Budapest is a stunningly beautiful city, an easy place to go with kids.
The Danube transect the city, providing spectacular views not often afforded in densely populated cities. Budapest is a city with something for all, lots to do for adults and kids- history, culture, architecture, parks to play in, good food and drink for all tastes (except maybe the vegetarians, though that is improving too).
In February we embarked on a different kind of sightseeing, taking us into the less touristy areas of the city too:
The plan was to take 10 different means of public transport across the city, taking in the most famous sights along the way. We managed 8 different modes of public transport
- regional train
- millennial underground
- cogwheel tram
- children’s railway*
#9 is the metro, which you can take when you come from the airport and #10 is the boat service that runs along the river. In the winter the Danube often has ice floating down it, so the boat service stops.
Most of these services are included in a day travel card. (I’ve put a * by the ones where you have to buy additional tickets for.) Many of these forms of transport attest to Budapest long standing history of public transport, being in operation for over half a century.
Oh, almost forgot #11, a recent addition, the city bikes.
Taking the differnt modes of public transport is a fantastic way to see the city, keeping it interesting for kids and transport enthusiasts!
What is the most peculiar sightseeing tour you’ve been on?
Image credit: Balázs Törő