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National Gallop Festival Budapest

I was wondering if anyone has a recommendation on which day would be best to attend the National Gallop festival in Budapest, which runs from September 16 - 18 this year??

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The final day and buy VIP tickets in advance. Its an amazing event. Done it twice now. Love it.

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Oh okay, awesome! Is there a website you recommend for purchasing in advance? It actually took me a little while to find a website that even had this year's dates for some reason. It could just be that the legitimate info would only be found on a Budapest only website with no English version?

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Haha, well I only know how to say 'cheers' and 'yes' and 'no'...

Thanks again for all the info, this is really so helpful and much appreciated!!

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Hi James - why do the VIP tickets, what does that mean for this event - guaranteed seats, good view, etc?

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Mostly for the best view. I will confess that I am a financially repressed snob. BUT, when i get to Eastern Europe ..... well I can fully express my snobbery. The VIP section will also put you with folks from the embassies and the other types you would expect. Basically interesting people to meet and talk to. It's also sort of humorous to watch the locals try and figure out who we are. For the cost, VIP anything in Budapest is about the cost of standard fare in London. No matter how much money i save on a trip i cant stay longer than 2 weeks because of commitments so saving to extend trips doesn't achieve anything so spend the savings to "upgrade".

Another place that upgrading is worth the minor cost is the Operett Theater.