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4 Amazing Days Budapest

Just returned from 4 days in Budapest - added on to our GAS tour. 3 hour Railjet Vienna to Budapest. 3 Recommendations for fellow travellers.

Stayed at Opera Apartment: 2 bedroom apartment one block from the Opera house. Full kitchen, great internet and washing machine! Andy Croydon great host.

Transfer service: Comfortable Mercedes from Keleti train station to apartment. Laszlo Markus dependable and excellent service. Credit cards accepted!

Private guide: Andrea Makkay arranged for driver and guide for the day. Excellent experience, great historians and made special arrangement to visit the village of my ancestors (Aba). No difficulty with English - flexible.

Thank you James E for your referrals. Could not have been better!

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I'm glad it worked out well for you and you got to meet a few of my friends. Budapest is full of wonderful people.

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So, Bill, was it one of the "Countryside" tours that you chose or was it completely custom to get you to your ancestral village?

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Hey, I know Andy too. Since it was just myself and my wife, he put us in Paty's Place. It was also 1 block from the opera and underground. We were on the street level with groceries, bakery and restaurants 1/2 block away.
Nicest bathroom we have ever had, too.

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Andy, Paty's Place, James E - such wonderful memories . . .

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The ancestral village was completely ad-hoc. It took a bit of doing but worked out well. Our guide was surprised when we came upon a memorial plaque dedicated to my grandfather. A trip of a lifetime.

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Saving this! Trying to put together a Christmas market trip to Prague and Budapest this year, and these are great ideas. Thanks!