Published: July 16 2023
Hungary's capital, Budapest, is known for its romantic vistas, charming, historical architecture, and a plethora of indulgent spas. If you are considering a glamorous, hidden gem with a vibrant cultural scene for your honeymoon, then Budapest has plenty to offer. Here is a carefully curated one-week honeymoon itinerary to experience the romantic charm of Budapest to its fullest.
Day 1: Welcome to Budapest and Evening Stroll along the Danube
Arrive in Budapest and check-in at your hotel. Start your journey by shaking off the travel fatigue with a relaxing stroll along the River Danube in the evening. The river cuts the city into two parts, Buda and Pest. Romance fills the air as the city lights up with the setting sun.
Day 2: Discover Buda Castle and Fisherman's Bastion
Start your day with a visit to the Buda Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site, which offers an amazing panoramic view of the city. Take a walk to the nearby Fisherman's Bastion, which is a great spot to enjoy some stunning views over the River Danube and the Parliament building.
Day 3: Explore the Hungarian Parliament and the Shoes on the Danube Bank Memorial
Spend your third day at the magnificent Hungarian Parliament building. Book your tour in advance to avoid queues. Later in the day, pay a visit to the 'Shoes on the Danube Bank' memorial, a moving tribute to the victims of the Holocaust.
Day 4: Thermal Baths and Ruin Pubs
Budapest is famous for its thermal baths. Spend a relaxing day at Széchenyi Thermal Bath, a grandiose, palace-like structure. As night falls, enjoy the city's 'ruin pubs', bars set up in abandoned buildings, popular with locals and tourists for their unique vibe.
Day 5: Spend an Evening at Margaret Island
Head to Margaret Island and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. The Island is particularly romantic during sunset. Don't miss a spectacular water display at the musical fountain.
Day 6: Romantic Cruise Down the Danube
Experience the romantic side of Budapest with a scenic evening river cruise down the Danube. Enjoy the tranquil water, pleasant music and a delicious dinner onboard.
Day 7: Shopping and Goodbye Budapest
Indulge in some last-minute shopping at the Great Market Hall. From Hungarian Paprika to lovely souvenirs, there's a lot to take back home. Bid adieu to this lovely city with a glass of Tokaji wine at a local wine bar.
With its historic charm and modern, youthful energy, Budapest makes for an unforgettable honeymoon destination. And while this itinerary will help you cover the highlights, don't forget that a leisurely exploration, allowing yourself to lose track of time, can often be the most romantic journey of all. Adventure is out there, waiting in the heart of beautiful Budapest.