Day trip

Danube Bend & Szentendre with Lunch: Day Tour from Budapest

Activity provider: Program Centrum Ltd

Danube Bend & Szentendre with Lunch: Day Tour from Budapest

Activity provider: Program Centrum Ltd

From US$ 77.07 per person

Take an adventure back in time as you tour the Blue Danube and visit historic attractions, from the heart of the Catholic Church at Esztergom, the largest basilica in Hungary and the former royal residence of Visegrád.

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Duration 9.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Italian, German, Spanish
Pickup optional
Please wait in the hotel lobby 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the history of Hungary as you journey through small towns, including Visegrad and Szentendre
  • Visit the largest basilica in Hungary, Esztergom
  • Walk upon 750 year-old stones of the formal Royal Residence
  • Enjoy the panoramic views of the Danube Valley
Full description

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 countrysides 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 up the magical atmosphere and catch panoramic vistas of the river. You will have time to visit some of the museums, such as the world-famous Margit Kovács Ceramic Museum or the Confectionery Museum, where the buildings and people are made of marzipan. Browse the shops of the village if you prefer, before the return journey to Budapest. Travel during the months of May through September and this will be on a magical boat cruise, a fitting way to arrive back in the city center. In case of low water levels, the return to Budapest will be by bus.

Includes
  • Pick-up (if option selected)
  • Guide
  • Lunch (3-course menu with water)
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Meeting point

    Meet at the Eurama Budapest office.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card

    Know before you go

    • The return trip from the tour's final stop Szentendre to Budapest is on a Danube boat from Friday to Sunday between the beginning of May and the end of September
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.2 /5

    based on 177 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.4/5
    • Transportation
      4.5/5
    • Value for money
      4.1/5
    • Safety
      4.7/5

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    We enjoyed the trip very much! Although we felt we could have used a bit more time in Szentendre to enjoy a proper drink on a square. Not enough time to walk the streets, shop and do anything else. The lunch spot in Visegrad had beautiful views from the top of where the restaurant is located but lunch itself was nothing to write home about. The guide was very pleasant and gave us quite interesting facts. The bus was comfortable and the ride was enjoyable.

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    October 22, 2022

    This is a lovely tour visiting 3 villages outside Budapest. We would have liked to have more time at Zsentendre before catching the boat back to Budapest. Also, the lunch at the chosen restaurant by the tour was nothing to write home about. Apart from this, it was a nice relaxing experience however.

    September 24, 2022

    Pleasant experience if you feel like browsing outside the city of Budapest. The guide told us in depth the history of the place and revealed many anecdotes. During the trip you will visit the basilica of Esztergom and the town of Szentendre while in Visegrad lunch with a view of the castle is offered (but without visiting it). The return is by boat, the view is very relaxing and panoramic.

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    September 19, 2022

    Product ID: 15256