Corso Little Prince, Budapest Castle District
Hungary is a country overflowing with culture and natural beauty. It lures visitors time and time again to sample its rich wines, gaze at its bird-life or lounge in the thermal spas. Hungary's capital city Budapest is one of the finest in the world. It is brimming with culture and boasts Roman remains, beautiful Romanesque churches, art nouveau architecture and castles that are still imposing despite having long since fallen into ruin.
Castle District • Parliament Building • Danube Bend • Szentendre • Visegrad • Esztergom
Day 1 Fly to Budapest and transfer to the Hotel where you enjoy an evening dinner.
Day 2 After breakfast, take a morning guided tour of the Buda side of the city, situated on the west bank of the Danube. Enjoy panoramic views of the city from the Fishermen's Bastion, named after the Guild of Fishermen that defended the city walls. Its seven towers represent the seven Magyar tribes that settled in the Danube Basin. Note also Budapest Castle, the historical fortified complex of the Hungarian Kings, with its medieval, Baroque and 19th century houses and public buildings. The afternoon is yours at leisure. Dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 3 After breakfast, there is a guided coach tour of the Pest side of the city, including the Parliament Building, the National Opera, Heroes' Square and the City Park. The afternoon is free at your leisure.
Day 4 After breakfast there is a full day guided tour to the famous Danube Bend. Places of interest include the town of Szentendre, with its Mediterranean atmosphere favoured by many artists. Also, the remains of Roman peel towers at Visegrad and the royal town of Esztergom, the first capital of Hungary and birthplace of the first Hungarian king, St Stephen. While in Esztergom, see the recently restored castle and the Basilica, reputed to be the largest church in the country. Dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 5 After breakfast there is some free time before transferring to the airport for flights to the UK.
All tours are tailored to your requirements and can be adapted for travel by coach and/or air as you prefer
Radisson Blu Béke Hotel, Budapest
Established in the early 1900s as the legendary Britannia Hotel, this stylish hotel is located in the heart of the city, on the Grand Boulevard, and combines tradition and culture with modern facilities. A restaurant is complimented by the Zsolnay Café with specialty teas and coffees, and marvellous desserts. Bedrooms have a laptop-sized safe, minibar, TV, tea/coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board.
• 4 star superior • 239 bedrooms
• Indoor swimming pool • Spa
• Free Wi-Fi
Your tour includes:
• Flights between the UK and Budapest
• 3 nights half board and 1 night
bed and breakfast in Budapest with:
Welcome drink and porter service
3 course dinner
• Coach travel/excursions/admissions
as detailed in the itinerary
• English speaking guides
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