Hungary's capital city is known the world over for its fantastic architecture, with styles from Baroque to Art Nouveau abounding. It's also a great place to relax, thanks to its many thermal baths – indeed, on package holidays to Budapest you'll realise why it's nicknamed "The City of Spas". Some of these baths double up as nightclubs, as Budapest loves to party. The old Jewish District is one of the most individual nightlife districts anywhere in Central Europe. Hungarian food is great, too, and on our low-cost holidays to Budapest, you'll find both excellent local dishes and outstanding wines to enjoy. If that sounds good to you, we'll be proud to help you travel there, so talk to us today.
Things to know before visiting Budapest
There's little bureaucracy to worry about on a flight to Budapest. British citizens just need a valid passport to enter Hungary, and you don't need to register with an Immigration Office if you're there for fewer than 90 days. You'll need to carry your passport with you during your holiday in Budapest; photocopies are not accepted as ID. Budapest's main airport is Ferenc Liszt International, often still known by its older name of Ferihegy. The airport, well positioned for our all-inclusive holiday packages to Budapest, is 10 miles to the south of the city itself. Getting there is easy, and so is booking your break with us.
What is the weather in Budapest?
This city has a variable climate, so you can find the perfect conditions for our flight and hotel deals to Budapest, whatever your preference. If you like hot, sunny weather, consider taking your flight from London to Budapest between June and August. Should you pick a flight and hotel in Budapest at this time of year, most days will get into the mid-20s Celsius, making it pleasant to sit outside in the evenings. If you'd rather enjoy picture-postcard scenes of sparkling frost and clear, fresh air, then going between January and March may be for you. These are also the driest months. Whatever you decide, at eDreams we're waiting to help you.
Things to do in Budapest
As a city of two million people, the Hungarian capital has a whole host of attractions, making cheap package holidays to Budapest ideal for all tastes. Some of the best options on our holiday deals to Budapest are:
Budapest Aeropark – historic planes, cockpit visits, flight simulators and more at this open-air exhibit at the main airport.
Palace of Arts – world-class concert venue with superb acoustics; easily reached from the city centre by tram.
The Blue Danube – a boat trip on this famous river is not to be missed and offers views you can't get anywhere else.
Great Market Hall – enormous indoor market with a wonderful arched roof; the perfect place to find top-quality paprika!
Pinball Museum – quirky and memorable, this interactive exhibition hosts well over 100 playable machines.
From ancient to modern, and from quirky to classical, there's so much to see in this fantastic city, and a flight from Manchester to Budapest will let you see it all. We're ready and waiting to take you there.
Places to visit near Budapest
The city's convenient location means it's really easy to see some of Hungary's other highlights once you've booked a flight and hotel in Budapest. Only around 40 miles away is Esztergom, the country's capital of a thousand years ago. Here you'll find outstanding scenery, the atmospheric ruins of the old Royal Palace and cave-pocked hills to explore. Another option during discount holidays in Budapest is Lake Balaton, surrounded by vineyards and a great place to relax on a boat trip. Only just outside Budapest is the Museum of Applied Arts, which specialises in centuries-old furniture from the surrounding region. To see all these places and more, book with us at eDreams.
What to eat in Budapest?
Many people think of goulash when they hear "Hungarian cuisine", but a popular snack food to try on package holidays in Budapest is lángos, a filling and tasty fried dough covered in cheese and sour cream. Bejgli, or "spiral strudel", is a log-shaped dish filled with nuts or grains; poppy seeds are especially popular. In the winter months, Hungarians love to feast on rakott krumpli, a hearty, baked meal of sausages, eggs and potatoes, layered and topped with sour cream and cheese. For dessert, try chimney cake, ideally charcoal-baked for authenticity. Cheap holidays in Budapest will truly satisfy, and we're sure our outstanding customer service will too!