The Magyar Hungarian Derby

Kinscem Park, named after the champion thoroughbred racehorse Kincsem (1874 - 1887) means 'My Precious'. She is a national icon and was the most successful racehorse ever, having won 54 races from 54 starts both in Hungary and in Europe.

More recently the racecourse has enjoyed the success of Hungarian racehorse Overdose nicknamed “ the Budapest Bullet” following a streak of victories - including a 10-length demolition of the Group 3 Premio C E F Aloisi field in Italy after 'winning' the voided running of the 2008 Prix de l'Abbaye.

The Magyar Derby is a Group 3 race run over 1½ miles.

Price

3 Nights £895 per person based at the Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge
3 Nights £1,295 per person based at the Four Seasons Gresham Palace

Itinerary

Friday 30 June
Depart: London Heathrow - Flight FR8353 08:30hrs
Arrive: Budapest 11:55hrs

On arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel where accommodation has been reserved for three nights on a bed and breakfast basis.

Saturday 01 July
Day at leisure to explore the wonderful city of Budapest. There are guided tours available by foot, bus or on the river. A chance to visit many of the outstanding sights in this beautiful city such as the castle district of Buda, the Funicular Railway, the Royal Palace, Parliament building, National Gallery and History Museum, Fisherman`s Bastion and St Matthias church. Experience a dinner cruise on the Danube, with its beautifully lit bridges, buildings and sculptures; it is a river like no other.

Sunday 02 July
Depart your Hotel after breakfast to Kincsem Park Racecourse. Enjoy a welcome drink and three course lunch in the glass fronted Panoramic Restaurant, including wine, soft drinks and coffee, and seats from which to view the afternoon’s racing, with the feature race being The Magyar Derby.

Monday 03 July
Day at leisure until your departure
Depart: Budapest - Flight FR8369 21:50hrs
Arrive: London Heathrow 23:25hrs

Accommodation

Sofitel Budapest, Chain Bridge


Set in the heart of Budapest, on the bank of the Danube, the Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge offers magnificent views of the Chain Bridge and the Royal Castle. This hotel is within easy walking distance of the city's main attractions. The guest rooms feature Sofitel MyBed, exclusive toiletries, tea & coffee making facilities, a LED TV, minibar, iron and safe. The Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge features an indoor pool and a fitness centre. 

Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis

Single room supplement: £100 per night

Danuabe River View room supplement: £60 per room per night


The Four Seasons Gresham Palace


The Gresham Palace, the finest hotel in Budapest, is located at the heart of the city, at the foot of the Chain Bridge that connects the two cities of Buda and Pest and in close proximity to the medieval castle district, Old Town, the Funicular railway, Parliament building, Fisherman's Bastion, restaurants, cafés and shopping.  The Gresham Palace itself is an Art Nouveau landmark that combines historical elegance with ultra-modern comforts. All rooms are spacious with contemporary styling, sumptuous furnishings and all up-to-the-minute facilities. The hotel also has Spa with an infinity-edge lap pool, whirlpool, and sauna.

Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis

Single room supplement: £250 per night

Tour Highlights

• An opportunity to visit Kincsem Park for the Magyar Derby
• Explore the enthralling city of Budapest

Additional Info

BUDAPEST
Budapest, the capital city of Hungary, is one of the largest cities in the European Union. The city straddles the River Danube, with Buda to the west and Pest to the east. Architecturally, it boasts baroque to modern buildings with fairy tale castles, an historic old town, squares and cobbled streets.

The view of the Danube embankments and the Buda Castle district, which is one of the most beautiful and romantic parts of the city of Budapest, was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in December 1987.

Budapest has around 80 geothermal springs and the world's largest thermal water cave system. This labyrinth of caves is set beneath Buda Castle.

Price Includes

• Return flights with Ryanair • 3 nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation, based on twin/double occupancy at your chosen hotel • All transfers • Admission to Kincsem Park racecourse • Lunch in the Panoramic Restaurant • Assistance of our representative throughout

Alternative flights operate from many local UK airports. Please contact us for timings, availability and any supplements/reductions that may apply at the time of booking.

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