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5 Days Budapest Yoga Holiday in Hungary

  • Budapest - Szentendre Island


City Yoga Holiday in Budapest

You have got to love Budapest! Experience yoga in the city with amazing architecture. You will have fun in downtown Budapest and on the beautiful remote island in the Danube! Join Breathspiration in this first out-of-Mallorca adventure to the ludicrously scenic city in Europe! Practice daily Vinyasa yoga with Judit Varga and plunge into the Budapest experience that offers abundant bathhouses of your choice for a relaxing hot spring dip.


  • 90 minutes Vinyasa yoga with Judit Varga daily
  • Explore beautiful surroundings on the Danube island
  • Visit Szentendre Island and spend two nights on the Danube island
  • Experience food and architecture in Budapest
  • 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 3 dinners
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 4 days with instruction
  • English
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You will spend two nights in the downtown boutique hotel of Budapest, and two nights in the cozy country hotel on a remote island in the Danube! The double rooms come with en-suite bathroom. There is a yoga and workshop room in the hotel.

This retreat will take place in Budapest, Hungary. Straddling the Danube River, with the Buda hills to the west and the Great Plains to the east, Budapest is a gem of a city. But Budapest’s beauty is not all God given; humankind has played a role in shaping this pretty face, too.

Architecturally, the city is a treasure trove, with enough baroque, neoclassical, eclectic, and art nouveau or secessionist buildings to satisfy everyone. Overall, though, Budapest has a fin-de-siècle feel to it; for it was then, during the capital’s golden age in the late 19th century, that most of what you see today was built.

Budapest history

They say the past is another country, but it’s always been just around the corner in Budapest. Witness the bullet holes and shrapnel pockmarks on buildings from World War II and the 1956 uprising. There are sad reminders like the poignant shoes on the Danube memorial. But there are also, reminders of hope and reconciliation like the sword of the former secret-police building on Andrássy út; now beaten into the ploughshare that is the Terror House, with both sides of the story told. And there’s joy in this place as much-loved concert halls and theaters are built and renovated, metro lines extended, and busy streets repaved and pedestrianized.

Things to love about Budapest

According to writer, Steve Falcon, he loves Budapest for all the right reasons and there are three things that made him stay.

  • Architecture. It is the most amazing attractions in Budapest, especially art nouveau. There is romance, particularly the views from the bridges and sticky apricot jam. And then, there are some of the wrong ones, too, like killer pálinka or fruit brandy, rickety trolleybuses, and checking out bodies in the Turkish baths.
  • Beautiful people.
  • Language. It is beautiful but impenetrable. It makes one of the difficult things to comprehend about an often sad but confident city whose history seemed too complex.
  • 1 lunch and 2 dinners, meals served in Szentendre Island
  • 2 breakfasts and 1 dinner, meals served in Budapest
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Daily Vinyasa flow yoga class with Judit Varga
  • Transportation to Szentendre Island country hotel

In this amazing Budapest yoga holiday, you will experience yoga in the city of downtown Budapest and in a remote island on the Danube, spending two nights on each location.

Sample daily schedule

Day 1 - Wedneday, November 30, 2016

Upon arrival, you will check-in at your hotel. After dinner, you will attend the briefing for this yoga holiday.

Day 2 - Thursday, December 1, 2016

You will practice your morning yoga followed by breakfast. For your day activity, you can choose a spa visit or guided sightseeing. If you choose to take the guided sightseeing activity, you will visit the Jewish quarter followed by an optional dinner with wine tasting. The spa visit and guided sightseeing tour activities are not included in the price.

Day 3 - Friday, December 2, 2016

You will have breakfast followed by the day activity. You can choose a spa visit or guided sightseeing. If you choose to take the guided sightseeing activity, you will visit the Buda castle. On this day, you will also travel to Szentendrei Island with a welcome dinner awaiting you. The spa visit and guided sightseeing tour activities are not included in the price.

Day 4 - Saturday, December 3, 2016

You will practice your morning yoga followed by breakfast. Enjoy your free time to relax for the rest of the morning and then have lunch. In the afternoon, you will practice yoga followed by dinner.

Day 5 - Sunday, December 4, 2016

You will practice morning yoga followed by breakfast then check-out.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport (BUD). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

Additional information

For more information, ask your questions directly to Breathspiration, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.

You will travel to the remote island, Szentendrei Island. It is one of the islands on the Danube and you will spend two nights here in a cozy, country hotel.

  • Judit Varga

    Judit Varga has been practicing yoga since 2000 and teaching since 2009. Her main style is Vinyasa Flow, but she teaches other styles as well including prenatal, mom and baby, kids and family, Hatha yoga, and Yin yoga. She likes to focus on a theme in each class, to make the practice more efficient by breaking down the immense teachings of yoga into smaller portions. She has been living and teaching in different cultures like Bali, Mexico, Hungary, and many other places.

  • Airfares
  • Airport transfers
  • Optional guided tours or spa visits

During this retreat, you will be served with two breakfasts and one dinner in Budapest; and two breakfasts, one lunch, and two dinners in the country hotel on the Szentendre Island.

Eat, drink, and be Magyar

There’s a lot more to Hungarian food than goulash, and it remains one of the most sophisticated styles of cooking in Europe. Magyars may exaggerate when they say that there are three essential world cuisines: French, Chinese, and their own. But Budapest’s reputation as a food capital dates largely from the late 19th and the first half of the 20th century. And, despite a fallow period under communism, the city is once again commanding attention. So, too, are its excellent wines from Villány’s big-bodied reds and Somló’s flinty whites to honey-gold sweet Tokaj.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

The Budapest experience of "taking the waters"

The city is blessed with an abundance of hot springs. As a result, "taking the waters" has been a Budapest experience since the time of the Romans. The choice of bathhouses is generous; so, you can choose among Turkish-era, art nouveau, and modern establishments. Some people come seeking a cure for whatever ails them, but the majority are there for fun and relaxation. Although, it is still believed that it’s the world’s best cure for what Hungarians call a macskajaj or cat’s wail. In other words, hangover.

While you are in Hungary, you can explore the amazing architecture around Budapest, experience great dining and wine tasting. You can also visit Buda castle, spa houses, and the Jewish quarter.

  • Review by a traveler

    "Great, secluded location and unique accommodation! We felt rested, looked after and so recharged! off beaten track, original, culture and all things holistic inspired, this is the place you want to visit!"

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    "Only went on a single scuba diving session, but that one experience was amazing. Beautiful location, clear waters, and professionally instructed. Would highly recommend."

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  • Review by Marie

    "The yoga retreat was located in the countryside of Mallorca. We stayed in a beautiful mansion from 13th century. It had this fantastic terrace with a view of the fields and mountains. The yoga instructor was excellent, and the other people at the yoga retreat were really nice. Andrea had organized everything perfectly and gave good advice about where to go in our free time in the afternoon. It was a fantastic holiday!"

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  • Review by a traveler from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

    "I love yoga and SUP, but I never tried the two together until I attended my first ever yoga retreat in Spain. I was happily surprised to meet other like-minded outdoor water enthusiasts while in Mallorca. The venue was about an hour from the airport and was very relaxing, yet, there was plenty to do. We ate breakfast together and dinners were as a group sometimes. For other meal times we went our own ways. The group host, Andrea, was very knowledgeable about the island and gave us many good suggestions about local excursions. I would recommend this week to anyone who likes the water and yoga!"

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  • Review by Julia E.

    "It was a very well organized holiday at beautiful place. The yoga teacher is excellent, the vegetarian food as well, and the people on the retreat were very kind and great company. I can fully recommend it."

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  • Review by Lisa

    "I did the 200-hour yoga teacher training on Mallorca in May 2016 held by Judit Varga (Hello Yoga). Andrea is a super fun person and everything was very well-organised. The communication was super professional and prompt. She helped me with whatever I asked for and has great insider tips for places to go. During the teacher training Andrea held a workshop on "The business of yoga" in which she shared all her personal experiences and knowledge. Thank you for that! I´d love to come back one day and join one of Breathspirations retreats."

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  • Review by a traveler from Milan, Italy

    "Andrea is an incredible. She is super efficient and super organized woman. She really took care of us. The place was just amazing, away from nowadays vulgarity. The yoga maestro was soul touching and top in preparation. For the first time In my life I had an entire week of vegan food and it was amazing. Additionally, the cook was really nice and sweet. Thanks to everybody for this special week."

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  • Review by Mia Mourier from Stockholm, Sweden

    "I have been working with Andrea from Breathspiration for two years now. Always prompt, always ther to help and fantastic location for my yoga retreat. Awesome!"

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  • Review by a traveler

    "I spent a wonderful week in Palma de Mallorca with different sport activities like sailing, scuba diving, rock climbing, biking and daily yoga class. Andrea was super helpful, her knowledge about Mallorca is outstanding, her recommendations were always spot on. She organized the most professional instructors with proven track record for all activities and turned the week into an extraordinary experience! I would recommend this retreat for everybody who would like to get a taste of several types of sports to decide which ones to dive in deeper. One small hint: for the urban retreat check the venue beforehand"

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  • Review by Katie M. from Europe

    "A group of us were staying in Fornalutx for the New Year and looking to do some yoga classes. Andrea was so helpful and very kindly arranged some wonderful yoga classes for us with Jeanne. The yoga and meditation that Jeanne took us through was exactly what we all needed to start 2016 refreshed and restored with renewed focus. "

    "Thanks so much!"

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  • Review by Michele from Ireland

    "I came over to Mallorca with a group of 12 yogis from Ireland and returned on Sunday after having spent a wonderful week in this venue a, beautiful 13th century farmhouse still full of original furniture and paintings and surrounded by orange and lemon trees as well as other more exotic fruit trees. We practiced yoga both in the vaulted recently renovated yoga room and outside on the terrace, where we had stunning views of the peaceful countryside and the only sounds were the birds."

    "As for the food it was exceptionally good. We looked forward to every meal and felt completely nourished. Juliet is a gifted cook. We all wanted to take her home with us. It is a perfect venue for a yoga retreat the only snag being that it is not served by public transport so we had to hire taxis or a minibus for our trips away."

    "However some of the group were perfectly content to stay around the area and go for walks the most memorable being the walk from Randa up the small mountain to the monastery where we had stunning views of the whole island. All in all we enjoyed our stay very much and many thanks to Andrea and Juliet."

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  • Review by Ennis from Ireland

    "Amazing venue for a week of yoga. Beautiful old farmhouse belonging to the same family since the 13th century, situated in tranquil countryside with mountains on the horizon."

    "Yoga classes were given in a large vaulted chamber or outside on the terrace in the sunshine. Accommodation was two to a room, comfortable with good showers with lots of hot water. The vegetarian food by Juliet was out of this world - different dishes at each meal and with a variety of flavors and seasonings I have never experienced before. "

    "Excellent massages available in Randa, a hired car would be an asset for visits to the beach. Our group of 13 from Ireland was the only people staying at the time so it was like being in a private house with Andrea and Juliet as our hostesses."

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  • Review by Elizabeth from UK

    "A wonderful spot for peaceful yoga at the finca near Randa. Birdsong, breeze, and breathtaking views. The accommodation: comfortable and grand at the same time. The yoga facilities perfect. Everything pleasing to the eye. The food prepared in the vast kitchen is delicious. The ancient walls give a sense of space and security. "

    "Highly recommended if you want to get away from it all - but not too far away - only 20 minutes walk along a country road to the nearest village and only 30 minutes by taxi to lovely Palma. A good jumping off place for other trips round Mallorca."

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  • Review by Andy from UK

    "I had initial reservations because I thought it would be all hippy loving, holding hands and chanting, but it turned out that I really enjoyed Carl’s insights, the rest, seclusion and the amazing food. I also got really clear about my own future goals and some business distinctions I need to make. Plus I really liked the workshop on limiting beliefs. The morning routine was very interesting for me too. I thought the venue was great – historic, rustic, but comfortable. The retreat was great value for money and I would definitely recommend it for other people."

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  • Review by Nadia from UK

    "I just got back from this yoga retreat three days ago with a very good friend of mine and I still am smiling. There is daily Asthanga yoga in the morning with Ricardo Martinez who is extremely knowledgeable and makes you look at yoga in a totally different light. I have done yoga for a while and always used it as a way to keep my flexibility as I ride horses and sit in offices, which are all bad for your back. Ricardo made me do yoga as a way to combine mind, body (fitness) and spirit. After yoga practice and a delicious breakfast and fresh fruit, we went rock climbing on Friday which was an achievement for me as I have never climbed. After picnic lunch, my friend and new found friend at the retreat went and visited lovely old town of Palma. There was delicious vegetarian dinner ready at the chapel when we got back. Next day, we went diving and I can honestly say it was one of my best scuba dives with Andrea who is a fantastic instructor in the Mediterranean. I can't sing enough praises about this retreat, I have climbed, dived, done yoga, and cleansed by body and mind with yoga practice and lovely veggie meals, If you don't want to do the activities you don't have to. I will go back again as it has left a lasting impression on me."

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  • Review by Elena from Spain

    "The retreat was great. An amazing experience and unforgettable. What I liked best was the yoga classes, the relationships I established during the retreat and the venue was really special. I felt very well after the week of detoxing. By the end of the retreat I definitely had more energy and peace; plus some new habits to adopt, including meditation. I liked all of the workshops and the food was lovely! The retreat was great value for money and I would definitely recommend it."

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  • Review by Catalina from UK

    "I really didn't expect the retreat to be so much fun, and to laugh so much. So that was great. The other things I loved was the morning routine of yoga and meditation, the fantastic food (I loved it!), the coaching sessions and workshops, plus the great venue and people. I had an amazing insight during the retreat about some unprocessed emotions, which we worked on in a private coaching session. I felt really great after the week of detoxing. My mind is clear. My body relaxed. And more energy. The retreat is a really good investment because I learned a lot, there was great food, I found my peace and had a lot of fun. I would definitely recommend this for other people."

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  • Review by Jusztina K. from Zurich, Switzerland

    "This was the vacation of my life. Alaro is a lovely village with a real Mediterranean atmosphere in the middle of Mallorca where you can get anywhere easily from. The boutique villa with the pool and the chill-out terrace were more than I expected. I cannot express with words how much I enjoyed the Ashtanga yoga classes and how much I have learnt from Ricardo. This was a real journey to the world of Ashtanga and to the self. Combining yoga with my other big love, diving made this week the best of all vacations. This week was perfect as it was yoga, diving, tracking, beach-time, introduction to the gastronomy of Mallorca. Thanks Andrea, thanks Breathspiration for organizing the dream holiday!"

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  • Review by Mickey Molnar from Budapest, Hungary

    "I spent a beautiful week in a big house with yoga retreat organized by Breathspiration. The location was amazing; the house was more than enough big for the group. We even had a pool and a yoga room. We had vegetarian and vegan menus as well twice a day, all super fresh and super healthy. The classes were taught by Ricardo Martinez, who got to be my big inspiration. After the morning yoga, we could choose from several activities like scuba diving, SUP yoga, or mountain climbing as well. But just chilling by the pool were also an option. During the afternoon we had yoga workshops, where I improved a lot. The atmosphere was perfect for a yoga retreat. Mallorca is full of breathtaking beaches, lot of them with white sand and unbelievably blue water.Andrea was very helpful during the whole week, she organised everything for us, and she helped us if we had any question. I'm already planning to go back in October!I highly recommend them if you are planning a trip to Mallorca."

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  • Review by Ferrytan from Europe

    "The venue is so amazingly breathtaking. The crew was very attentive and helpful. Very inspiring and fun week. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a break and refreshment to mind body and soul."

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  • Review by Anna C. from Stratford-upon-Avon, UK

    "I wanted to write to say that this retreat has changed my life! I hadn't practiced yoga before I went but Ricardo Martinez was amazing - he catered for complete beginners to experienced ones in the same class. I learnt so much from him for which I will be eternally grateful. I am now practicing Ashtanga and Hatha yoga twice a week and feeling great! The venue was just perfect, nestled up in the hills in a converted Monastery, we ate outside with lovely views and the food was divine! Val who did the catering freshly prepared all the food which was vegetarian. Along with the yoga, I did rock climbing and stand up paddling, plus trips to the beach to relax and also by the pool at the Monastery. I was there for four days and although did a lot, it was very relaxing, nothing was rushed and I also managed to get a Tibetan massage on Sunday! I would totally recommend this to anyone who is looking for something to take them away for a few days and embrace the atmosphere of this amazing place. Thanks Andrea, Ricardo, Val, Gabby and everyone who looked after us - what an inspiration you have been."

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  • Review by a traveler from Europe

    "The farm is a place of paradise. The food score was five plus. I felt like floating all week long. I've got everything I went for and even more. Next time make it for a two weeks or at least 10 days long."

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  • Review by a traveler from Europe

    "I gave other programs a lesser evaluation than yoga because I thought it would be from a boat in the middle of the sea, like on the Whitsundays and I think I would have trusted you more than I trusted the teacher although he was nice enough."

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  • Review by Anita from Europe

    "I'm a passionate fan of retreats, I go to retreats every year. And I can tell you, that this retreat was amazing, my number one! I've felt safe, calm and natural, on the other hand I've got filled with energy and power. Ricardo's classes were more than inspiring. I've become addicted to Juliet's cooking (I want her e-book now!). And finally, I'm grateful for Andrea for organising everything in her peaceful way."

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