7 days – 6 nights
Budapest, Visegrad, Esztergom, Szentendre, Lake Balaton, Kecskemet
Discovery, Culture, History
This program may be operated for individual or for groups
This is a suggested itinerary – Please call us to customize
Day 1: Budapest
Arrival at Budapest airport and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day free. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. [D]
Day 2: Budapest
Today discover Budapest. Visit the Castle district, Matthias church and Fishermen’s Bastion. Take pictures and look around. The next stop is the Citadel on the Gellért Hill, where the best panoramic view of Budapest can be seen. Go back to the Pest side on the Elizabeth Bridge to the Heroes’ Square. Enjoy a walk along the Andrássy Avenue, which is a World Heritage site. See the Opera house and Budapest’s biggest church, the St Stephen’s Basilica. Free afternoon. Dinner at the hotel. [B/D]
Day 3: Budapest (Visegrad, Esztergom)
Explore Hungary's history along the Danube river. Visit Visegrad and the 750-year-old ruins of the formal Royal Residence. Learn about life in the Middle Ages and enjoy the panorama of the Danube Valley. Continue to Esztergom, considered the Northern gate of Budapest and the center of the Catholic church. Visit Hungary's largest cathedral, a resting place of famous Hungarian cardinals. Then board a boat for your trip back to Budapest and enjoy lunch aboard. Pass the Danube Bend and discover scenic landscapes. Disembark in Budapest with free time until dinner at the hotel. [B/L/D]
Day 4: Budapest (Szentendre)
Travel to picturesque Szentendre, the Artists Village. Enjoy its scenery and its buildings, which continue to attract painters and sculptors. Walk along quaint streets in the Baroque center. Visit the famous Szamos Marzipan Museum and continue to the Ceramic and Confectionary Museums. Visit the orthodox churches displaying some of Hungary's most beautiful icons. Back to Budapest. Dinner at the hotel. [B/D]
Day 5: Budapest (Lake Balaton)
Explore the idyllic landscape, the charming villages and the lake. Take a swim in the clean water during summer or just feast your eyes on the magnificence of the Balaton with its quiet little settlements and sailing boats surrounded by nature at her most graceful! The city of Balatonfüred is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Hungary with several famous and less well-known but all the more authentic restaurants to discover. Your guide will show you the best of the best in Badacsony, and Tihany to explore at your own pace the regional history, culture and wines. Enjoy lunch at lake side before returning to Budapest. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. [B/L/D]
Day 6: Budapest (Kecskemet)
Departure to the beautiful baroque town of Kecskemet, the eighth largest city in Hungary, located about 50 miles from Budapest in the center of the country. Your guide will take you on a scenic drive to Kecskemet, where you’ll have the chance to view the expansive landscape of the Great Plains along the way. Once in Kecskemet, you’ll explore around town with your guide, witnessing streets filled with colorful Art Nouveau architecture, museums and bottles of the region’s famous apricot brandy. Afterward you’ll head to Lajosmizse, where you will receive a traditional welcome drink. The celebrated horsemen of the area will put on an exciting performance before you’re swept away in a carriage ride through the Puszta, a grassland biome on the Great Hungarian Plain. Then it’s time to eat! Your guide will lead you to a traditional Hungarian tavern to enjoy a three-course meal and wine from the region. Gypsy music will keep the mood festive while you dine. You’ll travel through the scenic Great Plains on the way back to Budapest, admiring wheat fields, grassland and rustic farms along the way. Return to Budapest for a farewell dinner at a typical Magyar restaurant. [B/L/D]
Day 7: Budapest, USA
Leisure time, depending on your flight schedule. At the appointed time transfer to the airport to board your flight back home. [B]
[B] = Breakfast | [D] = Dinner | [B/L] = Breakfast and Lunch | [B/L/D] = Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner | [B/L/T/D] = Breakfast, Lunch, Tasting and Dinner
- Arrival and departure transfers
- 6 nights’ accommodation in Budapest
- Breakfast daily
- 4 lunches
- 6 dinners
- Budapest, the “Paris of the East”
- Puszta steppe and Lipizzaner horse show
- Visegard 750-year old rions
- Esztergom Cathedral
- Danube boat trip
- Szentendre Artists village
- Kecskemet plains
- Puszta Horse Show
- English-speaking guide
- A/C vehicle for the tour
- Entrance fees for sites visited
- All local taxes
Not included in tour
- International or Domestic airfares
- Any taxes and surcharges relating to airfares
- Travel insurance
- Wi-Fi at hotels
- Camera fees at the monuments (if applicable)
- All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
- Other meals not mentioned in the itinerary
- Extras and gratuities
- Early check-in, late check-out
- Expenses of personal nature
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Hotels will be confirmed at time of booking
These programs can be customized for individuals and groups. Changes to this program may be requested by phone (1855-55-TOURS) or using the web FIT Quote Request
We also be glad to add the necessary airfare from your gateway so you take advantage of our special discounted leisure fares
You may add or remove;
Cities and sites
The program was designed with private services; however, we may substitute shared sightseeing where available
If you prefer deluxe services we may operate this program including private driver, private guide and concierge service.
Once we have designed the program the way you want we'll give you a quote within 2 business days.
Tour Code: HU02BUD21VT
Lunches and dinners can be arranged for individuals, families and groups at top restaurants or any restaurant requested by you.
We can revise the itinerary to spend more time and provide more depth in those areas that you are interested on.
Any other changes to the itinerary will be accommodated depending on the facilities available in the area.
If you wish to use these programs for your group or as the basis for a customized journey please either call us (1-855-55-TOURS or use the web Group Quote Request.
In either case our specialists will work with to refine all the details and they will get you a quote with 2 business days. Quotes may be obtained for the air and land portions of just for the lad journey.
Booking both air and land with us will represent savings for you because of our buying power and longtime relationship with the airlines.
We will also may have the choice between regular fares and special leisure fares not available to the public.