What exactly is it about Budapest that has travelers coming in from all around the world? It is not just one thing that makes Budapest a favorite for many people on their Euro tours.
Known as the Paris of Eastern Europe, Budapest is a hotspot because of its stunning scene and elegant architecture. It is also far less expensive than Paris, further offering you a variety of excursion options.
Here are the top 5 places we want you to check out in Budapest:
#1-Soak In the Szechenyi Baths
A visit to the thermal bath is a quintessential experience. These baths are also considered some of the last remnants of the Turkish influence here. While you might not be able to visit all, don’t forget to take a dip in the Szechenyi Baths. The best times to soak in are early morning and just before sunset.
While it is beautiful by day, it is absolutely mesmerizing by night as the buildings lining the banks of the Danube River light up and reflect in the dark waters. You can grab a seat on the one hour sightseeing cruises that also give you headsets to listen to interesting facts about the history of the city and the buildings. You can also indulge in buffet style dinner arrangements.
#3-Walk across the Chain Bridge
The first bridge to permanently connect Buda and Pest was built in 1849 and it was the Chain Bridge. At the time, it was considered to be one of the wonders of the world as the architect was so proud of his work. It is said that when the architect found out that the lions at one end of the bridge were missing their tongues, he committed suicide. You don’t want to miss an evening stroll on the Chain Bridge.
#4-Go Hungarian Wine Tasting
Beneath the Buda Castle is the Faust Wine Cellar, which is a small part of the vast labyrinth. The owner of this winery travels Hungary’s 22 wine regions on a regular basis in search of the best supplies for his cellar. The cellar is so romantic and offers such a relaxing setting that you will be sure to leave with a rich understanding of Hungarian Wine.
#5-Check Out the Fisherman’s Bastion
Located in the Castle Hill is a neo-Gothic terrace of the Fisherman’s Bastion and it provides a panoramic view of the city. Don’t forget to explore the seven ornate turrets that look like something right out of a fairytale. These turrets symbolize the tents of seven Magyar tribe leaders who settled the Carpathian Basin in 896. This ultimately led to the formation of modern day Hungary.
These are the top 5 places in Budapest that you should definitely visit on your next Euro Tour. If you are looking for affordable European travel tours, check out Euro Tripping today.
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