|4 days and 3 nights|
Experience beautiful Budapest on our 2019 Budapest Ballet and Christmas Markets tour. Known as 'the Pearl of the Danube' Budapest is a beautiful city which offers much to see and do. Our tour offers you the chance to see beautiful Budapest as well as enjoying Swan Lake in the Erkel Theatre performed by the Royal Moscow Ballet.
Budapest is one of the most magnificent cities in Europe. Admire the magnificant architecture of Hungary’s parliament building, walk the famous Andrásy Avenue – starting from the historic Heroes Square and stretching almost as far as the St Stephen's Basilica. See the city sights on a city tour as you are chauffeured along Budapest's elegant boulevards to Heroes’ Square, across the mighty Danube and up to Gellert Hill. Look out over the famous river dividing Buda and Pest - the two sides linked by the Chain and Elizabeth Bridges. Visit the Castle District and enjoy the amazing views from the Fisherman’s Bastion over the exquisite Parliament building, one of the largest in Europe.
As part of your stay, you will also visit the glittering Budapest Christmas Markets and enjoy mulled wine and cake. Admire the traditional handicrafts and the beautiful, festive lights and start your christmas shopping. During your free time spend the afternoon at the popular pedestrian shopping street of Váci utca and marvel at the city’s fine museums and monuments, churches and synagogues, historic squares and buildings. And if you have time after all that, enjoy a relaxing visit to one of Budapest's famous thermal baths, literally an institution in Budapest!
Day 1 – Sunday 01 December 2019
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.
The hotel: 4* K & K Opera Hotel
Centrally located in Budapest, next to the Budapest Opera House and just 100m from the historical Andrássy Avenue, 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.
This evening is at your leisure.
Monday 02 December 2019
After breakfast, join your local guide for a city tour of Budapest (via coach). 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 will mulled wine and Christmas cake at Vorosmarty Square.
After a busy morning, you have the afternoon free for independent sightseeing. Visit the glittering Budapest Christmas Markets and enjoy mulled wine and the beautiful, festive lights or perhaps take time to spend the afternoon at the popular pedestrian shopping street of Váci utca.
In the early evening, meet your local guide for coach transfer to the Kaltenberg Restaurant for a two-course pre-concert dinner.
After dinner, transfer to the Erkel Theatre for the evening performance of Swan Lake.
Photo: The Royal Moscow Ballet
Performance start 19:30
The Royal Moscow Ballet is coming to Budapest this December to give a special one-off performance of ‘Swan Lake’ at the Erkel Theatre. Co-choreographed by company founder and artistic director Anatoly Emelianov, the Tchaikovsky classic from 1877 will be presented in all its finery for this special event. Formed in 1997, the Royal Moscow Ballet has given over 1,000 shows around the world, from Austria to Zambia, touring with evergreen favourites such as ‘Swan Lake’ ‘The Nutcracker’, ‘Romeo & Juliet’ and ‘Cinderella’.
Return transfer by coach at the end of the evening.
Day 3 – Tuesday 03 December 2019
Free day at leisure to discover the beauty of Budapest.
Day 4 – Wednesday 04 December 2019 Enjoy breakfast in your hotel and following breakfast check-out. Transfer to Budapest airport for return flight.
Return scheduled flight from Dublin, taxes Three nights in the four-star K+K Hotel Opera with breakfast Highlights of Budapest City tour Mulled wine and cake at the Budapest Christmas Markets Pre-performance dinner Swan Lake (Cat 1 tickets) o Performed by The Royal Moscow Ballet in the Erkel Theatre Private transfers and guide according to the program
Price per person sharing €699pps Single Supplement €169