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Look into the history of Hungary through music during this 3-hour VIP concert experience in Budapest. Depending on your selected date, enjoy the best seats to a live concert at either Danube Palace of Pesti Vigado featuring the Danube Symphony Orchestra and voices from the Budapest Operetta Theatre. The repertoire will cover music styles including operetta, gypsy music and Hungarian classical music, and the concert will begin after a 20- to 30-minute guided tour of the venue. As a VIP guest, sip on a glass of included champagne, take home a professional photo of you inside the theater and receive hotel pickup and drop-off. Upgrade your evening to include an optional 90-minute dinner cruise on the Danube following the concert.

The tour will start from your accommodation in Budapest at 6:30pm, where you will meet with your host, board your vehicle and head straight to the famous concert hall. Upon arrival, enjoy a 20- to 30-minute guided tour provided by a local host. Listen to the guide provide an overview of the history of the Danube Palace or Pesti Vigadó. During the guiding you will get to know the legends and fascinating secrets of the building while you hear the rich history of the palace. After the small-group tour, your host will show your VIP seats in the theater hall.

How does Strauss or Liszt sound for symphonic orchestra and cimbalom (hammered dulcimer)? With a repertoire covering musical styles such as operetta, gypsy music and Hungarian-related classical music, the Danube Symphony Orchestra leads the grandiose Budapest Gala Concert, in cooperation with professional ballet dancers serving as confirmation to the fact that music and dance is inseparable. The performance will begin at 8pm and will include operetta songs performed by soloists of the world-famous Budapest Operetta Theatre. In addition, there will be a rare opportunity to hear some unique elements in the program including traditional Hungarian folk instruments, the cimbalom and Hungarian folk song adaptations performed by authentic gypsy band.

Sample Concert Programs:
Hector Berlioz: Rákóczi March - Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dances No. 5. (with cimbalom solo) - Béla Bartók: Roumanian Folk Dances - Jules Massenet: Thais - Meditation (Kiss Zoltán) - Ferenc Erkel: Palotás – from the Opera Hunyadi László - Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2. (with cimbalom solo) - Emmerich Kálmán:The CzardasQueen – „Dasist die Liebe” - A Csitári Hegyek Alatt (Gypsy Band) - Emmerich Kalman: The Devil-rider– Palotás (Ballet Ensemble)

As a VIP guest enjoy a champagne during the intermission. You will receive professional photo of you in the theater, and a Hungarian souvenir.

Combine your gala concert experience with a breathtaking evening cruise for a truly unforgettable Hungarian night out. If you choose to upgrade your evening at booking, you'll be escorted to the pier after the concert by your host/hostess. Once aboard, witness the breathtaking panorama of Budapest's skyline in a 90-minute cruise. The buffet dinner includes Hungarian and international specialties, a welcome drink and an optional included beverage. Enjoy the live music provided by the Rajkó Folk Ensemble while sailing.

After the show or upon return to the pier, you'll receive transfer service back to your hotel at around 10pm or 12am (if dinner cruise option selected).

2017 Performances Dates at Danube Palace: January 1; May 6, 13, 20; June 17; July 1, 22; Aug 5, 12; Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28; Dec 25, 27, 30
2017 Performance Dates at Pesti Vigado: June 3, 10, 24; July 8, 15; Aug 19, 26

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Small-group tour
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible

Location: Budapest, Hungary

Duration: 3 to 5 hrs

Voucher Redembtion: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. 

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    Operates: Select Saturdays (May - October)
    Select Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays (December 24-30)

    Departure Point:
    Hotel in Budapest

    Departure Time: Tour starts: 7pm
    Pick up is around 6:30pm

    Hotel Pickup Available: Yes

    Return Details:
    Returns to original departure point

    Sample Concert Program:

    • Hector Berlioz: "Rákóczi March"
    • Johannes Brahms: "Hungarian Dances No. 5" (with cimbalom solo)
    • Béla Bartók: Roumanian Folk Dances
    • Jules Massenet: "Thais - Meditation" (Kiss Zoltán)
    • Ferenc Erkel: Palotás from the Opera Hunyadi László
    • Franz Liszt: "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2" (with cimbalom solo)
    • Emmerich Kálmán: "The Czardas Queen" – “Dasist die Liebe” 
    • A Csitári Hegyek Alatt (Gypsy Band)
    • Emmerich Kalman: "The Devil Rider" — Palotás (Orchestra, Ballet Ensemble)

    2017 Concert Venues and Dates:
    • Dates at Danube Palace: January 1, May 6, 13, 20; June 17; July 1, 22; Aug 5, 12; Sept 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28; Dec 25, 27, 30
    • Dates at Pesti Vigado: June 3, 10, 24; July 8, 15; Aug 19, 26

  • Inclusions:
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Budapest VIP gala concert ticket (best seats)
    • Glass of Champagne
    • Local guide
    • Photo
    • Hungarian souvenir
    • if plus DRINK cruise selected: 1 glass of Sparkling wine, 1 glass of wine, beer or soft drink
    • if plus DINNER cruise selected: 3-course buffet dinner, 1 glass of Sparkling wine, 1/4 liter mineral water,  1 glass of wine, beer or soft drink,

  • Exclusions:
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Dinner cruise
    • Gratuities (optional)

  • Other Information:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Casual dress code
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • Photos allowed in theater without flash
    • Wheelchair accessible

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