Celebrate New Year’s Day in true Hungarian musical style at a concert by the Danube Symphony Orchestra featuring the Hungarian cimbalom. Head into the ornate auditorium of the Danube Palace theater and lose yourself in popular classical melodies interpreted and enriched by the shimmering chords of the cimbalom — a traditional, stringed Hungarian folk instrument. The sounds of the cimbalom with music by Mozart, Brahms and other composers make it a truly special occasion. Upgrade to include a 1.5-hour Danube dinner cruise for the ultimate New Year’s Day experience.Description
Make your own way to the Danube Palace in central Budapest and take your seat in the beautiful neo-Baroque theater for your New Year’s Day evening concert.
Welcome the musicians of the Danube Symphony Orchestra on stage and lose yourself in classical melodies by Mozart, Strauss and other famous composers. The music is lent extra resonance by the Hungarian cimbalom, a stringed musical sound box beloved by Hungarian folk musicians. Played by striking two soft mallets on the strings, the cimbalom was first used by Middle Eastern nomads before being adopted by Hungarian gypsies and becoming central to Hungary’s folk music.
The cimbalom’s shimmering chords add texture to the music, creating a distinctive sound rarely heard outside Eastern Europe. What’s more, the musical program is specially compiled just for this New Year’s concert — making it truly special.
When the hour-long concert ends, leave the theater and head back to your hotel. Alternatively, if you’ve upgraded to enjoy the Danube River cruise, join your nearby cruise boat. Relax in the candlelit atmosphere as you glide past Budapest’s most distinctive landmarks, including the Buda Castle District, Mount Gellert and Chain Bridge, all spectacularly illuminated. Enjoy a glass of Sparkling wine, wine, beer, water or a soft drink and savor a hot buffet of Hungarian dishes as you sail. See the Itinerary
for a sample menu. As you eat, enjoy live music from members of the Rajkó Folk Orchestra, a lovely added touch to your evening.
After around 1.5 hours, your concert-and-cruise experience ends when you ship returns to its original start point.Highlights
- Buffet dinner included
- Likely to Sell Out
- See the sights illuminated at night
- Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
: Budapest, HungaryDuration
: 2 hours 30 minutes Voucher Redembtion
: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.