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Dean and Angie
The walking tour was actually the walk from the tour office to the river. There were some interesting moments, but not enough to justify the cost. The river cruise was nice. Skip the walking tour, but don't miss cruising on the Danube.
We did a tour everyday we were in Budapest (five days). This was my least favorite. We were already staying at a hotel on the river and saw the downtown sights everynight anyway. We didn't learn much new and the boat ride was too long for us. If you are not staying downtown and have not spent much time in Budapest, this might be a good choice, otherwise, I would pick something else.
Expected to see a few places by night which are a bit different to the "normal" sights. Cruise was not bad but we were mixed with a group of guest who had a meal included, for which we didn't have the possibility to book at all in the first place. So there was a mix up of we'll set the table for you and sorry sorry for not doing so and then having realised that we were not part of the group with the booked dinner, the almost brutal way of being told that it is not included in our trip and things were almost ripped of the table immediately including bottles of water and we were treated like second class guests... A little bit of courtesy and a friendlier way of sorting these mistakes out, from none of them was ours, would have been appreciated
I booked this for the monday evening (my second day there) as I thought it would give me an overview and help set my gearings. When I arrived at the alloted time I was the only person booked and was asked if i could attend friday instead so i said yes. Retuened friday to find one other tourist. Our guide was great but he took us only to the Bascilica (which i had spent the day at on Monday) and the Great Synagogue ( which I had visited Tuesday), he was great at answering all my questions about life as a Hungarian post-communism. When the time came for aour Danube trip we went to collect the tickets to find no-one at the office, frantic phonecalls and traipsing the streets followed, various stops along the Danube proved fruitless and eventually our guide was told that there had never been a river trip booked for that evening. We were asked to return the following day but i was already booked to leave the City. Terribly disappointed as I had thought that would have been one of the highlights of my trip to Budapest, perhaps I should have insisted on the Monday Tour going ahead and I may have experienced the river trip. Our guide WAS superb though and he was the perfect gentleman as by this time it was well gone 10.00pm and I was a lone female staying on the outskirts of the City, he made sure I returned to my Hotel safely by travelling on the public transport with me. i cannot thank him enough
They did cover everything promised. They were freindly, nice etc. Just hoped they could spice up things a bit more, like interesting stories behind the sights etc. For the boat trip be prepared for a lightening visit of all the sights. This is a could way to spend day 1 in Budapest, you can then see Budpaest in detail on your own
It was good even though our guide was late - we were the only ones on the tour and our guide was very knowledgeable. We were not aware that everything we would be viewing would be closed so all we saw were the exteriors of buildings. We were also disappointed with the boat trip as we arrived and there was no seating left so we had to sit up at an emergency exit with a bench they placed up there to accomodate us and viewing was very difficult from this vantage pont . Also from where we sat we were not able to hear anything the tour guide for the boat said.
The ship was a small ferry. The walk around the city was nice, the tour guide was very good.
The boat ride was the best part of the trip. However, the walking tour was caotic and we missed several stops the guide had planned because we were behind schedule. Took another tour that day from another company and it put this tour to shame. Very disappointed.
I was the only person in the tour, the guide was very nice but maybe my expectations of a night walking tour were to high. We only went to the outside of the opera house, the metro below, saint esteban church and the chain bridge, thing I have already done just walking to the tour office.
Was not the best. Took us all around the town and then down to where we were to get boat then took us back to the place we started out from to see opera house from outside then to some other place to get tickets and left us there. We decided to walk to the boat and we made it just in time to be put on a dinner cruise that almost everyone was having dinner except use and two other couples. We had a hour and half tour in the dark with no audio at all. We had know idea what we say.