School trips to Budapest offer a unique experience and the significance of Budapest to Hungary cannot be overstated. As well as housing one fifth of the country’s population, the nation’s wealth, political power, cultural life and transport converges here in this beautiful capital city.
Lying either side of the river the city is a swath of sweeping bridges and palatial buildings earning it the title “Pearl of the Danube”. Still less exposed to tourism than nearby Prague, school trips to Budapest offer an excellent opportunity to explore a city in an exciting stage of transition and is therefore an ideal destination for a school trip or educational tour.
For students of Business & Economics Hungary has a flourishing auto sector, in part due to its strategic location with direct access to Central and Eastern Europe. It has emerged as an important hub for global auto majors such as Audi.
Budapest has a long association with health and therapy. A visit to the Peto Institute is top of the list where “Conductive Education” therapy was pioneered to help people of all ages with motor disorders. Other excursions include guided tours of the The Vadaskert Child Psychiatry Hospital as well as a children's home and drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre.
Budapest is a beautiful and thought-provoking destination in which to inspire your students.
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"A Danube river is at the heart of the city so taking a river cruise is a must to see the beautiful Parliament House. Alternatively take a hike up to Gellert Hill and see the river from a different view point. For something more historical take a walk down Andrassy Avenue, one of Budapest’s UNESCO Heritage sites, and stop off at the old Nazi headquarters, now known as the House of Terror. This documents the fascist and communist regimes of the 20th century and shows where prisoners were detained. At the end of the avenue you will find yourself at the spectacular hero’s square, home to monuments of important Hungarian leaders. A great way to relax after a long day of sightseeing if to visit one of Budapest’s many Thermal spas, which will have a variety of different temperature pools to try out."