The hidden treasures of Hungary – 1 week
Highlights of the program
• Visit five World Heritage Sites
• Cruise on the Danube river, Herend Porcelanium visit, Hévíz thermal Lake
• Sight-seeing in Pécs
Day 1 – Welcome in Budapest, introduction
Arrive in Budapest and transfer to your downtown hotel. Meet your fellow travelers and your Danube Destinations Tour Director at the hotel for orientation.
Day 2 – Panoramic Tour of Budapest, Szentendre, Danube river cruise
Bus and walking tour to see Pest and Buda including the Heroes’ Square, Opera House, Andrassy Avenue (WHS), St. Stephen Basilica and Parliament. Relaxing walk in the Castle District (WHS) to visit the gothic Matthias Church and for stunning panoramas of the city and river. In the afternoon explore Szentendre, an artist’s settlement with galleries, cobble stone streets and wonderful little shops. Close the day with an evening river cruise on the Danube River. Overnight in Budapest.
Day 3 – Pannonhalma, Herend Porcelain Factory, Tihany Abbey, Lake Balaton
Leave Budapest and travel to Heviz whith stops at several fascinating locations including The Benedictine Arch Abbey of Pannonhalma (WHS), the Herend Porcelain Factory and The Porcelanium, and Tihany, on the northern shores of Lake Balaton. In the evening reach your destination for the night at Hévíz [‘Hot Water’] in Western Hungary.
Day 4 – Keszthely, Pecs
After breakfast a short morning bus ride will take you to Keszthely and the beautiful Festetics Palace with its well maintained English-style garden. Continue on to the historic city of Pecs and explore the city’s historic sights on a walking tour, including the Old Town, the Cathedral, the former Turkish Mosque, and the 4th century Christian Basilica (WHS). Accommodation in Pécs.