Welcome to Szentendre
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 most of the year. Still, it's an easy train trip from the capital, and the town's dozens of art... Read More
Top experiences in Szentendre
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.
Private Full-Day Tour of the Danube Bend
Your morning begins with hotel pickup, where you’ll meet your private guide and hop into a personal, air-conditioned minivan. Your destination is the Danube Bend: the riverside region that’s just north of Budapest, famous both for its scenery and its cultural landmarks. Groups numbering between one and eight guests are welcome to book this private excursion. The first stop of the day will be the city of Esztergom: the seat of the Catholic Church in Hungary, and home to a colossal and beautiful basilica — in fact the largest church in the country. Take this opportunity to get out of the vehicle and go for a tour of the landmark, which is recognizable for its Grecian columns and large, green dome. Next, motor over to the small, castle town of Visegrád, from which you can take in panoramic views over the Danube Valley. Enjoy some free time to wander the streets of the medieval town, before stopping for a three-course lunch, with drinks, at a traditional Hungarian restaurant. Your third and final stop of this Danube Bend tour is the town of Szentendre, a former art colony and today a bohemian center with its share of galleries and stylish boutiques. You’ll have free time to wander its picture-perfect streets, as well as visit its museums and other cultural landmarks. For the final leg of your tour, see the Danube Bend from the water courtesy of a 1-hour river cruise, which you’ll take from Szentendre straight back to the Budapest city center (this portion of the tour is seasonally available between April 30-September 30). The tour ends when you're returned directly to your Budapest accommodation.
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).
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.
Szentendre Bike Tour from Budapest plus Boat Ride
Meet your guide in central Budapest, put on your provided helmet, and hop on your bike to start your full-day tour. Plenty of stops are factored in to your route, allowing you to listen to your guide’s commentary, and snap photos of key sites and the countryside, too. Gain insight into Budapest’s modern-day history with a stop at Liberty Square, and continue past the eye-catching Hungarian Parliament Building (Orszaghaz) with its intricately detailed façade. Cross the Margaret Bridge to Margaret Island, and wend your way to charming Old Buda (Obuda), from where your journey to Szentendre begins.Following the Danube River, pass along cycle paths that weave through a variety of terrain; fields, forests and beaches are all covered on your ride. Soak up the scenery as you cycle, and rest during a short break in one of the many bars or cafes that pepper the route. Food and drinks are at your own expense.In the early afternoon, arrive in Szentendre, leave your bike and take a stroll along the town’s cobblestone streets with your guide. See a selection of the classic sights, and refuel from your ride with Hungarian lángos, a moreish — if belt-busting — snack of fried bread, topped with sour cream and cheese. Then, make the most of some free time to see the town’s galleries, shops and churches at your own pace.Finish your time in Szentendre with a leisurely cycle to the town’s pier, and then board a riverboat to travel back to Budapest. Your tour ends in downtown Budapest, near the city pier.
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.