Esztergom Tours

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Esztergom
Located about 30 miles northwest of Budapest, Esztergom sits on the right bank of the Danube River where it forms the border between Hungary and Slovakia. It makes a perfect day trip from Budapest. The city was the capital of Hungary from the 10th century to the middle of the 13th century and is currently the seat of the Roman Catholic Church in the country. 

The most popular sight in Esztergom is the Esztergom Basilica, the largest church in Hungary. Standing atop Castle Hill, entrance to the church is free, but visitors must pay extra to visit the crypts, cupola and treasury. Next to the Basilica is the Castle Museum, which is free and well worth a visit – especially for its views over the Danube. The Christian Museum can be found in the Primate’s Palace and boasts the largest collection of ecclesiastical objects in all of Hungary. If time permits, check out the Balint Balatta Museum, featuring displays on local and regional history.

Practical Info

To reach Esztergom from Budapest, take a local train from Budapest’s Nyugati train station or take the bus from the Arpad Bridge Volan bus station in Pest. The train station in Esztergom is about a 30-minute walk from the center of town, while the bus station is right in the town center. A more interesting route would be to take a EuroCity train from Budapest’s Keleti train station to Sturovo in Slovakia and then walk a short distance to Esztergom over a bridge crossing the Danube.
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Danube Bend Day Trip from Budapest

Discover the dreamy landscapes of the Danube Bend, the most scenic stretch of the Danube River, on this full-day tour from Budapest. Escape the capital for a scenic drive through the countryside, stopping in Visegrad, admire the neoclassical cathedral of Esztergom from outside and browse the handicrafts shops of Szentendre. After tucking into a delicious 3-course lunch (included), hop aboard for a romantic cruise along the Danube River and sail back to the capital by boat.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Danube Bend tour: The cradle of Hungary

Your first stop takes you to the Esztergom Basilica—one of the largest churches in the world. Explore the adjacent treasury (optional), home to a rich ecclesiastical collection of gold and silver objects studded with sparkling jewels. We cross the river and the border to Slovakia to have the stunning view from the opposite side. Continue to Visegrád Castle and take in spectacular views of lush hills and the curve of the river. Sit back and relax in a local restaurant and feast on a 3-course Hungarian lunch before moving on.  We stop at Solomon Tower, once the prison of Count Dracula.Arrive in the delightful baroque town of Szentendre. Walk the enchanting cobbled streets lined by art galleries, craft shops, and cafés. Return to central Budapest by a riverboat during the summer, or in the comfort of your luxury coach in winter.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Private Danube Bend Day Trip from Budapest

Enjoy a day trip from Budapest to the Danube Bend, a curve in the Danube River known for its natural beauty and surrounding historical attractions. Travel about an hour north of Budapest to Visegrad by private vehicle, letting your driver worry about navigating while you relax and admire the scenery. See royal landmarks, learn about the medieval history of the region, and visit towns like Esztergom, the former capital of Hungary, and Szentendre, known for its art galleries.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Helicopter Tour: Budapest Little Danube Bend and Esztergom Flight Including Transfers

View the Little Danube Bend and Hungarian towns from above on a private helicopter tour from Budapest. Follow the River Danube through Budapest before tracing its path through the charming towns of Szentendre and Visegrád, the latter nestled into the loop of the river called the Little Bend. Finally, gaze down over Esztergom, whose domed basilica overlooks the river. A glass of Champagne before your flight, and private round-trip hotel transfers are included.
  • Duration: 55 minutes
  • Duration: 55 minutes
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2-day private from Vienna to Budapest through Slovakia - High Tatras

Use Vienna as a jumping-off point to continue your travels around Europe—and visit both Slovakia and Hungary—on this private tour. Following pickup from your Vienna hotel, spend the first day in Slovakia. Drive to the capital of Bratislava, tour farms and castles, and explore the picturesque High Tatras Mountains. After an overnight stay at a mountain hotel, take a cable car to Slovakia’s highest point (own expense), and visit the UNESCO-listed village of Vlkolinec. Arrive at Budapest in the evening, where you’ll finish the tour at your local hotel.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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Private Danube Bend tour - full day

Visit the three most beautiful cities of the Danube Bend Historical tour of Hungary. Have a wonderful walk along the ”Blue Danube”. From Budapest we travel directly to the former Hungarian capital: Esztergom (headquarters of the Catholic Church and burial of the great Hungarian Cardinals, as Cardinal Mindszenty), where the largest Basilica in Hungary. At the top of Castle Hill one sees a panoramic view to the Danube and opposite bank of the river you can see Slovakia. After traveling to Visegrád to visit the former royal residence (includes entrance), The Castle of Visegrád, where you can admire the breathtaking panoramic view of the Danube Bend.After visiting the fort, we have a lunch in a typical Hungarian restaurant. After lunch we continue to the city of artists, Szentendre. After a walking tour of the old city have the opportunity to shop or visit the Margit Kovács Museum.We would appreciate if you provide us your mobile number in order to contact you in case of any change
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Hungary Danube Bend day tour by car

Let us show you around the scenic Danube Bend, understandably the most visited spot in Hungary after Budapest. We take you through Hungary’s turbulent medieval history with the help of three cities. Fortresses, fascinating landscapes, a near-Mediterranean town, and more.Itinerary: Esztergom, the former capital of the historical Hungarian Kingdom awaits you with its fortress and grandiose basilica. We take you to a quick photo stop to our northern neighbor Slovakia, to marvel at the impressive view of Hungary’s largest church.Then we drive to Visegrád where you’ll see why this part of the Danube Bend was the favorite spot of royalty. The panoramic view from the hills and fortress of Visegrád is absolutely captivating. In Visegrád we include a lunch break at a nearby restaurant, too. To round off our trip, we visit the charming town of Szentendre. Along its cobblestone streets we'll reveal its cultural diversity and the reason why it is called the 'town of artists'.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private 2-day tour from Bratislava to Budapest through High Tatras

Take the scenic route from Bratislava in Slovakia to Budapest in Hungary on this 2-day one-way tour. Travel in the comfort of a private vehicle and stop as many times as you like to admire the views and take photos at Strbske pleso lake, Strecno Castle, and Cicmany Village. Highlights include the UNESCO-listed village of Vlkolinec and the view from Lomnicky, the highest peak in Slovakia’s High Tatlas Mountains.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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Danube Bend Privately with full board

This is a very intensive, and informative day! Visiting 3 cities and gorgeous country views! You also spend enough time with our live guides so they can show you hidden gems, and present you the history of each sites and periods in smooth and funny way! Fully private so up to your interests we offer big liberty and side options!
  • Duration: 6 to 9 hours
  • Duration: 6 to 9 hours
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Bratislava-Budapest One-Way Sightseeing Transfer

Visit the Danube Bend area, towns of Komarno and Győr, and the Basilica of Esztergom on your transfer from Bratislava to Budapest.Join our fun and easy-going road trip from Bratislava to Budapest. We travel through the countryside and enjoy the atmosphere of the cute little towns of Győr, Komarno and Szentendre with views to the Danube River always on our side. We’ll bring you to places you’d never visit in one day and help you discover the Hungarian and Slovakian countryside in the best possible way.Our knowledgeable local tour guides take a small group, maximum of 15 people, for a fun-filled 10-hour road trip from Bratislava to Budapest. You will learn about the history, culture, and most importantly the people of Hungary and Slovakia.This tour is available for opposite direction at:
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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