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Tourism and Sightseeing in Budapest

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Tourist Office in Budapest

The Tourist Information website offers great information about tours around Budapest. The official Budapest website offers a great list of tour information websites and contact information. You can contact the help desk at +36 1 438 80 80 or +800 36 000 000. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Sightseeing in Budapest

One of the best things to do in Budapest is sightsee. There is so much history to see, shopping to do, and food to taste. You can easily spend your day just sightseeing and visiting all of the well-known places in Budapest.

  • The Eye - A Ferris wheel that gives you a panoramic view of the city.
  • Budapest Whale - A cultural shopping center.
  • Castle District - This district hosts historic monuments, museums, and fine cafes.
  • Wine Tasting in Buda Castle - Enjoy some Hungarian wine in the historic cellar.
  • Castle Bazaar and Royal Gardens - This now has shops, cafes, and more to enjoy.
  • Downtown Budapest - The perfect place for shopping and eating.
  • Váci Street - This street hosts high end shops and beautiful architecture.
  • Central Market Hall - The perfect place to find culinary delights.
  • Thermal Baths - One of the most popular attractions of Hungary that is open from May to October.

Tours in Budapest

There are several day tours to choose from in Budapest. You can take a boat and tour the riverside of Budapest on the Danube River. You could take a tour bus around the city or choose to walk by foot while following a guide. It is also an option to take day trips to boarding countries such as Austria. You can also visit the wine country and see how Hungarian wine is made in different regions.

Most tours are on the expensive end and can range from 13000 - 50000 HUF.

Festivals in Budapest

Budapest offers year round festivals, sporting events, national celebrations and cultural events that attract many people from around the world. Many of the festivals are centered around drinking, good food, loud music, and dancing. You can find any festival to suit you taste weather you want to join the wine festival or the Danube Carnival.

Visit Budapest offers an excellent list of all the festivals happening in Budapest. There you can find the exact dates, more details, prices, and a brief description.

Popular Festivals in Budapest

  • Budapest Spring Festival - This focuses on all the best in classical music, opera, jazz, and folk music. Many venues throughout the city welcome both Hungarian and international performers. There are over 50 performances and exhibitions over the 17-day period of the festival.
  • Sziget Festival - This is one of the largest musical festivals in the world. It hosts many popular and up-and-coming artists. Over 400,000 people come every August to party at this music festival.
  • Budapest International Wine Festival - One of the most prestigious events in Hungary, this festival attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year. There you can have some of the best Hungarian wines and meet the wine makers themselves and enjoy Folk music and the beautiful scenery.

Discounts in Hungary

There are discounts available for tourist attractions. Some attractions offer deals if you buy more than one ticker or for a family. Discounts can be offered to students or retired people. It is always good to ask before buying any tickets.

Update 25/08/2015


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