Your ticket includes:
- ~ 3 Hours budapest cruise
- Candle-lit dinner
- 4 Course menu
- Welcome drink
- Live piano show
- Child Discount
- Private table
- Drink package (optional)
- Window table (optional)
The Tour ends:
1051 Budapest, Jane Haining Rakpart, Dock 11.
Easter Cruise Budapest
Easter Monday – or „Húsvét” as it is called in Hungarian – is one of the most popular holidays in Hungary, which comes as a Christian heritage. In Hungary, we celebrate Easter Sunday and Monday as well, however other countries where Christianity plays an important role in their everyday life celebrate this occasion mostly on Sunday.
What is this Eastern all about for the Christian culture?
In the Christian culture, just like in Hungary, people celebrate at this day the rising of their Messias, Jesus, who was rising from the dead 3 days after he was crucifyed. But looking back to the ancient time, easter meant a lot more. As a whole new year is started, the life came back to life again, trees started blooming and animals got babies. Have you ever wondered, why are bunnies and ducks and lambs and any other fluffy animal so popular around easter time? These are all pagan symbols belonging to pagan rituals, that are taken in the name of rebirth or palingenesis.
Even humanity celebrated that the winter is gone and a new beginning is started with good weather, sunshine, fresh rain, and smooth wind. For example in Hungary on Easter Monday they have a tradition which involves young boys and girls and a lot of perfume (or even more cold water)as well. Originally young women who reached the age of marriage were involved whom young men represent a poem and then spray them with parfum – or in extrem cases, they use planty of cold water, even from a bucket or in any creative way thay can „water” the ladies. It is called „locsolkodás” in Hungarian and this tradition is still famous between relatives and friends. If you want to see the real traditional way of “locsolkodás” (sprinkling the water), visit Hollókő, which village still keeps the original tradition and really famous between local and foreigner tourists as well. Do not worry, on board we won’t surprise you with a bucket of cold water!
Eastern is full of traditions. People are wearing colorful dresses and selling traditional food, painted Easter eggs, and Easter accessories on craft markets across the country. Some places create a little farm atmosphere by representing “Easter animals” for the children, so they can see and pet real animals. Painting eggs or decorating them on a creative way is an important role of the ladies. Originally they always painted them to red, symbolizing Jesus’s blood, but nowadays the expectation has changed a lot and people dye them in many different colors, even using some extreme technics to decorate the eggs in a very unique way.
What do we offer on both Easter Sunday and Easter Monday?
Folklore and operetta show
If you show interest for the Hungarian folklore, especially after you visited one of the Easter markets, you have to attend a real Hungarian folklore show as well. Discover the instrumental music, the traditional songs and the dance style of the Hungarian culture on board by joining us for a Danube dinner cruise, where you get an amazing 4-course dinner while floating on the Danube and enjoying the memorable folklore show on Eastern Sunday or Monday.
Join our Folklore and operetta show and get a little touch of the Hungarian and even from the traditional Easter ceremonies.
In case you are interested in a river dinner cruise but you would rather avoid the folklore show, we would like to bring to your attention our live piano show, which is a similar dinner course with the same quality, 4-course dinner, but instead of paying attention to the jumping dancers, you can enjoy a romantic live piano show performed by our talented musicians.
Happy eastern! Kellemes húsvéti ünnepeket!