Agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group, announced hotel specials in Budapest for the Formula One Grand Prix Hungary. Each year, as part of the global F1 phenomenon, the Grand Prix zooms into the quiet Hungarian countryside. Located just outside Budapest, the F1 circuit – dubbed the Hungaroring – will again roar to life from July 27-29, with the traditional Public Pit Walk opening the event on Thursday, July 26.
One of the most challenging circuits in the F1 competition, the Hungaroring, is great for spectators, as the surrounding hills provide excellent vantage points. Tight corners, hairpin turns, and a narrow track make for an exciting weekend of races, with a schedule that includes the Porsche Supercup, GP2, GP3, and the Lotus Ladies Cup Series. The final F1 race kicks off at 2:00 pm on Sunday.
Race-goers can access Hungaroring via buses from Budapest city center – local hotels can advise on pick-up points and departure times. The distance to the race venue is about 25 kilometers from the city center, a trip of 60-90 minutes, a palpable feeling of excitement building up along the way.
After race weekend, visitors have one of Europe’s most beautiful cities to explore – one that’s less expensive to enjoy than the more “famous” European destinations. There’s the Danube River, the medieval Buda Castle, myriad outdoor summer events, ancient Roman ruins, and, of course, the legendary Budapest spas to attend – a must for any foreigner to experience at least once.
Agoda.com has secured the following hard-to-find race weekend deals – travelers should book now for the best choice of available rooms and prices.