The most exciting city in Europe, Budapest has magical castles and unique bars. This mix of luxury and ruin is perfect for budget breaks, sweeping European multi-centre holidays and romantic trips.
Hungary’s capital has inexpensive nightlife, perfect for a budget city break but the staggering architecture of the parliament building hints at the luxuries that are on offer for those who want to be pampered. Check in to a historical hotel with a spa after a day sightseeing Hungary’s treasures. Children will get swept up in the magic of the castle district on a family holiday, and with Vienna and Prague close at hand, you can easily extend your trip. Book flights to Budapest and see where the city takes you.
Budapest Christmas market breaks
Start your Christmas market break in Vorosmarty Square, the home of Budapest’s oldest festive market. This annual celebration brings Hungarian folk music and dancing, traditional food, drink and handcrafted gifts to the heart of the city. Enhance your winter getaway with this magical experience – as festive sounds, scrumptious smells and enchanting decorations awaken your Christmas senses. Immerse yourself in the buzz of the market stalls, picking up Kürtőskalács (Chimney Cake) and mulled wine as you go. Go skating at the ice rink in Budapest City Park, or relax in the open-air Szechenyi Baths for wintertime warmth. Book a stay at the Hilton Budapest, for sensational views in the castle district.
Budapest car hire deals
Rent an Economy car on your holiday for an unforgettable road trip.
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