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Hungarian Grand Prix

Hotel Continental Zara Budapest

Deluxe Double

  • Accommodations at the Continental Hotel Zara
  • July 28 - 31, 2017
  • Deluxe Room
  • Airport transfers
  • Breakfast daily
  • Sat/Sun track transfers
  • GPT tour gift package
  • On-site GPT representative
  • Taxes/service charges
  • Tour and race itinerary
  • Dining/entertainment guide

Hungarian Grand Prix

Drawing back the Iron Curtain in 1986, Hungary built a race track close to Budapest for Formula One. The development of the circuit took just eight months. This was not the first time Grand Prix cars raced in Hungary; Budapest welcomed the Silver Arrows in 1936, on a track in the Peoples Park.

However it was not the all conquering Auto Union or Mercedes that won the race, it was the Alfa Romeo entered by a certain Enzo Ferrari and driven by Tazio Nuvolari that crossed the finish line first. This was the second time that Nuvolari had beaten the Silver Arrows; he won at the 1935 Germany Grand Prix much to the delight of the crowd and disgust of the Third Reich. Late in 1936 Nuvolari accepted an offer from Auto Union; the Germans could not tolerate being beaten by Tazio a third time, what do they say, if you can`t beat them, join them.

Fifty years later they started racing again in Hungary, Bernie Ecclestone had certainly pulled of a coup by making in-roads into the Eastern Block. The track is narrow and twisty, which has made for some surprise results due to the difficulty in overtaking. For the past thirty years the Hungarian Grand Prix has not missed a year, even the cost of entry does not deter the spectators.

The weather is generally in the mid European heat wave and it has only rained once during the race in thirty years. Budapest is a wonderful city to visit; it has a strong culture with plenty of restaurants and bars to keep you entertained.

Hotel Continental Zara Budapest

The Continental Hotel Zara is a newly renovated four star property located in the heart of Budapest. All rooms have a fresh contemporary feel and include complimentary Wi-Fi connection, LCD TV, telephone, mini bar, individually adjustable air-conditioning, an in-room safe, toiletries kit, hair dryer and en-suite tub or shower, soundproof windows, turndown service and 24 hour room service. The hotel also offers a wellness and fitness center, outdoor/indoor pool, Jacuzzi, massage services, and two dining options: the ARAZ Restaurant with terrace and the Gallery Café & Lounge.

Deluxe rooms also offer Tea & Coffee making facilities, bathrobes and slippers.

Extra night prices include breakfast.


The River Danube is central to Budapest, Buda is on the hilly western side with the Royal Castle which was originally built in 1265 with small parts of the castle still remain from 1420, the "Citadella"was built on the Royal Castle site in 1851. You can use the funicular from the chain bridge to get up Castle hill where "Cultural Avenue" will greet you with attractions of the Buda Castle District, with its many museums, Medieval, Baroque, and 19th-century houses, churches, and public buildings.

Pest on the flat Eastern side of the Danube River includes the Hungarian Parliament, Heroes` Square and Andrássy Avenue. It is easy to get around Pest as they built a subway in the late Nineteenth century which covers most of the city. The Széchenyi Chain Bridge over the Danube brought the Buda and Pest cities together, and within twenty years it became Budapest, which is certainly one of the most beautiful cities in the World.

The Hungaroring is outside the city and has been a cornerstone of the F1 schedule with many exciting races over the past thirty years. In the evening there are literally hundreds of restaurants, many specializing in Hungarian dishes to open your taste buds. Whether you want to club till dawn or take a more cultural path there is plenty to enjoy. There are options, ranging from operas to folk songs, Jazz clubs, and live rock music to techno clubs. Then there is the strange new wave of entertainment called `Ruin Pubs` which are literarily pubs in ruins, they have live music, charming retro décor, unique atmosphere and are open all hours.

So there you have it, just a little peep on the joys of Budapest. I hope you go and have a wonderful time.

Friday, July 28:

Upon your arrival into Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) you will be met and transferred to the Continental Hotel Zara, where a three-night stay in a deluxe room has been reserved for you. Spend the evening at your leisure.

Saturday, July 29:

Early morning transfer to Hungaroring circuit to watch the days events including Formula 1 practice. Spend the evening at your leisure.

Sunday, July 30:

Following breakfast transfer to Hungaroring circuit to watch the 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix.

Monday, July 31:

After breakfast, you will be transferred back to Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) for your return flight home or continue your vacation in Europe.

Travel Times

Airport to Hotel: 40 min

Hotel to track: 30 min

Transfer times may vary, due to traffic and weather conditions

Friday Track Transfer $175.00

Morning transfer to the circuit to watch F1 practice. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon. Please call our office for further details at 800.400.1998 or email us at
2017 prices TBC

Ferrari F1 Club®

The Paddock Club™ is situated in a indoor suite topped by a roof garden with views over the entire complex. The luxuriously appointed Ferrari F1 Club® suite offers its guests a wide range of modern, sophisticated facilities.

The Ferrari F1 Club® experience includes the following:

  • A prime view of the race
  • Access to the Ferrari Formula 1® Club for the race weekend
  • Morning refreshments upon arrival
  • Gourmet dining and fine wines
  • An open bar
  • Exclusive Gift Bag
  • Driver appearances
  • A private visit to the Ferrari pits
  • Pit Lane walkabout each day at a set time

Ferrari personnel will, of course, be on hand to fulfill guests' requests at any time. If you would like to order tickets or if you need further information please email us at or call us toll free: 800 400 1998.

Red Bull Racing Paddock Club

Red Bull Racing Paddock Club Hospitality is available at most Grands Prix where guests can experience Red Bull Hospitality at its very best - in their own fabulous Team Suite.

Situated directly above the Teams' garages, it not only offers the highest standard in sports hospitality but also provides an exceptional viewing platform from one of the best vantage points on the circuits - overlooking the start/finish straight.

The Red Bull Racing Paddock Club experience includes the following:

  • A prime view of the race
  • Morning refreshments upon arrival
  • Gourmet dining and fine wines
  • An open bar
  • Exclusive Team Gift Bag
  • Daily driver appearances
  • Your opportunity to explore the pit lane
  • An exclusive tour inside the Team Garage
  • Access to the Support Race Paddock
  • Complimentary copy of the Official Program
  • Entertainment and in-house DJ
  • VIP Parking

We look forward to taking care of you and your guests in the exciting luxury of the Red Bull Racing Paddock Club. If you would like to order tickets or if you need further information please email us or call us toll free: 800 400 1998.

Paddock Club

This season's must-have accessory is a Formula One Paddock Club™ ticket. Guests of the Formula One Paddock Club™ embark on a first class adventure into the world of F1. Each VIP will experience first-class race viewing facilities, pit lane walkabouts, the finest of food, open bar including champagne, and closed circuit and digital television.

Included in the price of a Formula One Paddock Club™ Ticket are:

  • Access to the circuit and the Formula One Paddock Club
  • Open bar with Champagne
  • Gourmet luncheon with fine wines
  • Pit lane walkabout(s) at specially allotted times
  • Access to Support Race Paddock
  • Official Programme and ear plugs
  • Entertainment
  • Entrance to the Club Suite, the hospitality area designed for individuals and small groups fully-equipped with TV screens, bar and lounge area.
  • Prime viewing facilities from the pit building
  • Reserved grandstand
  • Parking pass available upon request

We look forward to taking care of you and your guests in the exclusive luxury of the Formula One Paddock Club™. If you would like to order tickets or if you need further information please email us or call us toll free: 800 400 1998.

Price Per Person

Price Per Person: $1,095.00
Single Use Supplement: $525.00

Price is per person, based on two persons sharing a room. Single supplement is an additional cost per room (for the entire tour) if traveling alone. Extra nights subject to hotel availability.

Hotel Room Types

Deluxe Double max 2 person(s)
Deluxe Twin max 2 person(s)
Deluxe double for sole use max 1 person(s)


Saturday/Sunday 2-Day
*F1 Paddock Club(TM) [+]   $4,545.00
All Weekend 3-Day
*Super Gold [+]   $620.00
*Silver 3 [+]   $295.00

* indicates ticket is on request
Tickets are not included with your hotel package and are offered separately as there is usually a choice. Additional options that are not listed here may be available. Please contact our office for details and for race ticket only sales. All prices are quoted in U.S. dollars.