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2 hrs
Meals included

Spend a magical Christmas or New Year’s Eve enjoying a multi-course traditional Hungarian dinner accompanied by live music and folklore. Cruise down the Danube to see the mesmerizing Buda and Pest sides gleaming with holiday decorations reflected in the velvety water.


  • Sail across the Danube River in a luxurious cruise ship on Christmas or New Year’s Eve, passing by the iconic landmarks of Buda and Pest covered in festive decorations.

  • See Budapest in new lights, literally, as you indulge in a traditional Hungarian dinner consisting of five courses and deliciously refreshing drinks.

  • Get into the festive spirit with live entertainment offered by the Rajkó Folk Ensemble and Orchestra, who will give out folklore and music performances on board.

  • Choose to celebrate other Christmas or New Year's Eve on this dinner cruise.

  • Fun Fact: Hungarian Christmas Eve is called Szent-Este, and while people around the world are visited by Santa Claus, Hungarians believe it is Saint Nicholas (or Mikulás) who brings sweets and chocolates for kids on this day.

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  • 5-course dinner

  • Drinks

  • Live entertainment

  • Roundtrip cruise

  • Option to cruise on Christmas or New Year’s Eve


  • Guide

  • Spirits

  • Hotel transfers

cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

your experience

Luxury meets festivity this Christmas and New Year as you set sail on the beautiful Danube River, joining Buda and Pest. Immerse yourself in the Hungarian-style Christmas and New Year's Eve celebrations, on board the comfortable boat.

Enjoy a delicious tea, including wine, draught beer, soft drinks, tea, coffee, mulled wine, punch, non-alcoholic punch, the Hungarian spirit called pálinka, etc. The five-course traditional Hungarian holiday dinner includes a beautiful selection of salads, soups, baked delicacies, and succulent desserts. All courses have vegetarian and non-vegetarian selections.

On Christmas, the cruise is adorned with twinkling lights and festive decorations, providing the perfect setting for a special holiday outing. Ring in the New Year on board as you sail under the illuminated bridges of Budapest admiring the spectacular fireworks display over the river.

The celebrations only reach new heights with the fantastic live entertainment on board. The world-renowned band, Rajkó Folk Ensemble, and Orchestra will perform their very best folklore and music shows for you. The combination of traditional Hungarian performance and the Pearl of the Danube glittering with Christmas decorations can only be improved by sharing it with family or loved ones.

know before you go

Important Information

The weather gets very cold, and you can expect a light snowfall by Christmas, so make sure you consider this while dressing up.


7pm onwards.

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the boarding point.

  • Please arrive at the boarding point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Boarding Point

  • Board your cruise at Gróf Széchenyi Ship.

  • Address: Akadémia 2 ponton, Budapest, Id. Antall József rkp., 1051 Hungary.

Get Directions to the Boarding Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Széchenyi István tér. It is a quick 3-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses 16, 105, 178, 216, 916, and 990 to get you there.

By Tram

  • The closest tram stop is Széchenyi István tér. It is a quick 1-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board trams 2, 2B, and 2M to get you there.

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