Folklore Show 20th of August & Dinner Cruise

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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.

Unforgettable Dinner on the Budapest Night Cruise at 20th of August with Hungarian Folklore Dance show and Music

For every visitor of Budapest, who wonders what things to do during his stay, we recommend the Budapest Night Cruise, which will take place on the 20th of August. On this date, the Hungarian nation remembers the anniversary of the Hungarian State. Alternatively, it is called St. Stephen’s Day, the first king of Hungary, and the founder of the Kingdom of Hungary.

On this day a grand array of fireworks is fired into the night sky of Budapest. To experience this event to its fullest join us on our Budapest Night Cruise along the Danube river. Departing from Dock 11 on Petőfi tér. Boarding time is at 6 PM. The ship departs for its three-hour sail at 6.45 PM. Our ship route stretches from the Margaret Bridge to the Rákóczi bridge. The Hungarian Parliament Building can be seen on the riverbank between these bridges. The Shoes on the Danube Bank statue is after the parliament. The shoes represent the victims killed during the 2nd World War by the river.

Adult ticket 79 €

4-course menu

Adult ticket 98 €

With seat by the window

Adult ticket 114 €

With Drink package

Adult ticket 133 €

Drink package & Seat by the window

As for entertainment on the ship, we offer a live show of Hungarian folklore dance and music, but also a live piano battle show, where two pianists show their skills in both classical and modern pieces. Our dear guests can choose one of these entertainment options for the Budapest Night Cruise to accompany their meal and Budapest fireworks.

On the cruise, the guests are served a 4-course menu. The appetizer, soup- with the option for Goulash, the Hungarian classic-, main course, and dessert. For each course, we also offer a vegan or vegetarian option. The main course has six different options to choose from, ranging from Hungarian cuisines, such as veal stew with Hungarian noodle dumplings; to lighter meals, like tofu with fresh salad. We also offer the option of the Drink Package with wines from Hungary, champagne, beer, soft and hot drinks.

How the event look at the night of foundation date of Hungary?

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 magnificent fireworks displaying people from different parts of the country.

Boarding Time

18.00 pm

Departure time

18.45 pm

The tour end

22.30 pm

The Budapest Night Cruise with dinner and one of the entertainment options cost €79, which includes a welcome drink. For the extra Drink Package, it comes at €114. For our guests who choose to enjoy the folklore show and want to see the Budapest fireworks and the scenery up close, we have an option to sit by the window for €98. If you also wish to enjoy a bottle of Hungarian Wine from our Drink Package, this option costs €133.
A priceless cultural and culinary experience awaits. A great way to spend your time in Budapest or a special gift. Whatever the case may be, we’ll be glad to have You as our guest and make sure You enjoy every minute of it.


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.