Christmas Express

Christmas Express

The Hungarian Train company will launch its annual nostalgia Christmas Express trains in December. The festive Xmas train includes an optional dinner, and an exceptional time travel.

Christmas Nostalgia Train Budapest

Christmas Nostalgia Train Budapest

14 December 2012 Christmas Candle-light Express dining train

Romantic journey back in time, delicious foods, musical curiosities. The Candlelight Express luxury train consisting of saloon-, bar- and dining-cars, provides a gastronomic adventure for those who wish a special journey and a nostalgic atmosphere.
In the dining-car, during the course of the dinner including three dishes with candlelight, the “sommelier” – master of drinks carries around quality wines that fit well with the menu or with its vegetarian variant.
The Candlelight Express departs from the Nyugati Railway Station in Budapest and arrives in Gödöllő, where the recently renovated Royal Lounge can be viewed accompanied by a glass of champagne.

In the Royal Lounge Charlie Horvath Hungarian blues singer will sing

Menu selection:

Menu I.

  • For gourmet meat-lovers
  • Baguette slices with herbal butter-roses
  • Goose liver pasty with red onion jam
  • Deer hunters’ venison with pumpkin puree and rosemary potatoes
  • Poppy-seed bread with honey and mandarin dressing

Menu II. For vegetarians

  • New baguette slices with herbal butter-roses
  • Mozzarella balls in crunchy salad-bed with honey-mustard sauce
  • Tofu ripened in soy sauce with grilled vegetables
  • Poppy-seed bread with honey and mandarin dressing
Christmas Dinner on the Nostalgia Train

Christmas Dinner on the Nostalgia Train

Drinks belonging to the menu:

  • Welcome drink – Törley sec – dry champagne
  • Wines – quality white and red wines
  • Szeremley Szemelt Riesling (dry red wine)
  • Bodri Civilis QV (dry red wine)
  • Fizzy soft drinks: Coca-Cola / Coca-Cola Light / Fanta / Sprite
  • Juices: Orange juice / Peach juice / Apple Juice
  • Mineral waters: Natur Aqua (still/fizzy)
  • Coffee: Espresso coffee / Long coffee

Candlelight Express Boy service

Make the Candlelight Express journey unforgettable; surprise your beloved ones with a little service. Whether a birthday champagne is in the case, or a battle of delicious wine, a bunch of flower or a birthday cake, we are at your service.

Bunches of flower:

  • Small bunch: 3.000 Ft (5 red roses)
  • Medium bunch: 5.000 Ft (7 red roses)
  • Large bunch: 7.000 Ft (9 red roses)


  • Hungária Extra Dry (0,7 l): 3.500 Ft
  • Hungária Rosé (0,7 l): 3,500 Ft
  • Hungária Irsai Olivér – sweet (0,7 l): 3.500 Ft


Cakes can be ordered in the following flavours:

  • Eszterházy Torte
  • Dobos Torte
  • Chocolate Torte
  • Sacher Torte

4 slices/cake: 3,000 Ft

6 slices/cake: 5,000 Ft

Birthday candles are included in the price of cakes

Please indicate your wish to enlist the boy service when buying your ticket.

Price of the Christmas Express train program:

Dinner Tickets for the Christmas Express Train

HUF 10,000 / person

Nostalgia Tickets (w/o dinner) for the Xmas Express Train

At a table for 4 – 4990 Ft/person
At a table for 2 – 6990 Ft/person

Participation ticket for the Candlelight Express is just valid together with paying the price of the dinner and Nosztalgia fare.

The price of the program includes the Nostalgia trip, the welcome drink, the selected menu, the drinks belonging to the menu and the surprise-program.

Time of departure of the Candlelight Express: 19:00, Nyugati Railway Station, Budapest

Tickets are available:
In the office of MÁV Nosztalgia Kft. Next to platform 10 at the Nyugati Train Station
Ticket information.: (+36 1) 269-5242
Other Information: (+36 1) 238-0558

December Events on the Hungarian Nostalgia Trains in 2012

14th December Christmas Candle-light Express dining train
19th December Nostalgic Memorial Train – 20 years old MÁV Nosztalgia Ltd.
22nd December Excursion by Experience Train to the Advent in Vienna


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