Photo Credit: Budapest Convention Bureau


The Queen of the Danube is a destination where visitors can spend more than 4 hours without breaking a sweat. The Hungarian capital offers several enticing incentive experiences for one or more days. Budapest always has something in store, even if you only have a few hours. At Conventa’s Try Before You Buy event in Budapest, attendees experienced four intriguing programmes in just four hours. The hands-on experience gives event organisers a taste of what to offer their attendees. Between 1 and 2 September 2023, we discovered some of the city’s most unusual event venues. The programme was organised by the Budapest Convention Bureau and UNDERGUIDE Travel and Event Experience DMC agency.

Besides the wonderfully renovated cityscape, Budapest’s most significant phenomenon is its gastro-revolution, from the 1st Michelin start to the dozens of international „recommended” spots.

Photo Credit: Anantara New York Palace Budapest

Budapest invites guests to spend a spectacular couple of hours on a signature “Spice of Europe” tour, which introduces the colourful and most exciting stories and tastes that have influenced Hungarian gastronomy through the ages, while guests visit the hidden local gems, which truly made this city a buzzing cosmopolitan capital!

Wow factorHow Budapest became a fine dining force
Incentive type  Culinary experience (guided walking tour with small bites & tastings)
Number of participants  Up to 20 attendees
Best time of the yearYear-round
Durationup to 4 hours
Location Budapest, Hungary
Photo Credit: Societe Budapest

While traversing the colourful streets of Budapest, strewn with imposing buildings from the times of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, visitors are likely to stumble upon outlandish event venues that can host any event. In addition, the restaurants in the city range from Michelin-awarded establishments to cosy cafes amid an urban jungle. We have listed a few of our favourites.

Photo Credit: Pesti Vigadó


The completely refurbished Pesti Vigadó serves as a perfect venue for diverse events including conferences, gala dinners, award conferrals, standing and seated receptions as well as diplomatic meetings.

Photo Credit: Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds Budapest, the world’s 24th Madame Tussauds attraction, recently opened at Palazzo Dorottya in the heart of the Hungarian capital. The venue is where you can meet hundreds of world stars.

Photo Credit: KIOSK Budapest

Kiosk Budapest

KIOSK Budapest is the metropolitan meeting point of Budapest, where every guest will be greeted by the perfect mood and ambience. The venue is renowned for its pastry and stunning desserts.

Get in touch

If you wish to learn more about Conventa’s Try Before You Buy concept, contact Conventa’s team.

Natalija Bah Čad
Conventa / Toleranca marketing
Štihova 4, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

T: +386 1 430 51 03

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