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Holiday In Budapest

You don’t have much time to go from zero to local on your holiday in Budapest.

Spend your precious hours exploring the city’s ancient history and modern marvels, from Ottoman baths to a pinball museum (we said modern, didn’t we?). Located in central Hungary and split down the middle by the Danube River, Budapest is the beating heart of the country—and trust us, it’s a unique beat.

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Things to Do in Budapest

With a collection of storybook turrets and cobblestone courtyards, Fisherman’s Bastion doesn’t see much of the finned persuasion at all, but the river views are so stunning that it’ll make you wish you were out on a boat. From there, trade fishermen for kings at nearby Matthias Church, where Hungarian coronations have taken place for centuries—how many royals is that?

Prefer the flashing lights of pinball machines to the glitter of crown jewels? Get behind the wheel of one of lastminute.com.au’s brilliant Budapest car hire options and drive across the river to the Budapest Pinball Museum, which is exactly what it sounds like. If you think that’s fun, make a visit to Parliament while you’re in the neighbourhood. Soak the politics out of your Budapest holiday at the Turkish baths sprinkled around the city—where people have been cleaning up and chilling out in natural steamy springs since the 16th century. Is it getting hot in here?

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

Find fabulous fashions on Váci Street in the Pest District, east of the Danube. Start at Vörösmarty Square—home of the amazing Christmas Markets—and keep walking south toward Vámház körút—Central Market Hall. Covered year-round, Central Market Hall is the largest one-stop-shop for street food, fresh fruits and veggies, and even more fashion. Save now on our Budapest packages and fill an extra suitcase with treasures!

From five-star restaurants to fried cheese bread vendors on the streets, Budapest will not leave you hungry. Eat your way through heaps of cafes and riverfront bistros in the city centre and around City Park. Nibble on lángos—fried dough with sour cream and cheese—or sit down to a meal of stuffed peppers and fisherman’s stew. “Top” off the meal with chimney cakes—pun totally intended!

Budapest does not disappoint in the nightlife shenanigans department, but if you really want to live it up like a local, you’ve gotta dig a little deeper. Like, archaeological digs. Throughout the city, especially in the Jewish Quarter, tuck into popular ruinpubs—slightly renovated remains of abandoned buildings. They may not be fancy, but if these walls could talk, well, they would say a lot of weird things, because who knows what they housed before they became bars?

What’s Next?

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Guide to Exploring Budapest


Top Hotel Deals in Budapest

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Danubius Hotel Astoria City Center

Danubius Hotel Astoria City Center

Kossuth Lajos utca 19-21, Budapest
    4.0 out of 5.0
     
     

    Located in Inner City Budapest, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Dohany Street Synagogue and Hungarian National Museum. St. Stephen's Basilica and Hungarian ...

    Danubius Hotel Astoria City CenterAU$118

    30 Jun - 1 Jul

    Corinthia Hotel Budapest

    Corinthia Hotel Budapest

    Erzsebet krt 43-49, Budapest
      5.0 out of 5.0
       
       

      This family-friendly Budapest hotel is located near the boardwalk, within a 10-minute walk of Kiraly Street, Hungarian State Opera House, and House of Terror. ...

      Corinthia Hotel BudapestAU$270

      29 Jun - 30 Jun

      Continental Hotel Budapest

      Continental Hotel Budapest

      Dohany Utca 42-44, Budapest
        4.5 out of 5.0
         
         

        Located in Erzsebetvaros, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Blaha Lujza Square and Dohany Street Synagogue. Hungarian National Museum and Hungarian ...

        Continental Hotel BudapestAU$190

        20 Jul - 21 Jul

        Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest

        Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest

        Erzsébet Tér 7-8, Budapest
          5.0 out of 5.0
           
           

          This family-friendly Budapest hotel is located in the business district, within a 10-minute walk of Vorosmarty Square, St. Stephen's Basilica, and Dohany Street ...

          Kempinski Hotel Corvinus BudapestAU$295

          19 Jul - 20 Jul

          MEININGER Budapest Great Market Hall

          MEININGER Budapest Great Market Hall

          Csarnok tér 2, Budapest
            3.5 out of 5.0
             
             

            Located in Belső-Ferencváros, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Corvinus University of Budapest and Great Market Hall. Hungarian National Museum and Gellert ...

            MEININGER Budapest Great Market HallAU$79

            27 Jun - 28 Jun

            Novum Hotel Golden Park Budapest

            Novum Hotel Golden Park Budapest

            Baross tér 10, Budapest
              4.0 out of 5.0
               
               

              Located in Jozsefvaros, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Erkel Theatre and Arena Plaza Shopping Mall. House of Terror and Dohany Street Synagogue are ...

              Novum Hotel Golden Park BudapestAU$77

              7 Jul - 8 Jul

              Danubius Hotel Gellert

              Danubius Hotel Gellert

              Szent Gellert ter 2, Budapest
                4.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 

                Located in Gellert Hill, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Gellert Thermal Baths and Swimming Pool and Elisabeth Bridge. Rudas Baths and Hungarian National ...

                Danubius Hotel GellertAU$153

                24 Jul - 25 Jul

                Prestige Hotel Budapest

                Prestige Hotel Budapest

                Vigyázó Ferenc utca 5, Budapest
                  4.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   

                  Located in Inner City Budapest, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Danube Palace and Szechenyi Chain Bridge. St. Stephen's Basilica and Parliament Building ...

                  Prestige Hotel BudapestAU$260

                  30 Jun - 1 Jul

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