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Fly with British Airways and enjoy award-winning service, excellent value for money and no hidden charges:

  • Free seats selection 24hrs in advance
  • Inclusive 23kg checked baggage allowance*
  • Airport, online or mobile check-in
  • Free onboard food and bar service

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Things to do in Budapest

Day or night, summer or winter, discover an array of things to do in Budapest - from diverse festivals to magical Christmas markets. Sightsee and shop during the day and embrace the buzzing nightlife at night.

Walk the medieval streets that surround Castle Hill or visit Buda Castle, a 13th century Royal Palace. Admire the stunning Art Nouveau architecture as you stroll along Andrassy Avenue and learn about Hungarian history in Heroes' Square or Statue Park. In the summer months spend time at Rivalda, which enjoys a unique convent location and hosts live dinner music at night. Or hit the dancefloor at A38, a trendy club, located on an old docked ship.

Shopping

Shopping

In Budapest, bustling markets exist alongside big shopping malls and traditional Hungarian craft stores stand next to cutting-edge fashion boutiques. Take a stroll along Vaci Utca, a long pedestrian-only street. Stop at the Great Market Hall and embrace the vibrant Budapest shopping scene, then head to Vörösmarty square and enjoy lunch at the famous Café Gerbeaud.

Museums/sightseeing

Museums/sightseeing

Located in the heart of Medieval Budapest, Castle Hill is characterised by cobblestone streets, narrow alleys and atmospheric squares. Learn about history at the Hungarian National Museum or head to The Gellert Baths, a traditional Hungarian Bath complex. Spend a day in City Park, it’s a perfect all-year-round attraction - try ice-skating in the winter or enjoy a picnic on the lawn in the summer.

Food

Food

Go to Karpatia Restaurant and Brasserie, one of the oldest restaurants in Budapest, for contemporary cuisine and atmospheric gypsy music. Dine aboard a boat on the Danube at Spoon Café and admire the spectacular views of the castle and Chain Bridge or take a shopping break at Avocado Restaurant in the heart of the city.

Nightlife

Nightlife

Start at Bar Domby, a popular cocktail hotspot with a chic vibe or jump aboard the Party Ship for a one hour thirty minutes cruise, where you can enjoy the fantastic views as you sip champagne. Party the night away at Fat Mo’s, a busy nightclub with a jazz twist or admire the flamboyant performances at Angel.

Budapest experiences

Book your Budapest sightseeing before you go.

Budapest City Walking Tour

Get your bearings and see the sights on a three-hour small-group walking tour of Budapest. Escorted by an expert English-speaking guide. See all the highlights, including numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Heroes' Square and The Buda Castle, plus unexpected gems on this fascinating walking tour of magical Budapest. You'll also enjoy a break with two traditional Hungarian pastries and a hot drink. Numbers are limited to 15 people on this small-group walking tour of Budapest, ensuring you'll receive personalised attention from your guide.

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Budapest half-day sightseeing tour

With a half day to discover Budapest, this sightseeing tour makes the perfect introduction for any first time visitor. With hotel pickup included and the option of a morning or afternoon departure, see all the key sites from the comfort of your coach. The tour will take you across the Danube on the Margaret Bridge, show you the House of Parliament, the Royal Castle, Fisherman's Bastion, and much more.

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Budapest pub crawl

Egeszsegedre, that's Hungarian for cheers, and it's a word that you'll know well by the end of your Budapest small-group pub-crawl. With your private guide, visit a minimum of three local pubs on this fun and friendly night out in Budapest. A complimentary welcome drink will be offered in the first bar. Numbers are limited to 20 people on this small-group tour of Budapest, ensuring you'll receive personalised attention from your guide.

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Budapest night walking tour and river cruise

Take a stroll through Budapest, Paris of the East, on this relaxing evening walking tour and then cruise for an hour on the legendary River Danube. Your private guide will show you the best of the city, rich in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Budapest's magnificent buildings and monuments are brilliantly illuminated at night, making the city appear even more spectacular than by day. This night walking tour is designed to show you the best of Budapest by night, and includes some amazing photo opportunities.

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Budapest folklore show with dinner

Spend an enjoyable evening at a traditional restaurant in the hills of Buda. Enjoy a three-course dinner, followed by the typical Hungarian music and dance. Your three-course meal begins with an aperitif and is accompanied by wine. On your return to Budapest, you will have a marvellous view of the illuminated city from Castle Hill. The tour ends at either your hotel or at the casino, where you will be given a voucher for free admission.

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Budapest weather

Prepare for the weather before your holiday

Average seasonal temperatures°C/°F
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • 10°Mar
  • 17°Apr
  • 22°May
  • 26°Jun
  • 28°Jul
  • 27°Aug
  • 23°Sep
  • 16°Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
  • 37
  • 44
  • 38
  • 45
  • 72
  • 69
  • 56
  • 47
  • 33
  • 57
  • 70
  • 46
Average daily sunshine (hours)
  • 2
  • 3
  • 5
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 9
  • 7
  • 5
  • 2
  • 1

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