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Opera & Music in Budapest

Budapest 5 nights Price from £1,794 per person
Departs: 22 Apr 2020
Departs: 22 Apr 2020

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The vibrant Hungarian capital has two distinctive halves divided by the majestic Danube that flows right through the heart of the city. Pest has all the flavour and style of a modern urban centre, while across the Danube Buda’s picturesque streets and squares are overlooked by its historic castle. The Hungarian State Opera presents a stimulating programme every year, along with the Béla Bartók Hall, which was opened in 2005 on the banks of the river. Its perfect acoustic makes an immediate impression. Opera performances are currently being given in the Erkel Theatre while long term renovations take place at the opera house.

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Return flights to Budapest
  • Five nights’ accommodation with breakfast
  • One lunch and three dinners in local restaurants
  • First category seats at the included performances
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and gratuities as described
  • The services of a Kirker Tour Lecturer

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Fly to Budapest

    We fly to Budapest and transfer to the 4 star Hotel Prestige, located in Pest, just 10 minutes’ walk from the Chain Bridge. It is housed within a 19th century neo-classical town house and has an impressive inner courtyard at its heart. Bedrooms are comfortable and contemporary and there is an excellent restaurant.
  • Day 2 - Pest

    Our visit will start with an introductory tour of Pest, the commercial centre of the city. We will see St. Stephen’s Basilica, Heroes Square, the Great Synagogue – the largest in Europe – and the Parliament. We then cross the Danube to visit the Castle District, Gellert Hill and the Fisherman’s Bastion.
  • Day 3 - Hungarian National Gallery

    This morning is spent at the Hungarian National Gallery with works by Hungarian artists from the mediaeval period until today. Later we drive to the leafy suburb where Bartók lived until he fled to the USA in 1940. The day ends with a visit to the apartment where Liszt spent the last years of his life.
  • Day 4 - Szentendre & Visegrad

    We leave the capital today to visit the dramatic landscape on the West bank of the Danube and see three pretty small towns. Szentendre is a quirky amalgam of Baroque and Ottoman architecture while Visegrad is dominated by the huge citadel built by King Bela IV. Finally, in Esztergom with its lovely old centre we see the seat of the Archbishop of Hungary.
  • Day 5 - Museum of Fine Arts

    We go to the Museum of Fine Arts to see the important collection once owned by the grand Esterhazy family, whose 700 works form the core of the collection of Old Masters. Sculptures, prints and drawings and Hungarian art from the 11th to the 18th century are also on view here. The afternoon is free.
  • Day 6 - Return flight home

    We leave for the airport for the flight back to London.

Departure Dates and Prices

24 Mar 2020

Status Closed

Price from£1794

Single Supp.£247

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22 Apr 2020

Status Available

Price from£1985

Single Supp.£370

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Included Hotels

Hotel

The Prestige
Superior
Highly Recommended
Budapest, Hungary, Europe

This new hotel opened in April 2015 and is in Pest, just 10 minutes’ walk from the Chain Bridge. It is housed within a 19th century neo-classical town house. At the heart of the hotel is an impressive inner courtyard where interior balconies look down onto the spacious lobby on the ground floor.

Declan Hamilton

Declan Hamilton

Tour Leader

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Music Programme

24 March Departure:

25 March: Béla Bartók Concert Hall
Concerto Budapest; Anna Vinnitskaya, piano; Andras Keller, conductor
Brahms: Piano Concert No. 2 in B flat major, Op.83
Two works by Debussy arranged for full orchestra: L’isle joyeuse (arranged by Bernardino Molinari);
La Cathédrale engloutie (arranged by Leopold Stokowski)
Bartok: The Miraculous Mandarin SZ73 BB8226

26 March: Erkel Theartre, a double bill: 
Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni
Pagliacci by Leoncavallo

27 March: Erkel Theartre
Carmen by Bizet


23 April Departure:

23 April: Béla Bartók Concert Hall
Concerto Budapest and the Purcell Choir, Budapest; Gyorgy Vashegyi, conductor
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis Op.123

24 April: Erkel Theartre
Un ballo in maschera by Verdi

25 April: Erkel Theartre
Manon Lescaut by Puccini

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