I am going to Budapest next week on a day trip from Vienna, and I wonder: What should I see, what should I do?
The question does not really have anything to do with Vienna, but we will of course try to answer it as good as possible anyway. Budapest is a great city, and if you have 7-8 hours in the city we would for sure recommend some sort of a guided tour making it much easier to get the most out of your time in the Hungarian capital. There are jump on – jump off tours in Budapest and you can find them almost anywhere in the center. If you are more into a private guided tour in Budapest, then you should visit Budapest Guide. There are also many other private tour operators, so if you do a search on Google you will find many others as well.
Another piece of advice would be to read the article written by Budablogger named: Budapest best – best five of Budapest. The article is a bit long, but it contains some really good advices and the five favorites of the author. If we would write the article there would probably be some changes, we would for example add the area around Fishermen’s Bastion and the Matthias Church and maybe the St. Stephen’s Basilica and the Heroes Square, but all in all the article is really interesting and contains some really good advices. What is for sure is that the area around the City Park is great, and even though it doesn’t look the best on first impression, it still is a wonderful area with lots of great activities and cool things to do. If you want a beautiful picture/panorama, take a walk along the Danube.
If you are on a budget in Budapest then you can also walk along the Danube on the Buda and the Pest side, especially wonderful after sunset. If you travel with tram 2 along the Danube on the pest side you can see a whole lot for the price of a public transportation ticket.
These advices will hopefully help you a bit, and then the given links can give you the information missing from this page.