Social Programme

October 28 2016

The opening ceremony will take place at the Music Academy.

The virtuoso pianist and composer Franz Liszt founded the Academy of Music in 1875. The Academy has a large concert hall, the most extensive music library in Hungary (with more than 400,000 scores, 70,000 books and 15,000 recordings) and a recording studio. In the spirit of the UIA tradition, several key officials will welcome the participants and wish them successful sessions. The Hungarian Minister of Justice and the Mayor of Budapest have also been invited. The ceremony will be followed by a welcome cocktail in the theatre salons, where you will be able to meet your friends and colleagues.

Saturday, October 29 > Informal Evening

The informal reception with hors-d’oeuvre and a buffet will take place at the Várkert Bazár.

This Neo-Renaissance building is located on the Buda Castle Hill. It was built between 1875 and 1883 by the architect Miklós Ybl and renovated in 2014. It overlooks a magnificent garden with fountains, which offers a superb view of Budapest.

Saturday, October 29, Pre Informal Evening

Music in Budapest: a tour of the Hungarian State Opera House

Price: 745 (Minimum number of participants: 15) The UIA is giving you the exclusive opportunity to visit the Hungarian State Opera House (around 45 minutes) and to enjoy a musical interlude (around 10 minutes). The Opera House was built in the nineteenth century, drawing inspiration from the Vienna State Opera. If you take a look at the building’s façade, you will be able to see statues of the great composers!

Saturday, October 29, afternoon

Walking Tour of the area around the Castle

Price: €45 (Minimum number of participants: 15) You have the possibility of visiting the historic area around Buda Castle, on the hill overlooking the Danube. You will start the visit at the Matthias Church, the lower station of the Castle Hill Funicular, and then you will discover the Labyrinth (a network of caves under the area). You will then visit the Royal Castle, which houses the Budapest History Museum, the National Széchényi Library and the Fisherman’s Bastion, a symbolic monument that was constructed for the millennial celebrations

Saturday, October 29, morning

Walking Tour of the Pest District

Price: €45 (Minimum number of participants: 15) You will start by taking the tramway to visit the Parliament, one of the symbols of Budapest, which is located on the banks of the Danube. Limited number of places for the tour of the Parliament.* You will enjoy a break to the First Strudel House of Pest, where you will be able to sample this famous central European pastry in an emblematic Hungarian establishment. You will then head for St. Stephen’s Basilica, the largest church in Budapest, before discovering the Dohány Street Synagogue. Then you will take the tram on Saturday to the Budapest Grand Market Hall, a neo-gothic building and on Sunday to the craft Market of the Jewish Quarter where you will find Hungarian designers creations. *The guided tours of the Parliament can be cancelled without further notice for parliamentary sessions or other official receptions.

Sunday, October 30

Dîner de Gala

The Pesti Vigadó concert hall, which was built in 1859, is located in the very heart of Budapest on the Eastern bank of the Danube. This venue currently offers a very wide variety of arts programmes, including classical music concerts and exhibitions. Price of the Gala Dinner: Euros 160 per person

Sunday, October 30, afternoon

Relaxation at the Széchenyi Thermal Bath: VIP Package

Price: €115 (Minimum number of participants: 15) The Széchenyi Bath is the largest thermal bath in Europe, with 7 thermal pools (3 outdoor and 4 indoor), several saunas, a steam room, a mud bath, carbon dioxide baths, salt water baths, spas, a solarium, etc. Enjoy an exclusive VIP package for a visit to the Bath, including entry to the changing room, loan of towels and a bath robe, a guided visit to the baths, a 30-minute aromatized massage, 15 minutes in an aromatherapy cubicle, access to the lounge area, as well as complimentary fresh fruit and tea. Do not forget to bring your swimsuit!

Sunday, October 30, afternoon

Walking Tour of the area around the Castle

Price: €45 (Minimum number of participants: 15) You have the possibility of visiting the historic area around Buda Castle, on the hill overlooking the Danube. You will start the visit at the Matthias Church, the lower station of the Castle Hill Funicular, and then you will discover the Labyrinth (a network of caves under the area). You will then visit the Royal Castle, which houses the Budapest History Museum, the National Széchényi Library and the Fisherman’s Bastion, a symbolic monument that was constructed for the millennial celebrations

Sunday, October 30, morning

Walking Tour of the Pest District

Price: €45 (Minimum number of participants: 15) You will start by taking the tramway to visit the Parliament, one of the symbols of Budapest, which is located on the banks of the Danube. Limited number of places for the tour of the Parliament.* You will enjoy a break to the First Strudel House of Pest, where you will be able to sample this famous central European pastry in an emblematic Hungarian establishment. You will then head for St. Stephen’s Basilica, the largest church in Budapest, before discovering the Dohány Street Synagogue. Then you will take the tram on Saturday to the Budapest Grand Market Hall, a neo-gothic building and on Sunday to the craft Market of the Jewish Quarter where you will find Hungarian designers creations. *The guided tours of the Parliament can be cancelled without further notice for parliamentary sessions or other official receptions.

Monday, October 31

Cérémonie de clôture

The transfer of the presidency from President Jean-Jacques Uettwiller to President-Elect Laurence Bory is a key moment of the closing ceremony. It will take place at the Budapest Marriott Hotel and will offer a summary of the scientific work undertaken at the Congress. During the closing ceremony, the Monique Raynaud-Contamine Award will be presented to the authors of the best Congress papers. The commission of the year award will be delivered to a scientific commission of the UIA for the excellent work performed during the past year. The ceremony will be followed by a cocktail at the Intercontinental Hotel.

Monday, October 31, Evening

A Dinner with Traditional Gypsy Music

Price: €80 (Minimum of participants: 15) Enjoy a fine Hungarian dinner with a modern touch, accompanied by traditional Romani music! The opportunity to learn a few Hungarian dance steps in a friendly atmosphere! Dinner and beverages included.

Monday, October 31, morning

Cooking lesson in the Grand Market Hall

Price: €75 including lunch and beverages (Minimum number of participants: 15 / Maximum number of participants: 30) Discover Hungary’s culinary specialties! After buying ingredients from the Grand Market Hall in Budapest, you will prepare a typically Hungarian menu with the help of a chef. You will then be able to sample what you have prepared in a convivial setting.

Tuesday, November 1 - 9:00am – 5:00pm

Gödöllő and the Lázár Equestrian Park

Departure by bus at 9:00 am. Located 35 km from Budapest, the Royal Palace of Gödöllő was the summer residence of King Franz Josef I and Queen Elisabeth (Sissi) from 1867 to 1916. It is known as the “Hungarian Versailles” and is the second-largest baroque palace in the world and the largest in Hungary. The palace, which has a rich history and remarkable architecture, has served as inspiration for similar constructions throughout Europe. You will be able to view rooms that are still complete with 19th century furnishings and admire the collections of porcelain and weapons. A transfer by coach to the Lázár Park will then be organised. The equestrian park was founded by the Lázár brothers, who are the world two-in-hand coach driving champions. You will be able to sample a glass of apricot liqueur and pogácsa (savoury biscuits that are typically Hungarian). After a guided tour of the park, you will attend a horse show. A typical Hungarian lunch will then be provided. The return will be by coach in the middle of the afternoon. If you require a transfer to Budapest airport after this tour, please indicate it on the Congress registration form. In this case, we recommend that you book a return flight departing no earlier than 7.00 pm. Price of the general excursion including transportation by bus, lunch and guided visits: €140 per person.* The number of participants is limited; therefore registrations will be confirmed in chronological order of receipt. *For the post-congress participants, the general excursion is not included.

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