Art & History
1 year ago
Go on a night drive to see the illuminated ‘Paris of the East’ and spend an unforgettable evening in the stunning Hungarian capital of Budapest on this unique tour! You will discover the beauty of this gorgeous city at night as you drive along the banks of the Danube River passing by the striking Parliament building, the Royal Palace and the illuminated bridges. Then, you will stop at the top of Gellért Hill (Citadel) to take in the spectacular views of the illuminated city. During this tour, you could also opt to go to a typical Hungarian restaurant for an optional mouth-watering 3-course meal served with delicious wine. You could also watch a Folklore Show with dancers dressed in folk costumes and gypsy music.
Feast your eyes on the breathtaking views of Esztergom, Visegrád and Szentendre as you sail along the Danube River on this one-of-a-kind tour. Your first stop will be at Esztergom, the former capital which lies across from Slovakia and is the seat of the Catholic Church in Hungary. Here you will visit the largest cathedral in the country - the Esztergom Basilica, which is dedicated to Saint Adalbert and Saint Mary of the Assumption and is the burial place of famous cardinals like József Mindszenty. Afterwards you will stop at Visegrád, a small castle town where a new fort was constructed in the mid-13th C on top of a hill, offering fascinating panoramic views of the Danube valley. You will have some free time to grab lunch or go on an optional tour of the castle before heading to Szentendre, a picturesque village known for its rich artistic heritage. Here you will go on a walking tour along the cobbled narrow streets and baroque houses, after which you could go on another optional visit to some of the museums such as the famous Margit Kovács Ceramic Museum or the Confectionery Museum with intricately-made marzipan figures. Depending on the season, you could return to Budapest by boat (at an additional coast).
Enchant yourself with the captivating charm of Hollókő, a little village listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site with 17th and 18th C traditional architecture preserved in its original state. Hollókő has become an open air museum but is still a living inhabited settlement. On your walking tour of the village, you will check out the traditional houses and museums such as the Village Museum, Doll Museum, Post Office Museum and the Weaving House. Then you will climb up the medieval castle to see the scenic views from the top, so do not forget to bring your camera along. Before returning to your hotel, you will have some free time to wander around or try some of the traditional Hungarian-Palóc dishes in one of the local cafés and restaurants.
Explore the beauty of Lake Balaton on this full-day tour as you walk along the famous promenade in Balatonfüred, visit the Herend Porcelain Manufactory and much more! First, you will go to Herend, where you will visit the Porcelain Manufactory, founded in 1826. After watching a film about the hidden secrets of making hand painted and gilded porcelain, you will go on a tour of the factory to see the process come to life. Then you will have time to go shopping or go on an optional tour of the museum to check out its huge collection of Herend porcelain on display. Next, you will drive to Lake Balaton, which is the largest fresh-water lake in Central Europe. After checking out the beautiful 11th C Tihany Abbey, you will have time to wander around or grab some grub at a local café. Before ending this tour, you will drive to Balatonfüred, the oldest spa resort in Hungary, to take a stroll along the famous promenade and feed the swans.
Discover the stunning beauty of Budapest on a morning tour which will take you to all the important sites and landmarks of this magnificent city as you get a brief overview of the last 1000 years of Hungarian history. Starting at the Chain Bridge, you will pass by the beautiful Parliament building and will take the Margaret Bridge to drive over to the Buda side. The first stop of you tour will be at the Castle District, where you will go on a short walk to see the main attractions in the area. Then you will walk to Matthias Church situated in front of the Fishermen’s Bastion, a neo-Gothic/Romanesque terrace built on the Buda bank with 7 towers representing the 7 tribes which settled in the area. Next, you will cross the Elisabeth Bridge to Pest to check out the famous Central Market Hall, followed by the largest Synagogue in Europe and the City Park. You will pass by Europe’s largest thermal spa and the Amusement Park, after which you will stop at Heroes’ Square. Lastly, you will take the Andrássy Avenue to downtown Pest, passing by the Opera House and the St. Stephen’s Basilica on your way.