, complete with festive decorations, and enjoy the river views as you sip on a complimentary glass of Champagne. Then, as your boat sets off, absorb the candlelit atmosphere and gaze at Budapest’s glittering skyline as it slips by.

Your cruise includes a delicious 3-course buffet dinner of typical Hungarian dishes. As you sail, savor the tempting selections and enjoy the scenery through the picture windows. Please see the Itinerary for a sample menu.

Watch for the city’s famous riverside sights, many of them awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 1987. All are beautifully floodlit on winter evenings, making Budapest look especially romantic at this magical time of year. Admire the monument-packed Castle District, home to Buda Castle, and glide past rocky Gellért Hill with its illuminated Liberty Statue, as well as other landmarks. Your boat will also sail past magnificent Parliament House and under the monumental Chain Bridge, both sparkling with lights.

Move on from your Champagne to an included glass of wine, beer or soft drink. As you relax, a group of musicians from the Hungária Folk Orchestra will strike up and fill the boat with traditional folk songs, adding to the festive cheer. After dinner, perhaps head for the open upper deck to take in the sights in the open-air and enjoy additional drinks from the on-board bar (own expense).

After about two hours, relish the Christmastime city from the water one last time as your boat returns to its starting point, where your cruise ends.

Highlights:
  • See the sights illuminated at night
  • Buffet dinner included
  • Enjoy a romantic night including dinner
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Excellent value for money
  • Free drinks included

Location: Budapest, Hungary

Duration: 2 hours

Voucher Redembtion: A paper voucher is required for this attraction/activity. You must print and bring your printed voucher with you on the day of the activity, as required by our local provider. 
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Additional Information


    Operates: Christmas Eve

    Departure Point:

    Danube Palace- Duna Palota- 1051 Zrínyi street 5.

    All new fast & easy entrance! Check in with your prepaid voucher at any time of your stay but at least 30 minutes before the departure time to make your entry to the program as quick and smooth as possible. Right after the voucher exchange our host/hostess will accompany you to the cruise ship. (5 minute long easy walk)

    Departure Time: Meet your host 30 minutes before your cruise

    Itinerary:
    Sample Menu:

    Buffet:
    • Spiced cottage cheese and traditional goose greaves (goose fat) cream
    • Goulash with dumplings
    • Cream of vegetable soup
    • Stuffed cabbage rolls
    • Roasted chicken breast marinated with basil and served with cheese sauce
    • Spicy pork ribs marinated with thyme and served with mustard sauce
    • Traditional paprika-seasoned chicken
    • Roasted sea fish served with chardonnay sauce
    • Grilled polenta with feta cheese
    • Homemade spinach dumplings served with mustard and mushroom sauce
    • Fresh seasonal salad with a selection of dressings
    • Italian pasta salad
    • Caesar salad
    • Hash browns and roasted potatoes
    • Grilled vegetables
    • Steamed jasmine rice with corn
    Dessert:
    • Homemade strudel
    • Trifle-style sponge cake
    • Traditional European dessert and miniature tart platter
    • Seasonal fruit basket
    Please note: all menus subject to change without notice

  • Inclusions:
    • Host
    • 1 glass of Champagne
    • 1 glass of wine, beer or soft drink
    • Live music
    • 3-course buffet dinner with 1/4 liter mineral water (if option selected)

  • Exclusions:
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities (optional)

  • Other Information:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • The salon music is performed by 3 members of the Zoltán Kodály Awarded Hungária Folk Orchestra, including the world-famous violinist and Bronze Merit Cross award winner, Zsigmond Vidák. The performance also features a marvelous 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!


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