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Budapest, Hungary
BUDAPEST AT A GLIMPSE
Budapest is unique. It is full of buzzing youthful nightlife, a world-class classical music scene and famous thermal baths. The capital of Hungary has a lot to offer: museums and galleries, churches and synagogues, palaces and historic buildings, baths and pools - there is something for everyone here. Often described as the "Little Paris of Middle Europe", Budapest is famous both for monuments reflecting its own 1,000-year-old culture and for the relics and heritage of others who settled here such as the Romans and Turks.

The capital has two sides, Buda and Pest, stretching along the banks of the Danube River, representing two different characters of the city. Suburban Buda and its historic castle district offer medieval streets and houses, museums, caves and Roman ruins, whereas the dynamic Pest side boasts the largest parliament building in Europe, riverside promenades, flea markets, bookstores, antique stores and cafés.

Historical sights that can't be missed include:
  • State Opera House
  • Central Market Hall
  • City Park
  • Hero's Square
To get a wonderful view of the stunning parliament building on the banks of the Danube and a view of the rest of the city cross the Danube river via the Chain Bridge. Scale the trail or take the funicular up to see Fisherman's Bastion for great views over the city. See the Bronze statue of Stephen I of Hungary mounted on a Horse looking out valiantly over the city. After a day of sightseeing kick back and relax at one of the many spa resorts. Bathe your cares away in crystal blue water and play a game of water chess surrounded by 16th century architecture.

See it on following tours

Small group tour | Classic

Imperial Europe: Prague, Vienna, Budapest
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Jun 15, 2019

10 days

4 cities

3 countries

Prague | Kutna Hora | Vienna | Budapest

Explore the cradle of Europe and discover the history and beauty of the capitals of Czechia, Austria and Hungary in a petite group of travelers.

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Prague - Vienna - Budapest Express
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7 days

3 cities

3 countries

Prague | Vienna | Budapest

Set off on a 7-day exploration of the European Golden triangle and enjoy the capitals of the Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary.

Private tour

Best of Central Europe
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10 days

3 cities

3 countries

Prague | Vienna | Budapest

Get an insight of the heritage of three incredible countries and spend 10 days exploring the capitals, castles and palaces. Tour three wonderful cities with our excellent guides and all travel arrangements already taken care of.

Cruise | Gold, Fall, European Cruises

Danube River Cruise: from Prague to Budapest
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12 days

7 cities

5 countries

Prague | Kutna Hora | Regensburg | Salzburg | Vienna | Bratislava | Budapest

Discover the Chech Republic with your private guide before having the time of your life cruising down the majestic Danube aboard the modern and comfortable Amadeus vessel. Traverse Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary while enjoying our unique sightseeing program and flawless arrangements. 

Cruise | Gold, European Cruises

River Cruise on Danube River: Munich - Budapest
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11 days

7 cities

4 countries

Munich | Passau | Regensburg | Salzburg | Vienna | Bratislava | Budapest

Start your journey in Munich, and admire the gem of the Bavarian Alps, Neuschwanstein Castle together with your private guide. Then join a truly amazing cruise on the Danube River going down from Passau all the way to Budapest.  With a small group of travelers, discover major European capitals and quaint places with their unique history.

Cruise | Gold, European Cruises

Danube River Cruise: from Munich to Prague
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12 days

6 cities

5 countries

Munich | Vienna | Budapest | Bratislava | Linz | Prague

Arrive in Munich and discover the famous Neuschwanstein Castle together with your private guide before you board the modern Amadeus ship to start your unforgettable cruise on the Danube River. Enjoy the best centrally located hotels, outside rever-view cabins and impeccable service throughout the journey.

Private tour | Classic

Marvelous Romania
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9 days

4 cities

1 country

Bucharest | Brasov | Sighisoara | Sibiu

Set off to one of Europe's richest countries in terms of unique historical castles and culture, Romania. Explore the region of Transylvania and Dracula attractions as well as the top highlights with best local guide-drivers. Stay at central hotels, and tailor your customizable Romania itinerary around your preferences.

E.g., Nov 21 2018