IN THE MOOD FOR SOME SIGHTSEEING? THEN THESE ARE THE MUST SEE SITES
House of Parliament
Batthány Square (photo point for the Parliament)
St Stephen Basilica (do not forget to go up to the panorama tower!)
The Great Synagogue
Buda Castle area
Great Market Hall
Baths (Széchenyi, Rudas, Gellért)
Budapest Eye on Erzsébet Square
BOD's SIGHTSEEING ITINERARY FOR BUDAPEST
(3-4 hr by walking and public transportation)
Start your day at the buzzing Great Market Hall, try local products like the famous Lángos and mingle with the people – By taking the yellow tram 2 to the House of Parliament you can admire the breathtaking panorama of the Buda side with the Castle on the top of it – Take off at the Parliament, the most stunning building in the city – then continue your way to the St Stephen Basilica and do not forget to go up to the panorama tower! Believe us it’s worth the visit! – In a short walk you will reach the Opera House on the Hungarian Champs-Élysées– Andrássy Avenue –Take here the Millenium Underground (1st underground in Continental Europe and 2nd in the world!) to the Hero’s Square, Budapest’s most impressive square where – Now you have two choices: for some relaxing moments dip into the hot thermal water at the biggest spa complex in Europe, the Széchenyi Baths or take the underground back to the city center and discover the world of the so-called Ruin Bar district. Szimpla should be your first stop!
Budapest Card – A special offer from the city that gives: unlimited free travel on the public transportation system, discounts and free entry to many museums. Available for 24,48 or 72 hours. You can purchase it upon arrival at the airport or online at www.budapestinfo.hu
Price: 12.990 HUF
Legenda – A pleasant time on board of our panoramic boat, sailing between the splendid vision of Buda & Pest. https://legenda.hu/en/prices
BKK – Public Transportation Boat – You can enjoy the boat service of BKK (the Centre for Budapest Transport) with your single public transportation ticket. It’s a great deal and equals a sightseeing tour.
Best site for more information and insider tips: https://welovebudapest.com/en
sör – beer [ʃør]
Igen! – Yes [igɛn]
bor – wine [bor]
Nem!– No! [nɛm] Szia!-Hi/bye-bye/see you [siɒ]
Szép vagy! – You are beautiful! [se:p vɒʒ]
Szeretlek! – I love you! [sɛrɛtlɛk]
Egészségedre! – Cheers! [ɛge:s-ʃe:gɛd-rɛ]
WHAT YOU DEFINITELY HAVE TO KNOW
–Alcohol: with some exception you can’t buy alcoholic drinks after 22:00 in the 24/7 shops but you will always find clubs& bars open.
–Cigarettes: look for the brownish and monstrous sign saying: “Nemzeti Dohánybolt” (National Tobacco shop). The closest one to your hotel is in the same street (Dohány utca 47) and is open 24/7.
–Exchange rate: 1 EUR: round 400 – 410 Hungarian Forints
–Money: at some places you can only pay in cash, so it’s always good to get some from an ATM you can find everywhere. Always check your money carefully, as some banknotes and coins look quite similar.
–Tap water is absolutely healthy in Budapest – partly thankfully to the thermal waters
–Taxi: It’s better to call one on +361 1 666 666, you can talk to an English operator and it arrives soon. Unfortunately Uber is not available in Hungary, Bolt (Taxify) is. Beware of the Freelancer taxis – always choose one that has a company logo.
–Tipping etiquette is generally 10% for a good service. Still, do check the bill in a restaurant, as in some case service may already be added.