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Valentine's day Budapest

Photo by Richard Ricciardi

Take a Valentine’s Day Cruise on 14th February and surprise your partner with an excellent experience.

ProgramValentine’s Day Cruises Budapest
Location: River Danube
Date: 14th February 2017
Price: from €49
Booking: book tickets to secure your place
tickets typically sold out well in advance
Features: Dinner on the board, Live music, Breathtaking autumn view, Guaranteed romantic, UNESCO World Heritage beauties, Drink, Heating, Free Wi-fi
Specialty: The river cruise is one of the highlights of many Budapest holidays.
Best for: Couples

Winter Budapest Iraul06 Photography Budapest Cruises

Winter Budapest Iraul06 Photography

Enjoying a Budapest dinner cruise is a real treat to the eyes, the mind and the palate.

ProgramDinner on the Danube in winter, Budapest
Location: Budapest Dinner Cruises
Date: Every Day
Price: from €39
Booking: book tickets to secure your place
tickets typically sold out well in advance
Features: Dinner on the board, Live music, Breathtaking autumn view, Guaranteed romantic, UNESCO World Heritage beauties, Drink, Air conditioning / Heating (depends on weather), Free Wi-fi
Specialty: The river cruise is one of the highlights of many Budapest holidays.
Best for: Everyone

Castle Segway Tours await you in the winter season in the city of Budapest.

Buda Castle in the Snow Photo by Nell Howard Buda Castle Segway Tour

Buda Castle in the Snow Photo by Nell Howard

Program: Castle Segway Tour, Budapest
Location: Buda Castle, The Royal Palace Courts
Date: Every day
Price: from €35
Booking: booking the tour in advance is vital
Features: Guided tour in the winter, Segway renting, Safety helmet
Specialty: one of the best price for your guided tour on a Segway, cool factor 10 out of 10, get lucky to enjoy a day in the Indian summer in the autumn
Best for: Adventurous tourists, Sporty tourists, Tourists seeking, Fun Students, Young Couples, Curious Tourists, Crazy tourists, Hen parties

Budapest by Winter photo by Moyan Brenn Christmas Cruise

Budapest by Winter photo by Moyan Brenn

There are many Christmas Cruises in the city of Budapest, and all throughout December (even a lovely Mulled Wine cruise!). All you need to decide is which one would you like the most, and it will be a great Christmas holiday highlight in Hungary.

Program: Christmas River Cruise Budapest
Location: River Danube Budapest
Date: 24-25-26 December 2016
Booking: booking the cruise in advance is highly recommended
Specialty: Dinner on the board, Live music, Breathtaking autumn view, Guaranteed romantic, UNESCO World Heritage beauties, Drink, Heating, Free Wi-fi
Best for: Everyone

Mulled Wine Photo by rpavich Mulled Wine Cruise Budapest

Mulled Wine Photo by rpavich

Have a tasty hot drink on a scenic and relaxing Mulled Wine Cruise Budapest. Hold a hot and spicy mug of mulled wine in your hands on the heated boat on the river Danube, and take in the sights along the riverside, which are part of the UNESCO World Heritage.

Program: Mulled Wine Cruise, Budapest
Location: River Danube Budapest
Date: Every Day in the colder months
Price: from €17.5
Booking: book tickets to secure your place
Features: 1.5h Sightseeing Cruise on the Danube, 4 Drinks included in price, choices: 3 Mugs of Mulled Wine or 2 Grogs, or 2 Cocktails or 3 Beers, Heated Boat, Further drinks can be bought at the Bar aboard, Student discount available, Non alcoholic replacement for guests under 18 (the legal age of consuming alcoholic drinks in Hungary)
Best for: Gourmet Tourists, Party Tourists, Curious Tourists, Hen Party, Couples

Winter Budapest view from a boat photo by Jalme Perez New Year's Eve Budapest

Winter Budapest view from a boat photo by Jalme Perez

Have fun, and enjoy the New Year’s Eve on the river Danube.

Program: New Year’s Eve Danube Cruise Budapest
Location: River Danube Budapest
Date: 31st December 2016
Price: from €62
Booking: tickets typically sold out well in advance
Features: New Year’s Eve Dinner on board, Live music, Breathtaking winter view, Guaranteed romantic night, UNESCO World Heritage beauties, Drink, Heating, Free Wi-fi
Specialty: The river cruise is one of the highlights of many Budapest holidays.
Best for: Everyone

Pesti Vigado New Years Eve Gala Concert Budapest

New Years Eve Gala Concert Budapest

If you would like to say goodbye gracefully to the year 2016, you can choose our New Year’s Eve Classical Concert and Gala Dinner Party offer. A beautiful concert in an elegant 19th century palace, followed by a served dinner, and a fascinating NYE party. You may choose the shorter 2 hour concert only, or fully enjoy the 7 hour of Dec 31 fun and merriment!

Program: New Year’s Eve Gala Concert and Dinner Party
Location: Pesti Vigadó, Budapest
Date: 31th December 2016
Price: from € 72.5
Booking: booking for this event is highly recommended
Best for: Curious Tourists, Culture Tourists, Gastronomy Tourists, Couples

 

 

Hungarian Folk Show and Dinner Cruise Budapest

Hungarian Folk Show and Dinner Cruise Budapest

Connect to Hungarian Folk culture, gastronomy and sightseeing during Christmas time: join a professional Folk Dance Show then take an enchanting river cruise with an all inclusive buffet dinner on 26th December 2016.

Program: Hungarian Folk Show and Dinner Cruise
Location: Danube Palace Budapest
Date: 26th December 2016
Price: from € 27,5
Booking: book tickets to secure your place
Features: Folklore Performance, Dinner Cruise with buffet table dinner
Best for: Curious Tourists, Culture Tourists, Gastronomy Tourists, Couples

Coming for a weekend and planning to rock at an awesome party in Budapest? One unique choice should not be missing from your list of parties, the Bath party series in Budapest, almost every Saturday from March to December in Budapest.

Saturday Pool Parties in Szechenyi Bath Budapest

Saturday Pool Parties in Szechenyi Bath Budapest

Venues: big big big parties in the spring, summer and autumn months in Szechenyi Bath (up to 2000 people, yet tickets sell out) Bath Parties in Szechenyi Bath Budapest

Always a hit from about April to late September, the historical thermal bath attracts many thousands of tourists only travelling to Budapest to be party of the Spa Party atmosphere. A bit of Ibiza in Central Eastern Europe, in the healing mineral waters of the thermal pools. Party of a lifetime. For winter parties the venue moves to another, smaller thermal baths on the Buda side, in Lukacs Baths.

Lukacs Baths Party Budapest Thermal Pools

Lukacs Baths Party Budapest Thermal Pools

Venues: cozy parties of a few hundreds in the winter months in Lukacs Baths (up to 500 people, and tickets sell out) Bath Parties in Lukacs Baths Budapest

BOOKING ONLINE

 

Pool Party Design in Szechenyi Baths in 2014:

Budapest Szechenyi Baths Party Saturdays

Budapest Szechenyi Baths Party Saturdays

Sausage lovers unite at the 1st Butcher Festival in Budapest in January 2013.

Hungarian Sausages

Hungarian Sausages at a Pig Slaughter – Danielle Harms Photography

Also, if you want to know where your food comes from, and if you can harden your heart, you can witness the century old ritual of Hungarian pig slaughter known as Disznotor at the first Buda Butcher Festival in Budapest.

Needless to say, there will be lots and lots of pork dishes, freshly made sausages as well as traditional Hungarian brawn, puddings, etc. Not to mention the home made cheeses, wines, beers, jams, and artisan handicrafts, which will also make this event special.

Each day there are live concerts and the background music is not the chill out elevator style, but the greatest hits from the 70s and 80s. Entrance is free to the first day, and dirt cheap for the main days of the Festival: Sat and Sun

2013 Butcher Festival Budapest Program

Day 1, Friday, first Buda Butcher Festival in Budapest

16:00 Opening, comedian Istvan Eles Hungarian teaser of the 3-day conference program
Pig Beauty Contest – “The most beautiful pigs will be adorned with a bow rather than slaughtered”
Preliminary Tasting of Hungarian ‘Hurka’ (a sausage shaped pork delicacy either with pork liver or made with pork blood, something like the blood pudding in the UK)
17:00 The Jookers – Country Concert
19:00 Moondance Jazz Band Concert
21:00 Retro Disco (Dj Sly)

Day 2, Saturday, first Buda Butcher Festival in Budapest

Pig Competition
07:00 The butcher teams of the Butcher Festival contest will parade and introduce themselves (streamed live in Building B of Millenaris Park by comedian Istvan Eles in Hungarian). In the meantime, Retro Disco and Paloc Folk songs from northern Hungary
Tasting freshly fried pork blood with sauteed onion
12:00 Outdoor Event for the Strong Minded and Hearted: traditional Pig Killing Feast in action (actual slaughter of a pig)
14:00 Mrs. Columbo Concert
During the breaks retro music, Hungarian comedy shows
16:00 Announcement of results of the Pig Contests at the first Buda Butcher Festival in Budapest
– Best Butcher Team Category
– Best black pudding and liver pudding (Best Hurka)
– Best Sausage
18:00 “Leacipovel” Band Concert
20:00 greatest hits of the 70’s , 80’s Retro Disco (Dj Sly)

Day 3 Sunday, first Buda Butcher Festival in Budapest

09:00 Pork Breakfast with freshly fired pork blood and onions
10:00 Outdoor Event for the Strong Minded and Hearted: traditional Pig Killing Feast in action (actual slaughter of a pig)
11:00 Sausage Making Contest 2013
12:00 The Jookers Concert
13:00 Hungaricum Band
14:00 Sausage Eating Competition on the Stage of the festival
14:30 Lázár Chef presents pork meat boning
15:00 Announcement of the Results of the Butcher Contest in the following pork categories
– Best Sausage
– Best liverwurst
– Best brawn
16:00 Budapest Ragtime Band Concert
19:00 Retro Disco ( Dj Ravasz ), greatest hits of the 70’s , 80’s

Farmers, Wineries, Breweries, Products on Display at the 2013 Buda Butcher Festival

Hungarian Wineries, Hungarian and Other Breweries at the Festival

Belgian Beer – Outdoor in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Palinkas from Szűcs Sándor (Szatmári és Nyírségi pálinkák)- Outdoor in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Madarasi Pálinka – Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Panyolai Pálinka – Outdoor and Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Dörgicse-Tihany Echo Cellar
Kontyos Borház – Outdoor in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Kovácsné Harmat Helga – Outdoor in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Euroital Ltd. – wines, beers, palinkas in Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Kóczián László -Premium Czech Beers – Outdoor in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Plázscentrum Kft -Magna Cum Laude Pálinkas – Outdoor in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Si-ker 993 Bt.- Hungarian Craft Beers – Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Csipkerózsa Kft. – Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Creativity Kft – Wines from the region at Lake Balaton and Somlo – Outdoor in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Sendula Zoltán Sendula Palinkas, Winery Béla wines – Outdoor in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Epermester pincészet – Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Magyar Piac 1990 Kft – Beers from Palóc region in Hungary, Millet Beers, Palinkas from Arpad Palinka House Hungary – Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest

Hungarian Cheeses and Hungarian Meat Products

Nagyné Zele Margit – Home made Hungarian cheeses – Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Concordia-bell Kft. – Outdoor in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Fuchs Tej Kft. – Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Tündérkert – Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Szegediék Húsboltja – home made pork delicacies – Outdoor in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Czingel Mihály – Pork brawn, cracklings, hams, etc.
Csordás László – Home made cow milk based cheese
Plázscentrum Kft – Hungarian deer salamis, sausages, hams – Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Home Made Cake Bt – Hungarian deer salamis, cheeses, goose cracklings – Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest

Hungarian Honeys, Jams, Cordials, Oils

Maya Szörpök – Home made cordials – Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Papp Miklós – Home made Jams, Honeys Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Opevd Bt. – Home made 100 % fruit juices – Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Zsirmon Honey – Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Batha-Porta – – Home made pressed oils from Orseg, Hungary – Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Gölöncsérné Karsai Judit – Home made pickles, jams and vegetable pastes – Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest

Hungarian Sweets, Hungarian Pastries

Zsanna-Manna – Outdoor and Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest
No-No Trade Bt Hungarian Chimney Cake (Kurtoskalacs) – Outdoor in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Lovas Gáborné – Gingerbread ornaments – Outdoor in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Choccolateshop – Handmade cakes and biscuits – Outdoor and Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest
SC.SISSYMODA SRL – Handmade chocolate from Transylvania – Outdoor and Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Hedonsim Ltd Chocolaty sausage, salamis with chocolate – uilding B in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Szomora Ferenc: Gingerbread ornaments- Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest
ChocolateArt Manufaktúra – handcrafted chocolates – Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Rimóczi-Art Grillázsguru – Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Kállai Antalné-faszenes Hungarian Chimney Cake (Kurtos kalacs) – Outdoor in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Mézeskalács 2000 Bt.: Gingerbread ornaments – Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Hajasné Kormos Andrea: Traditional Hungarian wedding cakes, biscuits – Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Csivivasz Kft -Somogyi Home made Hungarian Strudel – Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Benita Trade Kft – Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest

Hungarian Handcrafts, International Handmade Gifts

Szauer Katalin: Hungarian woodwork crafts – Outdoor in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Ezüst doboz Bt.: ornate candles, corn husk gifts – Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Bauerné Füri Erika: handicrafts – Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Bíró István: Wooden plates – Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Saponemtrade Ltd: Handmade soap bars – Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Inkakirály Bt – Peruvian handicrafts – Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Juhász György – Enamel Jewelery – Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Bélteki Katalin – Brushes from natural materials – Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Czirják Glass painting – Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Horvát Tamás watches, glove puppets – Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Pálinkó Jánosné -puppets, jewelery, vases – Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Farkas Ferenc – ceramics – Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Havasné Borszék Lilian artisan works – Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Ádány Ildikó: Leather works- Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Kynga Hungárya Kft – handmade soaps, wooden toys, T shirts for babies – Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Antal Éva Artist works – Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Marikné Gábor Gabriella – Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Utasi Tibor Belts for ladies and gents – Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest

Drinks and Foods at the Butcher Festival

Polgármesteri Hivatal Szatmárcseke – traditional Hungarian foods – Outdoor in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Coffees, teas, hot chocolates – Outdoor, Building B in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Grill Király – Outdoor in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Gasztró Tár Kft. sausages, hurkas, pickles, cabbages – Outdoor in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Naga-Food Kft: Fresh Strudel – Outdoor in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Alem Duna Kft – Outdoor in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Vi-Vend Hungary Kft – Outdoor in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Samapark Kft – Hungarian Potato pizza called Tocsni, Mulled Wine – Outdoor in Millenaris Park, Budapest
Soma 3000 Kft – Langos, the Hungarian snack