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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 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.

Full-Day Danube Bend Tour from Budapest with Lunch

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

Your full-day journey into Hungarian history begins with an optional 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.  Before the tour, get time to enjoy a 3-course lunch before continuing on to the magical artist’s village of Szentendre, where your guide. 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, return to Budapest. In the summer, you'll return by boat (weekends only) or from October to April, you'll return by coach. In case of low water level, the return to Budapest-city center will be by bus.

Szentendre Half-Day Tour from Budapest

3. Szentendre Half-Day Tour from Budapest

Discover the artistic town of Szentendre (often referred to as the “Artists Village”) on a half-day tour of the Danube Bend. Following a pickup from your hotel in Budapest city center, continue to Szentendre to experience the nostalgia of the “Artist’s Village.” Travel back in time as you walk through the baroque town center. Pop into souvenir shops, and discover restaurants, coffee shops, and art galleries in the many listed buildings. Feed your creative juices on streets beloved by artists since the 18th and 19th centuries. Then, climb aboard one of the scheduled public boats to cruise back to Budapest at leisure (May to September on weekends only). Disembark at the pier in Budapest city center for the end of the tour services. On weekdays and in winter, you'll return to Budapest by bus.

Szentendre: Half-Day Private Tour from Budapest

4. Szentendre: Half-Day Private Tour from Budapest

On the way to Szentendre, you can make a short stop at Roman’s coast and ruins. You guide will make suggestions about the best galleries and museums to visit as well as which local foods to sample.  Walk around the Baroque center of the town, weaving through its narrow streets and alleyways built from the medieval ruins. After exploring the hidden beauty of the town, enjoy one of the museums. Sample a tasty langosh, a famous local cake, or a famous local ice cream. Spend some free time shopping and exploring the art and culture of the town before returning to Budapest. 

Szentendre: Arts and Cafés Tour (Half-Day Private Tour)

5. Szentendre: Arts and Cafés Tour (Half-Day Private Tour)

Szentendre is an enchanting and captivating town near to Budapest on the bank of the river Danube. This jewel case is often referred as the "town of artists", and this tour will be your opportunity to discover why. The former prosperity is reflected in the Mediterranean style and ornaments of the houses till today. The sloping narrow alleys and the main square pawed with cobble stones are both unique characteristics of Hungarians. Szentendre is also home to plenty of museums, galleries and exhibitions. You can find here such sites as the famous Szamos Marzipan Museum Confectioner's, the Margit Kovács Ceramic Museum, the biggest open-air ethnographic museum of Hungary, and the Skanzen (with a vintage railway inside). Of course there is also enough time for a coffee and a piece of delicious cake in one of the nice cafés and confectioneries of Szentendre.

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

6. 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 really great 3-course lunch at a traditional restaurant. Then, begin to make your way back, to Budapest. The last stop of 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, except on a Monday. 

From Budapest: Danube Bend Full-Day Private Tour with Lunch

7. From Budapest: Danube Bend Full-Day Private Tour with Lunch

This 8-hour private tour departs from Budapest by air-conditioned minibus to explore 3 pearls of the Danube Bend. One of the most famous rivers in the world, the River Danube flows for 1,785 miles through the European continent, passing some of its most majestic cities. In Hungary, a curve in the river near the city of Visegrád has been given the name the Danube Bend. Flanked by the Transdanubian Mountains on one side and the North Hungarian Mountains on the other, it is a spectacular region rich in forests and limestone caves and home to an abundant viticulture On this tour you will explore 3 historic places of the Danube Bend with your personal guide. Drive to the handsome city of Esztergom, former capital of Hungary from the 10th to the 13th-Century and situated on the border with Slovakia. Its cathedral, the Esztergom Basilica, is the largest church in Hungary. Continue to Visegrád, a small castle town on the right bank of the Danube. Here you will explore the remains of the Royal Palace and visit the citadel of Visegrád Castle. Take some souvenir photos of the Danube Bend from the castle’s fantastic elevated vantage point. You will enjoy a 3-course lunch in a local restaurant at Visegrád before continuing to the medieval town of Szentendre. Well known for its art scene, you will stroll through the charming streets, lined with contemporary art galleries, craft shops and boutique stores.

Szentendre Bike & Boat Tour from Budapest

8. Szentendre Bike & Boat Tour from Budapest

This scenic bike ride will start in the center of Budapest, stopping at the most attractive sights on your way including the Houses of Parliament and Margaret island with beautiful views to the city. Then follow the river on a bike path with great scenery. Pass the popular Roman coast and Aquincum, which used to be a Roman settlement. If the weather is nice, take a break for a swim. Ride to Szentendre, stroll around, and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of this countryside town, stopping at places with excellent panorama and photo opportunities. You will learn about the past and present of Szentendre from your professional guide. For lunch, enjoy a Hungarian specialty meal: lángos. The way back to Budapest is by boat, an amazing cruise. This bicycle tour is on bike paths and car-free areas, so you will be safe on your ride. Enjoy a small group tour in English with your local, expert guide.

Budapest: Szentendre Tour with Wine Tasting and Lunch

9. Budapest: Szentendre Tour with Wine Tasting and Lunch

Szentendre is a small baroque city in a beautiful natural setting. Within a 30-minute drive from Budapest, you will reach this picturesque artist’s village, which is also called the "southern gate of the Danube bend".  During your guided walk you will get to know the major sights of the city and enjoy a beautiful panoramic view from the hill in the center. Following your half-day private tour, you will enjoy a delicious lunch with a wine tasting at a lovely tasting bar where you will learn about Hungarian wine from an expert sommelier. Whilst there you can taste five delicious samples of Hungarian wine, sourced directly from the producers. You will learn about each wine as you enjoy your lunch, and can hear about Hungarian wine making culture and the characteristics of wines from different regions. Afterwards, you will have some free time to enjoy some shopping, and can also visit one of the many museums and galleries of this charming little town. You will later return to Budapest on the Danube by boat.

Budapest: Óbuda, Aquincum and Szentendre Private Tour

10. Budapest: Óbuda, Aquincum and Szentendre Private Tour

Explore the countryside around Budapest on this half-day tour from the city. Driving out of Budapest you will be taken back to ancient Roman times as you visit the monuments of the Aquincum settlement including the aqueduct, the Roman amphitheater, and the ruins of the city. ÓBUDA suburb is still unexplored. You wiull do it and see the Old Main Square saved among the communist time block buildings. You will then take a 30 minute drive to Szentendre, a town of artists. Here you can experience the quiet charm and romance of the village. Stroll down the cobbled streets and enjoy your free time by shopping, and visiting antique shops and many interesting art museums. A visit to the unique Marzipan Museum is included with time for coffee and cake. Options: 1, Visit the green villas’ suburb and stop at the Skanzen Open Air Museum, an unusual village museum exhibiting rural life and old customs of Central Europe. or 2, Drive further to Visegrad and enjoy the view of the river bend, the olds fort ruins of this former royal residence.  In the summer months you can travel back to Budapest on a pleasant boat ride on the Danube River.

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Our tour with our guide Clara and driver George was excellent! Clara was very knowledgeable and engaging! She not only gave us a wealth of information on the history and culture of Hungary but shared many stories about the people of Hungary and life in Budapest in general. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the Basilica in Estergom and the village of Szendedre. Lunch at the Panoramic restaurant was excellent as well! Overall a great day and great value for this tour! If she is available try to book with Clara!

Our guide Christine was fantastically informative and sweet. She has great knowledge of the country and history also outside the route and is happy to answer all questions. Our driver was also nice and helpful and you felt safe the whole trip. Fantastic places to visit and although it was too dry for us to go on a boat trip, the day was absolutely perfect. Thanks for a good guided tour!

Great professionalism and competence. Thanks to Krisztina for delighting us with her superb historical culture. Excursion not to be missed ...! Mariano and Gio '

interesting guide very friendly and best general knowledge, but only recommended when the weather is nice

I was with a really friendly group and an amaizing guide. I recommend it to everyone!