Full-Day Danube Bend Excursion
Travel Along the Danube Bend and Explore the Cities in the Valley
DURATION: UP TO 8-HOURS
Explore the Danube Bend with a drive to Esztergom, Visegrad, and Szentendre. With a knowledgeable English-speaking guide, you'll learn the history of this region and visit the gems of the Danube.
The tour begins with an hour’s drive north to Esztergom, the cradle of Hungarian history. Once the capital of medieval Hungary, Esztergom remains the country's ecclesiastical center. Its huge Cathedral is the largest church in Hungary. It is also home to a medieval Castle, from the ramparts of which, you will see a circular panorama. Neighboring Slovakia is just over the river, a couple of miles from where you stand.
From Esztergom, you will continue to Visegrad. Its Citadel offers an unsurpassed view over the Danube Bend, a sharp turn in the course of the mighty river below where it hits the north-eastern mountain range and is, thus, forced to detour from its eastern course to the south.
On to Szentendre (St. Andrew), this jewel of a Baroque town, located only 10 miles north of Budapest. It is a charming town with cobble stone streets, an armada of art galleries, quaint little museums, cafes, and excellent shopping.
After arriving, you will walk along the main shopping street of Szentendre where you may wish to visit the Margit Kovacs Ceramic Museum, which hosues a unique collection of the late artist’s best creations. Unlike most ceramic galleries, the Kovacs collection offers mostly earthen figures and genres that bring the rural traditions of Hungary to life, full of humor and candid observations.
This 8-hour tour includes:
- Esztergom & Cathedral
- Visegrad & Citadel
- Szentendre & Ceramic Museum
Pick-Up/Drop-Off: Your guide will pick you up from your Budapest city-centre hotel. At the conclusion of your tour, the driver will drop you back at your hotel, or at a point within the city-centre.
Includes: Knowledgeable English-speaking guide for up to 8-hours, Entrance Fees to Visegrad Cathedral and Ceramic Museum.
Excludes: Guide Gratuity, Extra Hours, Extra Kilometres.