Explore this remarkable city with one of our many Budapest city breaks and visit the scintillating scenery and architecture on offer. Budapest is a unique city, famous for its spas, countless historical monuments and excellent Hungarian cuisine. Meet some of the locals in one of the typical coffee houses and enjoy the town's charming atmosphere.
Known locally as 'The Queen of the Danube', Budapest is often referred to as the Paris of the East. With its extraordinary location on the Danube, it is definitely one of the most exciting cities in Europe. This incredible place sparkles in the winter months when the Budapest Christmas Market begins, attracting visitors to experience the festive stalls that offer decorations and traditional yuletide products made by local craftsmen.
Budapest is not only the capital of Hungary but also the country's cultural centre of music and art. With its rich and fascinating history as well as a vibrant cultural heritage, Budapest has managed to maintain its magic and charm. Unwind and relax in one of the many thermal bath complexes in the city, served by over a hundred natural thermal springs.
A Budapest city break is the best way to take advantage of the parks and museums, packed with attractions and entertainment options. Popular for its cosmopolitan nightlife, the food and drink is delightful and cheaply priced; attracting many visitors and party goers to its many bars and clubs. Danube river tours are also popular and offer a unique way to take in the surrounding scenery, often beginning with one of our Bratislava City Breaks, before venturing downriver towards Budapest.
Take Tram No.2 for a sightseeing-tour of all the best tourist attractions for the price of just a single-ticket.
Gödöllö Castle: 32km north-east of Budapest is a beautifully restored Royal Palace and was the favourite residence of the former Habsburg Queen Elisabeth.
Visegrad is famous for its former royal palace partially rebuilt in Renaissance style, medieval residential tower, and impressive citadel.
City Hop On - Hop Off: Experience the beauty of Budapest on this English-speaking guided tour. You can hop on and off at 5 different landmarks all around the city at your leisure. See some of the main sights of Budapest like the Parliament, Museum of Ethnography, Heroes' Square, Museum of Fine Arts, Vajadahunyad Castle, Szechenyi Thermal Bath, Royal Castle, Matthias Church, Fishermen's Bastion, Hungarion National Gallery and the Citadel.
Half-day City Tour: On this tour pass by the Parliament building before crossing the Danube via the Margaret Bridge and then driving to the Royal Castle on the Buda side of the city. Here you will have some free time to yourself to visit the Fishermen's Bastion which offers stunning views over the city and the Mathias Church. Your tour will continue to the Gillert Hill before crossing the Elisabeth Bridge from where you will drive towards Heroes' Square. Passing by the Opera and St Stephen's Basilica you will reach the Hotel Intercontinental where your tour ends.
Did You Know That..?
There are many caves and cellars in Budapest and some are open to the public. The Castle cave was used as a battle station and a storage facility during World War 2.
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