A free day in Budapest before we transfer to our ship to start our Black Sea Explorer cruise. Reports from clients confirm a great selection of visits and places of interest on their “to do” lists. The old covered market, the Chain Bridge, Royal Palace, Castle Caves, the Gellert Thermal Baths, and more!

Richard and Dawn sneak off to the ship early, passports in hand, to set up a prompt check-in. Main luggage is taken early too, in a hire van from hotel to ship!  

At the hotel, we regroup around 3pm and head towards the MS Scenic Jade! The ship team is waiting to assist, and we discreetly bypass the clients waiting in the lounge, grab our cabin keys and head off to settle in. Time to meet our Butler!

After a safety briefing, welcome meeting, and first dinner, the star of the day is our Budapest By Night Cruise. We sail under the Chain Bridge, pass the Budapest Parliament Building, up and around Margarite Island, and back to base. Stunning views in all directions. A spectacular conclusion to our Budapest visit.

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