Budapest

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In terms of city breaks and long weekends you are spoiled for choice. Try Budapest, Hungary's vibrant capital that is bound to impress with its grand buildings, sumptuous palaces and café society.

Budapest is a city of immense visual charm, poised culturally and geographically between East and West, reflecting both the exotic beauty of its past and the fast-forward pulse of today. With its grand Austro-Hungarian boulevards, Art Nouveau architecture and fin-de-siècle air, Budapest is one of the great cities of Central Europe. It is beautifully defined by the Danube, which runs through its heart, neatly dividing urban Pest from the more rarefied hills of Buda.
 
It is a city of grand boulevards and architectural flights of fancy. It is a city of curious statues and engrossing gargoyles. It is a city of facades and brightly coloured roof mosaics - a few of which look as though they have been garlanded with medals and colourful ribbon. It is a city whose small size yet wide streets make it easy to stroll around. It is a city which wears night's cloak with great elegance: the castle is illuminated, lights adorn the riverbank.


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Best time to be there

Winters in Eastern Europe are very cold but Christmas is a magical time to visit. July and August are very hot, May, June and September enjoy pleasant temperatures and fewer crowds.

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Budapest (British Airways)

Flying time

2.5 - 3 hours

time difference

GMT +1 hour

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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Highlights of Budapest, Vienna and Prague

Nights: 8 | from £2,475pp

Discover the varied faces of central Europe’s three great capitals, with expert guides providing insights into the medieval, Baroque and Art Nouveau heritage... Find out more

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Corinthia Hotel

Originally built in 1896 as the Grand Hotel Royal in a classic French Renaissance style and then destroyed during the Hungarian Revolution. The Corinthia... Find out more

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Four Seasons Gresham Palace

A glittering jewel on the banks of the Danube, Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace is one of Europe's finest art nouveau buildings. Original features have... Find out more

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