DAY 1 Arrival
Arrival to Budapest. Rest of the day is free for leisure. You can Walk around the beautiful city.
DAY 2 Budapest City Tour
3 hour walking tour of Budapest with a professional Hungarian guide who grew up in Communist Hungary. Breakfast will be served prior to the walking tour. The walking tour is a great introduction to the city and Magyar history and culture. Major sights on the tour include St. Stephen’s Basilica, the Chain Bridge, Parliament building, Castle Hill/Royal Palace, and the Fisherman’s Bastion. The tour is subject to arrival time and maybe switched to Saturday. If it is switched, your trip leader will show those interested to the Great Market Hall or one of the thermal bath houses. The afternoon is free to explore Budapest and its many activities. Bus2alps reccommends going Caving, joining the Communist Walking Tour or taking a walk down the Danube river. In the evening your trip leader can recommend some great local places for dinner, and then head to check out some of Budapest’s local nightlife spots.
Day 3 Cultural Budapest
Today your trip leader will organize a trip to the famous Szechenyi Baths, located near Heroes Square. This is a traditional Hungarian experience you won’t want to miss! After, your trip leader will lead you down Andrassy Utca, Budapest’s version of the ChampsElysees. There is also the House of Terror, or the Art Gallery Museum. You can also visit the Great Market Hall to try its great local cuisine and do some souvenir shopping. Get there early as the Hall closes down at 14:00 on Saturday. Saturday night you’ll have the option to go on a Danube River Cruise, which is a great way to see a different view of the city with beautiful views of the buildings and bridges lit up against the water at night. There is also a delicious Hungarian buffet on the boat. Or at night you are free to try one of the many restaurants in the area. Your trip leader will let you know what time to meet at the hostel to head into the bustling center of the city!
DAY 4 Departure
Check out is at 10:00am. Depart to your home country.