Itinerary

Thu 9 Apr

Late afternoon arrival in Budapest and transfer to the elegant 4-star Moments Hotel situated on Andrássy Avenue, the city’s main boulevard and now a World Heritage Site. Check-in and relax before a welcome dinner in a local restaurant.

Fri 10 Apr

Join your guide this morning for a coach tour of Budapest, concentrating on Buda, the hilly side of the city. Start on Castle Hill where visits will include Matthias Church with its uniquely colourful interior, the Fisherman’s Bastion which offers an incredible panoramic view of the Danube, Margaret Island and Pest. Independent lunch after which you will transfer to the Erkel Theatre for the late afternoon performance.

Sat 11 Apr

The morning and lunch are at leisure before an early afternoon visit to the Franz Liszt Music Academy which includes a short concert. Return to the hotel with time to rest before the performance that evening.

Sun 12 Apr

In the morning you will visit the Hungarian Parliament and see inside its opulent interior. This will be followed by a private boat trip along the Danube with the afternoon free for you to celebrate this Easter Sunday as you wish. Transfer that evening to the Erkel Theatre for the two concert performances.

Mon 13 Apr

Travel outside of the city for a full-day’s excursion to the Great Plains (Puszta) and experience traditional Easter celebrations. You will be welcomed by a glass of Hungarian brandy and feast on local cuisine whilst being entertained by folk-dancing and live gypsy music. The festivities continue after lunch with a carriage ride, a horse show, and egg-rolling which forms part of the region’s Easter ‘Olympic’ Games. Return to Budapest for the evening at leisure.

Tue 14 Apr

Transfer to the airport for the early afternoon flight home.

Programme

10 Apr 17.00

PARSIFAL WagnerInc

D: András Almási-Tóth

C: Balázs Kocsár

Cast includes: Michele Kalmandy, István Rácz, Gábor Bretz, István Kovácsházi, Károly Szemerédy, Andrea Szántó

Venue: Erkel Theatre

New production

11 Apr 19.30

ST MATTHEW PASSION Bach / Mendelssohn (Oratorio)Inc

D: Géza M. Tóth

C: Gábor Csiki

Evangelist: Dávid Szigetvári

Jesus: István Kovács

Soprano: Gabriella Fodor

Alto: Atala Schöck

Tenor: Zoltán Megyesi

Bass: Marcell Bakonyi

Venue: Erkel Theatre

12 Apr 19.00

MESSA DI GLORIA / CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA Mascagni (Concert performances)Inc

C: tbc

Cast includes: Boldizsár László, Erika Gál, Éva Balatoni, Zoltán Kelemen, Zsófia Kálnay

Venue: Erkel Theatre

Flights

British Airways

9 Apr London Heathrow - Budapest dep: 12.45 arr: 16.20

14 Apr Budapest - London Heathrow dep: 13.10 arr: 14.55

Flight schedules are subject to alteration.

Flights from other UK airports can be arranged on request.

Prices per person

Tour price £1875
Single room supplement £360
Club Europe flight upgrade from £350
Land-only tour price £1515
Deposit required £400
Tour code BUD20

Tour price includes: Flights and airport taxes, group transfers from and to airport and for included activities where applicable, accommodation, breakfast daily, one lunch, one dinner, sightseeing tours as described including guides and entrance fees, first category ticket for each included performance, opera synopses, restaurant guide and city notes, the service of our local representative or tour manager.