Back to Budapest for a full summer programme

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I know we introduced you to Budapest in the Spring earlier this year.  However, we simply could not pass up sharing with you how this vibrant city stays alive throughout the entire summer season.

Summer is a particularly beautiful time of year in Budapest. The castles glisten in the sunlight, the Danube is filled with boats, and warm weather inspires a packed calendar of outdoor events to keep visitors entertained all season. From the three-month-long Budapest Summer Festival to the Czech Beer Festival and the lively Danube Carnival, plan your trip around these events in Budapest this summer.

Explorer by day, writer by night, Beau Hunter spends the majority of her time travelling around her favourite European cities and suggests that you visit some of these summer events in Budapest.  Below are our top picks from her suggestions. (Full list of recommendations).

Danube Carnival18th – 26th June 2016

“Summer in Budapest starts as it means to go on, with a party. Celebrating its 21st edition in 2016, the Danube Carnival has become an important fixture on Budapest’s annual calendar, both for the modern dance industry and for Hungarian folk culture. Over the course of the festival, myriad dance shows, galas and concerts are held across the capital, showcasing traditional folk and international performance styles.

Budapest Summer Festival10th June – 31st August 2016

“A highlight of the annual calendar of events in Budapest, the Budapest Summer Festival presents a three-month programme of concerts, musicals and theatre. From Verdi operas to circus variety shows, the performances take place at three stages across the Hungarian capital. The festival kicks off with an opening concert, Romantic Classics, by the Hungarian National Philharmonic orchestra on 10th June 2016.”

Red Bull Air Race Budapest 16th – 17th July 2016

“One for thrill-seekers and adventure enthusiasts, the Red Bull Air Race Budapest puts on a series of jaw-dropping aerial competitions and stomach-turning stunts by some of the world’s best light plane pilots. Claim a viewing spot along the riverbank and watch the planes dive and circle over the Danube against a backdrop of the capital’s most historic sites.”

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Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix Budapest22nd – 24th July 2016

“Those with a need for speed shouldn’t miss Hungary’s biggest racing event, the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix. The 11th stop on the Grand Prix 2016 calendar, the race in Mogyoród is highly anticipated both locally and internationally. It’s known for its beautiful countryside views, hot summer heat and demanding track, which results in a captivating competition for drivers and viewers alike.”

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Sziget Festival 10th – 17th August 2016

“One of the biggest annual music events in the country, Sziget Festival takes over the island of Óbudai in northern Budapest for a week of live music and entertainment. The hottest tipped headliners and performers at this year’s festival include Rihanna, David Guetta, Sigur Rós and Sia, so book tickets while you can.”

If you want to experience and unforgettable time in one of Europe’s loveliest capital cities, The Corinthia Hotel Budapest is the perfect choice for your stay. To take away all the trouble of booking, let Bianchi Travel -Lufthansa City Centre handle everything for you.


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