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Budapest New Year’s Eve Cruise & Party 2020/21

December 31, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - January 1, 2021 @ 3:00 am

New Year’s Eve Gala Celebration in Duna Palota

Date & Time: 31. December 2020., 18.30

dancers on the stage, an orchestra and 2019 formed from golden balloons in the backgroundVenue: Danube Palace, Zrínyi utca 5., Bp., 1051, district V.

The historic building of the Duna Palota hosts a festive 5-course dinner with

  • selected 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: 175 EUR/prs.

Tickets are available in limited number!

NYE Gala Celebration

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

Quick Links: Program ScheduleWhat’s Included?Dinner MenuOpen BarTickets

festive fireworks over the Danube

The elegant  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 2020.

Cruise with Gourmet Dinner & Open Bar & Music

Price: 179 EUR/person. You can book your place by paying 79 EUR deposit online.

Tickets Are Available in Limited Number!

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 2020., 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 party

  • 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
  • 21:30 – 22:30 or 22.00 – 22.30: spectacular folk performance by the Rajko Folk Ensemble & Orchestra – music and dance showcasing Hungary’s rich traditions and folk heritage.
  • 22.30 – 22.45: Raffle Game, a raffle ticket costs 1 EUR (300 HUF), draw is at midnight.
  • 22:45: The boat takes you on a cruise and guests spend the New Year’s Eve on the Danube, the midnight dinner, lentil soup, debreczener sausage, 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 179 EUR/person – 79 EUR deposit to book, which includes:

Book NYE Cruise

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

Butter seasoned with fresh herbs


people on the Europa ship having dinner,Duck pâté with truffle, homemade cornelian cherry marmalade and chili turnip salad


Pheasant consommé with porcini royale and julienne vegetables

Main course

Beef tenderloin, pink peppercorn, potato and tomato gratin, truffle-scented cauliflower cream and romano beans


Strawberry cheesecake with caramelized wafer

“B” Menu – Poultry Option

Amuse bouche

red chairs around a black clothed round table set for dinnerButter seasoned with fresh herbs


Salmon tartare with trout caviar, horseradish mousse, fennel and beetroot


Creamy lentil soup with dry-cured ham and toasted pine nut

Main course

Supréme of guinea fowl with potato and tomato gratin, truffle-scented cauliflower cream and romano beans


Strawberry cheesecake with caramelized wafer

Vegetarian Menu

Selection of mini cakes on a white plateAmuse bouche

Butter seasoned with fresh herbs


Truffle-scented tofu pâté with vegetables, fresh goat cheese, cucumber and couscous


Creamy Jerusalem artichoke soup with saffron, blanched celery and julienne vegetables

Main course

Beetroot risotto with wild mushrooms, turnips with sage and parmesan-spinach balls


Belgian chocolate and orange soufflé with forest berries

Midnight menu

around a dozen stuffed cabbages with a small bunch of dill in the middle

  • Vegetarian lentil soup,
  • Boiled sausage and Debrecen sausage with pickled horseradish and mustard,
  • Mini stuffed cabbage Transylvanian-style,
  • Assorted fruits on a platter.

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

A true Szilveszter party is doesn’t worth anything without plenty to drink.

a bar tender woman drawing beer in a glassYou 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.

  • 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


  • Törley dry/sweet champagne


  • Dreher
  • Hofbräu
  • 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 2020 in Budapest.

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