How to Spend 48-Hours in Budapest

July 2018

Taking a European river cruise this year? Embarkation and debarkation points are often worth adding a few days to a travel itinerary without fully committing to a destination. This holds true for most river cruises, including AmaWaterways’ “Gems of Southeast Europe” Danube cruise that starts in Budapest, Hungary. While cruises cover more ground in seven nights than most individual travelers could, the curious and adventurous will want to arrive a few days early and explore Budapest in all its glory.

Arguably one of Europe’s most architecturally stunning and historically significant cities, Budapest’s newest tourism slogan is “The Spice of Europe,’’ and it’s not just referring to the various piquant paprika available at the famous Central Market Hall.

Here’s how to spend 48-hours in the Pearl of the Danube, a city that will no doubt lure you back for more.

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