A tale of two cities straddling the majestic Danube - the modernity of Pest contrasting with the beguiling elegance of Buda. Imbued with a timeless elegance, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Budapest invites repeated exploration. Around every corner rise fabulous architectural confections spanning baroque to Secessionist; luxury boutiques line Parisian-style boulevards; cobbled streets wind through artisan neighbourhoods, while the glittering Danube flows imperturbably by. Thought by many to be Eastern Europe’s most beautiful city it comprises lively Pest to the west of the river and stately Buda to the east. From Castle Hill, crenelations and cathedrals dominate the skyline – The Royal Palace housing several museums and the Hungarian National Gallery. Drink in the views from the turrets and parapets of Fisherman’s Bastion, with vistas rivalled only by those from the Freedom Monument atop Gellért Hill, also the site of the open-air Citadel museum and the atmospheric Cave Church where Saint Istvan is said to have cured the sick. To soothe the aches of sightseeing, the Art Nouveau Gellért baths beckon with their therapeutic thermal springs.
Our team travel extensively, getting under the skin of every destination and hotel that we feature while building key connections and relationships along the way. In-depth knowledge of a destination is only part of what is required to curate a couture holiday experience; we also get to know you and what matters to you, meaning you receive genuine recommendations and a truly individual travel experience, and our Carrier Masterclasses ensure our travel experts are the best in the industry at tailoring bespoke and unique holidays.
Carrier has been tailoring holidays worldwide for over 35 years and has firmly established its reputation as one of the leaders in the luxury holiday market. We have been voted ‘Favourite Tour Operator’ by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller magazine more times than any other company in the past decade, and have been featured in The Sunday Times Travel Magazine’s Top 10 Tour Operators for 2016. Carrier has also won several national travel industry accolades, including ‘Luxury Tour Operator of the Year’ from TTG Luxury and Advantage Travel Centres.
Why settle for ordinary when you can have extraordinary? The best suites in some of the world’s plushest hotels, the first choice of flight seats, attention to detail, no restrictions or limitations - how luxury holidays should be. Your holiday desires are well taken care of, whether you wish to learn new life skills while training with a Bodyism expert, or uncovering centuries-old bushmen secrets in Botswana with expert safari guides. Children can follow the life of a panda keeper one day and cook dinner with a Beijing housewife the next. Carrier can make it happen.