Explore Budapest and Pécs, the Capital of Culture

6 days / 5 nights

Discover Budapest and Pécs, the "Capital of Culture" where you can enjoy a fantastic city tour! Afterwards taste the region's great wines at our suggested winery in lovely town of Villány!

Day 1

Our package includes following services on this day:

Arrival to Budapest by plane or train

Transfer from Budapest Airport / Budapest railway station to the hotel

Accommodation at choosed hotel

Free time

Additional programs

Authentic Hungarian folklore dinner at Borkatakomba Restaurant (+35 EUR/person)

  • The Borkatakomba (Wine Catacomb) Restaurant was etablished in a former wine cellar extending to several branches of the Budafok cellar system, it is the restaurant with the richest traditions. Borkatacomba is more than a restaurant: on one hand a restaurant, on the other hand a theatre.

    We recommend authentic folk dance or entertaining folk programs between the serving of the courses. The show offers a glimpse into the rich and regionally diverse traditions of Hungarian folk dance and folklore costumes.

    Our mission is to introduce the masterpieces of Hungarian culinary art to foreign visitors. The courses are prepared by our Olympic medalist master chef József Révész and his team.

    During the selected program, guests are entertained by our first violinist, József Balázs and his four-member gypsy band. The repertoire of the artists who regularly perform with the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble extend from traditional Hungarian folk songs, through chansons and operas, to classical music.

Day 2

Our package includes following services on this day:

Accommodation with breakfast at choosed hotel

4 hours Budapest sightseeing tour

  • We start the tour from the Chain Bridge, pass by the Elisabeth Bridge and the Downtown Parish Church, then take the small boulevard to show you the famous Central Market Hall, the National Museum and the largest Synagogue of Europe from outside. We then take the Andrássy Avenue, pass by the St Stephen's Basilica as well as the Opera House and stop at Heroes' Square to show you the statues of the most famous Hungarian kings and dukes while giving you a brief overview of the last 1000 years of Hungarian history. Next, we discover the City Park on foot (Europe's largest thermal spa, Budapest Zoo and Vajdahunyad Castle). After this pleasant walk we drive over to the Buda side and stop in the Castle District. We walk to the Matthias Church and the Fishermen's Bastion (from where you can enjoy the beautiful panorama) and other main attractions of the area.Next, we drive to the Gellért Hill (Citadel) and show you the most spectacular view of Budapest. We then take you over the Elisabeth Bridge to Pest. The tour ends in the city-centre.

    English tour: daily at 10.00 and 14.30
    German tour: daily at 10.00
    Italian tour: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday: 10.00
    Spanish tour: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday: 10.00

    4 hours

    Free hotel pick up at 9.30 or 14.00
    No multilingual tour; only in one language
    Professional tour guide
    Air-conditioned vehicle

    Not included
    Hotel drop-off
    Entrance fees

Lunch at the famous Great Market Hall (our package includes table reservation, you can pay your meal on the spot)

  • The Great Market Hall in Budapest was built in 1897, and is the most beautiful and largest of all Budapest market halls. The market hall is not only ‘Great’ in its size, but is also great in other aspects. Most importantly the market is also central, no wonder it is also called the Central Market Hall, for both of its location (5 min walk from the city centre), and the volume of trade taking place here on a daily basis. You can get all sorts of goods on the 3 floors of the Great Market Hall of Budapest: fruits, vegetables, dairy products, fantastic salamis, pickles, fresh fish, Hungarian paprika, Tokaj wines, various souvenirs, bags, clothes, pans and pots, and even home style meals, or Hungarian snacks like Langos at the upper floor food stands and eateries.

Free time

Additional programs

45 minutes guided tour at the Hungarian Parliament building (+ 15 EUR/person for EU citizens; + 28 EUR/person for non-EU citizens)

  • Approximately half a million visitors take the official tour of the House of Parliament every year. The building is open nearly every day of the year for visits led by trained guides who speak numerous languages. Groups depart from the Visitor Centre to take a tour of approximately 50 minutes through the most beautiful rooms in the building. The visitors route includes the the Main Staircase, the coronation jewels in the Dome Hall, the Old Upper House Hall and the Lounge. (Due to parliamentary or state events, visits may be cancelled, or the route may be modified even as late as immediately prior to admission.)

Lunch at Biarritz Restaurant (only table reservation, you can pay your meal on the spot)

  • Renewed French atmosphere, Lipótváros restaurant for more than 20 years ago to accept guests. The "Biarritz" full of memories, telling name. It can refer to the Danube embankment heel side of the house once a working coffee house and openness towards other people's cuisine. Accordingly, the Hungarian cuisine flavors combine modern cookery, a French bistro atmosphere associated with the Hungarian hospitality.

Day 3

Our package includes following services on this day:

Accommodation with breakfast at choosed hotel

SPA experience at Rudas bath house with whole-day wellness ticket

  • The Rudas Thermal Bath was built more than 450 years ago in Budapest during the Turkish era. The use of the steam chambers and the Finnish saune are included in the ticket. Since 2014 it offers a new wellness section and a sauna world. A unique programm is bathing in the panorama pool in the rooftop.

Fantastic 3 course lunch at Rudas bath house’s Restaurant

  • GREAT FOOD, GREAT VIEW AND GREAT TIMES ! Rudas Bistro is situated next to the Buda-side foot of the Elizabeth Bridge, with aspectacular view at the River Danube with its bridges and the city of Budapest, right under Gellért Hill overlooking our restaurant. Visit the world famous Rudas Bath and dip in the healthy Juventus spring spouts from a depth of 1500 meters, then taste culinary specialities of Rudas Bistro while enjoying breathtaking panorama from our terrace!

Free time

Danube Cruise with festive dinner

  • Enjoy your meal and let the breathtaking scenery of evening Budapest delight you. A la carte candlelit dinner with the finest food, live music entertainment and professional service - all on board of our panorama "bubble boat".
Additional programs

3 hours Jewish Quarter tour (visiting Dohány Street Synagogue) (+ 66 EUR/person)

  • The streets of District VII closest to the city centre have been home to the religious centres of Orthodox Jews of Budapest since the 19th century. This includes the synagogues in Dohány utca (the second largest in Europe), Rumbach Sebestyén utca and Kazinczy utca. In November 1944, the area between Király utca, Kertész utca, Dohány utca and Károly körút was delineated as the Jewish Ghetto, which segregated tens of thousands of Jews, many then sent to concentration camps. Brave actions on the part of diplomats Raoul Wallenberg, Giorgio Perlasca and Swedish embassy employee Károly Szabó helped save the lives of several thousand who remained, up until the Liberation of Budapest in January 1945.

Day 4

Our package includes following services on this day:

Breakfast at the Hotel

Check-out from Budapest hotel

Transfer from Budapest to Pécs

Check-in to the hotel

Lunch at our suggested restaurant in Pécs (our package includes table reservation, you can pay your meal on the spot)

Pécs city tour with English speaking tour guide

  • Home to the world-famous Zsolnay ceramics and the largest Turkish ruins in Hungary, Pécs is a city of art and history. Pécs is also a famous university town with many students, giving the city a youthful profile.

    In the Middle Ages, Pécs was a center of education and learning. The University of Pécs, founded in 1367, and the oldest university in Hungary, was among the first universities in Europe. In 1777, Queen Maria Theresa gave Pécs the status of 'Free Royal Town' and once again the city started to flourish. Some Baroque monuments like a Franciscan church, a Franciscan monastery, and a former monastery of the Pauline order date back to this period.

    In the 20th century, thanks to a coalmine and a uranium mine, Pécs was partially converted into an industrial hub. Several factories were built, however after the fall of the Iron Curtain many have closed. Today, Pécs is a city of art and culture, filled with museums and galleries. It's not surprising that Pécs, named the 'Borderless City', was selected to be the European Capital of Culture in 2010, sharing the title with Essen (Germany) and Istambul (Turkey). Several new venues were built throughout the city, including the Zsolnay Visitor Center and a Regional Library and Knowledge Center.

Free time

Day 5

Our package includes following services on this day:

Breakfast at the hotel

Wine tasting experience with lunch at our suggested winery of famous Villány wine region: tasting 4 or 5 or 6 different wines; 3 course lunch menu without drinks

  • South of Pécs lies the Villány region, Hungary's most southerly wine region and a favorite destination among wine enthusiasts. Villány is famous for its full-bodied and spicy reds. The Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot are definitely must-tries here. Hungary's warmest vine region has long, dry, sub-Mediterranean summers and mild winters. Winemaking has long traditions in this region and Villány (along with Szekszárd, which is about 60km away) is considered the premier red wine producer of the country.

    Top wineries in the region include Bock, Csányi, Gere, Tiffán, Vylyan and Wunderlich. Some of my personal favorites are the Rosé wines produced here, especially those made from Merlot.

Free time in Pécs

Day 6

Our package includes following services on this day:

Accommodation with breakfast at choosed hotel

Check-out from the Hotel

Transfer from the Hotel to Budapest Liszt Ferenc Airport / Budapest railway station

We are pleased to provide transfer services, for all programs. If you would need transfer for any day, click on ASK OFFER and you can write your transfer request to "Note, request, question" section.