Budapest Getaway 3 Nights (MZ)

The Rubik’s Cube…can you solve this puzzle? It takes patience, time, and dedication. It was invented in Budapest but unlike the Rubik’s Cube, we believe your vacation to Budapest should not be a puzzle that takes a lot of time and patience—or cause frustration. That’s why on this 4-day vacation, we’ve handled the logistics and details for you. We've arranged your hotel reservations, daily breakfast, and sightseeing. Plus, we assume you are not familiar with Budapest and do not speak the language, so we've arranged the services of a Local Host®. This one-of-a-kind feature offered only by Monograms ensures you'll have a "friend in the city" who will answer questions, offer suggestions, arrange activities for you, and help ensure your vacation is all you want it to be.

Your vacation begins when you arrive in Budapest, as we can pick you up at the airport and seamlessly whisk you to your selected hotel. After all, why deal with the hassles of airport transfers when you are in a new city? At your hotel, your Local Host will greet you with a warm welcome, help you get settled, and present you with materials to familiarize you with the city. The next morning, after included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for guided sightseeing with a local expert. We’ll take you to Heroes' Square, built in 1896 to represent 1,000 years of Hungarian history. We’ll also take you for a drive up to Fishermen's Bastion, built from 1895 to 1902 and where you’ll have wonderful views of the city, including the beautiful Parliament building. This city has changed so much in recent history. Your expert Local Guide will be able to share inside stories with you that only locals would know, as well as what it is like to live here.

You’ll also have a full day to explore on your own (with the support of your Local Host, of course). You may want to visit St. Stephen's Basilica, where you can climb to the top for magnificent 360-degree views of the city, or the Parliament, erected between 1884 and 1904 and one of Europe’s largest Parliament buildings. Perhaps shop for paprika and other specialties at the Great Market Hall, an indoor farmers' market. Budapest has many museums, so you may want to visit one of them, such as the House of Terror, where you’ll learn how this building played an important role in both the Nazi and Communist regimes. You may just want to relax at one of the thermal baths. Your Local Host will have suggestions on how you can spend your time and can help arrange the activities you desire. Budapest is a fascinating city, and we want you to make the most of your stay. That's why we've handled all of the details—the hotel reservations, your breakfast, your sightseeing, and your Local Host. After all, Budapest is waiting for you!


Always Included:

Your Choice of Hotels

We've carefully screened and selected the right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your accommodations to match your style and budget.

Local Host

& Destination Guide with useful information and city map

Meals Included

Buffet breakfast daily

Sightseeing & Activities

Guided sightseeing; inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE

Baggage Handling

Monograms has taken care of porterage at your hotel, so feel free to let the bellman help get your luggage to your room with no tipping required.

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FEATURED HIGHLIGHT

This Monograms package features city sightseeing with an expert local guide, including a visit to Heroes' Square, a remarkable monument built in 1896 to represent 1,000 years of Hungarian history.

DAY
1
Budapest, Hungary

Üdvözöljük—welcome to “Paris of the East!” Your Local Host is on hand to help you maximize your time in the capital of Hungary.

DAY
2
Budapest

Morning guided sightseeing includes Matthias Coronation Church and impressive HEROES’ SQUARE with the Millennium Monument, built in 1896, at its center. Behind the monument is a semicircular colonnade with statues of famous men who made their marks on Hungary. Statues atop the colonnades symbolize Labor & Wealth, Knowledge & Glory, War and Peace. Also take a drive up to Fishermen’s Bastion for magnificent panoramas of Buda and Pest on either side of the Danube River.

DAY
3
Budapest

Your Local Host can recommend how to best spend your day at leisure in the capital of Hungary. You might want to shop along elegant Váci utca or discover the Children’s Railway, for train enthusiasts of all ages.

DAY
4
Budapest

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Included Hotels

Budapest

Continental

Dohany utca 42-44
Budapest, Hungary

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 10:00

Set in a grand 19th-century building with a classical façade, this impressive structure was previously home to public baths and has been transformed into a modern, art nouveau style 272-room upscale hotel with Free Wi-Fi access available throughout. The decadent restaurant serves French/Hungarian dishes and there is a relaxed bar area on the mezzanine level above the airy lobby. Leisure facilities include a rooftop swimming pool complete with poolside sun loungers and splendid views, a small indoor infinity pool, whirlpool, saunas and a fitness room.

Location & Highlights

Located in a vibrant area of central Pest, surrounded by shops, traditional coffee houses and restaurants, the Jewish quarter and a metro stop offering easy access to the rest of the city can be found only a few minutes' walk away.

Room Amenities

  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Window Opens
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Phone
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Climate Control
  • Coffee Maker
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Room Service
  • Cable/Satellite

Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Pool
  • Spa Services
  • Parking/Valet
Contemporary air conditioned guestrooms offering complimentary coffee/tea making facilities.

Other Hotel

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

Budapest

Budapest Marriott

Apaczai Csere Janos U.4
Budapest, Hungary

Check-in - 16:00
Check-out - 11:00

This modern 364 room property enjoys a prime downtown location and offers convenience blended with style. Free Wi-Fi access is available in the lobby and the hotel has a fitness center with sauna and Jacuzzi. The trendy Mediterranean Grill restaurant serves tasty Hungarian dishes and the stylish lounge bar offers tapas style food and cocktails.

Location & Highlights

Set on the banks of the Danube River in the heart of this enchanting city. The famous Chain Bridge, Saint Stephen's Basilica and historical Castle District are all within walking distance and the surrounding area has many shops and restaurants.

Room Amenities

  • Smoking Rooms
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Pay Movies
  • Hair Dryer
  • Climate Control
  • Internet Access
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Voicemail
  • Mini-bar
  • Window Opens
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Iron/Ironing Board

Hotel Amenities

  • Luggage Storage
  • Business Center
  • Free WiFi
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Gift Shop
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa Services
  • ATM
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Beauty Salon
The sophisticated guestrooms all have a fabulous view of the Danube River, coffee/tea making facilities and iron & ironing board.

Activities & Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

Budapest

Budapest

Budapest's Jewish Heritage

Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Eastern Europe's largest Jewish community on this captivating guided tour through Budapest's former Jewish ghetto.

Price Range: $$

Bites & Highlights of Budapest

Experience some of Budapest's most famous sights and most delectable foods on this unique guided foodie tour at the city's famed Central Market Hall!

Price Range: $$

Hungarian Parliament Tour

Discover one of Europe's premier landmarks on this behind-the-scenes guided tour of Budapest's epic Hungarian Parliament Building.

Price Range: $

Budapest by Night with Dinner & Folklore Show

Enjoy the sights, bites, and lights of Budapest on this incredible evening featuring a 3-course dinner with wine, folklore entertainment, and an illumination tour of the city's main landmarks!

Price Range: $$

Budapest Private Guided Tour

Explore Budapest the way you want on this private guided sightseeing tour. Just decide what you want to see and do with your expert guide-the choice is yours!

Price Range: $$$$

Etyek Wine Discovery

Travel into the beautiful Hungarian countryside for an enriching half-day discovery of the Etyek wine region, including a visit to a family winery with wine tasting.

Price Range: $$$$

Budapest's City Park

From the Zoo & Botanical Garden to the thermal waters of Széchenyi Spa, discover treasures galore on this fun, family-friendly excursion to Budapest's famed City Park.

Price Range: $$

Danube Bend Discovery

Enjoy a sight-packed excursion to Visegrád, Esztergom, and Szentendre along the scenic Danube Bend, where Europe's second-longest river meets the surrounding mountains.

Price Range: $$

Gödöllo Palace Visit

Visit lavish Gödöllo Palace, favorite residence of Emperor Franz Josef and Empress Sisi during the Austro-Hungarian Empire, on this guided excursion fit for royalty!

Price Range: $

Hungarian Cooking Class

Learn to prepare authentic dishes from a real Hungarian chef at this fun and interactive cooking class!

Price Range: $$$$

Budapest Bike Tour

From monumental cathedrals and castles to elegant shopping streets and historic squares, this exciting guided bike tour shows you the best of Budapest's people, places, and culture!

Price Range: $

Insider

Budapest

Budapest

Budapest Vacation PackagesMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Budapest. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Budapest and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host will share local Budapest insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host® in Budapest

Hello, my name is Edina and I look forward with pleasure to welcoming you to Budapest, my home town, and helping you get acquainted with the city. After studying languages, I continued my career in tourism and personally love traveling too. Budapest is a vibrant city today. It is great to meet Monograms guests and help them make the most of their time, with such a wide choice of splendid places to see and enjoy.

Belle Epoque

Ask your Local Host for suggestions of walking routes around the city to see the historic center and the Belle Epoque buildings, many already restored to their former splendor.

The House of Terror

Visit the House of Terror museum for a trip into Hungary’s dark past. It contains exhibits related to the fascist and communist dictatorial regimes in 20th-century and is also a memorial to the victims of these regimes, including those detained, interrogated, tortured or killed in the building.

The Great Synagogue

Visit the World’s second largest synagogue and the adjacent museum with its moving memorial to the Hungarian Holocaust. Guided visits are available, check with your Local Host.

Memento (Statue) Park

See this historical exhibition, at the edge of the city, displaying statues of the communist era: Lenin, Marx, Engels, Dimitrov, soldiers of the Red Army and other communist memorabilia.

Botanical Gardens & Zoo

Plant enthusiasts will love the Budapest Botanical Gardens which nurtures over 7’000 plants and has fine displays in the magnificent Palm House. The adjacent zoo will keep children happy for hours.

Palace of Wonders

A scientific playground for kids and adults! A unique science center, located outside the city, with more than 100 hands-on exhibits, mind-blowing science shows, plus a café, and gift shop. Your local host has details on how to get there.

Hungarian Railway Museum & Children’s Railway

For railway enthusiasts of all ages, visit the Hungarian Railway Museum to marvel at locomotives in all shapes and sizes; see and experience a railway turntable in action, the machine twisting and turning to finally place locomotives on the right tracks. Take the Children’s Railway for a fun way to explore the Buda Hills. It is managed by young staff under the supervision of adult railway workers. Ask your Local Host for details.

State Opera House

Budapest is proud of possessing one of the most beautiful opera houses in the world. The opening performance was held in 1884 after nine years of construction. Ask your Local Host about daily visits of this venue. Please note: The Opera House is under construction at the moment, therefore during a guided tour you will still see the decorated staircase and the buffet area and instead of a visiting the auditorium, a mini concert and a free ticket for taking photographs will be included.

St Margaret's Island

Take a walk on St. Margaret’s Island, a peaceful hideaway from hectic downtown Budapest with large green areas, flowery gardens, old trees, and lots of entertainment. It is a pleasure, especially during the summer heat, to enjoy the cooler air of the island. It is 2.5 km/1.55 miles long and 500 m/0.31 miles wide and stretches between Árpád Bridge and Margit Bridge in the embrace of the Danube.

Danube Promenade

Stroll along the Danube Promenade (Dunakorzó) which extends between the Elizabeth Bridge and the Chain Bridge in Pest along the banks of the Danube. This location has always been popular for promenading, especially in the 19th century.

Thermal Baths

Ask your Local Host about the best places to enjoy the thermal baths, some originally built by the Turks, for some relaxing and rejuvenating moments; or to see the natural spectacle of steam rising in the park.

Budapest Circus

Located within City Park, the Municipal Circus (Fovárosi Nagycirkusz) traces its origins back to 1783. This is a traditional circus, with clowns, animals, jugglers, acrobats - - great for all ages.

Gerbeaud Pastry Store & Café Central

See Gerbeaud’s rich selection of cakes; founded by Henrik Kugler in 1858, its next owner, Emile Gerbeaud from Switzerland, made it world famous with his inventions, the macskanyelv (‘cat’s tongue’) and cherry cognac. Café Central has the privileged atmosphere of the traditional, great cafés, with modern gastronomy and confectionery.

Hungarian Cuisine

Dig in to a bowl of hearty goulash, Jókai bean soup, or Fisherman's soup. Pörkölts and paprikás are the most popular meat dishes; Pörkölt is a ragout made from pork, beef or mutton or chicken with onions and Hungarian paprika powder as the main spice. Paprikás is similar but sour cream is mixed in the red paprika and onion sauce to add a nice creamy texture to the meal. Try the legendary red wine Egri Bikavér (Bulls Blood) and the white dessert wine Tokaji. The symbol of Hungary's cuisine, paprika is added to countless dishes in Hungary from soups to sauces and stews. In some parts of the country it's used as a filling in a sweet pastry.

Dobos Cake

Be sure to sample the famous 5-layer cake invented by Joseph Dobos. Legend has it that his assistant added salt to the butter cream instead of sugar, accidentally creating a masterpiece. Dobos presented the cake for the first time in 1885 at the General National Exhibition and Empress Elisabeth and Franz Joseph I were the first to taste it.

Shopping - Vaci Utca & Souvenirs

Váci utca (Váci street) is one of the main pedestrian thoroughfares and perhaps the most famous street of central Budapest, with exclusive boutiques, restaurants, cafés, and inspiring architecture. The street starts from Vörösmarty Square and ends opposite the Central Market Hall at the Pest end of Liberty Bridge. Souvenirs such as paprika and Tokaji are popular, as well as folk art, porcelain, embroidered felt and linen.

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