Attend an organ concert at St Stephen’s Basilica, famous throughout Hungary for its remarkable musical performances. Inside the beautiful Neoclassical church with excellent acoustics, enjoy an evening of classical music by masters such as Bach and Vivaldi, played by some of Hungary’s most esteemed musicians. Upgrade to include a late-night dinner cruise, and enjoy a buffet meal with Sparkling wine and a drink as you cruise along the Danube River, soaking up UNESCO World Heritage-listed sights such as the Buda Castle Quarter.
Your evening concert takes place at St Stephen’s Basilica, one of the most beautiful neoclassical buildings in Budapest and perhaps the most important church in Hungary. Adapted by Miklos Teleki, one of Hungary’s most famous organ artists, the concert includes several arias performed by esteemed musicians such as Kolos Kováts, an award-winning oratorio singer, and Eleonóra Krusic, known for her European performances. Settle into your Category 1 (front-row) or Category 2 (middle-row) seat and enjoy the 70-minute performance (no intermission). You'll be wowed by the excellent acoustics of the church as you listen to some of history's most famous classical pieces such as Ave Maria and Agnus Dei (see sample concert below in the Itinerary section).Concert plus Dinner:Whether you fancy a late dinner or a scenic setting for after-dinner drinks, a Danube River cruise is a great ending to your night in Budapest. Following the concert, travel by taxi to Budai Vigadó to board a boat for your 1.5-hour late dinner cruise. Enjoy the candlelit atmosphere as you sip a glass of Sparkling wine, followed by wine or beer, and enjoy a buffet dinner that's presented with a creative touch by an award-winning food sculptor.After dinner, head to the open upper deck. The star of your cruise is Budapest's UNESCO World Heritage-listed urban panorama, a series of sites that illustrate the city’s history. Pass the Buda Castle Quarter, the Chain Bridge (Clark Ádám Square), the Gellért Baths and Mt Gellért with its Freedom Monument.