A weekend in Vienna and Budapest

Travel to two countries in one weekend with schnapps in Vienna, historical sites and the thermal spas of Budapest

Vienna

Get there: Daily flights from London or book your train ticket in advance if you’re coming from Budapest instead

Stay: Wombats Hotels have two locations in central Vienna with comfy beds, a welcome drink at the bar and great recommendations for what to see and do.

Daytime:  Take a free walking tour of the city to see the major sites and get your bearings.  There are tonnes of things to see in and around the Ring Road including the Schönbrunn Palace, Hofburg Palace, and St Stephens Cathedral.  If you have more time the Schnapsmuseum has fantastic tours that include stories of how the family business began and tastings at the end.

Nighttime: Grab some dinner, maybe wiener schnitzel, then try Viennese sacher torte.  A dessert so famous, and delicious, it has it’s own national day.

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Budapest

Get there: Daily flights from London or book your train ticket in advance if you’re coming from Vienna instead

Stay:  Wombats also have a Budapest hostel or if you’re after more of a party hostel Carpe Noctem Vitae might be for you

Daytime: See the Buda Castle, Parliament buildings and chill out at the thermal baths.

Nighttime:  If you’re up for a party there’s a spa-rty at the thermal baths over summer, the ruin bars for a unique night out or if you’re up for some culture the Opera is a great choice … and don’t forget the chimney cake and ice cream

 

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