Chain Bridge Budapest Heroes Square, Budapest

Simply Jewish 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 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 car, driver and guide to introduce you to Hungary’s rich Jewish heritage, including a visit to the Great Synagogue – the largest in Europe.

Easy to Combine with:

  • Bratislava & Vienna
  • Prague
  • Zagreb

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

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ITINERARY

PRICING FROM

$1,200 per person, based on double occupancy.  Please contact us for exact pricing.

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.

Over the centuries, Budapest flourished as a crossroads where East meets West in the heart of Europe.  Ancient cultures such as the Magyars, the Mongols and the Turks, have all left an indelible mark on this magical city.  Buda and Pest, separated by the Danube River, are characterized by an assortment of monuments, elegant streets, wine taverns, coffee houses and Turkish baths. 

 Exeter Services: Transfer

Hotel: Four Seasons Gresham Palace or the Aria Hotel Budapest

Day 2
Budapest | Budapest

This morning your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel. Today you can explore the beauty of Central Pest.  Prior to visiting the Jewish Quarter, your guide will take you to the Budapest Market Hall. Built by Eiffel in the 19th century, the covered market boasts soaring metal columns, high walkways and beautiful produce shops.  More than being a place where one can purchase some handcrafted and typical Hungarian souvenirs, it’s a market where locals go to purchase their produce and meats – a meeting place for many and a place where you can enjoy authentic local flavor. 

Next, your guide will take you to the Great Budapest Synagogue, the Jewish Museum, and the Holocaust Memorial.  Since the 19th century, the Jewish community became well integrated into Hungarian society and three synagogues were built.  In 1944, a ghetto was created in Pest, which was later followed by the deportation of thousands to Jews.  You can walk through part of the former Jewish neighborhood to see an old synagogue on Rumbach Street. 

From here, your guide will take you to the Great Synagogue, the largest of the three previously mentioned and impressive in its Byzantine and Moorish style architecture.  You can visit the Jewish Museum that is part of the synagogue, and afterwards, walk over to the Holocaust Memorial.  The sculpture of a weeping willow designed in memory of the 600,000 Hungarian Jews who died under the Nazis in World War II.

Exeter Services: Vehicle, Driver & Guide (3 Hours)

Hotel: Four Seasons Gresham Palace or the Aria Hotel Budapest

Day 3
Budapest | Budapest

Today is at leisure to enjoy Budapest. You might wish to see Hero’s Square and see the Millennium Monument, designed to commemorate Hungary’s Millennium Celebrations in 1896. 

Have any particular special interest? Budapest is a perfect base for:

  • Wine
  • Spas and Natural Mineral Springs
  • Porcelain (Herend)
  • Canoeing on the Danube
  • Sailing on Lake Balaton

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.

If you prefer to be on your own, your final documents will contain our Independent Budapest suggestions.

Exeter Services: No Exeter Services

Hotel: Four Seasons Gresham Palace or the Aria Hotel Budapest

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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