Visegrad Tours

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Visegrad
Located about 25 miles north of Budapest, Visegrad is a tiny castle town on the banks of the Danube River. It makes a nice day trip from Budapest, but is also worth a couple days in its own right, as it makes a great base for hiking and other adventure sports in the surrounding area. Visegrad was first mentioned in the history books more than 1,000 years ago and was a Roman stronghold in the time of Constantine the Great. The Turks destroyed most of the town in 1543, but it gradually rose again and regained town status in 2000. 

One of the most popular sites in Visegrad is the Royal Palace, originally built in the 14th century and reconstructed in a Renaissance style by King Matthias Corvinus in the 15th century. The palace felt into ruin after the Turkish occupation of Visegrad and eventually became completely buried. Excavations began in 1934 and today the reconstructed palace is open to the public and includes exhibits on its long history.

The Citadel, or Upper Castle, was built by King Bela IV in the 13th century to defend against the Mongols and is also open to the public. The Solomon Tower, which is part of the Lower Castle, also dates to the 13th century and today is home to exhibits of Gothic and Renaissance artifacts discovered in Visegrad. Climbing the tower offers great views of the surrounding area.

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Visegrad is easily accessible from Budapest by bus, train and boat. Hydrofoils leave from Vigado ter in Pest and from Batthyany ter in Buda once a day between April and September and take about an hour. A cheaper (but less scenic) option is to take the train from the Nyugati train station to Nagymaros-Visegrad and then hop a five-minute ferry across the Danube to Visegrad. The train runs every hour and takes about 40-60 minutes. Finally, you might catch a bus from the Arpad hid bus station, which takes about 80 minutes, departing every 20-60 minutes.
Address: Visegrad, Hungary
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Private River Tour with Visegrad Castle and Szentendre Town

Travel back in time to the 15th-century on a 6- to 8-hour private tour to Szentendre. Private transportation carries you away from your Budapest hotel and along the Danube to Visegrad Fortress. Free from the constraints of a regimented group tour, you’re free to explore the fortress and charming streets of the Baroque Hungarian town independently and at your own pace. When you’re ready, unwind on the return journey to the city.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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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 Full-Day Private Tour From Budapest

Discover the highlights of the Danube Bend on a private tour from Budapest. Travel north to this scenic region, where the River Danube loops through hills, and visit historical Esztergom, Visegrád, and Szentendre. Admire Esztergom Basilica, visit the Royal Palace and Citadel at Visegrád, and explore Szentendre’s cobbled streets, baroque architecture, and arty shops. Includes lunch in Visegrád, an optional summer boat trip from Szentendre back to Budapest, plus private air-conditioned transport.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Szentendre & Visegrád tour

For travelers with a few days in Budapest, it's easy to get wrapped up in the bustle of the city, and forget to explore the quaint towns nearby. Visit two lovely towns outside the city on this private day trip from Budapest. After hotel pickup, head to Szentendre and Visegrád to wander medieval streets, and see the Danube Bend from a scenic lookout. End your day with a stop at a museum, or some shopping—it's up to you.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 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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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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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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