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Short break in Budapest, Hungary
Budapest, Danube Bend, Szentendre, Visegrad, Esztergom, Godollo & Hungarian Puszta
16th – 20th August
MONDAY, 16TH AUGUST:
We meet at the airport at 9.30am for our Ryanair flight to Budapest departing at 11.35am. On arrival at 1.50pm, we are transferred to our 4 star Novotel Centrum in Budapest. Check in and go for a half-day optional 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 see the former Royal Palace and the Fisherman’s Bastion.
TUESDAY, 17TH AUGUST:
Our full day optional excursion takes us to the Danube Bend. This special area, where the great river changes course known as the Dunakanyar, will make our day unforgettable. This lovely town of Szentendre with its vivid Baroque architecture and vivid colours are amongst the highlights of this trip. We will also see the town of Visegrad, former royal seat of medieval Hungarian monarch where count Dracula was imprisoned by King Matthias Corvin. Moreover, we shall visit the city of Esztergom which is the seat of the Hungarian Roman Catholic Archbishop.
WEDNESDAY, 18TH AUGUST:
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).
THURSDAY, 19TH AUGUST:
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, 20TH AUGUST:
We will dedicate the morning for an optional Danube cruise before returning to our hotel. Check out of the hotel by noon. We later proceed to the airport for our flight departing at 7pm and arriving in Malta at 9.15pm.
PRICE PER PERSON:
* SPECIAL PRICE
*€399 / €449 Adult in Triple
*€429 / €479 Adult in Twin
*€499 / €549 Adult in Single
*€309 / €359 Child sharing with 2 adults
€80 Additional Baggage Supplement for 20 kg
* Special price applies when all excursions are taken
** There are many restaurants in the vicinity of the hotel that offers a variety of tourist menus at very convenient prices.
Seats on flights are assigned directly by Ryanair. Should you need seats near each other, this may incur a charge.
Ryanair return flights to Budapest Airport including 10kg checked-in hand luggage
3 nights in 4 star Novotel Centrum 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 Puszta
€20 / €10 Danube Cruise
All excursions are guided by an English-speaking guide