Average cost p/day: US$60

Time frame: 5 – 7 days (more if you want to explore outside of the city)

Language: Hungarian

Currency: Hungarian Forint



Budapest is one of my favourite European cities. It’s quirky and fun! The architechture is incredible. You must take a boat ride down the Danube at night. It’s absolutely magical when it’s all lit up. Once you’ve done your boat tour, head to one of the Ruin Bars; where buildings ruined in WW2 have been transformed into rather hipster bars. Days are best spent relaxing in one of the many spas and exploring each side of the river; noting how Buda is so incredibly different to Pest. It’s also worth learning about the Jewish history of Budapest, either by doing a walking tour or visiting the Great Synoguge which houses a memorial for those killed during the war.

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