Budapest is a favourite tourists’ haunt. There is a lot to see and do in this historic city. Savour the local cuisine, take a dip in one of the city’s famous baths, check out some of the cool shops featuring local designs, or just sit and people-watch at one of the great downtown cafés. Your travel agency will be able to guide you on your Budapest tour. Here are some of the things you must do while visiting Budapest.
Visit Széchenyi Baths
A visit to the thermal baths, one of the last leftovers of the Turkish control in Hungary, is an ideal Budapest experience. Don’t miss the grandiose Széchenyi Baths. The best time to visit these thermal baths is early morning or just before sunset.
Take a Danube River Cruise
Budapest is simply breathtaking at night as the buildings lining the banks of the Danube sparkle and reflect on the dark waters. Take a Danube River sightseeing cruise at night. It will be a memorable experience. You also get to learn interesting facts about the history of Budapest. You can take buffet-style romantic dinner cruises or one-hour cruises.
Walk Across the Chain Bridge
The Chain Bridge completed in 1849 was considered as one of the wonders of the world at that time. It is a magnificent sight when the bridge is lit up in the evening. Take a stroll across the bridge in the evening to soak in its beauty.
Go Hungarian Wine Tasting
Wine tasting in Budapest is yet another activity you should not miss. The wine cellars here have a relaxed and romantic setting. You can learn a lot about the Hungarian wine, too.
Sneak Around the Labyrinth of Buda Castle
The Labyrinth of Buda Castle is one of the 7 wonders of the underground world and adding to its mystery and allure it was closed down in 2011 after a police raid. It has reopened, and you can visit 1 mile of the 6 mile long labyrinth.
Take a Segway Tour of Budapest
There is no need for you to have any former experience operating a segway. You can see all the major attractions and get to know the city better on a segway. There will be plenty of photo opportunities along the way, too.
Shop at the Central Market Hall
The Central Market Hall built in the 19th century is a large indoor market. You can buy all the typical Hungarian products here. The food hall is on the first floor where you get to buy anything from Hungarian sausages to vegetables and Hungarian wines. You will find vendors selling wares like traditional Hungarian embroidery and souvenirs on the second floor.
Indulge on Pastries
Budapest is full of cafes, where you get to eat truffles, fresh pastries, and coffee concoctions. With antique furniture and tools of the old confectionery trade in the glass curio cabinets the decor is charming, too.
Ask your travel agency to incorporate all these places in your travel itinerary.