New Year in Budapest

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Celebrate the New Year in style in the beautiful Budapest, one of the most magnificent cities in Europe. Admire the magnificent 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.   During your free time, take time to spend the afternoon at the popular pedestrian shopping street of Váci Utca where the city’s fine museums and monuments, churches and synagogues, historic squares and buildings are within easy reach or enjoy a relaxing visit to one of Budapest's famous thermal baths, literally an institution in Budapest!

Our tour includes a 6-course New Year’s Eve Gala dinner in the Callas Café with live entertainment and a New Year’s Day concert at the Palace of the Arts.


Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Budapest and transfer to the 4*+ Moments Budapest Hotel located in the center of Budapest on the site of the legendary Spa Hungária and within walking distance of popular sight‘s such as Hungarian National Museum, St. Stephen's Basilica, Szechenyi Chain Bridge and Hungarian State Opera House. This 4.5-star hotel has 272 guestrooms and offers an outdoor pool, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Located in central Budapest, the hotel is also near.

Your hotel:

4+ Hotel Moments Budapest is centrally located on the famous Andrássy Avenue. Each  room offers flat-screen TV and exclusive bathroom amenities. A rich buffet breakfast is served in the on- Bistro Fine restaurant which also offers local and international dishes.  Budapest’s main attractions are all within walking distance with St. Stephen's Basilica an approximate 3-minute walk from the hotel Moments Budapest.

Afternoon at leisure

Start your evening with wine tasting at the Cultivin Wine Gallery, Hungary's Premium Wine Tasting Experience followed by dinner at the Seasons Bistro. Hemingway once said, “Wine is the most civilized thing in the world.”  And this statement is a good basis for CultiVini’s Philosophy. CultiVini provides an opportunity for everyone, from novice to expert, to taste the best Hungarian wine.  They present premium wines from the most typical local grape varieties as well as comprehensive information about all Hungarian wine regions, wines, and wine producers allowing you a full overview of Hungarian wines and wine making.

After the wine tasting experience, we continue on with the evening’s festivities in the Seasons Bistro as you enjoy a relaxing welcome dinner (2-course).

 

Day 2

This morning join your local guide for a guided city tour of Budapest. Your sightseeing tour pass all the main attractions of Budapest including Heroes’ Square, the Hungarian Parliament Building, St. Stephen’s Basilica, and the Hungarian State Opera House.

In the early evening, meet your local guide for transfer to Callas Café Restaurant for a 6-course celebratory New Year’s Eve Gala dinner at the Callas Café Restaurant, located next to the Opera House. Designed by architect Vilmos Freund in Neo-renaissance style in 1880, the building, which is a national monument today, was completed one year before the opening of the Hungarian Opera House. Today, it is one of Budapest’s most prominent restaurants.

Day 3

Today’s journey to the Danube Bend, visiting the historical towns - of Visegrad, with its medieval citadel and romantic ruins of the former royal residence and the Baroque artists' village of Szentendre. Today’s tour also includes a three-course lunch at Visegrad’s Reneissance Restaurant.

We return to Budapest after lunch and you have the afternoon free for independent sightseeing.

This evening, dinner is served at the hotel followed by coach transfer to the Palace of the Arts for

their New Years Day Concert.

Programme

Haydn: The Creation

Conductor: Ádám Fischer

Featuring: Soprano: Fatma Said, Tenor: Uwe Stickert, Bass: Miklós Sebestyén Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra

Hungarian Radio Choir

Concert programme subject to change at venues discretion

Transfer back to the hotel at the end of the evening.

Day 4

Transfer to Budapest airport for your homeward journey.

 

Accommodation

It is located on the stunning World Heritage site of Andrássy Avenue, only a few steps away from the Hungarian State Opera House, the St. Stephen’s Basilica and several other spectacular sights of Budapest. Visit the beautifully renewed four-star hotel with 99 elegant and tastefully decorated rooms in three different categories. Enjoy the meals in our modern and cozy Bistro Fine restaurant offering wide selection of quality wine and tasty Hungarian and international specialties. 

Extra Information

Booking Information

Flight Times

Flight times are subject to change at the airlines discretion.

Booking Deposit

Booking deposit is €350 pp.  Balance is due 10 weeks prior to departure date.  No credit card charge on deposit payments. 

Hand Luggage

One standard piece of hand luggage is included in your tour price. (10 kilos). Checked in luggage is available to purchase prior to travel, prices may vary. Please note this must be booked with a minimum of 14 days prior to travel. Bags booked within 14 days prior to travel will incur an administration fee of €25 per piece.

Passport

It is your responsibility to ensure your passport will be valid for your holiday. Please contact IFC should you have any queries regarding your passport.

Travel Insurance

IFC strongly recommends travel insurance 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 www.ehic.ie 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.

Flight and tour timings are subject to change

 


  Cost per person: €1,383pp
  Number of nights: 3
  Dates available: Departure: 30 December 2018

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