Treasures and treats in the hidden shops of Budapest

Treasures and treats in the hidden shops of Budapest

We meet our guide, Monika, for our Urban Adventures’ Made In Budapest Shopping Tour, at the front of the Grand Central Market — a fascinating place that we’ll definitely be back to. Monika is enthusiastic and keen to welcome us to some of the spots we’d probably never find on...

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Travel like a boss on Central Europe’s trains

Travel like a boss on Central Europe’s trains

Travelling by train in Central Europe is cheap, effective and will connect you to many Urban Adventures cities. Here’s how to travel like a boss and make the most of Central Europe’s extensive and easy train service. Krakow Taking a train, without doubt, is the most effective way of travelling...

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The best summer festivals in Europe

The best summer festivals in Europe

If you’re visiting Europe this summer, go beyond the typical tourist attractions and catch some of the amazing festivals taking place. From theatre and design, to techno music, to celebrations of dragons or wine, these cultural events will show you another side of Europe. Krakow, Poland There are so many...

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Things to do in: Budapest

Things to do in: Budapest

The Hungarian capital can be many things to many people — something that makes it a particularly ideal travel destination. A rich history, architectural beauty, stunning skyline and proximity to nature only scratch the surface of what you can find in Budapest. Looking for more? Our local Budapest tour guides...

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Where to find the best burger in Budapest

Where to find the best burger in Budapest

Take your favourite rock songs, add in homemade hamburgers and good beers, and you have the makings of a perfect meal in Budapest. Rock Burger Bar by Zsigmond Szivós and Mészáros Máté has all these things — including the best burger in Budapest, according to our local Budapest guides. Burgers...

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9 of the world’s best Christmas markets for merrymaking

9 of the world’s best Christmas markets for merrymaking

Year-round, local markets are the best place to get a taste for local life (literally, since you can scoop up tasty snacks as you browse!). But at Christmas time, markets become so much more than just a place to shop — they become magical winter wonderlands filled with tasty cold-weather...

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Meet the designer behind Budapest’s first sustainable clothing shop

Meet the designer behind Budapest’s first sustainable clothing shop

On one of the corners of Budapest’s cosy Újlipótváros (New Leopold Town) neighbourhood, you can stumble into a beautiful little shop, with white clouds around the windows and a tree inside. This is the shop for Kamorka, a local fashion brand that makes high-quality organic children’s and women’s clothing (and...

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How 3 Budapest friends are making a mark in eco-design

How 3 Budapest friends are making a mark in eco-design

The Medence Group Art and Service Ltd was founded in 2000 as an independent physical and spiritual creative workshop by three friends (Tóbiás Terebessy, designer; Gergely (Gergő) Magyar, visual communication designer; András Gross, architect). Today, 17 years later, they are one of the most well-known names in Hungary for sustainable...

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24 hours in: Budapest

24 hours in: Budapest

One day in the gorgeous Hungarian capital will no doubt leave you wanting more, but if 24 hours is all you have (this time!), then we can help you cram in the best the city has to offer. Our itinerary below will give you the perfect 24 hours in Budapest...

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The complete guide to: Budapest travel

The complete guide to: Budapest travel

A trip to Hungary’s capital means being right on the Danube in one of Europe’s most charming cities. (Fun fact: The two sides of the city — Buda and Pest — were actually two separate cities until 1873.) Fantastic food and wine, eye-popping architecture, castles, museums, and a thriving café...

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