The bus portion of the trip was beautiful. I really got a good view of Hungary outside Budapest. Our guide was knowledgeable and informative but not too intrusive. Surprisingly, the included lunch was quite good and in a scenic restaurant. I would have given it 5 stars but we were told to be at the boat for the Danube cruise at 16:45. When I arrived at 16:40 every seat on the outside deck was already taken by another group. In fact there were so many people on that cruise that many of us had to stand the whole way which was over an hour and there was not much to see on the trip. Bad ending to what was otherwise a lovely day.
Good way to hit te highlights of the city without too much walking so worth taking if you are short on time. The guide was fun and informative but there was not enough time spent in the castle district especially when we were taken to a souvenir shop for 20 to 30 minutes when we could have been viewing more vistas or areas of historical importance. If you have the time do the sights on your own with maybe a free walking tour of Budapest for some hisotry.
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