|Budapest City Tour (#3) 10:00 AM
Today, enjoy a comprehensive panoramic city tour of Budapest. Beginning in Pest, view the Hungarian Parliament Building before crossing the Danube via the Margaret Bridge. The tour continues to the Royal Castle on the Buda side. Once there, visit the Fishermens Bastion on Castle Hill and the 13th-century Matthias Coronation Church. Following a photo stop at the Citadel on Mount Gellert, which offers one of the most spectacular views of the city, cross the Elisabeth Bridge and drive toward Heroes Square, the central site of the Millennium Memorial and the statesmen sculptures. Upon your return to the city center, enjoy views of the Opera House and St. Stephens Basilica in passing
|Budapest Grand City Tour with Parliament (#1) 1:00 PM
This Grand City tour of Budapest enables you to discover the beauty of Pest and Buda in a single day. Beginning at the Chain Bridge, cross over to Buda and stop in the Castle District. Once there, visit the Fishermens Bastion on Castle Hill and view the 13th-century Matthias Coronation Church. Following a photo stop at the Citadel on Mount Gellert, which offers one of the more spectacular views of the city. Next, drive back to Pest and view the Central Market Hall and Synagogue. Drive downtown toward Heroes Square, the central site of the Millennium Memorial and the statesmen sculptures. Upon your return to the city center, enjoy views of the Opera House and St. Stephens Basilica. Finally, enjoy a stop inside the House of Parliament, Hungarys largest and most impressive Neo-Gothic construction
|Budapest Jewish Interest Tour
This tour highlights the different aspects of Budapests rich Jewish heritage. Begin with a visit to the Great Dohany Synagogue which ranks among one of the top sights of Budapest. This Moorish style building is Europes largest and the worlds second largest Synagogue. Additionally, view the Jewish Museum, the Tree of Life and the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial. Finally travel to a different section of town to explore the chilling Hungarian Holocaust Museum
|Danube Dinner Cruise
End the tour with a walk through the historic Great Market Hall with its over 100 market stalls and endless choices of regional products. This evening, perhaps join the optional Danube dinner cruise and take in the spectacular skyline from the comfort of a private boat *Be advised that you might not be able to book this optional tour locally, due to certain restrictions regarding the Parliament
|Dinner & Show in Budapest
Travel this evening to the outskirts of Budapest for a traditional Hungarian dinner in a scenic forested location. While dining, you’ll be energetically entertained by colorfully dressed dancers performing a variety of spirited folk dances accompanied by a group playing live gypsy music.
|Excursion to Szentendre
Departing from Budapest, drive along the Danube to the small artists village of Szentendre. The settlement became a creative place for artists to gather in the 1920s, and today remains a quaint village filled with Baroque architecture and charming boutiques. Enjoy time at leisure to stroll the cobbled streets, or visit one of the many museums and contemporary galleries.
|Godollo Fort & Hungarian Horse Show
Godollo Castle was built in the 18th century and became a symbol of the beloved Empress Elisabeth, better known as "Sissi." Nestled in an enormous park, the Castle is the largest complex of baroque buildings in Hungary and in recent years has been lovingly restored. Continue onto a Csarda (horsefarm), where you will witness an unforgettable performance of Hungarian horsemanship.
|Parliament, Great Dohany Synagogue & Market Hall
This comprehensive tour includes three highlights of Budapest and provides fascinating insight to local politics, religion and products. Begin at the impressive Hungarian House of Parliament which would have paid for the construction of an entire town for 40,000 people. A stunning interior and the Hungarian Crown Jewels await you there, where only a limited number of visitors are allowed to visit each day. Next visit the Great Dohany Synagogue which ranks among the most significant Jewish sights in Europe. This Moorish style building is the largest synagogue on the continent and the second largest in the world. View the magnificent Tree of Life and the stirring Raoul Wallenberg Memorial. Finally your guide takes you to the historic Great Market Hall where, like a hundred years ago, the locals still do their everyday shopping. At your leisure, absorb the unique atmosphere with over 100 market stalls and an endless choice of regional products. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours
|Parliament, St. Stephens & Great Market Hall
This comprehensive tour includes three splendid interiors and at the same time provides an insight on local politics, religion and products. The cost of building the Hungarian House of Parliament would have paid for the construction of an entire town for 40,000 people. A stunning interior and the Hungarian Crown Jewels await you there. Only a limited number of visitors are allowed to visit each day. Next tour St. Stephens Basilica, the largest and most impressive church of Budapest where a relic, the mummified hand of St. Stephen, can be seen. Finally your guide takes you to the historic Great Market Hall where, like a hundred years ago, the locals still do their everyday shopping. At your leisure, absorb the unique atmosphere with over 100 market stalls and an endless choice of regional products
Visit Szentendre, the colorful artists village. Upon arrival, enjoy a leisurely walk through the Baroque city center and coffee and cake at the Confectionery Museum, followed by free time to shop in the charming boutiques or visit the Kovács Múzeum. Afterward, return by motor coach to Budapest. Departs at 2:00 p.m. Pick-up from hotel 30 minutes prior to departure time. Drop odd at the pier in the city center
|Puszta Tour & Hungarian Horse Show
Enjoy a memorable afternoon on the Puszta, the flat lands of Hungary. Visit a Csarda (farm) where you will delight in a captivating display of expert horsemanship and Hungarian culture. Continue onto the charming town of Kalocsa for free time before rejoining the ship this evening.