Unique Budapest Bucketlist

Written by Dalma — February 6, 2020

Travelling - Culture - History - Gastronomy - Health - Just a few reason to get on a flight and travel.  Unique Vibes collect 10 things what you shouldn’t miss out from your Budapest holiday!! Bucket list things to do in Budapest - unique experiences what you will never forget - Travel with Unique Vibes and prepare for the greatest journey in your life.

The„Signature” Buda tour

Budapest is divided into two parts by the River Danube, to the Buda and to the Pest side. Unique Vibes would like to show you the Buda side through the ”signature Buda tour” as you would never thought. During the tour we are going to visit the Adam Clark square, one of the most interesting squares of the Buda side. You can find here the Zero km stone, the Funicular, the Chain Bridge and the Caste Hill Tunnel. Up on the hill, you will see the Royal Palace, the Matthias Church, the Fisherman's Bastion and many other important sights. After the castle district, we will continue our tour to the Gellért hill, where you can see the Liberation Monument, the Citadel, and not for the least, you can enjoy the best panorama of the city from here. We will spiced the program, with a river cruise, a sky bar experience and a ride with Europe's second oldest Funicular. Our sightseeing will ends with a lunch in a restaurant, according your preferences.

Sunset from the Dunarama water limousine

Budapest is beautiful, but best time to see it, is the time of the sunset, when the sun falls behind the Buda hills and the lights of the city turns on. Nothing compares with the experience, to see the illuminated city from the prettiest wooden boat on the River Danube. The Dunarama water limousines has the same style as the unique wooden speed boats in Venice. The interior design reflects classic elegance with a combination of leather and wooden furnitures.

During the river cruise you will see the most iconic buildings of Budapest, just like the House of Parliament, the Chain Bridge, the Buda Castle or the CitadelWhile rocking the Danube your guide will help you to learn more about the city and this beautiful World Heritage scene. In the first part of the tour you have time to take photos, enjoy  a nice glass of Hungarian champagne with a unique selection of ham and cheese bitesIn the second part the Dunarama crew will entertain You with a real speedboat experience.

Thermal Spa experience

Budapest is the city of Spas, there are no other capital city in the World where you can find that many thermal springs, like in the Hungarian capital. 70% of Hungary’s territory has thermal water underneath. This hidden treasure was used by the Celts, the Romans and by the Turks as well thousands of years ago, and nowadays this is one of the main pillars of the Hungarian tourism. Many of the thermal baths in Budapest are century old, mostly the Turkish ones, the Király and the Rácz, Rudas. Depend on your special interest we can recommend which one suits the best for your needs. No matter what is the purpose of your visit, let it be just for pleasure, relax or healing, recovery, healthcare, aqua therapy, the bathing culture of Hungary will enchant you.

Cocktail at one of the Sky Bars in Budapest

In the past years more and more rooftop bars have opened in the downtown, for the great pleasure of the locals and tourists. Unique Vibes collected for you the top 3 sky bars in town. They have an excellent selection of premium spirits and wines, they offer classic bar snacks and culinary specialties. Budapest is a World Heritage scene, and nothing can compare with the view of this magnificent city. No matter if it’s daylight, sunset or nighttime this will be the picture in your mind that you will never forget. If you plan your holiday to Budapest you shouldn’t miss this program from your calendar.

Wine tasting

Wine is one of the major characteristic of Hungarian culture. There are 22 wine regions in the country, they all have their own specialties, regarding to location, size, grape types, wine making procedures. During your few days holiday, you might not have enough time to visit a vineyard, but Budapest's top wine tasting bars can bring you the most remarkable wines of Hungary. If you like to try Hungarian specialties in a cozy wine bar, we will help you to find the place that suits your taste the best. A gorgeous selection of Hungarian wines are waiting for you. You can join one of the guaranteed wine tasting courses, starting every day from 3pm or from 6pm, but we can arrange private tastings as well, according to your special interests. If time is not a pressing matter, there is also opportunity to visit your prefered wine region as a whole day program.

Gourmet dinner at St. Andrea restaurant

Hungarian gastronomy is World famous, just like the wine culture, it is part of our history. There are many good places in Budapest where you can enjoy flavours, colours, textures, but there is no other place that brings you emotions, energies, moods and outstanding service like St. Andrea restaurant.

St Andrea is a well known wine brand in Hungary, their vineyard can be found in the Eger wine region. The idea to open the restaurant was to mediate all the values that Dr György Lőrincz, the founder of the vinery and his family represent to the Budapest citizens. Their passion takes them just a step from the Michelin star. The restaurant’s wine list features specific wine and champagne items that are only available in the bar. They are offering a fantastic 4 or 6 course gourmet dinner with wine pairing lined up with Hungarian and International flavours.

Iconic buildings of Pest tour

When you are visiting Budapest most probably you are interested in the buildings that you can see in the brossures, just like the Houses of Parliament, the Heroes’ Square or the St. Stephen’s Basilica. During our tour we are going to show you all the iconic buildings and the hidden treasures as well of the Pest side. Let us take you for a coffee and a delicious cake in one of the famous coffee houses of the city. Try the first metro line in the European Continent which is part of the Unesco World Heritage. Take a walk along the river bank to see the touching memory of the second World War. This program is unmissable, but also amazing at night as well, we offer you the opportunity to join us for a night walk to see when the whole city is illuminated. After the sightseeing we provide a transfer to your desired restaurant.

Dinner at Pannonia Gastro Boat

Enjoy the beautiful panorama of Budapest on the deck of the best gastro ship in town. Spend an unforgettable 2,5 hours, try the amazing 6 course dinner, while the boat is slightly rocking on the River Danube.

Pannonia Gastro ship combines the elegance of the last century with modern-day expectations. Admire the illuminated city while enjoying perfect dishes with nice wine pairing, the proper atmosphere is guaranteed. On the River Danube you will be surrounded with Budapest most iconic buildings, just like the House of Parliament, the Chain Bride, the Buda Castle or the Citadel.  In the ship’s kitchen a real culinary art is guaranteed by the Head Chef: László Ruprecht  a masterchef who has placed traditional food into a modern gown.

Visit Szentendre

Whenever you are in Budapest you should know that a bit north from downtown exist a little magical town called Szentendre. It is a premier destination of Hungary’s countryside, the town of artists, painters, churches, art galleries, narrow streets and alleys. Szentendre is the mediterranean pearl of the Danube. It is a perfect half day program with nice walks on its cobblestoned lanes, great opportunity to try local dishes in the riverside restaurants, just like the „lángos” which is a traditional summer food for the locals, a fried bread with garlic, sour cream and cheese on the top. Traveling by speedboat is the most convenient way to reach the city, it takes only 30 minutes and we make your route pleasant with a glass of champagne on a luxury boat.

Dinner at Caviar &Bull

If gastronomy takes an important place in your heart, and you would like to try something else than Hungarian cuisine, we would recommend you to try an extraordinary dining experience in Caviar & Bull. The restaurant is located downtown in the Corinthia Hotel Budapest. They offer the most outstanding mediterranean dishes in the city. Chef Martin Gauci presents a unique dining concept from Malta here in Budapest as well. You can try their signature dishes, rare caviars, or degustation menus in a lively elegant atmosphere. It is an experience that you shouldn’t miss out from your gastro plans.

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