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Program #21229RJ
3 Days | 2 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
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Itinerary for May 29 — May 31, 2014

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Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: Hotel Benczúr is situated on Benczúr Street, which lies parallel to the World Heritage Site of Andrássy Avenue. Aside from its excellent central location, the hotel is still referred to as a "green island," shut away from the noise of the city in a quiet and elegant neighborhood. Within walking distance are such sites as City Park, the Museum of Fine Arts, Heroes' Square, the Contemporary Art Gallery, Széchenyi bath and Vajdahunyad Castle.

Contact info:
Benczúr u. 35
Budapest, 1068 Hungary
phone: +36 1 479 5650
web: www.hotelbenczur.hu/en

Room amenities: Each room has a television, telephone, mini bar, air conditioning, safe, WIFI Internet access and a hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a restaurant, café, bar, safe, laundry facilities (for a fee), ATM, public pay phone, fax and copy machine (for a fee), shop, beer garden and computer in the lobby with Internet access.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. 1-800-241-1404

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day One: Thursday, May 29 - Cafès, restaurants and modern places
Breakfast: Breakfast at the Gerbeaud Cafè, established in 1858.

Morning: While at the Gerbeaud Cafè, learn about their history and traditions. Continue the day with a walk in downtown Budapest and along the Danube Promenade.

Lunch: Enjoy a Hungarian lunch while participating in a "strudel stretching" presentation. You will learn how to make strudel, and then get the chance to make your own!

Afternoon: Free time to spend the afternoon on your own.

Dinner: Dinner at the Gundel Restaurant, established in 1910. Discussion on the past, present and future of Hungarian cuisine.

Lodging: Hotel Benczúr

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: Hotel Benczúr is situated on Benczúr Street, which lies parallel to the World Heritage Site of Andrássy Avenue. Aside from its excellent central location, the hotel is still referred to as a "green island," shut away from the noise of the city in a quiet and elegant neighborhood. Within walking distance are such sites as City Park, the Museum of Fine Arts, Heroes' Square, the Contemporary Art Gallery, Széchenyi bath and Vajdahunyad Castle.

Contact info:
Benczúr u. 35
Budapest, 1068 Hungary
phone: +36 1 479 5650
web: www.hotelbenczur.hu/en

Room amenities: Each room has a television, telephone, mini bar, air conditioning, safe, WIFI Internet access and a hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a restaurant, café, bar, safe, laundry facilities (for a fee), ATM, public pay phone, fax and copy machine (for a fee), shop, beer garden and computer in the lobby with Internet access.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. 1-800-241-1404

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Friday, May 30 - Shopping and cooking course
Breakfast: Take part in a breakfast sampling.

Morning: Experience a shopping field trip at the Main Market Hall where you can taste the Lángos and other specialties. Your excursion will be guided by a professional chef. Choose your own ingredients for the afternoon cooking course.

Lunch: Lunch at the Kárpátia Restaurant, established in 1877.

Afternoon: Take part in a cooking course. Cook dishes together with a professional chef to learn about the most beloved Hungarian dishes!

Dinner: Enjoy your Farewell Dinner with some Hungarian wines.

Lodging: Hotel Benczúr

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Three: Saturday, May 31 - Departures
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel dining room.

Morning: Transfers to the Budapest Liszt Ferenc airport (BUD) for departures.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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