We have laid out a typical timetable for a Budapest Workation in order to give you an idea what a month in the Hungarian capital has to offer and the services we can provide.
Places to stay
Workation in Budapest for a month
Starting at $2,050 per person for a 2 Person Workation
Starting at $3,190 for a Solo Workation
Your Workation Package Includes
Preparation for your Workation starts long before you touch down in Hungary. You’ll be in touch with your Local Hero in Budapest 1-2 months before departure, so we can get to know you and your preferences better. We want to make sure you get the most out of your time in Budapest, so we’ll ask about your interests, what you want to see and do, eating choices, any equipment you’ll need, and what kind of work schedule you want to keep. We’ll provide you plenty ideas and suggestions for your free time.
Your Personalized Destination Guide Web App
After booking you will receive a personalized destination guide web app we’ve customized for your Workation. You’ll find a wealth of information in there about Budapest, things to do, and the many services available to make your life easier. We also blog regularly about Budapest, covering a wide variety of topics of interest to anyone workationing there. If there’s anything you need more help with, just ask your Local Hero!
Arriving in Budapest
Welcome to Hungary! Upon your arrival at Budapest Airport, a driver will meet you and drive you to your apartment. The drive takes about 45 minutes. Depending on your arrival time your Budapest Local Hero will meet you after you check-in, or the following morning. At this time they will provide you with a local SIM complete with data as well as a public transport pass to cover you for the duration of your stay.
You’ll appreciate the dedicated workspace in your apartment, and the reliable high speed wifi. We can arrange for an external screen or other tech accessories to increase your productivity. We will also stock your apartment with all the necessities (e.g condiments, bathroom essentials, cleaning supplies) to start your stay off smoothly. You’ll be pleased to note that weekly cleanings are included in the price.
Budapest Local Hero
with Your Local Hero
Upon arrival, your local hero will help you get settled and show you around your new neighborhood. He will inform you about what this part of the city has to offer. You will be introduced to the local shops, bars, and restaurants as well as other facilities such as gyms, parks, and other entertainment based on your specific needs. He’ll also help you get a feel for your location and the connections to other parts of the city using your public transportation pass. She’ll even help you install some useful local apps. You’ll get information about other useful services like dry cleaning and food/grocery delivery. We will make sure you are well prepared to make the most of your Workation ahead!
During your stay in Budapest
We’ve got you covered with endless additional ideas and services to make the most of your stay. You can request any of the optional extra tours, excursions and getaways to be added to your Workation package now, or at any point after booking.
Optional Extra: Co-Working Space
If you prefer the buzz of a workplace atmosphere, we can include a month’s co-working pass, with either a fixed desk assignment of flex-desk. Budapest’s many co-working spaces mean we can help you pick one that suits you not just in terms of location but also the kind of people you’ll be sharing office space with. That makes it an ideal way to meet locals too.
Optional Extra: Gym Membership
We can include a month’s membership at a well equipped gym close to your apartment in your Workation package to help you keep up good habits from home.
If you’re already working with a personal trainer, you know how invaluable they can be to insure you maximize your workouts. We realize finding an English-speaking trainer who understands your needs isn’t always easy in Budapest, so we’ve done our research. For an additional fee, we will arrange a private personal trainer for you to better keep in shape.
Please ask your Workation advisor for the cost to add these to your package
Learn a new skill or focus on your passion
We are able to arrange a variety of experiences which will both immerse you in the local culture and provide unforgettable memories. Budapest is famous for it’s thermal baths so we are happy to advise you on the best options in town where to relax and get your wellness on with various spa
treatments. Otherwise pick up a new language, perfect your favorite sport or try something new, discover your talent with dance or music lessons or hire a business coach. The options are endless and we are happy to help you take full advantage of your time away.
Your first weekend: Getting to Know Budapest
If you’ve been working hard all week, now is the time to appreciate your surroundings and mingle with the locals a little. Your local hero will already have pointed out some of the city’s popular spots for locals and foreigners. It being your first weekend, it’s time to do the touristy thing and we’ve got some suggestions for how to spend the whole day in and around Budapest’s city center. Get your historical and geographical bearings on a city tour, explore Buda side and the Castle district on your own, and the following day get to know another important aspect of Hungarian culture through its wine.
Optional Excursion: Pest Private Walking Tour
Unlike some other cities, Budapest’s main sights are spread out across various districts. Therefore our suggestion is to take our three-hour walking tour with a professional guide, who will show you the most beautiful and popular sights of this amazing city, such as the St. Stephen’s Basilica and Heroes Square. If you are not really into history, you can always ask the guide to tell you more about the present life of Budapest, but be prepared for unconventional stories.
Please ask your Workation advisor for the cost to add this to your package
Explore on your own after Your Tour: Buda Side and the Castle District
If you’ve seen enough of the Pest side of the city, walk across the river and explore the Buda side of Hungary’s capital. In hilly Buda, you’ll find several amazing baths, such as the famous Gellert Baths or the more hidden and local Kiraly Baths. Visit the Matthias Church, where Franz Joseph I and Elisabeth were coronated and stop at the Royal Palace, the home of Hungarian National Gallery. Don’t forget to take a ride on the Buda Castle Funicular!
Optional Experience: Street Food And Culture Private Tour
Explore the world of Hungarian wines, tasting some of the best from some of its 23 distinct wine regions. Known for reds and whites alike, and often compared with French wines, you’ll explore them while enjoying food pairings in a centrally-located wine cellar. Among the wines, you’ll probably find the highlight to be the legendary Tokaji Aszu, a sweet white made from botrytized grapes.
Please ask your Workation advisor for the cost to add this to your package
Ideas for the rest of your Budapest Workation
As the Hungarian capital, there’s not much you can’t find in Budapest, so whatever your interests there is fun to be had, whether it’s in your free time before and after work, day trips or weekends away at Lake Balaton or in one of Hungary’s famous wine regions. You could even tick off another country with a trip into Slovakia or Austria! We’ll help you make the most of your spare time here, so you go home with wonderful memories, and the satisfaction that you lived life to the fullest during your time here.
Optional Day Trips – Unleash Your inner Artist or Wine Enthusiast
Make the Most of Your Time, Before and After Work
Optional Weekend Getaways
Back in the ‘good old days’ of communism, Hungarians couldn’t travel abroad freely. Fortunately Hungary is home to one of the largest lakes in Central Europe, Balaton. The lake is so big that each town on its shores has its own vibe. You could choose to continue your Hungarian wine education with some time in Villany, a friendlier place than it sounds. Or head over the border. Go west to check out the impressive old imperial capital, Vienna, or north for some fresh mountain air in Slovakia’s High Tatras.