Hungarian Dance Performance & Late-Night Cruise
Situated in the heart of Europe, Hungary has so much to offer: its traditions and culture are rich and unique, its architecture is a special blend of refined styles, and its cuisine is singular and delectable. There is an event that lets you sample all of the wonders of Hungarian culture: the Hungarian Dance Performance and Late Night Cruise in Budapest offer you the unique opportunity to experience the many sides of the rich and wonderful Hungarian cultural heritage. A special folk performance in the historic downtown, followed by a cruise that encompasses the city’s sights and includes dinner and live music – what better way to dive into Hungarian culture than this?
Your evening begins at the Neo-Baroque performance hall the Danube Palace, a place of classical and fine art performances since the late 19th century. In there, over the course of 90 minutes, three of the country’s leading folk ensembles present to you the many sides of the rich Hungarian dance heritage. Centuries of battle choreography, celebratory dances and romantic routines spring to life in the capable hands (and feet) of the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, the Rajkó Folk Ensemble and Orchestra, and the Danube Folk Ensemble. Close to 50 dancers and live musicians deliver a true celebration for the eyes and ears that encompasses the nation’s lifetime of cultural expression and emotional display.
After you have filled your eyes and heart with the treasure trove of Hungarian folk dance, a different kind of culture awaits you: a 90-minute cruise on the Danube River offers you a chance to experience Budapest’s remarkable architecture from a new angle. On either side of you, you will see city landmarks like the Buda Castle, the Matthias Church, St Stephen’s Basilica and the House of Parliament float by. As a guest of Budapest, you will have surely crossed many of its famous bridges, like the Elizabeth Bridge or the Chain Bridge. Now you can also sail under them and bathe in the glow of their evening lights! During the cruise, you are invited to taste Hungary’s traditional dishes under the live musical accompaniment of strings. Let traditional Hungarian flavours like Alföld-style goulash, spicy pork ribs, grilled polenta with feta, Somló sponge cake, salads, and many sides dance on your palate while the skilled musicians from the Rajkó ensemble play the night away.