Hungary, Budapest Hungary, Budapest

Simply Budapest

Sail down the beautiful rivers
Sail down the beautiful rivers

The perfect introduction to Budapest at an uncommon value, Simply Budapest is designed to introduce you to some of the sites you need to see on your first trip to the city, with just a taste of the experience that only Exeter International can provide.

The Basics

  • Three nights in one of the city’s top hotels, inclusive of tax and breakfast
  • Private airport or rail station transportation to and from your hotel
  • Private Exeter Guide at your service as described in the program
  • Entrance Fees to all the sites mentioned in the program
  • 24-hour, English-speaking local assistance in case of emergency or changes

Highlight of Exeter's Simply Budapest

  • A private guide, car and driver to introduce you to the major sites of Budapest, including the famous Parliament House with the Crown Jewels of Hungary.

Easy to Combine with:

  • Vienna
  • Prague
  • Warsaw
  • Bucharest 
  • Bratislava

For custom luxury travel and tours to Budapest and Hungary, please contact one of our travel experts.

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ITINERARY

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Day 1
Arrival | Budapest

Arrival into Budapest. Your driver will meet you outside of baggage claim and customs and transfer you to the Four Seasons Gresham Palace overlooking the Chain Bridge.

Exeter Services: Transfer
Hotel: Four Seasons Gresham Palace

Day 2
Budapest | Budapest

This morning start with a visit to the magnificent House of Parliament - the country’s largest building and the symbol of Budapest, with its elaborate gilded dome. Stunning interiors combine sweeping grand staircases, original frescoes, paintings and sculptures.

The highlight of this visit is the viewing of the crown jewels of Hungary. One of the most notable items in the collection is the Holy Crown of Hungary, the only crown known today with the “holy” attribute, dating from the 11th century. This crown has had quite a history – seized by the U.S. Army in 1945, it was held in Fort Knox until 1978, when it was returned to Hungary.

Afterwards, drive across the lovely 19th century Chain Bridge to the Budapest Funicular (vertical rail car), which will take you up the side of Buda’s historic Royal Palace – a former Hapsburg Palace which was rebuilt in Neo-Gothic style post World War II.

The Palace’s National Gallery contains a comprehensive collection of Hungarian art from medieval times to the 20th century. A stroll through the castle area, known as Varhegy, will take you to the Fisherman’s Bastion for the most impressive views over Pest, across the Danube. Don’t miss Matyas Church, a Neo-Gothic reconstruction dating from 1874 in which many organ and choral concerts can be heard. The entire cobble-stoned area, lined with cafés and small shops, makes for a relaxing afternoon.

Exeter Services: Full Day Guide, Vehicle & Driver
Hotel: Four Seasons Gresham Palace

Day 3
Budapest | Budapest

Today is at leisure to enjoy Budapest.

We suggest visiting the Jewish Quarter including the Great Synagogue, impressive in its Byzantine and Moorish style architecture. Or visit Hero’s Square and see the Millennium Monument, designed to commemorate Hungary’s Millennium Celebrations in 1896.

Do you have any specific interest? Budapest is a perfect base for:
• Jewish History
• Spas and Natural Mineral Springs
• Porcelain (Herend)
• Canoeing on the Danube
• Sailing on Lake Balaton
• Wine

If you would like us to arrange for additional sightseeing please advise your travel consultant and we will be happy to customize your free time in Budapest.

Exeter Services: None
Hotel: Four Seasons Gresham Palace

Day 4
Departure | Budapest

Your driver will meet you at your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your onward flight.

Exeter Services: Transfer

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