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Full-Day Budapest Private Tour by Car or by Public Transport with Lunch
"Your day begins in the City Park (Városliget) which is one of the most exciting parts of Budapest. The City Park is not a natural but a man-made park it can almost be called an adventure park. Along the City Park lake take a walk towards Zoo Boulevard which has plenty of monuments in store. Here you will also find the Gundel Restaurant
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Private 4-Hour Tour of Budapest By Public Transport Including Danube River Cruise
"You will be picked up from your hotel and then you will take the Millennium Underground line to reach Heroes' Square before taking a scenic urban bus along Andrássy Avenue and another one up to the Castle District. En-route you will see many of the main attractions of Budapest such as Deák Square the Chain Bridge the Royal Palace and so much more. Once you return to the Danube riverbank you will then take a ride on what was voted the 7th-most-beautiful-tram-line in the world to finally take a short trip on one of the most crowded ones. From these 2 trams the Parliament building the Elisabeth Bridge and the Liberty Bridge as well as the historical centre of Budapest. Your tour finishes with a boat cruise along the Danube to admire the city's beautiful skyline from the water."
From EUR100.00
Private Hungarian Wine Tasting Tour of Budapest
"A wine tasting tour that is coupled with sightseeing in Budapest. Now that is a concept that cannot be refused. Coupling gastronomy the love of wine and the millennium old and beautiful history of Budapest this tour offers refreshments for your body as well as nourishment for your mind quenching a physical thirst while satisfying a more intellectual appetite as well. The tours happen on foot so you can soak in both the nectar and the atmosphere that Budapest has to offer. With just a convenient amount of walking in the open air and with many stops for drinks along the way
From $98.00

Most Viewed Tourist Traps in Budapest

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Changing Money

At train and bus stations as well as at the airport you get a very bad rate at money changers (up to 30% difference between buying and selling), use ATM or change only €/$ 5-10 (at Keleti Pu train...
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Budapest downtown has high air pollution in a significant period of the year. It is best to avoid looking for accomodation there. You'd better find accomodation in the periphery, and use local public...
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Taking a Taxi

In Eastern Europe it is often kind of difficult to assess what a reasonable price for a taxi ride might be. Generally speaking, most taxi drivers are cheaters and try to drive you for a higher...
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Oct 27, 2014

Harassment in Budapest by Metro conductors

My 12 year and 15 years old daughters and I were traveling Back from secheny bath on June3rd 2014 night around 10:30 and got off blah luzia train station as we are staying at courtyard marriott. As we...
Jun 16, 2014

Free only for EU, EEA and Swiss Seniors +65.

Public transport on metro, trams and busses (except the funicular and chair-lift) is free of charge for citizens of the EU, EEA Member States or Switzerland over 65 years old as you can read on the...
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Jun 21, 2013

FINES at 16000 HUF on public transport.

The fines are not 8000 HUF but 16000 HUF now (June 2013) that is ± 55 € !!!I saw a couple of seniors on bus 16 being fined by a controller at 16000 HUF. They thought that being over 65 years public...
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Jun 19, 2013
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Don't change at InterChange

It seems like an obsolete advise, but always look at the exchange rates before exchanging currency. There are several orange exchange shops called InterChange that look serious, but are not. It's...
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Mar 29, 2013

Marcipan Museum on Castle Hill

My mouth was watering when i entered this so called museum next to the Hilton hotel on Castle Hill. They did have a roomful of displays of some of the figures they had made from marzipan..some quite...
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Feb 02, 2013

Plan your trip to Budapest more carefully than I!

I’ve outsmarted myself! My bus tour to Italy in 1996 had to begin in Budapest. There were two means to get there – by train and by air. I choose the second way because I didn’t want to spend a day and...
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May 26, 2012

Apartments / Don't be paranoid

This is not really a scam or trap and doesn't apply to tourists as such; it's just advice. If you plan to rent a flat long-term in Budapest, be aware that traffic noise and pollution can be a problem...
Aug 31, 2011

Budapest Card 2011.

Budapest Card is available in two versions: - 48 hours Budapest Card price 6300 HUF (24 €)- 72 hours Budapest Card price 7500 HUF (29 €)The card gives free use of the BKV public transport system and...
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Apr 24, 2011

Unless You Are A Funicular Fan!

If you intend to visit Buda Castle and have one of the travel passes or Budapest cards you should note that these, nor the normal public transport tickets, are not valid for the funicular up to the...
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Feb 06, 2011


I had a good week stay, but i was well prepared to everything thanks to fellow travellers advices.I still encountered all the traps :DAY ONE : GOING TO EXCHANGE MONEY AT CHANGE OFFICE A GUY STANDING...
Nov 05, 2010

Gellert baths

although it's a wonderful piece of architecture and a cultural land mark, please steer well away from the Gellert baths, it's overpriced for what you get, the mens side offers two Luke-warm baths,...
Oct 28, 2010

Top Hotels in Budapest

Roosevelt Ter 5-6, Budapest, 1051, Hungary
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Bem rkp. 11, Budapest, 1011, Hungary
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Erzsebet krt 43-49, Budapest, H-1073, Hungary
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Kalman Imre utca 19, Budapest, 1054, Hungary
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Hess Andras ter 1-3, Castle District, Budapest, 1014, Hungary
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Jozsef Krt. 4, Budapest, 1088, Hungary
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Top Things to Do in Budapest

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Buda Castle - Royal Palace

One of the many excellent viewpoints at Buda Castle is Danube Terrace. As it is named "Danube Terrace," you can expect wonderful views over the River Danube and the Pest side of Budapest. We happened...
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Terror Haza - Terror Museum

An iron curtain. It sits outside Andrássy út 60. That building was the headquarters of the Arrow Cross Party (the Hungarian version of the Nazi Party) until Germany invaded in 1944. It then became...
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Thermal Baths

Budapest may look safe but it is not at all. From the very first minute in Hungary they try to rip us off. They do it successfully, they are very good on this. We visited thermal baths, they...
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State Opera House

If you don't know that title, it's a song by the great musician George Ezra. I'm assuming his little ditty has inspired many people like me to venture to this beautiful part of the world that would...
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Budapest by Night

Have a look at this: Are they birds (starlings), or bats? Makes quite an impression, anyway. And they've redone the paving in the square outside the...
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Heroes' Square - Hosok Tere

Hõsök tere (Heroes Square) is one of the major squares in Budapest. It is significant for its iconic statue complex which features the Seven Chieftains of the Magyars and other important national...
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"Budapest - My dear hometown! :)"
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"Budapest, the "Phoenix bird", my lovely home city"
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"A fantastic town along the Danube River"
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