Romantic Destination: Budapest

Romantic evenings in Budapest

Often referred to as the Paris of the East, Budapest generally does not spring to mind when thinking about the perfect romantic getaway with your loved one. But if scenic river cruises, walks down cobbled streets and candlelit dinners sound like your idea of a romantic evening, the capital of Hungary will without a doubt satisfy your heart’s desires.

Here are the United Europe team’s top picks for romantic evenings in Budapest…

Romance on the river…

Can you imagine anything more romantic than a boat cruise on the Danube River? Flowing through Budapest, this is the second-longest river in Europe. When deciding on a Danube River boat cruise you’ll have several options to consider. These include a sunset river cruise, a night Danube river cruise or a Budapest dinner cruise including a romantic dinner and live music. The Budapest fireworks river cruise is the most romantic cruise of all and only happens once a year when the nation is celebrating its birthday on the 20th of August.

Danube River

Wine and dine…

Spoil your partner with a romantic dinner in Budapest. If you’re in the mood for an intimate setting paired with spectacular service and marvellous Russian seafood dishes then Arany Kaviar Restaurant is the place for you. For a fine dining experience like no other, you’d be hard-pressed to find anything better than Onyx Restaurant. Don’t believe us? Do yourself a favour and check out their reviews on Trip Advisor. Looking for generous portions of Hungarian cuisine paired with a jazzy ambience and excellent service? Lado Café is the perfect spot!

Hand-in-hand on cobbled streets…

Strolling down a cobbled street dimly light by antique-styled street lamps in the shadows of towering castles sounds as romantic as a Shakespearean sonnet, doesn’t it? So wander down the Danube Promenade, which stretches between two iconic bridges of Budapest – the modern white Elisabeth Bridge and the historical Chain Bridge on Roosevelt square. During your stroll you’ll be able to marvel at numerous landmarks like the Matthias Church, the Fisherman’s Bastion and the Buda Castle. If you are looking for a higher vantage point, go for a short hike up Castle Hill or Gellert Hill offering stunning views of the city below.

Cobblestone streetLove is all around you…

One of the most popular destinations in Budapest is without a doubt the Fisherman’s Bastion. These 19th-century lookout towers offer the best panoramic views of Budapest and the good news is that it stays open day and night. Pack a picnic basket with strawberries and chocolate, a blanket and a bottle of wine or champagne and spoil your other half with a super romantic picnic overlooking the city lights…

 

Fisherman Bastion Budapest

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