Roundtrip in Hungary – 3 nights
xplore Budapest, the capitol city and the highlights of the North-East of Hungary! Experience the romance of the traditional cultural and architectural masterpieces of Hungary’s most attractive regions!
Day 1: Budapest
Arrival at Budapest Airport. Transfer to hotel in Budapest.
Lunch in a local restaurant. Afterwards, city tour of Budapest: the guests will be acquainted with the most famous sights of the city (e.g. Heroes Square – with statues of the historical Hungarian kings, City Park with Europe’s largest thermal spa, Andrássy Avenue, Opera House, St Steven’s Cathedral, Parliament, Chain Bridge, Castle District, Matthias Church, Fishermen’s Bastion), the most interesting stories of the locals, and general information about history, the city, and life in Hungary.
Dinner in the hotel.
Day 2: Budapest – Gödöllő – Eger
Visit the second largest Baroque Palace of the world in Gödöllő! The interior visit of the museum in the Palace and the tour through the garden of the Chateau give you a glimpse of times under the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Next, we drive to a traditional horse farm where you will be welcomed with Hungarian “Pogácsa” (salty scones) and with the national welcome drink, pálinka. Horsemen will take us for a Carriage Ride through the area and will invite you to a traditional Horse Show. Light lunch on the horse farm. Then we continue to Eger, considered to be a Baroque pearl of Hungary. Spend the afternoon with walking among the centuries-old architectural heritage (guided walk). Taste the famous Bull’s Blood of Eger, among other excellent wines. Wine-tasting and dinner, then overnight in a hotel in downtown Eger.
Day 3: Eger – Hollókő – Budapest
After breakfast look at one of the most significant attractions of Eger: the Eger Castle, an important stronghold in the fight against the Turks, from where there is a wonderful panoramic view to the city. Afterwards, travel to Hollókő, a living museum village, which has preserved the warm, person-centred, friendly atmosphere of the diminishing village-life of the accelerated 21st century. The ‘Old-village’ is part of the World Heritage by the UNESCO. During a home hosted lunch the guests (in groups of 6-8) are accompanied to family houses for lunch, where typical Hungarian dishes await for them. The guests can get acquainted with the life and habits of an average Palóc family. Afterwards we return to Budapest, farewell dinner in a local restaurant with folklore show, then overnight in the hotel in downtown Budapest.
Day 4: Budapest
Transfer from your hotel to catch your homebound flight.