Visiting historic sites can IF DONE WELL, be an experience to carry with you for the rest of your life.  

If done badly, it will become a nightmare that will scar you emotionally as well as becoming bitter for the financial loss!

Europe has some extraordinarily beautiful and remarkable sites, Plan - Organise - Prepare and you will have memories and experiences that will give you an insight into the lives of those that lived at the time of the events.

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We heard above the Big Bus Tours from a number of our site visitors and thought..

Yeahh another bus tour.

BUT, then we read their details and found they allow you to HOP OFF & JUMP ON their fleet of buses as and when YOU want to! BRILLIANT… No longer stuck if you see something YOU want to check out.

We received hundreds (688 in fact) emails in 11 months asking the same question.

Do you have any suggestions if I want to actually visit Austria or Hungary?

The answer is yes, and this comes after several visits to both Vienna and Hungary.

DON’T think that the tourist office will help! They will give you brochures etc but no more. We asked for links that we could add to this page to take you directly to tourist information which the office has, but both Austria and Hungary have failed to reply to numerous requests!

Accommodation presents a vast variety, but once again we cannot express strongly enough that YOU must search the options using the Hotel search and booking window below. One room booked locally for $380 was actually bookable via the link for $96.. We all know about sitting next to someone on a plane only to discover that they paid a third of the price for their ticket, booked the same day same route. It’s no different with Hotels AND, you can book worldwide using our link!

Next..for Vienna and the Hoftburg Palace and Schonbrunn Palace, the Vienna Card or Wienkarte, is a MUST. This will give you discounts to not only entrance fees to a huge range of sites, but also Cafes and Restaurants.

Budapest unfortunately does not have a worthwhile card. We have heard that 1 card offered will give discounts that can be bettered on the day without the card or give discounts to places you will not be visiting!


The best find is the discovery of the Big Bus Tour company, link below. They are not alone in operating a tour bus in both Vienna and Budapest, but by far they are the best in having a fleet of busses that offer a superb ‘jump on - jump off’ service whereby a ticket valid for 24 hours or several days, will allow you to get on and off anywhere as many times as you need.

So, book your hotel, buy your Vienna Card and enjoy! You also have no excuse not to visit Godollo, you can spend the night there or make it a day visit from Vienna. However, a couple of days in Budapest with a day trip to Godollo will open your eyes.

 

Do not forget to visit one of the numerous health Spas in Hungary famed throughout Europefor their healing properties

BUDAPEST PASTRY SHOPS

Visiting one of early 1900’s pastry shops found in Budapest is essential, indeed, as you will be passing through Budapest en-route to Godollo, means you have no reason not to pop-in.


Pastry shops are called Cukrászda.  Unlike a cake shop in the USA or the UK, they serve some of the most wonderful creations both to take away or to sit and eat in with all the offerings of a cafe. WONDERFULLLLL……..