After a great visit to Prague, it is time to move on to Budapest. I visited Budapest many years ago while on a whirlwind escorted tour. I have always wanted to come back and really see what the city has to offer.
What a beautiful and interesting city. The capitol of Hungary is also one of the EU’s largest cities. Originally two cities…Buda and Pest…it was combined into one city in 1873.
Day 1 – After my quick flight and shuttle to my apartment, I was ready to start exploring. I first explore the area around my apartment and then just before sunset, I take a river cruise on the Danube.
Next the Opera and dinner….
Day 2 – This morning I have a reservation to visit the Parliament. This is one of the most beautuful government buildings I have ever visited.
Next, I follow a Rick Steves walking tour in the area near the Parliament.
Lunch at 0,75 Bistro and Bar
Evening at Christmas Markets
Day 3 – More walking, explorer and the Great Market.
WOW! And it was as good as it looked.
Day 4 – Fisherman’s Bastion and Buda Castle Hill.
I have to use the word amazing again. The Fisherman’s Bastion is an amazing place and should not be missed.
I arrived at Buda Castle in time to catch the changing of the guards.
Today I enjoyed one of my best meals of the trip. I had hoped for dinner reservations but even 6 weeks in advance, Comme Chez Soi was booked. There Foie Gras served table side was sooooo good. The waiter brought me a complimentary sorbet and after dinner drink and the owner gave me a small bag of chocolates to take home. This restaurant should not be missed on a visit to Budapest. And the price? Not expensive and a real bargain.
My final evening was spent wondering around and eating at a Christmas Market.