Now, I get that this might be a bit of a shock. Trust me; I’m at a loss of words too, but the news just came in, and it is true. We have a brand new multi-centre holiday deal, and it definitely is one of a kind. Now, if you clicked here expecting something else, I’d say…well, nothing actually, but if you clicked this knowing that this was a not-so-original scheme to get more views, then congratulations, you’re right. But before you leave, take a moment to hear me out.
As you all know, we’ve been doing a lot of deals, and this time around, we want to spread the word for every traveller who wants to get back out there. Our newest deal could very well be the much-needed city break or family holiday you’ve been looking for, So, I’d suggest you read at least 40% of what we have to say about pairing these three cities together. Why? Well because, you know? Great experiences and life’s treasures blah, blah, blah, but mainly because the price is competitive enough to make you want to book. In all honesty, we’re almost sure you’d like the price tag that comes along for ALL of the back-in-time experiences you accumulate in this trip.
Up first, Budapest!
Because there’s no reason not to love this budget-hugging city.
No, seriously, I wasn’t paid extra to put that there. Budapest is cheap. How cheap, you ask? Enough for you to get the city’s best experiences. Green spaces, a laid-back city vibe, misty mornings, streets splashed with vibrance, delectable flavours, thermal baths and above all, bars that you’re not going to think of leaving. No, I don’t think everyone who reads this is an alcoholic to make it a prominent factor of Budapest, I just happen to know a lot of travellers who enjoy the pulsating nightlife of the city. Some may even call Budapest the sin city of Hungary. Yeah, that’s how famous the party scene is in the city.
“oh no, how will I ever know where to begin when there’s so much to do and see!”
Fear not, that’s where I come in! Here are some of the best places you could set your sights on.
I really couldn’t choose between the two of these attractions, so I’ll leave that up to you. But I’ll lay down the general groundwork of both of these must-see sights. I’m sure everyone knows that aside from the elegance of these attractions, it’s the stress-melting water that everyone loves, but here’s why these baths stand out the most in my opinion.
- Gellért Baths – makes you feel like royalty. The architecture is as grand as it gets; the stained-glass windows and the multi-coloured tiles makes it even better. It also looks like it could make an appearance in all of your favourite Instagram influencers page, it kind of correlates with the aesthetic of the show.
- Széchenyi Baths – Is one of Budapest’s most famous baths. It’s pleasantly crowded, the outdoor segment alone makes it worth visiting and Saturday nights usually aren’t for healing, it’s for unforgettable “sparties”.
Budapest’s chocolate museum
Don’t mind me, just drooling.
It really does give off Willy Wonka & the chocolate factory vibes. So, I guess if you have an almost unhealthy obsession with chocolate, there’s no other place you’d rather be. This museum is a unique place where visitors are taken on a culinary journey through the history of chocolate, complete with tasting sessions (the real highlight). Guests can dip marzipan balls into a chocolate fountain (I take it back, this is the real highlight), make their own handmade chocolates (oh, come on!), and explore the museum’s collection of historic Hungarian paintings (…).
Széchenyi Chain Bridge
Want an intriguing factoid? No? That’s okay, you’re getting it anyway.
Did you know? The Széchenyi Chain Bridge is a symbol of bringing people together from all walks of life, see, isn’t that deep? It’s also a great example of 19th-century engineering, but you probably don’t care about that. However, you might find it convenient to know that it is a very much Instagram-worthy spot in the city. So, hey, symbolic unification aside, if you want killer photos to let your enemies know you’re living your best life, this is where you should go.
More Budapest Highlights
Three attractions alone aren’t enough for you to grasp the devastatingly wondrous tone of Budapest. You could also visit ruin bars, these are…well, bars but the twist is that they’re set up in unconventional places, making things much more exciting. Plus, you didn’t think we’d leave out the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the city did you? Buda Castle is a towering specimen of endless charm, and I’d call it a waste of time if you didn’t sneak in a visit to this place on your holiday. Last, but certainly not the least, is St Stephen’s Basilica, the world-renowned church that many classify as the jewel in Budapest’s crown.
Suggested Read: A Refreshing Wellness Retreat in Budapest
Now, on to the next one!
Who wouldn’t want to Czech out Prague?
One thing everyone should know about Prague is that not even the curious crowds of tourists can take away the joy of exploring this grand spectacle of a city. Prague’s architecture makes you levitate, the savoury smell of its food makes you want to let your nose take the lead, and Prague’s maze of cobbled lanes and hidden courtyards is a paradise for aimless wanderers.
Here’s where you should be in Prague!
Old Town Square
Oh yeah, did I forget to mention that Prague is also all about history?
Being one of the most essential backdrops to some of the most crucial moments in the country’s history, the Old Town Hall features one of Prague’s most famous monuments, the Medieval Astronomical Clock. Yeah, there are going to be a few annoying tourists you’ll see clogging some spaces, but does that have an impact on the veracity of this historical attraction? No, of course not.
Looking over the heart of the city, this attraction is the largest ancient castle complex in the world and towers over the Vltava River. The amount of critical events this attraction has seen in Czech history is almost uncountable but just to point out a few; this includes 1989 inauguration of Václav Havel as Czech president, the triumph of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler over the country on the eve of World War II and so much more.
Talk about convenience! Situated on a ridge close to the Prague Castle complex, this attraction was founded in the 12th century. With majestic halls and Baroque interior decor, the monastery definitely is one of those wow-evoking stops that you should make on your trip.
What’s more? You could also enjoy a medieval dinner at the heart of city. Picture a 3-5 course dinner with unlimited drinks and a myriad of entertainment options. From swordsmen, belly dancers and jugglers, there’s nothing that make you turn away from these performances, well, except the soul-stirring aroma of your food.
And finally, we have the last city on your trip!
Effortlessly fusing the best of the past & the present, Krakow comes out as the last but possibly the best closing destination to your multi-day trip. So, let’s take a look at where the key highlights of the city are!
Yes, it’s excruciatingly beautiful, yes, there’s a lot of history, but did you know that a side of that history includes a dragon? Yup, that’s right. In the early 14th century, Krakow was terrorised by an evil dragon named Smok Wawelski (sick name, if you ask me!). So, Smok (yeah, we’re on a first-name basis) actually lived in a limestone cave beneath the slopes of Wawel Hill (which you can visit), where the king’s castle was perched on. In all honesty, I get why Smok wanted to live there, it’s a charming cave. A hidden gem, as some would say. Unfortunately, there was a dude named Dratewka, who left a dead lamb stuffed with sulphur at the entrance of Smok’s lair; Smok ate it, got extremely thirsty, drank too much water from the Vistula River (which you can visit) and exploded (RIP Smok, you thirsty dragon).
Now, I get it. “Why is there a park of all places in Krakow’s highlights?!” well the thing is, this park is a pivotal pillar when it comes to uncovering the secret behind letting loose in the city. If you’re overwhelmed or just not feeling 100%, I suggest you take a quick walk through this place! It’s full of life in summer and an unarguably vivacious winter wonderland during the colder days.
Built-in the image of the primaeval Pagan mounds that surround the city at various points, the soaring hill of Kościuszko was elevated in 1823 to honour its namesake national hero, Tadeusz Kościuszko. From the top, travellers can savour the sweeping panoramas of the city, especially during clear days where’s there’s not a cloud in the sky.
Kraków-Płaszów concentration camp – Well, the best way I can describe the experience is that it definitely is formative. This concentration camp lets you get a great glimpse into what happened in the past, which I’m sure you’ve read about! Now, you’ll get to have this gloomy experience firsthand.
So, there you have it! The best attractions from each city that does a great job when it comes to infusing history with the regular joys of going on a holiday. If you’re interested in this offer make sure to book your multi-centre holiday by letting us know through a call or even an email. That’s all you have to do, and we’ll reach out as soon as we have everything you need (which usually takes us minutes).