Hungarian valleys & wonders

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Hungarian Valleys and wonders

5th-12th September

Visiting:

Eger, Cserhát Mountain Range, the Palóc Ethnographic Village of Hollóko, Valley of the Beautiful Women, Aggtelek Cave, Bükk Na[1]tional Park, Hortobágy National Park, Szilvásvárad in the Szalajka Valley, National Lipizzaner Stud Farm, Kosice (Slovakia) & Budapest

MONDAY

We meet at the airport at 11.40am for our Ryanair flight departing to Budapest at 2.10pm.

On arrival at 4.20pm, we will drive towards Eger, one of the nicest baroque towns in Hungary.

Join the tour leader for a half-day optional excursion to Eger, a historic city filled with great buildings and churches, such as the enormous neo-Classical basilica and the Fortress.

Eger Castle is one of the region’s main attractions, with the structure going back centuries.

TUESDAY

Today, we will start off with a half-day optional excursion to the Cserhát massif, the palóc ethnographic village of Hollóko.

Hollóko is part of the UNESCO World Heritage, and is a village that has been constructed to become an open-air museum keeping the original appearance.

Visitors can walk through the beautiful streets, visiting some tiny museums like the Post Office Museum, Village Museum, Doll Museum, or the Roman Catholic Church.

We will later drive back to Eger and enjoy the rest of the afternoon to ourselves, or why not join the group on another half-day optional excursion, this time taking us on a small local train ride towards the Valley of the Beautiful Women.

We will visit one of the cellars and enjoy some wine tasting here, since it is one of Hungary’s most known wine regions.

We will have the possibility to taste the most famous wine near Eger, Egri Bikavér or Bull’s Blood.

WEDNESDAY

Another full-day optional excursion awaits us! Today, our drive will first take us to Aggtelek Cave, situated in the Aggtelek National Park.

It is the largest stalactite cave system in Europe, and its stalactite and stalagmite formations are spectacular.

The caverns and their surroundings have been designated a national park by both Hungary and Slovakia, and the area was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995.

We later proceed to Bükk National Park, a national park in the Bükk Mountains of Northern Hungary, near Miskolc.

THURSDAY

We will enjoy another full-day optional excursion, this time taking us to Hortobágy, the Hungarian Puszta. Hortobágy is part of the Hortobágy National Park.

We are welcomed with pálinka and salted biscuits.

The day includes a carriage tour while guests can see the native animals of the Puszta: the Hungarian grey cattle, shepherd dog, racka sheep, mangalica pig, and a four-wheeled chariot.

After enjoying lunch, we will visit the zoo and the museum of shepherds.

FRIDAY

Today, our full-day optional excursion will take us to Szilvásvárad, situated in the Szalajka Valley.

The popular hiking destination is situated 25km from Eger.

The forest area offers a perfect setting for who looks for peace and tranquility: clear and fresh air, natural environment, an amazing waterfall and songbirds.

We will also have the possibility of going on a romantic forest railway, known as the most popular narrow-gauge railway in Hungary.

We will also visit the National Lipizzaner Stud Farm, home to around 200 horses.

SATURDAY

Our full-day optional excursion will take us across the Slovakian border to Kosice.

This is the second largest city in Slovakia and is a metropolis of the East, boasting the largest town monument reserve in the country.

We will also visit St. Elisabeth Minster – the biggest cathedral in the country – situated on the highest hill.

One can find various priceless religious artifacts here which are all on display for locals and tourists! SUNDAY

Today, our optional full-day excursion will take us to Budapest, the famous capital city of Hungary.

We will start our visit on the Pest side of the Capital.

We shall see St. Stephen’s Basilica, the neo[1]gothic Parliament building and the Heroes’ Square.

We will then drive up to the Castle District and visit the marvellous Matthias Church (extra) where we will see the former Royal Palace and the Fisherman’s Bastion (extra).

MONDAY

After breakfast, we proceed to Budapest Airport for our Ryanair flight departing at 4.45pm and arriving in Malta at 7.00pm

PRICE PER PERSON

GROUP 1

€729 / €829 Adult in Triple

€779 / €879 Adult in Twin

€949 / €1049 Adult in Single

€529 / €629 Child sharing w/2 adults

Half Board (7 buffet dinners) €129

* Special price applies when half board & all excursions are taken

** Seats on flights are assigned directly by Ryanair.

Should you need seats near each other, this may incur a charge.

PRICE PER PERSON

GROUP 2

€699 / €799 Adult in Triple

€749 / €849 Adult in Twin

€919 / €1019 Adult in Single

Half Board €129

PRICE INCLUDES

Ryanair** return direct flights to Budapest airport including 10kg luggage and 20kg checked-in luggage

7 nights in 4-star Hotel Eger & Park in Eger or similar Rooms with private facilities, TV & Wi-Fi

Daily buffet breakfast

Return airport transfers

Services of tour leader

Airport taxes & service charge

Insolvency fund

EXCURSIONS

ADULT/CHILD

€19  /  €15  Eger city tour

€39  /  €29  Holloko Open-air Museum

€39  /  €29  Valley of the Beautiful Women including wine tasting

€55  /  €40  Aggtelek Cave/Bükk National Park

€59  /  €39  Hortobágy

€69  /  €40  Szilvásvárad/National Lipizzaner Stud Farm

€49  /  €29  Kosice (Slovakia)

€44  /  €22  Budapest

All excursions are guided by an English-speaking guide. The following entrances are included in the price of the excursion: local train from Eger to the Valley of the Beautiful Women, wine tasting at the Valley of the Beautiful Women, entrance to Aggtelek cave including local guide, educational path tour with local English-speaking guide, Szalajka Valley programme with railway, picnic and carriage ride, Hortobágy puszta programme with aperitif and biscuits including horse show, carriage ride, 2-course lunch, entrance into the zoo and museum, St. Elisabeth Minster in Kosice and Strudel tasting with wine in Hollóko village.

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