Budapest Holidays by Rail

T his grand city on the Danube has so much to offer. On the left bank of the river is Buda, with its imposing castle and the turrets of Fisherman’s Bastion. On the right bank is Pest, with its elegant boulevards and iconic Parliament Building. Spanning both banks is the equally iconic 19th century Széchenyi or Chain Bridge. This is also a city of spas and a visit to one of Budapest’s glorious Art Nouveau thermal baths is a must.

Recommended Holiday Ideas

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Our Recommended Hotels in Budapest

Hotel Rum

Hotel Rum is a boutique hotel, housed in a historic building in the centre of Budapest. Bedrooms are categorised by rum varieties such as ‘light rum’, ‘spiced rum’ and ‘black rum’. There is also a Southeast Asian restaurant called Urban Tiger, and a rooftop bar. Complimentary Wi-FI internet access is available throughout the hotel.

Corinthia Budapest

Blending the sumptuous decor of royal Budapest with the five star comfort of a modern hotel, the Corinthia Hotel boasts luxurious facilities including a classic spa area with steam baths, hot tubs, mud baths and an indoor swimming pool. There are also three restaurants, a lobby bar and a cafe.

Aria Hotel

The Aria Hotel is a luxurious property located in the heart of Budapest. Bedrooms are designed around music themes and feature multimedia systems, an iPad and a Nespresso coffee machine with complimentary capsules. Other facilities include a swimming pool, spa, restaurant, rooftop bar and complimentary music library.

Suggested Tours in and Around Budapest

Guided tour of the Parliament Building

In contrast to the royal palace, built above the rest of the city, the Hungarian Parliament Building was strategically placed on the flat side of the Danube as an expression of the newly formed democracy. Find out more about this famous building and its history on an informative tour.

from £14 per person
Skip the Line Széchenyi Baths Admission

One of Budapest’s grandest thermal baths, Széchenyi is a huge complex offering a choice of 18 thermal pools (15 indoor and 3 outdoor) with temperatures ranging between 19 and 38 degrees centigrade. You can also book a range of treatments on the day. These baths get very busy, especially in the winter months, so it’s good to book ahead.

from £14 per person
Cruise with Lunch on the Danube

Enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Danube with fantastic views over the city’s most iconic sights such as the Parliament Building, the Széchenyi Bridge, Buda Castle, Gellert Baths, Gellert Hill, the Citadel and Gresham Palace. You’ll also be served a delicious Hungarian buffet to tantalise your tastebuds.

from £30 per person
Puszta Horsemen Show with Kecskemét Visit

Take the chance to see beyond the Hungarian capital with this day trip which transports you to the lovely city of Kecskemet for a guided tour. From Kecskemet, continue on to a local farm for a welcome glass of apricot schnapps and a traditional horse show followed by a sumptuous Hungarian lunch.

from £50 per person

Blogs About Budapest

8 Apr, 2020
One of the biggest and most exciting cities in Central Europe, Budapest is renowned as a must see destination. At the heart of the city’s heritage is its legendary mineral-rich waters and steaming thermal baths, which have been enjoyed for over 2,000 years.