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    Awaken your senses with the music and art of Budapest

City Breaks » Budapest City Breaks

Culture Shopping & Nightlife History Music Beer Festivals Christmas Markets

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.

Discover more of Europe on one of our many other trips. We have Luxembourg city breaks available as well as those in Cologne and many other cities besides.

Possible Excursions

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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Our Budapest Hotel Recommendations

K+K Hotel Opera 4*

Why we like it: The superb location in the heart of the city. Location: Next to the State Opera House. The shopping area and many famous sights are within walking distance. Features: Bistro, bar, café, lift, fitness area, sauna, parking. Location: Next to the State Opera House. The shopping area and many famous sights are within walking distance. Features: Bistro, bar, café, lift, fitness area, sauna, parking. Accommodation: 205 stylish and air-conditioned rooms with en suite facilities, minibar, hairdryer, TV, telephone, Wi-Fi, coffee and tea making facilities, safe. Fred.\ Special: 4 for 3 nights are available on selected dates. Please call us for more information.
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Best Western Hotel Orion 3*

Why we like it: The intimate atmosphere offering a warm welcome. Location: Close to the Danube riverbank and the Elisabeth Bridge. Features: Bar, lift, fitness area, sauna, safety deposit box. Accommodation: 30 cosy and air-conditioned rooms with en suite facilities, TV, Wi-Fi. Fred.\ Special: 4 for 3 nights 01.11.14 - 31.03.15. Why not upgrade to Business Class from Economy? Please ask us for details.
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Budapest Card
The Budapest card is valid for 48 or 72 hours and offers more than 150 different discounts for visitors in Budapest. Restaurants, Spas, beautiful sights and exhibitions: discounts are available in all kind of facilities. Includes free access to public transport. From £28pp for 48hr.
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Capital of Hungary


Approx. 1.7 million



Time Difference


Dial Code

+36 (Hungary)


Hungarian Forint HUF

Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport There are train services from Terminal 1 into the centre of Budapest. Journey time is approximately 25 minutes.

20km south-eastern of the city centre, about 30min by train.

Flight Time from London

2 hours

After opening new department stores and many boutiques in the shopping streets during the last 20 years, Budapest is today known as Mecca for shoppers.

Váci utca

The most popular shopping street in Budapest is separated by the Elizabeth Bridge. The northern part is popular with tourists strolling along the numerous shops while the southern part invites its visitors to relax in a historical atmosphere.

West End City Centre

The largest and most impressive of Budapest's shopping malls is situated between Nyugati tér and Lehel tér in Pest. It impresses with its design and more than 400 shops offering designer labels, jewellery, gift and toy shops as well as a multiplex cinema.

No visit to Budapest will be complete without trying regional specialities like hearty soups, stews and delicious game dishes.

Fortuna Restaurant

This restaurant spoils its guests with exclusive Hungarian dishes and wine from its own Champagne cellar.

Alabardos Restaurant

Enjoy real Hungarian cuisine in a medieval setting in a 400 years old gothic building. This restaurant is the perfect choice for a romantic dinner.

Gundel Restaurant

Sophisticated, authentic Hungarian food, served with elegance and tradition and accompanied by one of the most accomplished Gypsy bands in Budapest. This is Budapest's best-known restaurant.

Zeller Bistro

Mostly homemade Hungarian style cuisine. This bistro fills up quickly so a reservation is recommended - don't forget to try their excellent cakes.

Castle Hill and the Castle District

Visit the world famous UNESCO World Heritage Site which offers great historical attractions, museums, charming crooked streets as well as cozy cafes and restaurants. Besides the monuments visitors wcan enjoy a breathtaking view over the Danube with the Chain Bridge.

St. Stephen's Basilica

This Roman Catholic basilica is named in honour of Stephen, the first King of Hungary, whose mummified fist is housed in the reliquary.

Margaret Islands

Situated in the middle of the River Danube, the island is the perfect location for picnics and sunbathing. Visitors will find large gardens, flowery fields and the largest open-air swimming complex of the town.

Fisherman's Bastion

A mock bastion, built during the 19th Century, featuring pointed towers and turrets. It also offers some great views of the city.

Buda Castle

Visit Buda Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with many interesting attractions, museums, restaurants and shops.

Spa And Bath

Szechenyi: Built in 1909 in the present-day City Park, this is the largest spa in Europe, and possibly the nicest in Budapest. A vast bath complex amidst beautiful architecture, it contains 3 outdoor pools including a large lap pool, at least 3 sauna rooms, and several indoor pools at different temperatures.

Gellert: This bath located in an Art Nouveau building mellowed by age has been open to visitors since 1918. The original Art Nouveau furniture, colourful mosaics, marble towers, stained-glass windows and statues are an artistic experience in their own right.

Rac: The bath complex is situated at a special venue, where the Gellért Hill and Tabán meet.


Budapest is famous for its vibrant and colourful nightlife. Visitors await atmospheric jazz bars, palatial dance clubs as well as cosy music lounges.

Jazz Garden:   This Jazz club offers good music and a delicious cuisine.

Cotton Club:   In the heart of the city centre the Cotton Club will bring you back to the 1920's of America.