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Budapest: The Ultimate Late-Night Spa Party Ticket

1. Budapest: The Ultimate Late-Night Spa Party Ticket

Party with the perfect merge of the traditional and modern spa culture of Budapest at The Széchenyi Spa. Find a large selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages at the bars. Choose spa ticket options that work the best for you, so you can party how you like. Enjoy a selection of tickets that provide different options of change rooms, and locker spaces. Then, change into your party outfit to dance or swim your night away. Come by for an evening that starts at 9:30 PM and discover the Budapest nightlife and bath culture in the most unique way. Wrap up your evening at 2 AM feeling exhilarated from a relaxing, yet energetic experience.

Budapest: Original Pub Crawl with Open Bar

2. Budapest: Original Pub Crawl with Open Bar

Visit the best bars in Budapest on a wild night out in the city center, and discover the famous ruin bars along the way. The night includes a 1-hour open bar, drinking games, free shots, and VIP entry to one of the hottest clubs in the city! Meet interesting people from around the world as you join international party lovers on an exploration of Budapest’s nightlife scene. Your fun and helpful guides will show you the best of Budapest at night for a guaranteed great experience. Start the night with a 1-hour open bar. Then, visit several famous ruin bars with different themes. Enjoy free shots and special drink offers throughout the night, and break the ice with lively drinking games. Socialize with fellow travelers, get insider tips from your local guides, and have fun in the most extraordinary bars Budapest can offer. End the night with VIP entrance to one of the best clubs in Budapest, and dance the night away until the wee small hours of the morning.

Budapest: Boat Party on the River Danube

3. Budapest: Boat Party on the River Danube

Cruise along Budapest’s famous Danube River and see the city’s iconic sights lit up at night while drinking and dancing with international party-goers. Meet your friendly crew at the boat before you set sail along the river where an evening of fun awaits. During the cruise, sail past a selection of Budapest’s most iconic landmarks including the impressive Parliament Building, the National Theater, and everything in between the Margit and Lágymányosi bridges. Soak up the sights, and the epic atmosphere, as you dance to chart-topping hits while a professional photographer captures the night. You’ll also receive a selection of drinks to enjoy, depending on the option chosen when booking. At the end of an unforgettable experience, follow the cruise staff to your party bus which will take you to a downtown club where you will receive guaranteed entry.

Budapest: Alternative Ruin Bar Pub Crawl with VIP Entry

4. Budapest: Alternative Ruin Bar Pub Crawl with VIP Entry

Everyone knows about the vibrant city of Budapest, and its nightlife, but not every traveller has experienced all the rare gems that this city can offer at night. The Alternative Budapest pub crawl is a special invitation to explore the hidden parts of the city. This is not your regular pub crawl! From free shots in some of Budapest’s hidden bars that even locals covet to special treatment in the hidden underground clubs open to locals only, on this crawl, you’ll experience the depths of this fun city like a true local. Expect to meet fun people like yourself, dance the night away, and discover what it’s like to experience Budapest without restrictions. Explore the wild bars filled with locals and enjoy the thrill of skip-the-line access to VIP clubs. This alternative pub crawl is your best bet for exploring Budapest most irregularly. Why choose a boring regular Budapest pub crawl when you can explore the city alternatively. Away from the vicious Budapest tourist crowd, the overly popular bars and the well-known tourist hangout clubs. Dance the night away at an underground club filled with fun-loving locals, see the other side of the ruin bars and enjoy the perks of having a fun tour guide who adds an extra spice to the night with fun stories and memorable laughter. Make this night-out your travel highlight as we dive into the best of Alternative Budapest when the sun sets. The night begins with a 1-hour open bar, alternative music, the chugging of free shots, and an amazing special drink offer as we play exhilarating drinking games.

Budapest: Beer Bus Sightseeing Tour

5. Budapest: Beer Bus Sightseeing Tour

Get onboard the first fully electric and eco-friendly beer bus and discover Budapest in a truly unique way while enjoying Hungarian draft beer onboard. Choose from 2 daily departure times and see panoramic views of the river Danube, the Buda Castle, and Heroes Square. Ride back and forth along Andrassy Avenue admiring the palaces and check out the city center with the Hungarian Parliament. Start and end the tour at Heroes Square in Budapest. Party with your friends as you indulge in Hungarian draft beer. Soak up the good vibes, listen to funky music, and marvel at the night lights.

Budapest: Live Music Cruise with Tokaj Premium Frizzante

6. Budapest: Live Music Cruise with Tokaj Premium Frizzante

Cruise through downtown Budapest on the Danube River during a sightseeing cruise paired with some catchy tunes by a live music trio. Discover the Hungarian capital’s most important buildings while enjoying a glass of Tokaj Premium Frizzante or orange juice. Step aboard the fully refurbished sightseeing ship, and soak up the modern yet classic décor that has retained the luxurious feel of the ’60s and ’70s. Find a seat that suits you best, stay cozy in the enclosed deck, or get some fresh air on the open terrace. Use your phone to scan QR codes on the ship to reveal information about the famous landmarks you see along the way. You can also purchase additional drinks from the stylish onboard bar. Take some fantastic photos from the water no matter what time of day you sail. Cruise beneath 6 of Budapest's bridges and admire views of notable buildings, including the illuminated Hungarian Parliament Building. Your tour finishes back at the meeting point.

Budapest: Stag Party Boat with Beer and Wine

7. Budapest: Stag Party Boat with Beer and Wine

Rent a whole boat for your bachelor or hen party. You can decide who to invite, with the only limit being 20 people for your group. You'll enjoy unlimited beer and wine, and will also receive one shot. If you don't like beer or wine there is a bar on board from which you can purchase drinks at your own expense. You will have a private boat, the MS Klara, for a full hour. The boat's equipment includes a bar, sound system, music, 220 volt sockets, WiFi, special lights, and heating. The ship was built in the Netherlands in 2011 and has been completely rebuilt and modernized in 2017. Klara’s most important feature is the excellent team of professionals taking care of your safety and comfort. You will be in the hands of experienced and skilled sailors and a catering crew who will do their best to make sure you enjoy your stay on the boat.

Budapest: 5-Hour Pub Crawl through Ruin Bars

8. Budapest: 5-Hour Pub Crawl through Ruin Bars

Budapest’s first licensed pub crawl takes you to 4 awesome local bars, including the city’s unique ruin bars, all within walking distance of each other. You’ll be welcomed with free shots at all the stops. Spend a 5-hour, crazy night-out with locals and fellow travelers while getting to know the Hungarian capital. Along the way the guides will tell you about urban legends, give you some interesting local tips and facts, and lead some games with the group. After spending at least 45 minutes at each of 4 local bars, you’ll head further into Budapest nightlife. Visit the biggest ruin club in the city, where the party goes on until 06:00. Don't worry about long lines waiting to get in: on this pub crawl you have VIP skip-the-line admission!

Budapest: Ruin Bar Tour

9. Budapest: Ruin Bar Tour

Discover the diverse and vibrant nightlife scene of Budapest on a pub tour. Visit the hidden and famous ruin pubs with a friendly guide, and taste a glass of wine and beer. Start the tour by discovering the hidden history of the ruin bar phenomenon and why the concept was born in Budapest. You will head towards the four hippest hotspots of the city. You will meet your fellow travelers from around the globe and play party games to break the ice. get the chance to admire the street art of District 7 while hopping from one bar to the other. Experience the unique pub culture of Budapest for an unforgettable experience. 

Budapest: 3-Hour Ruin Bar Walk

10. Budapest: 3-Hour Ruin Bar Walk

Deep inside the dense history-filled Jewish quarter, and hidden within crumbling, pre-war buildings with battered bricks and graffiti, are some of Budapest’s most popular hangouts. From the outside they may look like squatters blocks, but inside are the ruin bars – filled with unexpected layers of detail  – which have become Budapest’s own brand of local cool. Abandoned buildings, old cellars and derelict spaces have been transformed into dozens of these wildly decked-out bars, with old bathtubs and broken-down cars turned into seating, and all manner of nostalgia stuffed into every nook. Some have been around for more than a decade, while others disappear just as quickly as they pop up. They are not simply places to get a drink. Over the past decade, ruin bars have introduced a new wave of entertainment in Budapest and expanded beyond simply serving booze into cultural, artistic, and sometimes, gastronomic hotspots. Concentrated in the seventh district, they are at the edge of where the mainstream meets the contemporary underground art scene, and their success has been a catalyst for gentrification in this quarter. As the neighborhood continues to change, however, ruin pubs may be forced to change along with it. Join the tour to experience a handful of ruin bars in different styles. Look at many of them, and stop for drinks at four or five places. Discuss what was happening in Budapest in the early part of this century to encourage these types of bars to proliferate, and why they continue to thrive, even though every year there are articles forecasting the death of the ruin bar. How have they changed the fabric of the neighborhood, and how are they still evolving? 

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4.1 / 5

based on 312 reviews

Mark was a great guide. The night starts with an open bar (7 EUR extra) but you get free beers/wine for an hour. There are a couple of shots you get over the night (around 6-8), some of them are great, some diluted. The events ends at Robot, a great night club. Met a lot of great folks from around the world and had a fun time. Definitely recommend!

We went as a couple and we had an amazing time. Our group was pretty big and around the same age so we got to hang out with other cool people from around the world.

Thoroughly enjoyed this trip. Seeing budapest by night was brilliant. Took some beautiful photos of the castle and buildings along the riverside.

This was amazing A defo have to do if you go Budapest for a night out. Such an experience

I had so much fun and met amazing people. Last place was pretty cool!