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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.

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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.
Address: Esztergom, Hungary
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Historical & Heritage Tours

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Wine Tasting&History DayTour from Budapest to Danube Bend with Lunch and Palinka

Do you like wine tasting and history? We created a unique tour for you! You will have a chance, to visit Hungary biggest basilica in Esztergom, see the breathtaking view from the dome, over the Danube Bend. Discover the artwork of the medieval masters. You can visit old wine cellars and some of the region best vineyard, where we organised a wine tasting for you from organic and ordinary wine selection. We will introduce to you the famous Hungarian spirit of Pálinka by samples of 4 different flavours, accompanied by the popular dish called Lecso. If there is one trip outside of Budapest for explorers, who likes wine, history and culture, that you should make a point of trying, its this!
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Danube Bend Day Trip from Budapest including Lunch

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.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours

Cultural Tours

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Private All Day Danube Bend Tour From Budapest with lunch

Visiting the Danube cities of Esztergom, Visegrad, and Szentendre from Budapest in one day is tricky without a car. On this private full-day tour, travel to all three in an air-conditioned vehicle. Accompanied by a guide, explore the cathedral in Esztergom. Take in the views in Visegrad and enjoy a local lunch. Stroll through the scenic streets of Szentendre. During the warmer months, take a river cruise back to Budapest.
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  • 8 hours
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Day Cruises

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Budapest Danube Bend Private Full-Day Tour with Lunch

If you have free day in Budapest, visiting the Danube Bend — a famous loop in the river — is essential. This private day trip makes it easy: with time to admire this beauty spot and three nearby attractions. Visit the green-domed Esztergom Basilica overlooking the river; admire the bend views from hilltop Visegrad; and enjoy the cobbled artists’ town of Szentendre. Includes lunch and private transport, plus a river cruise from Szentendre to Budapest between April-September.
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Walking Tours

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Danube Bend tour: The cradle of Hungary

Explore both Hungary and Slovakia by crossing the Danube River in this tour. Benefit from guided commentary about the history and culture of each country while you travel, learning much more than you would simply exploring on your own. Highlights include the Esztergom Basilica, Visegrád Castle, Solomon Tower, and the baroque town of Szentendre. A 3-course Hungarian lunch and round-trip transportation from Budapest (by bus and (seasonally) boat) are included.
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Cultural Tours

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Bratislava-Budapest One-Way Sightseeing Transfer

Visit the Danube Bend area, the scenic town of 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 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:
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Historical & Heritage Tours

Danube Bend Tour from Budapest

Visit the Danube Bend towns of Esztergom, Visegrád, and Szentendre on a day trip from Budapest. Trace the ‘Blue Danube’ northward and dip into these three historical towns in turn. Tour Esztergom Basilica, experience bird’s-eye Danube Valley views from the hill of Visegrád citadel, and discover the cobbled lanes, baroque houses, and museums of Szentendre. Includes air-conditioned transport, central hotel pickup, and between May and September, a boat ride from Szentendre to Budapest.
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  • 8 hours
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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!
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  • 6 to 9 hours
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Cultural Tours

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.
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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.
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Cultural Tours

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Private Danube Bend tour - full day

Leave the crowds of Budapest behind and discover the cultural treasures of the Danube Bend on a private 8-hour tour. Combining culture, history, and art, the excursion is perfect for travelers who want a holistic look and Hungary. With transportation, lunch, and entrance fees already covered, you’re free to skip the planning and enjoy the adventure. Itinerary highlights include the Esztergom Basilica, Visegrad Citadel, and Szamos Marzipan Workshop.
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Multi-day Tours

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.
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Air Tours

Danube Bend Flight by Private Plane from Budapest

Fly in a private plane over the Little Danube Bend and Hungary’s rolling countryside on this private air tour from Budapest. Trace the Danube north from Budapest to Szentendre and Visegrád, admiring forested hills and nature reserves. Then, soar over the scenic river bend known as the Little Danube Bend before circling above the Basilica and Castle at Esztergom. Your experience includes return hotel transfers, plus a pre-flight glass of Champagne.
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  • 55 minutes
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Helicopter Tours

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.
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  • 55 minutes
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Historical & Heritage Tours

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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'.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Multi-day Tours

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Vienna to Budapest Bike Rental 7 Day All Inclusive Package

Rent out your own Bike Package from Vienna or Budapest and embark on a Self-Guided 7 Day Tour following the Danube River. Our all-inclusive 7-day Bike Rental Package includes everything that you will need for your journey, including pick up or delivery of bikes in Budapest or Vienna.
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  • 7 days
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