Offer for Choir Groups

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n 2015 Harmony Tours was the host of a choir of 170 persons from the Netherlands and 3 more choirs from the United States of America and worked with several others choirs in the former years as well.

DAY 1:

Arrival to Budapest. Transfer from the Budapest Airport to the hotel.

Half day sightseeing tour on the Pest side with the visit of the Opera House and the Franz Liszt Museum.

This half day sightseeing tour leads you to  Pest. Besides passing by the Saint Stephen’s Cathedral, named after the first Hungarian king, the Andrássy Avenue and Heroes’ Square, where you can learn a lot about the Hungarian history. The group will also visit the Budapest Opera House. It enchants one not only with its ballet and opera performances but with its fine neo-Renaissance architecture as well. Afterwards, visit the apartment and museum of the famous Hungarian composer and pianist, Franz Liszt. Look at the instruments, used by the master: the glass piano, the mute piano he used on his concert tours and learn about his life, his family and his music.

Dinner in the hotel. 

Overnight in the hotel.

DAY 2:

Half day sightseeing tour on the Buda side with the visit of Bartók Béla House.

After breakfast visit the older and hillier part of the city: Buda. Highlights of the tour are the Royal Palace, housing some of the most exciting museums of the city; the Matthias Church, symbol of Buda’s Castle District, named after the most popular 15th-century Renaissance king; and the neo-Gothic terrace of the Fisherman’s Bastion, to be amazed by the beautiful panorama of the river Danube and the Pest side of the city. These sights are all parts of the view in Budapest that belongs to the World Heritage. Then visit the last residence of Béla Bartók in Hungary, now a museum and memorial site that attentively guards Bartók’s personal belongings and regularly evokes his spirit through his music. Béla Bartók was one of the greatest composers of the 20th century, a pianist and folk music collector. Among his works, influenced by Hungarian folk music, the most famous are perhaps the Bluebeard’s Castle and The Miraculous Mandarin.

Your concert in the afternoon.

Dinner in a local restaurant.

Overnight in the hotel.

DAY 3: Hollókő excursion (World heritage site) (7 hours)

Hollókő is the treasure of Palócland (the Palóc are local ethnic people, having lived in the same houses for several generations), and it presents the uniform Palóc style of architecture in an intact form. The most precious part of the village is the central area with 58 protected buildings, which preserves masterpieces of 17th century architecture. Hollókő is a village with local Palóc people who still cherish their traditions and use their richly ornamented traditional costumes.

Members of the Hollókő Women´s Choir dressed in their regional costumes welcome the visitors with brandy and cottage cheese cake or scones at the barnyard at the entrance of the Old-village. While enjoying the home-made culinary delights, you´ll witness an unforgettable performance as the women revive the atmosphere of the age-old spinning houses. The fast-spinning spools accompanied by the women´s singing, the entertaining jests and merriments and the sounds of popping corns are simply unforgettable. The women will also show their beautiful traditional garments (you may try and dress up here too), then the program closes with a folk dance in which the visitors are also welcome to take part. This is followed by a walk in the Old Village with stopovers at the Church, at the Village Museum and at the Weaving House. Along the way the tour guide gets you acquainted with the history and ethnography of Hollókő, explains the facts and legend of the Castle and depicts the present lives of the villagers.Home hosted lunch at local families, then drive back to Budapest.

Dinner cruise on the Danube

Get acquainted with the highlights of our capital city from the Danube while you enjoy a delicious dinner on board. The tour starts in the downtown. Passing by the imposing building of the Parliament you can admire the panorama of the Margaret Island. The Castle District – the Royal Castle – the Matthias Church – the Fishermen’s Bastion are located on the Castle Hill, the Liberation Monument and the Citadel are on the Gellért Hill. Continuing the tour in the southern direction you can see the bridges of Budapest, the National Theatre, the Palace of Arts. Getting back you can see the universities of Budapest, the Central Market Hall and some of the elegant hotels of the city.

DAY 4:

Departure from the hotel to the airport.

Package price: from EUR 348,00 / person in DBL room

Package price includes:

  • 3-night accommodation in a 3 star hotel in Budapest with breakfast and 1 dinner on the first night
  • coach for the whole above mentioned program
  • English-speaking guide for the whole above mentioned program
  • entrance fee to
    • Opera House
    • Franz Liszt Museum
    • Matthias Church
    • Fishermen’s Bastion
    • Bartók House
  • Hollókő program with 3-course home hosted lunch
  • Dinner in a local restaurant on the 2nd night (3-course menu with 1 glass of drink)
  • 2-hour dinner cruise on the 3rd night (3-course menu with 1 glass of drink)
  • 1 x concert place rental fee

The package price is valid in case of min. 35 persons.

Concert place possibilities:

1. St. Mihály church in Váci pedestrian street

2. St. Anne church on the Buda side

3. Matthias Church in the Buda Castle District

4. St Stephen Basilica. This is the largest church in Budapest.