See in the new year in style and spend the first night of the year in Budapest, enjoying a breathtaking symphony concert at the Duna Palota. Choose to combine your evening with a dinner cruise along the Danube, seeing the city awash in a sea of lights.
What to Expect
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 Chamber Orchestra just for the occasion.
The chamber concert begins at 20:00 with an intermission between the two 40-45 minute long concert parts.
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)
Know Before You Go
• Please note that the cruise does not include guide service
• The meeting time is 30 minutes before the program commences