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Budapest is the capital of Hungary. As the largest city of Hungary, it serves as the country's principal political, cultural, commercial, industrial, and transportation centre and is considered an important hub in Central Europe. In 2009, Budapest had 1,712,210 inhabitants, down from a mid-1980s peak of 2.1 million. The Budapest Commuter Area is home to 3,271,110 people.

Aquincum, originally a Celtic settlement, was the direct ancestor of Budapest, becoming the Roman capital of Lower Pannonia. Magyars arrived in the territory in the 9th century. Their first settlement was pillaged by the Mongols in 1241-42. The re-established town became one of the centres of Renaissance humanist culture in the 15th century. Following the Battle of Mohacs and nearly 150 years of Ottoman rule, development of the region entered a new age of prosperity in the 18th and 19th centuries, and Budapest became a global city after the 1873 unification. It also became the second capital of Austria-Hungary, a great power that dissolved in 1918. Budapest was the focal point of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848, the Hungarian Soviet Republic of 1919, Operation Panzerfaust in 1944, the Battle of Budapest of 1945, and the Revolution of 1956.

Regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, its extensive World Heritage Site includes the banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, Andrassy Avenue, Heroes' Square and the Millennium Underground Railway, the second oldest in the world. Other highlights include a total of 80 geothermal springs, the world's largest thermal water cave system, second largest synagogue, and third largest Parliament building. The collections of the Natural History Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts are also significant.

The city ranked 3rd (out of 65 cities) on Mastercard's Emerging Markets Index (2008), and ranked as the most livable Central/Eastern European city on EIU's quality of life index (both 2009 & 2010). It is also ranked as "Europe's 7th most idyllic place to live" by Forbes. It attracts over 20 million visitors a year.

 

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Try our simple-to-use booking engine to compare car hire deals in Budapest. Type in your pickup and drop off locations & other information required and we'll immediately provide you with some quotations. Whether you're after an economy Budapest car hire, or a luxury Budapest rental vehicle, we have the perfect deal for you. Our low cost car rentals are provided by well-known suppliers such as Avis, Hertz and Europcar, but we can often provide better car hire rates!

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Udrive.com.au offers efficient and reliable car hire service in Budapest. We have many pick up locations all around Hungary for your convenience. There are many vehicles to choose from online, including mini, hatch, sedan and station wagon cars, 4WDs, minibuses and minivans. We welcome clients from all over the world and you are able to obtain a Hungary car rental quotation through our web site in 27 different currencies and 11 languages.

The Guide to Successful Road Trips with Kids: When it comes to choosing family holidays with the kids, many assume that beaches are the best way to go, however a road trip is just as doable and can actually be more fun for everyone.

It just takes a little bit more planning to ensure that all disasters are pre-empted and the kids enjoy a variety of attractions. Here are our tips to help you plan an unusual and great family road trip.

Road Trips with Kids: Hints and Tips

1: Large families can often spend a lot of money while traveling so check voucher discount sites to save money on hotels, amusement parks and local attractions.

2: To ensure your kids are happy with the idea, plan the route and itinerary with them. Get them to research each destination and tell you what they want to do. Help them to pack their own suitcase

3: Avoid driving long distances without stopping. Kids are not able to handle this like adults unless they are sleeping all the way. Make a point of stopping off every two to three hours for a run outside and refreshments.

4: Find entertainment for the car, whether it is an electronic game or a family version of I spy. Music is also a good choice or sing songs from their favourite television shows.

5: Use the opportunity for some fun learning and education. Brush up on facts and figures about each destination so when you arrive, the kids will identify with the place.

6: Ensure your vehicle is in top condition before setting off. Breaking down at the side of the road is a sure fire way to ignite moods in your kids.

7: Give each kid a travel allowance for the day so they can choose souvenirs and their own snacks. This is a great way to introduce money budgeting.

8: Introduce your kids to maps and suggest they draw the route when you arrive at each destination.

9: While you may love historical sites and museums, it is not often that children do so break up activities by visiting amusement parks and kids attractions.

10: Source local farmers markets along the route and stop off for fresh fruit. This is a simple way to avoid your kids snacking on junk food for two weeks.

Above and beyond

We rented through Udrive some months ago. Unfortunately, my husband was diagnosed with cancer two weeks before we were due to leave and we had to cancel. Some of the companies we had made travel arrangements with ignored us, or made things difficult. Most referred us straight to our insurance company and offered no refund. 

Udrive cancelled the booking for me. I know you can do it online yourself, but I wasn't in a state to be figuring out a new online system. Carolyn Altan was very kind and patient. She organised the refund (minus $30 cancellation fee), and it arrived back on our credit card by the end of the week. Given we had paid almost $3000 for this rental 6 months earlier, I thought this was exceptional. 

My husband is doing well so we have rebooked a short version of our trip, and of course we are using Udrive again. Thanks to good advice from Melissa at Udrive, we have broken up our booking into separate cars for Budapest, Zagreb and Italy, instead of trying to get one car to do it all. Even though they are car rental agents, they provided excellent advice on rail and which airlines to look at, and show real knowledge in their field. Cannot speak highly enough of their service. 

Sue L, Adelaide Hills