Budapest is the biggest city and the economic, historic, cultural and touristic capital of Hungary. It is a city on either side of the majestic Danube: Buda, with its romantic streets and alleyways, and Pest, an effervescent cultural center. Budapest is a city of thermal baths, striking turn-of-the-century architecture, classical music, cultural monuments and vibrant nightlife.
The main sights in Budapest are the Castle Hill (Várhegy), the Parliament House (Országház) and St. Stephen's Basilica. Budapest is also known for the ruins of Aquincum, the capital city of the Roman Province of Pannonia. The city has a great atmosphere with nice cafes, spas and the traditional Hungarian hospitality.
Often described as the "Little Paris of Middle Europe", Budapest is famous not only for the monuments reflecting its own 1,000-year-old culture, but also for the relics of others who settled here. Remains from both Roman occupation and much later ruled by the Turks can still be seen in the city. After the Ottoman Empire the union with Austria has a particular influence on the city's form and style. Budapest has a lot to offer. Museums and galleries, churches and synagogues, palaces and historic buildings, baths and pools are presented together with the influence of Secession in the city. There is an unmistakable feeling that something out of the ordinary is just around the
corner, but what it will be is up to you to find out...
The International Folk Dance Festival “Budapest Festival Days” will be held for the 2 nd time in Budapest, Hungary from 17th of July till 2th of July 2020.
With pleasure we invite you (Folk groups, Choral groups and orchestras majorette teams),
(children, youth and adults groups) to participate on II International Music & Folk - Dance festival “SUMMER BUDAFEST” 17 – 20 July, 2020.
The Festival light motive is to present the cultural tradition of different countries and to provide an opportunity for the members of groups to get together, to establish friendships and culture presentation trough dance and music.
Non-competitive sample of traditional and modern dances, choral groups, majorette teams, orchestras, brass bands.
In the festival can participate folklore groups, orchestras, majorettes, modern dance groups, choirs, music bands from all over the world.
The number of the participants are limited (only 3 groups from each country).
Ensemble should have prepared at least 2 dances, 10-15 minutes each with USB or orchestra. The performances will be in the evening hours so you can plan the day ahead and use it for visiting the historical part of the city.
To take a flag of the country.
17 July 2020
14.00 Arriving in Budapest, hotel accommodation after the meeting with the festival representatives and free time
19.00 – 20.00 Diner in hotel
21.00 Welcome reception with the leaders of the groups
18 July 2020
7.30 – 10.00 Breakfast
10.00 – 15.00 Facultative tour of Budapest
Optional program: tour guide around Budapest: a 4 hour sightseeing tour with a professional tour guide in the group’s own language: Visit of the Castle Hill - Mathias Church and Fisherman's Bastion - Citadel - Basilica - Andrássy Street - Square of Heroes.
Optional program – boat trip on the river Danube in Budapest…
17.30 – 18.30 Diner in hotel
19.00 Official festival evening
19 July 2020
7.30 – 10.00 Breakfast
10.00 – 15.00 Visiting Estregon, Visegrád, Szentendre or free time for shopping
Optional program: tour guide around the maintain places: a few hour sightseeing tour with a professional tour guide in the group’s own language: Visit of Visegrád which is a small castle town in Pest County. Visegrád is famous for the remains of the Early
Renaissance summer palace of King Matthias Corvinus of Hungary and the medieval citadel. In this tour we are also visiting Esztergom which lies in Komárom-
Esztergom county, on the right bank of the river Danube, which forms the border
with Slovakia there. After the two visits we are going to Szentendre. It’s known for its baroque architecture,
churches, colorful houses and narrow, cobbled streets. The main square, Fő Tér, and the alleyways around it are lined with art galleries, museums and shops. Just off the square, the 18th-century Greek Orthodox Blagovestenska Church has elaborate decor and an
ornate partition screen.
16.00 – 19.00 Second festival evening (optional)
20.00 – 21.00 Diner in hotel
20 July 2020
7.30 – 10.00 Breakfast
Organizers keep the right to change program of the festival. After Groups arrival in Hotel there will be given detailed program of the festival.
120 Euro for 3 HB per person (3 nights with 2 meals per day- Half Board).
155 Euro for 4 HB per person (4 nights with 2 meals per day - Half Board).
Hotel Accommodation in Zuglo, Seni, Amadeus, Fortuna etc.
Addition day can be booked for 39 euro/person/day
Groups of 23 persons: One group leader free of charge!
There is possibility for 4* hotel and if you have require for 4*hotel we will inform you about the price.
Participation Fee Includes:
Participation in the festival concerts,
Accommodation in 3* Hotels (3-4 bedded rooms, supplement for a double room is 5€/person/day, supplement for single room is 15 €/person/day),
Half-board hotel accommodation
Welcome cocktails with the leaders of the groups
Souvenir and gift for each group
Certificates and gifts for attendance
Participation Fee does not include:
What is not specified in the above mentioned “the fee includes”
- 17/07/2020 - 20/07/2020
17/07 - 20/07
- 4 days (3 nights) = 120 € per person
- 5 days (4 nights) = 155 € per person
How to get there
Folklore groups should have there own transport for arrival and departure.
Groups arriving by plane will be transported from the hotels with organized buses and will be accompanied to their departure in the same conditions. The transfer from the airport to the hotel and back is paid additionally.
By applying you confirm that you accept all festival conditions. All detailed information will be supply after your confirmation for participation.