Has anyone taken a tour in Budapest with tuk tuks? If so do you recommend them or a different tour? We are in Budapest a short period of time and would like to have an overview when we arrive.
Another option to any major city is one of the Free Walking Tours where the guides work for tips. They also have nightlife tours that are also great fun, especially in Budapest. Their tourguides are fully licensed, and excellent.
3 trams, 1 metro line, a funicular and about 60 minutes on foot and you can at least go past everything.
The tuk tuk tour looks like fun! I did a "Grand City [bus] Tour with Parliament Visit" last fall, similar to this one (perhaps it was this one):
It helped me get oriented for the rest of my stay, Several of the sights from the tour I went back to on my own (e.g., the castle) to spend more time. The tour company took care of booking the English language tickets for the Parliament tour.
But then, I hadn't found this forum before that trip and didn't have the benefit of James' advice on how easy it would be to see the city with "3 trams, 1 metro line, a funicular and about 60 minutes on foot."
47/49 Tram fro Deak Ferenc ter to Great Synagogue to Market Hall; 2 Tram to Danube Corso and Parliament; 4/6 Tram to Oktogon, NY Palace, Oktogon; M1 to House of Terror, Hero's Square and back to Opera House, Basilica, Vorosmarty ter, Vaci utca; Walk across Chain Bridge to the Funicular and up to the Castle area; back down, 19/41 Tram to the Bazzar, Gellert Hotel & Bath; 47/49 Tram back to the start.
Depending on stops to see things, 6 to 12 hours.
I love the Trams. Break it up over two or three days and get a hotel along this route and Budapest is easy to see.
Thanks for the information and overview.