VISIT OF CITY’S MOST SOPHISTICATED THERMAL BATHS -BAROQUE SZÉCHENYI SPA
Visit one of the city’s most sophisticated thermal baths with a fast track ticket to the beautiful neo-Baroque Széchenyi Spa. Experience Hungarian bathing culture first-hand, and relax with the locals. The spa is open throughout the year, with outdoor and indoor pools of thermal waters offering an extensive range of temperatures.
DANUBE RIVER PANAROMATIC CRUISE
Then, head to Danube Palace to board a pleasure boat, and sail down the Danube. See historic locations in Buda and Pest illuminated for the night as you feast on a dinner. Be amazed by sights such as the Chain Bridge, the House of Parliament the Gellert Bath and the Buda Castle with the Fisherman’s Bastion at the top of Buda Hills. If you book the cruise with drinks only, you can enjoy the beautiful night panorama while sipping on a glass of champagne and then enjoy another glass of soft drink, wine, or beer.
VISIT OF HUNGARY’S PARLIAMENT BUILDING AND THE HUNGARIAN CROWN JEWELS
The Parliament of Hungary is the world’s third largest Parliament building. The Parliament building, a magnificent example of Neo-Gothic architecture (although displaying Renaissance and Baroque characters too), is just over 100 years old. In the 1880’s an open tender was held for the design of the Parliament building. Construction based on the winning plan began in 1885 and the building was inaugurated on the 1000th anniversary of Hungary in 1896, and fully completed in 1902. Guided tours of the Parliament are available when the National Assembly is not in session. The tour takes about 45 minutes.
VISIT OF GREAT MARKET HALL
The Great Market Hall (Nagycsarnok) built in 1897 is the most beautiful of all Budapest market halls. And the market is not only ‘Great’ in its size, but is also great in other aspects. Most importantly the market is also central, no wonder it is also called the Central Market Hall, for both of its location (5 min walk from the city center), and the volume of trade taking place here on a daily basis.
If you love fresh goods, people watching, shopping, or just sightseeing in amazing places, we trust you will love the Great Market Hall. No matter if it shines or rains, the Great Market Hall is a great option, and definitely one of the top Budapest attractions.
PERFORMANCE AT THE WORLD FAMOUS BUDAPEST OPERA HOUSE
The opera house in Budapest stands as one of the most beautiful Neo-Renaissance buildings in Europe. When it was opened in 1884, the city shared the administrative duties of the Austro-Hungarian Empire with Vienna. In fact, Emperor Franz Joseph commissioned its design. The Budapest Opera House is considered to be amongst the best opera houses in the world in terms of its acoustics, and has an auditorium that seats 1200 people. It is horseshoe-shaped and, according to measurements done by a group of international engineers, has the third best acoustics amongst similar European venues (after the Scala in Milan and the Paris Opera House).
There is a performance every day all year round in the Opera House and the programme is very interesting.