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Short break in Budapest, Hungary
Group 1 10 – 15 August (15 August – Public Holiday)
Group 2 7 – 12 September (8 September – National Holiday)
Budapest, Danube Bend, Szentendre, Visegrad, Esztergom, Godollo, Eger, Holloko, Kecskemet & Hungarian Puszta
We meet at the airport at 6.45am for our Ryanair flight to Budapest departing at 9.15am.
On arrival at 11.25am, we are transferred to our 4-star Hotel Mercure Korona in Budapest.
Check-in, and we go for a half-day optional guided city tour of Budapest.
We start on the Pest side of the Capital.
We shall see St. Stephen’s Basilica, the neo-gothic Parliament building and the Heroes’ Square.
Then, we drive up to the Castle District and visit the marvellous Matthias Church (entrance included).
We also have a look at the former Royal Palace and the Fisherman’s Bastion (entrance included).
Our full-day optional excursion takes us to the Danube Bend.
This special area, where the great river changes course and known as the Dunakanyar, will make our day unforgettable.
This lovely town of Szentendre with its vivid Baroque architecture and vivid colours, is amongst the highlights of this trip.
We will also see the town of Visegrad, a former royal seat of medieval Hungarian monarch where count Draculas was imprisoned by King Matthias Corvin.
Moreover, we shall visit the city of Esztergom which is the seat of the Hungarian Roman Catholic Archbishop.
After a relaxed morning, we will go for an optional half-day excursion to the beautiful Godollo castle (entrance extra) which is the world’s second largest Baroque castle.
After a guided tour of the castle, we can have a walk in the gardens and enjoy a cup of coffee and some cake in the Palace Café (extra).
The afternoon is free to enjoy Budapest.
Today, after breakfast, we can join the tour leader for a full-day optional excursion to Eger and Holloko.
Our first stop will be in Eger, a nice baroque town in the Northern part of Hungary.
It is best known for its castle, thermal baths, baroque buildings and red wines.
Here, we will see the Basilica, the Lyceum, and the charming Dobo Square.
Free time for lunch (extra), and then we proceed to the ethnographic village of Holloko, part of the UNESCO World Heritage which has been constructed to become an open-air museum, keeping the original appearance.
We will be seeing some tiny museums like the Post Office Museum, Village Museum, Doll Museum, and the Roman Catholic Church.
We are then hosted to taste homemade strudel with cottage cheese, poppy seeds, cherry, apple and one glass of wine.
We will enjoy another full-day optional excursion, this time taking us to the Hungarian Puszta with a visit to Kecskemet, the capital city of the Puszta.
After a guided walking tour during which we will see some of the most representative attractions of this beautiful city, we will visit an authentic Hungarian horse ranch.
We are greeted with a traditional strong locally brewed spirit, called Palinka.
We can experience a horse carriage ride and enjoy the unique equestrian show held at the ranch.
Then, we taste a traditional Hungarian flavour of a 3-course lunch, including drinks.
We will dedicate the morning for an optional Danube cruise before returning to our hotel.
Check-out of the hotel, and then we proceed to the airport for our flight departing at 4.45pm and arriving in Malta at 7.00pm
PRICE PER PERSON
€429 / €479 Adult in Triple
€479 / €529 Adult in Twin
€649 / €699 Adult in Single
€409 / €459 Child sharing with 2 adults
€484 / €534 Adult in Triple
€534 / €584 Adult in Twin
€754 /€704 Adult in Twin
€464 / €514 Child sharing with 2 adults
* Special price applies when all excursions are taken.
**There are many restaurants in the vicinity of the hotel that offer a variety of tourist menus at a very convenient price.
***Seats on flights are assigned directly by Ryanair.
Should you need seats near each other, this may incur a charge.
An additional charge applies for extra luggage
Ryanair** return direct flights to Budapest airport including 10kg luggage
5 nights in 4-star Hotel Mercure Korona in Budapest or similar
Rooms with private facilities
Daily buffet breakfast
Return airport transfers
Services of tour leader
Airport taxes & service charge
€27 / €15 City Tour Budapest
€28 / €15 Danube Bend
€39 / €24 Godollo
€39 / €24 Eger & Holloko
€20 / €10 Puszta
€39 / €24 Danube Cruise
Godollo Palace €12 per person