Based on a November 15, 2017 departure from NYC staying 4-nights at the Hilton Budapest City.
|Featuring||Enjoy the unique architecture, steaming baths, recent history & underrated wine of Budapest independently on flexible dates; flights & hotel included|
|Style||Independent PackageThese un-escorted packages have no set schedule or guides, so you have the freedom and flexibility to explore on your own from your centrally-located hotel. More of these packages
Freedom to explore at your own pace; unescorted
|Departures||Flexible Dates: Choose the date you'd like to depart and how many days you'd like to stay|
|Themes||History & Culture|
|What to Expect||Our independent packages offer you maximum freedom to see what you like, when you like during your vacation. We offer optional airport transfers as well as your choice of sightseeing excursions.|
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Beautiful and historic, Hungary’s largest city is actually made up of two distinct areas: Buda and Pest, separated by the River Danube, now united as a capital city.Pest, on the east side of the river, is home to the Royal Palace, Parliament and Hero Square. Westerly, across the famed Chain Bridge, lies Buda, home to Matthias Coronation Church and Fisherman’s Bastion.
Day 1: Depart USA
- Your exciting trip to Budapest begins today as you depart for Hungary on an overnight flight.
Day 2: Arrive Budapest, Hungary
Full Day Itinerary: Upon arrival in Budapest, make your own way to your hotel independently or choose our optional airport transfer. Enjoy the balance of the day to relax and unwind and enjoy the facilities of the hotel.
Days 3-5: Budapest
Full Day Itinerary:Enjoy 3 days of leisure to explore Budapest independently or choose from one of our optional sightseeing tours. Visit sights such as the Hungarian Parliament building, Fishermans Bastion, the Central Market and Buda Castle.
Day 6: Return to the USA
- This morning, transfer to the airport independently or select our shared transfer option.
- Later, return to the USA.
Budapest City Tour - 3 hours
This 3hour tour begins from the Chain Bridge, passes by the Parliament and takes the Margaret Bridge to drive to the Buda side. We stop in the Castle District and during a short walk we show you the main attractions of the area. We walk to Matthias Church and to the Fishermen's Bastion (from where you can enjoy the beautiful panorama). Next, we drive to the Gellert Hill (Citadel) and show you the most spectacular view of Budapest. We then take you over the Elisabeth Bridge to Pest and show you the famous Central Market Hall and the largest Synagogue of Europe, after which we drive to the City Park. We pass by Europe's largest thermal spa, the Budapest Zoo and the Amusement Park, then stop at the Heroes Square (with statues of the most famous Hungarian kings and dukes). We then take the Androssy Avenue to downtown Pest, pass by the Opera House and the St. Stephens Basilica. During the tour we offer a brief overview of the last 1000 years of Hungarian history. The Tour ends in the city-centre.
Ideal City Tour of Budapest - 4 hours
This 4hour tour provides all of the sights of the base City Tour in a small friendly group. This tour features several pleasant walks to see things not typically covered in the base tour. View the Chain Bridge, Matthias Church, Fishermans Bastion, Gellert Hill (Citadel), the Heroes' Square, the Opera House, St. Stephen's Basilica and the largest Synagogue in Europe. Tour departs at 10am & 230pm daily. Pickup at your hotel 1/2 hour prior to tour start time. Tour ends in the city centre with return to your hotel independently.
Our half day tour takes you to Szentendre, a beautiful artists village which was built on medieval ruins. Visit the Margit Kovacs Ceramic Museum, the Confectionary Museum or shop for the perfect sourvenir of your trip to Budapest.
Before You Book
- Do I need a visa or any other documents? Please review the requirements about which documents you need before you travel.
- Should I purchase travel protection? You can purchase our travel protection coverage with your deposit or final payment. It may not be purchased before then.
- What's the fine print? Read the terms & conditions for this package.
- I'm traveling solo. Can you help me find a roommate? Unfortunately, we can't pair you with a roommate on this package.
- Can I bring my kids? Are there any age restrictions? To book this package, you must be 21 or older. Your traveling companions must be 8 or older at the time of travel.
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