Budapest and Vienna are inspiring, vibrant destinations for a school travel tour. Discover the thriving musical scenes of these two cities and walk in the footsteps of great composers such as Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Bartok and Liszt, to name a few!
Positioned at the crossroads of East and West, Budapest enjoyed a golden age as part of the Habsburg Empire and its rich and varied history makes it a fascinating city. Formed of the two towns Buda and Pest in 1873, the city contains many places of genuine interest, including the Opera House, the Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum, the Parliament buildings, Fisherman’s Bastion, as well as other museums, parks, and fun activities for groups.
This gracious city, straddling the Danube, has been at the heart of European affairs since the dawn of time. From Celtic town, Roman settlement to Imperial capital, it has been home to countless composers; Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Mahler and Bruckner all lived and worked here. Today Vienna is full of charm, beauty and interest. The old city ‘Innere Stadt’, surrounded by the elegant ‘Ringstrasse’, is relatively compact and easily explored on foot. St Stephen’s cathedral, at its heart, dominates the skyline.
We work with a variety of large 3-star hotels and can base groups centrally or on the outskirts, yet still remaining close to good transport links.
Daytime flight to Budapest. Afternoon transfer to your hotel. Settle in and rest before a sightseeing cruise on the Danube, accompanied by a live Gypsy folk band.
Morning guided tour of the city, by coach and on foot. After lunch, visit the Museum of Music History and explore the castle district. Spend the evening watching a concert at the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall.
Morning guided tour of Budapest’s Opera House followed by a visit to the Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum. Spend the afternoon in Budapest’s Great Market Hall before transferring to Vienna by coach.
Get your bearings in Vienna with a guided tour of the city. Spend the afternoon at the House of Music Interactive Museum and the evening watching a concert at the Musikverein Concert Hall.
Travel to the city of Eisenstadt and visit the Esterházy Palace, where Haydn spent much of his career as court musician. Evening back in Vienna spent at the charming Wiener Prater, home to the oldest amusement park in the world.
Depart for Vienna airport and begin your journey home.
Chris House, Teacher of Chemistry, Dubai College, UAE
Dr Maripaz Aguilera, Head of Languages, GEMS World Academy, Switzerland