Things to do in Budapest
Budapest, called the Paris of the East, mesmerizes tourists with its sophisticated scenes and elegant architecture. There are numerous activities that can be done in Budapest.
Danube River Cruise: Budapest's beauty by the day and charm by the night can be enjoyed with a Danube River Cruise. A night cruise is more beautiful as the buildings dotting the shores of Danube sparkle and create wonderful reflections on dark waters. Many tourists like the evening or night cruises better than the day cruises. Evening cruises often come with audio facilities that offer intriguing details about Budapest's history and buildings. One such interesting detail is the fact that it was in Budapest that the Rubik's Cube had been invented in 1974.
Tourists can also opt for romantic and lengthier buffet dinner cruises, depending upon their budget.
Szechenyi Baths: An indispensable Budapest experience is a soak in the thermal baths. These baths are the last memories of Turkey's influence on Hungary. A visit to the majestic Szechenyi Baths is a favorite among tourists. An early morning soak or a soak before the sunset is highly recommended. The healing thermal waters of the outdoor pools of Szechenyi offer an out-of-the-world experience.
Wine Tasting: There is an elaborate winding labyrinth system underneath the Buda Castle and the Faust Wine Cellar is a part of it. The wine sommelier and owner at Faust has the reputation of traveling throughout the 22 prime wine regions in Hungary in the lookout for only the best quality wine to stock the cellar with. The romantic and relaxed setting of the cellar tempts the visitors and a tourist is sure to develop a profound understanding about Hungarian wine here.
Crossing the Chain Bridge: The Chain Bridge had been the first bridge that permanently connected Pest and Buda. It was completed around 1849. For a long time, the Chain Bridge had been considered as one of the “Wonders of the World”. The architect was immensely confident and had declared that no one could ever find a fault with the bridge's construction.
A stroll in the evening, across this bridge, when the whole of Budapest is lit up, is an unforgettable experience for any tourist.
Hiking up Gellert Hill: Hiking up the sets of paths and stairs from the Elisabeth Bridge offers a stunning panorama over Pest and Buda, from Citadella. Citadella is the fortress that had once been built by Habsburgs around 1854. It had been a significant strategic point to have a view of the whole of Budapest. These days, a market has been set up on the top. Hungarians pedal their handicrafts there. The products range from handmade scarves, clothing, wooden toys, and dolls.