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Budapest: Christmas & New Year Special Danube Dinner Cruises

1. Budapest: Christmas & New Year Special Danube Dinner Cruises

Make some special memories on your winter holiday as you spend an evening sailing along the Danube. Enjoy a freshly prepared, multi-course dinner as you take in the sights of the city and relax under the stars. Cruise past Budapest’s imperial monuments illuminated at the night. Indulge in good food, and enjoy the festive atmosphere thanks to international popular music and Hungarian favorites. The open bar drink selection includes wine, draught beer, mineral water, soft drinks, tea, coffee, and mulled wine. Sample Christmas Dinner Menu: Soup Goulash soup; vegetable cream soup Main Courses Beef stew with home-made dumplings; roast chicken thighs with parsley potato; vegetable casserole; stuffed cabbage; vegetable couscous Desserts Somlói trifle; strudel selection; Beigli (traditional Hungarian Christmas cake with walnuts and poppy seeds) New Year's Eve Menu Options for 2022/23: Red Meat Menu (option A): On the table Blue cheese butter with herbs, mini buns Cold appetizer Poultry liver terrine with red onion chutney infused with Szabolcsi plum pálinka Warm appetizer Poultry soufflé with game sauce, cranberries, and bird salad;French onion soup made using Balatonfelvidék sauvignon blanc reduction and parmesan cheese Main dish Sous-vide sirloin beef steak with wild mushroom sauce and French potato gratin Dessert Kaiserschmarnn with homemade jam Poultry Menu (option B): On the table Blue cheese butter with herbs, mini buns Cold appetizer Poultry liver terrine with red onion chutney infused with Szabolcsi plum pálinka Warm appetizer Poultry soufflé with game sauce, cranberries, and bird salad; French onion soup made using Balatonfelvidék sauvignon blanc reduction and parmesan cheese Main dish Chicken breast supreme with wild mushroom sauce, French gratin potatoes Dessert Kaiserschmarnn with homemade jam Vegetarian Menu (option C): On the table Blue cheese butter with herbs, mini buns Cold appetizerSheep curd cream with red onion chutney infused with Szabolcsi plum pálinka Warm appetizer Cheese soufflé with game sauce, cranberries, and bird salad;French onion soup made using Balatonfelvidék sauvignon blanc reduction and parmesan cheese Main Dish Forest mushroom risotto, with Tokaj wine reduction and parmesan Dessert Kaiserschmarnn with homemade jam

Budapest Christmas Market Tour with Mulled Wine

2. Budapest Christmas Market Tour with Mulled Wine

Get a local point of view on Budapest’s Christmas traditions and culture while seeing some of the inner city’s top sights. On this 2.5-hour tour, your guide will take you to two Christmas markets where you’ll find Hungarian handicrafts, trinkets, souvenirs, and local foods and sweets on offer. Along the way you’ll see the Opera House, Andrassy Boulevard, and St. Stephen’s Basilica. Enjoy a guided visit to the basilica, and see the impressive Holy Right Chapel. You’ll have the option of admiring the holiday decorations inside the basilica and around the square. At the end of the tour there’s hot mulled wine waiting for you! Your guide will leave you in Vorosmarty Square, the site of the city’s biggest Christmas market, so that you can do some holiday shopping on your own.

Special Magical Christmas Tour in Budapest

3. Special Magical Christmas Tour in Budapest

You will feel spellbound with the charming atmosphere in the Heroes Square, which you can feel only this time of the year! What is the story of the Christmas tree? Who was the first to decorate it in the world? What magical things can happen during the Christmas period? Have you heard about Christmas spells? You will hear miraculous Christmas legends about Budapest. What makes it so popular? What local products is must taste at Christmas? Fill your heart with the joy and experience magic of Budapest. The exclusive tour only in the Christmas period! This special times brings magic in Budapest city. You will visit the old-fashioned Christmas Market Hall. Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most beautifully decorated places in Budapest - Hungarian Parliament building, Buda Castle, Matthias Church.

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Everything was beautiful! The staff was polite and made you feel very comfortable. We also liked the food. There was enough for everyone, and there were drinks for every taste. Later was a dance program. Full of fun, creative and beautiful. The live music all evening long was a dream! We have never heard such professional musicians! Our special thanks for the violinist.

Excellent réveillon !

Good meal Excellent organization Open bar very cool for the dancing party Maybe it’s a shame to not mix strangers : There are a french corner, a german corner, an english corner...

Fantastic value for money and the view for New Year’s Eve was unbelievable. We’ll organised and good music

Timely and easy to find meeting place Courteous, friendly knowledgeable guide.

It was amazing for the christmas eve. Totally worth it.