Budapest is the perfect destination for the over 50’s to dip their toes into the world of single travel. Home to an impressive collection of UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Hungarian capital is rich in architecture, culture and history. With 12 hours of daylight, this Eastern European city is perfect for sightseeing.
Here are our six best things about Budapest:
1. A short flight away
Only two and a half hours away from London, Budapest is often described as the ‘Little Paris of Middle Europe’. A city of two halves carved by the River Danube, Buda is surrounded by the historic castle district and medieval streets whilst Pest boasts the famous Market Hall, riverside promenades and coffee houses.
2. Great value for money
The pound stretches further than other popular European city making Budapest the perfect all year round city break. Here you can enjoy a day out with meals and drinks for under £30. Almost half the price of Barcelona and Rome.
3. Easy to explore
Navigating around the capital is simple, easy and affordable. A 24 hour travel card only costs £4, allowing you access on all public transport including the metro, buses and public ferries. Or explore the scenic streets by foot or hop on board a river cruise.
4. Perfect sightseeing weather
With excellent sightseeing weather, take in the breath-taking skyline and stunning panoramic views. Fancy taking advantage of the climate and dining outdoors? Many restaurants offer terraces and gardens where you'll be able to people watch and enjoy the Eastern European pace of life.
5. Visit the largest Parliament building in Europe
Walking around Budapest is a real pleasure. There is so much to see from fabulous food markets, coffee houses, fine museums and riverside walks. Visit the largest Parliament building in mainland Europe, as well as, St Stephen’s Basilica, the Jewish Quarter, Shoes on the Danube Bank or take a dip in the city’s famous thermal baths.
6. Discover this city after dark
An absolute must is exploring the city by night as the Szechenyi Chain Bridge, Royal Palace and Matyas Church are all elegantly lit up. Dine on an evening river cruise along the Danube which is a perfect way to see this city in all its glory.
Whether you enjoy soaking in the atmosphere in a café or indulging in history – Budapest has it all for the single traveller.