Budapest Dinner Cruise with Folklore and Operetta Show

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In addition to our enthusiastic band of musicians, folklore dancers dressed in traditional Hungarian costumes guarantee your absolute comfort and diversion.

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8 reviews for Budapest Dinner Cruise with Folklore and Operetta Show

  1. Kane McConnell

    We had a great time. The staff is super friendly and we got a table right up front. They speak Hungarian and English. We were greeted with a glass of champaign followed by a lovely 4-course dinner. I was pleased to have a fish dish and vegetable lasagne as a pescatarian. The entertainment was fun and a tourist’s peek at traditional Hungarian folklore dance. I will love to take the cruise again when we have visitors.

  2. peyton

    the service on the cruise was really nice. and the music, and the dance. i really enjoy my night. this is my best choice ever, ?

  3. Jemma Steedman

    Spent Saturday night on the folklore and dinner cruise with a mate and we had such a good time, food was amazing and we opted for drinks included which was a good idea! The dancers and bragitta the host were amazing and made a very fun and enjoyable eve! Thank you so much!

  4. Marie

    We just had the most amazing night on board the silverline Taltos with a lovely dinner served by Judith. The show was excellent. I loved the music too. I highly recommend this night out. It was a truely beautiful way to end our stay in Budapest .

  5. Joanne Bottrell

    Seeing Budapest by night on this cruise was a highlight of our time here. The meal was very pleasant (although how anyone can eat that much cream in the dessert is beyond me!)
    Entertainment was enjoyable, the violinist was superb! The singing and dancing made it a memorable evening.

  6. Gregory Hart

    I had beautiful moments during my Budapest holiday. This is the most amazing city in Europe, wonderful buildings and friendly people. Before I left the city we spent great a night on Dinner Cruise with Traditional Hungarian Show. It was absolutely entertainment. Dance and sing together,both was wonderful. We learn few steps from the dancers,however I was not good enough, but I enjoyed it with my wife. Thank you for the fun!

  7. Charina Kosma

    Didn’t expect to be that good before arriving at the port. Great night spend on danube River with excellent food ( 4 set menu dishes), great music (Violin) and Folk show.. Highly recommended!!!

  8. G2453OAnicolab

    Beautiful boat on the river. We were served by Laszlo a delightful gentleman that ensured we had marvellous service the whole night. He even asked the kitchen chef to alter the deserts to ensure that my mother who has multiple food allergies could enjoy desert with no worries. The show it’s self was amazing, and then encouraged everyone to join in. Although the cost seems pricey at €88 euros per person, this included a wonderful 4 course dinner and unlimited drinks, of which they show you which drinks are included. I would 100% pay the money to do this show again.

    I felt we benefited from having already had a river cruise where we learnt what the buildings were along the river, as the cruise itself did not tell you any of this, but the entertainment was so good.

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Your ticket includes

  • ~ 3 hour Budapest cruise
  • Candle-lit dinner
  • Drink and dinner based on selected ticket
  • Folklore and Operetta Show
  • Private table
  • Drink package (optional)
  • Window table (optional)

Boarding Time

7.00 pm

Departure Time

7.30 pm

The Tour ends

10.30 pm

Boarding Place
1051 Budapest, Petőfi tér, Dock 11.

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Budapest dinner cruise and folk show

On this Budapest dinner cruise in addition to our enthusiastic band of musicians, folklore dancers dressed in traditional Hungarian costumes guarantee your absolute comfort and diversion. Wine and dine with utter elegance and do not be surprised, that as the evening nears its end, you will start to feel like a local more and more.

Our mission is not only to give you a simple sightseeing programme, but we would like to give you also a life experience, that you can share with your friends after 20 years.

Do not miss this exclusive Budapest dinner cruise and folk show, get on board and savor the moment.

Are you keen for a once-in-a-lifetime dinner in Budapest? A dinner, which is so unique you will tell your children, that the top of the amazing Budapest visit was, when you had the chance to visit the city from the river and had an absolutely amazing view, where you could feel as you would be a part of the mysterious history of this capital?

Join our unique dinner, where you will get all these feelings, in addition to a delicious, 3 or 6 course dinner and great live music with a traditional dance show. Our Folklore Show is waiting for you with an unforgettable experience, with a singer and a violin, with a contrabass, and a cimbalom and with many dancers, who will bring you an unadulterated and authentic Hungarian Folklore atmosphere.

By the way, have you ever heard the sound of a cimbalom? Have you ever listened to music with the sound of a cimbalom? Actually, do you know what a cimbalom is? This stringed instrument is commonly used in the folk music of Central-Eastern Europe. Its trapezoidal wooden body stands on four legs and has metal strings stretched across its table . And how is it played? Usually, the player is sitting in front of the cimbalom and he uses two beaters – more like a „spoon-shaed” wooden hammer, covered with leather- against this metal string.

If you are a music lover, you have to get to know the modern cimbalom that has been invented in Budapest around 1870 and was introduced as an orchestral instrument by Franz Liszt in „Ungarischer Sturmmarsch”.

Our operetta and folklore performance-infused Budapest dinner cruise and folk show is the most popular sightseeing opportunity in the city. Not surprisingly, as our activity offers way more than other sightseeing or dinner services.

We offer:

  • Budapest sightseeing in the sunset
  • romantic, candlelight dinner
  • 3 or 6-course dinner with the main course of choice (meat, fish or vegetarian options)
  • up to par operetta performance with the contribution of excellent vocalists
  • entertaining folklore show with talented dancers

Our Budapest dinner cruise and folk show offers 3 hours of pure entertainment. If you enjoy delicious meals and special, authentic and stirring activities, our folklore and operetta dinner cruise is just perfect for you.

We offer quality pastime: with a single cruise, you can enjoy everything Budapest may offer: breath-taking panorama, a slice of Hungarian culture and traditional Hungarian meals and beverages.



Here is again a short summary from the menu we offer on board. This one includes a wide range of different styles of dishes to fulfill all the requests even if they are vegetarian, or they prefer traditional Hungarian food.

During this 3-hour Budapest dinner cruise, our guests are having the opportunity to adore the attractions of the illuminated Budapest, which is shining every evening in golden lights. Upon arrival, our guests are greeted by our hostesses and served with a selected welcome drink, such as sparkling wine or other soft drinks as a non-alcoholic beverage.

This menu includes a starter as the first course, then a hot soup, that is followed by the main dish. This menu has been created thoughtfully to be able to fulfill any type of needs and wishes. Namely, you will find the perfect dish for you, whether you want to try the Hungarian cuisine or prefer international, classic tastes or meatless, vegetarian meal. Of course, do not be afraid, if you have any type of food intolerance, since our menu includes lactose and gluten-free dishes as well.

As a starter, you have the option to chose a light – almost calorie free- salad, if you prefer to eat something light as the first dish, but if you are an adventurer, you will prefer the tasty, small pastry baskets (Burcheé) with the interesting fillings.

It is the same with the soup, you can continue with a vegetarian potato cream soup, that includes carrot chips and has a smooth taste or you try the Hungarian goulash soup with a little traditional taste.

The soup is followed by the main course, which offers six different types to choose from and includes very exciting flavors. Choose wisely, as you have to like your main course but deffinitely want to try your neighbor’s interesting dish as well. Vegetarian people have the opportunity to pick one of the salads, in turns, meat lovers can try the traditional duck a la Hungary, or the „pörkölt” not even to mention the delicious fish. Prepare yourself, it will be hard to choose.

And finally, the best part of the dinner – at least, if you are a sweet-tooth type- is the Flan cake with the fruit sauce, which will dulcify the rest of the evening for sure.

Drink package

Our Danube cruise has a classic bar with all kind of drinks, to make our guest feel comfortable, in case you select a drink from the drink menu, you pay only for the drink you consume, this it can be wine, beer, shots and cocktails as well, everything you find on our menu.

In case you are a beer type or you prefer to drink the same wine with a soft drink for example, than our drink package is a perfect choice for you. This offer includes unlimited consumption from the following beverages:

Let us start with the alcoholic drinks:

  • our drink package includes different types of selected wines from the Hungarian wine regions, even if you prefer white-, rose- or red wine, you will find the proper wine for yourself.
  • or do you prefer the sparkling type of wine? No problem, we can fulfill your wishes, whether you prefer sweet or dry sparkling wine.
  • Absolutely no problem, if you belong to the group of the beer-type people, as our team will serve you unlimited beer during the whole dinner.

Our drink package includes non-alcoholic beverages as well:

  • You will find different types of soft drinks just like fizzy drinks, fruit juices or simple and sparkling mineral water
  • but do not worry, if you prefer hot tea the whole evening or want to have your cafe right after dinner, the package includes them as well
Alcoholic drinks Alcohol free drinks
Quality Hungarian wines
(From wines of different regions e.g.: Villány, Balatonfüred, Noszvaj)
Sparkling soft drinks
(Sweet and dry)
Mineral water
(sparkling and non-sparkling)
(Staropramen, Borsodi)

About the Hungarian folk music

If we have to summarize the Hungarian folk music, the few words it would be :

Happy, characteristic, dynamic, energetic, colorful, loud, spectacular……….well, basically it cannot be defined in one word, sorry.

This music of the Hungarian culture is very rich in themes and tunes as well, because there is always a reason for Hungarian people to sing about. Even if it is rainy or the day is sunny, they sing. There is a phrase they say about themselves „sírva vigad a magyar”, which is hard to translate, because it sounds like “Hungarians make merry by crying” as a literal translation, but what it wants to say is the following: even they are happy and together with the family on a wedding for example, they sing sad songs…and they are really happy with singing sad songs.

There is a common opinion worldwide (but at least Europe-wide), that Hungarians are one of the most pessimistic nation in the world (at least in Europe). Why is this phenomenon currently so conspicious? People say Hungarians are never satisfied with their current lifestyle, their current situation, so they always – seriously - always find something to complain about.


Traditional dances

Folk dance is the kind of heritage of Hungarian people, that moves the guts of every single person, who listen to the music or is watching the dancers. Hungarian youth bring it back to life again and you find folk dance evenings and festivals more and more often around the country.

As improvisation takes a characteristic place in the Hungarian dances, the dancers have the freedom to follow the music and their mood and ingenuity as well to express themselves. Almost all the Hungarian regions have similar types of dances just like circle dances, couple dances and the most famous ones are the man’s solo dances (these solo man dances are famous and well-known worldwide)

If we want to investigate the rules and the uniforms, we have to say at first sight, that there are no big differences between the dance styles or the dresses in the different regions, but they still can be divided into two layers based on the historical sources. Older style goes back till the Middle Ages and the new style started to take place at the and of the 18th century.

On our folklore and operette dance show you will see dances from the old times and even the new wave will appear, just like the traditional dance, where the women are carrying the wine bottle on their head or the men are dancing with sticks.

On our Budapest dinner cruise and folk show, you will be not only able to discover the traditional Hungarian dance, but our helpful and talented dancers give you the opportunity to learn the basics of it too, thus you will leave Hungary not only with fantastic memories but, with a piece of Hungarian culture too.

Lose yourself in the world of delicious meals, breath-taking panorama, fantastic spirit and traditional, colourful costumes!

Our Budapest River Cruise offers carefree cultural entertainment for the whole family.

Immerse yourself in the world of Hungarian folklore and operetta, while enjoying the view of the floodlit capital! During the 3-hour long Budapest dinner cruise, we serve a four-course dinner to our dear guests, while they enjoy the view from the Danube of the most beautiful places Budapest can offer. The great atmosphere of the evening is ensured by our talented performers.

While assembling the performances and the menu of the Budapest dinner cruise, we paid special attention to introducing the essence of Hungarian culture and cuisine. Our luxurious cruise ships were built specifically for the purpose of such complex events, so the comfort is guaranteed during all seasons.

Thanks to the floodlit stage and the commodious restaurant, all conditions are met for quality entertainment.

The Budapest Dinner Cruise with dinner and operetta & folklore performance is available on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.