Winter Breaks – Budapest City Guide for a short holiday break

Explore Budapest from the deck of a river cruise on the scenic banks of Danube. The UNESCO world heritage site offers breathtaking city views as you cruise pass magnificent landmarks such as the Castle Hill and Parliament Building.

The city illuminates at night creating a vibrant and intimate atmosphere whilst you take in the sights for a relaxing and unique experience.

If you want to relax during the day you can visit one of the many famous old cafés near the tourist hotspots of the city where you can try traditional Hungarian sweets such as the Dobos cake or a Somló Galuska (Sponge Cake).

The Művész café, which is located close to the State Opera House, offers delicious sweets and coffee and is packed with Opera fans. The café Gerbeaud on Vörösmarty tér is a well known venue and serves delicious local plum pies.

Take the Margaret Bridge and drive over to Buda where you can find the Castle District for some proper sightseeing.

Head across the Elisabeth Bridge to Pest and see the Central Market Hall and City park. You will also find Europe’s largest synagogue.

Winter Breaks Budapest City Guide
Then you can head over to Europe’s largest thermal spa to unwind. There are plenty of the World-famous thermal Spa’s throughout the city as well with 18 springs in Budapest, providing over 70 million liters of thermal water a day. The temperature of these waters is usually between 21C and 78C.

Some of the Spa’s feature regular night parties on Friday and Saturday nights, with music and special light effects such as the The Rudas Bath, built in the 1500’s and is popular with the younger crowd.

If your traveling with kids we recommend the Palatinus Bath on Margaret Island which have special pools for kids.

If your feeling adventurous head over to the Budapest Zoo and the Amusement Park.

For some more sightseeing and historical monuments head over to Heroes’ Square where you will find statues of Hungarian Kings and Dukes. You can also head over to the famous Opera House by passing the Andrássy Avenue to downtown Pest.

Winter Breaks Budapest City GuideBudapest has a vibrant nightlife with something for every taste whether your jazz bars, outdoor music lounges or dance clubs. Most nightlife venues open well into the early hours of the morning where you’re sure to run into a stag do or hen night.

If you want to try a different way of enjoying Budapest’s nightlife you can opt to party the night on a stunning amazing cruise on the famous river Danube where you will have access to a bar and dance away to the beats whilst taking in the city lights.

Budapest is well known for its excellent cuisine with mix of traditional Hungarian cuisine as well as international offerings.

Musicians will play at your table as you dine, as they often accompany traditional Hungarian restaurants. Hungarian food has a unique character, often accompanies by rich flavors with sour cream, onions, eggs, butter, fresh produce and wine.

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