Rhapsody Tour

Guided

Hightlights

  • tasting the best red and white wines of Hungary
  • biking and hiking at the most amazing places of Hungary
  • Winetastings at award winning family owned winecellars, taste the real countryside
  • Home made traditional Hungarian dishes
  • Meet the local people and see their everyday life, eat what they eat and drink what they drink
  • The House of Parliament
  • Opera House in Budapest
  • St. Stephan Basilica
  • Dinner and Cruise on the river Danube
  • Visegrád renaissance castle ruins
  • Trout fishing, catch your lunch
  • Cooking school with a masterchef
  • Visit the biggest lake in central Europe, the lake Balaton

Day 1: Budapest

Our first day starts with a city walk in heart of Budapest. The hotel itself in the very center is a good starting point for a sightseeing. We visit the House of Parliment. After that we walk to the Chain Bridge and amaze the beautiful scenery with the castle on Buda side. We walk again and have lunch at the famous Gerbeaud restaurant. After having lunch the sacral symbol of Budapest, the St. Stephen Basilica is waiting for our visit. We have some time for a refreshing shower in the hotel. In the evening we walk to Domus Vinorum Restaurant where we have dinner and winetasting. After dinner we walk back to the hotel.

Day 2: Budapest-Visegrád Szentendre

We start with a wing boat ride to Visegrád, north of Budapest. After arrival we have a short hiking up to Visegrád castle. We visit the renaissance castle. After the visit lunch avaits us in Devils Mill Hungarian Restaurant in the forest. After the demonstration of the local fishing lake you can try to catch your own trout for lunch. A bus takes us to Szentendrei Island (through Tahitótfalu bridge) to the charming countryside hotel. After checking in you can participate on a Hungarian cooking school and prepare your own dessert. This night we have dinner in the hotel restaurant.

Day 3: Szentendre-Eger/Egerszalók

We travel to Eger in the morning. The charming medieval town is located in the north-eastern part of Hungary. After arrival to the city central we visit the Basilica, the Minaret and the castle of Eger which has played an important role in defendance during the turkish occupancy in the 16th century. After the historical experience we take the bus to one of the best winery of the region for winetasting and lunch. After checking in at the hotel in Eger the time comes for a relaxing and healing bath in Egerszalók spa. The dinner is going to be in the hotel.

Day 4: Eger-Budapest

We travel to Budapest in the morning. After the arrival in the city center we walk along the Andrássy street that belonges to the UNESCO World Heritage sights. We visit the Opera House which is one of the most beautiful Opera House buildings in Europe. After having lunch in Menza Old School Restaurant we walk to the House of Terror Museum, and visit a special exhibition about the german and soviet occupancy in Hungary. We use the Historical Small Underground (1st in Continental Europe) to get to Heroes square. Afer visiting Heroes square we are going for a walk in the City Park. The bus takes us back to the hotel and you have some free time. Around dinner time we have a short walk to the pier on Danube river and take a cruise. Enjoy dinner with a beautiful view of Budapest by night.

Day 5: Budapest-Balatonkenese-Balatonfüred

We leave Budapest in the morning and head for the lake Balaton in the western side of the country. After arriving to Balatonkenese, the most eastern city at the lake, take the full equipped bicycles and start the trip around lake Balaton. Until Balatonalmádi we use the built bicycle road and upon arrival we have a perfect lunch in Liget Restaurant. In the afternoon we change for the old Roman road which goes next to the coastline. The accomodation stand still in Balatonfüred the capital of lake Balaton. The most common words in connection of this city are history, culture, wine, and hospitality. After arriving at the hotel you have free program and wellness facilities make your stay more comfortable. We have dinner at Vígmolnár Csárda, a tipical hungarian style Restaurant nearby.

Day 6: Balatonfüred-Szentantalfa-Badacsony

This day we use hidden roads, which go trough charming little villages. We visit the medieval Castle in Nagyvázsony and have lunch and winetasting in a family owned winery in Szentantalfa. We cycle trough Nivegy valley winearea, which played an important role in wine export soon in the roman times. After the winetasting the bus takes us to Badacsony, the accomodation will be in a charming hotel at the foot of the vitnessing mountain Badacsony. This winearea is the oldest in Hungary and the wines are excellent with the local meals.

Day 7: Badacsony-Tapolca-Badacsony

Today we discover the beauty of Balaton Uplands National Park and the idyllic landscapes with grapefields. We bike to the city Tapolca, have a nice walk in the city center and visit the lake cave. We bike again to Hegymagas and have a hiking on St. George Mountain (optional). Today’s lunch and winetasting takes place again in a superb winery. After biking back to Badacsony you can have a refreshing swim in the lake or enjoy the spa at the hotel. We close the program with a nice dinner and winetasting at Istvándy Winery and Restaurant.

Day 8: Badacsony-Budapest

Bus transfer to Budapest Airport after breakfast. Flight home from Budapest Airport

Dates and prices – Guided

Dates: on request, tour starts from 8 people

Included

  • 1 experienced multilingual guide
  • gourmet food and wine
  • Bus transfer during the tour
  • 7 nights in superb 4 and 3 star hotels
  • 7 gourmet dinners (3 course)
  • 7 lunches
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 4 wine tastings from the best wines of Hungary
  • programs and features which are listed in the itinerary
  • Bicycle rent for 3 days
  • All local and other taxes

Free wi-fi internet in 90% of the hotels

Price

  • Rhapsody guided: 1760 EUR
  • Single supplement 210 EUR

Extra night in Budapest on request (between 80-120 EUR/room/night) in 4 star hotel