Budapest: Holidays

The Capital of Hungary


Backpacking in Budapest

Budapest is one of the most attractive cities in the world and a must for anybody visiting Hungary, or indeed Europe. There are a number youth hostels and reasonably priced guestrooms in and around Budapest that are suited to backpackers and offer comfortable accommodation and full amenities. Bed & Breakfast are usually included in the price and bed linen has a refundable deposit. Prices range from £10 for dorms and £15 for private rooms during low season and £13 for dorms and £18 for privates in the high season.

Camping in Budapest

Camping in Budapest is becoming increasingly popular and there are a number of campsites in and around the city in the most picturesque of settings. There are several campsites situated in the centre of Budapest at a little extra cost. Campsites in Budapest are generally only open May to September as the climate in Hungary is not suited to all year round camping. Most campsites have bathroom and toilet facilities, gas and electric and Wifi. All campsites in Budapest have pitches for tents, caravans and motor homes, but space is limited so you are advised to book in advance to save disappointment.

Corporate Weekend

Corporate Weekend in Budapest

A corporate weekend in Budapest is the best way to boost staff morale and involve them in team building exercises. The myriad of Thermal baths and Spas are a perfect setting to relax and forget about corporate life and the vibrant bars and clubs give Budapest its reputation as a party city where employees can let their hair down in fun filled weekend.

Culture and Arts

Culture and Arts in Budapest

Budapest is blessed with art and culture together with some of the most stunning architecture in the world. There are 100's of museum to explore and with a Budapest Pass, which also allows for free travel on public transport, entry to over 60 museums and galleries are at a reduced cost. Budapest has a rich history which is still evident today from the Roman ruins to the Turkish baths fuelled by natural thermal water springs.

Cycling Activity Holiday

Cycling Activity Holiday in Budapest

Cycling is not the easiest of safest way to see Budapest with only 170km of pathway designated for cyclists, though there are plans to improve on. The cycle paths are painted red with two yellow strips down either side of the track so are easily recognisable. Most pavements in Budapest though are shared with pedestrians making cycling difficult. Cycling on the roads of Budapest is dangerous as drivers have no regard. The best place for bicycles in Budapest is Margrit Island and the Buda Hills where there are long stretches of paths for bikes. You are not allowed to take bicycles on buses, trams, or metro, but they are tolerated on suburban trains. There are several outlets where you can hire a bike in Budapest for around £8 a day or £14 for two days. A deposit is not usually required, but you will need to show your passport.

Disabled Needs

Disabled Needs in Budapest

There are no worries for disabled people going on holiday to Budapest. Most tourist attractions have access ramps for wheelchairs and hotels and guesthouses are also well equipped with facilities for the hard of hearing and visually impaired. With the exception of some older buildings, most buildings are equipped with automatic entrances, wide aisle, ramps and disabled toilets. Every effort is made to ensure that holidays for disabled people in Budapest are safe and enjoyable. For those who drive, there is also ample disability parking spaces allocated though you should be aware that traffic in the city does get heavy. Parking in public car parks is free for EU badge holders. Budapest as a holiday for disabled people is a safe and disable friendly place.

Family Holiday

Family Holiday in Budapest

There is something for all the family to do in Budapest from boat rides on the Danube to exploring Medieval castles or frolicking in the many Spas and leisure pools. There are also some hotels located in family friendly areas and with nearby leisure facilities suitable for children of all ages. Budapest also has a healthy events calendar throughout the year with festivals and exhibitions that are suited to children and parents alike. Though best known as a centre for culture, a family holiday in Budapest need not be a bore for children and a chore for parents. The City zoo or small zoo on Margaret Island, the amusement park and the Great Circus are ideal for a family day out. There are also a number of venues where teenagers can catch live music and perhaps even their favourite performance artists.

Hen Destination

Hen Destination in Budapest

Budapest has a glowing reputation for being a vibrant party city as much as it does for its culture and respite. In fact, for women it’s the perfect destination for a hen party, equipped as it is with fantastic shops, lively cocktail bars and clubs and whenever you're ready to be pampered there is a whole host of spas or thermal water baths to relax in. If you are undecided how to spend your days and evenings there are several hen party organisers that will make you stay in Budapest a memorable one. They arrange days and nights for the hen party offering a choice of things to do from hanging out with Chippendale or a fetish bar to a simple meal in the best food for value restaurants in the city.

Stag Destination

Stag Destination in Budapest

Budapest has a reputation a one the major party cities in Europe and is home to some of the most stunning girls in the world. Bars and clubs are open until late so you can bop till you drop and with a host of strip club and lap dancing bars to choose from, Budapest has everything you need for a satisfying stag weekend. There are several agencies in Budapest that can organise a stag party for you which includes a nice meal, pub crawls and admission to a strip club and all for a reasonable price. During the day there are sports activities such as go-karting or play pigeon shooting or you may just want to browse around some of Budapest's many museum and art galleries and soak up some culture.


Honeymoon in Budapest

Budapest is one of the most attractive cities in the world and particularly at night is home to some stunning and romantic settings. Because Budapest is so versatile it can be anything you want it to be for your honeymoon, peaceful and romantic or vibrant and fun. It has a wide blend of cultures and culinary specialities to explore so each day can be different. The architecture is stunning and with the River Danube running through the heart of the city, Budapest is a romantic and joyous destination for newlyweds to explore. There are plenty of attractions to see, but a honeymoon in Budapest would not be complete without a visit to the thermal baths.

Party Holiday - Singles Life

Party Holiday - Singles Life in Budapest

Holidays for singles, or "the lone ranger" as they have been dubbed by travel operators, are increasing and city breaks are the best choice of destination. Singles couldn't do much better than a trip to Budapest, the city of spas where they can explore, relax and party to their hearts desire. As a party holiday Budapest has a host of bars and clubs where singles can listen to live music or party the night away into the early hours of morning. Hotels, apartments and guestrooms charge a single person supplement, whereas youth hostels are fixed price per room and a great way for people travelling alone to meet others. The streets are generally safe though pickpockets and street scammers are on the rise.

Couples Holiday

Couples Holiday in Budapest

If you are thinking of having weekend break or a short holiday for you and your partner, Budapest is an ideal holiday destination for couples. There are plenty of attractions and activities for couples to ensure their holiday in Budapest, is fulfilling, interesting and exciting. The stunning architecture makes Budapest one of the most attractive cities in the world and a real joy to roam around, or you could take a boat trip down the river Danube and view the city from a different angle. Budapest is named the 'city of spas' and there is no shortage of relaxing thermal baths to idle away the time. Budapest is also rich in culture and history, so if you are a couple that like to visit museum and galleries there are plenty to choose from. Nearly as many in fact as the restaurants and cafes offering cuisine from all around the world. Lit up at night the city provides some stunning scenery and the lights shining of the river is a wonderfully serene and romantic setting making Budapest an ideal destination for a couples holiday.

Golf Activity Holiday in Budapest

Hungary is not particularly renowned for its golfing attributes and although there are several golf courses dotted around the country, there aren't any in or around Budapest that are quick and easy to get to. There are several in the vicinity and reachable by car, but the closest are between 30-40 minutes drive away.

Shopping Holiday

Shopping Holiday in Budapest

Shopping in Budapest can be an interesting and rewarding experience. Like any major city there is a plethora of shops in Budapest with all the popular high street retailers and a healthy selection of specialist shops, you will find Hungary's capital has an acute sense of fashion. Bargains are much harder to find anywhere these days and Budapest shops are no exception. Though in general the prices are cheaper than America and other western European countries, you will find that the well known fashion brands are actually more expensive. Shops in Budapest open from 10am-6pm Mon-Fri and close at 1pm on a Saturday and credit cards are widely accepted.

Well-being and Spa in Budapest

If you are looking to go on a well being spa holiday, you need look no further than Budapest. Labelled the 'city of spas' for its myriad of pampering establishments you will not have any difficulties in finding one to suit your needs. When it comes to spas in Budapest the most difficult thing you have to do it choosing which one to go to. Budapest has a tunnel sprouting no less than 118 natural thermal water springs and these are used to power the hot tubs and thermal baths which are heated to different temperatures for 16-40 degrees Celsius. Entrance fees to spas are great value also due to generous government subsidies so if you are in a Budapest spa why not treat yourself to a facial or a body massage.

Wine Tasting Holiday

Wine Tasting Holiday in Budapest

Hungary has a tradition of wine drinking and throughout the year there are several wine tasting exhibitions in Budapest showcasing some of the best wines and winemakers in the country and throughout Europe. There are 22 wine regions in Hungary and though Budapest itself does not have any vineyards, it is home to a plethora of wine tasting venues and speciality wine shops where you can sample wines from all over the world before you make a purchase. Such is the love of wines in Hungary, Budapest has a museum dedicated to wines where you can taste samples from over 300 different countries included in the price of admission. If you love wines, you will revel in a wine tasting holiday in Budapest.