Budapest School Music Tour

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One of Europe’s greatest musical cities offers some incredible performance opportunities!

Budapest has had a rich and varied musical history, and is especially well known for its opera. Famous composers including Franz Liszt, Erno Dohnányi, Zoltán Kodály and Béla Bartók all launched their careers here. During your visit to Hungary, your group will have the opportunity to perform in some fantastic venues, including the stunning neoclassical basilica of St Stephen's Cathedral and the famous St Matthias Church.

Budapest School Music Tour



4 days, 3 nights

Performance Venues

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Suggested Itinerary

Day 1


Late morning depart for coach journey


Ferry crossing to Calais


Rest break and swap drivers for the overnight journey
Day 2


Travel to Budapest


Arrive at the hotel late afternoon - check in


Time to rehearse after your evening meal
Day 3


Walking tour around the city's main sights (Heroes Square, Fisherman's Bastion)


Visit the State Opera Concert at St Matthias church (choir only)


Folk evening in a local restaurant
Day 4


Day to visit the Danube Bend, Estergom, Visegrad and Szentendre


Open-air concert in Szentendre town square


Evening at the opera (subject to availability)
Day 5


Visit the Parliament building


Head to Margitsziget Island in the middle of the Danube


Concert at St Stephen's Cathedral before farewell meal
Day 6


Free time early morning for last-minute shopping


Depart after lunch for return journey


Overnight journey
Day 7


Rest stop and swap drivers


Channel crossing via ferry/Eurotunnel


Arrive home
  • 4 nights' half-board accommodation
  • Return executive coach travel (TV/video/WC/seatbelts) with feeder/relief drivers
  • Return ferry/Eurotunnel crossings
  • Free staff place ratio 1:8
  • Detailed information pack
  • Arrangement of 3 concerts including publicity and advertising
  • Comprehensive travel & medical insurance
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Motorway tolls and taxes
  • VAT


Hotel Eben

The 3* Hotel Eben offers good value accommodation in an ideal location close to the centre. This warm and friendly hotel is ideal for school groups, with a management who are completely understanding of the needs of youth groups. Students are accommodated in multi-bedded rooms, with the accompanying staff in twin or single rooms. All the guest rooms have private facilities, with a shower, WC, cable television and telephone. Other facilities at the hotel include a breakfast area and banqueting room, and a television and video room. The Hotel Eben also offers an on-site restaurant, wireless Internet, a currency exchange bureau, a beauty salon and a souvenir shop.


Shoes on Danube Embankment

This world-famous composition, which comprises 60 pairs of metal shoes set in concrete on the Danube embankment, was set up in 2005.

Heroes Square

Heroes' Square, where Andrássy Avenue meets Dózsa György út, is the biggest and most impressive square of Budapest.

Danube Bend

The Danube bend, just north of Budapest, is a perfect daytrip for those who want to see more of Hungary outside its capital.

Fisherman's Bastion

The Fisherman's Bastion is a terrace bulit in neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque style architecture. It is situated on the catle hill in Budapest and from the towers and the terrace there are panoramic views of the Danube river, Margaret Island and the Gellért Hill.

The Opera House

The Hungarian State Opera House is located in central Pest. It was designed and built in Renaissance style according to the plans of Miklós Ybl, the designer, and Ferenc Erkel who conducted the inaugural concert in 1884.

Supporting you
every step of the way

Creating your
perfect tour

Your quote will be put together by an experienced Tour Adviser who’ll be an expert in music tours and will know the destination really well too. They’ll work with you to create a tour to suit your group’s needs and meet your tour objectives.

Launching your tour

The next step is to get your tour approved and then get your musicians signed up to it. Our ‘Trip Launch Pack’ will help you with this step. This is full of resources (all free to download) designed to make your life easier at this crucial point in the tour planning process.

you’ve booked

Once you’ve booked, your dedicated Itinerary Coordinator will start work on the finer details. They’ll make sure your itinerary makes the most of your time and they’ll take on most of the admin tasks for your trip (including making sure your concerts are well promoted).

Support while
you’re away

Throughout your music tour, we’ll be just a phone call away (24/7). Before you go, we’ll send you a final info pack and you’ll be able to access all your tour documents via the free Vamoos app.

your tour

When you return from your tour, we’ll ask you to complete a detailed feedback survey, so we can continue to improve the service we offer. And we can start planning your next tour, so you can give your musicians and their families plenty of time to pay for it (and so it’s less stressful for you). 

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