Private Excursion to the Danube Bend inc Transport

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API Provider: Rezdy and Redeam
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Location: Budapest
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 8.0 hours
Trip difficulty: Moderate
Max Group Size: 6
Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/New_York
Highlights Enjoy a scenic drive towards Esztergom
Snap pictures of the majestic Esztergom Basilica, the oldest church in Hungary
See the Danube Bend from a multitude of angles
Visit Visegrad, a famous and picturesque castle town
End your tour at Szentendre, which is full of art museums, galleries, and churches
Summary
Visit the beautiful Hungarian cities and towns that have made the Danube Bend so famous
Description

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

 - Enjoy a scenic drive towards Esztergom
 - Snap pictures of the majestic Esztergom Basilica, the oldest church in Hungary
 - See the Danube Bend from a multitude of angles
 - Visit Visegrad, a famous and picturesque castle town
 - End your tour at Szentendre, which is full of art museums, galleries, and churches
 - Enjoy a drive back to your hotel

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 immortalised 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

Included Entrance to Visegrad Castle
Private Transportation throughout your tour
A friendly, professional tour guide for your own private group
Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places
Excluded Cost of hotel pick up/drop off. your guide will accompany you in A taxi or by public transport.,Food and drink
Food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend local favourites along the way
Gratuities (optional)
Know before you book This is a driving tour although some walking is involved
Cost of transportation on the day is included
Know before you go Please bring comfortable walking shoes
Please bring any medical requirements you need throughout the day
In summer, please remember to bring a hat, sunscreen and plenty of water
Additional Information Not wheelchair accessible
Health Items Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off 48 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 6 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Season:

Season: From 01-06-2020 To 01-04-2021
Sunday 09:00
Monday 09:00
Tuesday 09:00
Wednesday 09:00
Thursday 09:00
Friday 09:00
Saturday 09:00

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 47.50089, 19.05401
Address: Szent István tér 1, Budapest, 1051, HU
Notes: At the obelisk by the entrance to St Stephen's Basilica
Start Location Notes Szent István tér 1, Budapest, 1051, HU
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 40.7025714, -73.99056
Address: 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Notes:
Start Location Notes Szent István tér 1, Budapest, 1051, HU
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

Pricing

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FAQ

Will there be other people on the tour or is it just us?

All 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.,

Are entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?

In 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 or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

What is your cancellation policy?

On 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 or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

Who do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?

At 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 or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

Am I able to book more than one tour?

Absolutely, 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 or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

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