Christmas Eve Cruise with Dinner & Music 2019

A festive cruise with 5-course dinner on the Danube on the Eve of Christmas, 24. December 2019.

Prices: full price: 65 EUR, students: 58 EUR.

Payment: with PayPal: from your PayPal balance, or using a Bank Card, Credit Card. (No need to have a PayPal account.) E-ticket sent automatically in e-mail.

Date & Time: 24. December 2019., at 17.30 and at 21.30. Program lasts 2 hours.


Have a wonderful Christmas Eve cruise on the Danube and enjoy a four-course dinner, live music and festive atmosphere.


People in Hungary spend the Eve of 24. December – that kicks off the Christmas and New Year holiday – with their family. Budapest calms down for the next two days:


  • Christmas Day on 25 December,and
  • Boxing Day on 26. December.


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Why Go?


festive dinner table set in red and gold with candles
Set for Dinner on the Christmas Eve Cruise
  • Most restaurants, cafes, shops close in the afternoon on 24. December and stay closed over the next two days.
  • Apart from some winter holiday concerts, there aren’t much things to do in the city on Christmas Eve so a boat excursion with festive dinner by candlelight offers a memorable and romantic program.
  • You can admire these sights and the captivating night city view on this 2-hour-long cruise.
  • After dinner you can also enjoy the panorama from the open upper deck of the ship and snap photos to take home with you.
  • Price is affordable and includes the 2-hour river tour, the warm buffet dinner of 4 courses with 2 drinks: a glass of Hungarian wine – you can swap it for a non-alcoholic drink –  and a glass of mineral water (0.33 liter), authentic gypsy music by the renowned Hungaria Folk Orchestra.


Program Details


Date & Time



There will be two cruises on Christmas Eve 2019, both with the same menu, itinerary and program:


  • at 17.30 – 19.30 , and
  • at 21.30 – 23.30


Meeting Place & Time


We ask you to come to the hall of Duna Palota, in Zrínyi Street at No.5. The pale-yellow building is next to the Four Seasons Hotel in a street leading straight to St. Stephen’s Basilica in district V.


Meeting time:


  • 17.00 for the program starting at 17.30 and
  • 21. 00 for the cruise starting at 21.30


Dress Code


No special dress code is required. Guests usually are dressed casually elegant.




  • Full price: 65 EUR/person
  • Students: 58 EUR/person.


How to Book?


The simplest, quickest and safe way is to book your place online. You can pay through Paypal: either from your balance or using a bank card/credit card.


After payment you’ll automatically receive an E-Ticket/voucher and all the instructions and details in e-mail. No need to queue for tickets just print and bring your ticket with you to the meeting point!


TIP: See also our Things to Do Recommendations fro 24. December/Christmas Eve!


Menu of the Festive Christmas Eve Dinner


Cold entries


Spiced cottage cheese cream and traditional greaves cream




Alföld style goulash with small dumplings
Vegetable cream 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 & Vegetarian


Grilled polenta with feta cheese
Homemade dumplings with spinach and mustard-
mushroom sauce
Grilled vegetables
Steamed jasmin rice with corn
Hash-brown potatoes
Steak potatoes




Fresh seasonal salads with dressings
Italian pasta salad
Caesar’s salad
Sweet corn salad with mayonnaise




Home-made strudel
Somló style sponge cake
Dessert variations
Season fruit basket
Mini tarts




1 Glass of wine (or juice) and 1 bottle of mineral water


TIP: Check out also our festive Cruise with Dinner and Music on Christmas Day/Boxing Day, 25-26. December 2019.


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