Programme offers for groups
Programme offers for groups
Sightseeing tour in Budapest
During the three-hour guided sightseeing tour you will see the highlights of Budapest: After crossing the Danube, first stop of the tour is the Castle District in Buda. Important buildings of this area are the formal Royal Palace â€“ now musems – the Fishermen’s Bastion and Matthias Church. Next stop is GellĂ©rt Hil with the Citadel from where the best panoramic view of the city can be enjoyed. Returning to Pest side through the Elisabeth Bridge you can see downtown. Driving along the City Park you will reach the Heroesâ€™ Square with Millennium Monument erected to commemorate the thousandth anniversary of the foundation of the state of Hungary. The statues show the most famous figures of Hungarian history. Driving along AndrĂˇssy Ăşt, the Opera House, built in Italian neo-Renaissance style between 1875 and 1884, comes into view. Then you will reach the administrative district where state institutions, banks and the neo-Gothic Parliament are situated in. The tour ends in the city centre.
Visit to building of Hungarian Parliament
The construction of the Parliament began in 1885, according to plans by Imre Steindl and it was finished in 1904. The main front overlooks the Danube. Through the main entrance, the “Lions'” door, a staircase frescoed by KĂˇroly Lotz, leads to the hall under the dome. To the right and to the left, two independent wings served the Upper House and the Lower House, respectively. The edifice is 168 m long, three-storeyed, with lacy towers and gigantic windows. The facade is decorated with 88 sculptures. It is the centre of the state life of Hungary. Here are exhibited the royal insignia received back in 1978 from The United States of America.
Visit to State Opera House
The tour takes you to building of 100 years old Hungarian State Opera House, a highly admired piece of architecture in the city. You will see the technical equipment of the stage which was installed in 1984. Group can have a private concert listening to some popular opera areas and drinking a glass of champagne.
Boat trip on River Danube
From the boat you will enjoy the wonderful panorama of Budapest including House of the Hungarian Parliament, building of Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Buda Castle, Matthias Church and Fishermen Bastion, the buildings of universities, modern buildings of National Theatre and Palace of Arts and, of course, the bridges. The boat will also circle Margaret Island. A glass of champagne, coffee and cakes or non-alcoholic drinks will be served. Supplementary music and / or a meal can be provided during the two-hour cruise on private rented boat. (min. 30 pax, recommended in summer).
Budapest, city of thermal baths
Hungary has an abundance of thermal waters of healing power. The Romans were the first who enjoyed the thermal springs and built a great number of baths in the country. A geological fault-line stretches below GellĂ©rt Hill so that this area is rich of medicinal springs.The most famous one is the medical baths GellĂ©rt.The baths is apart of GellĂ©rt Hotel spa complex which was one of the first Art Nouveau style building in Budapest built after the First World War. The outdoor pool and the indoor effervescent baths are all fed by natural thermal spring water. Upon arrival, you have the opportunity of getting a massage or relaxing in the different pools. The place is quiet and ideal for recreation.
Visit to Aquincum Museum
Budapest’s architectural heritage can be traced back to late antiquity. The remains of Aquincum were found at Ă“buda. On the site of FlĂłriĂˇn square was the legionary camp and from the 13th century, a royal castle, later used as the queen’s residence was situated. The ancient civilian town was built near the existing road to Szentendre (Szentendrei Ăşt). Of the ruins and mosaics of nearby villas the “Hercules villa” can be visited (Meggyfa street 19-21).
Visit to Synagogue of Budapest
The Synagogue in DohĂˇny utca (romantic, Byzantine Moorish, 1854-1859) is the biggest one in the world (with a Jewish Museum). Their reconstruction works have recently been finished.
Excursion to Szentendre
Duration of this guided coach tour is approx. four hours. The town, Szentendre is situated to the North of Budapest (19 km). The Mediterranean atmosphere of the baroque town with its Greek Orthodox Churches as well as picturesque old houses and streets offers ample themes to painters seeking inspiration and peace in the nearby artist colony. In Szentendre you visit the famous ceramic collection of Margit KovĂˇcs (1902-1977). In summer the Open Air Village Museum is an additional attraction. Caprice Diamond Factory and exhibition centre is also situated in Szentendre. Tour ends with a lunch in a typical restaurant or with visit to National Wine Museum with tasting of wines.
Full day excursions:
Excursion to Danube Bend
The full day excursionâ€™s first stop is Esztergom – the 900-year-old residence of the Cardinal of Hungary. In the year 1000 the first king of Hungary, Stephen I., was crowned here. We are shown around in the monumental building of Basilica, the treasury and the Christian Museum. The programme continues in town of VisegrĂˇd, where we visit the 15th century palace of King Matthias. Guests can also enjoy a spectacular view of the Danube Bend. After having lunch in VisegrĂˇd, the group spends the rest of the afternoon in Szentendre, the lovely small baroque settlement,with its several galleries and museums. The town is rich of historic monuments – the smart baroque houses provide a special atmosphere. A walk and visit of the exhibition containing the life work of the ceramic artist Margit KovĂˇcs (1902-1977).
Excursion to Lake Balaton
Lake Balaton is the largest fresh-water lake in Central Europe, and the most popular summer resort area in Hungary. Since the lake is not deep near its shores its water gets warm very easy so you can enjoy it from May till end of September. First the tour takes you to VeszprĂ©m, the town of queens and the world famous porcelan factory at Herend, then continues to Tihany.Peninsula. It is famous for its breathtaking panorama and the Abbey from the 11th century. After a lunch in a csĂˇrda. the programme continues with a short sightseeing tour in BalatonfĂĽred, where youâ€™ll have the time for swimming at the lake. Upon groupâ€™s request we can provide a wine-tasting party in a cellar.
Excursion to Eger
This whole day excursion takes you to Eger, that is one of the most famous towns of Hungary. It is situated in the mountain region of North-East Hungary. Eger is usually considered to be a historic town, yet it is also noted for its splendid Baroque architecture, wine, thermal and medicinal waters and lively student population. It became an episcopal seat as early as the 1th century, during the reign of St. Stephen, the first king of Hungary. During our stop in Eger guests can admire the beautiful old town full of historic monuments. The surroundings are not only famous for their panorama but also for the wines. Group will certainly not miss the wine-tasting in a local cellar of Eger or in SzĂ©passzonyvĂ¶lgy.
During this whole day tour you can visit the Great Hungarian Plain that covers approx. half of the country and is situated to the South and East of the capital, between the two largest rivers of Hungary – the Danube and the Tisza. First we visit KecskemĂ©t, the town of great Hungarian composer ZoltĂˇn KodĂˇly. Here we have a short walking sightseeing tour, then we continue programme ont he Puszta. Guests are welcomed by horsemen and Hunagrain palinka. Before the typical lunch with Goulash soup and wines, a horse show will be shown to guests.Group returns to Budapest in the late afternoon.
HollĂłkĹ‘ â€“ UNESCO World Heritage Site
HollĂłkĹ‘ is a small village, situated 100 kms from Budapest. Today’s face of the village dates from the rebuilding which took place after the 1909 fire, though the village retained its original layout and many houses still preserve original vernacular details. The Old Village has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1987. Group
is welcomed at the village with some fruit brandy and hot scones right from the oven and
a small performance of local singers in traditional costumes.
A lady from your group will also have the chance to try traditional â€žPalĂłcâ€ťcostumes.
After visiting the museum village the program continues with traditional, homemade Hungarian dishes at local families.