HU1 Hungary Tour
The Fringes of Eastern Europe
Budapest walking tour; Byzantine, Moorish, Romanesque and Hungarian legacies; Holloko, Hungary's most beautiful town; Eger: narrow streets, arcaded buildings, wrought-iron gates; Southern Transdanubia - region of undulating hills, forest clad ridges and rural ambience
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- MAP & HOTELS
- TRIP INFORMATION
Dates & Prices
Prices below are per person, twin-sharing costs in US Dollars (USD). Pricing does not include airfare to/from the tour and any applicable taxes. For single supplement rates and taxes (if any), please refer to the entries under the blue box below.
|Start Date||End Date||Price||More Info|
|Thu 23 Apr 2020||Fri 01 May 2020||$2660 USD|
|Thu 16 Jul 2020||Fri 24 Jul 2020||$2660 USD|
|Thu 17 Sep 2020||Fri 25 Sep 2020||$2660 USD|
Optional Single Supplement: $338 USD (number of singles limited).
One of the great capital cities of the modern world, Budapest, awaits our arrival on this outstanding nine-day Hungary tour.
An urban centre of glittering, romantic allure, Budapest emanates an Old World ambiance through its architecture and the proud cultural heritage of its peoples, yet simultaneously emits a distinct air of sophistication and chic associated with modern metropolises.
So abundant and stimulating is it, we commit a couple of days of our busy schedule to sample Budapest's many diverse flavours and unique charm.
From the Gothic Parliament, to the Concert Hall and to the still-standing Soviet monuments, we see a wide spectrum of architectural style and enjoy mingling with the locals in marketplaces offering wide varieties of foods and art- and craftwork.
Seeing authentic horsemen on 'The Great Hungarian Plain' is a truly unique experience.
Carol B. (North Venice, CA, US)
I'd like to go back again on the same tour as soon as I could! The sightseeing tours which explored Roman Ruins were the best. Wonderful, clean, safe buses. It was also fun to use local transportation once in a while. Out tour leader was great, helpful, interesting, intelligent and perfectly suited to handle whatever issues arose. Great trip!
Jeanne S. (Marshall, CA, US)
It was a dream come true to visit the country of my grandparents' youths. I could have stayed twice as long with Adventures Abroad. The castle in Siklos was extraordinary. The visits to mosques and to churches and cathedrals that are architectural wonders were exciting. The trip to Villány to the winemaker's cafe and cave was something I'll remember forever. Our tour leader did a great job offering us a variety of places to go during free time and giving us the info and skills needed to get around on our own. Visiting the Cella Septichora museum right after going to the adjacent cathedral was a great way to experience centuries of cultural achievements. The meals were excellent. There was a variety of restaurants visited, all of which offered at least some Hungarian traditional entrees.
*The red tour trail on the map does not represent the actual travel path.
The following is a list of sample hotels at some locations included on this tour. The hotels shown here are meant to provide a general sense of the standard of hotel we usually aim for; they are not necessarily confirmed for your chosen departure.
Hotel Ibis Centrum Budapest
The Ibis Budapest Centrum hotel is located in the centre of the financial, cultural and commercial district of Budapest. Ideal ... business or tourist stays, it is within easy access by public transport. The hotel has 126 air-conditioned rooms. You will appreciate its garden with a terrace and its bar open 24/24 to serve light meals and snacks. Restaurants are immediately close by. Wifi Internet access for guests.
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Breakfast and dinner (hotels & local restaurants) daily. All sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for local guides, drivers, restaurant staff, porters. Airport transfers for land & air customers arriving / departing on tour dates.
International airfare to/from the tour. Tour Leader gratuities, lunches, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), international air taxes (if applicable), excursions referenced as 'optional'. Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on optional meal costs and shopping.
Seasonality and Weather
This tour is offered in spring, summer and fall the most popular of which is are spring and fall when temperatures are relatively mild and crowds thinner. Showers quite possible in spring and fall, somewhat less so in summer though can occur any time. Summers can be humid though long daylight hours maximize exploration.
Transport and Travel Conditions
Land transport throughout by private air-conditioned motor coach, 24-36 seats depending on ultimate group size (see 'group size'). Though we will have a couple of full bus days there are plenty of stops of interest. There may not be porters available in all locations. We also make use of public transit in some cities in order to maximize sightseeing where vehicles are impractical (most people quite enjoy this insight into daily life).
This trip is typical of most of our European tours, which are ambitious and involve full days of travel and sightseeing. While we don't have any actual strenuous activity (ie hiking) built into the program, you will do a lot of walking on this trip. These walks will mostly be in the form of walking tours of towns and cities and short walks to dinner. Being Europe, and a hilly/mountainous area, cobbles, uneven surfaces, and slopes/stairs are common. If you are accustomed to typical "bus tours," which rely heavily on vehicular transport for all sightseeing activities, you should be aware that this tour is considerably more active.
Am I suitable for this tour? Please refer to our self-assessment form.
Well-located, air- conditioned, mid-range hotels (3 star) throughout. Many are smaller properties (3-4 story) that may not have elevators. All hotels have en suite toilet and bath, though most have shower only. Porter service is sometimes available; you MUST be independent with your luggage. Single rooms are limited and likely smaller than twins.
Staff and Support
Tour Leader, driver, local step-on guides in various locales.
10-18 (plus Tour Leader)
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