Budapest Firework Cruise – 20TH OF AUGUST

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20th of August is a fantastic day to celebrate State Foundation Day in a luxurious area on Dinner Cruise. Watch the Firework and enjoy a memorable programme during your Budapest Cruise.

River Cruise - Fireworks - Budapest's Amazing Lights - Danube Dinner on August 20th - Piano Battle Show

If you wish a really special evening and you are planning it at Budapest, here is the best time for you. August 20th is the day when all of Hungary is celebrating together and commemorating for a foundation of the country with Firework Show on the sky.

Every year, the fireworks show impresses with both new and new sensational visuals for both domestic and foreign visitors.

What does 20th of August mean for Hungarians? What is this holiday about?

On August 20th, we celebrate the Hungarian state foundation, which can be seen for about 1000 years. The founding of the state is linked to the name of King Stephen King who, after centuries of paganism, transformed Hungary into a Christian state. On this basis, on August 20, we celebrate the founding of the state and honor the memory of King Stephen. (This day is one of the highlighted festivals for the Hungarian Catholic Church as István is also our first Hungarian patron saint.)

Those who arrive from Hungary on August 20 will be able to see the capital in a festive glory and receive a slice of Hungarian culture. On this day, many festivals await celebrities at various points of the city. Variety and exciting cultural programs, specialty festivals, concerts, shows and concerts can be chosen by a visitor to culture or entertainment.

The evening is closed by a magnificent fireworks displaying people from different parts of the country.

How can this day really be memorable for you? Celebrate on Danube Dinner Cruise!

On August 20, our dinner cruise can be an excellent venue for a romantic evening program in Budapest. Our program is a perfect opportunity for everyone who wants to admire the fireworks of August 20 in Budapest from the front row.

While our guests are looking at the fireworks in Budapest, our service team will provide the comfort for those who celebrate here. 4-course dinner menus are the ideal choice for our visitors who cannot decide what they would like to eat before they arrive at the spot.

Our guests can choose from more options, we offer 2 different pre-selections and 2 types of soup, 6 different main course options, of which 2 options are vegetarian. In addition, our dessert offers is a fruit salad with a classic flan or fruit spice for gluten-sensitive guests.

Our Danube boat trip lasts for 4 hours, during which we sail for 45 minutes to Margaret Island and then to Batthyány square harbor where we have an excellent panorama of the Hungarian Parliament accompanied by fireworks.

During the program, our guests will be entertained with the program they choose, which can be Hungarian folklore evenings, which means live folk dance program and gypsy music, or live piano and vocals with international classical hits.

Boarding Time

18.00 pm

Departure time

18.45 pm

The tour end

22.30 pm


In Hungary, and even in cross-border Hungarian communities, for example in Transylvania, the blessing or slicing of bread is part of the celebration, so this day is also called the Day of New Bread. During the history, this holiday has been changed several times, some rulers have been celebrated on holidays, while others have abolished it. After the end of communism, its current "form" has remained, since then the official ceremony starts with the lifting of the Hungarian flag on Kossuth Square, next to Parliament, followed by craft exhibitions and parades. On this day, more prizes will be awarded, just like St. Stephen's Prize, which can be received by people who have done a prominent activity for the Hungarians. At the end of the ceremony, the Hungarian State celebrated the fireworks in Budapest and in many parts of the country. Fireworks can be admired from most parts of Budapest, but the most beautiful view of the Danube and its hiding places.