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Immerse yourself in one of the most beautiful cities in the world with this great value Budapest getaway. Live in luxury for two or three nights at the 4* Continental Hotel Zara from just £159 per person with return flights included.

Straddling the romantic Danube River, this cosmopolitan metropolis is in a stunning location. With very different characteristics to the East and West, Budapest is an architectural gem with a unique charm. Visit rich historical monuments, parks brimming with attractions and famous thermal baths – you’ll be spoilt for choice.

The Continental Hotel Zara, located in the heart of Budapest’s downtown, boasts 272 lavish rooms with Art Deco styling. Your elegant en-suite room will be equipped with all modern amenities including Wi-Fi, LCD TV, telephone, mini bar and air conditioning. Sample the hotel’s gastronomic offerings in the ARAZ restaurant and Gallery Café, enjoy the fitness and wellness centre and go swimming in the roof garden pool.

When it comes to exploring the local area, a short walk will take you to The Great Synagogue – the largest in Europe and the second largest in the world. Wander down the iconic Andrassy Avenue and grab a bite at one of its cafés, browse the luxury boutiques or just take in the spectacular architecture. Just a side street away you’ll discover Nagymezo Street, flanked with theatres and dubbed ‘The Broadway of Pest’.

Slightly further afield, fashionistas can enjoy Vaci Street, a lively and exclusive shopping area with ample high-end shops. History buffs can discover Budapest’s heritage at the Hungarian National Museum and see St. Stephen’s mummified hand at St. Stephan’s Basilica. Pick up a souvenir at the bustling Central Market Hall, a treasure trove of Budapestian delicacies and Hungarian folk art. The attractive City Park has plenty for the kids with its zoo and amusement park and The Széchenyi Bath is great for a family afternoon with a splash.

Get away this summer or embrace the delights of Budapest as a Christmas treat. With 60% off and dates available until January 2013, click buy now and start planning your enchanting city escape.

– Published at moneysupermarket.com