Six-Day Getaway to Budapest April 16-22, 2018

What is the most frequently depicted city in television ads today? It has to be Budapest. Aerial photos of the city's highly photogenic Houses of Parliament feature in virtually every riverboat ad on Masterpiece Theater or the evening news. The 2018 choice for our popular getaway destinations, Budapest will also appeal to those with limited time and yet an irrepressible urge to travel. Like our getaway to Amsterdam, the package for Budapest is remarkably generous for the price. This tour includes five nights at the beautiful, well-reviewed Continental Hotel Budapest. This recently renovated four-star hotel is conveniently located for walking tours and independent excursions.

Straddling the Danube River, with the iconic Chain Bridge linking Buda on the west bank with Pest on the east, Budapest is one of Europe's most attractive cities; its city square is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The most liberal of the former Soviet Bloc capitals, Budapest is a sophisticated city with an impressive array of museums and monuments, including the Hungarian National Gallery, Buda Castle, Fisherman's Bastion, and Matthias Church. It is also well known for its vibrant arts scene. With its atmospheric town square, verdant parks, and riverside promenades, the city offers ample opportunities for independent exploration. Budapest is the capital of Hungary and the central city of the Carpathian Basin. For our out-of-town excursion, we'll venture to Esztergom for an interior visit of the town's famous basilica dedicated
to Saint Mary of the Assumption and Saint Adalbert. We'll then continue to Szentendre Island for gypsy music, bread making, a cauldron of goulash, and wine tasting. Whether you want to learn more about the city's rich history and newly prosperous industries or visit an array of markets, Budapest is an excellent choice for a brief European getaway.

With round-trip international airfare included, a welcome reception and dinner, full breakfasts daily, two lunches, and a farewell dinner, this six-day getaway is an excellent travel bargain.