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the guide was very informative, and even on his break sat with us as we drank hot chocolate and tasted wonderful pastries. It was a great tour
very good tour guide, interesting town and nice trip back on the Danube.
Very good. A 4 hour trip is an ideal getaway from the city. Seeing the Danube bend is indeed a special treat and Szentendre is very quaint. The tour guide was superb and very informative.
This was a lovely trip --- lots of very interesting information about the areas we passed through and about Hungary in general. I really appreciated the taxi pick up to take me to the bus.
Good shopping time at Szentendre and the cruise back was also very enjoyable.
This was our second visit to Budapest and our second time on this wonderful trip to see the lovely village of Szentendre. This is such a pretty village and well worth a visit whilst spending time in Budapest, it makes for a nice change from the heart of city life too. Also included with the trip is a pass for a hop on and hop off boat ride on the Danube, this is a great way of seeing parts of Budapest along the river and although this trip is advertised as a half day trip with the boat trip ticket included you end up spending the whole day on the trip, which was great for us! I would recommend this trip.
Small tour group, did not follow the itinerary listed on Viator...is it out dated? The tour was very noce, however our guide was distracted by a colleague and we waited almost 10 minutes for directions regarding our meeting point in Szentendre.
Enjoyable, but I would have preferred to skip the visit to the diamond workshop and spend more time in Szentendre!
To be recommended. However, we would have preferred a little more time sightseeing. Nevertheless, worth doing.
Good value guided tour with knowledgeable guide. Town was an interesting experience, and the Danube River cruise back was very pleasant.
The tour was well organised, and we will now use Viator as our first choice for other tours.
I really wish we had been given a map showing the streets and where some of the highlights were.
It would have been nice to have another hour to explore Szentendre but worth while to see.
Szentendre is beautiful, but really a spot to buy, if you are a tourist, as there are shops after shops. Our tour guide did a favorable job of giving information on the bus to the artist town, and as we walked. But half of the trip was on your own to shop, which we had not expected. The ferry ride back to Budapest on the Danube would have been nicer if we hadn't just come off of a river cruise and had been on the Danube for a while. The ferry was full, crowded with people standing and the sun was at an angle that we could not see anything. If you haven't been on the Danube, and weren't bothered by a very crowded boat, and could see, you would see the bend in the Danube that is so famous, and which we did get a picture while passing.
The town of Szentendre is also, besides tons of shops, a very quaint and pictureque town.
Petty little town but tour disappointing, not as advertised. No jewelry demonstration, or art shops instead our time was take up with a included coffee cake stop not mentioned in advance.
Don't book on htis if you've gone on the Danube bend tour, as you've already done Szentendre. (local tour company) were very helpful and we substituted the jewish Synagogue and quarter tour AND the Parliament tour at no extra cost - both highly recommended, but a lot of walking on both.
This was a very long day on the bus for the amount of time we got to spend walking around enjoying the town. After being on tours for 2 weeks, it became just one more castle and one more church. Probably wouldn't do this again unless we were staying in the area overnight.
Overall, I enjoyed this excursion, but we were very put off by the 'extra' (mandatory) stop at Caprice diamond store for a 'presentation' on our way to Szentendre. It took a whole 45 minutes out of an already short day, leaving us only an hour and a hlaf in the town itself! We even had to ditch our guide before the end of his walk-around because we felt so pressured to see as much as possible before having to meet up with him again.
A great disappointment! It wasn't clear where to begin the tour, the trip was boring, and the river cruise was boring, there wasn't anything to see, until we returned to the site of Parliament building.
Dreadful tour and complete waste of money. Coach left 30 minutes late waiting for a French couple which meant we had 40 mins in Szentendre of which 20 mins is taken walking to and from the coach pick up point. So with 20 mins to sightsee Szentendre meant we didn't get to the museum nor see the town or shops - we only had time for a coffee. On the coach of 8 passengers we had 2 guides speaking French, German and English which meant we had driven past the point of interest by the time the guide translated both languages. The tour did not deliver what was set out in the itinerary, no museum, no jewelry centre and certainly not a half day trip.
We have had many Viator tours elsewhere and most were excellent. This is the second very poor tour we have taken in Budapest. We had the good luck to have only three couples but the bad luck to require three different languages. That could not be helped. After a while, hearing three languages becomes tedious. The bus drove 1 ¾ hours stopping once to let some people off which was not part of the Viator website tour description and only stopped for us for five minutes for a photo shoot of a beautiful place on the Danube and of a castle up on a hill. Most of the drive was through populated areas so they were not attractive. The stop was in a town called Visegrad which is not mentioned on the Viator website tour description. We then went to Szentendre and had 1 ¼ hours to walk around. There was no tour of anything though a tour of Caprice Jewelry center, Serb temples and baroque buildings were on the Viator website tour description and all the guide did was point to a few churches. She did not mention art shops though that, too, was mentioned on Viator website tour description. The entire city seems to be one long walking street of souvenir shops i.e. tourist traps. Prices were higher than in Budapest. The tour guide did recommend a place for coffee and pastry. Then we took about 30 minutes to drive back to Budapest. Though the Viator website says that after April 1 you could go back by boat on the Danube the tour guide did not even mention it. We took the tour on April 3. Previous customer reviews mentioned getting passes for a river boat cruise but none were offered. We were very disappointed.