Budapest

Budapest is one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Both historical turbulence and a plethora of influences can be seen in the amazing mix of architecture, cuisine and culture. Close to the west, it is a realistic destination for short weekend breaks. It is also the ideal place for honeymoons or romantic getaways; the city is small enough to walk most of the sights and completely safe. Although Many tourist attraction have fees, there is a lot to be seen and absorbed just walking the streets, parks, markets and the peaceful Buda Hills.

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Budapest will keep you busy in all weather. There are great parks, walks and outdoor baths for the good weather and a plethora of museums, lovely restaurants and outdoor baths, across a range of very different city quarters. There is no problem finding things to do in Budapest, on the contrary- you will struggle to find the time to do them all!

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Planning Your Budapest Visit

When to go?

Budapest attracts a lot of visitors at the height of summer. However, with its sights spread all over the place, the city absorbs large influxes of tourists better than most. Still, the best time to visit is probably early or late summer when the weather’s not too hot to enjoy the thermal baths!

How many days?

Even just seeing the sights could fill a long weekend in the city quite effortlessly. If you want to experience Budapest’s best baths, museums, and nightlife then start thinking about at least a week!

How to get around?

Budapest is served by an extensive public transportation network. The Millennium Underground is the second oldest underground railway in the world (after London’s Metropolitan Line)! Tickets must be bought before boarding, and are available at metro stops and newsstands. But be warned: a standard single ticket doesn’t allow you to change between lines, so ask about special tickets if your journey requires them.

What people are saying about Budapest

★★★★★ Beautiful evening trip on the Danube with my friend...

Lovely trip and fantastic views along the Danube and the beautiful city of Budapest, accompanied by commentary... Great way to spend an evening while visiting the city

★★★★★ A quick but beautiful visit...well worth seeing

The town of Szentendre is a must see for any tourist visiting Hungary. It is mere miles from Budapest but one is transported to a different moment in time courtesy of this visit. Mike (our tour guide) was an exuberant and kind tour guide with a great personality. We appreciated being shown around the town by him. All in all, a lovely way to spend a few hours in Hungary.

From Budapest: Half-Day Tour to Szentendre reviewed by Estelle

★★★★★ A wonderful way to chill and join in on Hungarian culture!

I've been to two baths/spas now in Budapest: a small place with a lot of locals and the Széchenyi. I really enjoyed both and would recommend them heartily. Going for an evening of relaxation after sightseeing is great. I was pleased to meet and talk with some friendly locals here (I had feared tourists had taken over). Sometimes "quiet rooms" were not so quiet due to large groups of younger travellers, but we had a enjoyable time nonetheless. For me, the bath culture of Budapest is something not to miss out on!

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