Day 1: Budapest
Arrive at the airport in Budapest, & transfer to the hotel. Before dinner, enjoy a brief, scenic drive through Hungary’s capital city.
Day 2: Budapest
Head to Castle Hill this morning to visit Buda Castle. You will enjoy views of the Danube River from the grand complex, which features both Baroque & medieval structures. Your guided tour includes a visit down into the crypt under the castle. Here you will find tombs of Europeans that were a part of the Habsburg Empire. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. This afternoon, ease your body & mind at the Szechenyi Baths. You may choose to take a swim in the pool, or relax in the thermal bath. Enjoy dinner & an overnight stay in the city.
Day 3: Budapest
After breakfast, learn about the nation’s history at the Hungarian National Museum. Next, head to the Zwack Unicum Heritage Visitor Center. Here you will learn about the traditional spirit “Unicum,” & you can enjoy a tasting. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure.
Day 4: Budapest – Godollo – Budapest
Spend the day in the town of Godollo. Take a walk through Liberty Square before heading to the lovely Royal Palace for a guided tour. You will admire the palace as you approach, noticing its charming, exterior pastel décor. After lunch, watch an exciting horse show, featuring entertaining acts such as horses jumping through flames. Return to the capital city for dinner & an overnight stay.
Day 5: Budapest – Danube Bend – Budapest
Discover the scenery outside of the city limits as you travel through the Danube Bend. The lush hills that border the winding Danube River will have you wanting to return to this breathtaking European location. Enjoy visits to quaint towns along the Bend, including Visegrad, where you will tour the medieval castle. Return to your hotel in Budapest, & enjoy the evening at leisure.
Day 6: Budapest
In the morning you will visit the prestigious Parliament building. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.
Day 7: Budapest – USA
Transfer to the airport, & board return flight home.