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Budapest is a city of two halves divided by the mighty River Danube and sewn together by a collection of beautiful, elegant bridges. The most famous is the Szechenyi Chain Bridge, the first permanent crossing to link the two halves of the city. The two parts of the city are very different; the flatter, lively region of Pest looks across the water to its older, historical neighbour, the hilly Buda that rises up away from the banks of the river.

Pest is the busy, modern part of the city, with excellent shopping, trendy bars and modern restaurants. Buda has a distinctly medieval atmosphere, with beautiful old buildings and cobbled streets. Budapest was once the joint capital of the Austro-Hungarian Habsburg Empire. The city and its buildings have been restored to their very best in what is now one of Europe's finest, grandest and most picturesque cities. Budapest is known for its baths - the hot bath water is said to flow from a hundred streams. Home to the city's famous bathing chess players, the Széchenyi Bath is Budapest's most famous outdoor baths, which was built in New Baroque style and is open all year round.

6 results matching: Escorted Rail Tours to Budapest

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Grand Imperial Cities
Small Group
4.5 stars(47 reviews)
2022SepOct
13 days from
£2,295 pp
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  • DestinationAustria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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  • DestinationAustria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise
  • TransportRail, Cruise
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  • DestinationAustria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovakia
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow / London Heathrow, St Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise, Hotel
  • TransportRail, Cruise
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  • DestinationAustria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovakia
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationCruise, Hotel
  • TransportFlight, Cruise
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  • DestinationAustria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
  • AccommodationCruise
  • TransportRail, Cruise
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  • DestinationAustria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Switzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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  • TransportRail, Cruise
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Grand Imperial Cities
25/Sep
Mr Russell Hodgson
5 stars
“The tour was great fun, seeing and experiencing new cities with a great group of people. The tour group was only 22 people, including the tour manager, and this made the tour more enjoyable. The cities we visited were impressive and we were enjoyed having plenty of free time to explore on out own. There were a few hitches with the running of some trains but our tour manager did a great job of sorting things out and this all added to the adventure!
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Oberammergau and Danube Cruise
27/Sep
BRIAN HIBBERT
4 stars
“Mostly very good. Marred by two things. Firstly overcrowded local trains in Germany apparently because of a special post-Covid cheap travel deal on German trains. Secondly, we didn't have our own tour manager throughout, as has been the case when we've used GRJ previously - we were left in the hands of two tour managers on the ship dealing with very large numbers of clients. We were well managed for the train journeys and Oberammergau trip.
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Delights of the Danube (Rail and Cruise)
26/Sep
C Dobson
4 stars
“Excellent food and comfortable accommodation. GRJ Tour guide inexperienced and hopeless. A flexible approach would have enabled length of a particular day tour to be curtailed when constant heavy rain left groups wandering around with little shelter.
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Cruise - Danube Delta to the Austrian Lake District
13/Sep
Patrica Collis
4 stars
“Not impressed yet again . I have already rated the holiday and am awaiting a reply to another e mail. Holiday was great , wonderful, but wonder about some aspects of GRJ organisation .
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Buda Castle

Standing impressively on the banks of Buda Hill, overlooking the Danube, is Buda Castle. The historic castle and palace complex, which was completed in 1265, has UNESCO World Heritage status and was home to the Kings of Hungary. The complex contains some fascinating museums including Budapest Historical Museum, the Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art and the National Gallery.

Hungarian opera
Budapest rivals Vienna as an international Opera capital. The city's fantastic neo-Renaissance opera house, the Hungarian State Opera House, was built in 1884 and is worth visiting even if you don't enjoy opera.

Statue Park
One of Budapest's most remarkable (and controversial) attractions is the Statue Park (Szoborpark), located in a quiet suburb of Buda. Described as a "Communist Theme Park", it contains (among others) a gigantic statue of Lenin and Cubist statues of Marx and Engels.

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