City & Culture

The Pearl of the Danube

The Pearl of the Danube

24.05.2019 - 13.09.2019 Budapest

offer number a025r360

  • offer number a025r360

  • 24.05.2019 - 13.09.2019
  • Budapest
  • Art & culture
  • City & Culture

The Pearl of the Danube

Budapest is considered one of the most beautiful capital cities in the world and is often referred to as the “Pearl of the Danube”. On the right-hand bank of the Danube is the older, hilly Buda with its historic attractions. On the left-hand bank, on the lowlands, is the younger Pest with its villas and bustling life. On guided day trips you can discover the beauty of the city and find out all about its history and culture.

Danube panorama and the Buda Castle District - UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in Budapest

Programme

Day 1: Individual travel to Budapest. Transfer from the airport or train station to the resort. Welcome cocktail at the resort.

Day 2: In the morning, we will discover Budapest by bus. We will then head past the Parliament building into the city centre, where you will find the main attractions. While stopping at the citadel to take photos, we can enjoy spectacular views over the city. Travelling across the Elisabeth Bridge and through the City Park, we will then arrive at Heroes’ Square, which features the Millennium Monument.

Day 3: After the inspection of the parliament building with the valuable Hungarian coronation objects and the meeting rooms of the government you go to the rock church.In a cave inside Gellért Hill we will visit the Rock Church, which was chiselled out of stone. Later, in the market hall, we can find a large selection of local products and will have the opportunity to enjoy a typical Hungarian lunch. You are free to spend the afternoon as you wish.

Day 4: Day at leisure – Optional excursion to the Hungarian Puszta.

Day 5: Gödöllö, the former summer residence of Queen Elisabeth (Sissi), is situated east of Budapest. We will visit the second largest Baroque palace in the world and take a tour of the palace grounds to see the royal stables. We then enjoy a short break in the palace café.

Day 6: On an excursion to the Danube Bend, we will visit the crypt that houses the grave of Cardinal Mindszenty, a former Hungarian archbishop, who was a symbolic figure of the resistance against communism in Hungary. Afterwards, we will continue on to Szentendre and then Visegràd, which became a popular tourist destination as early as 100 years ago.

Day 7: On a guided walk around the Buda Castle Quarter, we will visit Matthias Church and the castle residence, which is a listed building and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tour guide will provide us with lots of interesting facts about the building and the Fisherman’s Bastion. Amid the bright lights of the city, we can look forward to a farewell dinner on the boat and raise our glasses to a successful trip.

Day 8: Option to extend stay or take the transfer to the airport or train station and make your own way home.

Services included

  • Transfer from/to the airport or train station
  • Sparkling wine reception upon arrival
  • 5 excursion days with guided tour
  • Comfortable coach
  • 2 x lunch
  • 1 x dinner
  • Admission and guided tours
Important information
Dates and prices
24.05. – 31.05.2019
06.09. – 13.09.2019
  • EUR 365.– per person

Residence points and local charges as stipulated in the current Booking Information.

Information and booking
Deadline for registration:
  • Six weeks in advance
Number of guests:
  • Min. no. of persons: 6
  • Max. no. of persons: 30
Languages:
  • German
Happy New Year in Budapest

Happy New Year in Budapest

27.12.2019 - 03.01.2020 Budapest

offer number S102R360

  • offer number S102R360

  • 27.12.2019 - 03.01.2020
  • Budapest
  • Advent & New Year’s Eve
  • City & Culture Tradition

Happy New Year in Budapest

Along with countless cultural highlights, Budapest also provides a wonderful setting for an atmospheric New Year’s Eve. Enjoy the last evening of the year with dinner on board a cruise ship and toast the new year in a splendid venue. An exclusive concert with a champagne reception rounds off a varied New Year trip.

New Year in Budapest: from cultural excursions, to stylish New Year's Eve celebrations, to a concert with a champagne reception

Programme

Day 1: Individual arrival in Budapest. Transfer to the resort from airport or train station. Over welcome cocktails, you’ll get to know the resort and other participants.

Day 2: First you can explore on foot the Burgviertel area of the city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is near the Hapimag resort. After lunch, you’ll take a city tour to discover the main sites of Budapest and enjoy coffee and cake at the “Ruszwurm” cake shop.

Day 3: You’ll stroll through the heart of the city centre and visit the Art Nouveau house Bedö Ház. It was built in 1903, during the Secession, and gives visitors an authentic view of urban life during “peacetime”.

Day 4: At the top of Gellért Hill, you’ll enjoy a beautiful view of the rock church before a tour of the covered market. You can wander through market stalls with typical Hungarian products and specialities. After lunch, the trip continues to Gödöllö, where you’ll visit Sissi’s former summer residence – the second-largest baroque palace in the world.

Day 5: In a champagne cellar in Budafok, you’ll learn more about the production of sparkling wine and try a glass. You can ring in the New Year amongst beautiful glittering lights on board a cruise ship. A buffet-style dinner is accompanied by Hungarian folk music, and after dinner you have the option to try dancing yourself. On the stroke of midnight, you can toast the new year against the magnificent backdrop of the parliament building. New Year’s Eve is rounded off with small traditional midnight dishes, before the cruise ship docks again at 1.00 a.m. Transfer back to the resort.

Day 6: Today, you’ll be able to sleep in and enjoy the new year in comfort. Energetic guests can join an optional excursion to Puszta. In the evening, you can enjoy an exclusive New Year’s Day concert and a champagne reception at the resort.

Day 7: You’ll visit three unusual places on an excursion to the Danube Bend. Esztergom, one of Hungary’s oldest cities, with its basilica and the crypt that houses the grave of Cardinal Mindszenty. Plus the artist city of Szentendre and Visegrád, a former base of Hungarian royalty.

Day 8: Option to extend stay or transfer to airport or train station before making your own way home.

Services included

  • Transfer to/from Budapest airport or station
  • 5 excursion days with guided tour
  • Comfortable coach
  • New Year’s Eve with aperitif, dinner, midnight dishes, music and dancing
  • 2 x lunch
  • Coffee and cake at “Ruszwurm” cake shop
  • New Year concert with a champagne reception at the resort
  • Admission and guided tours
Important information
Dates and prices
27.12.2019 – 03.01.2020
  • EUR 795.- per person aged 16 and over
    (approx. CHF 915.- per person*)

Residence points and local charges as stipulated in the current Booking Information.

*Prices in CHF are guide prices. Calculations are based on the current exchange rate.

Information and booking
Deadline for registration:
  • 8 weeks before arrival
Number of guests:
  • Min. no. of persons: 6
  • Max. no. of persons: 30
Languages:
  • German