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A few weeks ago we found really cheap flight tickets to Budapest with Wizz airlines, so we decided to be spontaneous and to have a short getaway to this beautiful city. We were sure that the weather will be very cold (beginning of November), but we decided to take our chances. It turns out that the weather was just perfect! No rain, sunny and not too cold!
In this travel guide to Budapest will show you our day-to-day itinerary. We hope you will find it useful for your next Budapest trip
We took a Wizz Air flight from Tel Aviv (only 138$!!) and we landed around 14:00 (around three hours flight).
Airport transportation: We used the shuttle (operated by Minibud) which we booked and paid in advance (the round way around 22€ each).
Accommodation: We arrived at Hotel Moments, which was absolutely the perfect hotel! great location, beautiful design, and friendly staff. Before we booked this hotel we deliberated between a few hotels: Callas House, Hotel Memories, Hotel Rum and Hotel Moments (all really beautiful hotels in great locations). The decision was hard, but decided to choose Hotel Moments on Andrássy Avenue, and it turned out we made the right choice!
Karavan Street food market: A really cool outdoor street food market in the Jewish quarter (Try the Kiortosh at the entrance).
Address: Budapest, Kazinczy u. 18, 1075 Hungary
Hilda restaurant and bar: A farm to table Rotisserie with organic ingredients. Beautiful design restaurant with a trendy atmosphere. We loved the food!
We started the day with a delicious breakfast buffet at Moments hotel and headed to Váci street and Arena mall for some shopping.
Most Bistro: Beautiful and cozy restaurant with an indoor and outdoor sitting. The place has an excellent fixed lunch menu, and the food is delicious!
Thermal baths: Budapest is known for its variety of thermal baths. We chose to experience the Széchenyi thermal bath, and it was amazing! The baths are located in a huge beautiful historic building and have indoor and outdoor baths. The thermal baths are open until 22:00 so you can have a night swim under the stars
Mazel Tov: The perfect way to end this fun day. Mazel Tov is an Israeli food restaurant and one of the trendiest places in Budapest. The restaurant is full in the evenings, but don’t worry if you can’t get a reservation, the always accept walk-ins The restaurant is located inside a “ruin building” and the design is breathtaking.
Ruin bar, Szimpla Kert: One of the best things in Budapest is the ruin bars. Most of the buildings in the old Jewish quarter were abandoned after world war II, and now, many bars are located inside those ruin abandoned buildings. Szimpla Kert bar is the most famous one. But while walking around this neighborhood you will find many more.
City Park and Vajdahunyad castle – After breakfast, we headed to the city park by foot, around 30 minutes walk on the beautiful Andrássy Avenu. It was a beautiful day for a walk. We walked around the park and went to Vajdahunyad castle. The trees change colors this time of year and the foliage was beautiful.
Fisherman’s Bastion – From the Park we took the train to Buda, the more historic area of Budapest, to see the Fisherman’s Bastion and to get a good view of the beautiful Parliament building. There is also an option of taking the Funicular up the hill, but we preferred the stairs
Home of Franziska cafe – We had lunch at a cute little cafe, walking distance from the Fisherman’s Bastion.
Central Market Hall – A huge indoor market, offers local food, fruit, vegetables, and Hungarian souvenirs.
Kiosk restaurant – Located near Elizabeth bridge from one side and Vaci street from the other, Kiosk is a very popular restaurant among tourist. Designed with a dramatically high-ceilings and industrial interior.
Cat cafe – We discovered the cutest little cat cafe right by our hotel. We decided to spend our last day in Budapest surrounded by cute little cats in a Halloween decorated cafe
We couldn’t leave Budapest without eating a Kiortosh (Kürtöskalács, Hungarian chimney cake), so we headed to Erzsébet Square where we found what we were looking for! the best Kiortosh we ever had!
While searching, we stumbled upon St. Stephen basilica which was beautiful.
That was our 4 days trip to Budapest If you have any question or suggestion, write your comment below