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Enjoyable, but I would have preferred to skip the visit to the diamond workshop and spend more time in Szentendre!
Good value guided tour with knowledgeable guide. Town was an interesting experience, and the Danube River cruise back was very pleasant.
To be recommended. However, we would have preferred a little more time sightseeing. Nevertheless, worth doing.
The tour was well organised, and we will now use Viator as our first choice for other tours.
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.
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.
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.
The main reason for the disappointing rating was that we were late setting off on the trip, as the bus was late due to a run round the city, but this could have been planned for. Also, the jewelry stop at Caprice was supposed to be 30 minutes, and we were over an hour, and therefore only got about 2 hours in Szentendre. The tour would be better without the jewelry stop, as this was not very informative and a very uncomfortable 'hard' sell. The time spent in Szentendre was very enjoyable, but too short.
The hour-long river cruise back to Budapest was not that interesting, and we had to be at the pier 30 minutes before the cruise started. This only left a little more than two hours at the town.