Hello, we were are planning to visit Budapest this weekend but as there was a downpour on Tuesday I´m wondering if we should postpone the visit.....Could you pleae advise what is the actual situation in the city? Also , do you know if main monuments are open for tourists? Thank you so much!
Has anyone traveled with Orangeways bus from Budapest to Zagreb before?
We are in Budapest and it's in the upper 90's. No restaurant that we have seen has AC! WHY people, why?!?! Any tips on places that do would be greatly appreciated!!!! Help the heat haters!
Does anyone recognize this statue? I took the picture in Budapest in a hurry and I can't even remember for sure where , but it could've been near Gundel. I don't know what it is a statue (the name) of or if the place it is located by gives it some type of significance. Maybe a games store. Anyone know where it is or any information?
Does anyone have any information about a large mural at the Bank Of America Center v at 1111 East Main? I heard about a mural there but I don't know the name of it or who painted it so I cannot find any pictures of it. Thanks for your help.
We are arriving by train and need to exchange some money. We do not use ATMs. I will exchange some cash at the station assuming there is an exchange office there as I need some local cash for a cab to the hotel. We are staying at the Marriott near the Danube. Is there a good exchange office near our hotel?
Does anybody know anything about a series of murals at the top of Castle Hill? They look very old and have a painted look to them: one has small marching soldiers on it, another a crown. I can't seem to find any information about them.
If you could remember can you please give me a walking tour for each Szentendre and Visegrad ?
Say for example for Szentendre walk:
Start with 'A' square, then proceed towards 'B' through 'x' street , next go up to 'C' hill to see the church 'D'. Eat at 'E' restraurant, and visit 'F' basiclia/museum/church whatsoever.
Or if u have any map which is made for walking in Szentendre and Visegrad that would also help.
Is it ok to bring a backpack in to Parliament when taking the tour?
I have planned to visit Budapest for a few days this summer. I have kept 2 full days for the Budapest city explore (Castle district, Pest area, Take a hot bath , Do some shopping etc.) and want to do day trips from Budapest (for this day trips again I have 4 full days). I can either go to the Danube Bend and visit 2 of the 3 small towns (Esztergom, Visegrad, and Szentendre) and back to Budapest. OR I could take a trip to the town of Eger OR to the town of Pecs and back to Budapest. OR I could take a day trip to Lake Balaton and back to Budapest.
Please give me your valuable suggestions on which side trip do you prefer and why? If you chose the Danube Bend towns which two towns would you recommend?
Thanks in advance :)
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!
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?
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.
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.
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?
Are there good cafes near the Marriott where we can get a good breakfast. We may not opt for the hotel breakfast .
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?
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.
Is it best to buy tickets for these online and if so what are the sites to do this?
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.
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?
Can anyone recommend a good restaurant with gypsy music near the Jewish area where we are staying. Thanks
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.
I'm looking for some advice on places to stay in Budapest.
What is the best way to travel from the center of Budapest to the airport by local transportation?
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!
I am about to travel to Hungary with my wife. We are going to spend a week in Budapest. I am planning to suprise her with a spa day because she love wellness. Her favorite is the hammam treatment. Do you know a good place where I can already make an appointment?
Going to Budapest on weekend (sat and sun) in last week of july 2015 with my wife. I already booked the hotel very near to city center.
Below things I have to do:
1) To see parliament from inside (how to do that? does it require pre booking? suitable time to go there?)
2) Thermal bath (which one i should opt. Does it require pre booking?)
3) Margaret Island (how to reach here and how much time it will take)
Please suggest rest what I should include in must see.
Also what means of transport i should use. Like i should go for hop in hop off or i take some day pass which can be valid on all modes of transport.
Hello - My son and his girlfriend are traveling to Budapest to get acquainted with the area prior to him beginning a fall course of study at Budapest's Corvinus University. They are planning on visiting at the end of August, beginning of September. I was wondering what area would be best suited for a young couple traveling independently for the first time to stay. They are considering renting an apartment through a HomeAway or Vacation Rental By Owner, or stay in a hostel, as they are on a limited budget. Does anyone have any recommendations? Once school begins in September, my son will stay in the school's dorm accommodation.
I want to use an ATM to get money at the end of June. Are Budapest Banks open on Saturdays and Sundays? If yes, can you name some banks in the Pest city center near the House of Terror Museum and if possible, what the opening hours are?