September 3 - 11, 2022

Full Package Price:
$1,997.00 | Air from New York City

Land Only Price:
$1,347.00 | Land only rate does not include airport/hotel transfers

Early booking discount.

(per person, based on double occupancy)


To make your reservations call us at
815-663-4046 or Toll-Free at:
877-887-1188 - USA or Canada
02393 880068 - UK
18 0010 6424 - Australia
or submit your reservations online.

For additional questions regarding airfare, transfers, insurance, pre-night packages, or our convenient payment plan, please call our toll-free number or use our contact form.

This itinerary, pricing and escorts are subject to change. Insurance is available and highly recommended. Single rates are available upon request. Please consult the Terms and Conditions, as they apply starting with the first payment. A 3% discount applies off the cost of the trip, if the trip is paid in full by check with in 7-10 business days of invoice date. Gratuities are additional and will be collected with final payment. All prices listed are in USD unless otherwise noted.

Join us for A Celebration of Arts & Crafts where you will have the opportunity to learn first hand from master artisans and explore the extraordinary country of Hungary! Hungary is one of the most fascinating countries in the world, and Craftours has combined the greatest sightseeing and arts & crafts experience into one amazing expedition that is truly the greatest value you will ever see anywhere.

  • Round-trip international airfare from New York City to Budapest.
  • Private deluxe motor coach and driver.
  • Professional Craftours tour escort the entire time.
  • First-class hotel accommodations. (Suite upgrades available)
  • Delicious buffet breakfast served daily.
  • Special welcome and thank you dinner.
  • Arts & Crafts workshops with master instructors. (Class supplies provided.)
  • An optional Hungarian Cooking Lesson with a master chef.
  • A leisurely walking tour of Budapest food market.
  • Panoramic tour of Budapest including a stop at the Buda Castle.
  • Great shopping opportunities in both Buda and Pest areas of the city.
  • A leisurely walking tour and shopping in the craft village Szentendre.
  • Entrance to the Hungarian Quilt Guild quilting show.
  • A demonstration on hand crafted Hungarian porcelain.
  • A Craftours lanyard, luggage tag and commemorative gift.

Optional Tours:

Hungarian Cooking Lesson
Optional Hungarian Cooking Lesson with a master chef.

The cost of this optional Hungarian Cooking Lesson is only $127.97 per person.


Eileen Jonat, Wake Forest, North Carolina - "The best tour Ever!!"
Susan Cusenbary, Wichita Falls,Texas - "This trip was amazing! I would do it again in a heartbeat."
Trylla Esherick, Albequerque, New Mexico - "The trip was fun. The Hotel Paris in Prague was wonderful with its old world charm. Craftours escort is a keeper and rates a 10+. This trip had a real quilt show with vendors and people."
Lucy Harville, Central Point, Oregon - "Loved going to Budapest and Prague, found the architecture old-world wonderful."
Suzanne Doonan, Malvern, Pennsylvania - "We enjoyed meeting a delightful group of people on this tour. The tour guides were excellent in Vienna and the Czech Republic. Tours included a good mix of museums, villages and cultural attractions."
Trudi Sommerfield , Alexandria, VA- "What a great trip! I loved Budapest and was surprised and delighted by how beautiful it is. The facades of the buildings are fantastic. The artisans we visited were wonderful - so open, so engaged in what they do, so talented. And getting to visit them in their studios which were often in their homes was amazing. Besides giving us an introduction to their craft and their process, we had the rare opportunity to visit Hungarian homes. That was an extra added bonus. One highlight for me was the Folk Art Museum. Such beautiful work. The beading was fabulous, and I especially loved the folk masks. So sorry I couldn’t buy one to accompany me on my trip home."
Karen Scanlon , Brighton, MI- "It was a delightful experience Traveling with a small group, being able to visit with the master crafters (sometimes in their own home), and in addition learning about the area was a wonderful blend of experiences."
Stephanie Stamm , Blandon, PA- "I really enjoyed going to Budapest as part of Jim West’s TV tour"
Mary Lou Unangst , Easton, PA- "The tour was well planned, well conducted and was very interesting. I would do it again in a heartbeat. I wasn’t sure what to expect. The first days were filled with the usual tourist sites but our guide made them interesting by telling us the culture of Hungary. The craft days were even better. We were able to meet artists in their homes, something we could not have done on any other tour."
Susan Luczu , East Brunswick, NJ- "The trip was all that was advertised and much more. Getting to visit the master crafts artists in their own personal space was very exciting and meaningful. This trip inspired me to get back to more crafting and let my imagination fly! Thanks to Jim and all of the Crew for a beautiful and uplifting trip."
Barb Nemeth , Westfield, IN- "Craftours was a great way for me to visit Hungary. My family immigrated from Hungary and this tour exposed me to a wide variety of Hungarian arts, crafts, history and culture - all within one week."
Harold Blattie , Helena, MT- "Destination Craft is an opportunity to see things that are not available anywhere else. Watching artisans in their own environment gave us a true appreciation of their skills and passion."
Betty Blattie , Helena, MT- "I thought it was very interesting. Having never been around a tv production, all aspects were interesting. I especially enjoyed learning about the different crafts that people in another country are doing."
Danette Thomas-Holub , Huntington, NY- "I had an amazing time in Budapest Hungary with Jim West/Craftours. This trip allowed me to connect with people I would have never had the opportunity to interact with. Jim West is an approachable, knowledgeable & entertaining host. The craft artisans we met were outstanding & talented people who truly deserved to be showcased. Jim’s director, producer, soundman etc. are all talented & personable people. This was an experience that allowed me to see the creation of crafts/art through the lens of the artisans from another culture. The process of creating a TV show was also an extra added fascination! I am happy I had the privilege to participate this one. The Emmy nominated Destination Craft opened my eyes to so much in one trip that I can only imagine the wealth of information it will offer in each season. This experience was Emmy worthy!?? I would say to anyone thinking about doing this to Go For It! The hotel was top notch, the service (travel, food etc) we received was outstanding. We had a terrific & knowledgeable tour guide who added to the experience ten fold. She (GG) found us authentic food, and gave a history of Hungary I would not have had if I were to go alone or with an average tour group. It was an experience that showcased the beautiful similarities & historical parallels of our countries. It was safe, easy, enlightening and enjoyable. I’m ready for another Craft adventure!! Jim is Awesome! Smooches Jim."
Lou Luczu , East Brunswick, NJ- "It was wonderful to tour the country of my ancestry, and to meet people that you would not meet on a regular tour. They were trying to preserve the heritage of their craft, and were happy to share with us. This was a once in a lifetime experience that I will cherish."
Gail , Cheyenne, WY- "Hungary is an emerging venue. Beautiful architecture and nice people. Very interesting history."
Carol Loessel , Fort Wayne, IN- "Budapest is an amazing city and it was wonderful to have the opportunity to really explore it. The workshops to learn the traditional Hungarian crafts were interesting and fun."
Jo Wilson , Boynton Beach, FL- "I thought the trip was wonderful. The days were filled with interesting sites and Activities. The local guides were well- informed and helpful."
Chelsy Carter , Las Vegas, NV- "Visiting a former ’Iron Curtain’ country with Craftours was fascinating, educational, and fun. Learning the crafts that sustained the people of Budapest through political upheavals was fascinating, as was learning more about their daily lives. Budapest is a gorgeous city. Sherrill’s excellent leadership and organizational skills ensure that everyone had a great experience. I enjoy being in the company of other creative people who enjoy local arts and crafts."
Sheila Arney , Marshalltown, IA- "I did enjoy the trip, it was great to see Hungary and the local people were very kind."