Off-Season Week in Bohemia, Part 2 — Budapest, Hungary

Art deco in Budapest, Hungary

This is the second installment in a five-part series following writer Cynthia Cunniff through her experience of touring Bohemia with Insight Vacations. Check out Part 1 and Part 3, and then stay tuned for Part 4 on Monday, June 30. As I stepped off the luxurious Insight Vacations bus and onto the streets of Budapest I could feel […]

Viking European Christmas Market Cruise: Budapest, Hungary

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DAY 7: Budapest, Hungary Saturday The day began by getting up early and going on a bus tour of both sides of the city: the older Buda and more cosmopolitan Pest. Our boat was docked on the Pest side in an ideal location — right across the street from the Four Seasons Gresham Palace (If […]

Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Spa in Budapest

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When I arrived in Budapest, I was worried I might have contracted malaria because I had just come in from Africa and had developed a fever. I wasn’t even staying at the Four Seasons but a couple of friends, (Stacy Small and Laura Fairweather) informed the Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace to contact me to […]

Castles To Wine Tastings: Budapest, Hungary


By Ramona Zacharias Country number two on our trip was Hungary. I didn’t know much about the city of Budapest up until this point (like, for instance, the fact that the city is divided into two components, “Buda” and “Pest”, which are separated by the Danube) and the four full days we spent in and […]