In two weeks time I shall be traveling to Budapest with my Mum and Sister for a 4 day break. Obviously we are not going by boat but we are staying on a boat on the River Danube. It’s called the Aquamarina Hotel. I’ve never stayed in a floating hotel before so I’m excited to see what it’s like.
I’m incredibly nervous about the flight as I’m not a good flyer and I haven’t been on a plane for over 8 years now! Luckily though it’s only a short flight from London; around 2 and a half hours.
There is so much that I want to see while we are out there but as we only actually have 2 full days in Budapest I’m worried I won’t get to see it all. I’ve tried to create a travel plan to cram as much in as possible within the time frame we’ve got. I thought I’d share it with you today. Please do bear in mind though that it is a very rough guide.
I plan to purchase a Budapest Card before we go which gives you free travel on all public transport, free entry to certain places and also money off other places. They seem to be really good value for money and it’s one less thing to think about when we get there. I’m guessing we will need a 48hr card which costs Ft 7505 or roughly £17.50.
Budapest Travel Plan
As our floating hotel is on the Buda side of the river I thought it would be good to explore that side first. The Buda side is the hillier more picturesque side of the river. I plan to stay mainly in the Castle District and North Buda area.
Sites I want to see include…
- Castle Hill
- Fisherman’s Bastion
- Buda Castle
- Matyas Church
- Royal Palace
- Chain Bridge
- Citadella (if we have time)
I like to finish of the day of exploring with a visit to the Lukacs Spa. I mean you can’t really go to Budapest and not visit a spa now can you. Entry to this spa is free if we use our Budapest cards.
On day 2 I plan to visit the Pest side of the river, this is where you will find all of the shops, restaurants and markets. I plan to stay mainly around the Parliament building area and Central Pest.
Sites I’m hoping to see include…
- Shoes on the Danube River
- The Parliament building
- Saint Stephen’s Basilica
- Hungarian National Museum
- Great Market Hall
- Heroes Square (if we have time)
In the evening I would like to go on one of the evening river cruises. They appear to be really good value for money and it would be great to see the sites all lit up from the water.
I have no idea whether I will be able to fit all of those sites into 2 days but I’m going to give it a go. If you have been to Budapest I’d love to hear about it and any tips would be greatly appreciated.
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