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In the late morning hours March, 20. 2013. the MÁV Nostalgia Ltd. invited the media representatives to the Royal Waiting Hall at the Western Railway Station to introduce their plans to the 2013, forthcoming Adventure and Pilgrimage trains to leave from Budapest to these outstanding journeys. The departure of these trains are all from the Budapest’s Western Railway Station. The Director Mr. András Szendrey MAV Nostalgia Ltd., Mr. Laszló Budai Head of Missionary Tours Ltd. and András Veres Bishop of Szombathely spiritual director shared information of the dates and scenes to be visited. Director András Szendrey MAV Nostalgia Ltd. spoke about the „Advanture Trians” carrying individuals in and outside of Hungary and introduced by visiting later on the renewed first-class Pullman wagon. On this occasion Bishop András Veres carried out before the people stepping into the wagon the St. Ladislaus wagon’s sanctification and ribbon-cutting ceremony  took place On the „Adventure Train” an opening of Mr. Tamás Gábor’s „traveling exhibition” of images of photos were introduced.

Mr. Laszló Budai Head of Missionary Tours Ltd. brought the attention to the Pilgrimage Trains of 2013. He highlighted  beside the other Pilgrimage Train tours, the Mariazell Pilgrimage Train to run in September, between 28 to 29.2013.

After the press call, we were invited to have a taste of the selection of culinary specialties which those people will have  also a chance to taste while rolling on the tracks  to the adventure scenes on board the Nostalgia Trains Ltd. No doubt, the delicious Hungarian home-cooked meals and finger food was at its best accompanied by fine cranberry liqueur and pálinka from Transylvania . In general a meal cannot come to end not having to have some wines from Hungary’s excellent wine regions. This time the Dula wine from the winery in Eger  was on board and served.



“Márai Express”  

Experience Train to Kassa – Košice … to the European Capital of Culture, Slovakia

Saturday, April, 20. 2013.

Deadline to purchase tickets Thursday, April, 18. 2013. at the newly opened MÁV Nostalgia Ticket Office,

District VI. 55. Teréz Blvd. Budapest

Ticket prices for adult:7990HUF, for children age 4 to 14:5490HUF

All you need is to make yourself free for the day and a valid passport or ID for the trip.

MÁV Nosztalgia Kft. is organizing a trip to the International Railway Vehicle Convention, engine house held at the City of Košice. The special price covers the back-and-forth ticket with a reserved seat. The MÁV Nostalgia Ltd. will be giving out little surprise gifts. and a welcome drink will be served.

Along the route the dining service will be opened throughout the whole journey. The staff of the MÁV Nosztalgia Kft. will be up to provide the comfort to all their passengers. Live Music band will be ensuring to relax after a long day  by enjoying the rhythm on the route returning to Budapest in the Orfeum-carriage.

Schedule from Budapest, Hungary – Miskolc – Hidasnémeti – Košice, Slovakia: Stops and departures from several railway stations: Budapest:6.05 a.m. Nyugati pályaudvar – Western Railway Station. From Gödöllő:6.45 a.m.From: Miskolc:8.40 a.m. Tisza Railway Station. From Hidasnémeti: 9.30 a.m. Arrival at 10.10 a.m. to Kassa – Košice, Slovakia.

Program 1. The MÁV Nostalgia Express offers for the cultural lovers to travel on the tracks over to Kosice on the Márai-Express. Attention to those English-speaking individuals who have Hungarian language knowledge to deffinitely come along to this one-and-only travel option to the Hungarian Thearter at Kosice playing from Mr. Sándor Márai “A gyertyák csonkig égnek” – „The candles burn to its Embers”. There will be an afternoon’s performance  only for the guests  to Kosice on the MÁV Marai Express Nostalgia train. The play begins at 2p.m., the duration time is 2 hours. Participation fee to the play: 2390HUF/person, which includes a ticket to the show – seats are upon arrival.  Guests may enter the thearter at 1.30 p.m.

The second and the third program is an option, cause the time to catch the train back to Budapest is limited!

Program 2.  A visit to the Marai Memorial Room  The trip takes one-and-ahalf hours. The tour begins immediately after arriving to Kosice.  On the spot there will be a Hungarian speaking guide. Admission fee: 1990HUF/person.   Can catch up with the lunch at a downtown’s restaurant. The price for a lunch  having two-course, coffee and mineral water will be 4190HUF/person.

Program 3.   Rolling  around Kosice architectural gems . Duration time : 1.5H’s (the tour begins immediately after the Kosice arrival) Participation fee (Hungarian Guide + entering the Rákóczi crypt): 1990HUF/person.  Price for lunch, with two-course, coffee and mineral water nat a downtown’s restaurant:  4190HUF/person.

Leaving Kassa – Košice, Slovakia: 5 p.m. back to Budapest. Arrival at Hidasnémeti: 5.35 p.m., at Miskolc 6.44 p.m., at Gödöllő 8.49 p.m., finally at 9.38 p.m. to the Budapest Nyugati pályaudvar – Western Railway Station – Budapest.

Upon arrival to Kassa- Košice, there will be time and  opt. to explore the downtown of the City  Kassa – Košice, having a view out on display of  the local railway vehicles and to catch up with some historical site …  the Rodostó House may be of interest for many individuals.

Reminder … Tickets can be purchased  until April, 18. 2013.18th at the newly opened MÁV Nostalgia Ticket Office.

Address: Budapest Nyugati Pályaudvar – Western Railway Station – Budapest  -at the platform number 10. 

Also by giving a call to reserve tickets: (+36)1-269-5242

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter

One response to this post.

  1. Hello there… upcoming updates of the grand trip on the MÁV Nostalgis Train to Kosice will soon to be continued … until then hang-on … cheers from

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