Where is Budapest ?
There’s a small beautiful country placed right on the border between Western and Eastern Europe with borders to no less than 7 other European countries, making it a very attractive vacation spot in regards to sightseeing possibilities.
This country is Hungary and the capital, loaded with castles, cathedrals and mind-blowing architecture, is Budapest.
The country has been tugged away behind the Iron Curtain and has only quite recently started to make itself known to a broader travel audience.
Why Budapest ?
The Hungarian capital has many things in its favour. It has a lot to offer in terms of history, culture and tour options. You will have plenty to see and do in Budapest itself. You can take a cooking class, join a photography tour with a local pro, get a thermal spa or visit Buda Castle, housing Budapest History Museum. You will find more than 100 museums in Budapest, among them "House of Terror", teaching you about the Nazi and Communist regime in Hungary, the Franz Liszt Memorial Museum, lots of art museums and the Transport Museum with old cars, motorcycles, trams and ship models.
Hungary is known for its exellent food and fine wines, so go local and spoil your tastebuds!
Should you wish to get out of the city for a day trip or even an overnight tour you can cross the border to Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia within a few hours by train or car.
In the summer month you can catch a hydrofoil boat between Budapest and Vienna and enjoy a mini river cruise on the on the Danube for 5 - 6 hours. A lovely way to see the countryside.
All of the above was merely a few of the reasons, why you should choose Budapest as your next vacation spot. The most important reason, for the austerity stricken Europe, is that Budapest is among the 10 most affordable places to visit in 2013!
Are you pulling your hair out thinking; how am I going to afford the family holiday this year? Well have no fear - Budapest is here : -)
Hotels in Budapest are really inexpensive, which means you can either have a really cheap vacation on a budget or your can enjoy 5-star luxury for the price, you would normally pay for a 3-star hotel in many other European cities!
Not to shabby, eh?