is one of the loveliest cities on the Danube River, and is often used as a embarkation port for European river cruises.
The twin cities of Buda and Pest are divided by the Danube, with Buda sitting on a high bluff overlooking the river. Ships dock in a perfect place for exploring the city, and most river cruises include an overview tour as part of the cruise fare.
Budapest has a fascinating history, with enough churches, parks, and monuments to fill up an entire day. Be sure to also visit the market, which is one of the best in Europe. It is within easy walking distance of the cruise dock.
Budapest (c) Linda Garrison