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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.

From Budapest: Wine &History Day Tour with Lunch and Palinka

2. From Budapest: Wine &History Day Tour with Lunch and Palinka

Visit two countries in one trip! Explore Hungary's largest basilica, get panoramic views of the Danube bend, and taste the best wines of the region in a beautiful vineyard. Dine in a local restaurant for an authentic Hungarian dish, before sampling traditional Palinkas. Begin with pickup from your hotel in an air-conditioned minibus. From there, enjoy the 45-55 minute drive to the Neszmély wine region through the hilly landscape of the Pilis Mountains. After arriving in the village of Kesztölc, you'll visit an exceptional, charming vineyard, known by wine lovers for its 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'll 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. Next, go to the Basilica of Esztergom, the largest basilica in Hungary and the 4th largest in Europe. After admiring the magnificent sculptures and frescoes of the church, it is worth climbing the stairs up to the dome. From up there, the view over the Danube Bend is breathtaking. From the basilica, you'll take a short walk to the restaurant Csülök Csárda. The restaurant itself has a long history, with its cellar having been built in medieval times. It will be there you will have lunch, which will consist of the country's favorite traditional dishes. The restaurant also has a great selection of the Hungarian spirit "palinka". Your guide will explain the origin and making of this strong drink before you finish your day with 3 samples of different flavors from palinka. Before or after lunch, you will be able to have a brief visit in Slovakia. You can see the basilica from the other side of the Danube river and take pictures on a 10-15min bypass. At the end of the tour, you'll be transferred back to your hotel in Budapest.

Budapest: The Fabulous Danube Bend Full-Day Tour

3. 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.

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What people are saying about Esztergom

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4.4 / 5

based on 163 reviews

Very nice tour, unfortunately it rained heavily from midday. But everything worked great, very competent tour guide, we were only 2 Germans on the bus, but we were very nice. Super and you can park well in the multi-storey car park very close to the descents.

We enjoyed the trip very much ! Amazing views ! Our guide Adam was great in all aspects ! Very interesting, professional, helpful, amuzing and friendly ! The food was tastey and the places we visited along the Danube were lovely !

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

It included 3 stops at Eztergom, Visegrad and Szentendre, all with beautiful scenery. A very good meal was included.

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