Choir Tours to Budapest
It’s no exaggeration to say that Budapest is one of the most picturesque capital cities in Europe. The majestic River Danube, that winds its way through the historic city centre, beautifully separates the contrasting city parts of Buda built into the western hills and Pest built on the water’s edge. For an evening to remember, take a dinner cruise on the Danube to experience the city lit up at night and take part in the traditional dancing and singing on board.
All of our tours are bespoke, therefore the itinerary below is simply an example; the duration, concert venues, leisure excursions and accommodation centre used will be selected to match the requirements of your group. Please contact us to discuss your bespoke itinerary.
Where to Sing
Our favourite venue:
The grand church dominates the sky line of the city and renowned for its spectacular views of the Danube, cannot fail to attract visitors. With its stunning interior and breath taking acoustic we find it easy to see why sacred choirs choose this as the venue for their concert series.
Matthias Church – Budapest
The stunning St Matthias Church in the Buda castle district welcomes performances from high-quality groups. With a capacity of thousands in an historic setting, displaying both Islamic and Christian influences, this is a rare and special opportunity for any choir.
Danube Bend Area
Groups can combine excursions to the Danube Bend area, with concerts in the breathtaking Esztergom Basilica near the Slovak border or in the parish church of Szentendre.
Outside the capital, visiting choirs receive a very warm welcome and many of the smaller towns outside Budapest host their own summer concert series. Possible concert opportunities include the cathedral in Kecskémet, the home of the world-famous Kodály Institute.
What to Do
Guided sightseeing tours which include the Parliament building and the Fishermen’s Bastion are popular day-time activities. Alternatively, take a stroll along the Danube and cross the Chain Bridge for shopping in the city’s markets or a swim in the ancient Turkish Thermal Spring Baths. You may like to visit the old Academy of Music building where Liszt once lived and enjoy one of the free concerts that take place there every Saturday.
Boat Cruise on the Danube
Take in the city’s sights from the Danube whilst enjoying a delightful buffet meal. This cruise is truly sensational during the evening, when the city is beautifully illuminated.
Visit the magnificent 16th century basilica with its ‘treasure house’ containing one of the richest collections in Hungary and its library that houses a unique collection of rare and medieval books.
Where to Stay
Hotel Novotel Budapest Centrum
TThis four star property is on the Pest side of the capital and boasts an ideal location for visiting the cultural attractions of the city. A beautiful place to stay, the Novotel features a restaurant, bar, gym, Jacuzzi and sauna, all in a charming, heritage protected building with modern additions.
Prices from £479*
Price Based On...
- 5 day 4 night tour
- Bed and Breakfast Accommodation at the BW Hotel Hungaria
- Travel by air
- Travel insurance
- 2-3 concerts
- Concert publicity
- Full itinerary planning service
- 45 paying passengers travelling in October 2013
We will work with you to create a completely tailor made itinerary. Departure dates, travel, duration, excursions and concerts will be planned to meet the individual requirements of your group.
*Priced at January 2013 and dependant on exchange rates at time of booking.