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Beautiful Budapest

Rob Reaks , August 14, 2019

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Budapest Red7

Beautiful Budapest, arguably one of the most attractive cities in Eastern Europe. Budapest makes for a stunningly beautiful place to visit any time of the year. It’s also home to delicious international cuisine, a great restaurant scene and a variety of daytime activities combined with a vibrant nightlife. There is so much to see, do and experience in Hungary’s capital city. Book your unforgettable hen do, stag weekend or group trip to Budapest with Red7. 01273 872200


Red7 group travel, Budapest
Budapest, Hungary: Parliament of Budapest seen over the Danube river

Beautiful Budapest, Getting There

Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, often known just as Ferihegy or Budapest Airport, is 25 km from the city centre, with a transfer time to the city of about 30 minutes, depending on traffic. Flights from the UK take around 2.5 hours. You can fly to Budpest from most major UK airports with a number of different airlines.

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Beautiful Budapest – what to do!

There is SO much to do in Budapest, you’re going to be hard pressed to cram in everything you wanted to do. Apart from some beautiful architecture, the activities here are endless. We’ve picked a few of our favourites, but we have loads more stag, hen and group activities on our website.

Budapest, Hungary’s capital, is bisected by the River Danube. Its 19th-century Chain Bridge connects the hilly Buda district with flat Pest. A funicular runs up Castle Hill to Buda’s Old Town, where the Budapest History Museum traces city life from Roman times onward. Trinity Square is home to 13th-century Matthias Church and the turrets of the Fishermen’s Bastion, which offer sweeping views.

Danube River Cruise – Enjoy the sights of the Danube river from the comfort of this fantastic cruise boat. There’s a headphone guide provided so you won’t miss out on spotting all the popular sights. There’s also a drink included, so you can kick back and relax and take in all this amazing city has to offer.

Beautiful Budapest
Danube River Cruise

Extreme Shooting Experience including the AK47 – If you fancy yourself as a budding Rambo or you just want some fun with the lads or ladettes, then we have the perfect outing for you. With this Extreme Shooting experience you get to test your shooting skills with a variety of weapons in the safety of a controlled environment. And there’s no need to worry about transport as transfers are included.

The range is in an underground bunker and once there you’ll be given a safety briefing followed by expert tuition on the weapons you’re going to use. You’ll get to try pistols, assault rifles and, of course, the infamous Kalashnikov. Altogether, you’ll fire 70 shots (10 with the Kalashnikov) during your two-hour session.

Beautiful Budapest
Advanced outdoor tactical shooting

Tobogganing – 5 Runs – There’s nothing better than doing an extra-ordinary activity on your weekend away! And unless you are a member of the GB Luge Team, you will not normally have chance to partake in this white knuckle activity.

You will be picked up in a private minibus with your guide and be taken to the Bobsleigh track just outside Budapest (not the one that is 41kms away that other companies offer!). Your runs on single manned bobsleighs will take you down a whopping 700 metres track, dropping 35 metres in the process, reaching speeds of up to 40 miles per hour. That may not seem fast on the M25, but it is fast enough when there is only a 2 inch gap between your bum and the track!

Beautiful Budapest

Szechenyi Bath Spa Day – Budapest’s Szechenyi Baths are reckoned to be among the biggest and best in Europe and are a great place to spend some down time while you’re on your hen or stag trip. Long renowned for their medicinal waters, these baths are the perfect place to unwind and forget your cares.

Your package includes entry to the complex and your own locker. Once inside, you’ll be able to enjoy the spa waters in the Greek, Roman and Scandinavian-influenced baths. You’ll also indulge you in a sauna or try the steam rooms, all this while surrounded by magnificent sculptures and mosaics.

Beautiful Budapest
Szechenyi Baths

Quad Biking – Enjoy the buzz of a quad biking session on a challenging track. This fast and furious adventure course is suitable for both beginners and experienced riders, testing your skills, stamina and ability. We’ll even arrange the transfers to get you there and back!

Beautiful Budapest
Quad Biking

Half Day Paintball & 200 balls – It’s the ultimate war game – 3 hours pitting your wits against the enemy in full on action combat. It combines strategy, skill and teamwork into an action packed fun day out. You and your mates will be equipped with semi-automatic paintball guns, camouflage suits, protective goggles and a ready supply of 200 paintballs. Various challenges will put your team to the test in our action packed warfare game scenarios. 

When you’re all shot to pieces, relax and plan your night time mission in Budapest’s bars and clubs before picking up your private transfer back to the city centre.


Christmas Markets – Come and explore our favourite Christmas Markets in Budapest, the market is consistently voted as one of the best in Europe. Apart from the best-known festive fair on Vörösmarty Square, the city has some other fabulous markets with unique craft products, tasty local food and drinks.

Budapest Christmas Markets with Red7

Beautiful Budapest – what to eat?

You must try the iconic Hungarian food and drinks whilst in Budapest, here are just a few of the delicious local dishes we recommend. (If you don’t fancy ‘eating local’ or you’re missing home, don’t worry – you’ll find several McDonald’s in Budapest!

Fisherman’s soup (Halászlé) Hungarian Fisherman’s soup is similar to fish paprikash, but with more water. This delicious spicy soup is usually made from carp caught in the river Danube.


Goulash (Gulyás) – the Number 1 local dish, Goulash is a rich stew made of meat and vegetables, and with lots of paprika. Traditionally, it is made from beef, but you can also find goulash made from pork or chicken. It’s served widely, as you’d expect, so you’ll find Goulash on the menu at most restaurants in the city.

Chicken Paprikash (Csirke paprikás) is a chicken dish, where the mean is simmered for an hour or so in a delicious creamy sauce Traditionally, it is served with egg dumplings called nokedli.

Sponge Cake (Somlói galuska) is a trifle made with three different flavoured sponge cakes, cream, raisins as well as walnuts and chocolate sauce. Why not head to the restaurant where it was created back in 1958 – Gundel? It’s over 125 years old, and you can look forward to a combination of creative culinary highlights and exceptional service, complete with the sounds of a live gypsy band. What’s not to like.

Somlói galuska

Beautiful Budapest – where to stay?

Hotels – try the Ibis Styles, designer living!

A 4-minute walk from both the Danube River and Boráros tér train station, this redbrick, modern hotel is 4 km from the grand Baroque Buda Castle. Includes breakfast, and hotel-wide free wi-fi. It is a perfect location with the most comfortable access to both the financial and historical parts of the city. Have a really good night sleep in one of our 130 rooms that are bubbly with energy and huge comfort.

Beautiful Budapest
Beautiful Budapest
Beautiful Budapest

Apartments, central, convenient, great value!

Apartments are a great option for groups looking for good value and an enviable location in central Budapest. With restaurants, bars and great nightlife all on your doorstep, you’re really in the heart of the action here.

The apartments are modern and feature fully equipped kitchens, one bedroom with a double bed and separate lounge area with a double sofa bed. There’s a balcony to sit out on and enjoy the world going by and a fantastic bar on the ground floor of the building.

Beautiful Budapest

Hostels – a low budget doesn’t mean lower standards! Check this out.

Looking at the building and then entering the lobby, the last thing you would imagine is you have entered a hostel. If you were told it’s an upmarket hotel you would believe it. It’s not before you enter the bunk bedded room that you realise it’s a hostel. The hostel has been converted from a 4 star hotel, very rare phenomenon indeed. Simple, comfortable, nicely appointed and clean, what more could you ask for?

Common spaces are very light and spacious, breakfast is generous and the coffee is freshly brewed.

So, whatever the occasion, let Red7 create you the perfect group trip to Budapest. Plus, book with confidence….we’re rated Excellent on Trust Pilot and we’re Proud Members of ABTA. So, what are you waiting for!

Members of ABTA

To book your hen party, stag do or group trip to Budapest, call the Red7 travel aces on 01273 872200 today.

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