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Updated: Mar 20, 2022

Thermal baths, Langos, Buda castle funicular and chimney cake

Things to do in advance

  1. Book flights 

  2. Book accommodation to avoid disappointment but hostels available

  3. Book Gellert Spa/ Szechenyi Spa Baths 

  4. Book Zeller Bistro, specify you would like a seat in the conservatory area (upon arrival)

  5. Book Comme Chez Soi (cash only)

Day 1 

  • 10am-11am - Arrive into Budapest airport  

  • 11am-12pm - Use Taxify to book a taxi to and from the airport 

  • 12pm-1pm - Lunch/Brunch at A Table

  • 1pm-2pm - Check in

  • 2pm-3pm - Get your bearings around the Buda and Pest and cross the Szechenyi chain bridge

  • 3pm-6pm - Visit the Gellert Spa 

  • 6pm-7pm - Relax 

  • 7pm/7:30pm-9pm - Dinner at Zeller Bistro 

  • 9pm onwards - Cocktails at Rumpus Tiki Bar 

Day 2 

  • 10:30am-1:30pm - Join a free walking tour 

  • 1:30pm-2:30pm - Lunch at Retro Langos Bute

  • 2:30pm-3:30pm - Explore the Jewish quarter 

  • 3:30pm-5:30pm - Take the Buda Castle Funicular and explore the castle 

  • 5:30pm-6:30pm - Relax

  • 6:30pm-7:30pm - Explore Gozsdu Courtyard and grab an aperitif 

  • 7:30pm-9pm - Dinner at Comme Chez Soi 

  • 9pm onwards - Sample the ruin bars in particular Szimpla Kert and Mazel Tov 

Day 3 

  • 10am-11am - Breakfast at STIKA 

  • 11am-1pm - Visit St Stephen’s Basilica and the Fisherman’s Bastion 

  • 1pm-2:30pm - Visit the Hospital in the Rock Museum 

  • 2:30pm-3:30pm - Cross over to the Pest side and visit the Shoes on the Danube 

  • 3:30pm-4:30pm - Indulge in some chimney cake at Cafe Molnar’s 

  • 4:30pm-6:30pm - Walk/take bus 27 to the top of Gellert Hill and discover the Citadella 

  • 6:30pm-7:30pm - Relax

  • 7:30pm-9pm - Dinner at Barack and Szilva 

  • 9pm onwards - Drinks at 360 bar

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