a top trip: road to budapest

cesky krumlovReal life experiences are those ‘wow’ moments that happen when least expected. Much like Jim Stanton’s fortunate photo in the Czech Republic

“My wife and I enjoyed our Road to Budapest adventure in April/May very much indeed. One of the highlights was a two-day visit to the fairy tale town of Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic.

This quaint old medieval town is built on a bend in the Vitava River and its flag-stoned squares and narrow streets remain almost as they must have looked in the thirteenth century. When the princely lineage of the Schwarzenbergs inherited Krumlov in the 1700s, they undertook a restoration and enlargement of the castle on the hill overlooking the town.

This picture was taken across the river from the castle site, and in a serendipity moment, a hot air balloon sailed across in front of the Round Tower of the castle just as I snapped my shot. The photo seemed to capture the magical other-worldliness of this favourite moment on our Intrepid adventure.”

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Road to Budapest – 15 days

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Sue Elliot - Like many of us, Sue contracted a serious travel bug at an early age. She's visited over 90 countries in search of a cure, but her wanderlust just seems to get worse. Thankfully at Intrepid Travel she's amongst people who understand the affliction and since 1998 Sue has enjoyed being our blog and newsletter editor. Here you'll find helpful travel advice and inspiring tales from Sue and other Intrepid travellers.

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I’m considering going to Budapest this year. I think it’s a good city that can offer me enjoyment and a source of relaxation. I’m also looking froward to mingle with the locals there. Anyways thanks for the post! I appreciate it!


I will be going to Road to Budapest in end of March/April soon! VERY EXCITED!


Me and my friend also visited Prague & Budapest this summer. Both cities are really interesting, I think a little bit similar, but in Prague almost all the sights in walking distance, but in Budapest we had to use the metro sometimes.
It was a guite cheap tour, we spared a lot because we stayed in hostels, in Prague in the old Prague Hostel, in Budapest in a centrally located one (I forgot the name), but we booked it on the internet: http://www.besthotelservice.hu.
I think is it wort to visit both cities.

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