Mini round trip - Hungary-Austria
Position nr.: HAMINI-001-07
Grassalkovich palace - Gödöllő
HUNGARY - AUSTRIA
MINI ROUND TRIP
8 days / 7 nights
Day 1. Budapest
Arrival to Budapest according to time schedule, transfer to the hotel, relax. Overnight in Budapest
Day 2. Budapest
City tour of Budapest with the most important historical sights: Citadel, the Castle district of Buda, Fisherman’s bastion, Heroes’ square, St. Stephen’s basilica, Váci street, the Fashion street, mentioning only the most importants. In the afternoon we visit the famous and elegant New York Café. Overnight in Budapest.
Day 3. Bend of the Danube
All day long excursion to the most beautiful historical cities of the valley of Danube. The beautiful environment, the art and the culture of Szentendre enchants the visitors. Visegrád is one of the oldest cities and one of the former royal courts of Hungary. Because of the favorit geographical position here was built a fortification during the roman empire as well. The ruin of it, can be seen till today, comes from 1250’s. Driving further on the right bank of Danube we reach Esztergom, other beautiful city of Danube bend. The city had been populated in the pre-historical times, later became the Center of the Hungarian catholic church and a flowery mercantile city. Today is one of the most popular touristic destinations of the country. The Basilica of Esztergom is one of the largest churches of Europe. Arrival to Budapest late afternoon. Overnight in Budapest.
Day 4. Vienna
After an early breakfast starting to Vienna, the capital of Austria, where we make a short walk in the historical city centre. St. Stephen church, Museum quarter, Hofburg,- the former imperial palace, the centre of the enormous empire of the Habsburgs. Afternoon we visit the summer residence of Sissi, the palace of Schönnbrunn. Arrival to Budapest at the evening. Overnight in Budapest.
Day 5. Balaton - Tihany
Full day tour to the north bank of lake Balaton. The lake is grandiose in every seasons and it is one of the most important touristic charm of Hungary. Around the lake are several thermal and curative baths, elegant hotels, restaurants, and we can taste the fine wines of this area. Afternoon we cross the lake on a ferryboat, and from the south bank of the lake we get a wonderful panorama to the opposite mountains. Arrival to Budapest at the evening. Overnight in Budapest.
Day 6. Gödöllő - Budapest
After breakfast start to the nearby Gödöllő, visiting the largest baroque palace of Hungary, the Grassalkovich-palace. Queen Elisabeth and her husband Franz Joseph relaxed here very frequently in the spring and autumn seasons. Unfortunately the storms of history didn’t spare the palace. During the second world war it was demaged. After the war it was used as stall for animals and as a military quarter and store. The furnitures and instalationes of the palace were demaged or transported. The reconstruction started after 1990 and it is lasting till today. Nowadays museum and banquet-and conference centre can be found in the palace. Lunch in a traditional hungarian restaurant, after returning to Budapest. In the evening we participate on a marvellous river-cruise, where we can see the beautiful sight of the lighted city in both bank of the river. Overnight in Budapest.
Day 7. Tokaj wine region
All day long excursion to Tokaj, the most famous wine region of Hungary. The fine and delicate wines of this region are known all over the world, that’s why lot of tourists and wine experts visit the city every year. After knowing the wines of Tokaj and the traditional Hungarian flavors, we make a short visit in Eger in the oldest historical city of North-Hungary. The city has been populated in the stone age. Later in 1552 the castle of Eger had a very important victory in the war against the turks, but finally, after some decades it was fallen. The memories from the Turkish age, for example the minaret, the rest of Turkish bath can be seen till today. Arrival to Budapest at the late evening.
Day 8. Budapest, departure
Free time or transfer to the airport. Departure.
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The price includes:
7 nights (4 stars studio apartment)
full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Tokaj wine tasting program with lunch
private transfers to the airport
private transportation by luxury coach
chinese speaking tour guide
The price does not include:
international flight tickets
other costs (tips)
We reserve the right to change the program!
Fisherman's bastion - Budapest