Symphony concert package
Save 10% of your cruise ticket by booking a complete evening program!
To top up your unforgettable symphonic concert, upgrade it to a complete evening program with our Dinner & Cruise at 22:00! Let us invite you to a romantic candlelight dinner on one of our air-conditioned, heated ships. The Cruise starts at 22:00, but will always wait for the guests from the theatre to arrive, escorted by our hosts and hostesses.
Outside Hungary it sounds unusual to include a typical Hungarian folk instrument, the cimbalom to perform with a symphony orchestra, but in Hungary the beauty of this instrumental combination has been known since the 19th century. Join us for an unforgettable musical travel á la hongroise through the most beautiful classical melodies ever, Mozart, Liszt or Gershwin performed by a symphony orchestra accompanied by the traditional Hungarian cimbalom (hammer dulcimer).
The Danube Symphony Orchestra, formed in 1961, gives many performances both in Hungary and abroad. Their repertoire covers almost every musical style from the Baroque music to music of the 20th century. The Orchestra consists of 60 professional musicians, performing the most famous classical melodies combined with typical Hungarian instrument, the Cimbalom (Hammer Dulcimer). It is a unique opportunity to hear the most popular masterpieces of classical music interpreted by cimbalom and symphonic orchestra in a virtuous way, exclusively in Hungary. A concert of the Danube Symphony Orchestra is an experience no music lover should miss when visiting Budapest.
The cimbalom, which adds a special sound to the concerts of the Danube Symphony Orchestra is a world renowned Hungarian folk instrument played primarily with beaters. It is equipped with a heavy frame for more dynamic power and has many added string courses for an extended range of sound and also a damper pedal to allow more dynamic control.
Through the instrument combination of a cimbalom and a symphonic orchestra you can enjoy the most famous classical melodies in impressive Hungarian style.
Every concert starts at 20:00 consisting of two 40-45 minutes long parts with an intermission in between.
Feel Budapest's romantic atmosphere surrounded by the friendly lights of the capital on the Danube and enjoy an excellent, warm buffet-dinner! The delicious meals are prepared by Chef Molnárka Péter. We will take you on a 1,5-hour-long cruise on one of our air-conditioned/heated ships. In the romantic candlelight atmosphere you can enjoy the wonderful view of Budapest swimming in light. After dinner you can also admire the panorama from the open upper deck of the ship.
Erkel: Palotás from the opera
Delibes: Coppelia – Tschardas
Bartók: Romanian folk dances
Haydn: Farewell Symphony IV. movement
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2.
Devil-rider – Palotás
Lehár: Gold and Silver Waltz
Liszt: Love dreams
Folk-song adaptation: Under the mountains of Csitár
Strauss: Long live the Hungarians!
Strauss: Radetzky March
The Danube Symphony Orchestra is
Adult: 60 EUR
Student: 57 EUR
Adult: 57 EUR
Student: 54 EUR
Adult: 54 EUR
Student: 51 EUR
Open date Gift Voucher
Give the gift of an unforgettable experience!
Surprise your loved ones with the splendid 'Open Date Gift Voucher' for one wonderful night, by purchasing a ticket for them to use whenever they prefer to!
Meeting point: Duna Palota (Danube Palace) Zrínyi utca 5. (V. district), Budapest
Coordinates: 47° 30.0199' N, 019° 2.943' E
You can book the package only with Drink & Cruise, which includes 2 drinks on the 1,5-hour ship cruise for performance/concert + 13 EUR per person. Please check it in the reservation below!