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Excursions

Roman splendour, medieval highlights and gourmet experience in western Hungary (4-days)

4 - 7 September

The tour not only features key archaeological sites of Roman Pannonia and medieval hubs of religion and military history, but also caters to gourmet tastes: wine tasting on the sunny hillside above Lake Balaton, Roman inspired dinner in the heart of former Savaria colonia and high cuisine in the shadow of a lakeside Renaissance castle.

Key archaeological/heritage attractions: Roman rural villa, Baláca; Benedictine monastery, Tihany; Roman remains of Savaria colonia; Camaldolese Heritage, Majk; Renaissance castle, Tata; Roman town and military fortress, Brigetio

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Tokaj and medieval fortresses in northern Hungary

4 - 6 September

The world famous Tokaj wine region and its surroundings indulge visitors with a rich cultural and gastronomic heritage. The tour not only includes visits to key sites of the region’s medieval history and a medieval-themed lunch, but participants can also experience first-hand some of the so-called ’Hungarikums’, Hungarian Values, such as the Tokaj cultural landscape as well as the Hollóházi porcelain.

Key archaeological/heritage attractions: World Heritage Site Tokaj; medieval castle and cannon casting foundry, Sárospatak; medieval castles, Füzér and Regéc

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Early Christian monuments and Fin de siècle in the southernmost wine region (2-days)

29 - 30 August

One-time centre of Early Christian communities (as Sopianae), medieval university town, home to the world famous Zsolnay Porcelain Factory and capital of the southernmost wine region of Hungary, Pécs offers a rich variety of cultural and gastronomic attractions to its visitors. Participants of the tour will also get firsthand impressions on the surrounding region touched by mediterranean ambience through visiting the medieval castles of Siklós and Máré and tasting Villány wines.

Key archaeological/heritage attractions: Early Christian and medieval monuments, Pécs; medieval castles, Siklós and Máré

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Ancient Romans, medieval Hungarians and new wines near Lake Balaton

29 - 30 August

The tour concentrates on highlights of the Roman and Árpádian Age heritage of the Balaton region in western Hungary, which also includes some of the most renown wine producing areas of the country and the beautiful Tihany Peninsula.

Key archaeological/heritage attractions: Gorsium-Herculia Roman civil town, Tihany Pennisula, monks’ cave lodges, medieval castle of Szigliget

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Danube Bend Highlights (2-days)

29 - 30 August

The Danube Bend attracts visitors not only because of its picturesque natural features but also its rich cultural heritage. Participants of the tour including a river cruise will get an impression of both: stunning views of the Danube Bend and surroundings from Visegrád, centre of power in medieval times as well as rustic ambience in the narrow cobbled alleys of Szentendre.

Key archaeological/heritage attractions: Esztergom Cathedral and Castle Museum, medieval palace and fortress, Pone Navata Roman military fortress, Visegrád, museum town Szentendre

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UNESCO World Heritage listed Hollókő and surroundings (two days)

29 - 30 August

This tour offers a high variety of impressions. First you will see the Royal Castle of Gödöllő, the beloved summer residence of Sissi. In the mountain village of Hollőkő, visitors will experience the unique rural architecture and lifestyle of the northern Hungarian countryside in the early Modern age. Sometimes referred to as the "Prehistoric Pompeii", Ipolytarnóc is the location of 23 to 17 million year old fossils. These include the teeth of 24 species of sharks as well as the teeth of crocodiles and dolphins, an almost 100 m tall petrified pine, more than 15,000 subtropical exotic leaves and 3,000 animal footprints of 11 species. This is one of the world's richest complex fossil footprint find sites. The fossils were preserved due to a volcanic catastrophe which buried a whole subtropical jungle under volcanic ash. The program will include the spectacular horse show of the Lázár Equestrian Park. You will also enjoy a great selection of traditional Hungarian meals and drinks.

Key archaeological/heritage attractions: Royal Castle of Gödöllő, UNESCO World Heritage listed village Hollókő, Ipolytarnóc fossils

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Prehistory revived and mementos of the Socialist era in Százhalombatta (one day)

30 August

Several eras from the late Bronze age up to the Socialist era left their unmistakeable marks on Százhalombatta, a small town only some 60 minutes Danube cruise from Budapest. The tour offers a journey through time by highlighting the local late Bronze age/early Iron age heritage and their revival in the framework of the Százhalombatta Archaeological Park, as well as exciting details on everyday life in the Socialist era.

Key archaeological/heritage attractions: Százhalombatta Archaeological Park; late Bronze age hillfort and tumuli, Százhalombatta; Beethoven Museum and Memento Park

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Wine and History in Eger (one day)

30 August

Eger and its vicinity is not only famous for Eger Castle, key site to the 16-17th century Ottoman-Hungarian wars and the Eger Bull’s Blood, a red wine of characteristic taste which was also preferred by the warriors of the Hungarian frontier during the Ottoman Invasion, but also because of its unique natural treasures such as the ’salt hill’ and thermal spa of Egerszalók.

Key archaeological/heritage attractions: medieval castle and Turkish monuments, Eger; 17-18th century cave dwellings, Egerszalók

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Budapest City Tour by Coach (half day)

29 August, 9:00 - 13:00, 13:00 - 17:00 | 30 August 9:00 - 13:00, 13:00 - 17:00 | 31 August, 9:00 - 13:00

Experience Budapest by tasting its cuisine
Explore the secrets of the emblematic, must-see landmarks of Budapest
Discover the busy Pest side of the city, walk around Heroes Square and ride along Andrássy Avenue
Travel back a few centuries and enjoy a walk in the historical Castle District
Finish up your tour with a stunning view from the highest point of the city

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Bar Hopping & Wine Tasting Tour - 3 hours

29 August, 17:00 - 20:00 / 2 September, 17:00 - 20:00

Discover Budapest's evening scenes with a local
Experience pubs and bars in a vibrant central neighbourhood
Taste some Hungarian wines
Listen to local stories and be part of the early evening sips 

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Buda Castle Discovery - 3 hours

30 August, 10:00 - 13:00

During this 3 hour long walking tour in the Buda Castle area your archeologist guide will help you discover the secrets of this charming neighbourhood. While walking the centuries old cobbled street, you will visit various unmissable sights like Matthias Church and Fisherman's Bastion but you will also have the possibility to see some hidden gems of the districts. This tour offers a great insight to the archeological remains and architectural beauties of the oldest part of our city.

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Flavours of Budapest - Food Walk - 3 hours

30 August, 15:00 - 18:00

Experience Budapest by tasting its cuisine
Walk through some back streets of downtown and visit hidden eateries
Get acquainted with Hungarian gastronomy and finish up with a real Hungarian treat

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Best Beers of Budapest - 3 hours

30 August, 17:00 - 20:00 | 3 September, 18:30 - 21:30

Discover up-and-coming, vibrant districts of Budapest with a local guide
Taste some of the most exciting craft beers Hungary has to offer
Visit hidden bars and breweries that locals love
Drink in an iconic pub opened by a legendary football player for the Magical Magyars

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Art Nouveau in Budapest - 2,5 hours

30 August, 15:30 - 18:00

Walk along the streets of downtown and open your eyes to sights that others might not see
Hear about Hungarian Art Nouveau and learn why it is different from what you already know
Enjoy a stunning view from a rooftop bar

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Downtown Walk with Parliament Visit - 2,5 hours

30 August, 17:00 - 19:30

Guided tour of Europe's 2nd largest Parliament building
Stunning views of the Buda Castle area
Listen to the explanations of your local guide

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A Walk through Centuries – Medieval Memories of Pest - 2,5 hours

30 August, 14:30 - 17:00

Enjoy the riverbank panorama of Buda
Enter the most unique church of the city and travel back in time
See traces of the medieval town of Pest

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City of Spas and Thermal Springs - 2,5 hours

30 August, 14:30 - 17:00

Budapest is known for its amazing spas and during this tour you will be able to visit one of them. Széchenyi Thermal Bath has an amazing setting in the middle of the City Park.
Step into a picture postcard and hear about Hungarian spa culture. 
Be brave and drink a glass of thermal water.
Get to know the most beautiful spa building in Budapest.

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Danube Dinner Cruise - 2 hours

30 August, 20:00 - 22:00

Enjoy a Hungarian dinner 
Appreciate the city's sights from River Danube
Listen to the explanations of your local guide

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Danube Day Cruise - 1 hour

30 August, 11:00 - 12:00, 13:30 - 14:30 | 31 August, 11:00 - 12:00

Enjoy the crowd-free experience of a sightseeing
Appreciate Budapest's sights from River Danube
Listen to the explanations of your local guide

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Budapest by Night – Danube Cruise - 1 hour

30 August | 2 September | 3 September, 22:00 - 23:00

Enjoy the beautiful lights of Budapest's night
Appreciate the city's sights from River Danube
Listen to the explanations of your local guide

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Excursions booking

Excursions are organised by Altagra. In case you need any information, please contact directly Altagra team at eaa2022am@altagra.hu. The excursion can be booked within your Meeting registration.

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Contact and cancellation

Excursions are organised by Altagra. In case you need any information, please contact directly Altagra team at eaa2022am@altagra.hu

Please note that each excursion has minimum number of participants necessary for the excursion to take place.

Deadline for cancellation: 30 June 2022
Please note that no refund is possible after this date.

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Tihany © Kata Ilhasz

Szigliget

Pécs © Pixabay

Ezstergom © Pixabay

Regeszeti park. Source: Matrica Múzeum - Régészeti Park /Matrica Museum and Archaeological Park

Danube Bend © Pixabay

Buda Castle © Pixabay

Fishermen's Bastion © Pixabay

Eger

Art Nouveau

Parliament