Enjoy the festivities at Vörösmarty Square
The River Danube
Enjoy a river cruise with dinner
Visit one of the most beautiful parliaments in Europe
Perfect for a long weekend, the enchanting city of Budapest plays host to historical tales, imposing architecture and lively bars. Join us over Christmas as we discover this European gem and explore the fascinating contrasts between ancient Buda and vibrant Pest.
After arriving at Budapest Airport, we’ll heading to our hotel in central Budapest. In the evening we will gather for a welcome drink and welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Today our 3 hour guided sightseeing tour gives us our first taste of this special city. Top sights include the imposing Heroes’ Square with its impressive Millennium Monument and the City Park, Andrássy Avenue, Opera House, St Stephan’s Cathedral, Parliament, Chain Bridge, Castle District, Matthias Church and Fishermen’s Bastion. We will hear the most interesting stories about the the city and life of local people.
Today is free for us to spend however we wish. Relax at the hotel, or explore Budapest’s historical sights.
Budapest is two cities divided by the majestic River Danube – ancient Buda with its quaint cobbled streets and Pest with its grand boulevards and imposing baroque architecture. Budapest combines the enchanting atmosphere of Eastern Europe with its famous historical landmarks and the specialities of Hungarian cuisine, making it a wonderful destination for our short break.
Today we head off to Szentendre. It is a riverside town in Pest County, between the capital city Budapest and Pilis-Visegrád Mountains. The town is known for its museums galleries, and artists. Our guide will take us around the highlights of this tourist centre and we will also visit the Kovács Margit Museum, which is a boutique museum that displays a wide variety of artwork by Margit Kovács including sculptures and ceramics.
Once evening comes we head to the River Danube for our dinner river cruise. Dine whilst taking in the spectacular sights of the city!
After breakfast we’ll have some free time to explore Budapest a little bit more and buy some souvenirs. In the afternoon, we’ll transfer to the airport for our return flight home.
Its elegant traditional exterior partners well with the stained-glass windows and frescoes created by Hungarian artist Jenő Haranghy. Ideally located close to the shopping district, the hotel is within walking distance of popular attractions like the famous Andrássy Street, State Opera House, and Heroes’ Square.
Facilities include a lounge area, bar & restaurant. WIFI is available throughout.
Our rooms include flat screen tv, climate control, hairdryer, tea & coffee making facilities and wifi
The transfer from Budapest Airport to ibis Budapest Centrum Hotel is approximately 40 minutes, depending on traffic.
During your holiday, we have included a 3 hour guided tour of the the city, day trip to Szentendre and a River cruise on the Danube including dinner.
Please note that the itinerary can be subject to change based on local conditions and a reasonable amount of mobility/fitness is required to participate in the sightseeing.
Budapest is such a lovely city with so much to see and do, your Tour Leader will be able to advise of excursions you may like to participate in or good places to visit.
We suggest a Group Collection to cover guides, transfer drivers, and hotel staff of minimum £15.00 per person. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, or taxi fares, your Tour Leader can advise of an appropriate % to add on.
Casual daytime wear is recommended. Comfortable shoes are a “must” for sightseeing. Smart casual clothes will be ideal for the evenings. Dressing in layers to allow for changes in temperature is recommended.
|Month(s)||Highest temperature||Lowest temperature|
|January||1 °C||-3 °C|
|February||4 °C||-2 °C|
|March||10 °C||2 °C|
|April||15 °C||6 °C|
|May||21 °C||11 °C|
|June||24 °C||14 °C|
|July - August||26 °C||15 °C|
|September||22 °C||12 °C|
|October||6 °C||7 °C|
|November||7 °C||2 °C|
|December||3 °C||-1 °C|
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