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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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Castle Hill, Szt. István tér, Esztergom, Hungary
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Budapest Danube Bend Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Budapest Danube Bend Full-Day Tour with Lunch

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Discover the sights of the Danube Bend in one trip on this full-day tour from Budapest. Drive across the border into Slovakia, and visit Esztergom’s green-domed Basilica, the seat of Hungary’s Catholic church. Then, admire the Danube views from hilltop Visegrad Castle and enjoy a guided stroll around cobbled Szentendre, famous for its art shops. Hotel pickup, lunch, and return transport, with a Danube boat ride back to Budapest (May-September), are included.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.92
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$79.92
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Danube Bend: Day trip from Budapest

Danube Bend: Day trip from Budapest

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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, and between May and September, a boat ride from Szentendre to Budapest.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$66.80
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Private All Day Danube Bend Tour From Budapest with lunch and cruise

Private All Day Danube Bend Tour From Budapest with lunch and cruise

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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$115.39
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Danube Bend Private All Day Tour with Lunch, with entrance fees and cruise

Danube Bend Private All Day Tour with Lunch, with entrance fees and cruise

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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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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$106.33
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Danube Bend Full-Day Private Tour From Budapest

Danube Bend Full-Day Private Tour From Budapest

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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.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$496.21
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Private Danube Bend Day Trip from Budapest

Private Danube Bend Day Trip from Budapest

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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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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$440.00
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Vertical Wine Tasting&History Countryside Tour from Budapest with Lunch and more

Vertical Wine Tasting&History Countryside Tour from Budapest with Lunch and more

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Explore Hungary's largest basilica before tasting the best wines of the region in a family-run vineyard. Afterwards, you will dine in a local restaurant for an authentic Hungarian dish, before sampling a traditional drink "Palinka". See the breathtaking view from the dome of the basilica, 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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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.73
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Private Danube Bend tour - full day

Private Danube Bend tour - full day

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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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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$296.59
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Danube Bend Privately with full board

Danube Bend Privately with full board

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$324.13
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Full-Day Danube Bend Private Tour by car from Budapest

Full-Day Danube Bend Private Tour by car from Budapest

I’ll take you to the northern part of Hungary, the Danube Bend region is the most beautiful and the most romantic part of Hungary. That’s where the Danube loops south, it’s surrounded by amazing hills and mountains forming a heart shape. We’ll see lovely little towns which once had been of great historical importance. The Danube Bend tour is about Hungary’s history and culture and it’s also about the picturesque views all along the Danube river.
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  • 7 hours
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$570.48
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On the shore of the blue Danube, private guide and entries in the Danube Bend!

On the shore of the blue Danube, private guide and entries in the Danube Bend!

Visit the fabulous Danube Bend, which is on the tentative list for UNESCO World Heritage status. The Danube Bend is full of natural beauty and history. Visit it together Esztergom, which was once the coronation town of the country, and admire the treasures of the Primate Church of Hungary. Visit the medieval castle of the Árpád-dynasty and learn all about the middle ages in Hungary. See the newly restored Turkish mosque of Esztergom. Walk in the amazing Upper Castle of Visegrad, which was had its heydays in the 14th century, when Anjou Charles Robert seated here. On Wednesdays and Saturdays knight joust is held in Visegrad Lower Castle, ask for dates before booking, when interested. Wander on the narrow streets of the picturesque Mediterranean settlement of Szentendre, the home of galleries and painters, coffees, enchating baroque houses, souveneer shops, restaurants and tiny churches.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$203.68
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3 day in Hungary with full board Package

3 day in Hungary with full board Package

Do you have only three days in Hungary, but would like to see and enjoy the real Hungarian experience? We will show you now! Let's see Budapest, the picturesque Danube Bend and the unmissable Lake Balaton! We are happy to make changes on our plan along your requests!
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$715.68
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Full Day Guided Private Tour Around The Legendary Danube Bend

Full Day Guided Private Tour Around The Legendary Danube Bend

Follow the path of Hungarian kings and amazing legends of the Middle ages The Danube Bend is at North from Budapest, a spectacular natural area with old ruins and historical attractions. The tour visits the main points of the Bend through stories from the Hungarian Middle ages and Renaissance. The three cities we visit are Esztergom, Visegrád, and Szentendre. A religious, a royal and an artistic center of Hungary.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$313.77
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Danube Bend Flight by Private Plane from Budapest

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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$363.80
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Should I book Esztergom tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Esztergom can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Esztergom 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Esztergom costs USD 66.80. Guided Esztergom tours start around USD 66.80 per person.
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