Welcome to Hungary
On arrival at Budapest International Airport you will be met by our local representative and you will be transferred to the hotel.
Day is free, for you to explore the city at your own pace.
Budapest, Hungary’s capital, is bisected by the River Danube. Its 19th-century Chain Bridge connects the hilly Buda district with flat Pest. A funicular runs up Castle Hill to Buda’s Old Town, where the Budapest History Museum traces city life from Roman times onward. Trinity Square is home to 13th-century Matthias Church and the turrets of the Fishermen’s Bastion, which offer sweeping views.
Overnights in Budapest.
After breakfast explore one of Europe’s most entrancing cities-Budapest. Hop on for panoramic views of the spectacular Heroes’ Square, the elegant Andrassy Avenue and the magnificent Parliament building. See all the sights of one of Europe's prettiest cities, with this hop on-hop off sightseeing bus tour of the beautiful Budapest. Split down the middle by the mighty Danube River, this waterfront capital is packed with beautiful old buildings, whose architectural intricacy and grandeur exceed all expectations. This sightseeing tour is the perfect introduction to this gorgeous city, showcasing the most famous landmarks and with an audio guide available in 23 languages which explains all about Budapest's rich cultural history. Admire the magnificent Parliament Building, dominating the waterfront. Cruise down leafy, classical Andrassy Avenue or visit the Old Castle district. Enjoy stunning views from the bridges over the Danube, visit Heroes Square where past political leaders are celebrated, or stop off at the Gellert Spa for some pampering. This fleet of open-top double-decker buses offer the perfect vantage point for viewing this stunning city. All you have to do is sit back and relax as the bus winds its way around the streets, lined with leafy trees and lovely old buildings. For couples, families or independent travellers, the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour is an ideal way to get around Budapest, ensuring you don't miss a trick.
After your breakfast, Visit the second largest Baroque Palace of the world at Godollo during this tour of Magic Hungary. A mere 30-minute drive from Budapest transports you to a palace that reveals vestiges of the imperial and royal past of Hungary. Godollo Palace was the favourite summer residence of tragic Empress Sissi, whose troubles captured the heart of Europe. The former summer residence of Queen Elisabeth (Sissi) and Francis Joseph (Habsburg Emperor & Hungarian king 1867-1916), Godollo is one of the largest and most important monuments preserved and renovated to reveal the beautiful Hungarian Palace architecture. With a grand double drive leading up to the double u shaped building, the Palace and grounds provide a wonderful setting in which to explore the interesting history of Hungary. You can enjoy a tour of the interior with its painted foyer, Grand Hall and 23 room exhibit which captures the atmosphere of the Palace’s regal history. Then tour through the extensive gardens of the Chateau, giving you a glimpse of times under the Austro-Hungarian Empire. With the help of an expert guide you will become acquainted with the secrets of the private life, the hidden doors, bedrooms and lovers of the royal couple. Next, drive to a traditional Farm where you can sample Hungarian Pogácsa, a local type of savoury scone, and the national welcome drink, Pálinka. Horsemen will take you for a Carriage Ride through the area and to a traditional Horse Show. Return to the city centre to come back to the present after your time of exploration into the aristocratic Hungarian past.
After your breakfast, Day is free to explore more of the city of Budapest and its surroundings. We have variety of OPTIONAL TOURS that you can choose from.
Puszta horsemen show with Kecskemét visit
At an hour's drive from Budapest, we stop in the baroque city of Kecskemét. We walk around the beautiful downtown and visit the most important squares and buildings, like the Main Square with the famous City Hall, the Theatre and the churches (guided walk). From Kecskemét, we drive to a traditional Hungarian farm. After receiving the greetings of the horse(-herds)men, you can taste the famous Hungarian welcome drink, Barack Pálinka (Apricot Schnapps) and the Pogácsa (salty scone). Horsemen will then take you around and through the Puszta by horse-carriage. The program continues with a traditional horse show, which includes several breathtaking field performances. You are then invited for a three-course lunch including the famous Hungarian goulash soup, accompanied by Hungarian gipsy music.
Cost per person AED 375.00
Szechenyi Spa + Dinner and Cruise with Live Music
No visit to Budapest is complete without a bath in one of its world-famous thermal spring spas. The ancient Romans had already discovered the healing effects of the thermal springs on the area we call Budapest today. The bath culture however only started to develop during the Turkish times.
Cost per person AED 450.00
After breakfast. The day is free until checkout time. The driver will pick you up and drop you to the airport for your onward flight.
AED 4,290/- per person, prices are based on twin sharing.
Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights.
The rates are subject to availability at the time of booking request. In the event if there are rate changes due to increase in Govt taxes, or hotel charges a surcharge, or BAR rates (Best available rates), we reserve the right to amend the rates without notice. The exchange rate is subject to change. Please ensure that you have secured the relevant visa / entry permits & valid passport. The best source of visa information is the embassy of the country itself.
If you are interested in going ahead with this booking, we would require deposits or payments as follows either in the form of cash or cheque:
Please ensure that the names given to us for reservations match the names in your passport, as hotels, sightseeing tour companies are very particular about name changes. Mismatched names may result in heavy amendment penalties. We strongly recommend travel insurance as part of your package – we have excellent rates with the world’s best companies – please let us know if you wish us to add this to your package.
Economy class, Dubai / Budapest / Dubai.
4 nights in Budapest based on twin sharing basis..
Return airport transfer in Budapest on private car.
City tour in Budapest on seat in coach.
Excursion to Godollo Palace, Empress Sissi & Horsemen Carriage Ride on seat in coach.
Complimentary travel insurance.
All airline and hotel taxes.
Hungary-Its capital, Budapest, is bisected by the Danube River. Its cityscape is studded with architectural landmarks from Buda’s medieval Castle Hill and grand neoclassical buildings along Pest’s Andrássy Avenue to the 19th-century Chain Bridge. Turkish and Roman influence on Hungarian culture includes the popularity of mineral spas, including at thermal Lake Hévíz.
Trip Planning: The planning stage of your trip can be instrumental in its success and an enjoyable part of the experience itself. You have a world of options...and plenty to consider.
Entry and Exit formalities: Visitors must hold a passport valid for at least six months & beyond at the time of entering the country. Some nationalities can obtain visa on arrival and for nationalities who requires visa please refer to the Hungarian consulate website: www.vfsglobal.com/hungary/uae/. Hungary is part of the 26 Schengen State Countries.
Transportation: Figuring out how to get around is one of your biggest pre-trip decisions. Get our holiday expert best advice on deciding between your options. Based on your trip itinerary, our experts will help you choose wisely. You'll also find a wealth of practical travel tips.
Money: Use your money wisely. Know the best time to use cash or card — and how to avoid unnecessary fees either way — as well as tipping etiquette, and how shoppers can take advantage of VAT refunds.
Phones and Technology: Phones and other smart devices can be huge time-savers...or expensive distractions. Get our tips for making the best use of technology during your trip, and for calling home with or without your own phone.
Packing Light: On your trip you'll meet two kinds of travelers: those who pack light and those who wish they had.
Sleeping and Eating: Your hotel and restaurant choices can be a matter-of-face chore…or they can provide rich opportunities to connect with locals and their culture.
Health & Hygiene: Take comfort: Doctors, hospitals, launderettes, and bathrooms aren’t that different. Dealing with them can even be part of the fun of travel.
Sightseeing & Activities: Once you're on the ground, the real fun begins…but it pays to have a thoughtful plan. Our experts will help you get oriented to your surroundings, use your sightseeing hours wisely, and find your way off the beaten path.
Things do & see:
Budapest-(Hungarian pronunciation approximates to "boo-dah-pesht") is the capital city of Hungary. With a unique, youthful atmosphere, a world-class classical music scene as well as a pulsating night life increasingly appreciated among European youth and, last but not least, an exceptionally rich offering of natural thermal baths, Budapest is one of Europe's most delightful and enjoyable cities. Due to its scenic setting and its architecture it is nicknamed "Paris of the East". In 1987 Budapest was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List for the cultural and architectural significance of the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue.
Hollókő-is a preserved traditional settlement in Hungary. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Baths-Thermal waters abound in Hungary with over 1000 thermal springs in the country (more than 100 just in the Budapest area) many of which have been turned into baths and spas. The most famous being the Szechenyi baths in Budapest. It was completed in 1913 and built in Modern Renaissance style. This is the biggest thermal bath complex in Europe, its venue is the Budapest City Park. There are, however, hundreds of individual baths all around the country. The cave baths at Miskolc-Tapolca and the spa at Egerszalók are some nice examples. The first thermal baths were erected by the Romans more than 2000 years ago.
Budapest History Museum-There are three major sections. The Roman Antiquities and Archaeology section (Aquincum Museum). The Medieval section (Castle Museum). And the Modern Age section (Kiscelli Museum).
Holocaust Memorial Center-It is an interactive exhibition that shows original documents and objects from the Holocaust. There is also a library, bookshop, a coffee shop, and the Braham Information Centre. (also guided tours are available)
House of Terror Museum-Its exhibitions commemorate the victims of the racist and communist regimes in Hungary in the 20th century. (including those detained, interrogated, tortured or killed in the building.) It portrays the country's relationship with Nazi Germany and the Soviet
Lake Balaton-The biggest lake in Central Europe and there are numerous villages on its edges catering to tourists. It is one of the most popular holiday destinations.
Birdwatching-Hungary is an excellent destination for birdwatching (aka birding) holiday. There are wooded hills, vast fish-pond systems and grasslands, the puszta. Particularly good areas include the Kiskunsag and Hortobagy National Parks and the Aggtelek, Bukk and Zemplen Hills.
Horse riding-Vast areas of open countryside coupled with the long traditions of horsemanship make Hungary an ideal country for riding. Wide open plains in the south and forested hills in the north offer varied riding terrain.
Aggtelek-is a village in northern Hungary, close to the Slovak border.
Győr (German: Raab)-is a city in Western Transdanubia in Hungary. It is in Győr-Moson-Sopron county. Győr is located in the northwestern part of Hungary, close to the Slovakian and the Austrian borders.
National Park Hortobágy - The Puszta is a first and biggest national park in Hungary. The park is a part of the Great Plain
Tokaj-is a small town in north-eastern Hungary, famous worldwide for its white wines. It is the center of Tokaj-Hegyalja wine region. There is as well a region called Tokaj in south eastern part of Slovakia. Produces very similar Tokaj wines to Hungarian ones, some may be different particularly new modern wines. Historically original Tokaj region was split after WW1 by Trianon agreement and there is ongoing fight of Hungarian wine-makers (supported by politicians) to deny Slovak Tokaj wine producers and their qualities.