Would you like to discover Hungary’s charming capital with a local guide? Would you like to relax with a hot cup of coffee and a delicious cake at a cozy cafe? Would you like to get to know some of the Hungarian traditions? Would you like to do some shopping at affordable prices?
Budapest is often ranked as one of the world’s 10 most popular destinations. Budapest have much to offer. An incredibly rich architectural heritage from Roman times to the present day. An ultimate Spa and wellness culture with Turkish and medicinal baths that still works. A vibrant culinary life with old cafes, gourmet restaurants, high class wine bars and unique ruinpubs. A colorful cultural life with small art galleries, museums and concerts. “Pearl of the Danube” is located on both sides of the river Danube. The stunning river side and the picturesque view are part of the UNESCO World Heritage.
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Our guide will meet you at the airport and a shuttle bus is taking you to the hotel. After a short refreshment break, we start our sightseeing by bus. Our friendly guide will give you a “taste” of Pest. In addition to the obligatory as Andrássy avenue – Hungarian Champs Elysée -, Cathedral / Basilica, Opera House, Heroes’ Square, mm, you will also have the opportunity to visit the Parliament where the Hungarian crown and regalia are exhibited.
During the afternoon we will take you to the world’s largest indoor food market where you can taste traditional snacks “Langos” which is a deep fried flat bread with sour cream, garlic and a glass “fröccs” consisting of white wine with sparkling water.
The dinner will be on the famous New York Café which boast of being “The Most Beautiful Coffee House in the World” and is located only a few steps away.
This day you will experience the other side of the Danube, the Buda side. The bus drives you to Buda Castle. After seeing some of the amazing views from the Fishermen’s Bastion, it is a short walk with guide in the area that ends in “the Hospital in the Rock”. This is a former nuclear bunker and secure hospital. New York Times travel guide recommend this as one of the 10 places you must see if you are in Budapest. After visiting the museum, you still have time for a walk on your own on the cobbled streets where you can experience the charming atmosphere in the area.
The rest of the afternoon is for your own disposals. You will have time for shopping or just enjoy sitting in a cafe. There is also a possibility that you can select an additional program from our menu as well, eg. visit the world famous thermal baths, relaxing massages or just take a haircut or a manicure.
Dinner is on Sir Lancelot Knights’ Restaurant, which takes you back to the Middle Ages where they ate with their fingers and portions were large enough. Waiters are obviously dressed in contemporary uniforms.
If you are in Hungary and want a taste of Hungarian traditions, just go and see a Hungarian horse show. At the same time you can be cooking a traditional Hungarian lunch. Hungary is famous for its horses and the clever “cowboys” and their many tricks. This day we will visit a traditional farm with typical Hungarian atmosphere near Budapest. Here we will taste the local fruit schnapps, called “palinka” and we learn how to cook Goulash soup (“shepherd soup”) that are cooked over an open fire and tastes fantastic. While the soup boils, we get a real horse show performed by local cowboys. We end our stay with a common lunch. After returning from this experience, you’ll still have a bit of relaxation before we start the “Farewell dinner program”: A beautiful cruise on the Danube with candlelight and background plus of course delicious food.
After a good breakfast it’s time to say goodbye to Budapest for this time and you will be departing by bus to the airport for the return journey.