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Destination Overview

Budapest is a city in Hungary that is absolutely loved by all kinds of travellers because of its historical buildings, hammams (Turkish baths), and people. Furthermore, there are lots of museums, art galleries, and theatres. You can see old art and listen to music.

Budapest's people like to help tourists and show them around. You can meet them at markets, cafes, and festivals.

  • Currency: Hungary's money is the Hungarian Forint (HUF). Having some cash is good, but you can also use credit cards.
  • Language: The main language in Budapest is Hungarian. So, learn a few Hungarian words, like "hello" (Szia) and "thank you" (köszönöm).
  • Timezone: It is GMT+2.
  • Flight duration: A nonstop flight from London to Budapest takes about two and a half hours. Many airlines have flights to Budapest, so getting there is easy.

At Zippy Holidays, we know that finding a good holiday deal in Budapest is really important to travellers. That's why we always try to beat our competitors' prices and offer affordable options without skimping on quality. So whether you're looking for a budget-friendly guesthouse or a luxury hotel, we will surely have it.

What You Can Do On Your Budapest Holidays

Here’s what you can enjoy. We can also help you create a personalised itinerary.

Enjoy Budapest's Lakes and Baths

Travellers can find lovely freshwater lakes close to Budapest. Pretty houses and resorts surround these lakes. They're not too far to drive from the city. Also, Budapest has famous bathhouses where you can relax in hot water.

Lake Balaton is like a sea in Hungary. It's the biggest freshwater lake in Europe. It's not too far from Budapest, about one and a half hours by car. Because the water is calm, people like to kayak and paddle board at Lake Balaton.

Apart from the famous ones, Budapest has secret bathhouses. One of them is Veli Bej bathhouse, which is very old, from the 16th century. It has old Roman pipes and interesting things to see. There are big and small pools and even a sauna with special lights. The best part is that it's not expensive to visit.

Discover Budapest's Attractions

Budapest is full of exciting places to visit. Two of our favourites are:

  • Buda Castle: It is on a hill next to the Danube River. It's very old and has a beautiful garden. You can go inside to see old things or walk around the nearby streets.
  • Heroes' Square: This is in the middle of Budapest. It has big statues and things to look at. It's a place where people remember important people from the past.

Enjoy Delightful Dining

One dish you have to try is called Goulash. It's like a thick soup with yummy beef, carrots, onions, and a special spice called paprika. It's warm and comforting, perfect for a chilly day.

Another tasty treat is Chicken Paprikas. It's chicken with a creamy paprika sauce served with yummy dumplings. For dessert, there's Somloi Galuska, a sweet treat made with cake, syrup, cream, and chocolate sauce.

Moreover, don't forget about Palacsinta, which has thin pancakes with many fillings. You can have them with savoury stuff like onions and sauce or sweet fillings like nuts and chocolate. And if you're feeling brave, try some Palinka, a strong drink made from fruit. Just be careful, because it's really strong!

Art and Culture!

Art and culture are the real deal here. Travellers can go to the opera or watch a ballet show. And don't miss out on the thermal baths, where you can relax in warm water and feel all your stress melt away.

Lastly, Budapest is the place to be if you're on a romantic holiday. Take a walk by the river and see the castle all lit up at night. It's so pretty and romantic.

Best Hotels For Budapest Holiday - Presented By Zippy Holidays

At Zippy Holidays, we're here to help you pick the best hotel and help you find cheap Budapest holidays. Check out these awesome hotel options:

  • Four Seasons Gresham Palace Hotel: Four Seasons Gresham Palace Hotel has got amazing views of the Danube River and the Chain Bridge. The beds are really comfy, and the staff are super friendly. Plus, the food here is really, really good!
  • Kempinski Hotel: The hotel feels luxurious and has large and elegant rooms. Additionally, there is a spa on site where you may chill.
  • Anantara New York Palace Budapest Hotel: If you love history and beautiful buildings, you'll definitely want to stay at the Anantara New York Palace Budapest Hotel. It's seriously stunning, with many old-timey decorations and a grand vibe.
  • Hilton Budapest Hotel: It's in the middle of the city, so you'll be close to all the cool stuff. There are many delicious eateries here, and the rooms are incredibly comfortable. Plus, it’s affordable.
  • Parisi Udvar Hotel: This hotel is also very affordable. It's in a really cool old building, and the rooms are super cosy. Perfect for your vintage pictures.

Book Your Budapest Holiday Packages With Us!

Let's chat about why our Budapest package holidays are the bomb!

Great Prices for Great Times

Here's the deal: we get that most people want a holiday that won't drain their wallets. We strive to provide costs that won't make you shudder. We will match any better offer you find anywhere by a few pounds because we are that confident in our prices.

Your Dream Stay and Flight

Finding the perfect place to crash and the right flight can be a bit of a headache, right? We've got many options, from swanky 5-star spots to chill 3-star joints. And get this: sometimes, we'll hook you up with a 4-star stay for the price of a 3-star one.

Extra Goodies for Extra Fun

Sometimes, we throw in some awesome extras at no extra cost. Think of free meals, transport, and tickets to cool stuff around town. And if you're into all-inclusive holidays to Budapest, we've got those, too.

Keep Calm and Travel Safe

We're tight with ATOL right now, which means all your assets (money) are safe when you book with us. Moreover, you can spread the rest of the bill over a few months. And if travellers need to change their plans, we've got their back with our awesome customer care team. So, book our package holidays to Budapest now!


If you enjoy warm weather and many events, then summer might be your best time. But if you prefer cooler weather and fewer crowds, spring or autumn could be your style. The months are: June, September and October.

Staying in District V near the Danube River may be a good option if you want to be right in the thick of all the action. However, District VII can be ideal if you'd rather have a more neighbourhood feel.

Budapest has a fun nightlife scene with many cool bars, clubs, and pubs.

There are numerous ways to cut costs when travelling. Seek discounts on accommodations and airfare, and try to be flexible with your holiday dates. Making reservations in advance can also obtain a fantastic discount. Check out our website to keep up with the latest offers.

You could probably see the main sights in a couple of days, but a week would be ideal if you want to explore the city and take your time.

The prices range from £449 to £910.