Arrive in Budapest
Meet with private coach transfer at the airport. Transfer to the centrally located hotel in Budapest and check in.In the evening enjoy the illuminated panorama on one of the most fantastic river cruises of the world. Float by Buda Castle, the Hungarian Parliament, Matthias Church, Fisherman’s Bastion, Gellert Hill, Gellert Spa, Gresham Palace, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, historical bridges and churches, 19th century universities and contemporary buildings on a 3 hours cruise on river Danube with buffet dinner and live music. Private transfer to and from by coach.
Full day guaranteed departure excursion to the Danube Bend
Full day guaranteed departure excursion to the Danube Bend with guide and air conditioned vehicle, transfer to/from the hotel by private coach.Esztergom, Visegrád, Szentendre, the three most beautiful cities on the Danube Bend. Enjoy the picturesque viewpoints and get acquainted with Hungarian history along the “Blue Danube”.In Esztergom we visit the largest cathedral of Hungary (also burial place of famous cardinals of Hungary). Enjoy the view across the Danube to Slovakia. We will take you over the Maria-Valeria Bridge. Going across this bridge will take us for a short while into Slovakia!In Visegrad we walk at the 750 year-old stones of the Upper Castle of the Hungarian kings, the Citadel built against the Mongol invasion, and enjoy the fascinating panorama on the Danube valley. 3 course meal (glass of wine included) is served in Visegrád.On the way back we stop in the artist’s lovely riverside town of Szentendre. It is a small city at the gate of the Danube Bend, at the meeting place of the river Danube. We walk along the cobbledstone streets around the baroque settlement, built on medieval ruins. The numerous churches in town reflect the cultural, ethnic and religious diversity of Szentendre, the Serbian settlers who came to the town and gave its characteristic, Mediterranean-style architecture.You can also take the opportunity to visit the museums or you can choose to visit the art galleries and souvenir shops of the town. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel and check out.
Guaranteed departure tour in Budapest with guide and air conditioned vehicle: visit the most beautiful and famous places, highlights of the city within 4 hrs. Pick up at the hotel 9:30.We cross the Chains Bridge to the Buda side. Nice walking in the Castle District which is home of the Fishermen’s Bastion (photo stop), the neo-gothic Matthias Church and the Royal Palace. From the Citadel on Gellert Hill, you can experience a wonderful panoramic view of Budapest (photo stop). We cross the Liberty Bridge to Pest side again and look at the Central Market Hall, National Museum, after it you’ll have the opportunity to see outside the Dohány Street Synagogue, the 2nd biggest in the world.On the Pest side we drive around the City Park, where you can see the imposing Vajdahunyad Castle, one of the oldest Zoos in Europe, the Circus, the Széchenyi Thermal Bath which is the largest thermal bath in Central Europe and we visit Heroes’ Square (photo stop). We drive along the Andrássy Avenue- where you can see the State Opera House and then the Basilica from outside. We join the 45 minutes guided inside tour of the Parliament, the third largest Parliament building in the world, the home of the Hungarians’ Holy Crown (entrance ticket included).
During the tour we offer a brief overview of the last 1000 years of Hungarian history.
At the Parliament meet with private coach transfer to the international railway station. Transfer in air conditioned rail wagon to Vienna.
- 2 nights in centrally located hotel in Budapest
- 2 breakfasts at the hotel
- day 1: transfer from Budapest Airport to the hotel with private coach
- day1 buffet dinner and 3 hours cruise on river Danube, with private coach transfer
- day 3: full day Danube bend guaranteed departure tour with lunch, with air conditioned coach and guide, transfers to/from the hotel
- day 3: 4 hours guaranteed departure city tour in Budapest including inside tour of Parliament, with local guide and coach, pick up at the hotel
- entrance ticket to the Parliament
- day 3: private coach transfer to the railway station
- day 3: rail transfer in air conditioned wagon to Vienna, ticket and seat ticket
- Hotel taxes
- flight to/from Budapest
- entry visa to Hungary, Austria
- additional meals and drinks during the tour
- any other admission tickets
- early check-in/late check-out at the hotels
- personal expenses and insurance
- porterage at the hotel