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Top 10 things to do in Budapest

Coveted by both the East and the West for millenia, Budapest's rich blend of culture, art, and architecture will leave you thoroughly charmed. Here are 10 of best things to do in the united cities of Buda and Pest!

Planning Your Visit

  • When to go?

    Budapest attracts a lot of visitors at the height of summer. However, with its sights spread all over the place, the city absorbs large influxes of tourists better than most. Still, the best time to visit is probably early or late summer when the weather's not too hot to enjoy the thermal baths!

  • How many days?

    Even just seeing the sights could fill a long weekend in the city quite effortlessly. If you want to experience Budapest's best baths, museums, and nightlife then start thinking about at least a week!

  • How to get around?

    Budapest is served by an extensive public transportation network. The Millennium Underground is the second oldest underground railway in the world (after London's Metropolitan Line)! Tickets must be bought before boarding, and are available at metro stops and newsstands. But be warned: a standard single ticket doesn't allow you to change between lines, so ask about special tickets if your journey requires them.

Good to know

  • Language
    Hungarian
  • Currency
    Hungarian forint (HUF)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +36
  • Best time to visit
    Spring & Fall

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What people are saying about Budapest

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 35,965 reviews

Perfect guide with great sense of humour and very interesting background. It is of paramount importance that the guide himself is a big fan of the topic and the city. In our case it was a perfect match. Budapest is very convenient in terms of commuting by bicycle, there was just one steep ascent, but there is a possibility to rent e-bikes in case you doubt your stamina. I highly recommend to take this tour on your first day in Budapest - that way you get a clear understanding what sites you want to see during your visit no matter how long your stay is.

Our guide Adam was wonderfull, first class! Very kwowlegeable and kind, a bit sarcastic und full of humour. He took all the time to answer our different questions in a very serious and competent way and showed us many beautifull places. We were even invited for a coffe break with strudel... I was so happy to have this wonderfull interesting tour which helps to understand culture and people from hungary better. Once more a great thank you to Adam!

Great atmosphere provided by the live gipsy musicians! Phenomenal performance on the violins and chello as well as on the cimballom! We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and I have asked for a serenade just for my wife! Amazing performance! Don’t forget to tip! The food was the the most amazing but tasty and good selection! Exceptional views from either side of the boat!

The cruise itself was very enjoyable and really worth it. However, some unpleasant points were the fact that the entrance line was not controlled and that is why some people who arrived after us managed to get in front of us. There should also be more chairs to sit on the outside of the boat - many people had nowhere to sit.

Impossible to have a bad trip on the Danube in Budapest. Night lighting is spectacular and the water smooth as glass. Couple of comments. Top open air deck didn’t have headphones so there was no audio available. We moved to bottom deck but missed the first part of audio. Beyond that excellent.