Accompanying Persons’ Programme
We would like to offer a memorable time in Budapest to Partners while the AVEC General Assembly delegates do their hard job. We sincerely hope that these programmes will look attractive enough to help you in the decision to come to Budapest and enjoy the programmes.
3rd October, Thursday
Get-Together Evening – Welcome Reception
Venue: “Erzsébet” Ballroom in Budapest Marriott Hotel
Enjoy the welcome reception and greet the ‘old friends’ this evening.
4th October, Friday
„Szamos” Chocolate School
Explore the sweet adventures of making your own handmade chocolate!
Most people had childhood dreams of visiting a chocolate factory one day. Szamos Chocolate School proudly makes that dream come true. The chocolate school is the right place where you not only visit but taste and prepare the finest chocolates in town. Szamos chocolate manufacturing studio combines traditional and modern equipment so you can have the opportunity to learn the delicate skills of tempering, pouring, cream preparation and much more. Our dedicated Szamos Chocolatier will share master techniques and trade secrets which will be yours to keep.
Visit Royal Castle in Gödöllő
Count Antal Grassalkovich I (1694–1771), one of the most notable aristocrats of the 18th century, began the construction of the largest Baroque palace in Hungary around 1735. The unique architecture of the Palace served as an exemplary model for other Hungarian palaces of the Baroque period. The second golden age of the building began in 1867. The Palace was presented as a coronation gift to Emperor Francis Joseph I (1830–1916) and Queen Elizabeth „Sissi” (1837–1898) for use as a residence. The royal family would spend the spring and autumn hunting seasons here.
Evening programme (OPTIONAL)
Culinary Evening: “Tasty Poultry, Good Wines, Delicious Sweets” on the “Gróf Széchenyi (“Count Szechenyi”) Boat
Sound, view and vision show on the Danube River. You are invited for a showboat dinner and cruise at night. With a glass in hand you will be able to experience how the legends of Budapest come to life. You will be able to look behind the walls, and the Royal Palace, Parliament, Margaret Island, the bridges, and other splendid sights, all bathed in light, will tell you their story.
5th October, Saturday
Sightseeing tour: “Treasures of Budapest”
Evening: Gala Dinner
Venue: Pesti Vigadó
Pesti Vigadó, which opened its gates to the general public in 1865, has been functioning as a centre of social life in all ages. A unique jewelry box where art and nature complement each other. It is a distinctive work of architecture capable of offering an experience of history, culture and nature all at the same time, which makes it the perfect venue for gala dinner, entertainment and cultural events. Enjoy the dinner, music and the entertainment.… and dance, if you like!