Thermal Baths
Thermal baths
Possibly one of the most iconic activities in Budapest. These bathhouses were originally thought to have special healing powers, the oldest structures date back to the 16th century. Jet your history students back in time, whilst architecture students can study the stunning structure!
The Chain Bridge
The Chain Bridge
This huge suspension bridge spans across the River Danube that cuts between Buda and Pest, the western and eastern sides of Budapest. Historically this was the main transport link for both cities and vital to trade. The huge landmark dates back to the nineteenth century- a great fact for history students! 

Did you know?

One to share with your students... Hungary is one of the oldest countries in Europe dating back to 896AD.

Where to go 

Visit the Fisherman’s Bastion, this mock bastion was built in the 19th century and resembles a fairy tale castle. Why not take a splash in the Szechenyi thermal baths the largest medicinal bath in Europe! Be sure to tick off the obvious hotspots: The Chain bridge, Parliament Building and the Palace of Arts!


Student favourite

Take your students on a trip to the WW2 memorial made up of 60 pairs of metal shoes representing the Jewish men, women and children who were murdered on the banks of Danube. The variety of sizes and designs emphasises that no one was safe from persecution.


How to make the most of it

Why not extend your trip with a day in Vienna? It’s just a short train journey away, this charming city is one of the world most musically and culturally rich locations. Vienna has birthed some of the greatest: Mozart, Beethoven and even Freud. It’s a city your students will want to tick off! 

Not sure where to start?

Looking for some inspiration? Take a look at our sample itinerary for Budapest. Don’t forget you can search our website by subject and we can even tailor make tours to suit your curriculum objectives.

Day 1

After landing in Budapest and settling into your accommodation, take your students to Budapest’s most iconic symbol, the Chain Bridge. It connected Buda and Pest in 1894 to create Hungary’s awe-inspiring capital. After taking some snaps of the scenic view, visit the 3rd largest parliament in the world. This grand building is a great display of architectural innovation and a significant Hungarian landmark.

Day 2

In the morning you and your students will get a chance to explore the Buda Castle, located walking distance from the Chain Bridge, this site is a former royal castle and now hosts art and history exhibitions including WW2 artefacts. In the afternoon visit one of the many Thermal Spa’s that the city is famous for! 

Day 3

Take a trip to the Palace of the Arts, home to permanent and temporary exhibitions. Students can discover orchestras, enjoy music libraries and chorus theatres. In the afternoon, you and your students can enjoy some free time before catching your evening flight back home. 

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