Budapest is a fabulous romantic city, where budget is no barrier to love, even when it comes to romantic hotels in Budapest.
On the other hand, if you want to give the best to your beloved one, luxury hotels, Michelin restaurants or fascinating spa treatments, handmade chocolates, you will also love Budapest, this exciting city, often mentioned as the Paris of the East (and who does not think of Paris as the place to go for a romantic break?).
Love is eternal, and needs to be cherished, so surprise your Better Half, and enjoy an unforgettable holiday in Budapest, Hungary.
Top 5 Romantic Activities in Budapest
Romantic Budapest Cruise
Enjoy a sunset cruise in Budapest or a late night Danube cruise when the city’s riverside attractions are beautifully illuminated. A breathtaking backdrop of any romantic dinner (cruises can be booked with drinks only, or you can consider taking a Budapest cruise with candle lit dinner)
Fisherman’s Bastion in Romantic Budapest
The Fisherman’s Bastion in the Castle Quarter of Budapest is one of the loveliest sights, and one of the best places to enjoy the romantic views of the city of Budapest. It is easier to get to (approx. 15 min by bus from the city center) than to the top of Gellert Hill, which is also a lovely place, but takes some climbing.
Fisherman’s Bastion is in fact a lookout tower, roofed, which means a good shelter on rainy days. It is open all day, as it is an open structure, no holidays or night hours can mean obstacle for couples. In addition, there are some further nice romantic things to do in the vicinity of the tower: visiting the Matthias Church, eating some lovely cakes in the 18th century Cafe Ruszwurm, or taking a wine tasting tour in the fun Faust Wine Cellar.
Romantic Dinner in a Great Restaurant in Budapest
Romantic dinners are best spent away from the river Danube, where the restaurants are OK, but not as excellent as in the nearby side streets. Two places, however, are notable exceptions, the Greek Taverna Dionysos and the Italian Trattoria Toscana. From fine dining restaurants, French style bistros (Cafe Gerloczy, Cafe Bouchon, Chez Daniel) to cozy places to eat, you will definitely love a dinner for two at one of the best Budapest restaurants.
Striving for high quality and fine dining? Book a table in advance at a Budapest Michelin restaurant.
Romantic Walks by the Danube in Budapest
There is simply no way to get tired of the river views in Budapest, no wonder it is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site for its historical and natural beauty. You can take walks on both sides of the river Danube, but probably the best part is between the Chain Bridge and Margaret Bridge, with several nice bars and restaurants along the riverfront on the Buda side.
The Pest side with its Danube Promenade is also very nice, but slightly more touristy, and less intimate. Nevertheless, the views of the bridges, the Buda Castle atop the Castle Hill and the Gellert Hill are fascinating. There are some bars and restaurants along the promenade too with somewhat touristy prices, but good for a drink.
Romantic Events in Budapest
There are hundreds of events taking place in the Hungarian capital, out of which there are approx. 50 concerts in Budapest a day even in low season. The concerts range from jazz through indie rock or classical music. The genres are truly rich, which makes it easy to fit a good concert for your romantic break in Budapest. If you are considering booking a romantic weekend getaway, it will make your choice of concerts and events even richer, as Friday and Saturday nights are the busiest in the city of Budapest. To get some ideas, take a look at the Budapest Events Guide or simply narrow your search to Concerts Budapest.
Each month, there is a lovely Budapest festival or more to make your holiday intriguing: Budapest Wine Festival, Budapest Spring Festival, Budapest Christmas markets, Night of Baths festival and other Bath Parties in Budapest, New Year Budapest, etc. to mention but a few. One of the most spectacular romantic event in Budapest is definitely the Budapest fireworks river cruise, which takes place on the eve of the biggest fireworks in Hungary, when the nation is celebrating its birthday on August 20. Fascinating!