Posted July 14th, 2013, 08:48 PM
where did each of you stay?
We will be in Budapest one day prioe to boarding the boat.
Any must sees that won't be included in the Viking ship tour?
There is so much to see that isn't included in the Viking tour - you will probably need to prioritize.... House of Terror, Shoes on the Danube Memorial, Hospital in the Rock, the Cave Church, and lots of time (more than Viking sets aside) for the Central Market.
This last time we were in Budapest, Viking was using Le Meridian - and we extended an extra night on points. We are back again in September, but Le Meridian is NOT available on points this time --> we love the location, so booked there anyway. You could get cheaper, but we are willing to pay a bit more for location.
Anything close to the Chain Bridge would be close enough to allow you to walk to the boat (Viking docks right in front of the Hotel Intercontinental).
P.S. If you decide to do the Hospital in the Rock, make sure you ask about reduced admission prices. They offer reduced prices for nurses, doctors, military, seniors .... A long list. I am a nurse, but don't carry anything that shows I am when I travel - so no discount. But it isn't expensive.