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The Danube Symphony Orchestra
Some of the most famous and well loved classical melodies in unique Hungarian style. Hungarian symphonic orchestra's use a cimbalom player instead of a pianist. This is a traditional Hungarian folk instrument, but it is an integral part of classical music in Hungary. The Danube Symphony Orchestra was formed in 1961. And since then they have given many performances both in Hungary and abroad. Their repertoire covers almost every musical style from the Baroque music to music of the 20th century. Besides their permanent conductor András Deák, they are often conducted by other Hungarian and foreign conductors. They have given performances in Germany, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Italy. The Danube Symphony Orchestra performs in the beautifully restored Danube Palace. A neo-baroque building in the heart of the Hungarian capital. Its theater hall is truly impressive. Program 2013 Berlioz: Rákóczi March Erkel: Palotás from the opera “László Hunyadi” Delibes: Coppelia – Tschardas Bartók: Romanian folk dances Haydn: Farewell Symphony IV. movement Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2. Kálmán: Devil-rider – Palotás Lehár: Gold and Silver Waltz Liszt: Love dreams Folk-song adaptation: Under the mountains of Csitár Kodály: Intermezzo Monti: Csárdás Strauss: Long live the Hungarians! Strauss: Radetzky March Concerts begin in May.
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Party on the Danube
Budapest is famous for its nightlife. So if you're a real partyface then be sure to check out some of the local pubs and clubs! A great way to go if you're not sure what choose is to take the Party Cruise from the downtown, which is an 1,5 h long boat ride with music, dancing and drinking games that drops you off at one of the best clubs in the city to Ötkert Club. You will meet at the Danube Palace and hostesses will escort you to the boat, you get a welcome drink and get a chance to take in the nighttime panorama of Budapest. Of course further drinks are available at a reasonable price at the bar. The boat then takes you to a club where you can pyrty until dawn like the locals do in the summer. The Party on the Danube Cruise is available from May - September.
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Coffee and Cruise Sightseeing Ship
Have a cup of coffee, tea or a soft drink while cruising by some of the most important UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Budapest, such as the embankment, the Gellert Hill with the Citadel and Freedom Monument and the building ensemble of the Castle. A perfect way to make sightseeing relaxing and fun, especially on clear sunny days. Tour groups depart at 12:00 from the Danube Palace.
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Cocktail & Beer Ship on the Danube
What better way to take in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Budapest, than on a cruise boat while sipping a refreshing drink. Tickets include a choice of beers or cocktails. The boat will take you from the downtown, to Margaret Island, then back in the other direction to the Rakoczi Bridge nd finally back to the downtown. In 1,5 hours you will get to see the unique panorama of Budapest from the Danube along with the famous enbankment, the Castle and the Freedom Monument and Citadel on Gellert Hill. The tourgroup meets at 15:30 at the Danube Palace coupons (given with your ticket) can be exchanged for 2 cocktails from below: Pina Colada Havana beach Jamaica Sunday Cape Cod Sex on the beach Daiquiri Blue Hawaiian Pinerito Fruit tingle Mojito Bacardi Cola Sea Breeze Pedro Collins
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