General information

4 days and 3 nights
Hungary (Budapest)
Ireland (Dublin)



Ballet in Budapest & the Christmas Markets 

3-nights, only €1099pps
Departing 09 December 2022

Direct flights from Ireland


Please note that this tour is now open for booking via phone.

Please call 01 888 7840 to book your place. 



Day 1:
Fly from Dublin to Budapest and on arrival in Budapest, meet your local guide for private coach transfer to the 4*K & K Opera Hotel, where you are booked for three-nights on a bed & breakfast basis. Flight departs Dublin at 09:20 and arrives Budapest 13:15 (flight time is subject to change at the airlines discretion).

Centrally located in Budapest, next to the Budapest Opera House and just 100m from the historical Andrássy Avenue, the K+K Hotel Opera offers restaurant and bar facilities. All rooms are air conditioned and have a flat-screen satellite TV, desk, telephone, as well as tea and coffee facilities. The famous St. Stephen’s Basilica is approximately 450 metres, with the Chain Bridge 1 km away.

Day 2:
After breakfast, join your local guide for a half day city tour of Budapest. Budapest is Hungary’s capital with a population in excess of 1.7 million. It is Hungary’s principal cultural, commercial, industrial, political, and transportation center and covers an area of roughly 525 square miles. The city’s primary allure is the beautiful Danube River as it gracefully meanders its way through the city. Your city tour will finish at the main Budapest Christmas Market.

After a busy morning, you have the afternoon free for independent sightseeing.

In the early evening, enjoy pre-performance dinner in your short and attend the evening performance of The Nutcracker in the Hungarian State Opera. Your hotel is only a short walk from the opera house.

Performance Start time: 18:00

Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker has for decades been an essential part of the Opera's run-up to Christmas. Partnering with Tamás Solymosi to choreograph a new fairy-tale ballet for the classical-music piece is a true Nutcracker specialist: the internationally renowned Wayne Eagling. This is the first time in the life of the Hungarian National Ballet that an artist of such worldwide stature has developed a choreography tailored specifically to its members, as well as taking inspiration from them.

Day 3:
This morning, discover Hungary's history as you take a guided tour of Szentendre, known for its museums, galleries and artists. Here, your guide will lead you on a walk through the town and you will then have some free time to shop for arts and crafts, with coffee and cake.

Day 4:
Enjoy breakfast in your hotel and following breakfast check-out. Transfer to Budapest airport for return flight. Flight departs Budapest at 21:25 and arrives Dublin 23:40.

Price includes

• Return scheduled flight from Dublin, taxes
• Three nights in the four-star K+K Hotel Opera with breakfast
• Highlights of Budapest City tour
• Three-course pre-performance dinner
• Category 1 tickets for Nutcracker in the Hungarian State Opera
• Excursion to Szsentendre
• Private transfers and guide according to the program

Price does not include

Booking Deposit
Booking deposit is €250pp. Remaining balance due 10 weeks prior to departure date. No credit card charge on deposit payments.

Hotel Rating
Please note that our hotel rating is a reflection of how the property compares to the industry standard in the country of destination in relation to when it comes to price, facilities and services offered by the hotel.

Flight information
One small bag (size of a ladies handbag) and one standard piece of 10kg luggage is included in your tour Extra checked in luggage is available to purchase prior to travel, prices varies according to baggage weight. Please note that checked-in luggage should be booked at the time of booking and must be booked with a minimum of 14 days prior to travel. The flight times advised above are with Ryanair. Please note that we reserve the right to change both airline and airline times as airline schedules are subject to change. In addition, we reserve the right to change the departure date by a day or two in accordance with airline schedule and rates

Passport / Covid Digital Certificate
It is your responsibility to ensure your passport will be valid for your holiday and that your Covid Digital Certificate and/or necessary entry requirements are in order for your selected destination. Please contact IFC should you have any queries regarding your passport and country entry requirements.
EU passport holders do not require a visa to travel within the EU. As a rule of thumb for European travel your passport should be valid until your intended date of return to Ireland. For travel outside the EU a validity of a minimum of 6 months beyond your return date is required. A visa may be needed for your holiday and information regarding this will be sent closer to travel.

Tour Activities
Please note that there is a fair amount of walking on this tour. Ours are active holidays. Walking, stair-climbing and standing around for periods are unavoidable aspects of this tour. This tour is suitable for those of a normal fitness but may not be suitable for those who need support. Walking and getting on and off a coach several times a day is part of the tour.

Tour Itinerary and timing of excursions
Please note that we reserve the right to amend the timings of the tour itinerary in line with supplier requests and included excursions may take place on different days.

Travel Insurance
IFC strongly recommends travel insurance be purchased at the time of booking and can offer a competitive quotation if not already purchased. The EHIC is a European Healthcard available to all EU citizens and is recommended to carry for travel within Europe. Please check for more information. IMPORTANT: If you have purchased travel insurance with IFC. If you or any person travelling has a pre-existing medical condition then you must declare that condition to Health Check

COVID-19 Special information – may change between now tour departure date
Please note that the visitor attractions state that customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned and that in a attempt to reduce crowds, the number of visitors is limited. Masks are required in visitor attractions and indoors and we would ask all travellers to bring their own. Temperature checks are mandatory in certain attractions.

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
• Social distancing enforced throughout experience
• Regularly sanitised transportation vehicles
• Guides required to regularly wash hands regularly

Please note that dates are provisional and that the itinerary is subject to change until airline flights are confirmed by the airline.

A minimum is required for the tour to proceed.


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