Budapest Guidebook

Budapest Guidebook
  • Rick's picks for sights, eating, sleeping
  • All you need for Budapest and the best of Hungary
  • Also includes chapter on Bratislava (Slovakia)
  • Easy-to-read maps

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What's Included

In Rick Steves Budapest you'll find in-depth Rick-tested information on:

  • Budapest
    • Thorough city-guidebook-level coverage, including five self-guided walks (Leopold Town, Pest Town Center, Andrássy Út, Heroes' Square and City Park, and Castle Hill), three sight tours (Great Synagogue and Jewish Quarter, House of Terror, and Memento Park), plenty of info on the city's thermal baths, and background on Budapest's shopping, kids' activities, and entertainment
  • Day Trips from Budapest
    • Gödöllő Palace
    • Lázár Lovaspark horse show
    • Hollókő folk village
    • Danube Bend: Szentendre, Visegrád, and Esztergom
  • Eger
  • Pécs
  • Sopron
  • Bratislava (Slovakia)
  • Practicalities
    • Easy-to-follow maps (including color maps of Hungary and central Budapest)
    • ​Trip planning: When to go, pre-trip checklist, festivals and holidays, recommended books and movies
    • Advice on planning your time
    • Transportation: Trains, buses, city transit, and driving
    • Hungarian history, culture, language, and cuisine
    • Detailed advice on managing money, communicating, reserving rooms, handling emergencies, and other helpful hints
    • Handy Hungarian survival phrases

Product Details

Author(s): Rick Steves & Cameron Hewitt
Dimensions: 8" x 4 ½" x ¾"
Weight: 15 oz
Pages: 539
Publication date: November 2023 (7th edition)
Next edition arrives: Fall 2026

Is This the Right Book for Me?

Should I get Rick's Central Europe guidebook in addition to this Budapest book?

Probably not. If your trip is limited to Hungary, Rick Steves Budapest fits the bill — it's not only a comprehensive guide to the city, but also covers all of Rick's favorite Hungarian destinations, plus nearby Bratislava.

If your trip includes Budapest (or Eger) as part of a wider trip to eastern central Europe — to the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Slovenia, and/or Poland — Rick Steves Central Europe is probably the better buy. It includes thorough coverage of Budapest and Eger, albeit with less detail on Budapest than you'll find in Rick Steves Budapest.

Updates and Feedback

Latest updates: When we learn of critical changes to the information in our guidebooks on Hungary, we post them. (Of course, it's still smart to reconfirm critical transportation and sightseeing details locally.) Armed with a Rick Steves guidebook and these late-breaking updates, you're set for a great trip!

Submit feedback: Once you've used this book in Europe, we'd love to hear your feedback — good or bad — about our advice on sights, hotels, restaurants, and travel tips. We're also interested in any tips or discoveries you made while in Europe. Your comments help us improve our guidebooks for future travelers.