Accompanying Persons Tours Transportation Schedule


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A wealth of fascinating tours and fun activities


Budapest has long been an attractive tourist destination. Walking down leafy Andrássy Avenue is a pleasure for locals and visitors alike, but the glittering flagship stores of international brands also make it a favorite destination for the discerning shopper.


The museums and national galleries of the city are home to contemporary and classical art collections, as well as some of the world’s most prestigious travelling shows.


Budapest sits on a patchwork of 123 thermal springs, and ‘taking the waters’ has been a part of every day life since Roman times through the Turkish legacy and Art Nouveau marvels.


A wealth of fascinating tours and fun activities can be easily booked on line through the dedicated Congress website.




Accompanying Persons Program

We are pleased to present the program that has been designed for Accompanying Persons:


Monday 22 May 2017
Opening ceremony

Half-day Tour

Welcome Party

Tuesday 23 May 2017
Full day Tour

Wednesday 24 May 2017
Half day Tour
Gala Dinner



The Accompanying Persons tours listed below are included in the registration fee, however for organizational reasons, we kindly ask you to register your Accompanying Persons to the tours they wish to attend upon submitting your registration request to the ISF World Seed Congress 2017.

For more information about registration please visit the Registration section of this website.

Should a delegate wish to attend the Accompanying Person’s tours, an additional fee is applicable (see each tour for accurate information).

Registration as Accompanying Person


To register for Accompanying Person Tours, please use the on line Congress registration.


For Accompanying Person Program information on cancellation requests and refunds, refer to the Cancellation Policy section.




Pre and Post Congress Tours


Pre and Post Congress Tours will be handled by our local agent through an online reservation portal dedicated to Pre and Post Congress Tours bookings for ISF World Seed Congress 2017 registered participants.


The reservation portal will also contain all information about Pre and Post Congress Tours cancellation policy.

Monday 22 May 2017

Half Day tour - Rendez-vous with Budapest


During the rendez-vous with the beautiful capital, you will see the most interesting sights of the twin-city: Buda-Pest. The tour starts with the visit of the Heroes’ Square with the Millennial Monument, where the country's dramatic history comes to life and continues around in the City Park, passing by the famous Széchenyi Bath and the Vajdahunyad Castle.


While driving through the wide avenues and boulevards, you will pass by the Opera House and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Several bridges, all with their own special beauty connect the two sides of the Danube, Buda and Pest. Each bridge was rebuilt after World War II.


On the Buda side of the city, you are going to visit the Castle district with its romantic narrow lanes and one-story buildings, its charming Fisherman's Bastion and the "jewel" of the Castle district, the Matthias Church. After visiting the Castle district the tour continues up to the Gellért Hill to discover the massive fortress, the Citadel, and the imposing Statue of Liberty, with a breathtaking view of the Danube and over the entire city. The tour ends at the designated drop-off points


Duration: 5 hours - 11:00 - 16:00 - Lunch included at local restaurant


Start: pick up from Hungexpo - End: at drop off points


Tour fee: this tour is included in the accompanying persons’ registration fee. Delegates may attend at the additional rate of EUR 85.00








Tuesday 23 May 2017


Full Day Day tour - Danube Bend tour


Discover one of the most beautiful and popular regions of Hungary - the Danube Bend - where the river forces its way through the steep hills in a narrow curve to reach Budapest.

Transfer from Budapest takes approx. 1 hour; the first stop will be Esztergom, to visit the Cathedral, rising on the Castle Hill and the Treasury. Leaving Esztergom, the tour continues to another popular town of the Danube Bend, Visegrád. Transfer takes approx. 25 minutes. From the top of the fortress, enjoy the panoramic view over the Danube Bend. At the entrance to the ruins, musicians dressed in medieval costumes will welcome you, and led to the ruins of the citadel.


A special lunch will be served at Restaurant Renaissance, where all dishes are prepared according to Renaissance recipes and are served by waiters dressed in period costumes.


After lunch, transfer to Szentendre takes approx. 25 minutes. There you will visit the  most famous museum in town is the Margit Kovacs Museum, displaying works of Margit Kovacs, the world famous ceramic artist. After a walking tour in town, you can enjoy some time on your own. There are many galleries and a selection of shops with handicrafts and souvenirs make it worthwhile to explore.


Duration: 8.5 hours - 08:30 - 17:00 - Lunch included at local restaurant.


Start: from pick up points - End: at drop off points


Tour fee:  this tour is included in the accompanying persons’ registration fee. Delegates may attend at the additional rate of EUR 120










Wednesday 24 May 2017


Half Day tour - Treasures of the Pest side & Wellness at Szécheny Bath


During this tour guests can reveal the secrets of hidden treasures of Budapest downtown and afterwards spoil themselves in the thermal water at Széchenyi bath.


We start with a walking tour from Széchenyi Square (“Pick-up point 2”), where Intercontinental & Sofitel hotels are located). Our guide will walk you to Váci Street, which has been the most famous shopping street in Budapest; here are boutiques, coffee shops, department stores, and shops selling everything from Hungarian handicrafts to international designer articles.


We walk along the Váci Street to the Market Hall, where guests can taste some Hungarian specialties as well as do some souvenir shopping. In the historical Market Hall one can find all kinds of products from paprika to linen, lace and embroidery. Our guide takes the guests on a walk through the hall, showing them the most interesting things, the basic raw materials of the Hungarian cuisine and the best places for shopping. Afterwards guests have some time to explore the market on their own.


From the Market Hall we transfer guests by coach to the Széchenyi Bath. This marvelous spa is one of the prides of Budapest, being one of the largest spa complexes in Europe. The springs supplying it are known for almost two thousand years. It's also the first thermal bath of Pest, situated in the heart of the beautiful City Park just a minute away from the historical Heroes’ Square.


After a short tour of the complex, you will be guided to the changing rooms (please bring your own swimming suit and slippers) and you will be able to enjoy the water.


Then guests will be transferred by coach to the drop-off points.


Duration: 6 hours - 10:00 - 16:00 - Lunch included at local restaurant.


Start: from pick up points - End: at drop off points


Tour fee: this tour is included in the accompanying persons’ registration fee. Delegates may attend at the additional rate of EUR 110