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Not simply a destination for rowdy stag dos, holidays in Budapest pack a punch for those after a city with bundles of bohemian charm. It’s an awesome alternative to pretty-yet-popular Prague thanks to an eclectic combo of gorgeous landmarks, riverside living and epic cultural activities that you won’t see anywhere else in Europe.

The Hungarian capital is undeniably dripping in history, from its flashy palaces once owned by Hapsburg princes to morbidly fascinating museums which housed Soviet spies and torture chambers in the not-so-distant past. All that heritage means one thing in our books – loads of opportunities for wannabe photographers to snap away.

Taking a dip in a thermal bath may be a bit of a cliché on a Budapest holiday, but it’s something you absolutely should experience at least once. There are few better ways to warm yourself up during a Hungarian winter – unless you duck into one of the city’s unapologetically laidback ruin pubs, that is. Budapest’s unique drinking scene could also see you raving in an abandoned warehouse one night and gliding along the Danube, champagne glass in hand, the next.

Sound like a lot to soak up? We’ve made it our mission to show you exactly how dynamic the Hungarian capital can be.

Budapest

Not simply a destination for rowdy stag dos, holidays in Budapest pack a punch for those after a city with bundles of bohemian charm. It’s an awesome alternative to pretty-yet-popular Prague thanks to an eclectic combo of gorgeous landmarks, riverside living and epic cultural activities that you won’t see anywhere else in Europe.

The Hungarian capital is undeniably dripping in history, from its flashy palaces once owned by Hapsburg princes to morbidly fascinating museums which housed Soviet spies and torture chambers in the not-so-distant past. All that heritage means one thing in our books – loads of opportunities for wannabe photographers to snap away.

Taking a dip in a thermal bath may be a bit of a cliché on a Budapest holiday, but it’s something you absolutely should experience at least once. There are few better ways to warm yourself up during a Hungarian winter – unless you duck into one of the city’s unapologetically laidback ruin pubs, that is. Budapest’s unique drinking scene could also see you raving in an abandoned warehouse one night and gliding along the Danube, champagne glass in hand, the next.

Sound like a lot to soak up? We’ve made it our mission to show you exactly how dynamic the Hungarian capital can be.

   
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Budgeting in boho Budapest

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    3 course meal for 2: £27.29

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    A regular cappuccino: £1.19

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    A medium beer: £1.34

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    One-way (Local Transport): £0.87

Budgeting in boho Budapest

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    3 course meal for 2: £27.29

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    A regular cappuccino: £1.19

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    A medium beer: £1.34

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    One-way (Local Transport): £0.87

Soundtrack of the city

Weather in Budapest

While many of the city’s attractions make winter the best time to visit Budapest, don’t rule out a summer break just yet. From May to September, temperatures soar well into the high 20s, signalling chilled out afternoons in pub gardens, epic music festivals and cycle rides around leafy parks. Autumn is also pretty idyllic; picture City Park ablaze in orange and yellow, plus fewer crowds to contend with at major landmarks.

Discover the real Budapest

There’s so much more to Budapest than opulent landmarks and cheap bars. The city’s huge cultural offering – think thermal spas, Belle Epoque coffeehouses and Danube river cruises – makes it a mecca for those after a destination where every hour can be spent doing something drastically different from the last…

For those unfamiliar with Hungarian cuisine, a trip around one of Budapest’s food markets proves there’s far more to it than just goulash. Foodies have the chance to sample seriously underrated dishes at restaurants to suit any budget, as well as indulge in exquisite cakes and traditional Jewish treats at coffeehouses and bakeries across the city.

Ice skating escapades, soaks in balmy baths and jaunts around festive markets are a few of the activities on offer in Budapest – and that’s just during the winter! The city is a treasure trove of cultural and quirky things to see and do. Here we highlight exactly how to make the most of this Hungarian metropolis.

Budapest’s top sights are definitely worth placing on your itinerary, however it’s those options a little off the beaten track that’ll really stick in your mind. Get to grips with areas of the city you never knew existed or discover Budapest’s best – and not just busiest – hotspots.  We’ll point you in the right direction and leave the rest up to you.

Food & Drink

For those unfamiliar with Hungarian cuisine, a trip around one of Budapest’s food markets proves there’s far more to it than just goulash. Foodies have the chance to sample seriously underrated dishes at restaurants to suit any budget, as well as indulge in exquisite cakes and traditional Jewish treats at coffeehouses and bakeries across the city.

See & do

Ice skating escapades, soaks in balmy baths and jaunts around festive markets are a few of the activities on offer in Budapest – and that’s just during the winter! The city is a treasure trove of cultural and quirky things to see and do. Here we highlight exactly how to make the most of this Hungarian metropolis.

Guides & Tips

Budapest’s top sights are definitely worth placing on your itinerary, however it’s those options a little off the beaten track that’ll really stick in your mind. Get to grips with areas of the city you never knew existed or discover Budapest’s best – and not just busiest – hotspots.  We’ll point you in the right direction and leave the rest up to you.

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More of the Mexico

Whether you’re island hopping or plumping for the mainland, Greece is a solid summer holiday all-rounder. Yes, you’ll find all the essentials: beaches, coves, caves and those ever-alluring fishing villages, but Greece will also treat you to some seriously impressive archaeological treasures. Menus may have had a tendency towards the ever-present Greek salad and souvlaki, but the gastronomy scene has always been quietly simmering away in tavernas for decades. Finding them is half the fun.