Our last day in Budapest, the weather was warm we had clear blue skies, perfect day for our river boat trip on the Danube, so after a nice breakfast off we set. We walked a different direction today and headed along the main shopping street in the city to the Szabadság híd or Liberty Bridge, as it’s along the river edge here you will find most of the tour boats for trips along the Danube. There are various companies to choose from ranging from 1900 HUF about £5.50 to 3000 HUF £8.50 but all appear to do the same route. Now we chose the cheaper boat not because of the price but the fact at set times of the day it you could stop off at Margaret island have a look around and board a later boat, which is what we did. Now Margaret Island is basically a large park and although its called an Island you can get on and off by road but it’s much nicer to arrive by boat. so we duly alighted and walked from one end to the other and back again a long but pleasant stroll indeed. You can hire cycles conventual types, tandems, even a four person affair to get you around, there are various food and ice cream stalls to keep you refreshed, there is even a large Lido for anyone who wants a swim but this was closed when we walked by, I presume it’s only open in the summer months. Well it was time to head back to the jetty to catch our boat for the return trip, passing the magnificent Parliament building, Royal Palace and passing under the chain bridge one last time. It was then back to the apartment pick up our cases and wait for our taxi for the journey to the airport.
Finally here are some various websites and general tips I have found to help anyone planning a trip to the wonderful city of Budapest, firstly a list of must do’s and see’s
- Royal Palace or Buda Castle
- Matthias Church
- Fisherman’s Bastion
- These are all to be found in the Castle Hill district of the city
- Chain Bridge
- Parliament Building see my previous blog post on the Parliament building for the best way to book tickets
There is much more to see and do, I recommend getting a good guide-book, I always use Lonely Planet guides. You could also have a look at another website I found with some useful info on the city Top Budapest Attractions
Now we walked everywhere to all the main sights which is very easy indeed, and I am less abled than most so it would be a breeze for someone who is fit and healthy. The only time we used the transport system is when we visited Hero’s square which is at the end of Andrassey Ave as it’s quite a long walk. The transport system is very easy to use and cheap, here is another useful website that I have found Budapest Travel
Finally I have posted a few photo’s on my blog but the bulk of the photo’s I took and which are in much higher quality are on my Flickr page so please have a look and leave some comments as I would appreciate it.
Well that’s it for this trip but please keep following as I am sure there will be many more, our next big trip is Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam in march of next year, but I’m sure we will fit the odd one or two night trip in before then
So signing off for now stay safe, keep well, and keep following, and any questions please do not hestiate to contact me.