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Top Budapest Activities

The Best Ways to Experience the City

Browse our favourite activities, recommended things to do in Budapest, and build your own vacation program. The river cruises on the Danube offer great value for the price: you can choose from three longer tours with buffet meal, and four shorter trips. You can also go partying on a boat on the Danube.

The folk dance programs, classical music concerts, Jewish heritage tours give you an insight into Hungary’s rich culture and history. How else to get to know the locals’ way of life than through wine and food?

The wine tasting program takes place in an underground stone cellar in Buda Castle offering fine wines from top Hungarian wineries as well as historic ambience.

On the wine tour in Etyek you get to visit a small wine village north of Budapest, where you take a tour of the local cellars and finish the program with a traditional Hungarian wine dinner.

Sightseeing Cruises, Wine Programs

on a Danube River Tour at night

Cruises on the Danube

Enjoy the the best views of Budapest from a cruise on the Danube.

  • Lunch (14.00),
  • evening (19.00) or
  • night cruise (22.00) with buffet meal and live music.

Other excursions to choose from if you want to skip the meal:

  • wine & cruise / 7 Hungarian wines (at 14.00, 16.00, 19.00, 22.00* on specific dates) ,
  • cruise with coffee / tea,
  • with beer / cocktail , and
  • you can also party on a boat on the river.
friends and me tasting wines in a Buda castle cellar

Wine Tasting in Buda Castle

You can taste and learn about Hungarian wines on a wine tasting program in the Castle.

You can choose from various tasting menus.

The friendly and expert sommelier will introduce you to the secrets of Hungarian wines and wine regions.

cellar with oak barrels in Etyek

Wine Tour in Etyek

Sample and learn about Hungarian wines on a wine tour in Etyek village.

Includes a walk among the cellars, tasting the splendid wines of Etyek, and a traditional Hungarian wine lunch ordinner.

Friendly, English-speaking local guides will introduce you to the beautiful countryside and way of life.

Hungarian Folklore, Concerts, Jewish Tours

Folk dance by a Hungarian Dance Ensemble

Hungarian Folk Dance Performances

Find out more about Hungary’s rich culture by visiting some of the unique Hungarian folk programs, like performances by the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, the Danube Folk Ensemble and the Hungaria Folk Group.

Classical Concerts in Danube Palace

Classical Music Concerts in Budapest

Budapest has some outstanding music halls and concert venues.

Enjoy classical concerts at various venues: Symphony Concert in Duna Palota, Organ Concert in St. Stephen’s Basilica, musical performances in the Palace of Arts and in other concert halls of the city.

the Tree of Life at the Great Synagogue

Jewish Tours

Guided tours in the former Jewish quarter of Budapest.

See the most important sights of the city’s Jewish Heritage on Tours, varying in length depending on how much time you want to devote to getting to know the Jewish history and culture of the Hungarian capital.

More Activities – Unique Walking Tours, Foodie Programs

exploring district VIII. on a special walking Tour

Special Budapest Tours

Special walking tours tailor made to your needs and pace of life.

Guided tours in various themes and topics: architecture, gastronomy, for kids, etc. Experience the city as locals do!

having fun on a cooking class

Hungarian Cooking Course

If you wan to learn the ins and outs of Hungarian cuisine attend a cooking course in this culinary school in central Budapest.

Kind, English-speaking chefs teach and show you the basics of Hungarian gastronomy.

Strudel with fruit

Strudel Tasting

Taste and learn about the history and tricks of strudel making in the First Strudel House of Pest Restaurant & Cafe in downtown Budapest, near the Basilica.

Strudels with a variety of fillings from fruits to braised cabbage.