During our first full day in Budapest, we enjoyed the half day included city tour which was a combination bus and walking tour. The tour included quick visits or drive bys of Budapest’s major sights. 

These included Hero’s Square pictured above and below which was one of the many improvements created for the 1896 centennial celebrations. 

We also visited Castle Hill on the Buda side:

  1.     After returning to the ship, the four of us walked from the ship along the river to the Parliment. About halfway there we reached the Shoes Memorial which remembers Jewish people who were told to remove their shoes and then were shot and their bodies fell into the river.The Parliment was also built for the centennial. 

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