The E-Bike Tour
A fabulous way to see all the major sites and two beautiful garden/parks. Both sides Buda/Pest. The widest road of Budapest is often nicknamed the Hungarian Champs-Élysées. The Andrássy Avenue was built for the Millennium of 1896, with the purpose of joining the newly-inaugurated Heroes’ Square and the City Park’s buildings to the downtown.
The tram is easy to use with Google Maps, $5 for day use. Look at the tram number before getting on, as multiple trams use the same track.
4 Michelin star restaurants, but many small restaurants along every street. Famous food: Galosh. Drink: Palanika, Sor (beer).
One of the coolest things in Budapest is the 'ruin bars,' gathering places carved out of the unoccupied ruins of old buildings after the fall of Communism. The most famous is the Szimpla Kert in the old Jewish Quarter.
Buy the bathing package (includes robe, towel, soap, slippers, swim hat, entrance — slipper and swim hat are required in the pool). Thermal – 36 or 40 degrees Celsius (96-103 Farenheit).
Right across the bridge from Central Market with a great shopping/dining area. Next to the hotel is a good Hungarian restaurant right next Szeget. Walk up the hill to see Pauline Monk Church – the Cave Church. Interesting history. Closed by Communism with a cement wall in 1957.
Quaint Villages & Towns Along the River
In each town, AmaWaterways offers a complimentary excursion, typically a walking tour through historic area or a biking trip.
Bratislava: Quaint, idyllic town in Slovakia.
Melk: Visit the incredible abbey with stunning views, artworks, catholic artifacts, and over 100,000 medieval books.
Durnstein: Quaint village well worth the visit with shops, galleries, cafes, and a nice walk.
Linz: Two choices today — a full day tour to Salzburg OR 1/2 day Linz city center walk + 1/2 day to Česky Krumlov.
Vilshoen: A small quaint town, but if you arrive Saturday after 3pm, the town is closed up.
AmaWaterways does offer an exclusive Oktoberfest event with live music, beer and pretzels.