The Hungarian capital is the original two cities for the price of one city break destination. After the delights of hilly Buda, with its glorious medieval old town, simply hop over the Danube to Pest, with its elegant avenues and ornate architecture.
Little wonder that Budapest remains one of Europe’s most popular cities to visit. Conde Nast Traveler readers named it as ‘the world’s second best city’, just behind Florence. It has all the romance of old Europe, graceful historic spas, romantic riverside walks and a vibrant nightlife.
Today’s Big Deal flies you to Hungary for a relaxed three-night stay in a central hotel, the perfect base for exploring the varied attractions of this unique city.
Stylish city break
The Big Deal, exclusive to 5pm customers, flies you to Budapest, Hungary’s romantic capital on the Danube. It includes return flights with Wizzair from Glasgow International with hand luggage allowance and three nights B&B accommodation, based on two sharing, in the four star Zora Boutique Hotel.
Departures are from Glasgow International airport on Saturdays only, with return flights from Budapest on Tuesdays. Available dates are:
Departing 16th April, returning 19th April;
Departing 30th April, returning 3rd May;
Departing 7th May, returning 10th May;
Departing 14th May, returning 17th May.
Flights are with Wizzair, with departure times of 08:40 am arriving Budapest at 12:35pm, and returning at 06:10am, arriving Glasgow at 08:10am. These timings may be subject to alteration by the airline.
You will stay in the very central Zora Boutique Hotel, handily-placed near the banks of the Danube. The pedestrianised shopping promenade of Vaci utsa is a short step away. Prominent attractions such as the Central Market Hall, Liberty Bridge, Gellert Thermal Baths, Elisabeth Bridge and the Chain Bridge are all within walking distance.
Guest rooms are stylishly decorated with warm contemporary décor. Amenities include LCD TV, high-speed internet connection, mini bar and a modern bathroom.
The hotel’s buffet breakfast includes both international and Hungarian specialities and the Araz Bistro & Bar offers snacks, sandwiches and Hungarian cakes and pastries, along with a wide range of drinks.
Budapest retains all the romance of an old world European capital. Highlights for visitors include the World Heritage site of the Buda Castle and the surrounding medieval district, and Trinity Square with the ornate 14th century Matthias Church.
Most of the old centre can be explored on foot. Ornate coffee-houses and the distinctive old bathhouses of the city are relics from an era when it was a key city of the Austro-Hungarian empire.
It’s not all about history though. The city has seen a recent boom in the creative industries, with plenty of chic shops, boutiques, restaurants and bars, giving these parts of the city a contemporary buzz.
The Zora Boutique Hotel in Budapest has attracted plenty of positive feedback on TripAdvisor, including these recent comments:
‘Rooms are tastefully decorated and cleaned thoroughly. A superb bathroom with a very powerful shower. Breakfast offers something for everyone and all the waiting staff were brilliant.’
‘Cute modern room. Delicious breakfast! Very polite and helpful staff! The location was its strongest advantage. Almost by the river, next to Vaci utsa, close to metro station and across from the Central Market Hall! Definitely recommended!’
This Big Deal trip to Budapest is an ideal opportunity to enjoy a stay in one of Europe’s great cities. Fascinating and distinctive, Budapest offers the ideal option for a romantic spring or early summer getaway to celebrate a birthday or anniversary.