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    • flower shop

      Gyor Jul 28, 2015 at 5:36 PM

      There is a flower shop in Szechenyi Square that has two large wood rectangular panels with flowers on them. Does anybody know the name of the shop?

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    • Opera and Parliament tours

      Budapest Jul 20, 2015 at 1:47 PM

      Is it best to buy tickets for these online and if so what are the sites to do this?

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    • Camping supplies for 3 weeks

      Budapest Jul 31, 2015 at 4:52 AM

      Hello everyone
      A few friends and I are heading to Sziget Festival in Budapest on the 10th August and were just wondering where would be the best place in Budapest to get a 1 or 2 man tent before the festival?
      Also we will be travelling to Slovenia and then Pula, Croatia where we will be camping in both areas for around 3 weeks all up.
      Any advice would be much appreciated!

      Thanks, Jackson

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    • Accommodations

      Budapest Jul 13, 2015 at 8:34 AM

      I'm looking for some advice on places to stay in Budapest.

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    • Shopping Area

      Budapest Jul 23, 2015 at 4:09 AM

      Where would we find the local shopping venues, I am not talking about high end designer shops but local department stores, smaller shops, etc. As Budapest is so large we would be looking for such an area and one that We can get to easily from our hotel , the Marriott Danube, either by Tram or Metro.

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    • Vajdahunyad Castle

      Budapest Jul 22, 2015 at 5:10 AM

      In taking the metro to this place is it easy to find the castle once you emerge from the metro. in looking at the map it seems you emerged in a park and the castle is some distance away so I wonder are there signs to lead you to the castle? Can it be seen when you emerge from the Metro? Is there a cafe there where one can rest a bit and get a drink and snack?

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    • Taxi fares

      Budapest Jul 20, 2015 at 1:49 PM

      We are arriving at the main train station and going to our hotel which is the Marriott on the Danube. What should be the approximate cost and do I need to tell the driver to turn on the meter or should I be quoted a fixed price? I know that I should only use the official taxis and I have the names of those.

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    • Restaurants

      Budapest Jul 15, 2015 at 11:32 AM

      Can anyone recommend a good restaurant with gypsy music near the Jewish area where we are staying. Thanks

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    • Metro and Tram Tickets

      Budapest Jul 20, 2015 at 1:53 PM

      If I buy the day pass is it good from the moment I purchase it for 24 hours? In other words is it validated the moment I buy it? I assume it will be good on all metro and tram lines? If I buy a single ticket on the metro can I change lines if my destination requires that? I read somewhere that there are metro tickets that only allow so many stops, how do I ensure that I get the right metro ticket that will allow me to use more than one line to get to my destination?

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    • Castle- how best to get there

      Budapest Jul 20, 2015 at 1:43 PM

      We will be staying at the Marriott. Can we walk to the funicular and if so should we buy our tickets online as we have heard that the lines may be long to buy tickets? What is the site to buy tickets online?

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    • Breakfast places near the Marriott Danube.

      Budapest Jul 20, 2015 at 1:55 PM

      Are there good cafes near the Marriott where we can get a good breakfast. We may not opt for the hotel breakfast .

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    • Tram Line #2

      Budapest Jul 20, 2015 at 1:46 PM

      As we are staying at the Marriott we would like to take a tram to the Parliament building and also to Central market. Can you give me the correct stop for the Parliament building and for Central market? In looking up the list of stops for Tram #2 I see 2 listings for Tram #2 which does not seem to match what the maps show.

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      Best non-touristy places to see/eat/drink, etc?

      Budapest Jul 13, 2015 at 4:30 PM

      Hi, My husband and I are traveling to Budapest next month and wanted any insight on some non-touristy things to do. We have interests from art/architecture/landscape/ to craft beer to military history (that is definitely my husband!). We've never been to the area and will only be there for 3 days. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

      More insight on our likes....we are not the club going types anymore (late 30's/early 40's, been there and too old for that. LOL) We do enjoy nice meals, pubs, and seeing unusual and beautiful scenery.

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    • Center of town to Airport

      Budapest Jul 7, 2015 at 11:38 PM

      What is the best way to travel from the center of Budapest to the airport by local transportation?

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      Travel tips for Budapest-July 2016

      Budapest Jul 4, 2015 at 6:18 AM

      Hello!

      My boyfriend and I are planning a trip to Budapest, Hungary in July 2016 to celebrate our 5 year anniversary. I am obviously starting to plan as early as possible and am looking for any tips! We are both travelling from Canada (Ontario). I speak English and French and my boyfriend speaks English and Hungarian (his family came here from Yugoslavia in the early 90s and he grew up speaking Hungarian in his home). We are planning to go for at least a week--possibly 8 or 9 nights.

      1. Did anyone here use a travel website to book? If yes, what site would you recommend (Travelocity, Expedia, Orbitz, etc)? If not, how did you book?

      2. Any recommendations for airlines? Or ones to avoid?

      3. Any recommendations for hotels? Or ones to avoid?

      4. Is Budapest a walkable city? I don't mind taking the metro but my boyfriend and I prefer walking (I feel you get to see more and love the exercise)!

      5. Do you have any tips regarding behaviour and local customs? For example, when I was in Paris it was seen as polite to always say hello and goodbye when entering any store or establishment, even if you were not planning to purchase anything.

      6. What are your recommendations for must-see spots?

      7. What about food/restaurant recommendations?

      8. What are the prices like there? As far as I know, Hungary is not on the Euro.

      9. Finally, just any other general tips and information would be much appreciated!

      I've never traveled to a country in which I don't speak the language/don't have any family so I am feeling a little lost and would greatly appreciate any help you could provide.

      Thank you all very much!

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    • Getting to Fishermans Bastion from the Marriott Danube

      Budapest Jul 23, 2015 at 5:55 AM

      Walking and or climbing is out of the question, and there does not seem to be a metro or tram stop nearby so do we just cab there and back? Also is there a cafe there where we can get a drink and snack?

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    • Central market

      Budapest Jul 22, 2015 at 5:14 AM

      When shopping for gifts can one bargain? Are the prices marked on the items or do you have to ask? Also in looking at a map of the area where one would get off the Tram #2 to get to the market it appears to be a large area around the bridge that is under construction, it that still the case? It seems the tram stop is right in the middle of all this construction.

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    • FESTIVAL

      by amberjade7 Online Now May 2, 2012 at 4:08 AM

      Where is the best location to stay for the Balaton festival?

      1 Answer May 2, 2012 at 11:50 AM
    • Lake Balaton early December?

      by morayaH Online Now Apr 26, 2012 at 11:22 PM

      I have a week of accommodation at Keszthely first week of december. I know that Lake Balaton is practically closed but is there any activities that we can do around Balaton or day trip from Balaton( excluding Budapest since we have another week in Budapest itself)? We like nature/scenery.

      4 Answers Apr 29, 2012 at 6:29 AM
    • traffic siofok-budapest

      by bigjim33 Online Now Jul 31, 2011 at 5:10 AM

      Hello to all,

      I'm planning a weekend in Siofok, we will arrive by car from budapest airport. My question is: is there the risk to find hevy traffic coming back on sunday 7 aug.? How long could it take?

      thank you for your suggestions!

      Marco

      3 Answers Jul 31, 2011 at 12:43 PM
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      First tim ein Hungary, looking for trip planning suggestions

      by Shade_Jon Online Now May 1, 2008 at 1:46 AM

      We're four adults flying in from Tel Aviv, although we may fly in through a connecting city. We have a place near Balaton (time share) for a week starting Sept 6 and are looking for suggestions on how to plan the trip.

      I thought of the following: a weekend in Budapest, drive out to Balaton, hang out for five days, next weekend in Vienna. That means flying in to Budapest, renting a car for a week with a different location drop off, flying out from Vienna, and two weekends B&Bs or hotels.

      I fear this may be too expensive, so I'm willing to compromise: skip Vienna or do a day trip to see it. But I'm not sure you can "see" even part of Vienna in one day, not to mention drive both ways in one day.

      Does it make sense to try to fly in to the Balaton through some city in Europe and skip Budapest and Vienna? Or fly directly to Budapest and drive to Balaton and then back?

      Yehuda

      3 Answers Jun 6, 2008 at 1:03 AM
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      Fenyves.

      by mamawinnie Online Now Feb 16, 2008 at 1:02 PM

      Hi can anyone give me any information about renting a villa in or close to Fenyves.
      I have looked on the internet but cannot find what I want, I was looking for something extra special with a pool etc which sleeps five.

      Any information would be wonderful.

      Thanks
      Julia

      4 Answers Mar 3, 2008 at 5:26 AM
    • TICKS

      by Ladymarian1 Online Now Jan 23, 2008 at 1:07 PM

      Hi

      We're taking our small caravan and staying on the edge of Lake Balaton in August Husband is an insulin diabetic + asthma - seems to be a lot of confusion over whether we need jabs for this tickborne encapahalitis - we're only staying 4 nights and will be sight seeing - OK the odd pampering for me at a spa! Can anyone please end the utter confusion over these blasted ticks - and is there anywhere that I can purchase a tick remover in the UK - only seems to be pretty crap ones on ebay.

      All info greatly received. Thanks

      Ladymarian

      9 Answers Jan 26, 2008 at 1:57 PM
    • Balaton public transport

      by petite_emma Online Now Jan 11, 2008 at 5:53 AM

      I'm thinking of going to the Balaton Sound festival in July, which is in Zamárdi, on the south shore of Lake Balaton.
      A friend's mum lives near the airport in Sármellék, to the west of the lake, I and was wondering how difficult it would be to travel from there to the festival each day.
      Are there local bus or train services and, if so, will they run late at night?
      Roughly how much would a taxi/mini bus be?
      I know I could camp but being under canvas in a possible 100 degree heat wouldn't be too fun and I also don't fancy my chances with the elephant-sized mosquitoes.

      Thanks in advance for any replies

      3 Answers Jan 13, 2008 at 7:40 AM
    • WHAT IS THE MOST BUSY PERIOD OF TOURISM IN NORTH BALATON ?

      by irenz Online Now Jun 17, 2007 at 12:56 AM

      we are going to live in the north balaton, in Gyenesdias, close to keszthely, we have purchased a home there, what is the period with more visitors? they say to me that is from the start of july to the end of august, is this correct ?? thanks for the advice.

      4 Answers Jun 18, 2007 at 1:18 PM
    • Balaton Airport to Novi Sad, Serbia??

      by exitfestival Online Now Apr 4, 2007 at 1:29 PM

      Hello,

      Just wondering if anyone can help at all. We have booked flights to Balaton airport in July, but need to somehow make our way over to Novi Sad in Serbia for the Exit Festival. We have found a company that does bus transfers for £50 return but this seems a little steep. Besides, they need money upfront, which we aren't to keen to give them so early on!

      Thanks very much
      T

      5 Answers May 30, 2009 at 6:26 AM
    • FlyBalaton Airport to Zagreb

      by ildaniele Online Now Apr 2, 2007 at 11:53 PM

      Hello,

      I am planning to travel to Zagreb using Ryanair to FlyBalaton Airport at Sarmallek. Does anyone have a clue how to get from there to Zagreb? Is there a shuttle bus?

      Thanks,

      ildaniele

      1 Answer Apr 3, 2007 at 12:26 AM
    • Balaton Airport

      by miseclar Online Now Aug 2, 2006 at 8:27 AM

      Hi,
      we are travelling from budapest and spending a few days travelling down by the lake, does anyone know which town is nearest the airport? just so we know where to base ourselves the night before we have to fly home.

      thanks

      3 Answers Aug 2, 2006 at 12:23 PM
    • Which place to visit on Balaton?

      by vinopuh Online Now Jun 12, 2006 at 5:00 AM

      We will stay in Budapest for a week and we want to come for 1 day to Balaton (arrive and return in the same day) by train.

      What place (or town) do you recommend, where it is good to swim, rent a small boat, walk in some countryside (forest, nature)? Something interesting for kinder 7 years old?

      Thanks in advance.

      1 Answer Jun 13, 2006 at 1:44 AM
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      Belgrade to Balaton

      by RebeccaAC Online Now Apr 1, 2006 at 6:57 AM

      Hi,

      can anyone adie me on the best way to get from Belgrade to Balaton? I will be travelling around Serbia and then spending a night in Balaton before flying out of Balaton airport in July. I would love to know the best way to travel between these destinations.

      Many thanks,

      Rebecca

      1 Answer Apr 1, 2006 at 8:26 AM
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      Transfers from Budapest to Balaton

      by tse1212 Online Now Jan 19, 2006 at 12:38 AM

      Can anyone advise the easiest way to transfer from Budapest to Balaton? Would coach or train be better? Any idea of the cost of the transfer or where I can find train or coach timetables?

      Many thanks.

      6 Answers Jan 21, 2006 at 5:55 AM
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      Wine tasting at Balaton

      by goye2cz Online Now Jul 27, 2005 at 3:10 PM

      Hi,
      We are planning a trip to Hungary and Croatia in a couple of weeks. We won't have much time in Hungary so I'm trying to plan pretty specifically. I'm looking for a good place for a decently price wine tasting on the northwest end of Balaton, preferably somewhere near Szigliget. It would need to be something on Tuesday night, August 9th.
      Thanks for any ideas you have.
      Laurie

      1 Answer Apr 10, 2008 at 4:12 PM
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      Wine tasting at Balaton

      by goye2cz Online Now Jul 27, 2005 at 12:14 PM

      Hi,
      We are planning a trip to Hungary and Croatia in a couple of weeks. We won't have much time in Hungary so I'm trying to plan pretty specifically. I'm looking for a good place for a decently price wine tasting on the northwest end of Balaton, preferably somewhere near Szigliget. It would need to be something on Tuesday night, August 9th.
      Thanks for any ideas you have.
      Laurie

      4 Answers Aug 1, 2005 at 3:41 AM
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      Wine tasting at Balaton

      by goye2cz Online Now Jul 27, 2005 at 9:36 AM

      Hi,
      We are planning a trip to Hungary and Croatia in a couple of weeks. We won't have much time in Hungary so I'm trying to plan pretty specifically. I'm looking for a good place for a decently price wine tasting on the northwest end of Balaton, preferably somewhere near Szigliget. It would need to be something on Tuesday night, August 9th.
      Thanks for any ideas you have.
      Laurie

    • Fun with kids

      by jmima Online Now Jun 23, 2005 at 7:19 AM

      I know swimming is the big thing around Balaton, but what other fun things is there to do with them? We will be there for a week in mid July on the northern shore (balatonFured or there abouts)

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      Cheap accomodations on the north shore?

      by argentia Online Now Mar 12, 2005 at 1:25 PM

      Hi,

      Can anyone give a suggestion as to where to stay around Balatonfured? We're 2 students and we'll be there for 2 days in the beginning of July, so nothing too expensive please! We've read about Hotel Arkad...does anyone know anything about it?

      Thanks from Toronto

      Trudy

      1 Answer Mar 12, 2005 at 1:44 PM
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      Balaton Region

      by mrdarius Online Now Jun 25, 2003 at 2:13 PM

      Any specific tips for Gyenesdias area near Keszthely? Will be there july 13-15. Any good spas? Hiking? Beaches?

      3 Answers Jun 27, 2003 at 1:20 PM