The first of the tours we booked was a cruise up the Danube on Sunday afternoon. The thing about the tours is that they cost about the price of a good meal in Marshfield. Also, we are in the near suburbs and have no car and, while the Hungarian language is incomprehensible (rendering most signage useless to us), the tour guides and hotel people are fantastic.
Same bridge with the Liberty Statue on the hilltop. It once had one of those earnest Soviet soldier statues at the base but that was ripped out 20 minutes after the Berlin Wall came down and is now in Memento Park with other, similar relics. Now the statue is considered to really represent Liberty.
A scene from Margaret Island in the Danube.. Convoluted history: Tartars, Turks, Habsburgs, Nazis and Soviets bombed the crap out of it in turn. Most compelling, King Bela pledged to give his daughter to God if he repelled the Tartars. God came through, Bela reciprocated, and his little daughter Margaret was sent to a nunnery on the island. She died very young. The Turks eventually invaded and destroyed the nunnery and built a harem. Ironic?