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HOOKED BY THE HUNGARIAN CAPITAL, BUDAPEST

5 days / 4 nights

PROGRAM:

Day 1.

Arrival in Budapest. Dinner and overnight are at the hotel.

Day 2.

Breakfast at the hotel. The guided tour starts afterwards with the visit of the Buda side, on the Castle Hill (Royal Palace, Matthias Church and the Fisherman’s Bastion). On the way back to the Pest side, guests stop for a visit at the Citadel. Lunch is organized in the city center. Afterwards, free time to explore the famous shopping areas of Budapest. There are boutiques, coffee shops, department stores, and shops selling everything from Hungarian handicrafts to international designer articles. Later in the afternoon, the group is going back to the hotel and dinner will be served at the hotel. Overnight is also at the hotel.

Day 3.

After breakfast visit the Pest side of the capital. Guests will see the Heroes’ Square, Andrassy Avenue, the Parliament, the Opera House and the St. Stephan’s Basilica during the tour. In the evening, a dinner cruise is organized on the Danube. Overnight is at the hotel.

Day 4.

Breakfast at the hotel – Excursion to Gödöllő, entrance and guided tour in Sissi’s favorite Castle. Getting back to the hotel early in the afternoon. As an evening program, watching a performance in the Opera House or in the Palace of Arts. Dinner is organized in a local restaurant with folklore show. Overnight is at the hotel.

Day 5.

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure.

SERVICES

● 2x HB (Buffet Breakfast and 3-course menu without drink) in the hotel ● 2x Bed & Breakfast ● 1x dinner cruise on the Danube ● 1x dinner in a local restaurant with folklore show ● 1x lunch in Budapest ● Entrance fees: Matthias Church, Fisherman’s Bastion, St. Stephan’s Basilica, Citadel, Castle in Gödöllő ● Ticket to the Opera or Palace of Art’s ● Transfers and tour guide during the whole trip

Vajdahunyad Castle

BUDAPEST

WINE & GOURMET

IN BUDAPEST

6 days / 5 nights

PROGRAM:

Day 1.

Arrival in Budapest. Dinner and overnight are at the hotel.

Day 2.

After breakfast starts the half-day sightseeing in the Pest side of the city with a stop at the Szamos Gourmet House where guests will learn everything about bon-bon making. During the tour the group can see the Parliament, the Andrássy Avenue, the St. Stephan’s Basilica and the Opera House. Dinner is organized in a local restaurant with folklore show. Overnight is at the hotel.

Day 3.

After breakfast the group starts with visiting the Buda side: Royal Palace, Fisherman's Bastion, and Matthias Church. Afterwards, they will cook their own lunch in a cooking course. As a nice closing program for this day, a champagne tasting is organized in the Törley Manufacture. Dinner and overnight are at the hotel.

Day 4.

After breakfast guests will be transferred to Etyek where the group visits the Korda Studios and participates in interactive programs. Afterwards, the tour continues to a place called the Sonkamester (the Master of Ham) where tasting of different kinds of hams will delight the group. Heading back to the city, there will be a stop at a typical and famous Hungarian Café, in Gerbeaud Café House in the city center, including a coffee and a cake tasting. Afterwards, free time to explore the city. The highlight of the tour is the dinner in a Michelin Star Restaurant in Budapest. Overnight is at the hotel.

Day 5.

After breakfast, as early as possible, the group will travel to Lake Balaton. After a boat trip on the lake, lunch will take place in a cozy Hungarian restaurant with gipsy music and wine tasting. Travelling back to Budapest in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight are at the hotel.

Day 6.

.Breakfast at the hotel. Departure.

SERVICES

● 3x half board & 2x Bed & breakfast ● Entrance fee: St. Stephan’s Basilica and Parliament (optional) ● Bon-bon making at Szamos Gourmet House ● Dinner in a local restaurant with folklore show in Budapest ● Entrance fees: Matthias Church, Fisherman’s Bastion and Citadel ● Cooking course with lunch ● Champagne tasting at the Törley Manufacture ● Entrance fee: Korda Studios ● Ham tasting at the Sonkamester ● Coffee and cake in Gerbeaud Café ● Dinner in a Michelin Star Restaurant ● Boat trip, lunch and wine tasting at Lake Balaton ● Transfers and tour guide during the whole trip

Wine & Gourmet

BUDAPEST

THERMAL BATHS

IN HUNGARY

4 days / 3 nights

PROGRAM:

Day 1.

Arrival in Budapest. Transfer to Budapest’s most popular bath, The Széchenyi Bath where guests will participate in a ca. 40 minutes long guided tour in the building, including a visit to the Saint Stephen drinking fountain and tasting the thermal water. Afterwards, the group will enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the Széchenyi Bath. Dinner is at the hotel. After dinner the group can get to know the nightlife of Budapest through visiting the popular ruin pubs of Budapest. Overnight is at the hotel.

Day 2.

After breakfast guests will be transferred to Budapest’s other famous bath, The Gellért Bath where they can get to know the history of the building throughout an inside visit. After lunch, as the highlight of the day, they will try out one of the Turkish Baths of our capital. On their way from one spot to the other, they can collect some information about the city, as well. As a stylish end for the tour, we invite guests for a farewell dinner cruise on the Danube. Overnight is at the hotel.

Day 3.

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure.

Day 4.

After breakfast the group departs from the hotel. Visit to the Jeli Arboretum in Kám (guided tour is available). One of the most beautiful botanical gardens in Europe, where during the time of rho-dodendron blossom, a large number of flowers with varied colors and stunning scent, impress visitors. - Arrival to Sárvár / Bük. Dinner and overnight are in the hotel.

SERVICES

● 1 x HB + 1 x BB in the hotel ● 1 x Széchenyi Bath entrance fee including the guided tour ● Ruin pubs ● Entrance to Gellert Bath only for a visit ● Lunch in a local restaurant ● Entrance fee to the Turkish Bath ● Dinner Cruise on the Danube ● Transfers and tour guide during the whole trip

Szechenyi Baths

BUDAPEST

BIKE TOUR

AT LAKE BALATON

7 days / 6 nights

PROGRAM:

Day 1.

Arrival in Budapest; transfer to Balatonfüred and dinner at the hotel. Overnight is at the hotel.

Day 2.

Biking excursion to Tihany Peninsula: visiting the harbor, Inner Lake, Outer Lake, the Benedictine Abbey (optional: visiting the Abbey inside), the Open-Air Museum, the protected village center with the Doll Museum. Biking back to Balatonfüred with a stop for lunch at a Restaurant. Dinner and overnight are at the hotel.

Day 3.

Biking excursion organized to Veszprém through Bala-tonalmádi. Sightseeing in Veszprém by bicycle (Castle District, Fire Tower, Archbishop Palace, Gizella Chapel), then lunch in a restaurant. Biking back to Balatonfüred. Dinner will be in a restaurant close by. Overnight is at the hotel.

Day 4.

Biking from Balatonfüred to Keszthely (for the luggage: transfer by car/minivan). Lunch will take place in a restaurant on the way from Balatonfüred to Keszthely. Dinner and overnight are at the hotel.

Day 5.

Biking excursion to Káptalantóti and visit the market there. Then biking further to Badacsony. After arrival to Badacsony: lunch at a restaurant. Visiting the sights of Badacsony (optional): Kisfaludy House, basalt rocks, View tower, in Szigliget visiting the ruin on the Castle Hill. Biking back to Keszthely. Dinner and overnight are at the hotel.

Day 6.

Biking excursion in the “Kis-Balaton” Nature Reserve area, via Keszthely and visiting the Castle. (Optional: visiting the “Kis-Balaton” house, where guests can get to know the flora and fauna of this re-gion). Lunch is organized in a restaurant. Bike to Hévíz, free time to look around. – Biking back to Keszthely. Dinner and overnight are at the hotel.

Day 7.

Transfer to Budapest from Keszthely by bus. Finish the tour with a quick sightseeing in Budapest including a lunch in a local restaurant. Afterwards, transfer to the airport. Departure.

SERVICES

● 2 x HB & 1 x BB in Balatonfüred 3 x HB in Keszthely ● Rental of the biking stuff (bike, helmet, service car, etc.) ● 5 x lunch without drink in Balaton ● 1 x dinner in a local restaurant in Balatonfüred ● Entrance fees during the bike tours ● 1 x lunch in Budapest ● English speaking guide in Balaton and in Budapest ● Transfers (Budapest – Balatonfüred, Keszthely – Budapest, tour in Budapest and trf. to the airport

Lake Balaton

HUNGARY

BUDAPEST AND

ITS HISTORIC EPOCHS

6 days / 5 nights

PROGRAM:

Day 1.

Arrival in Budapest. Dinner and overnight are at the hotel.

Day 2.

Breakfast at the hotel. Afterwards starts the full day trip on the Buda side with visiting the Castle District: the Royal Palace, Matthias church and the famous Fishermen’s bastion and the National Gallery. Lunch will be at leisure in a nice, typically Hungarian restaurant in the Castle District. In the afternoon, on the way back to the center, the group stops at the Citadel, the Castle Garden Bazaar and the most beautiful bridge of the city, the Chain bridge. The tour ends with a boat cruise on the Danube. Dinner and overnight are at the hotel.

Day 3.

Breakfast at the hotel. Afterwards starts the Pest side story with an inside visit of the St. Stephen Basilica. Then the group will go along the Andrassy Avenue until they reach the House of Terror where they will get to know how was life here in Hungary during the fascist and communist regime. Afterwards, lunch will be at leisure and then the tour continues to the Heroes’ Square with an inside visit to the Museum of Fine Arts, and a nice walk in the City Park. The tour ends in Széchenyi Bath. Dinner and overnight are at the hotel.

Day 4.

Breakfast at the hotel. The day starts with a guided tour in the Parliament followed by a nice walk on the Danube bank to the Shoes statue. Afterwards, guests will have the chance to get to know the Café atmosphere in one of Budapest’s famous Cafés. Lunch will be organized in the center. In the afternoon, the group will visit the Jewish District along with a guided tour in the largest Synagogue of Europe. Dinner and overnight are at the hotel.

Day 5.

Breakfast at the hotel. This day will be about getting to know the memories of the Socialist era: the group will be transferred to the Memento Park by old Ikarus buses. After the statue park, guests will head back to the center and will have lunch in an 80’s restaurant with its contemporary furniture and style. In the afternoon, guests can enjoy a super fun program: the Trabant rally. Evening and dinner are at leisure. Overnight is at the hotel.

Day 6.

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure.

SERVICES

● 4 x HB and 1 x BB in the hotel in Budapest ● Entrance fees on the Buda side: to the Castle, Matthias Church, Fisherman’s Bastion, and National Gallery ● Danube Cruise with a glass of wine on board (2hrs) ● Entrance fees on the Pest side: to the St. Stephen Basilica, House of Terror, Museum of Fine Arts, Széchenyi Bath ● Entrance fee to the Parliament ● Coffee and cake in a Hungarian Café ● Entrance fee to the Synagogue ● Trip with the old Ikarus buses to the Memento Park ● Entrance fee to the Memento Park ● Lunch in the 80’s style ● Trabant Rally ● Tour Guide during the whole trip ● Transfers during the whole trip

Old Ikarus Bus

BUDAPEST

BEAUTIFUL GARDENS

IN HUNGARY

6 days / 5 nights

PROGRAM:

Day 1.

Arrival in Budapest. Dinner and overnight are at the hotel.

Day 2.

After breakfast starts the half-day sightseeing in Budapest. Excursion to Alcsútdoboz: Visit to the Alcsút Arboretum (guided tour is available). The arboretum boasts a huge snowdrop field, which pro-vides a spectacular attraction to visitors in the early spring. Dinner and wine tasting will be in Etyek, which is close by. Overnight is at the hotel.

Day 3.

After breakfast excursion to Gödöllő and Vácrátót, visiting the Royal Palace in Gödöllő with guided tour. Walking in the Palace Park. Visit to the Vácrátót Arboretum (guided tour is available). Besides the numerous wonders of nature, a remarkable exhibition illustrates how human activity affects the environment and what we can do to save our planet. Dinner and cruise on the Danube. Overnight is at the hotel.

Day 4.

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure.

Day 5.

After breakfast the group departs from the hotel. Visit to the Jeli Arboretum in Kám (guided tour is available). One of the most beautiful botanical gardens in Europe, where during the time of rho-dodendron blossom, a large number of flowers with varied colors and stunning scent, impress visitors. - Arrival to Sárvár / Bük. Dinner and overnight are in the hotel.

Day 6.

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure.

SERVICES

● 3 x BB and 2 x HB // 3 nights in Budapest, 2 nights in Bük or Sárvár ● Sightseeing in Budapest and Sopron (without entrance fees) ● Entrance fee/guided tour: arboretums in Alcsútdoboz, Vácrátót, Kám; palaces in Gödöllő, Sopron and Fertőd ● Folklore dinner in Budapest ● Dinner and wine tasting in Etyek ● Dinner and cruise on the Danube ● Dinner in Sopron

Gardens

BUDAPEST