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Packages in Budapest

Packages in Budapest

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The population of this area of Hungary is roughly 1,700,000.

Let the kids blow off some steam at Aquaworld Budapest and the Budapest Castle Hill Funicular. TRAP Team Race Against Puzzles and Team Escape are also great places to visit if the little ones still have energy to burn.

Bring along some lunch and take five in the tranquil, green surroundings of Margaret Island Park and City Park. Liberty Square and Szent István Park are two more nice places to while away the afternoon and catch up on some reading.

Nature-loving locals often head to Palvolgyi Cave and Gellért Hill & The Tabán when they want to find some tranquility.

You'll discover a great deal of informative stories and quirky facts within the halls of the diverse museums here. The best places are the Marzipan Museum, the Museum of Drums and the Lamp Museum.

To learn more about history's greatest scientific breakthroughs, stop in at TIT Planetarium or the Palace of Wonders. It will be a great day of discovery for young and old alike.

Immerse yourself in art and design at the numerous gallery and exhibition spaces. Spend a stimulating day bouncing between the Museum of Fine Arts, the Hungarian National Gallery and the Museum of Applied Arts.

History comes to life at the Hungarian National Museum and the Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum thanks to their wide range of informative displays. The Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives and the Kossuth Museum are also prominent options.

To learn about the events and people who shaped this place, plan to visit at least one of its many remaining historical sites. Start your history lesson at Parliament Building and the Semmelweis University. More stories from the days of old await at Aquincum Museum and Ruin Garden and the Eotvos Lorand University.

Szechenyi Chain Bridge and Liberty Bridge are impressive examples of engineering ingenuity that will survive for years to come.

Fisherman's Bastion and Citadella act as reminders of Budapest's military history. As you run a hand along their scarred walls, spare a thought for those who bravely toiled to defend their homes.

After a day at Vajdahunyad Castle or Buda Castle, you just might feel like you're back in the days of knights in shining armor! For even more striking views and historical insights, go forth and explore Visegrad Citadel and Zsambek Castle.

Whether you think of yourself as spiritual or not, you'll be sure to enjoy a trip to St. Stephen's Basilica and the Dohany Street Synagogue. If you want to see a couple more religious sites, head to Matthias Church and Inner City Parish Church.

At the heart of most city squares you'll find some kind of plaza or statue, but it is the stories of each space and the characters that inhabit them that make them really special. While exploring, make sure you take the path through Heroes' Square or Szechenyi Istvan Square. The locals are sure to also point you in the direction of Blaha Lujza Square and Main Square.

Reflect on the stories of the residents who helped make Budapest the place it is today at some of its memorial sites, such as the Memento Park and the Liberty Statue. The Trinity Square and Gul Baba's Tomb are also well worth stopping by.

If you'd like to take a look at where the great minds of tomorrow are shaped, plan a visit to the Loránd Eötvös Science University. Take a walk around campus, inspect the facilities and ask around to see if there are any open days or tours.

Take advantage of this area's reputation as a great place to shop. Buy a new outfit, grab some groceries or just enjoy the atmosphere at Arena Plaza Shopping Mall and WestEnd City Center. You're also bound to be impressed with the huge selection at Great Market Hall and Budapest Christmas Market.

If you take an interest in the arts, buy some tickets, settle in to your seat and prepare for a night of entertainment at Hungarian State Opera House or the National Theater. You could also flip through the program at Vigado Concert Hall or the Comedy Theatre of Budapest.

After experiencing all of the star attractions around Budapest, make time to explore a few of its lesser-known sights. Vaci Street and Kiraly Baths are a couple of worthwhile options. Also, think about visiting Andrassy Avenue and Elisabeth Bridge if you have time.

Accommodation in Budapest

Accommodation in Budapest

Before you leave home, browse Expedia's Budapest hotel guide to find the best deals for the capital's numerous convenient accommodation options.

The Four Seasons Gresham Palace, at Széchenyi István tér 5-6, and the Boscolo Budapest, Autograph Collection, at Erzsebet Korut 9-11 are two of the higher-ranking accommodation options in Budapest. Book a room at either and you'll be guaranteed to have some of the nicest amenities in town. Alternatively, The Happy Hostel, at Varoshaz street 8, and the Artificial Hostel, at Vaci Utca 44, are two choices worth checking out if you're traveling on the cheap.


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Danubius Hotel Astoria City Center

Danubius Hotel Astoria City Center

Kossuth Lajos utca 19-21, Budapest
4.2
of 5, from 1,879 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Danubius Hotel Astoria City Center is located on one of Budapest's main streets, a 5-minute walk from the Hungarian National Museum. The UNESCO-listed Castle District is right across the Danube River, less than 2 miles (3.2 km) away, and guests can climb Castle Hill to soak up panoramic views.

$136
Corinthia Hotel Budapest

Corinthia Hotel Budapest

Erzsebet krt 43-49, Budapest
4.8
of 5, from 3,073 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Impressive landmark building with imposing Neo-classical façade and soaring glass atrium, set on Pest's busy Erzsébet Avenue, and housing shops, a spa, ballroom and conference centre.

$58
art'otel budapest, by Park Plaza

art'otel budapest, by Park Plaza

Bem Rakpart 16-19, Budapest
4.5
of 5, from 1,275 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Between the Danube and Castle Hill in Buda, the hotel has views of the Houses of Parliament. The St Stephen's Basilica are 1 km away; Buda Castle and pedestrianized shopping are a 10-minute walk away.

$110
Hotel Moments Budapest

Hotel Moments Budapest

Andrássy út 8., Budapest
4.9
of 5, from 477 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Andrassy, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Andrassy Avenue, Hungarian State Opera House, and Gozsdu Courtyard. St. Stephen's Basilica and Dohany Street Synagogue are also within 10 minutes.

$47
Eurostars Budapest Center

Eurostars Budapest Center

Utca Kossuth Lajos 7-9, Budapest
4.4
of 5, from 1,532 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Combining luxury and modernity, this hotel is just a 3-minute walk from the Astoria Metro Station, 3 blocks from Hungarian National Museum, 4 blocks from the Danube River, and 7 blocks from St. Stephen's Basilica.

$406
Four Seasons Gresham Palace

Four Seasons Gresham Palace

Széchenyi István tér 5-6, Budapest
4.9
of 5, from 288 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Centrally located on the east bank of the Danube, this Budapest hotel overlooks the Danube River, near the Castle District, Royal Palace, and National Gallery. The Parliament building is a 10-minute walk away.

$75
K+K Hotel Opera Budapest

K+K Hotel Opera Budapest

Revay Utca 24, Budapest
4.6
of 5, from 1,985 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Built in the 1990s, this marble-floored hotel sits on a residential street behind Andrassy Ut, one of Budapest's main thoroughfares, within 500 metres of St Stephen's Basilica and Heroes' Square, and next to the Opera House.

$126
Buddha-Bar Hotel Budapest Klotild Palace

Buddha-Bar Hotel Budapest Klotild Palace

Vaci utca 34, Budapest
4.5
of 5, from 754 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Budapest hotel is located in the historical district, within a 5-minute walk of Vaci Street and Liberty Bridge. Vorosmarty Square and Rudas Baths are also within 15 minutes.

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