At AFS we believe that every intercultural encounter can become a true, enriching learning opportunity. Panels, workshops and other sessions at the AFS Global Conference will give you lots of new insights and alliances – but you should make sure to complement them by discovering the rich history and culture of Hungary.

We put together a list of optional activities you can take advantage of, including a unique taste (literally!) of what an AFS Program experience with a Host Family really feels like, plus two cultural tours that you don’t want to miss: Budapest and Eger!

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OPTION 1

Taste a Real AFS Experience.

Have Dinner with a Hungarian Family

Would you like a first-hand experience with the Hungarian culture and cuisine? Joining a local AFS host family in their home for dinner is the best way to that! If you are eager to know more about everyday life in Budapest and willing to share your culture and perspective with your host, make sure you accept their invitation for this unique opportunity.

Important tip: Consider bringing a small gift for your host family to share your home culture!

  • 28 September (Friday), from 7 pm to 9.30 pm
  • Price: free of charge!
  • The visit also includes transportation from the venue and back provided by AFS Hungary
  • Maximum participants: 15

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OPTION 2

Explore Budapest

Two-day cultural and sightseeing tour of the Hungarian capital

  • 29-30 September (Saturday and Sunday), from 9 am to 8 pm
  • Price for both days: 100 EUR (you save 20 EUR when you sign up for both days!)
  • Price for one day: 60 EUR
  • The price for the tour includes visits to all sites, meals and snacks, and transportation to and from the conference venue
  • Minimum number of participants: 5, maximum 40

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Day 1: 29 September

Day 1: 29 September

Take this unique opportunity to explore the beautiful Hungarian capital and one of the most exciting wine regions of the country. Grab your comfy shoes and explore both the historic and hip places of this amazing city. Explore cultural sites, try delicious food, and have fun with other AFS Global Conference participants – all in one unforgettable day.

  • Sites visited include: Adam Clark Square, Budapest Castle, Chainbridge, Ferenciek Square, Deak Square, St Stephen’s Basilica, Liszt Academy, Jaszai Mari Square, Margaret Island, Danube boat tour till Petofi Square, Szimpla Kert
  • Tour also includes: snacks (ice cream, chimney cake), lunch at Oktogon all-you-can-eat bistro and dinner at Bors

Day 2: 30 September

Day 2: 30 September

Experience everyday life in Budapest. History, food, spa culture and breathtaking views. Another chance to say “WOW!”.

  • Sites visited include: Oktogon, Heroes’ Square, Vajdahunyad Vara, Szehenyi Spa, evening walk by the Danube
  • Tour also includes: lunch at Nyeregitato, dinner at Andreas Restaurant
  • Optional visits: Terror House, AFS Hungary office
OPTION 3

Explore Eger

One-day cultural exploration, wine tasting and spa

  • 29 September (Saturday), from 9 am to 9 pm
  • Price: approx 120 EUR (depending on the number of participants)
  • The price for the tour includes visits to all sites, meals, and snacks, and transportation to and from the conference venue
  • Minimum number of participants: 10, maximum 40

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Explore Eger: 29 September

A lovely small city in the north of Hungary that has it all: art, delicious cuisine, award-winning wine, amazing thermal pools, and a unique marzipan museum. Want to see more than just the Hungarian capital? This tour is perfect for you!

Sites visited include: Castle of Eger, Turkish Adventure Walk, thermal bath in Egerszalok, Szepasszonyvolgy including wine tasting, lunch at 1552 Restaurant

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