It looks like my 20 yo daughter will be studying abroad in Budapest beginning in January 2018. We are considering my travelling with her a few days earlier to help get her situated and to see some sights before classes begin. Arrival date probably January 11th am after a red eye, staying through January 14.
She'll be there for five months and so will see many sights herself with her classmates I would assume. I'm looking for to-do suggestions for the two of us. I'd like to stay in an upscale hotel with a budget under $200US/night or less, close to transportation.
So far I've seen a Danube dinner cruise, an International Circus Festival, turkish baths, Ruins bars? We'll do one museum, suggestions welcome, but enjoy walking around, shopping, trying new foods and markets, maybe a show? I expect the first day, January 11th will be a slower day d/t the flight but I'd like full days on the 12th and 13th.
Also, I really don't like cold weather but dates aren't optional. Will we be able to walk around to sight see or is public transportation going to be necessary most of the time? If so, what would be your recommendation for that? We are both familiar with subways and Uber/taxis, busses and trains not so much but anything is a go.
Also a recommendation to pick up household items she might need for her apartment would be good, something similar to a Walmart? Or should we purchase through Amazon and have things sent to the apartment? She won't need much, the housing comes with linens and dishes. I'm thinking of some food items, personal hygiene items, those sorts of things.