A Guide to Must-See Buildings in Budapest
Date: 4 March, 2020
Looking out over the Budapest cityscape, be it from a perch on the hilly Buda side or from one of the impressive bridges stretching between Buda & Pest over the Danube, you're treated to what is arguably one of the most beautiful scenes of an urban landscape anywhere in the world - by both day and night; and one of the main reasons for this city's remarkable and striking beauty is its buildings.
Expert Tips: things to do in Budapest like the locals
Date: 28 January, 2020
A moniker of Budapest is the ‘Pearl of the Danube’ – and it makes sense; Budapest glistens, it’s beautiful to look at, a gem of a city sitting within a land-locked East-Central European shell, and a unique mix of grandeur, grit, fascinating history and wonderful culture makes Budapest a real rarity.
Where to stay in Budapest in 2020
Date: 12 December, 2019
Deciding where to stay in Budapest during your trip is worth considering carefully; the city consists of 23 districts, numbered clockwise as they appear on a map of Budapest and spread across both sides of the Danube, Buda and Pest. Central districts have lower numbers while suburban districts have higher numbers. Though it is a large city, it has a fantastic public transport system linking all of the districts and areas of the city. we know that researching where to stay in Budapest might seem a daunting task, so we've come to your rescue with this guide to the best districts to stay in, the average cost of accommodation in Budapest districts, and the different things to do in each.
Top 6 Strange & Unusual Museums in Europe
Date: 24 February, 2019
You’d be forgiven for conjuring up images of grand buildings full of major artifacts when you hear the word museum; conventional museums are most often dedicated to the kinds of things imbued with ‘real’ cultural’ significance, high-brow art, and objects of scientific or historical significance.
Ten non-touristy things to do in Budapest
Date: 9 February, 2019
Sometimes, when we visit a new city or place, we try to imagine what it would be like without other tourists and travellers around. That’s not an easy task, especially in Budapest, when you want to get to the must-see attractions yourself too, so it’s always great to know a few hidden spots and lesser-known things to experience.
The Nine Best Places for Budget Dinner in Budapest
Date: 9 October, 2018
One of the most frequent things that our Budapest free tour guides are asked at the end of the city tour is “where’s good to eat”? There are many answers to this question, depending on what kind of cuisine you’re hungry for, what kind of café or restaurant is desired, where about in the city you’d like to eat and, of course, the price!
Romantic Budapest: Seven romantic ideas
Date: 28 September, 2018
There are few capitals in the world that lend itself so readily to being the perfect romantic backdrop to a couple’s trip as Budapest. Of course, when one thinks of a romantic destination, iconic Paris typically springs to mind, but beautiful Budapest has plenty to rival the city of lights, and spectacular lights are just one of the Hungarian capital’s alluring delights for lovers.
Things to do this Halloween in Budapest
Date: 21 October, 2017
Halloween is just around the corner, so you might be wondering what’s happening in Budapest over the Halloween weekend; well there are lots of things to do as the city embraces the opportunity to have some ghoulish fun! Here’s just some of them…
7 Must-Eat Hungarian Dishes on a Backpacker Budget
Date: 15 June, 2016
After weeks on the road, it's easy to get sick of noodles, rice, and standard hostel kitchen fare, but when you're choosing between fine dining and another week on the road, eating cheap always wins out. Fortunately, you don't have to make those tough choices in Budapest, one of Europe's cheapest cities to travel. Hungary may not be world-renowned for its cuisine, but those willing to set aside the "boiled cabbage and meat" stereotypes may be surprised to find a wealth of flavorful, satisfying, and cheap(!) local eats worth tucking in to. Here are our favorite Hungarian dishes on a backpacker budget.
Christmas Markets and Ice Skating in Budapest
Date: 2 December, 2015
Eating your way into a cheese coma while donning a mulled wine jacket is the perfect ways to participate in the holiday festivities. From the end of November, clusters of winter villages populate cities throughout Europe, and the Hungarian capital of Budapest is one not to shy away from the merrymaking. The city centre comes alive during the holiday season when the Christmas lights turn on, markets set up shop, and ice skating rinks open. So, if you're lucky enough to be visiting Budapest during Christmas time, make sure you tickle your festive feels by getting wonderfully lost amongst the happy holiday huts. Here are our top 4 Budapest Christmas markets and our choice for the perfect ice skating date: