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  • Danube Bend & Szentendre with Lunch: Day Tour from Budapest

    1. Danube Bend & Szentendre with Lunch: Day Tour from Budapest

    This full day tour of the mighty Danube is ideal for people who want to combine history with nature and would like to enjoy some of the most beautiful countryside in Hungary. You will see historic monuments and art memorials while your guide provides a lively narrative of Hungarian life. You will visit the 750-year-old Royal Residence at Visegrád where you will learn about life in the Middle Ages while enjoying spectacular views of the Danube Valley. At Esztergom, the northern gate of Budapest, you will pause at the largest cathedral in the country and see the burial sites of famous cardinals as you gaze across the water towards Slovakia. Cross the river and border into Slovakia to see the stunning view from the opposite side.  You will stop at an artists' village in Szentendre, a baroque city located where the Danube River meets the Pilis Mountains. Wander the narrow streets to soak ...

    A very nice trip with breathtaking views. Definitely worth its price. Travelling was comfortable in a small group with a friendly tour leader. The lunch included is very good and at a great location!

  • Budapest: The Fabulous Danube Bend Full-Day Tour

    2. Budapest: The Fabulous Danube Bend Full-Day Tour

    Get to know the area of Hungary called the Danube Bend, on a full-day tour from Budapest. Visit Esztergom, the once-upon-a-time site of coronations in Hungary. Admire the treasures of the Primate Church of Hungary, and the first royal palace of the Arpad dynasty. Continue to Visegrád, to see the medieval fortress and the Renaissance palace of King Matthias. Enjoy the picturesque and Mediterranean-like atmosphere of Szentendre, home to numerous galleries and painters. Take a walk along the the narrow street of Szentendre, where you’ll have the option of visiting a gallery or the Marzipan Museum. See the Serbian Catholic Blagovestenska Church and the Main Square with its Serbian Cross. There’s also the option of stopping for lunch on the banks of the Danube River in Visegrád at an atmospheric, open-air restaurant. The cost of lunch is not included in the tour price.

  • Full-Day Danube Bend Tour from Budapest with Lunch

    3. Full-Day Danube Bend Tour from Budapest with Lunch

    Your full-day journey into Hungarian history begins with a pick-up at your centrally located hotel in Budapest. Head out in the comfort of an air-conditioned coach, and start off by enjoying the remarkable city of Esztergom and the largest Catholic church in the country.  You’ll have time to enjoy a delicious 3-course before continue on to the magical artist’s village of Szentendre, where your guide will take you on a tour. During the course of the day, you’ll have the opportunity to see Esztergom from another perspective during a photo stop in Slovakia. At the end of the tour you’ll return to Budapest by boat, in the summer months on weekends, and by coach from October to April.

    I had a wonderful experience because I was the only one on the tour, and my guide Zoltan thoroughly educated me on the history of each region and ensured that I saw everything important and special.

  • Danube Bend: Private 8-Hour Full Board Tour from Budapest

    4. Danube Bend: Private 8-Hour Full Board Tour from Budapest

    Begin your day with a comfortable drive north to Esztergom, the center of Hungarian Christianity. Pay a visit to its renowned Basilica and enjoy a guided visit to marvel at the view that the cupola offers. Head to Slovakia to see the great view from the River Bank and see the old Turkis Church ruins. Make several stops by the Danube river where nature dominates. Continue your journey and head towards the small town of Visegrd, where you can visit the famous Royal Castle and the home of the renowned yearly Knights' Tournament at the Lower Castle. Enjoy a 3-course lunch at a traditional restaurant. Then, begin to make your way back, to Budapest. The last stop on the tour is in the beautiful town of Szentendre. Enjoy a guided walking tour through Szentendre's baroque town center and enjoy shopping for some souvenirs. Between 13 April and 27 October, you can return to Budapest by boat, exc...

    Can't fault him , 10 out of 10 , it was sad to say good bye , I only wish I had booked h on our first day In Budapest . He was very professional and humorous .

  • From Budapest: Danube Bend Day Trip in English

    5. From Budapest: Danube Bend Day Trip in English

    On this unforgettable tour along the Blue Danube you will make scenic stops in Visegrád, Esztergom, and Szentendre. In Visegrád: walk close the 750 year-old stones of the former Royal Residence (entrance fee not included). Learn about life in the Middle Ages, and enjoy the fascinating panorama of the Danube valley. At Esztergom, the northern gate of Budapest, stands the center of the Catholic Church. Visit the largest cathedral in Hungary which is also the burial place of the country's most famous cardinals such as Primate József Mindszenty. Afterwards, glance across the river and enjoy the view over Slovakia. On the way back stop by the artist's village of Szentendre. It is a small baroque city at the gate of the Danube Bend, at the meeting place of the river Danube and the Pilis mountains, situated in a beautiful natural environment. Walk around the baroque settlement, built on medi...

    Great trip, in one day explore the most interesting places around Budapest. the guide was excellent and very kind.

  • Budapest: Danube Bend Private Tour

    6. Budapest: Danube Bend Private Tour

    DANUBE BEND TOUR (full day tour) This is a pleasant excursion both for natural lovers, architecture and old city explorers. We start first in Esztergom, the oldest town of Hungary. Take a view from the castle and visit the biggest catholic church of the country. Feel the emotion by crossing the Danube and step on a new country in Slovakia. Next destination is in Visegrad, driving up to the old ruins of the Citadel. It's a special atmosphere, a historic environment and the natural beauty of the Danube Bend makes this place a popular excursion area. The next town is famous for its colored houses, narrow charming roads, antique shops, museums and a lively movement atmosphere, Szentendre is a town of arts and museums. It is not by chance that the quietness of the little town and the closeness of the bustling metropolis of Budapest has drawn over one hundred artists here.

  • Budapest: Wine and History Day Tour with Lunch

    7. Budapest: Wine and History Day Tour with Lunch

    Your 5 to 6-hour tour begins with pickup from your hotel in an air-conditioned minibus. From there you will enjoy the 45-minute drive to the Neszmély wine region through the hilly landscape of the Pilis Mountains. After arriving in the village of Kesztölc, you will visit an exceptional family-run vineyard, known by wine lovers for it's unique organic and traditional wine selection. The winery produces a small amount of wine each year, which is mostly sold in selected restaurants and from their cellars. You will tour the cellar and taste 6 wines from their selection with traditional snacks, as the wine-grower provides explanations and answers your questions about the hard work of making wine. Your next stop will be to the Basilica of Esztergom, the largest basilica of Hungary and the 4th largest in Europe. After admiring the magnificent sculptures and frescoes of the church, it is worth...

  • Estergom: Highlights Walking Tour

    8. Estergom: Highlights Walking Tour

    Together with a professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. We will explain what is so special about Saint Stephen Square, as well as retelling fascinating facts and legends from around the area. You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings and corners of Estergom. Your local guide will show you what is special and unique about living in this city. The tour is perfect for those who are visiting the city for the first time and want to get the most out of it.

  • Esztergom: Romantic Walking Tour

    9. Esztergom: Romantic Walking Tour

    Come along on this exclusive tour for all the romantics of the world. Together with a professional local guide, you will visit quaint, cosy and romantic places throughout the city. We will show you the best places to go on a date in the city, as well as where can you take beautiful photos. You will be surprised how many historical love stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, and parks of the city. From the heartbreaking and tragic, to the hilarious and spicy. Learn why Esztergom’s central plaza is so special, and discover interesting facts and legends within the city thanks to your guide. This tour is especially recommended in the Saint Valentine period.

  • Hungary: Full-Day Private Danube Bend Tour

    10. Hungary: Full-Day Private Danube Bend Tour

    Experience the beauty and history of the Danube Bend on a full-day excursion that takes you along the Blue Danube from Budapest. Visit Hungary’s largest basilica in Esztergom, the center of the country’s Catholic church. Admire the views of the Danube Valley from the former royal residence at the top of Visegrád Hill. On the way back you’ll stop at the Baroque settlement of Szentendre, and take a walk along the narrow cobblestone streets. You’ll have time to browse the many shops offering handicrafts and souvenirs. The route and duration of the tour are flexible and can accommodate your interests. Note that entrance fees and lunch are not included in the tour price. Boats operate from 1 May through 30 September, except on Mondays. During the summer it’s also possible to return to Budapest by boat.

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What people are saying about Esztergom

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 403 reviews

We would definitely recommend this trip to people who would like to see 3 towns in 1 day. Although we were not able to see every single detail of each town, we were able to have a glimpse into the 3 towns. Our tour guide was brilliant and was full of information and fun facts for us about every place we visited. The lunch had a great view on top of the mountain with large portions, we were definitely full after the 3 courses! The only downside to the trip was we wished we could have spent longer in Szentendre as we were only there for 1 hour, although as Budapest residents we will be able to visit again. We would really recommend this trip!

A very nice way to discover the countryside and some nice places outside Budapest. I would have liked to spend maybe half an hour in the small town across the border to take some pictures. Every stop was interesting.

A very nice trip with breathtaking views. Definitely worth its price. Travelling was comfortable in a small group with a friendly tour leader. The lunch included is very good and at a great location!

I had a wonderful experience because I was the only one on the tour, and my guide Zoltan thoroughly educated me on the history of each region and ensured that I saw everything important and special.

Great trip, in one day explore the most interesting places around Budapest. the guide was excellent and very kind.