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Budapest - Post Tour ideas

I am doing to the Prague - Budapest tour end of September early October. I am planning on staying a few days after the tour ends and flying out that Thursday. Any post tour ideas? I don't want to travel to far from Budapest, if at all.

Thank you...

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Some suggestions that are not on RS Tour? (We plan on doing the following soon) Jewish Walking Tour, House of Terror, Danube boat tour especially at night, concerts, Margaret Island, Széchenyl Baths, #2 Tram that follows Danube embankment, Andrassy Út Walk. Day trip with guide to Danube bend-Szentendre. Recommend: The guide Timea Tarjani will also tailor walks to your interests outside the Jewish area. Some friends recently did the Jewish tour and beyond. Highly recommended. Another family we know took the Danube bend-Szentendre tour with Timea last summer. They raved about it.

We will be adding the attractions that will be covered on your tour.

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Yes, there's a lot to see in Budapest. Do look at lists of those attractions to start.

However, if you want a change, you can take a day trip to Szentendre or Vac (the latter is not in Rick's Budapest book, but I preferred it). Or, you can take a long day trip or (better) an overnight to Eger or Pecs (again, I preferred the latter; both are in Rick's book).

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The RS tour does not include the interior of the Hungarian Parliament. English speaking tours tend to book up fast so it’s probably best to buy tickets early. I neglected to do so and consequently it’s on the list for the next time I’m there.

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I enjoyed an afternoon in Szentendre. I was looking forward to taking the boat back to Budapest but the last one left about 2 minutes after I found out it was the last boat and I was a 10-minute walk away (around 5 pm I think). I was there in late September and there were few boats scheduled.

You might want to take in a concert or opera - prices are very reasonable. Thanks to Harold's recommendation I went to Pecs (overnight - 2 actually, but one full day) and liked it very much.

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Right now there are 3 boats I believe. 4:30, 5:00 and one around 7. Thursday the 4:30 wasn't running because of something to do with raising the sunk tour boat.

But the schedule changes in September October.

What to do? Buy a copy of Eyewitness Guide to Budapest. Read, study, determine your interests, then come back and we can help you maximize your time.

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The RS tour does a night cruise on the Danube. It’s listed on the itinerary for the night of day 6. Of course if you really enjoyed it there’s nothing to stop you from taking another one..