Day 10 – July 17, 2018 (Tue) – Budapest

Budapest – July 17
Steps walked: 8,784         Floors climbed: 14 Distance walked: 6.3 km
Details Time Notes
Breakfast at Waterside 8:00 AM
Ship delayed entering Budapest 9:00 AM
Ship Tour: Beautiful Budapest (BUD-01) 9:45 AM Guide: Eva
drove around the city for major sights very funny
Visited Castle Hill 10:50 AM
boarded coach to go back to ship 12:30 PM
Buffet lunch at Waterside 12:50 PM
Took a taxi to Szechenyi Spa 2:00 PM taxi fare: 3000 forints
Private Tour: Budapest Szechenyi Spa 2:30 PM
     with VIP Massage (5808P30)
taxi back to ship 5:30 PM taxi fare: 6000 forints
Buffet dinner at Waterside 6:15 PM
Signature Event: Princesses of Violin at 7:20 PM very commercialized
       Budapest History Museum (BUD-08) with loud background
      “3 Princesses of Violin” music, great techniques
boarded coach to go back to ship 9:10 PM
Budapest by Night Cruising 9:30 PM beautiful but very windy

The ship was about 45 minutes late entering Budapest, so it gave us some time to watch the ship arrive at beautiful Budapest.

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At 9:45 am, we started to tour around both sections of Hungary’s vibrant capital, Buda and Pest. Following along Andrassy Blvd., we reached the Heroes’ Square, with its statue featuring the Seven Chieftains of the Magyars and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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Then we crossed the Elisabeth Bridge to the Buda side where the Castle Hill was located, driving past the Royal Palace.

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After we got off the coach, there was a 10-minute easy uphill walk to reach the Matthias Church and the seven towers of the Fisherman’s Bastion.

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We visited one of the terraces to enjoy the sweeping panoramic view of Budapest from Castle Hill, plus a very nice and enjoyable surprise prepared for us by Crystal.

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