First Time Visitor’s Top 10

  1. Take a Danube cruise for beautiful panoramic views of Buda and Pest.
  2. Discover historic Castle Hill with a walking tour.
  3. Walk across Chain Bridge, the first bridge to connect Buda and Pest.
  4. Visit Hungary’s Parliament Building, see the amazing architecture and the Hungarian Crown Jewels.
  5. Take a stroll on Andrássy Avenue to Heroes’ Square and you’ll understand why Budapest is often called the Paris of the East.
  6. Shop with locals or try some traditional Hungarian food at Central Market Hall.
  7. Enjoy a performance at the world famous Budapest Opera House.
  8. Take a dip and relax in one of Budapest’s famous baths.
  9. Try an authentic Hungarian dish paired with vintage Hungarian wine. Best enjoyed at one these award winning Budapest restaurants.
  10. Window shop and people watch on Váci utca (grab a coffee but look elsewhere for restaurants).

Sightseeing Boat Tours Many offer an audio guide, music, lunch or candlelight dinner.

  • Legenda
  • Silverline
  • Riverride, the floating bus on land and water

Top 10 Off The Beaten Path

  1. Discover the architecture, streets and courtyards of District 8’s palace neighborhood, along with the charming Mikszáth tér and the nearby Ráday utca.
  2. Find unique treasures on Budapest’s Antique Row.
  3. Mingle with the locals at one of Budapest’s Ruin Pubs.
  4. Take a stroll along Városligeti Fasor, connecting the city center with City Park.
  5. Visit WAMP, Budapest’s monthly design market to meet Hungarian contemporary designers and check out their creations.
  6. Go window shopping along Király utca, lined with funky boutiques and galleries.
  7. Explore Óbuda, the oldest and lesser known part of Budapest.
  8. If you decide to venture out to Óbuda take a lunch break at the 100-year old Kéhli Restaurant for a Hungarian meal.
  9. Take a unique guided tour of Budapest to meet locals and learn about the culture.
  10. Treasure hunt at the Ecseri Flea Market.

Top 8 Art & Culture

  1. Enjoy a performance at the world famous Budapest Opera House.
  2. Visit the Museum of Fine Arts and enjoy a day amongst famous European art.
  3. Classical music lovers will appreciate a performance at the Academy of Music.
  4. Visit the Palace of Arts, Budapest’s new cultural hub. Check out the contemporary art collection at the Ludwig Museum or book a free guided tour to learn more about the building and its architecture.
  5. The Mai Manó House of Photography is for all photo enthusiasts and want-to-be’s.
  6. Learn about great Hungarian masters and their works at the Hungarian National Gallery.
  7. Sign up for a Budapest Art Tour to visit the the best galleries of the city.
  8. Experience contemporary Hungarian art at its best at the Kogart Gallery or the Trafó Gallery.