THE BEST OF BUDAPEST AND HUNGARY
November 6th – November 11th 2023
Monday – November 6th
Group meets at 4.30 am at Malta International Airport for check in on flight KM 0514 leaving for Vienna at 07.10. On arrival in Vienna at 9.30 am we shall leave leave for BUDAPEST allowing a stop for a quick lunch. On reaching the Hungarian Capital so often referred to as “Paris of the East”. we are accompanied on a panoramic city tour of this famous spectacular city. Time permitting we will first stop to change into some Hungarian money in the centre where we can get the best rates. This is the city crossed by 8 most important bridges. The superb River Danube dominates the whole ROMANTIC setting of this majestic capital, relaxing and glorious at the same time because every stone here boasts its own piece of history. We shall drive along the Famous Andrassy Ut and enter the grand Heroes’ Square. A warm welcome awaits us later in our luxury four star Health Spa Resort in Budapest where we take up our rooms and enjoy some free time before we meet for our delicious Buffet Dinner. The Hotel SPA, recreational centre and pools are there for us to enjoy and relax.
Tuesday – November 7th
After our buffet breakfast at hotel, we set out on a full day excursion to the fascinating Danube Bend (Dunakanyar). Just 20km outside Budapest the unique baroque village of Szentendre welcomes us among so many other tourists. A walk along the picturesque quaint roads of Szentendre will allow time for souvenir and other shopping. Our next stop after Szentendre is Visegrad, a longtime fortress. From its top we enjoy a most spectacular view. We will enjoy a delicious lunch (optional) in a typical Hungarian Restaurant The coach will then take us to Esztergom (Rome of the Hungarians) where we visit the Cathedral, the Porta Spreciosa, Szechenyl Square and the quaint narrow roads of the historic centre. Here we shall also have the opportunity to reach the frontier with Slovakia, the country on the other side of the Danube. After another unforgettable day we go for our dinner in our comfortable hotel.
Wednesday – November 8th
After our buffet breakfast today we set out for the Closed City market visited by so many important people, tourists and foreign delegations visiting Hungary on official visits. The whole iron structure here was built by Gustave Eiffel , the same who built Tour Eiffel in Paris. Time for souvenir shopping and other local Hungarian products, at very reasonable prices – you get them as cheap as the local people. From here we shall move on to the famous Cittadella to enjoy the superb view of Budapest and the fantastic Danube River whilst enjoying the huge statue of Liberty built to commemorate the freedom from Communism. We shall then proceed to the famous Castle district with its famous Fisherman’s Bastions. We shall then end up our day with an unforgettable Danube Cruise. This will bring closer all that we have seen about this fantastic town to celebrate the end of a most enjoyable day!!!
Thursday – November 9th
After our buffet breakfast today we set out for the famous St. Stephen’s Cathedral, an opportunity to visit another very important square in Budapest. So imposing on the outside, inside this Cathedral is indeed a famous work of art with its inestimable great organ. Outside the big piazza will provide the background for so many of our group photos. After this a stop at Vaci Utca, the hub of the popular Budapest, full of shops and attractions is a must , before we proceed to the most beautiful GODOLLO CASTLE, where Princess Sissi used to spend so much of her time when in Budapest. We shall then set out for the famous Hungarian Puszta where we are going to watch the best Horse show in Hungary. We also enjoy a typical Hungarian meal with the world famous Hungarian goulash and other mouth–watering delicacies. All this is accompanied by local Hungarian country music and local wine. Fun for young and not so young is fully guaranteed. We will enjoy Budapest by night on our way back to our Hotel.
Friday – November 10th
We may enjoy a later breakfast and then board our coach with all our luggage. We shall say goodbye to this amazing Hungarian Capital and proceed to the northwest of Hungary, the gem of a town called Gyor .Our Hotel here is exactly on the main piazza where one can find main tourist attractions and various shops that offer very good bargains. Here we shall sleep for our last night after having enjoyed a delicious dinner in the same Hotel.
Saturday – November 11th
We need to leave our Hotel for Vienna airport after an early breakfast..AirMalta flight KM 513 is scheduled to leave Vienna at 10.30. Expected arrival in Malta is at 12.45.
PRICE €880 includes:
- Return Airmalta flights to VIENNA. All taxes included
- 23kg luggage and 10kg hand luggage
- Accommodation (5 nights in a very comfortable FOUR STAR HEALTH SPA Hotel in Budapest (one night in Gyor) on HB basis (daily buffet breakfast and buffet dinner daily)
- Fully air-conditioned coach for the whole trip.
- Danube river cruise and Puszta Special Meal and Horse Show. All included in price
- Services of a well experienced tour leader and guide to accompany the group during all the trip.
ENTRANCES TICKETS TO MUSEUMS, CABLE CARS etc have to be paid extra
N.B. Whoever needs to know prices for children accompanying adults on this trip, are kindly asked to contact me personally as much depends on the age of the child.
Those interested to take this particular trip are invited to decide immediately and let me know as early as possible. You can phone for more information on 21414788 or 9949-9072. Airmalta seats are limited and if one does not hurry to book with a deposit of €200, one risks having to pay a higher air fare.