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1. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru, 3535 posts) 27 Aug '07 07:25

Im going to Budapest for a weekend in Jan - its a hen weekend - but its a mixed group (males & females!) of varying ages - everyone wants to see some culture or some sights and not be drunk for the 2 days/nights!

Can anyone recommend what to do? Also good bars with some live music or the like!

How cold will it be in Jan?

Thanks

Heather

2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator, 3596 posts) 27 Aug '07 08:01

hi heather,
i'm going to budapest over new year for 3 nights so I'll drop you a line when i get back with things to do/bars etc. i'll keep an eye on this post too. i reckon it will be freezing when we go - but it can't be much worse than here at that time of year hopefully?!

3. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru, 4567 posts) 27 Aug '07 08:57

It can be bloody cold, in January in Budapest, but dont stress. There are the Turkish baths to keep u warm. :)

Mel

[ Edit: Edited on Aug 27, 2007, at 8:59 AM by Mel. ]

4. Posted by S_Deisler (Respected Member, 266 posts) 27 Aug '07 09:26

Sightseeing in budapest means walking :D
I was there a couple of weeks ago, and there are some places definitely worth seeing: Andrassy utca is a street that starts at Deak Ferenc ter (main metro station) and leads you up to the varosliget park and heroes square, which you have to see. Along this street you can find some really nice buildings such as the opera, and St. Stephen's Basilika isn't too far.
There's another zone, near the river: the chains bridge (one of the oldest crossing the danube) takes you to the hill where the castle is. You can either walk or take a funicular (the oldest one in the world) to go up to the castle. Once you're there just take a walk and relax: there are some bars, restaurants, a few nice streets etc... but don't forget to go to the fishermen's Bastion, from where you have a great view over the city.
Other interesting places are a huge market which is just in fron of the Gellert Baths, but on the other side of the river. However, these are two places which you should see as well, if you have the time. I really liked the market.
and from there, follow Karoly utca which will lead you to the synagogues, including the biggest one in europe.

5. Posted by denzilstag (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 28 Aug '07 02:29

There are companies who specialise in stag and hen weekends in Budapest, I dont think I'm allowed to name any on here but just type hen do budapest into a search engine and you'll be laughing.

Budapest is a huge city so it might be worth getting some advice off these guys, even if you dont book anything with them they can still give you some advice. I would recomend at least taking a guided bar crawl though, this is generaly fairly cheap and there are bars in Budapest which you should probably avoid, so it will save you money in the end.

Enjoy:)

6. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru, 3535 posts) 28 Aug '07 04:44

Quoting denzilstag

There are companies who specialise in stag and hen weekends in Budapest, I dont think I'm allowed to name any on here but just type hen do budapest into a search engine and you'll be laughing.

Budapest is a huge city so it might be worth getting some advice off these guys, even if you dont book anything with them they can still give you some advice. I would recomend at least taking a guided bar crawl though, this is generaly fairly cheap and there are bars in Budapest which you should probably avoid, so it will save you money in the end.

Enjoy:)

Not our sort of thing, we are not into bar crawling or that sort of thing we will go out for a few drinks have fun do a bit of sight seeing and enjoy spending time together!

The thought of a traditional stag/hen party stuff makes me cringe!