Overview

See the sights of Székesfehérvár and the surrounding regions during this Journey that will give you the opportunity to interact with all three Friendship Force clubs in Hungary.

Home Hospitality

Home Hospitality provided by the Friendship Force club of Székesfehérvár.

Live With a Local

  • Meet members from the three different Hungarian clubs all in one week, (day-hosted in Budapest and Pécs, home-hosted in Székesfehérvár)!
  • People from clubs worldwide will have the chance to experience Hungarian hospitality.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Take a stroll in the city centre of Budapest with the help of either the Budapest club members or the Székesfehérvár members. Sights include Vaci Street, Vorosmarty Square, The Danube bank-promenade, and Saint Stephen Basilica
  • Travel to Balatonfured to see Lake Balaton, the biggest freshwater lake in Central Europe
  • Visit a Unesco World Heritage site, the Benedictine Archabbey of Pannonhalma, and taste five different wines produced in the abbey winery
  • Relax at the Széchenyi Thermal Bath in Budapest
This club (Székesfehérvár) was very welcoming. My hosts (...) spoke excellent English and our conversations were lively and entertaining. (...) I would not hesitate to visit Pécs or Székesfehérvár in a future exchange and I hope that my club will have the privilege of hosting these clubs soon. - US ambassador

Discover Hungary

7 Days / 6 Nights Program and Itinerary:

September 20, 2018 – September 26, 2018
Coordinator: Krisztina Balogh
kriszta.b70@gmail.com

All Friendship Force Itineraries are subject to change.

Sept. 20, 2018

Arrive in Budapest

Take a stroll in the city centre of Pest and see Vaci Street, Vorosmarty Square, The Danube bank-promenade, Saint Stephen Basilica

In the evening take part in an optional river cruise with dinner (with 30 different languages) to see the lights of the city. The cruise would be two and a half hours long

Sept. 21, 2018

Visit the Parliament Building

Visit the Buda Castle District and Gellert Hill where there is an outstanding view point

Visit Andrassy Street, the Heroes’ Square and the City Park

Enjoy a traditional thermal bath called Széchenyi Thermal Bath in the City Park

Lunch at local restaurant

Sept. 22, 2018

Leave for Székesfehérvár by rented minibus and meet the hosts, then go on a sightseeing tour of the historical city centre of Székesfehérvár

Visit some museums and take a small train ride to get to Bory Castle which is an open air museum

Evening with hosts

Sept. 23, 2018

Leave for Pécs, a beautiful city in the southern part of Hungary

Visit the third FF club in Hungary, with the possibility of being day-hosted by the Pécs club members

Pécs has marvelous museums and sights

Sept. 24, 2018

Travel to Pannonhalma by rented minibus to visit a Unesco World Heritage site, the Benedictine Archabbey of Pannonhalma (about 50 miles from Székesfehérvár)

See the abbey and the botanical garden

Taste five different wines which are produced in the winery of the abbey; lunch

Sept. 25, 2018

Travel to Herend to visit the world famous porcelain museum

Then travel to Balatonfured to see Lake Balaton, have lunch, and then visit Tihany, one of the most popular places of Hungary due to its Abbey church

Farewell dinner in a restaurant in Székesfehérvár

Sept. 26, 2018

Say your goodbyes and then leave for the airport

Rate:

$1300 USD

Price Includes: The price is an estimate. Included are FFI fees, two nights in a hotel in Budapest (exact price after the hotel is arranged), four-night homestay with FF Székesfehérvár, Budapest Card for getting around in Budapest, dinner cruise on the Danube in Budapest, entrance fees to the sights, some lunches, and minibus rental to get to the different destinations every day from the base in Székesfehérvár.

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Know before you go

  • Journey Number 14436
  • The weather is usually mild in September, but be prepared for anything! It could be hot, it could be cold, sunny or rainy...
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