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Budapest, Hungary
Organ Concert in the St. Stephen's Basilica with Optional Danube Cruise

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more

Overview

Experience an organ concert at St. Stephen’s Basilica on your next trip to Budapest. The sound inside the dome of this neoclassical church makes it the perfect spot for Bach and Vivaldi, performed by some of Hungary’s most revered musicians. To continue the festivities, upgrade to a late-night dinner cruise on the Danube afterward, and toast to the beautiful view with a glass of Sparkling wine. A traditional Hungarian meal is also available on board, served buffet-style. Along the way, pass UNESCO World Heritage sites like the Buda Castle, lit up for the evening hours.
  • Ticket to an organ concert at St. Stephen's Basilica in Budapest
  • Enjoy famous musical works, performed by some of Hungary’s most renowned musicians
  • Listen to classical pieces by prestigious composers including Bach, Beethoven, Schubert and Vivaldi
  • Choose from three different seating categories to suit your budget
  • Upgrade to include a Danube River dinner cruise after the concert
  • Savor a buffet meal with Sparkling wine and wine and enjoy stunning nighttime views of Budapest (if option selected)
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Organ concert
1.5hour dinner cruise with buffet style dinner (if option selected)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities

Departure Point

Budapest, Szent István tér 1, 1051 Hungary

St. Stephen's Basilica, 1051 Budapest, Szent István Square 1

Departure Time

8:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your evening begins in the impressive structure of St. Stephen’s Basilica. One of the most important churches in the country, it is also renowned for its acoustics, making it a popular spot for classical concerts.

Adapted by Miklos Teleki, a prominent Hungarian organist, the concert includes arias from award-winning oratorio singer Kolos Kováts and the revered Eleonóra Krusic. Take your place inside the beautiful neoclassical structure and enjoy the performance.

Concert plus Dinner: Then enjoy dinner or late-night drinks on a Danube River cruise to complete your evening in Budapest.

Hostesses guide you to the pier, where your cruise is waiting.

You have a front-row seat to admire the UNESCO World Heritage Budapest panorama while sipping wine. A buffet dinner is also available with traditional Hungarian dishes and treats (if option selected).

After dinner, grab your drink and climb to the upper deck. From the open-air view, spot the glowing Chain Bridge, the Gellért Baths, the Freedom Monument atop Mount Gellért and the grand sprawl of Buda Castle. Your evening concludes back at Chain Bridge-Pest side.

There is also a possibility to enjoy the Organ Concert & Cruise program if you are not hungry, join us for a Drink & Cruise to relax on our boats while having a couple of drinks. Drink Cruise includes one welcome drink and an optional beverage.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)
Take a seat in one of the most magnificent church of Hungary and enjoy a 70 minutes long Organ Concert.
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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Hungaria Koncert
*Only for options including cruise* You will be guided from the Basilica to Danube Palace, to the meeting point of the cruise!
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Danube River
*Only for options including cruise* Explore the city from a whole new perspective!
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Varhegy
*Only for options including cruise* Have a look at the magnificient Castle Hill!
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Halaszbastya
*Only for options including cruise* Explore one of the most iconic landmark of Budapest from a new point of view!
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Matthias Church
*Only for options including cruise* Watch for the one of a kind tower of this magical church!
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Szechenyi Lanchid
*Only for options including cruise* Pass by under the oldest and one of the most beautiful bridge of Budapest.
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Hungarian Parliament Building
*Only for options including cruise* Feel free to imagine yourself being treated in one of the most prestigious Thermal Baths in Budapest!
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St. Gellert Thermal Bath and Swimming Pool
*Only for options including cruise* Feel free to imagine yourself being treated in one of the most prestigious Thermal Baths in Budapest!
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Gellert Hill
*Only for options including cruise* Pass by the most memorable landmark of Budapest which dominates the city's view!
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Mupa Budapest
*only for options including cruise* Let yourself be amazed by the modenr look of the "MÜPA", of the Palace of Arts!
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible. Please advise at time of booking if you require wheelchair assistance
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Set list: 1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Fantasie in F minor K 608 2. Alessandro Stradella (1639-1682): Pietà Signore 3. Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751): Adagio 4. Liszt Ferenc (1811-1886) – Camille Saint-Saёns (1835-1921): Legend in A major (St. Francis of Assisi's Sermon to the Birds) 5. Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Prelude and Fuge in G minor 6. Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901): Prayer of Fiesco from opera Simone Boccanegra 7. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Polonaise, Minuet and Badinerie from Suite in B minor BWV 1067 8. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Hungaria Koncert Kft.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Organ Concert in the St. Stephen's Basilica with Optional Danube Cruise?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Organ Concert in the St. Stephen's Basilica with Optional Danube Cruise.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Organ Concert in the St. Stephen's Basilica with Optional Danube Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Organ Concert in the St. Stephen's Basilica with Optional Danube Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Organ Concert in the St. Stephen's Basilica with Optional Danube Cruise?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Organ Concert in the St. Stephen's Basilica with Optional Danube Cruise.

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Reviews

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star-5
Enchanting
Sherpa545839
, Dec 2019
Lovely music and venue. Followed by an equally beautiful view from the river with good food and good wine.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Thank you for your feedback. Hope you had a pleasant stay in Budapest.
star-4
Enjoyable evening of music
Donna K
, Oct 2019
Spent about 70 minutes listening to the organ soloist, an operatic male singer and a flutist both accompanied by the organ. Can recommend the concert but the caveat that you enjoy organ music first.
star-4
All quite good, except the transfer.
233paulax
, Oct 2019
The organ concert was very good, with an orderly ticket process, and the Danube cruise w/two drinks was lovely -- but transferring from the church to a somewhat chaotic meeting point and the walk down a dark path to the dock needs reevaluation.
star-4
breathtaking
Raine20671
, Oct 2019
We only attended the concert without the dinner. If you like organ music, you will love hearing it in the Basilica!
star-5
Beautiful view, beautiful music
NicoleLM8705
, Jul 2019
I am truly glad I had the opportunity to experience such a gorgeous church and the wonderful music played. There was organ music, a flute player and male singer. They were all lovely.
star-5
Magic
yvonne210
, May 2019
Excellent opportunity to experience culture in Europe The scene is set with the basilica and environment Music amazing instrument solo teary stuff Booking front seats only way to go place easy to find
star-4
Nice Evening of Music and Beautiful Sights
S6361TYgarys
, May 2019
A very nice evening with an organ concert and beautiful sights after on the Danube River. The cruise was great and only attend the concert if you love organ music.
star-4
Nice Evening of Music and Beautiful Sights
S6361TYgarys
, May 2019
Organ Concert at St. Stephen's was well done and river cruise was filled with beautiful sights. Only go if you like organ music.
star-3
Concert included three performers...
len
, Sep 2018
Concert included three performers, including organist, flutist, and oratorio singer. All very good. Acoustics were amazing. Cruise, however, had a few issues. The walk from the basilica to the cruise ship was quite long. OK for us, but some people looked to struggle to get there. They said 5 or 10 minutes but it was more like 15 minutes, at a leisurely pace. Once on the ship, we were seated promptly, and left dock. Seeing the sights was tough, given the need to focus on getting food at the buffet, and also due to the bright lights inside, which made it hard to see outside without a lot of glare on the windows. For the buffet itself: 1. Make a point of getting there early to enjoy the full selection. I was one of the last, and several dishes were gone. 2. Food quality was 5 out of 10. Meats were good, veggies were store-bought frozen variety, steamed fish was mushy. 3. If you need gluten free foods, they have identified them on the little tags in front of each dish, if they arent missing several were. However, when asking the server about what was or was not gluten free, I was initially told that a number of items were GF by one server, and when my instinct said that was unlikely, I was told by another that they werent. Fortunately I only ate one small non-GF desert, but that could be really bad for a severe celiac. Point is, while the menu shows what is and isnt GF for most items, take great care in selecting what you eat if thats an issue for you. A couple of final notes: no safety instructions, so I would have no idea where life jackets are if they should be needed, and by request, apparently the live entertainment played the theme song for Titanic... which was great for a laugh near the end of the cruise! Kudos to Molnar Peter, a super-helpful and friendly member of the dinner staff. One extra star just because of him!
star-3
The music and the acoustics were...
Derek O
, Nov 2017
The music and the acoustics were great. The only downside when we went was that it was very warm inside the church. If you are interested in this one, I would advise buying the VIP for the sole reason that you get to sit up front. Otherwise, you get the very back of the church for general seating.

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