Boldog Új Évet Kívánok! Or 'happy new year' to the non-native speakers amongst us... Bid farewell to 2017 in breathtaking style — during Danube river cruises, classical concerts, and guided tastings at a superb selection of wineries.
In Hungary, New Year’s Day is all about luck, fortune, health, wealth, and happiness for the year ahead. So where better for a new year break? Raise a glass of fine Hungarian bubbles on the viewing terrace of a splendid fairytale locale, which boasts incredible panoramic views of the city. We’ll continue to enjoy 2018 in style, at a special New Year’s Day concert at the exquisite Palace of Arts.
Hungary may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of fine wine, but it is a mistake to overlook the country’s grapes. From big-bodied Villány reds to flinty Somló whites and sweet golden Tokaj, there’s something to suit every palate. Gastronomy doesn’t stop at goulash here either — Budapest is a fine food capital and we sample some of the best local and European food on offer.
The beautiful city is dominated by the mighty Danube River. Its long and complex history can be felt everywhere you turn. We enjoy the river in full during a cruise, sailing past the Turkish bathhouses and art nouveau architecture that line the riverbanks.
When midnight finally arrives on December 31st, why not celebrate like the locals? There will be plenty of opportunities to join in with the renditions of the national anthem that fill the air as the clock strikes twelve. An education in wine and a New Year’s party in the finest A&C tradition.
- Spend New Year's Day at the glorious Palace of the Arts
- Discover Old World wine less sampled - Hungarian wine is about so much more than Tokaji
- Take a scenic river cruise along the mighty Danube
- Enjoy a stunning selection of richly regional food
Though Hungary is best known for its sweet Tokaji wines, it also boasts fiery whites. Our tour includes Etyek, just south of Budapest, where the cooler climate gives rise to fresh, fragrant whites. Perhaps your most memorable glass will be aboard our morning river cruise on the Danube...