Are you Hungary (pun completely intended) for an immersive cultural experience? Look no further than breathtaking Budapest.
Siren Traveller is pointing you straight into a hotbed of exquisite art, culinary masterpieces and musical exploration. Hungary’s historic capital city is probably already on your radar and we only want to further solidify your travel plans. With direct air available from Toronto starting in the spring, it has never been easier to get to this bucket list destination.
This summer will prove to be all about Budapest, and we’re here to guide your stay.
Eat: Great Market Hall
Enjoy a meal in the impressive Great Market Hall. People have flocked to the market since 1897 to experience an authentic taste of Budapest. From its countless stalls of artisan meats and cheeses, baked goods, truffles and wine, travellers can spend hours getting lost in this foodie paradise. For a favourite local lunching experience, head upstairs to dine on traditional, rustic Hungarian fare at Fakanal.
Sleep: Aria Hotel Budapest
Lay your head to rest in the number one hotel in the world as voted by millions of travellers on TripAdvisor for their Travelers’ Choice Awards 2017. This musically-themed hotel treats all guests like VIPs, offering a complimentary buffet breakfast every morning, and wine and cheese come afternoon. The rooms are dedicated to the genres of classical, opera, contemporary and jazz music and the legends who make their sweet sounds. Between the hotel’s central location, unbeatable service and dedication to making guests feel right at home, there is no question as to why Aria Hotel Budapest was voted number one in the world.
Play: Ruin Bars
Your night out in Pest begins at the Ruin Bars. Hit the hottest spots in the city in one locale. Party-goers, start your night at Instant – newly renovated with over 25 themed rooms, seven bars, two gardens and seven stages, patrons will not be disappointed when visiting this Ruin Bar venue.
See: High Note SkyBar
Located at the Aria Hotel Budapest, this rooftop venue has it all. The High Note SkyBar is the definition of #views. If lounging in chic furniture surrounded by a lush garden in the sky wasn’t lavish enough, visitors must merely look up to take in the breathtaking architecture of St. Stephen’s Basilica and the sun setting behind it. Sip on a delicious cocktail, indulge win gourmet meals and end every night on a High Note at Aria Hotel Budapest.
Do: Thermal Baths
Dip your toe into an ancient Budapest tradition: Turkish baths. An array of thermal baths located around the city cater to the needs of all visitors. These indoor heated venues range from Art Nouveau to chic and modern and offer the ultimate in indulgent experience. After walking the historic city, unwind in one of the many baths around the city or spend the week trying a bunch!