Budapest Day Trip Recommendation

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Jan 14th, 2016, 07:50 AM
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Budapest Day Trip Recommendation

Hello fellow travelers,

We are a family of four (two parents and two young adult children 20, 21), considering one of two day trips outside Budapest: Danube River Bend or Eger? In either case, we would use a private guide for the tour.

Which should we take, unfortunately we only have time for one?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Gus
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Jan 14th, 2016, 08:22 AM
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Eger is lovely with the high point either the valley of virgins (for wine, really) or the university tower. Catch a train, take in a spa. You might like to try a spa in a cave or in a field (loads of options). The bend? what happens there?

Private guide, nah.

Have you thought of a tour to Tokaji and hire a wine guide there?
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Jan 14th, 2016, 09:49 AM
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Thanks for the suggestion, we will definitely look into visiting Eger. It sounds fun. Already researched the train from Budapest, simple and quite affordable.

regards...Gus
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Jan 22nd, 2016, 10:32 AM
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We enjoyed a walking food tour in Budapest with Taste Hungary very much, they were fantastic. They also offer various tours outside the city - I remember Eger being one of a few to choose from. Small group sizes.
http://tastehungary.com/
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Jan 23rd, 2016, 08:29 AM
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Another option is the beautiful town of Szentendre which is only a 40 min train ride from Budapest (A riverside boat is another option during the spring/summer months) I was just there in December and it is a wonderful Danube riverside town with some beautiful, colorful buildings and plenty of restaurants, cafes, small museums, walks along the Danube and plenty of hiking options.

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Feb 28th, 2016, 08:16 AM
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If you have not yet chosen a private guide I suggest Bela Lukacs. I learned about him from this very forum and he was perfect for off-the-beaten-path. He was extremely knowledgable, spoke excellent English, gave us the insider experience we wanted and drove us in his own car to unforgettable places outside the city. It has been a few years now but I recently tracked him down for a friend who is planning a river cruise. He is still at it. In Budapest, try M restaurant and visit the Terror Haza museum.
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Feb 28th, 2016, 12:25 PM
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Best trip I took in Hungary was to the Tokaj region--and specifically the small village of Mad (where we saw the fabulous Baroque synagogue, Jewish cemetery, and ate a privately prepared meal at a tiny vineyard).

The first time I went with Taste of Hungary. I thought their prices were ridiculous so I repeated the trip on my own by train.
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Mar 20th, 2016, 06:11 PM
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Is there no longer a way to "follow" a conversation? Or am I remembering incorrectly in the first place?

Thank you!

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Mar 21st, 2016, 05:03 AM
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TF, no you just add a comment or ttt (to the top)
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This is not to everyone's taste, but if you're interested in history, you might like to visit the statue park.

The statues are all relics of the Communist period--Stalin, Lenin, Marx, etc.

We were in Budapest so briefly that we didn't have time to see it, but I'd love to go back and spend a few hours there.
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Mar 24th, 2016, 08:02 AM
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I second Peg's Momento Park suggestion, we loved it and the secret police training video they run on loop inside the trailer-museum. It pairs well with a commie walking tour inside Budapest (a highlight for us), as well as the House of Terror museum.
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