The Danube River splits Budapest in two; on the Buda side you have the hilly, medieval part of the city, and on the Pest side the contemporary, tree-lined cultural city with its great dining and spectacular shopping. Budapest is also home to some of the world’s most glorious natural thermal spas.
A relaxing cruise on the Danube gives you the chance to see this beautiful city from a unique perspective. Restaurants in Budapest are really great value and you can easily find something for everyone’s appetite. There are also plenty of bars to enjoy after you’ve eaten unless you’re more interested in relaxing in a spa before hitting the clubs.
Hungarians like to party hard and, in summer, outdoor clubs make the time between dusk and dawn disappear. Budapest’s nightlife boasts a number of large clubs, many just outside of town, which are a mecca for fashion-conscious clubbers and often attract big-name DJs from all over the world. These venues are perfect for people watching and you’ll be impressed at how hot some of the talent is here.
A final note of caution – while Budapest is a fantastic city, you still need to be street-wise and aware of any scams. Please check out the following before you visit Foreign & Commonwealth Office advice.