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Hotel in Gyor 1 night and Budapest 3 nights

I land in Vienna around 11am and plan on taking a train/bus (suggestions?) to Gyor to stay one afternoon/night then travel onto Budapest for 3 nights Sept 14 through Sept 18. Looking for suggestions on best place to stay in Gyor and in Budapest. There will be 2 travelers in Gyor and 3 travelers in Budapest. It has been 20 years since I have been to Budapest so don't remember much. I have a flexible budget of around $250/night for hotels. I really want to be near the major sites in Budapest so need to know the best area to look. Also any suggestions for sites to visit, tour guides to use would be appreciated. I am taking my 27 year old adult son who has a movement disorder so it will be important to be centralized and near transportation. A few people have suggested Airbnbs across from parliament but that doesn't seem to be centrally located. My current plan was an afternoon/evening in Gyor, early train to Budapest and rest of the day exploring Budapest, 3rd day make a day trip by train to Visegrad and Szentendre. 4th day tour Budapest. As you can see, I need a lot of help. Thanks to everyone in advance for their suggestions.

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In Gyor stay at the Klastrom. It’s a repurposed 18th century cloister located in the heart of the old town. http://klastrom.hu/en

The Parliament is beautiful, but it is bit out of the way if you are trying to be central to connect easily to all of the sights.

In Budapest, the K&K Opera is very well located adjacent to the Opera House and the Opera stop on the historic M1 metro line. This line connects the river at one end to the City Park, Bath House, Hero’s Square, etc on the other end. With connecting stops to the 47/49, 2 and 4/6 Tram lines its difficult to do better than staying on the M1 Metro line. https://www.kkhotels.com/en/budapest/hotel-opera

Using these two hotels you will have plenty left in your budget without sacrificing quality or location.

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Take the train to Győr, then take a taxi to the hotel. If you arrive in Vienna at 11am i don't think you will Győr before 3pm. Ask the hotel desk to arrange transportation to the Archabbey at Pannonhalma for the next morning. Well worth the time; figure about 3.5 hours combined travel and sightseeing in Pannonhalma. http://bences.hu/

Spend the evening in Győr. See the Archabbery the next morning. Don't even pre-book the train to Budapest. The fare is only about $10 and there is a train almost every 30 minutes all day long. When you think you have tapped out your interest in Győr, then head for the train station. Or go straight from the Archabbey to the train station. Travel time to Budapest is under 1.5 hours. Be sure to purchase a ticket to Budapest-Keleti Station.

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I am confused by your dates, but here is the best i could figure.

So you arrive in Budapest from Győr on Thursday, September 14 (or the 15th ?). You will have at best half a day. I would spend that day working up the M1 metro line: Opera House, House of Terror, Hero's Square, Szechenyi Baths, Mansions, etc. Maybe after dinner if you still have the strength take the M1 down to Vorsomarty ter and the Danube embankment for the lights ..... drinks.... etc.
FIRST NIGHT

Friday, September 15
JEWISH Budapest morning. Most of the Jewish sights will close in the early afternoon on Friday and stay closed until Sunday. So if you are interested in seeing the various synagogues do it in the morning. Then you could take the Suburban train to Szentendre for the afternoon and then take the boat back to Budapest. Its a great afternoon. I think the full Danube Bend tour is too ambitious for the time you have.

SECOND NIGHT

Saturday, September 16
This day i would make the Danube Day by riding the 2 tram up the river to the Parliament and doing a tour (buy tickets on line from the official website in advance). Then the 4/6 tram will take you across the river to the 19/41 tram that runs the Buda Side. Take the Funicular up to Buda, for lunch maybe, then the 19/41 continues on to the Gellert Hotel where you can take the 47/49 across to Pest and the Great Market Hall. Then hop the 2 tram back to where you started.

THIRD NIGHT

Sunday, September 17 You leave??? or the 18th??

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I land in Vienna on 9/14 at 1130am. Current plan is to train it to Gyor and stay there the night of the 14th(Thursday). Friday the 15th take train to Budapest. Stay in around Budapest the rest of the 15th, 16th, and 17th. Leave Budapest the morning of the 18th headed to Salzburg.

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LETS TRY THIS ONE MORE TIME

Thursday, 14 arrive Vienna and train to Gyor.

Friday, 15 see the archabbey at Pannonhalma and then train Gyor to Budapest.

You will have at best half a day in Budapest. I would spend that day working up the M1 metro line: Opera House, House of Terror, Hero's Square, Szechenyi Baths, Mansions, etc. Maybe after dinner if you still have the strength take the M1 down to Vorsomarty ter and the Danube embankment for the lights ..... drinks.... etc.

Saturday, September 16

This day i would make the Danube Day by riding the 2 tram up the river to the Parliament and doing a tour (buy tickets on line from the official website in advance). Then the 4/6 tram will take you across the river to the 19/41 tram that runs the Buda Side. Take the Funicular up to Buda, for lunch maybe, then the 19/41 continues on to the Gellert Hotel where you can take the 47/49 across to Pest and the Great Market Hall. Then hop the 2 tram back to where you started.

Sunday, September 17

Spend the morning with Vaci utca the Basilica and point in-between.

Then you could take the Suburban train to Szentendre for the afternoon and then take the early evening boat back to Budapest. It’s a great afternoon. I think the full Danube Bend tour is too ambitious for the time you have.

OR

Jewish Budapest and you go pickup some of what you missed like the NY Café, or the Hospital in the Rock or Monument Park or what ever else you find in a guide book that interests you.

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Thank you for all the great info. I booked the Klostrom in Gyor but the K&K didn't have a triple avail on my dates. I found a nice Airbnb right across from the Opera on the M1 line like you suggested.

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Excellent. I think you will have a good time. Let me know if I can do anything else to help.

James

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Hi B. Szilvasy,
I think James.E. recommendations couldn't be topped. However for the attractions in Budapest I hope the link would be of help as it shows the places that James recommended on a map to better help you visualise the distances between every attractions so that you can plan the transportations as well. It hope it will be of help.
https://tripblan.com/trip/budapest-the-magical-city-1
Best of luck!