Celebrate Christmas Eve in Budapest with a festive Xmas themed Dinner Cruise with Live music. The cruise is a highlight of winter holidays spent in Budapest with sights of the UNESCO World Heritage, live entertainment, and delicious meals in an otherwise quiet evening in Budapest (Christmas Eve is traditionally a family event and most places close at 4 pm).

Christmas Dinner & Piano

Budapest Piano Dinner Cruise

Budapest Piano Dinner Cruise on Dec 24

Very few tickets left

€105 / Ticket



  • 2h Cruise on Danube
  • 4 Course Served Dinner
  • A La Carte Menu
  • 4 Main Course Options
  • 1 Welcome Drink
  • Live Piano Music
  • Own Table
  • Window Seats +€35
  • Heated Winter Boat
  • Boat: Modern Catamaran
  • Dock: City Centre by Elizabeth Bridge
  • Often Booked up in advance
  • Menu of Dinner


Buffet Dinner & Live Music 

Budapest Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner Cruise with Gypsy Music

Christmas Cruise & Live Music on Dec 24

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€125 / Ticket

  • 2h Cruise on Danube
  • 7-9pm Cruise Programme
  • Check in from 6.30pm
  • Buffet Dinner self served
  • Unlimited Drink Pack (2h)
  • Live Gypsy Salon Music
  • Folk Dancers
  • Festive Nostalgia Boat
  • Heated Cruise Boat
  • Boat: Count Szechenyi
  • Own Table
  • Often Booked up in advance
  • Dock: City Centre by Chain Bridge


Dinner Cruise & Traditional Music

Dinner Cruise & Traditional Music Dec 24 -26

Lowest Rate on Dec 24 / 25

€80/ Ticket

  • 1.5h Cruise on Danube
  • Welcome Drink
  • 3-Course Served Dinner
  • 3 Menu Options
  • Ship Bar available
  • Live Music & Folk Dance
  • Heated Boat
  • 24 h cancellation
  • Note: No guide is included
  • Hours: 8.30 – 10 pm or
  • Early Dinner Hours: 5 – 6.30 pm



Guided Xmas Sightseeing

Sightseeing Cruise Budapest Duna Bella by Parliament

Sightseeing Cruise with Audio Commentary

€14 / Cruise + 2 Drinks

  • 70 min Cruise on Danube
  • Audio Guide (earphones)
  • Commentary in 30 Languages
  • Day & Afternoon Starting Hours
  • 1 Optional Drink (Wine / Beer / Juice) +
  • 1 Lemonade (Fizzy Mix) for all
  • Child Discount
  • Student Discount
  • Budapest Card discount
  • Free for under 10 years
  • Heated Winter Boat
  • Free WiFi
  • Full Panorama
  • Boat: Legenda
  • 24 h cancellation
  • Dock: City Centre by Vigado Square
  • Often Booked up in Advance


Dinner Cruise Danube Budapest Legenda

Dinner Cruise Danube Budapest Legenda

Sight, lights, live music, delicious dinner! All this packed in our Budapest dinner cruise! Secure your seat on the dinner cruise now.

Dinner Cruises in Budapest

If you plan to take a dinner cruise on the river Danube on another night in December, please see our full range of dinner cruise offers:

  • 7 pm A La Carte Dinner Cruise in Budapest: Candlelit dinner cruise on Danube Legenda Boat in Budapest city. 2.5 hour cruise with servers, a la carte menu, live music. The perfect romantic candlelit dinner option for couples, favourite of friends and companies. Daily dinner cruise including Christmas, New Year’s Evening, New Year’s Day, Easter. Except on Dec 24 and Aug 20. From Nov to Feb the cruise starts at 7pm.
  • 7.30 pm Served Dinner Cruise with Piano Music: the cruise offers 4 options for the main courses (fish, beef, duck and vegetarian), but the starter, soup and dessert are set. The cruise leaves daily, including December 24 and 25 (normal cruises on Dec 26). Special cruises are scheduled for August 20 (Fireworks Cruise) and December 31 (New Year’s Eve Cruise). The recently built Nimrod panorama catamaran offers a great experience during the 3 hour cruise. You can shorten your cruise to 1.5 hour (the price is the same).
  • 7.30 pm Folk Dinner Cruise: the Ala Carte cruise program offers live entertainment and 4-Course served dinner with 5 main options to choose from. Join the Folk Cruise for evergreen piano music, operetta and live Folk Dance show after dinner.
  • 7 pm Budapest Evening Cruise with Gypsy Music 2 hour cruise on Danube & all inclusive Buffet Style Dinner. Salon music in background by award winning Hungarian Gypsy band. Daily dinner cruise except for Christmas Eve, New Year, St Stephen’s Day.
Dinner Cruises Budapest

Dinner Cruises Budapest – Richard Blundell Photography

Note: The dinner cruise can be booked with dinner, and without dinner, with adult, and with children / student prices. Book your dinner cruise now to avoid overbooked cruises.

Picture the fairy tale riverfront of Budapest you will see during your dinner cruise: the two banks of the river Danube are spotted with brightly lit churches, the Buda Castle on the Castle Hill, the neo-Gothic turrets of the Hungarian Parliament, the palm leaved Statue of Liberty on the Gellert Hill, the cupolas of the Art Nouveau Gellert Baths, the elegant curves of the Gresham Palace (Fours Seasons Hotel) and the soaring domes of the majestic St Stephens Basilica behind them. You will be cruising in one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites with us, and one of the twinkling treasure boxes of the river Danube. Budapest night views are charmingly romantic and breathtakingly beautiful as the city illuminates at night. Besides romance, the city is full of history, and telling tales of the faded glory, traces of the communist past. So your less romantic and more intellectual side can contemplate on the history of a nation, and of human fragility. But fate is the source of true beauty, isn’t it?

5 Responses to Budapest River Cruises on Christmas Eve

  • Alma

    Hey, I want to reserve a table for a romantic dinner for me and my boyfriend on 24th December, there are many options which make it hard for me to choose. Could you please help me to choose the perfect option for us. We want a romantic dinner on our own table with seats in the windows, and we also prefer it in a beautiful boat.

  • Hendrick Calles

    Hi, we are a family of 5 adults plus an infant of 1 year old. We are interested in the Christmas piano diner at 83€ p/p. We would like to know if you accept child this age on board?
    If yes how can we book and secure a window table.
    Best regards,

    • Budapest River Cruise

      Dear Hendrick,
      thank you for your inquiry.
      Unfortunately the minimum age on the Christmas Eve Cruise & Piano program is 6. Thank you for your kind understanding.

      • Hendrick

        Is the minimum age also 6 years for day cruises or just for the Christmas Eve Dinner?
        Thank you

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