Welcome to Esztergom

Esztergom's massive basilica, sitting high above the town and Danube River, is an incredible sight, rising out of what seems like nowhere in a rural stretch of country. But Esztergom’s attraction goes deeper than the domed structure: the country’s first king, St Stephen, was born here in 975. It was a royal seat from the late 10th to the mid-13th centuries, as well as the seat of Roman Catholicism in Hungary for... Read More

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$70.51 Day Trips & Excursions

Danube Bend Day Trip from Budapest

The day trip takes you to Visegrad, with its medieval citadel and romantic ruins of the former royal residence, which you'll see from outside. Then it's on to Esztergom for an interior visit of the town's famous cathedral.After enjoying a three-course lunch, you will continue on to the Baroque artists' village of Szentendre. Here you'll take a guided walk through the town and visit the Caprice Hungarian Jewelry Center. Your tour returns to Budapest by boat on the River Danube (May 01 to September 30 only, tide permitting). During other times or at low tide the tour returns to the city center by bus.

$320 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Danube Bend Day Trip from Budapest

The Danube Bend is full of natural beauty and history. Visit it together Esztergom, which was once the coronation town of the country, and admire the treasures of the Primate Church of Hungary and the Christian Museum. Visit the medieval castle of the Árpád-dynasty and learn all about the middle ages in Hungary. See the newly restored Turkish mosque of Esztergom. Walk in the amazing renaissance palace of King Matthias in Visegrad, and visit the Upper Castle, which was in its heydays in the 14th century, when Anjou Charles Robert seated here. Wander the narrow streets of the picturesque Mediterranean settlement of Szentendre, the home of galleries and painters. In summer time the International Palace Games and Tournaments are held in Visegrád.

$461.18 Day Trips & Excursions

Danube Bend Full Day Private Tour From Budapest

The area of the Danube Bend is considered as one of the top spots near Budapest that any visitors should not miss. Situated north of Budapest, the Danube Bend is a perfect destination for day trips for visitors who want to enjoy the unique places of Esztergom, Visegrád, and Szentendre. This tour will give you the opportunity to see the largest church in the country, as well as the former capital of Hungary at Esztergom. Explore the remains of the Royal Palace and visit the Citadel of Visegrád. Catch the breathtaking view of the Danube while enjoying a delicious three-course lunch at a nice restaurant on the Danube Bend. Continue the tour to Szentendre and explore the amazing beauty and charm of its Baroque streets. This small town is quite remarkable due to its Baroque houses and Mediterranean atmosphere. It features souvenir shops, art galleries and quaint cafes that lie on the narrow streets of the town. After a few minutes of exploring, you can pause and enjoy a slice of cake while drinking a cup of coffee. Then, you can continue exploring more craft stores, museums and gift shops. In summer seasons, you can experience a boat cruise on the Danube. As required, from May to end of September returning by boat from Szentendre. The boat leaves at 5 p.m. No boat on Monday.

$68.73 Day Trips & Excursions

Danube Bend Tour

Embark on an excursion into Hungary’s history along the Blue Danube (3 historic places in 1 day).After a free pick up from your hotel we make a short visit by airconditioned bus to Slovakia and drive back to Esztergom, the Center of the Catholic Church in Hungary - visit the Cathedral and after go on a tour around Visegrad the former Royal Residence where you can admire a great view on the Danube Valley. Here, enjoy a Lunch (3-course menu with 1 mineral water) before we carry on to Szentendre. In the Artist’s village you can enjoy a guided walk. At the end of the tour return to Budapest on the Danube by public scheduled boat (Duration: 1 hour) – the tour ends at the Pier/City Centre.

$62.08 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Danube Bend Tour from Budapest

Danube Bend – an excursion into Hungary's history. This is an unforgettable tour along the "Blue Danube" with stops in Esztergom, Visegrád and Szentendre. Esztergom: It used to be the capital of Hungary and is still the centre of the Catholic Church. We visit the largest cathedral of Hungary (also burial place of famous cardinals, like Primate József Mindszenty). Afterwards, we drive across the river to Slovakia and enjoy the view over the Basilica. Visegrád: After the Mongol invasion a new fortification was constructed here in the mid-13th century. The top of the hill offers a fascinating panorama on the Danube valley. After enjoying the view there is an opportunity to have lunch (not included in the price). Szentendre: It is a small baroque city built on medieval ruins, located at the gate of the Danube Bend. The town is considered to be the Artists' Village or the Painters' Town. We walk around the historical centre and enjoy the cobblestoned narrow streets as well as the baroque houses. After the guided tour you can also visit some museums (for example the famous Margit Kovács Ceramic Museum or the Confectionery Museum with marzipan figures). During summer (May-September) we return to Budapest by boat. The tour ends in the city centre (pier).

$217.95 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Danube Bend Flight by Private Plane from Budapest

The tour will start from your accommodation in Budapest in the morning, where a pick-up will take you straight to Budaörs airport in the outskirts of the city, where you will be greeted with a glass of champagne, to get you in the mood for the coming adventure. After you are introduced to your pilot, and you had a chance to get a close look at your means of transport, a 3-passenger private aircraft, you will climb on-board and your journey will start northwards from Budapest, following the path of the Danube.The first city you will encounter after leaving the city limits of Budapest, will be the famous Szentendre, the city of artists, with many beautiful buildings built on the hillside and an island in the middle of the river.  You will have a chance to see the wonderful Pilis hills, and incredible nature reserves, before your flight takes you above Visegrád, a town with enormous historical significance. There you will be treated to the Castle of Visegrád, a wonderful historical monument on top of the Visegrád hill, which you will have a perfect view at from your aircraft. After flying above the famous “little Danube bend” which poses wonderful photo opportunities, your journey will continue across the river, and above the magnificent hills of the region. When you arrive to the city of Esztergom, your pilot will let you absorb all the majestic sights and wonders the city has to offer. You will have a chance to take a look at the grandiose Esztergom Abbey, the largest religious building of Hungary and the Castle of Esztergom, on top of the Castle hill, which has great historic significance and is a wonderful sight from above.After leaving from Esztergom, you will head back to Budapest, along some majestic Hungarian hills and you will have plenty of opportunities to take some magnificent photos of these regions. Upon arriving back to the airport in Budapest, you will be transported back to your accommodation to ensure the most comfortable experience possible.