Educational Tours (25 July at 9:30 AM and 26 July at 9:00 AM)
Departure from Hotel Four Seasons, Széchenyi István squer 7, Budapest. Four minute walk from conference center (see map).
Although the research presentations will be our central focus, most participants would look forward to something beyond the presentations. In parallel with the presentations, each conference delegate that registers for the 4-day conference is entitled to two free bus tours. Each tour results in a unique experience that blends the area's history, tourism and multiculturalism as the delegates get to know each other during the bus tour events. Given that the delegates hail from various disciplines, there is always something new to learn for the intellectually curious.
We have two day tours for those who register for the full conference. Each tour will include a complimentary lunch.
The first is a bus tour of the city of Budapest. Passing by the Parliament, we cross the Danube on the Margaret Bridge and drive to the Royal Castle area on the Buda side, where we take a short walk to the Fisherman's Bastion and the Matthias Church. Next we go up to Gellert Hill (photostop) where one enjoys a spectacular view of the city below. From here, we cross Elisabeth Bridge and drive towards Hero's Square (seen in this website's top banner) on the Andrassy Avenue, passing by the Opera and St. Stephen's Basilica.
In the second tour, outside Budapest, we drive north to include a short visit to Slovakia and the nearby Esztergom, the capital of Hungary till the mid-13th century, on the banks of the Danube. A complimentary lunch will be served in Visegrad (the former Royal Residence). We carry on to Szentendre (the famous artists' village) before returning to Budapest.