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Holidays to Budapest, Hungary

Hungary’s thriving capital – Budapest, is an increasingly popular tourist destination for many travellers across the globe. There’s something for everyone here, thanks to a host of fascinating sights and rooftop bars; allowing you to admire the idyllic scenery, and not forgetting what this city is famously known for – the Budapest baths, found dotted around in large quantities.

If you’re looking for a city break that has a little slice of everything, from adrenaline-pumping activities to relaxing and tranquil spa facilities after a day of active sightseeing, Budapest should certainly be on your holiday agenda.

Explore Budapest’s Old Town by hopping on a funicular, running up Castle Hill and taking you on a prime sightseeing adventure. Budapest is also home to a host of caves, which run under the city thanks to the clever thermal river systems, where travellers looking to explore can go adventure caving. Or, if you’re simply looking to kick back and relax, bathe in one of the amazing underground pools here.

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LANGUAGE Hungarian
CURRENCY Hungarian Forint
TIME DIFFERENCE GMT +1
FLIGHT TIME London: 2.5 hrs
COST OF A BEER 490 Ft
3 COURSE MEAL 4500 Ft
  • The City of Spas

    You may not know a lot about Budapest before heading over there, but one thing we’re sure you’re familiar with is the number of famed thermal baths this city has to offer. Each Budapest bath offers charming character, from the architecture of the buildings they’re located in, to the range of facilities available. Choose from cold plunge pools, fish pedicures, massages, even chess games and not forgetting the popular Sparties (spa parties) held in an evening.

  • A hub of culture

    Budapest holidays offer travellers the chance to embark on one of the most sought after city break destinations, where they can truly dive into rich culture. There’s a host of cultural sights and experiences to discover here, from spectacular opera showings at the Neo-Renaissance Hungarian State Opera House, to the intriguing history at the famous House of Terror. You’ll certainly leave feeling educated and cultured.

  • Magnificent Margaret Island

    Margaret Island – a 2.5km-long island located in the middle of the idyllic Daube is a tourist hotspot and a key reason to visit Budapest for your next city break adventure. It’s best known for the ‘music fountain’ – standing centre stage here, where the water ‘dances’ along to serene classical music songs. Sit back and listen to the music (and watch the water) flow, or jog along the 5.5 km running track which surrounds the island.

Activities

Activities in Budapest are fantastically varied. Sail past the spectacular Buda Castle on a boat tour, both by day and night and explore Budapest’s history by embarking on an Abandoned Jewish cemetery tour. Or, hop on the Budapest Eye to see this thriving city from an entirely new perspective. If you’re seeking wine tasting tours, this destination is the spot for you – with a host of different tours on offer.

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Abandoned Jewish Cemetery tour

The Jewish cemetery is an important feature within Budapest’s history, and this monument contains many tales of the individuals that once lived here. The cemetery on Kozma street was established in 1874, taking a portion…

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Bike tours

Take a relaxing bike tour around Budapest, led by local guides, to explore the old and new parts of this amazing place. On a bike tour, you can experience this wondrous city from a truly unique perspective, by peddling beside the glorious Danube river and taking in the magical sights.

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Beaches

Since Budapest is a city, it’s expected that beaches don’t exist here, but that’s where you’re wrong; Budapest is home to a good couple of beautiful beaches. Lounge in the sun, use a flyboard or go on a scuba diving adventure at Lupa Beach. Római Beach in North Buda is another popular spot; this riverside beach is perfect for the whole family. So, grab your sun lotion and towel and enjoy a beach trip during your thrilling city break.

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Lupa Beach

If you’re looking for somewhere to unwind while on your busy break to Budapest, make sure you stop by the newly reopened Lupa Beach in Budakalász. Equipped with new (and extremely comfortable) sunbeds and modern parasols…

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Római Beach

Római Beach (which translates literally into Roman beach), is an idyllic riverside beach ideal for families visiting the North Buda. This pristine sandy beach, which stretches along the famous Danube river is loved by locals as a peaceful…

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Food and Drink

Budapest cuisine is not only delicious but affordable, too. Enjoy tasty and authentic Goulash – a rich stew made up of meat and vegetables, available anywhere and everywhere. Or, tuck into flavoursome dumplings at the famed restaurant – Fáma Étterem. Afterwards, wind down on an evening at one of Budapest’s famous ruin bars, where you can enjoy a glass of red in an abandoned factory in the Jewish Quarter, and take in the true culture of this chic city.

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Cafes

There are is an array of appealing cafes in Budapest, all of which have great coffee, a fine selection of desserts and a fantastic atmosphere. One of these little gems is Café Frei on Vaci Utca, which has a vibrant and colourful feel to it.

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Central Budapest bars

Discover the amazing central Budapest bars in beautiful Hungary. Be sure to explore ruin bars during your holiday, which are quintessentially Hungarian. From the outside, they do not look like bars, but once you go inside they really come alive.

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Sights

Sightseeing in Budapest is truly spectacular, not only because of the sunny skies making everything that more pleasant but thanks to this city’s remembrance of its extensive history. Culture and history buffs are sure to fill their schedules on Budapest holidays, thanks to sculptures like The Shoes on the Danube Bank, and the architectural wonders of the local cathedrals and the parliament building.

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Buda Castle

Buda Castle is an incredible palace complex which can be found in the beautiful centre of the city, being home to many of Hungary’s noble and ancient kings throughout the years. Completed in 1265, this Gothic wonder…

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Fisherman’s Bastion

Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest is a fairytale lookout point, offering some of the best views of Budapest. Plus, being over 100 years old in age, it has a beautiful and romantic feel to it, like something straight out of a classic Disney film.

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Location of Budapest

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