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Private Tour

Excursion to the Danube Bend

Visit the beautiful Hungarian cities and towns that have made the Danube Bend so famous.
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Things to know

Duration:

8 hrs

Suitable for:

Culture Vulture, Family, Friends, History Buffs

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Tickets included:

Entrance to Visegrad Castle 

Type of tour:

Excursion with Driver tour - you will have your own luxury private vehicle accompanying you throughout the tour.

Other inclusions:

  • Transport to the best sites on the Danube Bend
  • Gratuities optional
Meeting points: At the obelisk by the entrance to St Stephen's Basilica

What makes this tour special

Escape the hustle & bustle of Budapest, and experience the towns and cities that have made the stetch of the Danube Bend so famous. 

The Danube Bend

As the second longest river in Europe, the Danube flows south-easterly 1,770 miles from Germany’s Black Forest mountains to pass through ten countries - more than any other river on Earth - before it empties into the Black Sea. With a watershed area of more than 315,000 miles, the Danube boasts around 30 tributaries of which most are dammed - at last count total dam tally was 700. More than 83-million people live in the river basin, with around 20-million people relying on the Danube for drinking water. 

For centuries, people have depended on this vital artery for trade and transport, for drinking water and fertile soils, for energy and food. Approximately one-third of the Danube River passes through Hungary’s borders and in Budapest the sympathetic repurposing of wharf buildings, warehouses and old boat-yards is a sign that the city has loosened the chokehold of industry on this resplendent river. Designated a UNESCO Heritage site in 1991, the listed treasures along the banks are many and include the Szechenyi Chain Bridge, the Liberty Bridge, Buda Castle Hill, Matthias Church, the Hungarian Parliament Building, and bloom-filled Margaret Island.

Meandering the Danube 

The trip begins when you are picked up from your hotel or a prearranged meeting point. During the tour you will visit Esztergom, a town located 46km north of Budapest, which is home to the majestic Esztergom Basilica; the oldest church in Hungary, and the centre of the Roman Catholic faith in the country for centuries. 

On your private excursion, meander majestically as you gaze at scenery long-defined by wistful nostalgia, but within a country that very much looks to the future. A vast array of wildlife is supported by the Danube with  42 species of mammals, including otters, minks and European polecats, and 85 types of fish, including five species of sturgeon, a part of the River’s rich biodiversity.   As you drive, be sure to ask your guide about the ways the river was immortalized in the classic Strauss waltz, which has made an appearance in dozens of movies, and appropriated into film scores and songs. 

You will also pay a visit to Visegrad a famous castle town containing a 13th century citadel with palace ruins originally built in the Renaissance style. Your exclusive tour will end in Szentendre, a cultural hotbed with a selection of different art museums, galleries and churches.

What you'll see

Esztergom
A short drive from Budapest, this ancient town's majestic basilica is the largest building in Hungary.
Visegrád
A small castle town just north of Budapest on the Danube bend, famed for its 13th century citadel.
Szentendre
The popular riverside town of Szentendre is a cultural hotspot, with an array of different art museums, galleries and churches.

FAQ

QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.

Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.

For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.

Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.

To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Touriocity, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.

Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to <hello@tourioicity.com> or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QAm I able to book more than one tour?
AAbsolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).

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