Things to do in

Budapest

Coveted by both the East and the West, Budapest's blend of culture, art, and architecture will leave you charmed.

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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!

Frequently asked questions about Budapest

What top attractions are a must-see in Budapest?

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 35,420 reviews

Great experience biking through Budapest. Tour was on-time from start to finish. Timing was perfect to even catch the music show at Margaret island. Tour guide, ET, was very knowledgeable about city history and provided recommendations for transportation, food, places to visit and party. Overall good experience and great customer service. Highly recommended. (Thanks ET for the nice tour)

It was the perfect end to our stay in Budapest. One hour was perfectly adequate. The seating and tables were very nice. The drink could have been better. Half a glass of sweet sparkling. Overall we got to see the majestic buildings from the water. It was great

Lucia was an absolute wealth of information on Hungarian foods.. she is delightful and the 3 of us was totally enthralled at what she had to say. The tastings were great. We all felt we left with some good knowledge of Hungarian food

Miki described us the whole process of wine production in Hungary, introduced us their most famous winemakers and wine regions. The best wine tasting!

Excellent activity, our guide spoke English very well, a very nice person and well informed about the history of the city.