Folk Show and Danube Cruise

Enjoy two Budapest programs for less!

A 90-minute folk dance show starting at 20.00 + cruise with buffet dinner starting at 22.00

Prices: full prices. 66 – 79 EUR/person (depending on seat category on the folk performance, see description below). Choose ticket type in the Prices * field!

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.


Combine two programs for a memorable evening in Budapest and to save some money!


Quick Links: 1st Program: Folk Show2nd Program: Cruise & DinnerDinner MenuPricesDates


1. Program: Folk Performance


Traditional Hungarian Folk Dances & Music introducing the folk heritage and history of the country.


The performances start at 20.00 and finish at 21.45. There is 15 minute intermission between the 45 minute parts.


Dates in 2020


  • February: 29
  • March: 07, 14, 21, 28
  • April: 04, 10, 11, 12, 13, 18, 25
  • May: 01, 03, 04, 06, 08, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31
  • June: 01, 03, 05, 07, 08, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22, 24, 26, 28, 29
  • July: 01, 03, 05, 06, 08, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29
  • August: 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24, 26, 28, 30, 31
  • September: 02, 04, 06, 07, 09, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30
  • October: 02, 04, 05, 07, 09, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 23, 25, 26, 30,
  • November: 01, 07, 14, 21, 28
  • December: 05, 12, 19, 26, 28, 29
  • 2021 January: 02



Tickets in 3 Categories + VIP


color-coded seat map in Danube Palace's thetare hall
Click to enlarge the seat map!

Tickets are available in 3 seat categories (see the seat map) + a VIP category. See prices below.


Assigned seating. You will be assigned the best seats –  in the category you’ve chosen  – available at the time of purchase.




Duna Palota/Danube Palace in the city centre close to the Basilica,

Address: Budapest, Zrínyi utca 5., 1051


First view a fantastic folk dance performance by the most talented Hungarian dance groups:

  • The Hungaria State Folk Ensemble
  • the Danube Folk Ensemble, and the
  • Hungaria Folk Ensemble & Orchestra


Folk dance and music is an essential part of Hungary’s rich cultural heritage and locals keep alive the traditions in dance houses and performances on major festivals.


You can experience the magic of folk dance and music on this 90-minute performance: 2 x 45 minute parts with a 10-minute break in between.


The 3 ensembles include 20-30 dancers who are dressed in colourful folk costumes during the show.

The folk performance ends at 21.30.


You’ll be escorted to the pier where you board the cruise ship to take you on a wonderful night river tour with dinner and drinks.


The walk from the Duna Palota to the pier takes only a 5- 6 minutes. The boat always waits for guests coming from the performance.


2. Program: Night Cruise with Dinner on the Danube


Cruise starts: at 22.00


a middle-aged couple is being photograhhed standing on the deck of a ship, the illuminated Parliament in the backgroundThe 1,5-half hour river excursion will show you the true beauty of the city, bathed in lights.

You’ll see the famous landmarks on the two riverbanks as well as the bridges.


Dinner Menu


A tasty 4-course dinner by candlelight will be served buffet style that includes:


  • various salads in white oval bowlsappetizers (spreads with bread)
  • soup (goulash with csipetke, vegetable soup)
  • main course of 5 choices (stuffed cabbage, chicken paprikash, roasted chicken breast with cheese sauce, pork rib seasoned with thyme, roasted sea fish fillet in white wine sauce)
  • vegetarian dishes & garnishes: grilled polenta with feta cheese, steamed and grilled veggies, dumplings with spinach, hash browns, steak potatoes
  • salads
  • desserts: strudel selection, sponge cake Somló style (sponge cake layered with custard sauce, rum-soaked raisins, ground walnut, chocolate sauce, topped with whipped cream) mini tarts, shot glass desserts

After dinner you can walk up to the upper deck and take some awesome photos! The ship returns to the pier from where it departed by cc. 23.30.


Prices: Performance + Cruise with Dinner


Assigned seating. You will be assigned the best seats –  in the category you’ve chosen  – available at the time of purchase.


Please note that on 16. August the program will be held in the grand ball room of the Danube Palace and only 1st category tickets are available on this day. Please book your ticket accordingly!


Full Prices

  • 1. category + Dinner & Cruise: 79 EUR
  • 2. category + Dinner & Cruise: 75 EUR
  • 3. category + Dinner & Cruise: 66 EUR
  • VIP ticket: 127 EUR


Student Prices

  • 1. category + Dinner & Cruise: 76 EUR
  • 2. category + Dinner & Cruise: 73 EUR
  • 3. category + Dinner & Cruise: 64 EUR


Prices with Taxi Transfer From and Back to Your Hotel


You can book a taxi transfer to the performance and back to your hotel after the cruise for plus 14 EUR.


VIP includes (Pick-up Time: 18.30):


  • Private transfer,
  • Best seats in the theater,
  • Private host to attend to you before the concert and in the intermission,
  • A guided tour of the venue in English language,
  • A professional photo,
  • Hungarian souvenir, and
  • A glass of sparkling wine.


Note: If you book the program with taxi Pick-Up Drop Off please be at your hotel’s reception 30-40 minutes before the concert starts.




With Paypal: from your PayPal balance, or using a Bank Card, Credit Card. No need to create a PayPal account!


After payment you automatically receive your E-Ticket.

Please present it in print form or on your mobile/tablet to our staff at the meeting place, the Danube Palace.


Note: Tickets with cruise & drinks (no dinner) with or without taxi pick-up drop off are also available (see the Prices* field above when byuing the ticket)


TIP: You can of course book the Night Cruise with Dinner (departs every day at 22.00) and the Folklore Performance separately if it suits you better.


Folk Performance + Bath Entry (Gellért, Széchenyi)


view of the outdoor pools and the yellow bath building through an arcade
Széchenyi Spa

You can also book the Folk Performance with a Gellért or Széchenyi Bath Ticket.


You can choose any date for the bath entry.


The E-Ticket lets you get in the baths without queuing, through our Special Help Desk between 09.00 – 18.00.

The two baths are open every day all year.

Folk + Bath Ticket


Folk Show + Parliament Tour


Visit the city’s best known attraction, the Parliament building, on a 1-hour guided tour, then head for the Danube Palace in the evening to enjoy the fantastic 1,5-hour folklore program!


Buy your combined ticket in advance!


Parliament & Folk Show Ticket


TIP: See also the Sunset Cruise with Cocktails program where you can sip lovely cocktails while viewing the setting sun over the city. A perfect time to take amazing photos!


Related pages: Danube CruisesMore Sightseeing ProgramsConcerts in Duna Palota/Budai VigadóCultural Venues and Programs


Terms and Conditions

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