Does anyone have experience with Absolute Tours walking tour + Danube river cruise? It’s a 3 hour tour, 2 walking + 1 cruising. I’m considering shuffling up our first 2 days in Budapest so we don’t duplicate the Leopold, Andrassy, and Old Town walks that Rick recommends. Any recommendations?
1/ Never heard of them.
2/ I am sure the RS walking tours are great, but you might want to also look at the Eyewitness Guide to Budapest; and he Top 10 version of the guide has a nice map and fits in your back pocket.
3/ If there is a subject you want to know in depth, then hard to beat a guide; but if you are the type that can be happy with what the guide book tells you, the ambiance, the architecture, the culture and like to explore then learn the routes (mark on a map) of a few trams and the M1 metro and you will be getting around Budapest like a pro in a few hours.
4/ You want to know the
M1 Metro (Runs under Andrassy ut),
47/49 Tram (connects near the end of Andrassy past the Great Synagogue, past the
Great Market Hall where it crosses the 2 Tram, then across to Buda)
2 Tram (connects Great Market Hall to the Parliament along the river front and ends at the
4/5 Tram (from near the 19/41 Tram in Buda, crosses the river and stops at Margrit Island then
connects near the 2 Tram and then to the M1 Metro line about 1/3rd the way up Andrassy ut and
then goes on to the NY Palace Cafe)
19/41 Tram (connects from the 47/49 Tram to the funicular up to Buda Hill then goes
on to connect to the 4/5 Tram)
5/ Do you sense the circular nature of all of this?