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Newsletter Edition 8, February 2009

Budapest Sightseeing Tours and Day Trips around Hungary

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Budapest Sightseeing Tours and Day Trips around HungaryTour Budapest, the Jewel of the River Danube and capital of Hungary. The city of Budapest is a great place to base yourself for sightseeing of the city and tours to the surroundings. Create your own tour package of Hungary with excursions from Budapest to such places as Lake Balaton, Eger wine town, Godollo Palace, the Danube Bend and more. Choose from a choice of regular coach tours or private guided and driven tours. On this edition of East Adventures Newsletter we offer you the opportunity to tour the beautiful city of Budapest.

Sightseeing day tours are abundant in Hungary! Budapest’s central location and close proximity to historical sights, medieval towns and natural treasures, make the capital a great starting point for your day trips. With a variety of private tours and coach tours there much to see for all types of travellers. Start with the highlights of Budapest tour to orientate yourself with the city, including Heroes square, Matthias Church, panoramic views from Fishermen Bastion, and as an option you can add-on a visit to Parliament Palace. Other tours from Budapest you may consider might be the walking tour of Pest, tour of the Jewish Quarter, visit to the Gellert Thermal Bath, or a tour by charter speed boat. By night tour the Budapest city lights then a Hungarian folklore show in a traditional restaurant or on a boat.

Explore the historic towns along one of the most stunning stretches of the Danube River with a local tour guide. The Danube Bend tour from Budapest takes you to the historic towns of Esztergom, Visegrad and Szentendre. The medieval town of Esztergom is the birthplace of the first Hungarian king of St. Stephen. Visit Visegrad Citadel on the top of the hill. This former Royal Palace was built in Renaissance style by King Matthias in the 15th century. There is a beautiful view to the Danube Bend where the River breaks through the hills. Szentendre is located along the River Danube with hills in the background attracts residents and visitors for ages.

Take a day excursion from Budapest to the Hungarian sea that is Lake Balaton; the largest lake in central Europe, with its natural surrounding and beautiful countryside it has become a major tourist region in Hungary. Walk round Balatonfüred, in the nice capital of the Northern Lake shore. Visit the nearby Abbey of Peninsula Tihany; fisherman's houses circle the church providing an atmosphere from centuries ago. On the way stop to visit Herend to see the porcelain art that is famous throughout Europe. If you have more time take a short break tour and spend a couple of days relaxing in one of the many spa hotels.

Wine lovers can enjoy an excursion to the Tokaj wine region, which can be done on a full day tour from Budapest. The world renown Bulls Blood comes from the Eger region and the sweet Aszu wines are from Tokaj, both located in the hills of the Northern Uplands. Visit the baroque monuments of the town, the Basilica and the huge castle. Then 3-course-lunch and wine-tasting in one of the most wonderful wine cellars. During the summer months this is offered with a group tour, otherwise this can still be done with a private guide and driver from Budapest. Or take a couple of days to tour the region and visit a few more winery.

The above tours and many more can be combined into a tour package for a Budapest short break or a 7 day program. Some other tour ideas to thing about are; Excursion to Horse show in Lajosmizse or The Romantic Hungarian Plain Puszta, Tour of Godollo and The Palace of Queen Elizabeth, Tour to the Romantic Szentendre, Hungarian tradition Tour from Budapest, or enjoy a Gourmet Cooking Lessons in Budapest.

Explore the most beautiful city on the Danube River!!


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