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Things To Do In Budapest

You're about to point your compass in a different direction. Perpetually prepared for an enlightening experience and innovative ways to get inspired, you're prepared to discover an exciting city from top to bottom. Up next: Budapest! It's not difficult to fill your days, because Expedia can hook you up with lots of things to do. Find and book your activities now, and the only thing you'll have left to do is pack your suitcase and get excited.

  • Get your favourite excursion on Expedia at an ideal price, and you will still have money for a fancy hotel or luxurious dinner while you're in town. The activities in Budapest aren't only among the best, but they won't break the bank. We have 119 things to do here, and you can make them yours beginning at £4.
  • Budapest is a favourite among thrill seekers like you. In fact, plenty of travellers have been visiting Budapest to check out local hot spots and participate in the best activities, and most are already planning to return. The most booked activities can grab the curiosity of even experienced globetrotters, and it's easy to see why. Our collection includes a wide range of culturally based excursions and opportunities for fun. With one-of-a kind ways to explore the best this area has to give like a Danube Bend Day Trip and Tour of Great Hungarian Plain with Horse Show & Lunch, there are plenty of opportunities to choose from when you glance through the best activities here at Expedia.

Our activities are the perfect way to organise your trip. It takes some planning to really get the most out of Budapest, especially when you wish to include plenty of food and entertainment. And it's clear that you're itching to explore every avenue遥ou are excited to get out and see what life is like for locals. You're thrilled to sign up for the top activities around, and an exploration of historic city neighbourhoods is an adventure all its own. Book group tours on Expedia, and leave your map behind.

Things to Do in Budapest

One of the most magnificent cities in Europe, the modern day city of Budapest was born in 1873 from the unification of three much older cities, Buda, Pest and Obuda. The city’s chequered history is evident from its areas of fading beauty, but recent gentrification has proved Budapest’s will to survive. Peppered with centuries of architecture, from the 13th century Buda Castle to the impressive 19th century parliament buildings, today, Budapest has a reputation as a youthful centre of European culture. Equally delightful in summer months and beneath blankets of winter snow, Budapest offers suitable activities whatever the time of year.

Areas & Neighbourhoods in Budapest

Castle District — The clanging bells of the Gothic Revival St. Matthias Church echo through the cobbled streets of Budapest’s heritage heart. At its centre is the staggering 13th century Royal Palace, Buda Castle. This has survived countless wars and conflicts over the years to stand proudly as one of Budapest’s most iconic buildings.

Belvaros — Fancy a spot of shopping? The historic buildings in Budapest’s commercial centre house a combination of great souvenir shops and high-end stores. If you’re looking for something more exclusive, you’ll also discover plenty of quirky boutiques and markets concealed in the district’s winding side streets.

Erzsebetvaros — Elizabeth Town fell into disrepair during the Second World War. After a programme of gentrification in the mid-2000s, the area is now known for its rocking nightlife and for being the coolest hipster hangout in Budapest. If you like your drinks served in jam jars, you know where to come!

Ferencvaros — Ferencvaros is the unquestioned food and theatre hub of Budapest. Dine out in one of its 50 plus restaurants, cafes or bustling eateries, before heading to the National Theatre or another of the district’s performance venues to sample this area’s fusion of urban and classical arts.

Things to See in Budapest

With so much to see, it never hurts to consider some support. Whether that means hiring a city bike to get around, or heading across the city’s iconic chain bridge for a Buda Castle coffee and pastry walking tour, there are multiple possibilities. For a once in a lifetime photo opportunity, don’t miss the Hungarian Parliament, Hungary’s largest building. This magnificent blend of Gothic and Renaissance Revival styles sits proudly in Lajos Kossuth Square on the pretty waters of the Danube.

Things to Do in Budapest

If you weary of cafe culture and historic marvels there is always the upbeat nightlife and you’ll find no end of trendy bars. For a more conventional Hungarian experience, why not book a three-course dinner at a Hungarian Folklore Show? You’ll be whisked off to a central city restaurant to dine surrounded by dancers and musicians in vibrant traditional costume. Then there’s no better, or romantic, way to explore this city than with a Danube River Cruise – whether love is in the air or not, you will soon fall for the beautiful Budapest.

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