Free hotel nights for the Budapest Spring Festival
Thursday 17, February 2011
Budapest's premier cultural event – the Budapest Spring Festival – takes place this year from 18 March until 3 April 2011, which still gives visitors chance to take advantage of the special hotel and flights deals through the Budapest Winter campaign, plus get free entrance into a historical spa.
There are 50 city centre hotels that are offering free nights (‘4 for 3’ or ‘3 for 2’) up until 31 March, ranging from 3* to 5* making Budapest a great choice for an early spring break. The festival is one of the top cultural festivals in Europe with programmes ranging from exhibitions and classical concerts to opera, ballet and contemporary dance performed at amazing venues throughout the city.
Highlights this year include a number of events as part of the 2011 celebrations of legendary pianist Liszt, who was born 200 years ago; Max Raabe and Palast Orchestra performing the greatest dance and film music of the 1920s and 1930s in their own unique way and the Antonio Gades Company performing flamenco based on the opera Carmen.
There is also the chance to see ‘Hear the Word’ – the 30th anniversary of the dance house gathering. Hungary’s dance house movement is a unique form of the rebirth of folk music, unparalleled in Europe and this show presents a cross section in music and dance of the changes that have taken place in over four decades of the genre. A must for anyone interested Hungary’s important folk culture.
Shakespeare fans can also go and see Macbeth performed by Cheek by Jowl a renowned international theatre company, who will perform in English at the National Theatre on 27 March.
Stay at the new 3* Ibis Budapest Heroes Square from just £96 per room for a three night stay based on two people sharing a double room. This new hotel offers 139 rooms, situated close to one of Budapest’s landmark attractions, Heroes Square, plus the Museum of Fine Arts, Fun Fair, Circus and Széchenyi Thermal Bath.
Book through www.budapestwinter.com for a free ticket into one of three of the city’s historical spas, including the wonderful Széchenyi Thermal Bath – a must for any visitor to Budapest.
Return flights with Malev are from £169 per person in March. This makes a three night break from just £217 per person, including flights and hotel.
For more information and to book visit www.budapestwinter.com
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