Average 2.5 hour flight
Time difference +1 hour(s)
Average temperature 12°C
HOW TO SPEND YOUR BUDAPEST HOLIDAY
A holiday to Budapest offers an exciting city break with so much to see and do. The picture-perfect capital of Hungary is famed for its dramatic architecture, rich history and captivating culture. And with just a 2.5 hour flight time from the UK, it’s perfect for a weekend getaway!
Split in two by the River Danube, the city’s Buda side is home to the historic Buda Castle where you can look at Budapest’s finest collection of art. The ornate turrets and stunning views of Fisherman’s Bastion are also a must-see on holiday to Budapest.
Cross the famous 19th century chain bridge on foot to reach the Pest side of the capital and wander the historic city streets, taking in the gothic parliament building and opera house. Follow the beautiful route up Andrássy Avenue to Heroes Square which boasts an impressive collection of statues.
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THINGS TO DO ON HOLIDAY TO BUDAPEST
You only need to stroll briefly on a Budapest holiday to catch some of the city’s incredible architecture like the Hungarian Parliament building, St. Stephen’s Basilica and Buda Castle. Instead of taking the stairs up to Buda Castle, hop on the funicular. Not only a quick and fun way to travel, you’ll get fantastic views of the city while you ascend Castle Hill as well as enjoying part of the city’s history as the funicular dates back to 1870.
Budapest holidays are famous for the healing hot springs found in spas across the city. By far the most grand are the Szechenyi Baths, with 3 huge outdoor pools and 16 indoor baths as well as saunas, massages and more, all in a gorgeous architectural setting. You could spend a whole day unwinding here.
If you’re looking for somewhere to go for drinks, look no further than the Jewish Quarter. Named ‘ruin bars’, these cool establishments are often decorated with industrial, mismatched furniture, quirky props and enough plants to take ‘urban jungle’ to a whole new level.
FOOD & DRINK IN BUDAPEST
Famous for its meat and fish-based dishes, indulge in Hungarian classics like rich goulash or hearty fisherman’s soup on your Budapest holiday. Find a restaurant that makes these in a traditional Hungarian kettle for the most authentic taste.
If you still have room for dessert, you have to try Hungarian chimney cake. There are countless street vendors on the streets of Budapest offering their own version of this treat. Have it coated in cinnamon and sugar or filled with ice cream - the choice is yours.
Hungary is famous for its production of paprika - which is what makes their goulash so delicious. Make sure to pick up some paprika as a souvenir before you leave and bring the flavour of your Budapest holiday home with you.