Welcome to Pécs

Lying equidistant from the Danube to the east and the Dráva to the south on a plain sheltered from the northern winds by the hills, Pécs enjoys a microclimate that lengthens the summer and is ideal for viticulture and fruit production, and especially almonds. A fine time to visit is during a warm indián nyár (Indian summer), when the light takes on a special quality.

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$290 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Budapest Art Nouveau Tour with Historian Guide

This tour of Budapest’s distinctive and elegant Art Nouveau construction will take you along the finest examples of this specific style, among them buildings designed by the founding father of Hungarian Secession Ödön Lechner, also known as the Gaudi of Hungary.In fact, Art Nouveau became so popular in Budapest (and in many provincial towns in Hungary, as well) so it is impossible to see all Art Nouveau buildings in one day. This introductory tour takes you along some of the Art Nouveau highlights in downtown Budapest, the two most important buildings of which are no doubt the Palace of the Royal Post, designed by Lechner – a very frivolous and Gaudi­like design –, and the Gresham Palace, today the number one luxury hotel in Budapest but at the time built by the founder of the London Stock Exchange Lord Gresham as an office space and a series of luxury apartments for Hungarian nobility. Fortunately, both buildings allow visitors into the entrance hall, so we cannot only admire the wonderful details on the outside, but also enjoy a short peek at the interior during our discussion of Art Nouveau design elements.Other stops on this walk include a flower shop which still has its original interior, a department store, several bank offices and a small but exquisite Art Nouveau museum/ coffee house – a wonderful private initiative. You’ll examine a series of ceramics from the renowned Zsolnay factory in Pécs, a town in the south of Hungary. The extensive use of such ceramics on the exterior of the buildings (the roof and the façade) as well as in the interior, is one of the most typical features of Hungarian Art Nouveau. These decorations only became possible after Zsolnay made some ground breaking inventions for which he came to be known all over the Hapsburg Empire (the roof of the Stephan’s Cathedral in Vienna is also made of Zsolnay tiles).Another routine Hungarian Art Nouveau feature is the use of Asian motifs and elements in decoration, a reference to the supposed eastern origins of the Hungarian nation, although we also discuss the European­ wide Orientalism that influenced Art Nouveau. Some elements of the tour are dependent on the day of the week: On weekends we cannot enter the Hungarian National Bank which has some very fine examples of Zsolnay porcelain, while the orthodox synagogue with its exquisite Art Nouveau interior is closed on Saturdays. But we can adapt the tour, also to your specific wishes, and if you like we can of course also offer you a more extensive tour, which also comprises some of the other Art Nouveau jewels in Budapest such as the Gellért Bath Hotel, the Museum of Applied Arts and the Geology Museum.

$137.01 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Pécs tour

Pécs is located at the South of Hungary, it takes approximately 3 hours to get there. During the guided walking tour in the historical centre you can learn the scared world of the Roman Christian community as we walk through graves and burial chambers. Afterwards we visit the emblematic four-towered Saint Peter Cathedral. Walking along one of the town's most beautiful pedestrian streets we arrive to the Mosque of Gázi Kászim pasha (today is used as a catholic church). There is no other settlement in Hungary where so many Turkish remains can be found. Wherever we walk in Pécs we see various facades and coloured, patterned roofs originating from the Zsolnay Porcelain Manufacture. The tour ends at your hotel.Duration :10-11 hours • Early Christian Burial Chambers • Remains of the Turkish period (mosques, minaret) • Rich ceramic decoration, coloured, patterned roofs Includes • Private transport • The official private guide • Lunch in a typical restaurant • Entrances. Excludes • Personal expenses • Tips and gratuities • Optional activity costs Please noteWe reserve the right to change the order of visits always maintaining the content.

$620 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Budapest to Villany and Pecs 10-Hour Wine and History Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Pecs Cathedral, Pecs, Baranya County, Southern TransdanubiaOne of the most beautiful churches in Hungary, the chatedral of Pecs, rebuilt in splendid neoroamesque style was founded in 1010.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Zsolnay Cultural Quarter, Pecs, Baranya County, Southern TransdanubiaOptional, depending on time: Zsolnay Quarter was built as a cultural district of Pecs, the main attraction here is the Zsolnay Museum, dedicated to the factory, we thank all the shiny, glazed rooftops all over Budapest to.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Siklos Castle, Siklos, Baranya County, Southern TransdanubiaA splendid, restored medieval castle, played an important role in the Hungarian history during the Turkish times. The castle renovated in renessaince-gothich style was scenery in an iconic tv serie in 70's.Duration: 1 hourPass By: National Theatre of Pecs, Pecs, Baranya County, Southern TransdanubiaBuilt at the end of the 19th centruy Pecs Theater is a landmark of the city's downtown.Stop At: Mosque of Pasha Gazi Kassim Church of Gyertyaszentelo Boldogasszony, Pecs, Baranya County, Southern TransdanubiaOne of the oldest Turkish monument in Hungary, still preserving its Ottoman architecture, but turned into a Christian church in the 19th century.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Gere Attila Pinceszete- Winery, Villany, Baranya County, Southern TransdanubiaVillany's cellar row offers a lot of opportunity to taste the famous local wines of Hungar. You are our guest for a winetasting in the village!Duration: 2 hours