Hungary, an understated beauty with a rich history, culture and rewarding activities, takes you through a country with surprising treasures. Budapest is the capital of Hungary and the gateway between many cities. So to explore the capital over and over again as you pass through, follow this Hungary itinerary and make your visit worth coming.
Visiting the Central Market Hall
Admire the architecture of the Hungarian Parliament
Embrace the colors of the city
Day 1: Arrive in Budapest and Explore Central Market Hall
Day 2: Vaci Street and Herend Porcelain - Hadik Shop
Day 3 & 4: St. Stephen's Basilica
Day 5: Thermal Spas
Day 6: Budapest To Eger
Day 7: Torok Kori Minaret
Day 8: Back Home
The first day of the Hungary itinerary is for your arrival in Budapest. It is the most beautiful city that is also known as “Little Paris of Middle Europe” among locals. Once you land up in the city, the first thing to do is to visit the Central Market Hall after checking in the hotel. This market hall is the largest and oldest indoor market in the capital city that offers a wide array of delicious food, spirits, sweet candies, and excellent souvenir stalls. Satiate your soul with mouth-watering delicacies as you wander the first floor of this Neo-Gothic building. You can get a taste of freshly brewed liquors and wines, delicious delicacies made of meat, spices, and sweets. Now continue your journey and buy some souvenirs from the house of best souvenirs that is based on the second floor of the building. End your exploration bu visiting the basement which features butcher shops, a fish market, and pickled goods. This market was the idea of Budapest's first mayor, Karoly Kamermayer, which was built in 1897 and restored in the 1990s. These days, it is one of the city's biggest tourist attractions and winds up your day by trying local specialties, such as deep-fried lángos.
The second day must be reserved for some shopping, so what’s the better place to shop in Budapest than Vaci Street. Stroll down the main retail street in Budapest. This pedestrian zone is quite popular for its high density of shops, restaurants, and cafes. It’s one of the city's main streets and is as long as the entire length of Pest. Therefore, wander the entire street and shop from big brands like Zara, H&M, Swarovski, and Nike. If you are looking for some authentic and stuff, local galleries and stores are the best places to look for. After you are done with some shopping, you can treat yourself to some royal porcelain at Herend Porcelain - Hadik Shop. It is founded in 1826, the famous brand has enjoyed great popularity among aristocrats and monarchs, including Queen Victoria. Embrace the delicate, artsy hand-painted pieces, which are signed and numbered. Spend half of your day here and embrace the beauty of the artwork. In the evening, you proceed to the hotel and take some rest.
The third day of Hungary itinerary is reserved for the visit to the prominent Hungarian landmark St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Known for its 91 m (300 ft) Neo-Renaissance-style dome, this Roman Catholic basilica was built in the Neoclassic architectural style with a Greek Cross floor plan. This was completed in 1905 and used for military purposes during World War II. This church is one of the most visited tourist sites in the country and the right hand of St. Stephen I, the first King of Hungary, is housed in the church's reliquary. The basilica's structure and bell towers are viewed from the square in front of its main entrance. Explore the interior of the church and take 364 stairs or an elevator to reach to the top of the dome, which overlooks the city. Proceed to your hotel as the sun starts to set.
Start your fourth day of Hungary itinerary with the delicious breakfast at the hotel and proceed to explore the dark side of Hungarian and European history at House of Terror Museum. This is a specialty museum that is focusing on fascist and communist regimes. It exhibits feature artifacts from Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, the fascist Arrow Cross Party, and the communist AVH, walk around the place and get into the depths of violent, dictatorial moments that took place the 20th century. The museum has become a member of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience now. Explore and spend a day exploring the historic building of the city.
Start your fifth day by destressing yourself and the best to release stress in Budapest is none other than the thermal spas, which is one of Budapest's major tourist draws. You can enjoy a full day of bathing in the largest geothermal lake. The best way to rejuvenate yourself is through having a relaxing massage with essential oils and a dip in the soothing waters of the city's thermal baths. The duration of the spa depends on you, so go and enjoy yourself in the soothing waters of the city.
On the sixth day of Hungary itinerary, you will be reaching to Eger and after reaching her in the afternoon, you can take a short trip out of the center of Eger and visit, one of Hungary's prime wine-making regions. This valley is covered with vineyards and features dozens of small wineries and wine cellars. You can taste the best wines that this valley produces, both red and white. Explore and end your day with some delicious food at the hotel.
You have reached to the last day of Hungary itinerary, which is reserved for Torok Kori Minaret, a soaring structure dominating the skyline of Eger and remains one of the city's main claims to fame. This was constructed in the 17th century, the minaret stands 40 m (130 ft) and offers unbeatable views of the city center. One of only three remaining minarets in all of Hungary, it draws huge crowds on a daily basis. If you don't like heights and tight spaces, see what the minaret looks like from the city's famous castle. This is how you can enjoy the last day in Hungary. Pack your luggage and sleep tight.
After having a morning meal on the street or at the hotel, you can take a private transfer that will lead you to the airport. Say goodbye to Hungary! Hope this Hungary itinerary meets your expectations.
The price of the tour is quite affordable, but it is advisable to check the updated price before you book your tour.
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