Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Exploring Budapest On A Segway | Budapest Day 3

Caught up with Day 1 and Day 2?


We're always looking to explore cities in different ways! By the more conventional walking or bus tour, or more recently by bike. But today was another first for us as we toured Budapest by Segway. Having spoke to someone in the square by St Stephen's Basilica a couple of days before, we learnt that it wouldn't be as scary as we thought, and got back in touch to arrange a private 60 minute tour.




We spent the morning at the Panoramic Tower of St Stephen's, and then it was time to get Segwaying! With a choice of routes we decided to cross over the Chain Bridge to Buda, and in the mean time saw Budapest's main sites and attractions, most of which we hadn't actually seen already.


These included Liberty Square, Parliament, the Iron Shoes on the Danube and Buda Castle. Our fantastic guide was always offering to take photos of us, so we'll let them do most of the talking!




Following our tour we grabbed some lunch and collected our Budapest Cards* which we will have for the remainder of our trip. This will get us discounts and free entry into many attractions, as well as free access to their public transport system. We immediately made use of it by jumping on the bus to go back and see more of Buda Castle. It looked stunning from the small part we saw on the Segway Tour! Once on the Buda side of the city, we were also able to get a bus shuttle for free with the card. This toured around the castle grounds, stopping for photos and quick pointers of where we were.


We did a complete full circle, and afterwards got off at Fisherman's Bastion - again getting discount with the Budapest Card. This is a terrace on Castle Hill surrounding Matthias Church. On the bank of the Danube, the views of the boats, bridges and city are incredible - you can literally see everything!





To end our day, we again made use of the card by visiting Lukacs Thermal Baths for an evening session of swimming and relaxation! With the baths being part of the culture here in Hungary, it felt wrong to only go to one of them for a party. As it didn't close until 10pm, we arrived after dinning at around 8.30, and it was a lovely way to end a pretty busy day!

As you can imagine, it's pretty awkward to get photos in most of the indoor parts of the baths. But towards the end and in one of the outdoor pools, we got a couple of sneaky photos and GoPro footage. We'll see how that turns out!


Disclaimer: we were given complimentary cards to the asterisks (*) in exchange for a mention in this blog post and coverage on social media. However as always, all pictures and views are our own.


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33 comments

  1. Oh my goodness, Budapest is just gorgeous! And I always see people on Segways around Chicago, but I never realized how useful they are!

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    Emily
    emilyhallock.blogspot.com

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    1. It's stunning and the Segway was the best way to see it!

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  2. This looks like such a fun way to explore a city! I'd love to visit Budapest at some point - maybe I'll hire a Segway too!

    Serena / http://www.ramblingsofanotherunigraduate.com

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    1. It was our first time exploring a city this way and we'd highly recommend it!

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  3. Wow thermal baths!! I'm quite jealous guys! Could you not have packed me with you??? What a great day of seeing sights and in style
    On a Segway!!! I've always wanted to try one what were they like???

    Francesca | mylifeinrosetintedglasses.com

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    1. We should so go on holiday together! Oh yeah, imagine the pictures we'd take!?

      It was our first time and it was so good! Such a fun and easy way to explore!

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  4. Sounds like a perfect day, love how nice your guide was as I always wish I could have someone take pictures of me and my party when we travel </3 the baths also looked amazing :) xx

    sophieannetaylor.com

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    1. I know right! It was a great personal touch for him to keep offering!

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  5. This looks like so much fun. When I went to Italy I really wanted to do it because I saw them out there. Definitely on my bucket list. Your travels look like so much fun, glad that you are enjoying it!
    Lois x
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    1. We'd totally recommend it! Such a fun way to explore the city!

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  6. Budapest looks gorgeous!ive always wanted to give one of those Segway tours a go, though I have awful balance so I'm not sure how good I'll be on them! Love the vlog btw, that outdoor pool looks so cool!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

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    1. That's exactly how we felt but it's honestly not bad at all, you don't really think about it once you're on it but I duno haha only when I got off I was worried haha

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  7. Budapest is absolutely stunning your posts have reinvented my passion to go - I love the look of the party you went too! I've been dying to visit because they have a ton of cat cafes haha x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

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    1. You'd absolutely love it there! Omg how did we not know that, James would have loved to visit some cat cafes I'm sure!

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  8. It looks like you had such a fun time! I always love looking through your pictures!

    Sophia xo // https://sophiaaaxo.com

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    1. We've had the best time, thank you!

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  9. how great! I love the attraction cards you can get, we've just done the verona one and it was a bargain!

    Hannah @ The Northern Writes | www.thenorthernwrites.co.uk

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    1. I know it's amazing isn't it!

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  10. I'm visiting Budapest later this year and this has made me so excited!

    lauras-look.blogspot.com

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    1. Omg yes! You'll love it so much!

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  11. Love those shorts from the viewpoint, would love to go to Budapest ☺️

    Chloe x
    Wanderwomanco.com

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    1. It's stunning there, our fave place so far! You'd love it!

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  12. You guys always go on amazing adventures, this is no different! The scenery looks amazing, glad you guys had so much fun

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    1. We're so blessed to have done what we've done! It's been amazing and we can't wait for more!

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  13. I love looking at holiday pics, this is definitely a place I would love to visit!

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    1. These pictures don't even do it justice!

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  14. Love this! Budapest looks incredible and makes me wanna go on another adventure soon! definitely adding Budapest to my list of places to see! πŸ’–

    Ashley | Ashleymarlenis.com

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    1. Budapest needs to be on everyone's list, it's an amazing place to visit!

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  15. This seriously looks like sooo much fun and Budapest looks gorgeous! It's definitely now on my list of places to visit.

    Much love xx
    Kimberly
    www.lifeofkimberly.com

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    1. We've really enjoyed Budapest! It's been the best by far!

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  16. Looks like you really made the most out of the day! You saw so much on those Segways, what a fab idea

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    1. The Segway were the best way to see this city!

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