Often dubbed the ‘Paris of the East’, Budapest and its picturesque, dreamy backdrop sounds like just the place for a romantic and unforgettable trip to Hungary’s dazzling capital.
This captivating, majestic city has the lot – ancient cobbled streets, impressive bridges and a vibrant cultural scene.
Budapest is packed with extraordinary architecture and remarkable buildings and has become a sophisticated city break choice for discerning travellers who are looking for a stylish adventure within a fairytale setting.
We’ve compiled the best of Budapest so that you can enjoy what the city has to offer at a glance.
OUR TOP FIVE PLACES TO VISIT:
The Royal Palace & Castle District
This is unmissable and the palace dominates the city skyline. Here you can also visit the Hungarian National gallery.
Jewish Quarter/District Vii
This is where you want to be after dark for some great nightlife. Some of Budapest’s finest bars and restaurants are found in this part of the city.
Budapest’s abundance of thermal waters has given the city dozens of historic spas and baths. Soak away your stress in piping hot mineral rich spring waters.
Visit District V and marvel at the historic and glorious architecture of Parliament House. There’s also a 45-minute tour available.
St Stephen’s Cathedral
The largest church in Budapest and at 96 metres high, it is also one of the highest. The ornate interior is worth exploring and if you don’t mind heights, climb the dome and enjoy amazing views of the city.
OUR TOP THREE MUST DO ACTIVITIES:
Cruise the River Danube:
Taking a boat ride is a relaxing way to enjoy the beautiful sights of Budapest by day but also very romantic at night, when the twinkling city lights are just magical.
Hop On/Hop Off City Bus Tour:
Probably the easiest and most convenient way to see Budapest. The tour commentary will provide you with an insight into Budapest’s fascinating history, as you take in the city’s cultural landmarks from an open-top bus.
Glide through the beautiful Hungarian capital on a Segway. A fun and exhilarating way to take in the sights and sounds without your legs getting tired from all the walking you’d have to do to cover the area.
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