The Danube - Europe's most celebrated river - runs majestically through the center of Budapest. The city has taken full ... More
The Danube - Europe's most celebrated river - runs majestically through the center of Budapest. The city has taken full advantage of this and it now offers some of the finest panoramas to be found anywhere on the continent. Starting far away in Germany (where the Breg and Brigach rivers meet), the Danube runs some 2859 kilometers before spilling into the Black Sea. On its journey, it passes through Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and Romania. Incidentally, contrary to the name of the famous waltz, it is not blue!
A Danube River cruise is the best way to experience the storied landscapes, cultural heritage and centuries-old architecture of the Old World. On a Danube River cruise, you'll discover Europe's vineyard-lined valleys and beautifully preserved medieval towns in countries such as Germany, Austria, Hungary, Serbia and Romania. In Romania many you also sail the Iron Gates, a spectacular gorge that runs between the Carpathian and Balkan mountains, forming the boundary between Serbia and Romania. It is fascinating and the cruise is full of history. A wonderful vacation on the Danube!
In my opinion you can not look at the Danube with out feeling something, call it history, civilization, commerece or what ever. I have seen and traveled a fair part of this river Danube and it never fails to facinate me. Budapest is the best pace I know of to feel the overwhelming importance of this waterway. I cannot tell you why, any more than I can describe why I love every meter of the Effile Tower or the Temple of Karnack in Egypt.
The Parliament Building, inspired by the Palace of Westminster in London, is built of over 40 million bricks and half
a million carved ornamental stones. This massive Gothic Revival parliamentary house dominates its side of the Danube. The best ...
1st Hostel Budapest has a good location near the Danube river. It is a high quality hostel with very reasonable
prices. We are within a few minutes walk from Astoria metro station. Our 4, 6 and 8 bedded dormitory ...
This is one of the most established and reliable tour operators in the city. Prices quoted are per adult; children
can go for half price. Several tours are on offer and visitors can choose from Tours of the City, ...