Want to go somewhere beautiful? Budapest should be on any dream shortlist. As one of the UNESCO World Heritage scheme's most protected cities in the world, the Hungarian capital combines its stunning architecture with a diverse yet extremely unique culture that you won't anywhere else.
Budapest is actually two cities – Buda and Pest, which sit on opposite sides of the Danube. They were brought together as one in 1872, and ever since it then it has been at the heart of European history. Centred on the incredible St Stephen's Basilica - a building so important that others can't be built any taller in the city - the attractions of Budapest pop up around every corner.
The beautiful Buda Castle, perched on a hill overlooking Pest, is a great place to start your adventure. Take the world-famous Széchenyi Chain Bridge over the Danube, stopping at any markets that may be hosted along it, before stopping at the English-inspired Houses of Parliament. From here you can dip into the city centre, filled with an incredible number of shops, restaurants and bars, all containing huge bargains!
While you're here, be sure to sample the city's finest invention: strudel. The First Strudel House of Pest will give you the perfect experience of this sweet and savoury dish - a place that claims to have invented the European staple.
Christmas time creates a magical atmosphere in Budapest, especially with their Christmas Market taking place in Vörösmarty Square. You'll be spoilt for choice from the hundreds of artisan stalls - full of perfect stocking fillers! Amongst the city's exciting festivities don't forget to visit St. Stephen's Basilica for free ice-skating fun!
To do Budapest justice in words would require an essay - why not just head there yourself? It's perfect at any time of the year, so it's just a case of grabbing a great-value flight from Leeds Bradford® Airport…
Airlines and Schedules
Summer 2018 flights commence on 02.04.18