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3-Day Cultural and Culinary Delights in Budapest

3-Day Cultural and Culinary Delights in Budapest Itinerary

Published: 2023 Dec 30

Iconic Landmarks and Thermal Baths

Morning
Begin your Budapest adventure with a hearty breakfast at Mazel Tov, a popular ruin bar serving Middle Eastern cuisine. After breakfast, visit the historic House of Parliament (Országház) to admire its stunning architecture. Then, take a short walk to the iconic Chain Bridge (Széchenyi Lanchid) and enjoy the panoramic views of the Danube River and the Buda Castle.
Afternoon
For lunch, head to KOLL√ÅZS - Brasserie & Bar and savor their modern Hungarian dishes in a stylish setting. Post lunch, explore the Buda Castle District, including the majestic Buda Castle (Budai Vár), the fairytale-like Matthias Church (Mátyás Templom), and the panoramic terraces of the Fisherman’s Bastion (Halaszbastya). Conclude your afternoon with a relaxing soak at the historic Gellért Thermal Bath and Spa.
Evening
Experience the vibrant nightlife of Budapest with a visit to the lively Szimpla Kert, one of the city's most famous ruin pubs. Enjoy the unique atmosphere and a wide selection of drinks. For dinner, indulge in contemporary Hungarian cuisine at Kupak Bar & Bistro, known for its innovative dishes and extensive wine list.
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Art, History, and Evening Cruise

Morning
Start your day with a visit to the Hungarian State Opera House (Magyar Állami Operaház), a magnificent example of neo-Renaissance architecture. Afterward, enjoy a guided tour of the impressive St. Stephen’s Basilica (Szent István Bazilika), where you can also see the famous hand of St. Stephen.
Afternoon
For lunch, head to PORT beer&food and enjoy a selection of craft beers and delicious pub fare. Afterward, immerse yourself in art and history at the Hungarian National Museum (Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum) or the Museum of Fine Arts (Szépművészeti Múzeum), depending on your preference.
Evening
Conclude your day with a memorable Budapest Evening Cruise and Dinner with Champagne. Glide along the Danube River while enjoying a sumptuous meal and live music. Witness the city's illuminated landmarks, including the Parliament, Buda Castle, and the Chain Bridge, creating a magical ambiance. After the cruise, enjoy a nightcap at Lánchíd Söröző, a cozy pub with a great selection of local beers.
Bedtime
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Island Retreat and Cultural Delights

Morning
Enjoy a leisurely morning on Margaret Island (Margit-Sziget). Take a walk or rent a bike to explore the lush gardens, musical fountain, and the medieval ruins. For breakfast, visit The Pointer Pub & Restaurant (Váci u.) and enjoy a traditional English breakfast in a relaxed setting.
Afternoon
After the island, head to the Central Market Hall (Nagycsarnok) for a taste of local flavors. Explore the stalls offering fresh produce, Hungarian specialties, and unique souvenirs. For lunch, try the authentic Hungarian dishes at Golden Key Bistro & Bar, located in the heart of the city.
Evening
Spend your final evening in Budapest enjoying a cultural performance. Choose between a classical music concert at Budapest Classical Music Concert in St. Michael's Church or an organ concert at Organ Concert in St. Stephen's Basilica. After the concert, have a memorable farewell dinner at Spoon, a restaurant set on a boat with panoramic views of the Danube. Savor their international cuisine and raise a glass to your time in Budapest.
Bedtime
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