After cycling around 400km in 6 days, we deserved a little break in the beautiful city of Budapest.
This was our first time visiting the city, however my brother Harry has some Hungarian friends and one of them was handily available to play tour guide and drive us around in her car!
Our first stop was Heroes’ Square. A very impressive square with monuments of the Seven Chieftains of the Magyars and lots of other important national leaders.
Viki, our tour guide for the day, then dropped us off at a gorgeous castle. We had a walk around the grounds and admired all of the beautiful architecture.
We then stopped off at St Stephen’s Basilica and decided to climb to the top to see the amazing views over the city. It must have been a popular day to get married as we saw 4 or 5 brides in the space of a couple of hours!
After stopping for some traditional Hungarian lunch we drove up to the Buda side (Budapest is in two parts – Buda and Pest, split by the river) to see the Citadella.
The Citadella is a kind of fortress which was built in 1851. The view from the top spans the city as well as the Danube and its 8 bridges.
We then drove to the Fisherman’s Bastion, which was actually like a town inside a castle!
There was a church there as well and we saw another 3 brides getting married!
It looked like we’d stepped into a beautiful fairytale castle!
In the evening we’d been recommended a river cruise. The boat sails along the river after sunset so you get to see all of the glistening lights and enjoy dinner and a drink at the same time. What a beautiful sight to end our holiday!
Thanks again to mum and dad for taking me with you and putting up with all my complaining about sore legs after every day of cycling! 😉
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