Cheap flights to Budapest
Boasting the romance of Paris and the beauty of Prague, but beating them both on price, Budapest should be your next weekend break destination.
When it comes to beauty, there really is nowhere quite like Budapest – the ‘Queen of the Danube’ is right up there with tourist heavyweights Paris, Vienna and Prague. The difference? Well, Budapest has that distinct eastern flavour to it that sets it apart from the competition – the Ottoman baths here are the real thing, don’t you know.
And so is the architecture, which ranges from Baroque and Neoclassical to Art Nouveau and neo-Gothic. Wander the city’s elegant tree-lined boulevards, pop into its many leafy parks or sail down the Danube for mind-blowing photo opportunities few other cities can offer.
(8 Hercegprímás Utca) Memories of Hungary is a one-stop-shop for all of your souvenirs and gifts. Find everything from traditional embroidered pillow cases and linens, to more modern Hungarian-made products such as stylish earrings, wines and books.
Head up into the Buda hills to Normafa for some fresh air, hiking, and gorgeous views over the city. Normafa is a popular outdoor destination, and an area worth spending a few hours in. Bring a picnic lunch, or stop off at Normafa Grill for a bite to eat.