Often dubbed the ‘Paris of the East’, this 2000 year-old city’s long history has left it rich in historic buildings. The most noticeable is Castle Hill, where the Royal Palace, Sándor Palace, and high-Gothic Matthias Church dominate the skyline, offering beautiful architecture and unparalleled views of the city. Budapest’s neo-Gothic Parliament, the largest building in Hungary, allows visitors to book a tour of the interior in advance. Once inside, visitors can oggle at the opulent decor, such as a staircase decorated with 25 kg of gold. Saint Stephen’s Basilica, has the Holy Right Hand of the founder of Hungary, King Saint Stephen, on display. No visit to Budapest is complete without a stop at The New York Cafe, considered ‘the most beautiful cafe in the world’, where guests can enjoy a coffee or upscale meal in a breathtaking Rococo hall.
Šibenik is a historic city in Croatia, located in central Dalmatia where the river Krka flows into the Adriatic Sea. Šibenik is a political, educational, transport, industrial and tourist center of Šibenik–Knin County and also the third-largest city in the historic region of Dalmatia. It is the oldest native Croatian town on the shores of the sea.