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Budapest and Surroundings
The city has Celtic origins and has been under the roman domain with the name of Aquincum. The settlements on the west bank of the river became one of the centres of Renaissance humanist culture by the 15th century. The city was the focal point of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848, the Battle of Budapest in 1945, and the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. Today Budapest is known as the capital of thermal baths. It has a total of nine medicinal baths today (and 123 hot springs). Budapest is also Hungary’s commercial, financial and educational centre with rich cultural life. The centre of the city is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
10 Best Things to do in Budapest
1) Enjoy Széchenyi Thermal Baths
This is the largest “medicinal” bath center in Europe. The waters are rich in sulfates, calcium, magnesium, bicarbonate, and fluoride, which are believed to help patients with degenerative joint illnesses and other medical issues.
2) Discover the castle district
The castle district is a World Heritage Site with historic monuments, museums, and stunning views. Besides them, you will find some good cafés and restaurants.
3) Visit the Hungarian Parliament
You can take a 45-minute guided tour of Hungary’s Parliament. Its interior includes 10 courtyards, 27 gates, 29 staircases, and 691 rooms. The Holy Crown of Hungary has been displayed in the central hall since 2000.
4) Check the view from the Fisherman’s Bastion
The present-day lovely lookout towers of Fisherman’s Bastion were built in the 19th century to serve as a lookout tower for the best panoramic views in Budapest.
5) Visit some incredible museums
You can find more than 10 incredible museums with Hungarian and international art.
6) Learn about Hungarian history on Heroes’ Square
The imposing open plaza is one of the most emblematic and photographed sights of Budapest with statues of Hungarian kings and heroes.
7) Choose your favorite ruin pub
The best ruin pubs are set up in deserted buildings, which have been filled with comfortable but slightly worn-out furniture.
8) Relax on Margaret Island
Margaret Island provides a peaceful hideaway from hectic downtown Budapest with large green areas, flowery gardens, old trees, and lots of entertainment.
9) Find as many mini statues as you can around the town
Wherever you go you will come across lovely little statues.
10) Enjoy the unforgettable views from Budapest Eye
From the Budapest eye, you can see all the sights of the city in a panoramic view from Danubian ships to Buda Castle and the temple towers of Pest.
Our Cultural Activities
Our guided tour of Budapest city center
We offer one free walking tour of Budapest city center each week. Led by a Europass teacher, the walking tour introduces you to Budapest’s rich history, culture, and cuisine.
Our full-day excursions
After 5 days of lessons it is time to relax a bit. For you and your colleagues we offer trips to some of the most beautiful surrounding areas.
Do not miss the opportunity to participate in these all-inclusive tours with professional guides, tickets and transportation included in the price of the course! Participants can choose among any of the following excursions (the excursion is usually held on Saturday).
Esztergom, Danube Bend (about 90 km)
Visit the mighty Esztergom Basilica, one of the largest churches in the world, enjoy breathtaking views. Experience the most scenic locations along the Danube. The area of verdant hills and vineyards is dotted with historical towns and villages.
Szentendre, Danube Bend (about 50 km)
Take a stroll in the charming, baroque town of Szentendre. Walk the enchanting cobbled streets lined by art galleries, craft shops, and cafés. Experience the most scenic locations along the Danube. The area of verdant hills and vineyards is dotted with historical towns and villages.
Visegrád, Danube Bend (about 80 km)
The best thing to do is to go to Visegrád Castle and take in spectacular views of lush hills and the curve of the river from the former royal residence. Experience the most scenic locations along the Danube. The area of verdant hills and vineyards is dotted with historical towns and villages.