I'm proud of myself for this one. We have a friend arriving in a few hours. She has never been here before and I want to start her visit as dramatically as possible
So we hired a driver to take us to the airport to greet her. Then we go directly to Szentendre. It's about 15 min further than downtown Pest. The driver takes her bags on to The Lions Locker, so we dont have to drag them around, while we wander Szentendre. At 5pm we get on the boat to Budapest. There is absolutely no more impressive way to Enter Budapest than on the Danube, watching the Parliament and Castle Hill rise before you as you round the bend of Margaret Island.