This small country, brimming with culture and natural beauty, proudly possesses one of the finest capital cities in the world – BUDAPEST. Some fall in love with Budapest at first sight, others will only become devotees after a longer stay, but no one denies that it is one of the most beautiful cities in the world so what better place to have a rugby tour!
When your not playing Rugby why not use your spare time to vist one of these top rated attractions in the city of Budapest.
1. Budapest's stunning Great Synagogue is the largest Jewish house of worship in the world outside New York City. Built in 1859 the synagogue has both Romantic and Moorish architectural elements. Inside, the Hungarian jewish museum and Archives contains objects relating to both religious and everyday life. On the synagogue’s north side the Holocaust Tree of Life Memorial presides over the mass graves of those murdered by the Nazis.
2. Menento Park: Home to more than 40 statues, busts and plaques of Lenin, Marx, Béla Kun and others whose likenesses have ended up on trash heaps elsewhere, Memento Park, 10km southwest of the city centre, is truly a mind-blowing place to visit. Ogle the socialist realism and try to imagine that some of these relics were erected as recently as the late 1980s.
3. Nagycsarnok: This is Budapest's biggest market, although it has become a tourist magnet since its renovation for the millecentenary celebrations in 1996. Still there are plenty of locals that come here for fruit, vegetables, deli items, fish and meat. Head up to the 1st floor for Hungarian folk costumes, dolls, painted eggs, embroidered tablecloths, carved hunting knives and other souvenirs.
4. The House of Terror: The headquarters of the dreaded secret police is now the startling House of Terror, focusing on the crimes and atrocities of Hungary's fascist and Stalinist regimes in a permanent exhibition called Double Occupation. But the years after WWII leading up to the 1956 Uprising get the lion's share of the exhibition space spread across three levels. The reconstructed prison cells in the basement and the Perpetrators' Gallery, featuring photographs of the turncoats, spies and torturers, which provide you with a chilling experience.
5. Local Bars and Clubs: Budapest has lots of bars and a great night life for the older age teams to enjoy whilst away on tour try the local beer.
In the heart of the city is the Danube River, which is surrounded by numerous cafes, restaurants and bars ideal for relaxing in after a good days worth of rugby.
The city itself has an abundance of attractions but the most popular are the Thermal Baths. Each year thousands of tourists visit the many spas, famous for their natural healing spring waters and they are ideal for relaxing especially after running about on a pitch all day.
British rugby teams receive a very warm welcome from the Hungarians who play their matches in the surrounding towns and villages where English is hardly spoken, however our representative will be on hand to assist with translation. Friendly games against suitable local opposition can be organised.
Friendly Matches are organised against local teams in the Budapest area. You will be surprised at the standard of grounds and the friendliness of the home team.
Hotels (twin, double, triple, quad – B&B or HB)
The favoured accommodation in Budapest are hotels which are located in the city, they are within easy walking distance to all the landmarks. These hotels offer a continental breakfast each day and the choice of double, twin, triple or multi bedded accommodation. Singles are available for a small supplement.
Prices Start from £289 per person and this includes your transfers to and from the hotel.
However prices do not include your flights please contact the office for more detials on 01708 344001