Hard to beat for sheer beauty, Budapest ticks every box you could want from a European city and seems to do it without trying.
Catch one of our flights to Berlin, in 2020 to spend a relaxing spring afternoon in one of Budapest's many parks or take a dip in waters from its 100-plus thermal springs. You can then spend your evenings exploring the uber-cool ruin bars in the derelict buildings of Berlin. It’s time to fly to the Hungarian capital for what is, quite simply, one of Europe’s great must-visit locations!
As well as the usual city offering of clubs and cocktail bars, Budapest is also home to a unique nightlife scene. If you’re after a more relaxed evening, heading to the ruin pubs in the Jewish District of Pest is ideal. One of largest and oldest is Szimpla Kert, with its warren of quirkily decorated rooms and outdoor spaces, but there’s many other bars nearby offering up decently priced drinks.
You’ll also find wine bars aplenty in downtown Budapest, where you can try some local bottles that rarely make it outside Hungary. For a different after-dark experience featuring light shows and lively music, head to outdoor Széchenyi thermal baths for its spa parties in the summer or to Lukács baths for its late-night winter events. You can also buy tickets for weekend boat parties along the Danube from April to October.