Szentendre ('St Andrew') is the southern gateway to the Danube Bend but has none of the imperial history or drama of Visegrád or Esztergom. As an art colony turned lucrative tourist centre and easily accessible from Budapest just 19km south, Szentendre strikes many travellers as a little too 'cute', and is crowded and relatively expensive most of the year. Still, it's an easy train trip from the capital, and the town's dozens of art museums, galleries and churches are well worth the trip. Just try to avoid it at weekends in summer.
Szentendre destination guides
Cycle from Vienna to Budapest along the Danube cycle path
Danube Explorer to Budapest
Journey by bike and ship through Austria and Hungary along the mighty Danube