Christmas Eve Cruise with Dinner & Music 2020

A festive cruise with 5-course dinner on the Danube on the Eve of Christmas, 24. December 2020.

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 2020., 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 2020, 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 for 24. December/Christmas Eve!


Menu of the Festive Christmas Eve Dinner


Cold entries


Spiced cottage cheese cream and traditional greaves cream




goulash in a round white soup plate

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


chicken paprika stew on a round white plate
Chicken paprikasch

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




Cherry strudel, apple strudel on a wooden board

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 2020.


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