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Folklore Performance with Dinner and Cruise

 

What is truly experiencing a country? Being there and trying out as many things as you are able to of course, however there’s an extra to all that, and that is when you feel like you’re a local; Local music and local gastronomy together is a combination like no other!

After each Folklore Performance we organize a 1,5 hour long Dinner & Cruise down the Danube at 22:00. The city itself has various faces, that much is easy to recognize if you take a look at the river panorama at daytime and nighttime as well, as the sun sets and life takes a slower pace, a new city awakens, different in atmosphere, different in colour and of course the sights are completely different. Luckily both sides of the capital have most of their amazing tourist attractions right beside the river, and our program aims to bring these sights in their most beautiful luminous presence closer to you during a complete round trip on the mighty Danube.

Our ships are air conditioned or heated depending on the what the current weather requires, and we have both open and closed areas on the ships; the night panorama is most pleasant from the open upper decks! The program includes the open buffet dinner with most of the traditional Hungarian specialties, so it is a great opportunity to try out as much as you can! May you not feel ‘hungry in Hungary’ you can choose to take part on our cruise with a couple of drinks included in the price.

VIP CategoryCategory I.Category II.Category III.
Folklore + Cruise with drinks onlyFolklore + Cruise with drinks onlyFolklore + Cruise with drinks onlyFolklore + Cruise with drinks only
€99Adult
€51
Adult
€48
Adult
€39
Student
€49
Student
€45
Student
€37
Folklore + Cruise with dinnerFolklore + Cruise with dinnerFolklore + Cruise with  dinnerFolklore + Cruise with dinner
€123Adult
€75
Adult
€72
Adult
€63
Student
€73
Student
€69
Student
61

You can book the package only with Drink & Cruise, which includes 2 drinks on the 1,5-hour ship cruise for performance/concert + 16 EUR per person. Please check it in the reservation below!

We have 4 different price categories for the Folklore Show+ Dinner & Cruise, these categories are depending on the location of the seats in the theater.
Assigned seating. You will be assigned the best seats available in the chosen category at the time of purchase.

VIP category:

The service includes: Private transfer, best seats in the theater, private host to attend to you before the concert and in the intermission, small guided tour of the venue in English language, a professional photo, hungarian souvenir, and a glass of champagne
Pick up time is 6:30 pm

The performances are the mediators between the tradition of the nation and the guests; an opportunity to bring the Hungarian virtuose, the heritage and the love of art closer to visitors in 90 minutes.

The performers are the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble (since 1951), the Danube Folk Ensemble (since 1957) and the Rajkó Folk Ensemble and Orschestra (since 1952), the three with the longest tradition. Through the performed dances the viewers gain broad insight into hungaran dance and music heritage with authentic costumes, also covering the traditions of former parts of the country.

In the Danube Palace:
February: 25.
March: 4, 11, 18, 25.
April: 1, 8, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 28, 29.
May: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31.
June: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30.
July: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31.
August: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31.
September: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29.
October: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31.
November: 4, 11, 18, 25.
December: 2, 9, 16, 23, 26, 28, 29.

  • 19:30: Arrival at the venue (The Danube Palace or the Budai Vigado)
  • 19:45: Hostesses escort you to your seats in the theater
  • 20:00: The first part of the performance begins
  • 20:45: Intermission – you can have a drink at the bar, DVDs of the performing group will be available for purchase from our staff, as well as Hungarian souvenirs.
  • 21:00: The second part of the performance begins
  • 21:45: The end of the performance, hostesses will escort you to the ship.
  • 22:00: Boarding and departure – You will be offered a welcome drink upon boarding. The buffet dinner will be served when everyone boards the ship.
  • After dinner, feel free to go out into the open deck to take photos or just enjoy the nighttime panorama.The salon music is performed by 3 members of the Zoltán Kodály Awarded Rajkó Folk Orchestra, including the world-famous violinist Zsigmond Vidák who was awarded the Bronze Merit Cross of the Hungarian Republic.
  • 23:20: Hostesses will be happy to call taxis for you on request. The car can be waiting for you to take you back to your hotel when you unboard.

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

Our chauffeur will take you directly to the concert hall, after the concert we’ll take you back to your accommodation.

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

(check in from 19:00 o’clock – at the reception for the pick-up)

Cold entries

  • Spiced cottage cheese cream and traditional greaves cream

Soups

  • Alföld style goulash with small dumplings
  • From autumn to spring: Vegetable cream soup
  • Summer time: Cold fruit 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
  • Dumplings

Salads

  • Fresh seasonal salads with dressings
  • Italian pasta salad
  • Caesar’s salad
  • Sweet corn salad with mayonnaise
  • Season fruit basket

Desserts

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

Drinks

  • 1 Welcome drink, 1 glass of wine (or juice) and 1 bottle of mineral water
  • Meeting time is 19:30 at the selected venue

Danube Palace

Budai Vigado