Curated immersive tours for small groups of 10 persons where the love for cuisine, wine, architecture, art & history seamlessly comes together in each incredible journey.
HUNGARY is a country of innovators and original thinkers, its capital, a dynamic and inspiring city. The River Danube splits Budapest into two parts – Buda and Pest – which sit on opposite sides of the river, connected by the mighty Chain bridge making this sophisticated capital, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. This is a city that glistens with a metallic eosin glaze, which gives brightly coloured Zsolnay tiles the lustre that makes Budapest's skyline glitter.
Most of the action happens in Pest, on the east of the river, where there is a score of smart restaurants and boutiques. But on the other side is the magical Buda Castle and some of the city’s most famous thermal baths which makes this city beautiful, trendy as well as therapeutic.
LUXURY 4-STAR DESIGN HOTELS OF HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE | UNDERSTATED ELEGANCE
One of the hallmarks of all our tours is that we stay in distinct properties renowned for their architectural design and are of historical significance or modern design offering up an unforgettable vacation experience. After all, the architecture that surrounds us is vitally important to our sensory pleasures.
In Budapest, our elegant and comfortable accommodations are in the heart of the Pest city center located in the stunning World Heritage site of Andrássy Avenue, only a few steps away from the Hungarian State Opera House, the St. Stephen’s Basilica and several other spectacular sights of Budapest.
Towards the end of our tour, we will travel through the beautiful Hungarian countryside to a Castle Estate in the Tokaji wine region for a 2 night respite. This beautiful chateau-style estate is located in picturesque surroundings in the shadows of big old trees and beautiful vineyards as far as the eyes can see. Cosy and elegant rooms, comfortable armchairs, antique furniture, old paintings and Venetian chandeliers all taking us back to the 19th century milieu, await us.
AUTHENTIC WINE EXPERIENCES & WINERY TOURS
From the historical underground wine cellar in the Buda to the a Castle wine estate in the Tokaji wine region following 150-year-old traditions, we will taste a variety of wines from the region – the Furmint, Harslevelu and Yellow Muscat and sweet Tokaji wine specialties including the famous Aszú wines.
Winery tours and several wine tastings are included in this tour. These award-winning wines have been featured in Decanter and Wine Spectator. Our Winery visits will include winery tours, wine museum visits and tastings.
UNFORGETTABLE CULINARY EXPERIENCES
Dinner Walk: Why settle for 1 restaurant when we can eat at several! And what a wonderful way to experience the sights, sounds and culture of Budapest. We stroll through the city and enjoy a full course dinner with drinks in the company of our local knowledgeable foodie guide. Wine is poured generously and with great food and in the company of people new friends and old.
Dinner Cruise on the Danube River:
We will Cruise the Danube the right way … enjoying a beautiful evening cruise while enjoying a lovely gastronomic dinner, sipping on Hungarian wine, while taking in one of Europe’s most memorable skylines.
Market Tour & Cooking Class in the City:
Imagine strolling through the bustling Hungarian farmers market, picking up fresh produce, learning about new ingredients and spices and then returning to a cooking school where we rustle up a traditional Hungarian three-course meal. What a great way to learn to about the food and the culture!
Cooking class in a Castle Estate & Winery:
Surrounded by the lush country side, is a winery castle estate where we will learn to prepare one of the most coveted dishes in Hungarian cuisine - Gulyas leves - Hungarian Goulash.
The Four Seasons Sparkling Wine Sunday Brunch:
In one of the most beautiful Art Noveau buildings in Budapest, we will enjoy a relaxing Sunday brunch in opulent surroundings of the Four Seasons Hotel.
RUSTIC DINING | LOCAL GEMS| MICHELIN-STAR RESTAURANTS
We will be dining in stunning bohemian dining halls in the Jewish Quarter, in restaurants where entire menus are themed on books (just imagine!) and the coveted dining rooms of Michelin-star chefs. From little hole-in-the-wall places to elegant roof top bars, like true foodies with our adventurous spirit in tow we will go where a great meal takes us.
All breakfasts + 13 meals (lunches/dinners) Including dinner at one of Budapest's most coveted 2-star Michelin restaurants.
All meals with Wine or Beer &/or Wine Pairings
AN EVENING OF HUNGARIAN FOLK DANCE
Few European countries express their indigenous music and dance to the same artistic standard as Hungary. One of the best ways to experience this timeless art form is to attend a traditional folk-dance performance.
The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, the Danube Folk Ensemble and the Rajkó Folk Ensemble are amongst the country’s most respected dance ensembles, with traditions dating back more than six decades. The performing group consists of 30 dancers and about 20 folk musicians and through them, we'll witness Hungarian cultural heritage at its very best.
LET'S TALK ARCHITECTURE! WHO BETTER THAN WITH AN ARCHITECT?
Our visits & walking tours through cities & UNESCO World Heritage Sites will be local Architect and Expert who will guide us through the contemporary and historical architectural gems of Budapest & beyond.
Our focus on the first Architectural tour with our guide who is a Practicing Architect in Budapest will be on the subject of the spectacular Art Nouveau and Modern Architecture from the 1930s.
VISIT ONE OF THE MOST ANCIENT HISTORICAL SITES IN HUNGARY
Under the guidance of our Architect Guide, we will drive through the Hungarian countryside near the Austrian border, to a living Benedictine Monastery which is also one of the most ancient historical sites in Hungary dating back to 996 B.C.!
This is Gold star luxury Vacation.
WHY TRAVEL WITH US?
Each trip is hand-crafted for just a few travelers, so come break bread together with us in some of the most spectacular destinations in the world!
We are so honored that 80% of our travellers are our repeat clients since 2013!
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