No visit to Hungary would be complete without checking out Budapest, perched on the Danube river. With its famous Gellert and Széchenyi thermal baths, the neo-gothic Parliament House, the cobbled Buda Castle district and much more, this is a great starting point for a Hungary trip. Did we mention the nightlife here is pretty epic too? You'll soon see.
Have a look through our trips to Hungary and take your pick.
One of the most popular places in the city for 10/10 views, Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest is the most Insta-famous location for travellers heading to Hungary. Catch the funicular or stroll up to the Fisherman’s Bastion in the castle district, where you'll fall in love with the views of the Danube, Hungarian Parliament and Pest side of the city.
Ahhh Budapest, home to some of the most impressive Baroque buildings in Eastern Europe. First up: Buda Castle. Nestled high above the Danube, this grand palace was the jewel in the Hungarian crown for hundreds of years. Today, you won’t find any Hungarian royalty living in the castle district, but you can explore art museums, Matthias Church and many famous medieval relics.
Do like the locals do and bathe in the centre of Budapest. Because, why not? If Art Nouveau architecture is your style, try Gellert Baths. Then head to Széchenyi thermal baths for Hungary’s most famous bathing experience and the largest medicinal bath in Europe. With 15 indoor baths and three giant outdoor pools connected to thermal springs, we hear they throw a good spa party here too...