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Szentendre: Half-Day Private Tour from Budapest

1. 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. 

Budapest: 6-Hour Private Tour to Szentendre

2. Budapest: 6-Hour Private Tour to Szentendre

Visit the historic town of Szentendre on a half-day sightseeing tour from Budapest, traveling by air-conditioned vehicle for up to 6 people. Home to Serbians and Bulgarians in the Middle Ages, the town has been populated for well over a millennium, and in Roman times was known as Ulcisia Castra (Wolf Castle). Today it is home to some beautiful Orthodox churches, including the mid 18th-century Blagovestenska Church, built by Greek settlers. You will also see the baroque Cross of Fő tér (Main Square), and the Serbian merchant houses of the winding streets that surround it. Full of bohemian bars, bookshops, galleries and atmospheric restaurants, in the summer Szentendre plays host to many open air festivals, while Christmas is a time to browse for handmade crafts as you sip mulled wine at the open air Christmas Market. On almost every corner you will find something worth taking a picture of, or a shop selling unique souvenir items, from paintings to graphics offered by artists working on the street. Or if you prefer, you can explore the ceramic art of Margit Kovács in the expansive Margit Kovács Museum just off Fo tér. Lunch and dinner can also be arranged on request.

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

3. 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.

Budapest: The Fabulous Danube Bend Full-Day Tour

4. 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.

Budapest: Danube Bend Private Tour

5. 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.

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.

Hungary: Full-Day Private Danube Bend Tour

8. 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.

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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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Gabor picked us up on time and sat with us for a few minutes to get to know us and see what was important for us to see. The day went so well, we enjoyed Gabor's company so much. he is very informed and so funny. helped us navigate the town. Really enjoyed the coffee and pastry stop. Everyone should hire Gabor for a great day. I can not express how much we enjoyed our day. We really loved Szentendre, great little artisan town, a must see.

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The price was worth it - we really had a private tour with a guide who could tell us almost everything in perfect German. From history, politics, people, sights, ... and we could always ask. This tour of three was just great. There was still time for us and after an hour we met again to go back.

Our tour with Gabriel was ALL and more than anticipated!!!

Gabriel was very knowledgeable and fun! We told him that we were adventurous and wanted something off the "beaten" path a bit, and that is what he arranged. Had an awesome picnic lunch at a roadside market/restaurant. It made it a true Hungarian experience!!

Excellent day of discovery of the major cities and places on the bend of the Danube and all this guided by an excellent guide wielding the language of Molière unparalleled To recommend for those who want to see more about Hungary

A darling village along the Danube within easy drive of Budapest. A visit here gives a nice comparison to that of Hungary's largest city. Be aware that many shops will be closed before, on & after Christmas.