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Buda Electric Bus Tour
Visitors will board a fully electric open-air minibus before going on a tour around the capital’s oldest neighborhood, with stops at the main sights like Buda Castle.
These custom-made cruiser city bikes give riders the freedom to explore the city at their own pace. Bikes are fitted with a three-speed gear hub, wide comfortable seats, and chopper-style handlebars. Helmets and locks are included in the rental.
All-In-One Walking Tour
This walking tour gives an introduction to Budapest’s rich history and culture. Highlights include a visit to the Széchenyi Thermal Bath, Vajdahunyad Castle, and Buda’s Castle District. There’s also a stop at a cafe for some traditional retes – a typical type of strudel.
Grand Segway Tour
This city Segway tour takes riders to the heart of Pest and main sights including St. Stephen's Basilica, the Hungarian State Opera House, and the tree-lined Grand Boulevard of Andrassy. There’s also a chance to soak up scenic views of the Buda Castle District.
Parliament & Grand City Tour
Starting from the Chain Bridge, this guided tour takes visitors to main landmarks in both Buda and Pest. Highlights include the Castle District, St Stephen's Basilica, and a guided tour of the Neo-Gothic House of Parliament.
Buda Bus Tour
This sightseeing tour begins with a drive over the Chain Bridge to Buda, where visitors will enjoy a walking tour of the Castle District and its main attractions. Afterwards, the excursion continues to the Gellért Hill (Citadel) for a panoramic view over the city.
Danube Bend Tour
A sightseeing tour including visits to 3 scenic cities in the Danube Bend: Esztergom, Visegrád, and Szentendre. Highlights include a visit to Hungary’s largest cathedral, a guided walking tour in the Artists’ Village of Szentendre, and beautiful views of the Danube valley.
Gödöllő Palace Tour
A guided tour of one of Hungary's most famous monuments. Visitors will get to know the hidden rooms of Gödöllő Palace—a summer residence of Emperor Franz Joseph I and Empress Elisabeth of Austria (Sisi)—giving a sneakpeek into royal life during the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Evening Cruise on the Danube
This 1-hour sightseeing cruise along the Danube lets visitors see the main sights like the Royal Palace and the city’s famous bridges.
Day Cruise on the Danube
Visitors can enjoy scenic views of Budapest’s main sights from the Duna Bella – a glass-ceiling boat. There’s also an optional 90 minutes of free time to explore Margaret Island.
Budapest Pinball Museum
This museum features over 130 pinball machines, some dating back to the 1940s. You'll be able to play on all the machines, including the world's first with flippers.
Mummies of the World Exhibition
The Mummies of the World exhibition features the world’s largest mummy collection, borrowed from a range of academic organizations, private collections, universities, and other museums. Your ticket will give you the opportunity to learn more about their history, as well as giving you the chance to see them up close.
Murder – The Killer Exhibition
On this interactive audio-guided tour, you’ll learn about some of the most notorious murders that have happened across the world. The interactive exhibition is set up in over 21 rooms, and tells the stories of various killers including Jack the Ripper, and Elizabeth Báthory – a Hungarian woman described as the most vicious female serial killer of all time.
0.9 miles from downtown
Not so little Buda. This district is dominated by Budavári Palota, a mammoth medieval palace complex. Zip up Castle Hill on the old-time funicular, and stand atop the castle walls to capture sweeping vistas of the Danube River and Pest beyond it. In the high-class Vár area, hop from upscale bar to classy restaurant like you’re modern-day royalty.
Places to stay from $23 a night
2.1 miles from downtown
Buda’s “Hill of Roses” is highly affluent. During the Turkish occupation, roses were planted all over these hills. Now it’s home to filmmakers, celebrities, and a new generation of Hungarian movers-and-shakers. Renowned for its open meadows, dense forests and sweeping views of the Danube, it’s also a prime spot for romantic evening walks.
Places to stay from $14 a night
05. Belváros - Lipótváros
0.1 miles from downtown
Here’s the recipe for Lipótváros - take a genteel neighbourhood; add a litany of uniform neo-classical buildings, a splash of art deco and voilà! You’ve got the historic heart of Budapest. It’s the centre of the finance industry and government. St. Stephen’s Basilica and Freedom Square are all a stone’s throw from each other.
Places to stay from $6 a night
0.6 miles from downtown
Learn the “Hungarian Dances”. The WestEnd City Centre is a mad shuffle to rival Brahms’ famous ditties - pram-wielding dads push through the crowds, friends converse loudly in the food hall and fashion fiends dart from shop-to-shop. It’s an upbeat introduction to an area famed for commerce, as well as the green grounds of City Park.
Places to stay from $5 a night
0.6 miles from downtown
An up-and-coming residential area. The Great Synagogue (Nagy Zsinagóga) attracts crowds by the droves. Yet youth culture is slowly colonising Erzsébetváros, as “ruin bars” – dining areas built between abandoned buildings – increase in popularity. Unless you’re in the mood for crowds, skip the exceedingly hip Szimpla restaurant and dine at low-key Ankert.
Places to stay from $4 a night
1 miles from downtown
Józsefváros is a canvas for the city’s artistic community. This petit neighbourhood of urban parks and charming squares is dotted with cultural institutes like the National Museum and the Academy of Drama and Film in Budapest. At nightfall, it’s the best place to cut a rug – the Art-Nouveau inspired nightclubs here rank among the best in town.
Places to stay from $7 a night
1.2 miles from downtown
Ferencváros’ Palace of Arts is worth a deep-dive. An amalgam of modern and classical design elements, it’s a venue where Hungarian culture is celebrated in play, opera and theatre. See the Palace’s famed pipe organ, or venture to the Great Market Hall for 1001 cuisines – it’s where you’ll see the area’s students and young profs on any given afternoon.
Places to stay from $6 a night
It’s easy to see why people fall in love with Budapest. From the eclectic architecture and revitalizing thermal baths to the endless bowls of goulash and all-night “ruin bar” parties, this city always has something to do.
The 1640-foot wide Danube River splits the city into two parts – Buda and Pest. Take a boat tour to get an up-close view of all the landmarks lining the riverbanks, or just cross one of the 8 bridges for a more panoramic view. The Chain Bridge will take you to the grounds of Buda Castle, a huge baroque-style complex dating back to the 13th century. Walk or take the short funicular ride to the top of Castle Hill and check out historic monuments like the Hungarian Parliament Building and St. Stephen’s Basilica, a huge domed church that shimmers when lit up at night.
After all that walking, taking a dip in one of Budapest’s thermal baths is the perfect way to relax and recharge. Choose between Széchenyi Baths and Géllert Spa – both feature indoor and outdoor temperature-controlled pools and massage services.
No trip to the capital of Hungary would be complete without experiencing its exciting nightlife and amazing food. You can find all the best bars and restaurants in District VII— the city’s old Jewish Quarter—where the nightlife fun doesn't stop till dawn.
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|Most popular time to visit||July-September|
|Cheapest time to visit||January-March|
|Local currency||€ 1 = $1.14|
|Average weekend price||$89 per night|
|Average weekday price||$93 per night|
|Average stay||2 nights|
“Nice hotel with wide rooms but was a bit far from the pest side of budapest”
“Incredible day at the baths. Definitely was a better idea to go mid week. We could walk straight to the cashier and enter. Loved all the pools and the different temperatures.. The outside baths are absolutely the highlight. The canteen is very basic and food is overpriced, so best to take your own snack. But beer and wine is good value and a great addition to an afternoon in the sunshine”
“A prestige avenue with a lot of luxury buildings a lot of them government buildings.”
“the most beautiful bridge in hungary. great to walk through and take pictures at dawn and sunset respectively. ”
“Closes at 6. Requires 2 hours to visit properly. Disturbing but an ess history lesson.”
“Beautiful and breathtaking ... the history of the Hungarian kingdom and it’s greatest kings and rulers. ”
“Nice place to visit and a very good surrounding it was water paddling boats and nice for walking”
“there are so many different parts -- history, art, and city museums, -- in the Budapest City Museum, ask for the "statue find" in the beautiful blue room.....also go downstairs and see the historical foundations of the city”
“Great visit! I found the layout confusing, and your rental towel is not good for keeping you dry. Prepare to wander around a bit, but it is a fun place!”
“Full of people and very ultra noisy main bath because people shout a lot, no rest , no relax.”
Amazingly beautiful city where you can breath and feel history and a rich culture. The few days we stayed there were not enough to see everything this city has to offer... one needs at least one month to take all that beauty in... to visit the museums and cutural sites and monuments... and go to the thermal baths... and have conversations with the locals...
I did write about Budapest before . One of the nicest city in Europe . Compare to only to Paris , but Budapest is safe completely. Paris ? I don’t think so . Well its so much to see and go to this city. Lot of lot of history .
An awesome city to tour both during the day and at night! Castles and Basillicas to ruin bars and cheap wine. Get yourself to Budapest or BUDAPESHT as the locals call it to have an experience of a lifetime.
Budapea is a great romantic city that specially sparkled at night. Most people spoke English. Shopping in Peat was excellent. The sights in Buda were stunning. The Danube is a great backdrop for all the beautiful buildings.
My new favorite city. Food was excellent - Rezkakas; Cafe Gerbeaud. Parliament was amazing- both interior & exterior. Religious service St Stephen’s Basilica was extraordinary. People very warm & friendly.
Good comfort food...eat at the restaurant at the palace by Heroes Square. Hell's Kitchen was really good. Magdalena Merlo restaurant is very good. Yummy steaks and good chicken paprika. Sometimes they have trouble understanding u so be clear" steak WELL DONE please!" Do NOT miss the public mineral baths.. esp the one by the zoo. Fantastic!
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Gellért Spa Package With Skip-The-Line Day Ticket
Part of the famous Hotel Gellért in Buda, these thermal baths have healing waters from Gellért hill’s mineral hot springs. Fast-track entrance means visitors can avoid lines and stay at the spa until closing time.
Széchenyi Spa Package With Skip-The-Line Day Ticket
This offer gives visitors with fast-track entrance to the Széchenyi Spa – home to the largest medicinal bath in Europe. Inside there are 15 indoor pools of varying sizes and temperatures between 68°F and 104°F. Guests will also have access to 3 outdoor pools.
Széchenyi Spa Skip-the-Line, Full-Day Ticket
This ticket gives you full-day and skip-the-line access to the largest thermal bath in Europe. Széchenyi Spa has 15 indoor pools, 3 open-air baths, and a thermal pool heated to 104°F. There's also a variety of treatments available, including massage.
Legendary Ruin Pub Crawl
Led by a local guide, this nighttime bar crawl lets you experience Budapest's most authentic "ruin bars" while getting to know other travelers like you. There are free shots and VIP admission to every bar on the tour so you don’t have to wait in line.
Gellért Spa Full-Day Ticket With Fast-Track Access
This ticket includes skip-the-line access to the Gellért Baths so you can spend less time waiting in line and more time soaking in the world-famous thermal pools. The complex also offers a variety of spa treatments including massages.
Organ Concert in St. Stephen's Basilica
This 70-minute organ concert takes place in the ancient church of St. Stephen's Basilica. Performers include Hungarian organ artist Miklós Teleki, award-winning opera singer Kolos Kováts, and a talented flute player from the Danube Symphonic Orchestra. You'll hear pieces by Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart and more.
Scavenger Escape Room Game
In these adrenaline-fueled games, you and your team have to work together to solve puzzles and gather hidden items to escape a locked room in just one hour. Choose from ‘Egyptian Adventure’, ‘Mozart’s Mystery’ or ‘Secret Surgery’.
City Treasure Hunt
This tour lets you explore Budapest while testing your detective skills. You’ll be paired off into teams where you will solve different puzzles and logical tasks on a mission to discover Budapest’s historic landmarks.