1. Hungary
  2. Central Hungary
  3. Budapest
  4. Danube Palace

Christmas Gala Concert

Product ID: 25918
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A special Christmas time evening concert consisting of a symphonic orchestra, Hungarian folk song adaptations, operetta and ballet performances. Choose to combine your evening with a dinner cruise along the Danube to see the city awash in a sea of lights.
About this activity
Duration 90 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy a symphonic orchestra, accompanied by traditional folk instruments
  • Listen to works by Berlioz, Bartók, and Haydn, among others
  • Admire the baroque splendor of the Duna Palota
  • Cruise down the River Danube, gazing at the city's night-time illuminations
  • Choose to enjoy a fantastic feast of Hungarian food
Full description
Spend Christmas Eve at a chamber concert in the beautiful neo-baroque theater of the Danube Palace. Hear a special program assembled by the Danube Symphony Orchestra just for the occasion. 
Mozart, Liszt or Gershwin with a Hungarian cimbalom and a symphonic orchestra? Outside Hungary, it may sound unusual , but in Hungary, this has been a popular tradition since the 19th century. When played together, particularly beautiful sound combinations occur. Make lasting memories in Budapest and have fun with the most beautiful classical melodies á lá hongroise! 

One of the orchestra's signatures is the inclusion of traditional Hungarian instruments, like the cimbalom. The cimbalom gets its sound from padded bats and has been equipped over time with a massive frame for denser sound, more strings for multiple tones and a damper pedal for better control of the dynamics. 

After the concert, a hostess will accompany you on a half-hour journey on the ship the Danube at night. (if option selected)
  • Concert at the Duna Palota
  • Dinner cruise (if option booked)
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up

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Meeting point

Danube Palace Zrínyi Street 5, 1051 Please arrive at the meeting point no later than 4:30 PM

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Important information
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• Please note that the cruise does not include guide service
• The meeting time is 30 minutes before the program commences
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Hungaria Koncert Ltd.

Product ID: 25918