Thursday, 26 July 2012


21 April 2012
After breakfast the tour group were shown around Budapest for 3 hours by coach.
We went to Heroes Square, over the Chain Bridge, past the old Palace which is now a Library, Museum & Art Gallery to Matthias Church, Fishermen's Bastion and Parliament House.

Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest
Matthias Church, Budapest
Old Palace - now Art Gallery, Museum & Library

Heroes Square, Budapest

After lunch we took a 4 hour tour "Communist Past of Budapest".  We went to Statue Park where a collection of statues from the Communist rule are found.  Budapest did not want to destroy them as they are part of history. A 1 hour 30 minute visit to "House of Terror" where terrible things happened during WW11. Many were executed there. A walk along the Danube where a bronze shoe memorial representing the shoes of those Jews who were shot and fell into the icy waters of the Danube.

Jewish Shoe Memorial by River Danube

Statue Park at Budapest
We boarded "Imagery" later in the afternoon for our 7 day cruise of the Blue Danube

Peter on board "Imagery"
Joy on board "Imagery"

Peter & Joy on board "Imagery" with Parliament House behind.
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