This is a sightseeing tour along the river Danube, covering places of historical interest. The tour combines scenic beauty with history and culture taking you to the towns of archbishops, kings and artistes.
You will reach Visegrad in Van, a former royal town, and then Esztergom. The Basilica at Esztergom is considered one of the finest works of art to have survived in Hungary from the Renaissance. Szentendre, a mediaeval town where artistes, painters and sculptors live is home to many museums and galleries.
On this sightseeing tour, also visit the Hungarian Jewellery Museum and a factory to see some exquisite creations.
Till 31 May: Daily except Monday
01 Jun - 31 Oct: Daily
01 Nov - 31 Mar: Wednesday & Saturday
Approx. 9-10 hoursStart time
Duration: Approx. 9-10 hours
From centrally located Budapest hotels.
(Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.) In case of no pick up, the meeting point is PROGRAM CENTRUM office (Budapest 1051, József Attila utca 24.)
The tour ends in Budapest at the boat station (depends on the seasonality).
You will be picked up from your hotel in a van, taking you a little away from Budapest. On this tour, you will visit:
• Esztergom: A former royal town, it was the first capital of the country and has been the seat of kings and archbishops for centuries. Visit the Basilica, considered one of the finest works of art to have survived from the Renaissance period.
• Visegrad: At one time the border of the Roman Empire, you can still see the ruins of Roman watchtowers along the Danube. The view from here is superb, encompassing the incomparable Danube Bend. There will be a photo stop here.
You will have lunch at Visegrad. It will be a three-course meal with wine. Here is an indicative menu: welcome drink, fried chicken or turkey with potatoes or rice. Dessert: Somloi Galuska and 1 cup wine and mineral water.
Proceeding further, you will visit:
• Szentendre: This town has a distinct Mediterranean feel to it. Its picturesque setting attracted many painters, sculptors and artists who lived and still live in Szentendre. The town is home to several galleries, workshops, exhibition centres and museums. Here you will also visit Caprice, the Hungarian jewellery museum, a factory, and see a jewellery exhibition and a multimedia presentation.
The tour ends at the boat station or Erzsebet Square.
Please note: Between October and April, you will return to Budapest by Van. Also, between May and September, you may again need to return by Van due to low water levels. And the tour ends at Erzsebet square.
Please call the tour operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm the pick up details.
During winter between October and April, you will return to Budapest by Van. Also, between May and September, you may again need to return by Van due to low water levels. And the tour ends at Erzsebet square.
The trip was very well organised and on time, the lunch was delicious and the cruise enjoyable....DILIP KULKARNI, India, 01/Jun/2015
Was picked up on time at our apartment by taxicab and brought to central office to meet guide and minibus. Our guide Imre was excellent. He was friendly, spoke clear English and...Joseph Abaya, United States, 23/Mar/2015
The tour guide was very accommodating. He took the time to stop and allow photographs of Roman ruins, which was not part of the tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and at...William Arthur Paquette, United States, 04/Jul/2013
Great day visiting three villages not very far from Budapest. We had a private tour as we were the only travellers. Would definitely recommend if you are spending a few days in Budapest.