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Budapest New Year’s Eve Cruise & Party 2018/19

December 31, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - January 1, 2019 @ 1:00 am

Spend the last evening of the year on a romantic New Year’s Eve Party in Budapest.

festive fireworks over the Danube

The elegant Európa ship on the Danube will host this upscale party that will take you on a night cruise on the river, where you can:

  • admire the wonderful view of illuminated Budapest,
  • enjoy a fine 5-course served dinner with 3 menu options (red meat, poultry and vegetarian),
  • sip delightful local wines, champagne or other drink (unlimited consumption from the open bar),
  • second dinner at midnight as traditional in Hungary (stuffed cabbage, lentil soup, Debreczeni sausage, fruit plate)
  • and have a fantastic time on the last evening of 2018.

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Cruise with Gourmet Dinner & Open Bar & Music

Price: 175 EUR/person. You can book your place by paying 70 EUR deposit online.

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with Unlimited Drink Consumption

a round table elegantly set with black cloth, silverware and candels on the Europa ship
The boat set for the Party Dinner
  • full open bar (short drinks, beer, wine, champagne, mineral water, soft drinks, coffee, tea),
  • a spectacular music and dance show during dinner
  • live party music make this New Year’s Eve Party one of the most exciting end-of-year programs in Budapest.

Note: If you paid the deposit during the reservation, you must go to the organiser’s office in Danube Palace (Zrínyi utca 5., district V., near the Basilica) to pay the rest at least 24 hours before the event.

Please note that in the office and on the ship you can pay only in cash.

Details of the New Year’s Eve Cruise in Budapest

Date: 31st December 2018., at 20.00

Venue: Cruise ships on the Danube (check your E-ticket for exact meeting point)

  • The Europa ship elegantly set for the New Year's Eve partyBoarding: from 19.00 till 20.30 (jazz music in the background)
  • Boarding/Meeting Point: Please check your E-ticket/Voucher you received automatically after booking for the exact boarding location!

    Telephone Numbers of our Main Office:

    • +36 1 317 2754
    • +36 1 317 1377
    • +36 30 698 2325
  • 19:00 – 19:30: Boarding the ship, Welcome drink at arrival
  • 22:00 – 22:30 or 22.30 – 23.00: spectacular folk performance by the Rajko Folk Ensemble & Orchestra – music and dance showcasing Hungary’s rich traditions and folk heritage.
  • 22.00 – 22.45: Raffle Game, a raffle ticket costs 1 EUR (300 HUF), draw is at midnight.
  • 23:45 – 00:45: The boat takes you on a cruise and guests spend the New Year’s Eve on the Danube, the midnight dinner, lentil soup, traditional stuffed cabbage and fruits, is served on buffet table.
  • From 00:55: Party until dawn with DJ (for the rest of the evening the boats are staying at the ports)
  • From 01:00: Transfer back to your accommodation.

You can have drinks (wine, champagne, beer, mineral water, soft drinks, coffee, tea) from the open bar throughout the whole program.

The transfer buses will leave once in every hour starting from 01:00 AM, and our guides will help you to find your bus(e.g.: If you would like to leave to your hotel with the 1 o’clock transfer, then you need to be ready at 00:45)

Price of the New Year’s Eve Party on the Danube is 175 EUR/person – 70 EUR deposit to book, which includes:

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Included Are:

  • people partying on the New Years Eve cruise ship, gxpsy orchestra playing musicunlimited drink consumption (short drinks, beer, wine, champagne, mineral water, soft drinks, coffee, tea) during the party
  • the 5-course gourmet dinner,
  • midnight dinner (traditional Hungarian stuffed cabbage, Debreczeni sausage and lentil soup),
  • the programs listed above,
  • warm 5-course meal served at your table
  • 1 – 1,5 hr sightseeing cruise, twice during the night,

Menu of the Festive New Year’s Eve Dinner

You’ll be welcomed with a glass of drink on arrival on the ship. A five-course dinner (ample portions for both non-vegetarians and vegetarians) offers fine Hungarian and international dishes.

Traditional lentil soup, stuffed cabbage, Debreceni sausage with horseradish and mustard, fruits and champagne will be served at midnight.

“A” Menu for Red Meat Lovers

Amuse bouche

Smoked trout spread with fennel and orange caviar

Appetizer

people on the Europa ship having dinner, Happy New 2016 displayed on a monitorVeal terrine with duck liver, Cognac-flavoured jelly-mignon, marinated and smoked quail egg, beetroot tartare enhanced with wasabi and parsnip cream

Soup

Truffle-scented cream of potato soup with three kinds of potatoes, smoked venison ham, coriander and coconut milk

Main course

Whole roasted beef tenderloin steak served with piglet belly steamed in sparkling wine, sage-seasoned Jerusalem artichoke royal, bok choy and pickled carrots

Dessert

Curd cheesecake with orange, chocolate, blueberries and sabayon

“B” Menu – Poultry Option

Amuse bouche

red chairs around a black clothed round table set for dinnerSmoked trout spread with fennel and orange caviar

Appetizer

Veal terrine with duck liver, Cognac-flavoured jelly-mignon, marinated and smoked quail egg, beetroot tartare enhanced with wasabi and parsnip cream

Soup

Fairy ring mushroom consommé with thinly sliced eye of round, crunchy pumpkin and blanched celery

Main course

Pullet breast stuffed with coriander and dried ham served with truffle crumbles, sage-seasoned Jerusalem artichoke royal, bok choy and pickled carrots

Dessert

Curd cheesecake with orange, chocolate, blueberries and sabayon

Vegetarian Menu

cake varietiesAmuse bouche

Smoked eggplant spread with fennel and orange caviar

Appetizer

Goat cheese terrine with pumpkin, Cognac-flavoured jelly-mignon with bay leaves, marinated and smoked quail egg, beetroot tartare enhanced with wasabi and parsnip cream

Soup

Truffle-scented cream of potato soup with three kinds of potatoes, smoked venison ham, coriander and coconut milk

Main course

Lightly smoked tofu gratinated with tender spinach and cheese from Kisasszond, served with sage-seasoned Jerusalem artichoke royal, bok choy and pickled carrots

Dessert

Curd cheesecake with orange, chocolate, blueberries and sabayon

Midnight menu

  • around a dozen stuffed cabbages with a small bunch of dill in the middleLentil soup,
  • Boiled sausage and Debrecen sausage with pickled horseradish and mustar,
  • Mini stuffed cabbage Transylvanian-style,
  • Assorted fruits on a platter.

Open Bar – Wines, Spirits, Non-Alcoholic Drinks, Coffee – Unlimited Consumption

a bar tender woman drawing beer in a glassA true Szilveszter party is doesn’t worth anything without plenty to drink.

You won’t have shortage in drinks at this boat party:

a wide selection of great wines – not cheap, low-quality stuff, but good-value bottles from the best wineries of Hungary, cream liquors, whisky, vodka, Jager, anything you won’t.

No problem if you don’t drink alcohol there will be fruit juices, carbonated soft drinks, mineral water and coffee to enjoy the night.

Wines:
  • Tokaji Furmint Grand Selection
  • Hilltop Premium Selection Merlot
  • Juhász Pincészet Kékfrankos rose
  • Szőke Mátyás Muscat Ottonel
  • Thummerer Tréfli Cuvée
  • Pfneiszl Merlot
  • Jásdi Chardonnay
  • Konyári Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Laposa Olaszrizling
  • Tokaji sweet/dry szamorodni

Champagnes:

  • Törley dry/sweet champagne

Beers:

  • Dreher
  • Hofbräu
Shots/Liqueurs:
  • Dunai hajós pálinka (apricot, pear, apple, plum)
  • Unicum
  • Jägermeister
  • Baileys
  • Whisky (Ballantines, Johnny Walker, Jim Beam)
  • Vodka
  • Tequila
  • Bacardi
  • Gin
  • Brandy Lánchíd

Non-Alcoholic Drinks:

  • Carbonated soft drinks
  • Juices (100% orange, 50% peach, 100% filtered apple)
  • Szentkirály mineral water

Hot Drinks:

  • tea
  • espresso, americano

The Best Value New Year’s Eve Program in the City

The New Year’s Party with Cruise on the Danube, Fine Dinner and Live Music guarantees good food, fun, and warm atmosphere ensuring that you have a wonderful time on the last evening of 2018 in Budapest.

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New Year’s Eve Gala Celebration in Duna Palota

Date & Time: 31. December 2018., 19.00

Venue: Danube Palace, Zrínyi utca 5., Bp., 1051, district V.

Gypsy orchestra concert in the Vgado HallThe historic building of the Duna Palota hosts a festive 5-course dinner with

  • wines, followed by
  • a 2-hour classical concert and dance program, then
  • welcoming the New Year with champagne and
  • more fine meals,
  • party till dawn with open bar.

Prices: 165 EUR/prs.

Tickets are available in limited number!

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Details

Start:
December 31 @ 7:00 pm
End:
January 1, 2019 @ 1:00 am