February 10 – 15, WAKE UP YOUR SENSES – Tango touch-based technique
Sharpen the invisible sensors!
Learn tango touch-based techniques to become the unforgettable tanda for your dance partner! Luxury tango vacation & workshops in Budapest.
For the full dance experience, we guarantee you a suitable dance partner not only for the workshops but also to enter the milongas.
Be our Valentine 💕💕💕
☝️ 100% re-fund – carefree registration! Registration is closing on February 03.☝️
We offer a balanced holiday program of
💕 4*60 min tango workshop *
💕 local milongas every night, including a special Valentine’s milonga * 💕 staying in a 4*+ wellness downtown hotel *
💕 private city tour *
💕 local cuisine & wine tasting in a 5* restaurant *
💕 dinner cruise at night on the River Danube *
💕 visiting the most grandiose thermal bath in Budapest *
💕 cake, cocktail, coffee at the most beautiful coffee house in Europe *
💕 exclusive perfume course – secrets, ingredients, how to choose your fragrance *
Pre-registration option (no payment required) Please, pre-register for the event even if you are not 100% certain of your coming to save your place
THE EVENT ORGANISERS HAS TO RIGHT TO CHANGE THE PROGRAM Prices will be adjusted to the current exchange rate, if necessary.
Accommodation is included in all the packages!
Program: Sharpen the invisible sensors, the Touch-Based Technique
Nice to have
Have it all
1. day (Thursday) – 02.10.2022
Arrival at the hotel
20:00 – 23:30
Greet Meet milonga. Meet the maestros, the host
2. day (Friday) – 02.11.2022
11: 00 – 14:00
Budapest city touring – on bus
17:00 – 18:00
21:00 – 24:00
3. day (Saturday) – 02.12.2022
11:00 – 12:30
14:00 – 15:00
19:00 – 21:30
Dinner cruise on river Danube
22:00 – 01:00
4. day (Sunday) – 02.13.2022
10:30 – 12:30
Gellért Thermal Bath
14:30 – 15:30
18:00 – 19:30
Fine dining with wine tasting
20:00 – 23:00
5. day (Monday) – 02.14.2022
6:30 – 11:00
14:00 – 15:00
Sweet Valentine – Cakes, Coffee, Cocktails at New York Coffee
16:30 – 17:30
19:00 – 23:00
6. day (Tuesday) – 02.15.2022
Increase your sensitivity and sharpen the invisible sensors.
How to suggest a move to the follower with only the reference of the body. Touch-based sensing. The goal is to make leading and pacing easier, to find the optimal distance and to create the perfect and effective hug with the partners every time.
Tango workshop program:
Day 1. Connection and perception
Day 2. Anticipation and understanding
Day 3. Trust and embrace
Day 4. Sharpen your senses: visual, tactile and audio – how to be present in the moment
Be the unforgettable tanda for your dance partner!
Our teachers – Judit & Lucas
“Teaching is more than imparting knowledge, it is inspiring change”
Our passion is Argentine Tango. Our aim is to make you experience the pleasure of dancing.
With more than 20 years of trajectory, we do our best that our students live the beauty of dancing day today, in all our classes.
Our (short) story
2014 was the year when Lucas and Judit met and had their first but definitely not last dance together in Buenos Aires. By that year, he had 22 years of experience in tango and Judit had been dancing for 14 years. They were coming from two very different backgrounds – Lucas was born in Argentina and trained by the most renowned masters (most importantly Mingo and Esther Pugliese, Gustavo Naveira and Mariano Chicho Frúmboli) and Judit was born in Budapest and had a strong classical dance background. Yet they both had the same passion for tango and decided to work together to transmit the spirit and knowledge accumulated by the vibrant energy born between them.
After just a couple of months of working together, they already performed in various milongas and festivals in Buenos Aires (as El Yeite Tango Festival and the prestigious C.I.T.A). They spend the greatest part of the year in Budapest where they have regular courses and from there they have the possibility to travel on the weekends to different cities in Europe where they perform and teach.
Local milongas every night together at different locations and live DJs. Depending on the Covid-19 situation, we will try to organise the milongas together with local tangueros.
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 city centre
Budapest always was a beautiful city but the real revival of the capital started after the political systemic change. Explore Budapest’s hidden gems by walking around the Jewish quarter with its triangle of the extraordinary synagogues and Andrássy Avenue.
From the Jewish quarter, we will walk to Andrássy Avenue, which is famous for its architecture and high fashion shops. At the end of the tour, you can enjoy a little time in one of the most famous cafés in Budapest.
Budapest by boat
Budapest dazzles at night, so get a romantic new perspective on the Hungarian capital with this popular evening cruise. Glide down the Danube River past illuminated landmarks like the impressive Parliament Building, sparkling bridges, lively Pest promenade, and 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 original „Grand Budapest Hotel” Indulge yourself in the Gellért Thermal Bath
Have you seen the movie „The Budapest Grand Budapest Hotel” starring Ralph Fiennes, Adrien Brody? The hotel was based on Hotel Gellért standing at the Buda side of the Danube embankment, at the Liberty Bridge. The Gellért is the most grandiose of all the baths in Budapest.
The Gellert Bath and Hotel, built about a century ago, is a very special attraction in Art Nouveau style with its indoor and outdoor swimming pools, wave bath, Jacuzzi and sunbathing terrace.
The medicinal bath complex decorated with beautiful Zsolnay tiles has a complex physical therapy department and inhalation centre. The quality of the thermal water used for the treatments, that’s contained in the pools, is the envy of other medical spa hotels. The curative effect of the water sourced from the natural springs of Gellért Hill is due to its high calcium, magnesium, hydrogen carbonate, alkali, chloride, sulphate and fluorine content. It’s not surprising, therefore, that the Gellért is famous as a medicinal spa not just in Budapest but around the world!
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 to the Sistine Chapel.
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.
“A beautiful perfume is your last dress on the skin, giving intimate identity and long-lasting memories.”
We all know the importance of the scent when you are dancing especially in a close embrace. Probably the most focused, dominating information you can get about your dance partner for 12 minutes. This information is subconsciously influencing the whole dance experience and as a result the preferences of future “cabeceos”.
We believe that your sense of smell is your most powerful sense as it is the sense that is linked the closest to your memories and your emotions. Scent has the power to make your body react to a decision before you’ve even perceived what is happening.
Scents dictate the choices we make about which people we choose to surround ourselves with – and whom we avoid. Scents make us feel and remember, and can affect our presence in any given situation.
Depending on the smell, perfumes have the power to make you perceived as more masculine, feminine, sophisticated, or sexy.
Zsolt Zólyomi, the only Hungarian perfumer. Jean-Paul Guerlain founded his world-renowned school for luxury cosmetics development in Versailles, where he finished his perfumery and fragrance creation studies. He works on international fragrance briefs and creates his own compositions.
At his perfume “school” he teaches about the secret of choosing the right fragrance, the behind scenes of perfume making.
Planned topics: What happens in the perfumer’s laboratory? Basic knowledge, tools, chord analysis synthesis, procurement sources, recipe development, “model creation”.
* The course can only take place with a minimum number of 10 participants.
Spine training / Massage / Beauty treatments
Spine and fascia training
Have you ever wondered what exactly does “being grounded”, “push the floor” or “activate 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 develop 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
Please let us know if you are interested and we are happy to provide you via email with further information.
Continental Hotel Budapest****Superior
5 nights in a 4* hotel in downtown Budapest within 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.
Check-in after 14:00 hours.
Early arrival only on request, upon availability
Check-out until 12:00
The hotel offers the following services:
Restaurant and Café Reservations
Laundry, ironing, and cleaning
Rent: bicycle, car, and baby carriage
Sending letters and posting cards
Laundry, Dry cleaning, Pressing
Underground parking garage
Concert and Theatre Ticket reservation
Wireless internet connection
Doctor (on request)
Not included in the package:
private hotel parking,
trip/shuttle to the hotel (on request),
extras (drinks, snacks from the bar…),
Arrival is foreseen on Wednesdays of each trip 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +36 20 593 3612
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
In case of direct transfer:
The first payment (50% of the total cost) by the 4th of February.
Second payment (full payment) by the arrival on the 10. of February (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
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
Tango2Vacation will accept registrations from participants, who have a Covid Certificate… BUT…
Please check it with us first in any case, if you have any doubts as registration requirements might change in light of the Hungarian government official statement.
Taxi dancers for the workshops and for milongas are also required to have the EU Covid Certificate.
100% re-fund – carefree registration
Of course, we cannot predict the development of the COVID19 pandemic and the associated travel restrictions. Nevertheless, we will offer our courses again in 2022 and are happy to take reservations or bookings.
If a course 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 24 hours before the start of the course. We will refund your full payment 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 flight bookings or the like that have already been made.
by participants (for health reasons or other personal circumstances):
5 days before arrival: 50% of the reserved package
After the start of the vacation: the full amount is due unless a last-minute replacement can still be found.