A feast of art, architecture and music awaits us on this New Year tour of Hungary’s stunning capital
Explore the cultural history of the city with visits to the extensive collections housed in the Hungarian National Gallery
Delve into Budapest’s Castle district, rich in Hungarian history dating back to the thirteenth century
Art historian and author whose latest monograph Klimt at home is due out in February 2018.
Depart Heathrow 1325 on British Airways, arriving Budapest 1650. Transfer to K&K Opera Hotel for six nights. Introductory lecture.
Morning: Great Market Hall (the largest indoor market in the city) followed by a visit to the National Museum. Afternoon: visit to the Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum (with private recital).
New Year’s Eve Morning: Parliament House followed by walking tour in the city centre. Afternoon in Pest including guided tour of State Opera House. New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner at local restaurant.
New Year’s Day Morning: architectural walk including St Stephen’s Basilica. Celebratory New Year’s Day lunch at a local restaurant followed by free afternoon and evening. Optional visit to the Gellért Thermal Bath.
Morning: optional walking tour including Heroes’ Square (home to the Millennium Monument, built in 1896). Late afternoon Danube river cruise. Evening lecture.
Hungarian National Gallery (temporarily housing several masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts). Castle District in Buda: walking tour including Matthias Church and Royal Palace (exteriors). Afternoon visit to the Liszt Academy. Optional evening performance of The Gypsy Baron (Erkel Theatre).
Depart Budapest 1225, arriving Heathrow 1415.
29 Dec — 4 Jan 2018
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Cost of £2265 includes:
return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, opera performance, breakfast, one lunch, five dinners with wine, water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £390.