August 17 – 22, Celebration, Festival Time

Dance your feet off at the “El Sabor de Hungria Tango Festival con Pálinka” with a guaranteed dance partner and enjoy the unforgettable scenery of the biggest firework of the year from the middle of the river Danube. 

100% refund – carefree registration*

☝️☝️Registration is closing on August 09.

What are you registering for?

🔥 4 days of the Tango Festival, with 250 selected hard-core tango dancers from all over the World.

🔥 4 + 1 evening milongas and 3-afternoon cafes. Cca. 43 hours of dancing throughout the festival.

🔥 For your full dance experience, we guarantee you a suitable dance partner to enter the milongas to help you to show your shine on the dancefloor.

🔥 5 nights’ accommodation in a 4* Art Nuevo style hotel – with a rooftop swimming pool terrace and indoor wellness – in the centre of the city, in the neighbourhood of local restaurants and bars

🔥 4-course dinner on a panoramic boat while watching the fireworks on the 20th of August, the celebration of the foundation of the Hungarian country

🔥 Fine dining with wine tasting – Hungarian Gourmet experience in iconic restaurants

🔥 Private city tours

… and more …

All this in the magical atmosphere of this beautiful city: BUDAPEST

  • Registration Please, register in time, because the number of participants ( small group only ) is limited

* Program details, workshop, participation policy, payment terms etc. pls read in the tabs below.

If you need any assistance, please to info@tango2vacation.com or call us at +36205933612 or simply leave your phone number or email address in the chatbox and we will get back to you in 24 hours.

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THE EVENT ORGANISERS HAVE TO RIGHT TO CHANGE THE PROGRAM
Prices will be adjusted to the current exchange rate, if necessary.

Accommodation, dance partner service, and program-related taxi rides are included in all the packages! In case you come as a couple to the program, the fee for the taxi dancer is going to be deducted from your package price and we will send you a new price offer. *

  • This program takes place in the case of a minimum number of four participants.

Program:

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It’s a Celebration! It’s Festival Time! 

Hotel & Evening Milongas & Taxi Dancer Must-Have pack & Afternoon Milongas Must-Have pack & City Fun Must-Have pack & Nice to Have pack & So Nice to Have pack
1. day (Wednesday) – 17.08.2022
14:00 – Arrival at the hotel        
18:00 – 22:00 Milonga (outdoor) at the National Museum  ✔️  ✔️  ✔️  ✔️ 
2. day (Thursday) – 18.08.2022
11:00 – 14:00 City touring – on a private bus      ✔️✔️✔️ ✔️✔️✔️
14:00 – 15:30 Lunch & stroll in the castle district      ✔️✔️✔️ ✔️✔️✔️
21:30 – 04:00 Tango Festival  ✔️  ✔️  ✔️  ✔️ 
3. day (Friday) – 19.08.2022
14:00 – 19:00 Afternoon milonga    ✔️ ✔️    ✔️✔️
18:30 – 21:00 Fine dining at a lake-side restaurant      ✔️✔️✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ 
21:30 – 04:00 Tango Festival  ✔️  ✔️  ✔️  ✔️ 
4. day (Saturday) – 20.08.2022
14:00 – 19:00 Afternoon milonga    ✔️ ✔️    ✔️ ✔️ 
19:45 – 21:00 Dinner cruise & Fire Work on the river Danube      ✔️ ✔️ ✔️  ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ 
21:30 – 04:00 Tango Festival  ✔️ 
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5. day (Sunday) – 21.08.2022
12:30 – 13:30 Coffee at the most beautiful coffee house in Europe      ✔️ ✔️ ✔️  ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ 
14:00 – 18:00 Afternoon milonga    ✔️ ✔️    ✔️ ✔️ 
20:00 – 21:30 Fine dining & wine tasting  – Hungarian Gourmet      ✔️ ✔️ ✔️  ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ 
22:00 – 04:00 Tango Festival  ✔️  ✔️  ✔️  ✔️ 
6. day (Monday) – 22.08.2022
12:00 Checking-out        

9th El Sabor de Hungría Tango Festival

9th El Sabor de Hungría Tango Festival.

Celebration! Joie de vivre!

Yes, that’s it exactly: the eternal “joie de vivre” present throughout the ages! This is what may be best characterizes this city. Come, experience it and be a part of it, because…
El Sabor de Hungría is back again!
Our offer that makes this festival unique is based on the following “ingredients”:
– Performances by great international MAESTROS
– Amazing NEW location designed for perfect RONDAS. GRAND MILONGAS… located in marvellous places in the pompous Saint Imre Gymnasium, with a perfect dancefloor
– Gender balanced milongas
– TANGO BOAT on the Danube (TBD)
– Ca. 48 hours of dancing throughout the festival – only high quality, pure TANGO!

– Daily Milongas

MAESTROS:
Pablo Rodriguez & Majo Martirena
Fausto Carpino & Stephanie Fesneau
Sercan Yigit & Zeynep Aktar
DJ Team:
DJ Gergana MamaLoca
DJ Monika Jurkiewicz
DJ Balazs Gyenis
DJ Konrad Krynski
DJ Osky Casas
DJ Robert Kovacs

Museum Milonga at the Hungarian National Museum

Unforgettable, fairy-tale venues 

Firework & City tour & Fine Dining

Private city tour by bus

Budapest is one of Europe’s great cultural capitals.

Over the past few decades, Budapest has re-emerged as one of the continent’s iconic cities. Split by the Danube and many bridges connect the two parts. Meet your guide at your hotel and begin the program in Pest.

Drive along the elegant Andrássy Avenue, the “Champs-Élysées” of Budapest. Continue to Heroes’ Square, representing 1,000 years of Hungarian history. Going through the historical Jewish district admire the neology synagogue. Across the river, explore the more traditional Buda side of the city. Visit the Citadel on top of Gellert Hill and pulsate together with the city from the most iconic viewpoint. Arriving at the Castle District up on the hilltop, enjoy the panoramic view of the city from the Fishermen’s Bastion and Matthias Church (the coronation spot of several Hungarian monarchs). Returning to your hotel driving along the riverbank you can take pictures of the beautiful Hungarian Parliament.

 

Walking tour in the Buda Castle

We will see the most popular sights and more of the Buda Castle area which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. We tell you the story of the Matthias Church, the Fisherman’s Bastion next to it, the Royal Palace of Buda, and the Hungarian White House and you will be able to admire the view of the Buda hills and the Pest side, too. Finally, there is a useful orientation at the beautifully renovated Castle Garden Bazaar.

 

At the end of the tour, you can enjoy your lunch in a chic, a cosmopolitan, yet utterly local restaurant near the royal castle.

 

Budapest by boat at night

Budapest dazzles at night, so get a romantic new perspective on the Hungarian capital with this popular evening cruise. On this special night enjoy the magnificent display of colour and light, Budapest’s night sky will be lit up by firework after firework in celebration of Saint Stephen. Glide down the Danube River past illuminated landmarks like the impressive Parliament Building, sparkling bridges, lively Pest promenade, Buda Castle, illuminated Liberty statue atop the Gellért Hill and many more…Kick off the festive, one and a half-hour-long voyage in a panorama boat with a welcome drink of sparkling wine and live music and enjoy the 4-course gourmet Hungarian food. 


The happiest national holiday of the Hungarians  – St Stevens Day 

The 20th of August is always a very special celebration in Hungary. Think of it as a huge summer closing party, which has been extremely precious for the locals for thousands of years.  It’s one of our oldest national holidays when we celebrate the foundation of our state, the state’s founder Saint Stephen, and the “festival of new bread”. It’s not only a national holiday but also a state occasion, so numerous official events also take place on this day. The swearing-in of new military officers, water and air shows, ceremonial speeches and the spectacular firework show are all among the traditional programmes; but more recently, a number of other festivals have come to be associated with this red-letter day.

The extraordinary elegance of Budapest’s New York Cafe

Step inside the New York Café, and you may find yourself wondering if you’ve accidentally entered the Hungarian equivalent of the Sistine Chapel. It was built in Italian Renaissance style, with sparkling chandeliers dangling from high ceilings adorned by spectacular frescoes, it’s one of the oldest cafes in Budapest, dating back 125 years.
It looks more like a lavish palace than a place to grab a slice of cake and a coffee. The menu is made up of Hungary’s most traditional desserts, including around 16 cakes, but of course, it’s not the cuisine that everyone comes here for – it’s the magnificent setting.

 

 

 

Spine training / Massage / Beauty treatments

Spine and fascia training

Have you ever wondered what exactly does “being grounded”, “pushing the floor” or “activating your centre/core” mean? We hear them quite often at tango classes, but are we really able to understand these concepts in relation to our own bodies AND to incorporate them into our movements?

Body awareness and the ability to use our bodies in an efficient way with minimum effort is key to developing a soft and relaxed, yet stable and energetic presence on the dancefloor that will ensure both long years of pain-free dancing and a high level of comfort on your personal tango journey. Spine and fascia training combines sensorimotor exercises to sharpen your senses and to discover effortless movements with special exercises to treat your fascia – the connective tissue that weaves through your entire body and whose condition is responsible for the vast majority of non-specific low back pain.

Let’s empower our senses and work together for a more balanced, free and elegant dance experience!

Our teacher – Kata

Kata, besides being an avid tango dancer, teacher and organiser herself, is a certified Pilates and PortDeBras instructor with qualifications in spine and fascia training and more than 25 years of experience in historical dancing. She is dedicated to helping her students experience the liberty of movement let it be on the dancefloor, on a mat or in their everyday lives and to share with them the vital knowledge of physical self-care for a long, active and healthy life full of dancing.

The price per hour depends on the number of participants. Please let us know if you are interested to take the class when you register. 

Massage and Cosmetic Treatments ( hairdresser, manicure) 

Beauty Treatments

Would you like to get home after your tango retreat not only feeling more revitalised but looking as well? Please, allow us to recommend our private dermatology clinic partner. The clinic offers a wide range of aesthetic procedures and treatments from cosmetics to plastic surgery. They have many prominent patients; most Hungarian celebrities are attending the clinic as well as Eva Mendez

 

 

Please let us know if you are interested and we are happy to provide you via email with further information.

 

Continental Hotel Budapest****Superior

6 nights in a 4* hotel in downtown Budapest with

in walking distance to the dance studio

The hotel is built on the site of the former legendary Hungária Spa and the historical Continental Hotel in Budapest’s city centre. The nearby Jewish Quarter with its atmospheric streets, market and cultural legacy including Europe’s largest synagogue and the Jewish Museum, together with the area’s restaurants and retro bars evoke a special mood that cannot be experienced anywhere else in the world. The 272 parquet rooms reflect art deco features, perfect harmony, and fine elegance combining a modern world of colours and forms.

 

STANDARD ROOM (the selected room type in our package)

  • BEDS     Double bed (180x200cm) or 2 single beds (90x200cm) +1 child’s cot/crib (for child from 0-2 years) on request
  • OCCUPANCY      2 Persons
  • SIZE       18-20 m2
  • VIEW    city or courtyard

Each room is equipped with a private bathroom including a large bathtub or shower as well as heated towel racks and a hair-dryer. All rooms are fitted with an air-conditioning system (heating & cooling), minibar, laptop-size safe, free Wi-Fi, LCD TV with satellite channels.

The Spa of Continental Hotel Budapest****Superior has one of the largest and one of the most state-of-the-art wellness and fitness centres among Budapest hotels is located in the building’s roof garden, which provides guests with a real oasis in the bustle of the city centre.

Arrival

  • Check-in after 14:00 hours.
  • Early arrival only on request, upon availability

Departure

  • Check-out until 12:00

 

 The hotel offers the following services:

  • Restaurant and Café Reservations
  • Ticket reservation
  • Transfers
  • Laundry, ironing, and cleaning
  • Rent: bicycle, car, and baby carriage
  • Sending letters and posting cards
  • 24-hour Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Laundry, Dry cleaning, Pressing
  • Underground parking garage
  • Car rental
  • Transfer
  • Concert and Theatre Ticket reservation
  • Luggage store
  • Wireless internet connection
  • Non-smoking room
  • Doctor (on request)
  • Usage of the wellness (in-door / outdoor swimming pool & sauna & fitness area)

 

Not included in the package:

  • private hotel parking,
  • trip/shuttle to the hotel (on request),
  • lunches,
  • extras (drinks, snacks from the bar…),

 

Practical information

Arrival is foreseen on Wednesday and check-in into your room will be possible after 14:00 pm. Departure is on Mondays: you will be required to check out until 12:00 am.

For tango guests who want to arrive earlier or stay longer and for people who accompany dancers (spouses, children, babysitters …) we have negotiated a more favourable group price. To benefit from the discount price, all reservations must be made via Tango2Vacation only. This includes non-dancers and the extra days too. In exchange for the favourable group price, a small commission will be charged for the organization.

Bookings

All hotel reservations have to be made only via Tango2vacation. Do not contact the hotel directly if you wish to benefit of the group prices or participate in the tango activities.

First day of registration indicated in the actual program. To reserve your tango holidays, please send the complete details of both dancers, the chosen dates, program package and the type of accommodation (single room, shared room, or other) to Tango2vacation via info@tango2vacation.com Phone: +36 20 593 3612

Transportation

Private drive upon arrival and on departure between the airport and the hotel upon request. Please let us know when you book your package and we are happy to arrange it for you. The transfer costs – one way –  approximately 20.- EUROS. You can pay with Hungarian forint or by card directly to the driver.  

Transportation for the program activities is included in the package.

Weekly city card for public transportation (4 950 Ft). Please, let us know if you like us to buy one when you book your trip.

Payment, Cancellation, Participation conditions

Payment

In case of direct transfer:

The first payment (50% of the total cost) within 8 days of registration.

Second payment (full payment) by the arrival (either transfer or in cash on the spot).

In the case of using PayPal, due to technical reasons, you can only transfer the money in full sum.

  • Bank account details for money transfer: 
    Name:
    Tango2Vacation
    Account No.: 11712004-22469171
  • Tax No.: 56590353-1-42
  • Address: Hungary, 1144 Szentmihályi str 24/a 1st floor, 6d
  • Full name of the bank/branch: OTP Bank Plc
    Address of the bank/branch:H-1051 Budapest, Nádor utca 16.
    SWIFT BIC: OTPVHUHB
  • IBAN number: HU05117120042246917100000000

Participation conditions

No vaccination certification, no health document, and of course no mask need to participate in the program. 

Please note, that you should be an experienced dancer to be able to participate and enjoy the marathon. 

100% re-fund – carefree registration

If a program cannot take place due to “force majeure” (e.g. the COVID19 pandemic) or if the participants cannot travel due to travel restrictions/travel warnings, we grant free cancellation up to 72 hours before the start of the program. We will refund your full payment – that was booked with us * –  minus 25€ pp for administrative and insurance costs.

If we have to cancel the course from our side (e.g. due to an insufficient number of participants), you will of course receive your full payment back.*

* However, unfortunately, we cannot assume any costs for travel bookings or any cost made involving a third party. 

Cancellation

by participants (for health reasons or other personal circumstances):

  • 7 days before arrival: 50% of the reserved package
  • After the start of the vacation: the full amount is due unless a sufficient last-minute replacement can be found.