Kalocsa

Great Church in Kalocsa city, Hungary
Great Church in Kalocsa city, Hungary

Although Kalocsa is the famed ‘paprika capital of the world’, there is much more to recommend this quaint, culture-rich town than the history of Hungary’s ‘red gold’. Founded by St Stephen – the First King of Hungary – over 1000 years ago, Kalocsa is one of Hungary’s oldest towns and among the country’s most important religious centres. The town is also renowned for producing vividly coloured folk embroideries and flowered porcelains.

The compact centre of Kalocsa, with its jumble of boulevards, narrow alleyways and ornate squares, lends itself perfectly to a couple of hours of exploration, and there are plenty of architectural highlights and attractions to discover here. Many of the town’s most popular and impressive sights are in and around Holy Trinity Square and Szent István király út (St Stephen’s Road), which runs through the length of the town centre.

Perhaps start at Holy Trinity Square to admire the Archbishop’s Palace, the 18th century Archbishop’s Cathedral, the statue of St Stephen and the Holy Trinity Column; then wander along St Stephen’s Road to admire fine examples of Baroque style architecture, visit the early 20th century town hall, and stop-by the interesting Paprika Museum. The House of Folk Art Museum and the Károly Visky Museum, which display various works of local folk art, are well worth visiting too, while the 85-foot-high Cybernetic Light Tower – created by Nicolas Schöffer, a pioneer of kinetic sculpture – is a remarkable sight.

Cruises to Kalocsa

Brabant cruising the Delta Danube Brabant cruising the Delta Danube

Eastern European Discovery to the Danube Delta • R2105

 Budapest
Brabant
Thu 13 May 2021
14 nights
  • Embark on an epic voyage across Europe, sailing to the Danube Delta and back via diverse destinations and regions of spectacular beauty in five countries.
  • Enjoy Serbian tradition, cuisine and culture in Belgrade and Novi Sad; cruise the astonishing Iron Gates gorge; and uncover the gems of Ruse, Bulgaria’s ‘Little Vienna’.
  • Take a boat tour safari of the breathtaking Danube Delta; visit Vukovar in Croatia; and in Hungary, learn of Kalocsa’s ‘red gold’ before revelling in the delights of Budapest.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Flock of white pelicans in the Danube Delta Flock of white pelicans in the Danube Delta

Eastern European Discovery to the Danube Delta • R2107

 Budapest
Brabant
Thu 03 Jun 2021
14 nights
  • Embark on an epic voyage across Europe, sailing to the Danube Delta and back via diverse destinations and regions of spectacular beauty in five countries.
  • Enjoy Serbian tradition, cuisine and culture in Belgrade and Novi Sad; cruise the astonishing Iron Gates gorge; and uncover the gems of Ruse, Bulgaria’s ‘Little Vienna’.
  • Take a boat tour safari of the breathtaking Danube Delta; visit Vukovar in Croatia; and in Hungary, learn of Kalocsa’s ‘red gold’ before revelling in the delights of Budapest.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Boat trip on the Danube Delta Boat trip on the Danube Delta

Eastern European Discovery to the Danube Delta • R2122

 Budapest
Brabant
Mon 04 Oct 2021
14 nights
  • Embark on an epic voyage across Europe, sailing to the Danube Delta and back via diverse destinations and regions of spectacular beauty in five countries.
  • Enjoy Serbian tradition, cuisine and culture in Belgrade and Novi Sad; cruise the astonishing Iron Gates gorge; and uncover the gems of Ruse, Bulgaria’s ‘Little Vienna’.
  • Take a boat tour safari of the breathtaking Danube Delta; visit Vukovar in Croatia; and in Hungary, learn of Kalocsa’s ‘red gold’ before revelling in the delights of Budapest.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
View of the saint sava cathedral in Belgrade, Serbia View of the saint sava cathedral in Belgrade, Serbia

The Autumnal Danube • R2124

 Budapest
Brabant
Mon 25 Oct 2021
9 nights
  • This epic journey packs in the best of the Danube, combining cultural, historical and architectural delights with the scenery of beautifully unspoilt landscapes.
  • Succumb to the charms of Hungary’s capital, with time to explore both the ‘Buda’ and ‘Pest’ sides; and uncover attractions aplenty in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava.
  • In Austria, you’ll get to engage with the beauty, history and musical heritage of Vienna; experience unforgettable scenic cruising of the Wachau Valley; and visit colourful Emmersdorf and Melk.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Landscape of the Wachau valley, River Danube Landscape of the Wachau valley, River Danube

The Complete Danube • R212223

 Budapest
Brabant
Mon 04 Oct 2021
21 nights
  • Embark on an epic exploration of the complete Danube and immerse yourself in the beauty, history and cultures of inspirational regions and destinations in eight different countries.
  • Enjoy a traditional Serbian folklore show in Belgrade; uncover Ruse’s Bulgarian delights; sail the extraordinary Iron Gates gorge; and explore the Danube Delta, Romania’s natural wonderland.
  • On the return journey, highlights include chances to see Budapest’s iconic attractions; witness the scenic splendour of the Wachau Valley; and engage with Vienna’s legendary musical heritage.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.