Are you planning to spend a romantic weekend in Budapest? Discover the different programs and activities available for a successful weekend in the Hungarian capital!

Budapest, called the Pearl of the Danube, has many options for a successful romantic weekend: culture, sightseeing, gastronomy, thermal baths, cruises on the Danube, etc. We have drawn up a list of 10 programs to choose from which will enable you enjoy a beautiful weekend in Budapest!

1Visit of the old town in Buda – weekend in Budapest

Plan two hours to visit Buda Castle, Matthias Church and Fishermen’s Bastion with a breathtaking view of Pest and the Hungarian Parliament.


Further information is in our article “Budapest Must-see sights” on this link and recommendation for “Visiting Budapest in 2 days” on this link.

2Have a drink on a “rooftop” in Budapest

After visiting the imposing St. Stephen’s Basilica in the city center of Pest, enjoy a drink on the rooftop of the Aria Hotel, at the High Note Skybar. It is just 200 meters away. It is an ideal place to take a break with views of the roofs of Pest and St Stephen’s Basilica!
Address: Budapest, Hercegprímás u 5, 1051. – plan
Further information is in our article “The best Budapest rooftops” on this link.

3Cruises on the Danube – weekend in Budapest

What is more spectacular than a Budapest cruise on the Danube ? Discover Budapest on a cruise (duration 45mn-1h), available day and night. From a unique angle, you will see many sites such as the Hungarian Parliament, Buda Castle, Matthias Church, the Citadel and many majestic bridges of Budapest.

For information Budapest cruises and tickets – click here

Luxury cruise in Budapest on private boat

Do you want to celebrate an event?
You can discover Budapest on a Venetian-style limousine boat for an unforgettable experience. It is a private 50-minute tour on the Danube, day and night. The luxury boat can accommodate up to 10 people. The slow navigation allows plenty of time to admire monuments. Of course, you can ask for a high speed if you feel the need for an adrenaline rush!

For luxury cruise and booking information – click here

4Relax in the thermal baths: Széchenyi Baths

The tradition of thermal baths is a must in Budapest and a unique experience!
The biggest are the Szechenyi baths in Pest whose Baroque architecture, outdoor and indoor baths, sauna and steam rooms will fill you of energy and joy.
For further information in our article “Budapest’s best baths” on this link.

Prepare your visit and avoid the long queues
(especially during school holidays, weekends and end-of-year holidays)
with a skip-the-line tickets for Széchenyi baths in Budapest:

For information Széchenyi baths and ticket skip-the-line tickets – click here

5A couple’s massage at the Széchenyi Baths

Enjoy a moment of pure relaxation during your discovery of the Széchenyi baths. Massages of 45 minutes and 60 minutes are offered for one person or a couple: ideal to relieve muscle tension!

Information and tickets Skip the Line + Massage Tickets – click here

Gellért Baths – weekend in Budapest

Gellért baths

A true institution of the Hungarian capital, the Gellért baths will seduce lovers of architecture and Art Nouveau. These baths, opened in 1918 on the Buda side, are a pleasure for the senses and the eyes!

For information and tickets skip-the-line for Gellért baths – click here

The Gellért thermal baths also offer different types of massages: alone or for couples.
Treat yourself to 45 or 60 minutes of relaxation during your discovery of the Gellért baths:

Information on Gellért Baths and tickets Skip the Line + Massage – click here

6Discover a museum or exhibition in Budapest

Budapest is a capital with many museums and lively exhibitions throughout the year. Discover the main venues of Budapest on this link as well as our selection of exhibitions on this link.

7Enjoy a concert in Budapest

Budapest loves Music! Opera, ballet and concert quality classics are offered in many prestigious sites such as Matthias Church, St. Stephen’s Basilica, the Academy of Music, the Palace of Arts, the National Opera, and many more.
Information on concerts and shows in Budapest is found on this link as well as in our ‘Calendar’ section with a selection of cultural events per month on this link.

8Restaurants in Budapest

Want to book a good table in Budapest? The capital offers a wide variety of restaurants: Michelin-starred, Hungarian, international gastronomy, street food, etc. There is something for everyone! Discover our favorite restaurants in “Our selection of Budapest Restaurants” on this link.

9Diner Cruise on the Danube – weekend in Budapest

In the evening departing at 19.45 is the wonderful two and a half hour cruise on the Danube accompanied by a four-course dinner and the musical performance of local Hungarian artists! (Offered from November to February with departure at 7 pm).

For information and booking a dinner Cruise – click here

10Go out at night – discover the Ruins bars

If you want to discover the nightlife of Budapest, you must go to the city center to the famous ruins bars of Budapest! Installed in the interior courtyards of abandoned buildings, sometimes on several floors, the picturesque Ruin Bars offer a unique atmosphere. They are all located in the same district (VIIth arrondissement). You can discover them one after the other (free entry). Check out our article on “The Best Budapest Ruin Bars” on this link.

We hope these recommendations will help you organize a perfect weekend in Budapest!

You can enrich your program with ideas in our article, “Budapest Must-see sights” on this link and our recommendations for “Visiting Budapest in 2 days” on this link.