February 11 – 16, 2023 – Tango, My Sweet Valentine
February 14th, the day of chocolates, roses and heart-festooned greeting cards, is soon upon us once again. Do you feel that the sense of obligation kills any sense of meaning that can come with gift-giving or having a date? Would like to extend a warm thanks to all the official sponsors of Valentine’s Day, for reminding you that without a significant other, how truly worthless your life is.
Register for our tango retreat and you will be „the one and only” in this true romance with Tango.
No more waiting lists! No more sitting endlessly on milongas! You can come ON YOUR OWN
To have a full dance experience, we guarantee you a suitable dance partner not only for the workshops but also to enter the milongas.
Luxury tango vacation & workshops in Budapest
100% re-fund – carefree registration!* Registration is closing on January 20th.
We offer a FUN and SPOILING holiday program of
💘 Valentine’s Day milonga plus local milongas every night 💘 dance partner for the workshops & for the milongas
💘 3*60 min workshop tailored to your level (small size group) 💘 staying in a 4* wellness hotel or a modern city hotel💘 private city tour, visit the Opera House 💘 Wellness, Thermal bath & massage 💘 fine dining, local cuisine & wine tasting 💘panoramic dinner cruise on the River Danube
THE EVENT ORGANISERS HAVE THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THE PROGRAM Prices will be adjusted to the current exchange rate, if necessary.
* Program takes place only in case of a minimum number of 4 participants. In case the program you registered for cannot be run, we provide you with a 100% reimbursement.
Nice to have
Have it all
1. day (Saturday) – 11.02.2023
Arrival at the hotel
21:00 – 01:30
2. day (Sunday) – 12.02.2023
6:30 – 10:30
09:30 – 12:30
Budapest city tour by private bus *
14:00 – 18:00
20:30 – 22:00
Stylish dining in an Art Nouveau brasserie *
3. day (Monday) – 13.02.2023
6:30 – 10:30
11:00 – 12:00
15:00 – 16:00
Visiting the Opera House & mini-concert
17:00 – 18:30
Fine dining with wine tasting *
19:00 – 22:30
4. day (Tuesday) – 14.02.2023
6:30 – 11:00
11:00 – 14:00
Massage in the wellness bath
11:00 – 14:00
Thermal/wellness bath in an Art Nouveau Bath *
15:00 – 16:30
Chic, cosmopolitan – eating out in the heart of Buda *
20:00 – 23:00
5. day (Wednesday) – 15.02.2023
6:30 – 11:00
11:00 – 13:00
13:30 – 14:30
Coffee & Cake at Europe’s most beautiful Coffee House
19:00 – 21:00
Panoramic dinner cruise *
21:30 – 23:00
6. day (Thursday) – 16.02.2023
6:30 – 10:00
TANGO WORKSHOPS & MILONGAS
Tango workshop program – sensual moves
Details coming soon
Laci ( László Budai) – organiser of the Grand Tango Ball
I have more than three decades of dancing experience behind me. I have already tried several genres. Modern dances, Jazz dance, Ballet, Competition dance, and finally I landed at Argentine tango. I was a competitor and also a judge of the International Fashion Dance Association (IDO) and won the title of European Champion, World Champion and World Cup winner several times. I studied modern dance teaching and choreography. I am the manager and the choreographer of the Argentine Tango Dance Theatre and the president of our Tango Dance Theatre Association. We also perform my plays, live tango performances, and tango shows at various festivals and stages.
In tango, I emphasize the systems approach and the importance of connection.
Nóri ( Nóra Fülöp)
I graduated as a ballet artist at the Hungarian Academy of Dance, and a bit later Argentine tango entered my life. As a member of the Argentine Tango Dance Theatre, I danced on stage for 14 years. During my dancing life, I represented the direction of tango nuevo for a long time. Together with Laci, we teach nuevo and the traditional tango for advanced classes.
Five evening milongas and a brunch milonga in four different venues together with local tangueros. Your dance partner escorts you and introduces you to the local dance community. Live Dj music and a perfect wooden parquet dance floor.
More information to come on the Valentine’s Day Milonga
CITY TOUR & GOURMET JOURNEY
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.
Budapest by a panorama boat & fine dining
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, Buda Castle, illuminated Liberty statue on the top of the Gellért Hill and many more…Kick off the festive, hour-long voyage with a candlelit dinner of a four-course finest food, live music entertainment and professional service – all on board of our panorama “bubble boat”.
Relaxing in Art Nouveau style – refreshing & aroma massage
The hotel is based on Hotel Gellért standing on 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!
CLASSIC MASSAGES (20 minutes)
When to opt for the refreshing massage?
during times of increased physical activity
during times of non-inflammatory joint and muscle pain
if you wish to regenerate and rest
to relax your muscles
When to opt for an aroma massage?
if you have issues with sleeping
during times of increased physical and psychological stress
if you are new to the world of massage
The Hungarian State Opera House- one of the world’s most beautiful concert venues
… opened its doors to the public in 1884 and there can be no doubt that it is beautiful inside and out. The luxuriously decorated building is rightly a masterpiece of Hungarian architecture. The theatre was built in the Neo-Renaissance style with some baroque elements. During its existence, the opera house has seen a large number of famous musicians. Among them were: Gustav Mahler, who was the chief band director for four years, the musical director Otto Klemperer, as well as Béla Bartók, and Giacomo Puccini. In terms of acoustics quality and beauty, it is considered one of the best opera houses in the world, the sound quality of the opera house takes third place after Milan La Scala and the Palais Garnier in Paris.
Your Hungarian gourmet journey
When the cold gets to be too much, hearty Hungarian food, tasty wine, and delicious coffee are never far from reach to warm you up. We are inviting you to some fining, local restaurants to introduce you to our famous Hungarian cuisine.
Sunday – The Paris Courtyard (Párisi udvar) is one of the most beautiful and special constructions in the city centre, offering a stylish dining experience in an elegant setting of an early 19th-century historical building. The restaurant is located in the magnificent passage space of Párisi Udvar Hotel Budapest under the glass domes next to the reception area. The electric glass ceiling overlooking Ferenciek Square is unique probably in the world as well.
Monday – The restaurant is a purveyor of modern cuisine that understands its roots while gazing out from Tokaj upon the world where the wine list offers numerous special selections exclusive to our establishment,… where service means painstaking attention to courtesy in every detail, where an artistically carved gilded wood interior plays an integral part in the concept that will make your evening an unforgettable experience.
Tuesday– Eat, breathe, relax, and be inspired – join the club! Chic, sexy, cosmopolitan, yet utterly local – They opened on a street market, far away from the tourist crowds in the heart of a quiet Buda neighbourhood in the summer of 1914. It has been the café to hang out and the spot to be seen ever since. Artists, authors, movie stars, designers, ballerinas, the rich and famous shared the space with local crowds over coffee, drinks, food and the decadent magic lingering around its walls ever since. The restaurant is serving simple, comfortable bistro dishes.
5 nights in a 4* hotel in downtown Budapest within walking distance of the dance studio
EXE BUDAPEST CENTER ****
In the heart of Budapest, we find a modern establishment that is erected on what was once an imposing building from the Soviet era. After a complete transformation, the Exe Budapest Center breathes innovation, modernity and comfort through all its pores. A fusion of tradition and innovation that will not leave you indifferent.
The hotel has a large interior patio to which a large part of its rooms overlook and which provides a relaxing space to rest after a long day. In addition, it also has a relaxing sauna and gym, perfect for releasing the stress of the whole day.
78 .- EUROS / NIGHT FOR A SINGLE ROOM
39.- EUROS / NIGHT FOR SHARING A ROOM
The comfort and rest you need
The Exe Budapest Center has 175 spacious and bright rooms, equipped with all the luxury of details typical of a hotel of its category, with wooden floors, elegant furniture and the best technological equipment.
Double or twin room
They stand out for their brightness and for being equipped with all the services typical of an establishment of this category. Feel the comfort of its wooden floors, and the elegance of its furniture and enjoy the latest audiovisual technology.
Wi-fi internet connection
Cribs (on request)
phone in the bathroom
CONTINENTAL HOTEL BUDAPEST SUPERIOR ****
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 a child from 0-2 years) on request
OCCUPANCY 2 Persons
SIZE 18-20 m2
VIEW city or courtyard
132 .- EUROS / NIGHT FOR A SINGLE ROOM
66.- EUROS / NIGHT FOR SHARING A ROOM
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 on Saturday and check-in into your room will be possible after 14:00 pm. Departure is on Thursday: you will be required to check out until 12:00 am.
All hotel reservations have to be made only via Tango2vacation.
To reserve your tango holidays, please fill in the registration form or send the complete details of yourself, the chosen dates, the 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 In case you are registering with a partner please indicate it in the registration form or in your email.
In case you would like us to arrange a shuttle please let us know at least 2 days before the actual date of arrival or departure.
Transportation for the program activities is included in the package.
Weekly city card for public transportation (price approx 10 EUROS ). Please, let us know if you like one when you book your trip.
February is quite cold with an average high of just 4°C. At night, temperatures drop to -2°C, which means you’ll need a warm jacket in the evening if you’re out enjoying the city’s exciting nightlife. You can expect 30mm of rain over seven days of the month.
Travel to Hungary is once again unrestricted
The lifting of epidemiological entry restrictions means that from the 7th of March 2022, travellers can enter Hungary without the need for vaccination or immunity certificates, or any kind of test or quarantine obligation. Simultaneously, the lifting of the special rules of access for certain services and events means that vaccination certificates are no longer required for entry to indoor congresses or conferences, accommodation establishments, spas, sporting or cultural events, music and dance festivals, or outdoor events of any kind. The wearing of masks in public spaces is no longer mandatory, although some venues may still recommend their use.
Hungary’s official currency is the Hungarian Forint (HUF). Many stores and other places accept Euro* as well. However, the exchange rates at such places often don’t follow the most up-to-date bank rates, and this is not in favour of the customers. Be prepared to get the change in HUF. We recommend you pay in Forint, in cash or by credit card. There are plenty of ATM machines where you can get forint or banks near your hotel.
Depending on the program package you choose please, be prepared for outdoor activities – walking in the city – as well as semi-casual / elegant wear for eating out in restaurants. For the tango workshops, we recommend comfortable wear as well as bringing practice shoes. A little rock sack can is useful to carry a bottle of water and your workout dance outfit. To the local milongas you can wear a tango outfit as well as clothes that allow you to move freely. The Saturday and the Valentine’s Day milonga will be a bit dressier but not formal.
Electrical sockets (outlets) in Hungary are one of the two European standard electrical socket types: The “Type C” Europlug and the “Type E” and “Type F” Schuko. If your appliance’s plug doesn’t match the shape of these sockets, you will need a travel plug adapter in order to plug it in.
PAYMENT, CANCELLATION, PARTICIPATION CONDITIONS
In case of direct transfer:
The first payment ( min. 50% of the total cost) is in 8 days after registering.
Second payment (full payment) by the date of 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.
Full name of the bank/branch: OTP Bank Plc Address of the bank/branch: H-1051 Budapest, Nádor str. 16. SWIFT BIC: OTPVHUHB
All fees will be charged to the sender of the transfer.
No COVID certificate is required from our guests.
Taxi dancers and all other contractors of the program are vaccinated.
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 2023 and are happy to take reservations or bookings.
If a course cannot take place due to “force majeure” (e.g. the COVID19 infection supported with medical documents) 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 other health reasons or other personal circumstances):
10 days before arrival: 50% of the reserved package
Less than 10 days before the arrival date, the full amount is due unless a last-minute replacement can be found.