Blue Danube – 2017 – Budapest Schedule – Sept 23-28

Sept 23

Climb Gellert Hill – Gellért Hill is a 140-m high dolomite rock rising above the Danube in Buda. – 2-3 hours

Gellert Hill received its name after bishop Gellért who came to Hungary from Italy around 1000 AD. King St. Stephen invited him to help converting the Hungarians into Christianity. Some resisting pagans rolled him down the hill in a barrel into the Danube in 1046. A large statue, holding a cross in his right hand, commemorates the bishop on the northeastern slope of the hill, facing Erzsébet híd (Elizabeth Bridge).

View from the hill


Pagony – The Most Unusual Eatery in the City

Address: Kemenes utca 10., district XI.
Open: Mon-Sun: 10.00-23.00


St. Stephen’s Basilica, the largest church in Budapest, is dedicated to Hungary’s first king, St. Stephen.

About 8 500 people can get in the beautiful Neoclassical cathedral at the same time. Apart from its vastness, the Basilica offers some unique attractions:

It houses Hungary’s most sacred treasure, St. Stephen’s mummified right hand, the Szent Jobb (Holy Right Hand). Go up the cupola and take in the view of whole Budapest from above!

Great Synagogue, the largest functioning synagogue in Europe.

Sept 24

Bath/Spa day – alternate, shopping, museum

Sept 25

Hungarian Cooking Class- Culinary Hungary

9:00 – 11:00 Market and tasting tour at the Central Market Hall, we select fresh ingredients needed for the cooking class. Also, we sample Hungarian specialties.

11:15 We arrive at our apartment. While we review the recipes you are served some Hungarian home-made fruit brandy.

11:30-13:30 Cooking time. Under our careful eye you prepare the dishes you chose. Soup, main course, dessert.

Goulash Soup
Chicken Paprika with Noodles
Poppyseed Bread Pudding


Visit bar/music venue

Sept 26

Aquincum – alternate, museum other day trip

Sept 27

Transportation to the airport

Sept 28 – Fly home

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