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Budapest - Hungary Short Escape

3 Days / 2 Nights


Enhance your Danube River Cruise or enjoy a brief getaway with a pre- or post-cruise Budapest Short Escape! Spend 3 days and 2 nights in this capital city with a rich history and vibrant cultural scene.

 

Trip Highlights Include:

  • Hungarian State Opera House Tour
    Enjoy a tour of the home of the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, renowned for its pristine acoustics.
  • Buda Walking Tour 
    See sites like Matthias Church, Buda Castle, and the Fisherman's Bastion as you tour the western part of the Hungarian capital.
  • Pest Tuk Tuk Tour 
    Cruise through the eastern part of the capital city and visit sites that include Vajdahunyad Castle and St. Stephen's Basilica.

Adventure Dates

2020

  • Dec 26 - Dec 28, 2020

2021

  • June 19 - June 21, 2021
  • July 3 - July 5, 2021
  • July 5 - July 7, 2021
  • July 17 - July 19, 2021
  • July 19 - July 21, 2021
  • August 2 - August 4, 2021
  • September 25 - September 27, 2021 (Adult Exclusive)
  • September 27 - September 29, 2021 (Adult Exclusive)
  • December 18 - December 20, 2021
  • December 27 - December 29, 2021

Adventure Daily Itinerary: Pre-Cruise


Day One

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Arrive in Budapest

Üdvözöljük! Welcome to Budapest! Upon your arrival, you will be greeted at the airport by an Adventures by Disney representative and transferred to your hotel.

Welcome Reception at Hotel

Meet your fellow Adventurers at a reception in your honor before heading out into the amazing city of Budapest.

Walking City Orientation Tour en Route to Welcome Dinner

Get to know the Hungarian capital city as you enjoy a walking tour on your way to a welcome dinner. You’ll pass some of the architecturally eclectic buildings that range from Gothic to Renaissance to Contemporary—and everything in between. You’ll also learn the history of this beautiful city that dates back over 2,000 years.

Welcome Dinner at Central Café

Celebrate the start of your adventure with a welcome dinner at Budapest’s Central Café. Founded in 1887, it is the oldest building of its kind in Budapest and features Art Nouveau-style with a menu that offers delicious Hungarian dishes.

Meals Included: Dinner


Day Two

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Breakfast at Hotel

Start your day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel before heading out for an adventure-filled day in Budapest.

Exploration of Buda Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy a walk through Buda, the western part of the Hungarian capital Budapest. Located on the west bank of the Danube River, Buda makes up a third of Budapest’s total territory. As you walk through the city, you’ll see iconic landmarks like:

  • Buda Castle: The Royal Palace which has been destroyed and rebuilt at least a half-dozen times.
  • Matthias Church: The Roman Catholic church at the heart of Buda’s Castle District, which has been serving the citizens of Buda Castle Hill since 1015 AD. You may opt to climb to the terrace of the bell and lookout tower for spectacular views of Buda.
  • Fisherman’s Bastion: A neo-Gothic and new-Romanesque terrace located on the bank of the Danube, on Castle Hill.
  • Budapest Castle Hill Funicular: Ride this railway that links the upper Adam Clark Square and the Széchenyi Chain Bridge at river level to Buda Castle high above.

Lunch at Pest-Buda Bistro

One of Hungary’s oldest restaurants, Pest-Buda Bistro is a classic baroque structure which was originally built as inn dating back to 1800. The menu offers grandma’s home-style meals rich in traditional Hungarian flavors.

Exploration of Pest Tuk Tuk Tour

Hop aboard a motorized auto rickshaw, known as a tuk tuk, for a memorable tour of Pest, the eastern and flatter part of the Hungarian capital that is located on the east bank of the Danube River. On this tour, you’ll see some of Pest’s iconic sites which include:

  • St. Stephen’s Basilica: A Roman Catholic basilica named after Stephen, the first King of Hungary, whose mummified right hand—Hungary’s most sacred treasure—is housed in the reliquary.
  • Vajdahunyad Castle: Located in the City Park, this castle was built in 1896 as part of the Millennial Exhibition in celebration of Hungary’s 1,000th year after the Hungarian Conquest of the Carpathian Basin.
  • Hero’s Square: One of Budapest’s major squares, it is known for its iconic statue complex that features the Seven Chieftains of the Magyars, in addition to several other important Hungarian national leaders. The square is also home to Hungary’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
  • Shoes on the Danube Bank: Located on the Danube’s east bank, this memorial was created by film director Can Togay and sculpted by Gyula Pauer in honor of the people killed by fascist militiamen in Budapest during World War II.

Hungarian State Opera House Guided Visit & Mini Performance

Enjoy a guided visit of the spectacular opera house located in central Budapest. Rich in neo-Renaissance style, the symmetrical façade follows a musical theme and features the statues of 16 composers, including Franz Liszt, the best known Hungarian composer, as well as Ferenc Erkel, who composed the Hungarian national anthem and served as the Opera House’s first musical director. Currently, the Opera House is home to the Hungarian National Ballet, Opera and Philharmonic orchestra. Plus, you will be treated to a mini performance where you’ll be able to hear the amazing acoustics the opera house is known for.

Dinner On Your Own in Budapest

Savor delicious local fare at any one of the wonderful restaurants throughout the city. Be sure to ask your Adventure Guides to recommend a spot that will be sure to please your whole family.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch


Day Three

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Breakfast at Hotel

Enjoy a final breakfast at the hotel before transferring to the airport.

On Your Own Time in Budapest

Spend your last morning exploring the marvelous sites throughout the city of Budepest. Guests may want to check out 2 of Budapest’s most popular activities that encapsulate the ancient and modern sides of this amazing city:

  • Budapest Bath Houses: Dive into one of the most popular activities in Budapest since 1 A.D.—a dip in a local bath house with steaming, mineral-rich thermal water that flows up from beneath Budapest’s surface.

  • Ruin Pubs: Take in some local art or grab a pint at one of the city’s popular ruin pubs, which are large old buildings and courtyards that have been converted into clubs, bars and galleries.

Transfer to Port & Embarkation on AMA ship

Say viszontlátásra to Budapest as you prepare for the next leg of your journey. Adventurers continuing with the Adventures by Disney Danube River Cruise will be transferred to the Port of Budapest and the AmaLea ship. Adventurers heading home will be transferred to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Adventure Daily Itinerary: Post-Cruise

Day One

Disembark the Ship

Upon disembarking the ship at the end of your Danube River Cruise, you will be transferred via Adventures by Disney transportation to begin your Budapest Short Escape.

Exploration of Buda Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy a walk through Buda, the western part of the Hungarian capital Budapest. Located on the west bank of the Danube River, Buda makes up a third of Budapest’s total territory. As you walk through the city, you’ll see iconic landmarks like:

  • Buda Castle: The Royal Palace which has been destroyed and rebuilt at least a half-dozen times.
  • Matthias Church: The Roman Catholic church at the heart of Buda’s Castle District, which has been serving the citizens of Buda Castle Hill since 1015 AD. You may opt to climb to the terrace of the bell and lookout tower for spectacular views of Buda.
  • Fisherman’s Bastion: A neo-Gothic and new-Romanesque terrace located on the bank of the Danube, on Castle Hill.
  • Budapest Castle Hill Funicular: Ride this railway that links the upper Adam Clark Square and the Széchenyi Chain Bridge at river level to Buda Castle high above.

Lunch at Pest-Buda Bistro

One of Hungary’s oldest restaurants, Pest-Buda Bistro is a classic baroque structure which was originally built as inn dating back to 1800. The menu offers grandma’s home-style meals rich in traditional Hungarian flavors.

Check in to Hotel

Following an adventure-filled morning, you will check into your hotel in the heart of Budapest.

Dinner On Your Own in Budapest

Savor delicious local fare at any one of the wonderful restaurants throughout the city. Be sure to ask your Adventure Guides to recommend a spot that will be sure to please your whole family.

Meals Included: Lunch


Day Two

Breakfast at Hotel

Start your day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel before heading out for an adventure-filled day in Budapest.

Exploration of Pest Tuk Tuk Tour

Hop aboard a motorized auto rickshaw, known as a tuk tuk, for a memorable tour of Pest, the eastern and flatter part of the Hungarian capital that is located on the east bank of the Danube River. On this tour, you’ll see some of Pest’s iconic sites which include:

  • St. Stephen’s Basilica: A Roman Catholic basilica named after Stephen, the first King of Hungary, whose mummified right hand—Hungary’s most sacred treasure—is housed in the reliquary.
  • Vajdahunyad Castle: Located in the City Park, this castle was built in 1896 as part of the Millennial Exhibition in celebration of Hungary’s 1,000th year after the Hungarian Conquest of the Carpathian Basin.
  • Hero’s Square: One of Budapest’s major squares, it is known for its iconic statue complex that features the Seven Chieftains of the Magyars, in addition to several other important Hungarian national leaders. The square is also home to Hungary’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
  • Shoes on the Danube Bank: Located on the Danube’s east bank, this memorial was created by film director Can Togay and sculpted by Gyula Pauer in honor of the people killed by fascist militiamen in Budapest during World War II.

Hungarian State Opera House Guided Visit & Mini Performance

Enjoy a guided visit of the spectacular opera house located in central Budapest. Rich in neo-Renaissance style, the symmetrical façade follows a musical theme and features the statues of 16 composers, including Franz Liszt, the best known Hungarian composer, as well as Ferenc Erkel, who composed the Hungarian national anthem and served as the Opera House’s first musical director. Currently, the Opera House is home to the Hungarian National Ballet, Opera and Philharmonic orchestra. Plus, you will be treated to a mini performance where you’ll be able to hear the amazing acoustics the opera house is known for.

Lunch On Your Own in Budapest

Savor delicious local fare at any one of the wonderful restaurants throughout the city. Be sure to ask your Adventure Guides to recommend a spot that will be sure to please your whole family.

On Your Own Time in Budapest

Spend your last afternoon exploring the marvelous sites throughout the city of Budepest. Guests may want to check out 2 of Budapest’s most popular activities that encapsulate the ancient and modern sides of this amazing city:

  • Budapest Bath Houses: Dive into one of the most popular activities in Budapest since 1 A.D.—a dip in a local bath house with steaming, mineral-rich thermal water that flows up from beneath Budapest’s surface.
  • Ruin Pubs: Take in some local art or grab a pint at one of the city’s popular ruin pubs, which are large old buildings and courtyards that have been converted into clubs, bars and galleries.

Farewell Dinner at Central Café

Celebrate the end of your adventure with a farewell dinner at Budapest’s Central Café. Founded in 1887, it is the oldest building of its kind in Budapest and features Art Nouveau-style with a menu that offers delicious Hungarian dishes.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner


Day Three

Breakfast at Hotel

Enjoy a final breakfast at the hotel before transferring to the airport.

Transfer to the Airport

Head to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD) via batched and private transfer to begin your journey home.

Meals Included: Breakfast