Taste Hungarian wines while getting to know some of the Operetta and Folk Song classics on board the Folk Cruise Budapest. The program is 1h and 20min long from 7.30 pm or from 9pm.
Try 5 Hungarian Wines from White to Red on board of the Folk Cruise while cruising along the illuminated city centre of Budapest. Wines are companied with a tasty Cheese plate or Meaty Hungarian Tasting Plate.
Meals of Wine Tasting on Folk Dance and Operetta Evening Cruise
You might choose the Hungarian Appetizer Plate with Traditional Spreads and Salamis or the Artisan Cheese Plate.
We reserve the right to make seasonal adjustments to the meal menu and Wine/ Drink list based on the availability of fresh produce and the ongoing evaluation of customer feedback.
Price of Wine Tasting on Folk Dance and Operetta Evening Cruise
€49 for Adults
Inclusions of Wine Tasting on Folk Dance and Operetta Evening Cruise
- 1h and 20 min on the Danube
- Hours: 7.30 –8.50pm or 9pm to 10.30pm (boarding from 15 min before)
- 5- tier Wine Tasting: 100 ml each Wines
- Cheese Plate or Hungarian Tasting Plate
- Window Seating available for an additional €20 per person
- Live Music: Folk & Operetta Music, from 9pm Folk Dance
- City Central Boarding & Arrival (near Elizabeth Bridge)
- Privacy: enjoy your own Table (only you and your guests will be seated together)
- AC (Air-conditioned boat in warm weather) / Heated in cold weather
- UNESCO World Heritage Sights in the city of Budapest
- Modern Catamaran ship
- Free for Children Under 4 (Without Drinks or Food)
- Guide Dogs welcome on board
- E-Ticket via email (no printing needed)
Schedule of Wine Tasting on Folk Dance and Operetta Evening Cruise
The program offers live music and entertainment during the night.
The band is playing Operetta and Folk songs and a singer is performing before 9 pm.
After 9 pm, the dancers are taking over the area and entertain the guests with live performances.
You might choose to board at 7pm to enjoy live music or at 8.50pm for the Folk Music & Dance.
7pm: Boarding Starts
7.30pm: the cruise ship leaves the pier
7.45pm Starter and Drinks are served
Entertainment: Operetta and Folk songs / Live Music
8.50pm: The boat stops to pick up guests
9pm: The boat leaves the dock
Drinks are served
Entertainment: Folk Dance and Live Music
Wines of Wine Tasting on Folk Dance and Operetta Evening Cruise
Pátzay Nimrod Cuvée / Badacsony
Sauska Furmint – Villány
Pátzay Rosé Cuvée / Badacsony
Kislaki-Légli Géza Rosé / Balatonbolgar
Pátzay Táltos Cabernet Sauvignon/ Badacsony
Tóth Ferenc Egri Bikavér ‘Bull’s Blood’/ Eger
Dubitz Muscat Ottonel / Mátra
Kindly note that Sommelier is not available on board but there is a description of the Hungarian Wine Regions on board.
Prices for Children
Children are welcomed onboard of the Folk River Cruise, the cruise is free for children under 4 years of age (without drinks or food)
There are no child rates.
Meals Wine Tasting on Folk Dance and Operetta Evening Cruise
If you get hungry during the program you might order Ala Carte meals.
Soups: HUF 2,990
Mains: HUF 6,490
Desserts: HUF 2,590
Budapest River Folk Dance Performance
The Folk Dance entertainment takes place after 9pm.
The Hungarian Folk Dance Performance includes the traditional dances and dance motifs of various regions of historic Hungary like Kalocsa town or Szatmar county, including spectacular Bottle Dances (women balancing bottles on their heads while dancing), Stick Dances (men acting out shepherd with their herding sticks, making tricky dance moves). 4 dancers will present the Hungarian dances in a lively and enjoyable way, also showing various costumes of highlighted folk regions (different colours, patterns and embroidery).
Learning a Bit of Folk Dance?
The Hungarian Folk Dance is followed by an interactive and fun workshop where you will get an opportunity to learn a bit of Hungarian Folk Dances. But only if you really want to, there is no pressure (but it is fun!). You can even get a photo of yourself / yourselves with the dancers, and more.
The folk dancers are the members of the traditional folk ensemble called Folkrhythms, who gained show experience in the former, nationally and internationally acclaimed Rajko Folk Ensemble. The folk dance ensemble on the river cruise is 4 dancers, plus there is a quartet playing the folk dance music for the group.
Last updated Jul 11, 2023