Departure from Zagreb at 7:00 am.
Journey through Hungary with short stop to rest. Upon arrival in Budapest walk through the pedestrian zone in Vaci street and through the city center to the famous pastry shop Gerbaud and Vorosmarty Square. A tour of the famous city market place placed on the Liberty Bridge.
Free time for shopping and personal time. Possible optional boat ride on the Danube. Our guide will recommend you the best restaurants in town where you can try typical Hungarian dishes – goulash or stew. Accommodation at the hotel.
Free evening for personal time. Overnight.
Breakfast. Half day city tour with local guide: Budim – Fisherman’s Fortress – St. Matthias Church – Parliament – Gellert hill – Opera – Andrassy Avenue – Square greats – Varosliget Park – St. Isztvan’s Cathedral. – Széchenyi Baths – Bridges over the Danube.
Short free time in the city center for walking, coffee or more visits to museums.
Departure from Budapest with an intermediate stop along the shore of Lake Balaton.
Back to Croatia with short stop if needed.
Cited as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, its extensive World Heritage Site includes the banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, Andrássy Avenue, Heroes’ Square and the Millennium Underground Railway, the second-oldest metro line in the world. It has 80 geothermal springs, the world’s largest thermal water cave system, the second largest synagogue, and third largest Parliament building. The city attracts about 4.3 million tourists a year, making it the 25th most popular city in the world to visit (and the 6th in Europe) according to Euromonitor.
Budapest has many municipal parks and most of them have playgrounds for kids and there are many seasonal activities like skating in the winter and boating in the summer. Access from the city center is quick and easy with the Millennium Underground.
Seven islands can be found on the Danube: Shipyard Island, Margaret Island, Csepel Island, Palotai-sziget (now a peninsula), Népsziget, Háros-sziget, and Molnár-sziget.
The culture of Budapest is reflected by Budapest’s size and variety. Most Hungarian cultural movements first emerged in the city. Budapest is an important center for music, film, theatre, dance and visual art. Artists have been drawn into the city by opportunity, as the city government funds the arts with adequate financial resources. Budapest is packed with museums and galleries, and there are plenty of temporary exhibitions in the most unlikely of settings, particularly in summer. The city glories in 223 museums and galleries, which presents several memories, not only the Hungarian historical, art and science ones, but also the memories of universal and European culture and science.
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