hungary trip packages

Often described as the “Little Paris of Middle Europe”, Budapest is famous not only for the monuments reflecting its own 1,000-year-old culture, but also for the relics of others who settled here. Remains from both Roman occupation and much later ruled by the Turks can still be seen in the city. After the Ottoman Empire the union with Austria has a particular influence on the city’s form and style.

The capital has two sides, Buda and Pest, stretching along the banks of the Danube, representing two different characters of the city.

Suburban Buda and its historic castle district offer medieval streets and houses, museums, caves and Roman ruins. The dynamic Pest side boasts the largest parliament building in Europe, riverside promenades, flea markets, bookstores, antique stores and café houses.

Budapest has a lot to offer. Museums and galleries, churches and synagogues, palaces and historic buildings, baths and pools are presented together with the influence of Secession in the city.

There is an unmistakable feeling that something out of the ordinary is just around the corner, but what it will be is up to you to find out

Day 1 Arrival and Day at Leisure

Arrival at Budapest airport, where you are met and transferred to the charming 4* Hotel Palazzo Zichy (or similar 4 star hotel) with accommodation in superior room including breakfast daily. Time at leisure to have a first look of the city center.

Day 2 Classic Budapest Gastro Experience w/ Wine Tasting

Discover and experience the traditional ingredients of Hungarian cuisine on a classical walking tour! Explore the traditional ingredients of Hungarian cuisine and enjoy the cultural experience while tasting some typical food of the country. Your local guide will introduce you to everyday life of Hungarian people through some hidden places of Budapest. Join our four-hour long walking tour and enjoy the experience! Highlights Overview of Hungarian cuisine through its history, culinary culture and ingredients, focusing on both the traditional side and modern artisan producers and speciality food shops Tour of Budapest’s Central Market Hall with tastings. Visits to three additional venues during the walk with tastings at each location Several food tastings at the market, and during the walk at the other locations including main course and dessert as well.

Come hungry! A taste of a typical Hungarian spirit, and an introduction to Hungarian wine with a tasting of three top-quality local wines Small groups with a private,food and wine-specialised guide

Exploring Budapest through its food and drinks is the best way to do it! Our food, wine, and cultural walking tour begins at The Central Market Hall – one of Europe’s largest and most spectacular indoor markets – and continues through the charming nearby neighbourhood. Be sure to come with an appetite. You will need it on this tour!   At the Central Market Hall we will begin getting acquainted with Hungarian cuisine through the great variety and abundance of ingredients (which are mostly local and seasonal) on display. We will discuss the history of the building, the culture of eating and drinking in Hungary, and the everyday cooking and eating habits. The tour also includes an introduction to Hungarian paprika and will reveal why it is so special, how Hungarian cooks use it, and how it is produced. After tasting a few carefully selected things at the market, we will head out to the surrounding neighbourhood and visit a few more places. Lunch will be at a traditional restaurant, where we will taste a special Hungarian spirit as well. No day in Budapest is complete without dessert, so we will also stop at a cafe visited only by locals to taste some very special local dumplings. The tour will end with a tasting of three quintessential Hungarian wines.

During the tasting your guide will introduce you to the Hungarian wine regions, varietals, and styles. This tour will give you a taste of the traditional side of Hungarian cuisine, as well as the modern artisan producers and speciality food shops of the area. We try our very best to cater for dietary requirements but due to local food customs we cannot guarantee that this will be possible in all cases. Options for vegetarians, guests with allergies and religious dietary restrictions may be very limited.

Day 3 City Sightseeing Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour W/ Optional Boat Ride

Discover Budapest’s most beloved attractions with a hop-on hop-off bus tour, valid for 48 hours from first time of use. Find a seat inside or amid the fresh air of the upper deck, and pass landmarks like the Parliament building, the UNESCO-listed Royal Palace and the Hungarian State Opera House, hopping on and off whenever you like. For a more intimate experience on the Danube, upgrade your ticket to include a daytime or evening cruise.  Highlights Discover Budapest and its highlights with a hop-on hop-off bus tour and upgrade to include a cruise down the Danube River See the best of the Hungarian capital at your own pace with a 48-hour ticket Pass by must-see sights like Heroes’ Square and the Hungarian Parliament Building Make use of two bus routes, hopping on and off at any of the 27 stops Enjoy 360-degree views from the open-air, top deck of the bus Plug into the onboard audio commentary to learn about the historical city Make use of complimentary tours including a 1-hour bike tour of Margaret Island or a walking tour of the city.

Your hop-on hop-off bus tour includes 27 stops around Hungary’s bustling capital. Your ticket is valid for 48 hours from first time of use, allowing you to sightsee at your own leisurely pace. Stick in your seat for a view of the bus’s entire loop, or hop off when you want to get out and explore the area. Audio commentary will also be available onboard to provide more information about Budapest’s rich history. Consider hopping off at Fovam Square to explore the culinary delights of the Great Market Hall, which offers Hungarian produce, meats, spices and cheeses. Shop around from stall to stall (own expense) for some authentic Hungarian paprika spice to bring home or cured local meats to sample for lunch. Later, you can hop off at the Hungarian Parliament to see the Neo-Gothic architecture up close. If you like, head inside (own expense) to tour the Great Vaulted Hall and the Session Room, and catch a glimpse of the Holy Crown of Hungary. Don’t forget to try the guided tours included with your ticket, too. Take in the city by foot on a walking tour, or discover the recreational oasis of Margaret Island on a 1-hour bike tour with a guide. For a romantic view of the city from the water, upgrade your ticket to include a river cruise along the Danube, available during the day or evening. Buses arrive every 15 minutes to hop on and hop off. The purple route lasts approximately one hour, while the more comprehensive red route is around a 2-hour loop.

Day 4

Depending on departure time, transfer to Budapest airport or rail station.

This trip includes:
3 nights at 4* Hotel Palazzo Zichy (or similar) in superior room with Breakfast Daily
City Sightseeing Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour With Optional Boat Ride
Classic Budapest Gastro Experience with wine tasting (English speaking guide, food and drink tastings, bottle of water, & Public transport tickets during tour when applicable)
Roundtrip airport/rail station to hotel transportation

This trip doesn’t include:
Travel insurance
Meals and beverages not indicated in “This trip includes”
Local city tax
Entry fees to sights and museums unless noted
Transportation to tour meeting points and from tour end point unless noted