Classical Music Heritage Package

Budapest

 

Day 1.

Arrival in Budapest, Welcome by our  expert guide at the Airport

Orientation sightseeing tour in Budapest.

Transfer to the hotel, Check-in

Evening: Concert in the Liszt Academy of Music or Palace of Arts (Müpa)

 

Day 2.

Morning: ’Architecture, history and music’ - walking tour in Pest

Discover Budapest’s downtown venues and dazzling architecture. Our knowledgeable and enthusiastic local guide will lead the tour sharing tales of the city’s history, architecture, and legends of famous composers and artists. The tour inlcudes insider visits to the most significant venues of the Hungarian classical music heritage.

 

Lunch in the downtown

 

Afternoon: ‘Audible paintings, visible music’ thematic guided tour in the Museum of Fine Arts

Private guided tour, led by an art historian, around the highlights of the museum, also featuring a private concert (20 min.) complementing the artistic experience. This excursion  is offered exclusively by Violin Travel.

 

In the evening: dinner cruise on the Danube

A Danube cruise is a fantastic way to explore Budapest's main riverside attractions and scenic panorama: the fabulous uphill castle, the iconic Chain Bridge, the second biggest Parliament building in Europe, the Margaret Island, the modern facade of the Palace of Arts. The scene is especially beautiful when illuminated in the evening.

 

 

Day 3.

Morning: Buda Castle music walk

Walking tour in the small, historical streets of the Castle district with our expert guide who will tell not only the history of the site but also the stories of the nobilities who lived there.

 

Lunch in the Szamos Café and tasting of the Cziffra-cake

 

Afternoon: Parliament visit- guided tour by official guide

The impressive building that was erected over a period of seventeen years, primarily in the late nineteenth century (1885–1902), has come to be the symbol of Hungary. It is currently the largest building in Hungary and still the tallest building in Budapest.

 

Visit to the Franz Liszt Memorial Museum

The museum is Liszt's last Budapest flat on the first floor of the old Academy of Music, where the composer lived between 1881 and 1886. The collection of the museum contains his original instruments, furniture, his books, scores and some personal objects and memorabilia.

 

Evening: Concert in the Liszt Academy of Music or Palace of Arts (Müpa)

 

 

Day 4.

Morning: visit to the Kodaly Memorial Museum and introduction to the Kodaly teaching method, the world-famous Hungarian Educational Concept

Zoltán Kodály was one of the most outstanding personalities of 20th century Hungarian culture: composer, ethnomusicologist, music pedagogue, linguist and philosopher. His internationally acknowledged concept of music education is the basis for general music teaching in Hungary.

 

Lunch in the downtown

 

Afternoon: Visiting Europe’s biggest operating Synagogue

Visit to the Dohány Street Synagogue, located in the Jewish Quarter, next to the UNESCO world heritage site in Budapest. The Synagogue is the largest one in Europe, and the second largest on the planet. The tour includes not only the synagogue, but the Memorial Garden, the Jewish Museum behind it and a short walk within the Jewish district.

 

 

Evening: Gastro-cultural experience – stylish dinner with Hungarian folk music and gypsy music

 

A culinary journey with genuine Hungarian hospitality, traditional Hungarian tastes, and homely flavours for recharging the soul and the spirit. In addition to the better-known and autenthic dishes of Hungarian cuisine guests can also taste Franz Liszt’s favourite dishes.

 

Day 5.

After breakfast transfer to the Airport