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The tour gets you through most key parts of Pest and along the river at night. It's particularly good if you are on a business trip and have a tight schedule during the day.
The tour was nice, but it could have been better. The instructions said to be at the meeting spot at 7:45pm to set off on our 8pm walk. We got there at the requested time and met the guide at about 7:50. Two other group members showed up shortly thereafter. The guide then proceeded to tell us that she never knows how many people are going to be in the group, so she always waits until 8:15 to start. So we waited, and once we started walking, we kept a very brisk pace and were given very little time to stop along the way to take pictures of the major sights. The guide was very knowledgeable, and her English was excellent. I just wish we had started on time so we could walk a little slower and enjoy ourselves more. The river cruise was nice, but it would have been nice to know ahead of time that the boat only goes as far as Parliament and then turns around to head in the other direction, so a lot of the major sights are in the first 15 minutes or so of the journey.
The tour was interesting and the guide was very professional and courteous. I think it would however, be beneficial if the guides were on time. We were there early as required and when no guide is there waiting on you you begin to wonder if you are in the right place or not. The description of time is also not accurate because the boat ride doesn't even begin until 10pm, if you are relying on train/bus service you will miss the last connections.
The guide was full of information and advice. Would be good to do at the beginning of a trip.
Could have done with a bit more time for the walking part. Seemed to be rushed to get to the sights but guide was informative and friendly.
The guide Nina was excellent and gave us a great tour and took care to ensure we all knew how to get back to hotels/called cab. The let down was the dinner - I thought it was terrible. Was so looking forward to eating yummy Portugeses good but this particular dinner was disappointing and no dessert. Only 2 half bottles of wine between 8 people. We ran out in 30 mins and had to pay and buy another bottle for the group. Suggest you start this tour a bit earlier as sun had already set by the time we made it to the look out and also we were late for dinner and only saw 3 Fado performances. Make sure you wear good walking shoes, there are many steps to climb up and down but worth it to see the sights.
The walking tour was great, fun and intuitive . Anita the your guide she made it fun and educational. The boat cruise we were not to impressed, it smell damp and it was hard to see through the windows because it kept getting foggie. The video your on the boat was well done and entertaining.
This tour was OK. It was not the worse tour I have been on and not the best. The walking part was good because we were told about the history of budapest, but our guide didn't seem very knowlegable beyond her normal routined dialoge.
A little odd that at the end of the walking tour we were hearded onto the boat with other tour groups who received a meal (knowing that we did not receive one, we were shuffled upstairs on to the colder deck). After a while our guide let us go inside.
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.