Firework Dinner Cruise with Piano battle show
Join us on 20th of August on St. Stephen’s Day when you can enjoy Firework Show from a luxurious boat, consume first-quality premium dishes and listen to smooth piano music.
Is this your first time in the Hungarian capital, Budapest? If yes, do not worry; there are stunning sights and events for everybody where you can get to know the Hungarian culture and make friends easily. There are cultural sights to choose from (Buda Castle, the Parliament – UNESCO World Heritage Sites) or entertainment facilities like Westend Shopping Mall, Széchenyi Bath etc. Budapest as the best European destination of the year 2019 offers an astonishingly wide range of activities to choose from.
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Now you can believe that a Danube dinner cruise on our unique designed, luxurious catamaran will give you an unforgettable experience while staying in Budapest. What could a complete Budapest river dinner cruise offer you? Especially on a national holiday when all the shops and museums are closed? Let’s see in details.
20th August, State Foundation Day of Hungary
As far as it is concerned, August 20th is one of the most popular national holidays in Hungary. Usually, Hungarians celebrate with dinner and fireworks. No one goes to work on this day; instead there is a huge celebration with the hoisting of the national flag on the Kossuth Square accompanied with fascinating fireworks at night. Nevertheless, the 20th of August is not only a day when nobody works and we watch the Fireworks Show on the sky, but also one of the most important points of Hungarian memorial history, when was the foundation of the State more than a thousand years ago by King Stephen I.
This day is also famous for the celebration of the New Bread. In many towns, priests bless and slice a loaf of bread. It has been celebrated since 1092. Then the craftsmen’s day takes place, where the current year’s Cake of Hungary is baked. Also a procession is held in the honor of the Holy Right Hand (the mummified right hand of St. Stephen I). The celebration’s ultimate experience is, of course, the fireworks, as the closure of the events.
Fireworks usually start at 9 pm in the evening and provide nearly 30 minutes of entertainment for everyone. The location of the program has been on the Budapest Chain Bridge in recent years. The music is usually old classics, which will balance the modern scenery. Among others, the colors represent the red-white-green Hungarian flag and the yellow-blue flag of the EU. The blazing stars dance to the Blue Danube Waltz and famous songs accompany some of the firework formations like of the famous Hungarian rock opera, Stephen, the King.
The big question is where is the best place to see the show?
Despite the great view of the program from everywhere in the center of Budapest, it can be a great experience if you watch the program directly from a Danube river dinner Cruise. The ship departs from Dock 11 on Petőfi Square, for boarding, departure and arrival time please check our timetable below. The ship sails from the Margaret Bridge to the Rákóczi Bridge. The dinner cruise offers a 4-course menu with an optional welcome drink, choosing it by arriving in the boat at the very beginning of the trip. The menu includes appetizers, soups, main dishes, and dessert, too. The staff also takes care of guests who are on a special diet, being a vegan or vegetarian or suffering from lactose or gluten problems. Should you need any other special food during the cruise you are kindly asked to get in touch with the waiter/waitress a day before. All of the dishes are prepared by a talented chef and served by a friendly staff onto your table during the 4-hour Budapest dinner cruise.
- Spring salad with honey-mustard dressing
- Burchée bites filled with a selection of traditional creams, served with rocket salad
Spring salad with honey-mustard dressing
- Goulash Soup
- Potato cream soup with carrot curl topping
Potato cream soup with carrot curl topping
- Veal stew with Hungarian noodle dumplings
- Chicken breast slices with saffron risotto
- Roasted trout almond coating on steamed green bean bed with mashed potato and dill sauce
- Duck leg confit with buttery mashed potato served with steamed red cabbage
- Tofu with fresh salad
- Grilled Halloumi Cheese served with fresh garden salad
Veal stew with Hungarian noodle dumplings
Chicken breast slices with saffron risotto
Roasted trout almond coating on steamed green bean bed with mashed potato and dill sauce
Duck leg confit with buttery mashed potato served with steamed red cabbage
Tofu with fresh salad
Grilled Halloumi Cheese served with fresh garden salad
- Flan cake forest fruit ragout
- Sesonal fruit salad
Flan cake forest fruit ragout
Sesonal fruit salad
Since the Hungarian Government starts the firework from the Elizabeth and Chain Bridge, our departure starts earlier than a casual day. Cruise takes a 1 round on the Danube before the start of the Firework Show.
After the Firework our guests have a chance to continue dinner on our cruise and spend a wonderful night with their company. So do not worry, you will be right on time.
The evening program offers much more than you would expect. There is a live piano battle show on the ship. What is the program exactly?
Upon arrival, you are awaited by our beautiful hosts who help you find your table. As soon as you have settled down welcome drinks are served around by our waiters and waitresses.
Our master of ceremony, a lovely host lady, will greet you and explain all the necessary information about the ship and the evening program of this special Budapest dinner cruise. Provided you have a question about the evening, feel free to contact her.
Why is it a piano battle show?
Our talented musicians play during the whole evening well-known melodies and romantic love songs as a live piano show. At some point, a singer joins the duo to boost the atmosphere of the audience and the tension of the two piano competitors. The pianists sometimes also make mistakes to show their own talent; and by building a rivalry between each other a fascinating atmosphere is created during the listeners full of humor, emotions and joy. Thus, it becomes a real entertainment show, an unforgettable night with the best melodies.
Regarding prices, you can find all information on our website. As you would expect, there are lower prices guaranteed for children between 5 and 15 years old. Tickets can be purchased at Dock 11 personally (near Elisabeth Bridge) or online where you can get extra discount.
So do not hesitate much, book a table in advance to watch the spectacular fireworks from one of the best locations, also continue the night with a stunning piano show while consuming mouth-watering savories.