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Hen Party in Budapest

budapestIf you want your hen party weekend to be a trip abroad that is filled with luxury, culture and beauty then why not try the capital and largest city in Hungary.

Budapest City

Budapest covers approximately two hundred square miles and has a population of over three million people.  With the Danube running through the city it is considered to be beautiful if not one of the most stunning cities in Europe and the twenty million visitors that visit the city every year would probably agree.

Budapest is home to the second oldest underground railway in Europe as well as the largest thermal water cave system in the world.  With other wonderful natural features such as the geothermal springs, the Museums within the locality and its night-life it is no wonder that Budapest is regarded as the liveliest city in Central Europe.

The word Budapest can be split into two very different areas of the city which are on either side of the Danube River.  The medieval hilly side is known as Buda while the more modern area filled with shops and culture is known as Pest.

Activities in Budapest

There are many activities for a hen party that can take place within Budapest which include:

  • Aqua Park visits.
  • Chippendale shows.
  • Go karting.
  • Guided pub crawls.
  • Night clubbing.
  • Paintballing.
  • Pampering / Spa.
  • Thermal bath massages.
  • Wine tasting.

How to See Budapest City

You can, on the days when you have nothing planned, walk around the city and take in the wonderful sights.  For the sightseers in you, try to reserve your excursions in advance by using any of the following:

  • Air: take a twenty minute flight on a helicopter and enjoy a view of the city from above.
  • Bike: for the more active party you could, if you have the energy, ride from one end of the city to the other, stopping along the way to enjoy the sights and bars.
  • Boat: travel down the Danube and enjoy great cuisine, beautiful sights especially at night time and live music.
  • Bus: personal and sometimes open aired these tours can take you all round the city and will incorporate driving, walking and eating.

If you have booked your hen weekend package through an agent, you may already have your transport organised as part of your hen weekend package, most of which will pick you up from the airport and take you to your resort.  You can of course, pack yourself a picnic, grab a local map and see where your legs will take you.

What to See in Budapest

With a significant assortment of churches, cinemas, concert halls, exhibition halls, galleries, libraries, museums and theatres there are plenty of historic buildings and a plethora of sights to view, some of which could include any of the following:

  • Andrássy Avenue.
  • Buda embankment.
  • Budapest Flea Market.
  • Castle District.
  • Chain Bridge.
  • Citadel.
  • City Park.
  • Danube Promenade.
  • Fisherman's Bastion.
  • Heroes' Square.
  • János Hill lookout Tower.
  • Margaret Island.
  • Matthias Church.
  • Millennium Underground Railway.
  • Parliament building.
  • Roman Ruins of Aquincum.
  • St Stephen's Basilica.
  • The City's natural caves.
  • The Communist Statue Park.

There are plenty of other exciting excursions to be taken outside of Budapest so well worth looking into and you can, if you are unsure where you want to go and what you want to see, try some of the guided tours on offer which will take you all over Budapest.

Other Activities in Budapest

  • Enjoy a concert at a concert hall or during one of the many festivals.
  • Watch some Hungarian folklore dancing.
  • Why not try the dinner in the sky experience by the Vajdahunyad Castle.  You will be 50 meters from the ground and you and your guests will be served a three course meal while enjoying the sights from above.

Be sure to enquire about any public attractions or festivals going on during your visit.  The city will never be quiet whenever you decide to visit.  You will find some magnificent architecture and a fantastic nightlife

Security in Budapest

As with any trip abroad, keep your valuables safe at all times and order taxis where possible rather than flag them down.  Ensure you have the relevant travel and personal insurance you need and try to keep a note of any emergency numbers such as:

  • Ambulance: 104.
  • Fire services: 105.
  • General enquiries: 197.
  • International enquiries: 199.
  • Police: 107.

This attractive city is full of culture and tree lined streets, plenty of shops and exciting destinations and trips, as well housing many thermal baths and spa havens, everyone in your hen party will find something they enjoy.

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